Tehillim

A study on Psalmi, inquiring the way to express them using a proper partiture according to Tradition*.

Rhythmic Batteries:

6 – Ad Matai? 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 (Usquequo?)
32 – Attah Seter li 1 2 2 3 2 2 (Refugium meum)
38 – Chamatekha 1 2 2 2 3 2 3 (In furore)
51 – Lev Tahor 3 2 2 2 3 (Miserere)
102 – Be Tzion Shem 3 2 3 3 2 3 (Annunciet in Sion)
130 – Ha-Azinam 2 2 4 4 2 2 (De profundis)
143 – Maher Aneny 3-6 (Velociter exaudi)

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*This study should be improved distinguishing the Psalmi in: Mizmor (just voice); Maskil (with Lyra) and ha-Maloth (with drums). A short essay is in preparation about this group of seven, that the Jewish tradition, especially in the humanistic age, has been calling “Poenitentiales”. They are still today in use, and also some esoterical Orders use them as purification tools before initiation process.

To a first deepening, here the link to a Michael Lefebvre’s essay of the Journal of Biblical Literature and to another one from Yeshivah Ben Tzion.

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