Anthem of the Month – September 2021.


Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, by the American composer, Sarah Rimkus, a former Choral Scholar of St Machar’s , is a setting of the opening three verses of Psalm 113.

It is the third item in The St Machar Songbook - a commission for the 500th celebrations of Bishop Dunbar’s famously unique ceiling which has recently undergone restoration.

The setting is for voices with a drone on the organ. The voice parts, though in unison, make up an exciting, two-part canon. This is the first of the sixteen items in the Songbook to be performed, and it was first sung at the morning Service on 20th June this year.


Psalm 113 (St. Machar Songbook)