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The Music of the Psalms

posted Aug 9, 2017, 5:23 AM by David Mitchell   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 6:21 AM ]
I'm grateful to those who have been asking recently about my transcriptions of the ancient music of the Psalms. So I've decided to put some of them here on the website. You can find them on the Music of the Psalms page. Others not featured on that page can be found in some of my articles. I'd like to transcribe all the Psalms in this way, with a commentary on aspects of the music and performance practice. But the time required is great. In the meantime, here is my transcription of Psalm 114. It's a key psalm for the interpretation of the te'amim (see the discussion in The Songs of Ascents, chapters 11 and 12). And it's a psalm I have given quite a bit of thought to. This is my latest understanding of it, in all its beautiful and majestic simplicity.
Psalm 114