How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

Date: 1999

Text: Psalm 84

Instrumentation: SATB choir and organ

Commission: Choir of the First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, Ohio for Robin McEwen

Dedication: For Robin McEwen

Premiere: 1st Presbyterian Church Choir. Nancy Wolcott, director. Bowling Green, OH. 5/9/99

New York Premiere: Voices of Ascension. Dennis Keene, conductor. Church of the Ascension. June 8, 2011.

Duration: 5′

Publication: contact composer

How Lovely score excerpt

Winner of the Sorel Medallion Choral Composition Contest 2011

Review: “the chorus’s gentle waves of sound were ideally suited to the piece by the third winner Marilyn Shrude, titled How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place, which mixed delicate uncertainty and swelling pulse.” Zachary Woolfe, New York Times. June 10, 2011.