Category: Psalms / Tehillim

Barchi Nafshi (Ps 103:1-12)

Music and audio © Alexander Massey 10 June 2019

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Adonai S’fatai Tiftach (chant)

Music and audio © Alexander Massey 20 Oct 2014

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Psalm settings

Here are my 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 B’ruchah Haba’ah (Ps. 118:26; Song

Ki L’olam Chasdo (Ps 136)

Music and audio (rough draft) © Alexander Massey 12 Nov. 2018 Psalm 136 – Great Hallel– Hodu Ladonai Psalm 136, the ‘Great Hallel’, is often referred to by its opening words – ‘Hodu Ladonai’. My version is called Ki L’Olam

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Nigun Chakartani vaTeida – Nigun meditation on Psalm 139

Music & audio © Alexander Massey, 26 Oct 2018 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 searching and questioning, and wanting to

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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 Enjoy listening! Fuller commentary / essay coming soon – in the meantime, here are some brief

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Halleluyah No. 2 (Psalm 150)

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey, October 2011 Psalm 150 not only completes Book 5 of the Psalms (tehillim), but is the last of all the Psalms. As such, its message is particularly important as a summation – a vision

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V’shavti B’veit Adonai (Ps 23:6)

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 21 Sept 2015 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 days of my life. And I will dwell in the

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Ein Keloheinu No. 2

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 23 Oct 2016 There is none like our God: none like our Lord. There is none like our King: none like our Saviour. Who is like our God: who is like our Lord? Who

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Sh’ma Adonai Koli Ekra (Ps 27:7)

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 25 Sept 2016 Sh’ma Adonai koli ekra; v’choneini va’aneini. Hear, O Lord, when I call with my voice, and be gracious to me, and answer me. Zalman Shachter-Shalomi: “Listen, YaH, to the sound of

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