Psalm 114, (arr. Jacobson)

Psalm 114, (arr. Jacobson)

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Composed By: trad. Christian (Gregorian) and Jewish chants

arranged: Joshua Jacobson

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Voicing: unison choir(s)

Keyword interfaith

Event/Holiday: Festival

Language: Hebrew and Latin

Difficulty: easy

Country: America, Italy, Israel

Solos: optional

Instruments: none

Lyrics: Psalm 114

Publisher: Transcontinental

Year arranged: 1984

Timing: 3:40

Tempo: slow (free rhythm)

First Line: In exitu Israel de Aegypto, Betset Yisra’el mi-mitsrayim

description: This work juxtaposes two renditions of Psalm 114, both in plainchant. One is the “tonus peregrinus” Gregorian chant, the other is a Jewish chant found North Africa and many European communities. The remarkable similarity of the two traditions points to a common origin in pre-Christian Jerusalem. The work may be performed by alternating choirs, or by a soloist alternating with a choir, by a soloist singing the first half of each line and the chorus responding with the second half. I recommend following this piece attacca with “The Lord’s Wonders at the Exodus” by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory

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