SATB chorus with drum machine (1992)

In 1992, the Onion River Chorus solicited Vermont composers to write music using the text to the 137th Psalm (“by the waters of Babylon”). As an ostinato, I used the main riff from Iron Butterfly’s 1968 psychedelic anthem, “In-a-Gadda-da-Vida.” Then I added a drum machine to try to give the piece a rock ’n roll sensibility.