Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein

Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein


Composed By: Leonard Bernstein

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Voicing: SATB divisi



Language: Hebrew

Difficulty: difficult

Country: America

Solos: boy alto, soprano, alto, tenor, bass

Instruments: orchestra (or organ, harp and percussion)

Lyrics: Psalms

Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes

Year Composed/Published: 1965

Timing: 18:00

Tempo: various

First Line: Urah hanevel

description: By now, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms is probably the best known and most frequently performed Hebrew choral music. Published separately for chorus and piano, the first movement makes an effective stand-alone concert piece, and an excellent program opener. It can be performed with full orchestra (no woodwinds) or in a reduced version for organ, harp and percussion (one player).

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