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A Journey of Two PsalmsThe Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition$
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Susan Gillingham

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199652419

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652419.001.0001

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Musical Interpretations

Musical Interpretations

(p.192) 8 Musical Interpretations
A Journey of Two Psalms

Susan Gillingham

Oxford University Press

Chapter 8 focuses on musical interpretations. Jewish examples include a reconstruction of Jewish cantillation of Psalm 1 by Mitchell, and, in the twentieth century, compositions for performance outside the synagogue (Weiner’s Yiddish version of Psalm 1 and Bernstein’s use of Psalm 2 in Chichester Psalms). Christian compositions are more prolific , especially from the sixteenth century onwards. Liturgical compositions include those by Merbecke, Tallis, Beale, and Elgar, and metrical psalms by Sternhold and Hopkins, Lawes, Tate and Brady, Watts, and Charles Wesley. Non-liturgical compositions include those by Schütz, Handel, and Mendelssohn. Twentieth-century liturgical examples include those in the Gelineau Psalter, Psalm Praise and Rachmaninov’s All Night Liturgy; modern compositions for the concert hall include Williams (Psalm 2) and Goodall (Psalm 1). The more secular musical ‘performance’ of both psalms, independent of either faith tradition, has made them more universally known.

Keywords:   Psalms, Jewish, Christian, musical interpretations, Jewish cantillation, Bernstein, Tallis, metrical psalms, synagogue, concert hall, psalters, liturgical psalms, Gelinau, Rachmaninov, Goodall

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