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Psalm 23 (Aura Lea)

Adaptation and harmonization of "Aura Lea" (traditional) by George R. Poulton 1828-1867
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Psalm 23 (KJV), alt. James Siddons
Easy (Grades 1-3)
5 minutes
Classical music and Other
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts

This song features the traditional translation of Psalm 23 (KJV) set to the melody of the Civil War-era tune "Aura Lea." The photo shows the original 1861 title page of "Aura Lea." The piano accompaniment by composer/pianist James Siddons (2011) evokes the sound of pianos of a century ago in wooden churches and music halls.

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