“Out of the Depths, I Cry” (2012)
duration ca. 12:00
tuba, 13 gongs/tam-tams (1 player)
The supplicant’s Psalm 130 is a cry from the heart of deepest despair.
Out of the depths, I cry to you, Lord.
Hear my voice: let your ears be attentive to my supplications.
If you, Lord, should mark iniquities, who shall stand?
But there is forgiveness with thee, that you may be loved.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word do I hope.
My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
"Out of the Depths, I Cry" was premiered May 3, 2012, by Long Kwan, tuba and Karina Yau, percussion, at Hong Kong Baptist University's Academic Community Hall.