At our November 2015 concert, we were honored and privileged to be the first American choir to perform a fantastic new composition by British composer Owain Park entitled “The Wings of the Wind.” From the very beginnings of rehearsing the piece to performing it on stage, it was an exhilarating experience for us. The song is challenging, featuring complex rhythms and meters and dissonant harmonies. However, we were captured by the spirit and imagination of this work that speaks of the glory, power, and majesty of God. The text is a compilation of verses from the Book of Psalms, all of which paint a picture of God’s nature and character. In December 2015, we recorded and released a video of “The Wings of the Wind.” We would like to share this video with you and invite you to experience Owain Park’s imaginative sounds of God’s wonder and might.
He came flying upon the wings of the wind,
His pavilion round about him,
with dark water and thick clouds to cover him.
He brought forth clouds from the ends of the world:
and sent forth lightnings with the rain.
The Lord also thunder’d out of heav’n,
and the Highest gave his thunder,
The Lord thunder’d,
gave hailstones, and coals of fire.
For I will consider thy heavens,
even the works of thy fingers:
the moon and the stars which thou hast ordain’d.
All mine enemies whisper together against me:
even against me do they imagine this evil.
My heart panteth,
my strength hath fail’d me:
and the sight of mine eyes is gone from me.
Yea, even like as a dream when one awaketh,
Truth shall flourish out of the earth
and righteousness hath look’d down from heav’n.
Therefore my heart danceth for joy,
and in my song will I praise him.
–Book of Psalms