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PSALM 117 Hallelu et A-donay
by Michael Reid Winikoff

Solo and/or Unison Choir with Instrument Obbligato
and piano or organ
Hebrew or English Singing Text
Hallel - Festivals; concert

DURATION: 2:10                                                                      Purchase

  -- Listen/View - Fl, piano
  -- Listen Only - Ob, piano
  -- Listen - Picc Trpt, org

THE TEXT IN LITURGY - Psalm 117 occurs in Hallel, the special liturgy of praise and thanksgiving recited on most major and minor festivals, and comprised chiefly of psalms 113-118. 

THE MUSIC - This Psalm 117 rendition is written for practicality, flexibility and ease.  The complexities of this "neo-Baroque" style setting are confined to the instrumental solo and piano or organ accompaniment, although these are not exceedingly difficult.  The simplicity and range of the vocal line make it well-suited to children's voices.  As will be expected in the context of its various possible performance scenarios, the effect of this work can vary from intimate to grand in scale and feel, but should always be joyous and celebratory. 

PERFORMANCE - Psalm 117 can be performed entirely with solo voice, entirely with unison choir, or a combination of both.  Please see Adaptabilities for Psalm 117.

See also Psalm 93.

Praise the Lord all nations, praise Him all ye peoples;
For His mercy unto us is great, and the truth of the Lord forever endures.  Hallelujah.