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PSALM 29 Mizmor L'David
by Michael Reid Winikoff

Choir (SATB or TTBB) and Solo with optional organ or piano
Hebrew or English Singing Text
Shabbat Morning - Torah Service

DURATION: 3:40                                                                            Purchase

-- for SATB
Listen/View (with organ)
   Listen Only (faster load)

-- for TTBB
   Listen/View (a cappella)
   Listen Only (faster load)

THE TEXT IN LITURGY - In the Shabbat morning synagogue rite, the second procession of the scrolls at the conclusion of the Torah service is accompanied by recitation of Psalm 29 (and on weekdays Psalm 24). 

THE MUSIC - This rendition of Psalm 29 is patterned somewhat after a melody widely used in American synagogues, including the insertion of solo passages on certain verses.  The melody in this setting, while not fully consistent throughout, is nonetheless amenable to congregational singing.  The music's majestic mood and scope make it suitable for use when Shabbat coincides with Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur or other festivals. 

PERFORMANCE - This piece may be sung a cappella.  In performing the men's voice (TTBB) version, care must be taken to observe dynamic differences between parts in order to ensure that the melodic line comes through. 

Challenge level - 3 out of 6 stars