29 Sept 2016

Ali Ufki's Turkish Psalter: Psalm 2

As a young man, the Polish Reformed Christian Wojciech Bobowski (1610-1675) was abducted by the Tatars and sold to the Ottoman Sultan, whom he served as court translator, treasurer and composer. Taking on the name Ali Ufki, he translated the first fourteen of the Genevan Psalms into Turkish. Here is a performance of his version of the second Psalm: