8 Nov 2012

Stolz: Psalm 47

Stolz's postings of the Psalms continue with Psalm 47. This is one of my favourite of the Genevan melodies.

Although this is a lovely rendition, it seems to me that this psalm needs to be performed or sung at a brisker and more energetic pace, given its subject matter. I rather like this enthusiastic performance below:

Coincidentally, Psalm 47 was the Old Testament reading at our church this past sunday. My wife was the lector, and the choir sang this wonderful rendition by Ralph Vaughan Williams, which was followed by an inspiring sermon by the Rev. Dr. Clyde Ervine. You had to be there.

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