“The Lord’s Prayer”
From Psalm Space
Peg Luke’s Cool Projects Records / New Day Christian Distributors
(release date: August 16, 2019)
By Bob Marovich
Setting to music what is the most beloved prayer in Christendom is a humbling challenge. Peg Luke’s choral arrangement of “The Lord’s Prayer,” on which she contributes lithe and melodic flute work, meets the challenge. It is breathtakingly beautiful, a sung genuflection in the presence of majesty.
After an introduction of hushed flute and piano flourishes, the chorus intones weightless harmonic stanzas in alternating legato and staccato, pianissimo and fortissimo. Its pulse is like tranquil breathing, the singers witnessing in song the arrival of Christ.