Music For The Day

The first movement from “Chichester Psalms” by Leonard Bernstein:


Performed here by the LA Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gerard Schwarz, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.

הָרִיעוּ לַיהוָה, כָּל־הָאָרֶץ.

עִבְדוּ אֶת־יְהוָה בְּשִׂמְחָה;

בֹּאוּ לְפָנָיו, בִּרְנָנָה.

דְּעוּ– כִּי יְהוָה, הוּא אֱלֹהִים:

Hari’u l’Adonai kol ha’arets.

Iv’du et Adonai b’simḥa

Bo’u l’fanav bir’nanah.

Du ki Adonai Hu Elohim.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands.

Serve the Lord with gladness.

Come before His presence with singing.

Know that the Lord, He is God.


More on the Chichester Psalms here.

Music For The Day

It’s Friday, it has been a long week, so I think that something melodic and uplifting is in order today.

The final movement of Dvořák’s Symphony no. 8, performed here by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Zubin Mehta.


My favourite performance of this piece was at a London Symphony Orchestra concert conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas several years ago, and of course the LSO’s famous brass section played the blazing fanfare sections exceedingly well.

Wishing all my readers a good weekend, whatever your plans may be.