Psalm 122 (Samachti), Wolpe

Psalm 122 (Samachti), Wolpe

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Composed By: Stefan Wolpe

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Voicing: SATB (divisi)

Keyword Jerusalem

Language: Hebrew

Difficulty: moderate

Country: Israel, Germany, America

Solos: none

Instruments: none

Lyrics: Psalm 122

Publisher: Peer Music

Year Composed/Published: 1954

Tempo: moderately slow

Duration: 3:00

First Line: Samachti be’omrim li beyt adonay nelech (I was glad when they said unto me: Let us go up to the house of the Lord)

description: Wolpe fled the Nazi regime in Germany in 1933 and lived briefly in Jewish Palestine before coming to the United States. Wolpe’s Jewish compositions are much more conservative in style than most of his other works. This setting of Psalm 122 has a clear tonal center with varying textures and lovely lyrical lines.

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