William Ellison

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Born: 1949


William Harry Ellison was born in 1949, was raised in the Southwestern United States and graduated high school in late 1960’s. After high school, he went to college studying music performance, music composition, and music education and then joined the Army. After being discharged, he returned college studying music performance and education. Mr. Ellison taught high school band and played professionally throughout the American Southwest and Northwest. He achieved advanced degrees in Music Composition and Music Education, studying composition under Dr. Warner Hutchison, Dr. William “Doc” Tietze, and Dr. Lewis Spencer and Secondary Education in Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Arizona, and Washington state. While in the Northwest, Mr. Ellison started working in the technology fields in computer and network communications and security.

In 2015 Mr. Ellison moved back to the Southwest US returning to music performance and composition. He was commissioned in 2020 to set all 150 Psalms to contempoarary music. He is composing these Psalms for a variety of musical styles and accompaniments. Mr. Ellison’s wish is to have anyone who wants to perform any of the compositions to have full access to the music. All the compositions include score and full instrumentation. Mr. Ellison requests that you message him with who is performing the composition. Add and if the performance is for profit, that 1% of the profit go to help the needy and homeless.

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List of choral works

Listed by Psalm number
  • 1. The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked
  • 2. The Reign of the Lord's Anointed
  • 3. Save me, O my God
  • 4. Answer me when I call
  • 5. A Prayer for Guidance
  • 6. O Lord, Deliver My Life
  • 7. In You Do I Take Refuge
  • 8. How Majestic Is Your Name
  • 9a. Confitebor tibi - I will give praise to thee (Part 1)
  • 9b. Confitebor tibi - I will give praise to thee (Part 2)
  • 9c/10. Confitebor tibi - Why Do You Hide Yourself (Part 3)
  • 11. Faith in the Lord’s Protection
  • 12. Man’s Treachery and God’s Constancy
  • 13. Trust in the Salvation of the Lord
  • 14. The Fool Says, There Is No God
  • 15. Who May Live on Your Holy Mountain?
  • 16. Trust and Security in God

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