Reel 47

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Reel 47 (Hop Reel)

A tune composed whilst working on a choral piece, setting Psalm 47 to a commission for an American choir. The choir director requested the piece include an Irish style tune in it using the Dorian mode, so I came up with this, which the choir will lilt in between some of the Psalm verses! The mix of 4/4 and 6/4 bars places this in the category of a Hop Reel.