A Conversation for 'Chichester Psalms' and 'Arias and Barcarolles' by Leonard Bernstein


Post 1


What language is the Chichester Psalms written in? I may be mistaken about which piece I sang in, but four or five years ago I took part in a concert in Germany - I distinctly remember learning to pronounce the words, and I thought it was in Arabic, or maybe Yiddish. If I am correct about this, then I am surprised that wasn't mentioned in the article, as it really does affect the sound of the piece, and of course the understanding of it.



Post 2

Charlie Muffin

At the top of the page it says it's in the original biblical hebrew. I expect that's what you wanted to know!

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