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  • Johannespassion Our upcoming project in Holy Trinity is the Bach Johannespassion for Good Friday. Bach wrote this Passion setting over the winter of 1723 and 1724. Writing it was part of ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2016, 6:51 AM by David Mitchell
  • Messiah ben Joseph I'm coming to the end of Messiah ben Joseph, Chapter 11, and its associated large Appendix of apocalyptic midrashim. Apocalyptic midrash was a genre of Jewish writing about the ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2016, 2:14 PM by David Mitchell
  • Cavell Mass Cavell Mass is now available in all formats for those who are looking for it. This is a busy time of year for musical directors. The ICONEA Conference was fine ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2015, 2:46 PM by David Mitchell
  • ICONEA 2015 Professor Dumbrill has invited me to give a paper at next month's ICONEA 2015, that is, the International Conference for Near Eastern Archaeomusicology. It's on 15 and 16 ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2015, 9:02 AM by David Mitchell
  • 2015 Festival of Carols Right now, we are working toward our big Festival of Carols on December 13. We've got some nice new arrangements. I've done one of that great Austrian carol ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2015, 9:02 AM by David Mitchell
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My name is David Mitchell. I'm a Scottish musicologist, biblical theologian, and musical director. Bright Morning Star is my publication site.

Here you can find my new book on the Songs of Ascents. Or try the tabs at top or left to see other publications. You can also read some journal articles I've written. My current writing project is my book on Messiah ben Joseph, which is due out in Spring 2016.

Here too you can find out about my work as Director of Music in Holy Trinity Brussels. If you like, you can download some of my songs. My current main project in Holy Trinity is putting together our Bach Johannespassion for 25 March 2016, with an orchestra of young graduates from the Royal Conservatories of Belgium.

My blog is here to the right. I can be contacted at precentor at holytrinity.be.