Category: Psalms / Tehillim

Shiru Ladonai Shir Chadash (Ps 96)

(6 July 2019 – Recording coming soon.) BUY the sheet music – $3.95 (lead sheet) In Jewish scripture and liturgy we are often encouraged to ‘sing to the Lord a new song’. How many times can we sing a song

Society for Old Testament Study Conference, Oxford University 2019

Performance of Mah Gadlu by Worcester College Choir, and first performance of Barchi Nafshi by Alexander Massey and Matthew Faulk as part of the final Psalms Concert. The SOTS is “a learned society of professional scholars and others committed to

Barchi Nafshi (Ps 103:1-12)

Music and audio © Alexander Massey 10 June 2019 BUY the sheet music – $4.95 (voice & piano/guitar) Barchi nafshi et Adonai; v’chol k’ravai et sheim kod’sho. Barchi nafshi et Adonai v’al tishk’chi kol g’mulav. Hasoleiach l’chol avoneichi; harofei l’chol tachaluaichi; Hagoeil mishachat

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Adonai S’fatai Tiftach (chant)

Music and audio © Alexander Massey 20 Oct 2014 BUY the sheet music – $4.50 (2 copies @ $2.25)

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Psalm settings

Here are my (currently 15) musical settings of various complete psalms, some part psalms, and single psalm verses: Ashrei Ha’am (Ps. 89:16-19; SATB) – Rosh Hashanah; Parshat B’ha’alotecha – includes fun (optional) vocal ‘echoes’ in the chorus Barchi Nafshi (Ps

Ki L’olam Chasdo (Ps 136)

Music and audio (rough draft) © Alexander Massey 12 Nov. 2018 BUY the sheet music for SATB & pno – $11.25 (5 copies @ $2.25) BUY the sheet music for voice & pno – $4.95 Psalm 136 – Great Hallel–

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Nigun Chakartani vaTeida – Nigun meditation on Psalm 139

Music & audio © Alexander Massey, 26 Oct 2018 BUY the sheet music – $1.95 Music’s role is often to express or explore what cannot be put into words. I wrote this nigun at a time when I found myself soul

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Nir’eh Or – ‘In Your light, we see light’

Psalm 36: 8-10 – Music and audio © Alexander Massey 16 Sept 2018 Music, English lyrics & audio © Alexander Massey 16 Sept 2018 BUY the sheet music (voice & pno/guit) – $4.95 Enjoy listening! Fuller commentary / essay coming

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Halleluyah No. 2 (Psalm 150)

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey, October 2011 BUY the sheet music (SATB & pno + soloist) – $13.50 (6 copies @ $2.25) Psalm 150 not only completes Book 5 of the Psalms (tehillim), but is the last of all

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V’shavti B’veit Adonai (Ps 23:6)

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 21 Sept 2015 BUY the sheet music – $4.50 (2 copies @ $2.25) Ach, tov vachesed yird’funi kol y’mei chayai; v’shavti b’veit Adonai l’orech yamim. Surely, goodness and mercy will follow me all the

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