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  • Messiah ben Joseph The book on Messiah ben Joseph is now at chapter ten. Progress is speedy, but it's fair to say that I have been collecting the material for 20 years ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2015, 3:25 PM by David Mitchell
  • SOTS Conference I'm looking forward to attending the Society of Old Testament Studies Conference in Edinburgh in two weeks. Edinburgh will always be one of my favourite cities. (I lived ten ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2015, 2:08 PM by David Mitchell
  • Avant-première of Cavell Mass in G The Cavell Mass in G received its avant-première performance yesterday morning. It was done without the Credo, because the first complete performance is reserved for 10 October. It worked ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2015, 10:02 PM by David Mitchell
  • On the way Cavell Mass bowing duly worked thru. First performance in Holy Trinity on Sunday morning 28 June. What else is new? The Songs of Ascents is starting its journey toward hardback
    Posted Jun 13, 2015, 1:48 PM by David Mitchell
  • Next... Now that the Cavell Mass is done, I'm meeting with our great concertmaster, Katja Katanova, next Tuesday to work thru some bowing issues. In the meantime, I have been ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2015, 1:35 AM by David Mitchell
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My name is David Mitchell. I'm a musicologist and biblical scholar specialising in the Book of Psalms. Bright Morning Star is my publication site.

Here you can find out about my new book on the Songs of Ascents. Or try the tabs at top or left to see other publications. You can read for free some journal articles I've written.

Here you can also find out about my work as Director of Music in Holy Trinity Brussels. If you like, you can download some of my hymns and songs for free. My current project in Holy Trinity is producing my new Cavell Mass, commissioned for the Edith Cavell Commemoration on 10 October 2015, where I will direct it together with Haydn's great Mass in Troubled Times.

When not busy in Holy Trinity, my other project is my book on Messiah ben Joseph

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