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The 150 Psalms contain some of the most inspiring lines in the Old Testament: Psalm 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd” and Psalm 121 “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills”. Yet few know them as a set, and this recording, in Alex Jennings’ clear performance, allows us to consider them as a whole. They are not all uplifting and comfortable. Many involve darker sentiments of revenge or punishment; many appear to be by David or about David; others are To the chief Musician upon Gittith. Their variety is part of their ...

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The 150 Psalms contain some of the most inspiring lines in the Old Testament: Psalm 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd” and Psalm 121 “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills”. Yet few know them as a set, and this recording, in Alex Jennings’ clear performance, allows us to consider them as a whole. They are not all uplifting and comfortable. Many involve darker sentiments of revenge or punishment; many appear to be by David or about David; others are To the chief Musician upon Gittith. Their variety is part of their strength and their power, especially in the magisterial language of the King James Bible used here. They are presented with English choral music from the 16th and 17th centuries.

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The Psalms are lovely-lyrical, wise, and life-affirming. The selections of English choral music from the 16th and 17th centuries are a gorgeous accompaniment to the language of King James's court. It's been assumed that King David wrote the psalms over the course of his lifetime. A gifted musician himself, he wrote, it is believed, some of these poems as lyrics to the chief musician of his kingdom/court, Gittith. As read by Alex Jennings, the works have transcended time and entered into the ages with grace. Trained as an actor at Bristol's Old Vic Theatre Company, Jennings has spent much of his career playing roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company. His control of tone, breath, and diction is wonderful, making this listening experience a pleasure. The production quality is excellent. The Psalms should be purchased by libraries with large audio collections and as interest warrants; a very good addition to Jewish, biblical, and religious collections.-Pam Kingsbury, Univ. of North Alabama, Florence Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789626343524
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 4 CDs, 5 hours
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Jennings trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company and has played numerous leading roles in Royal Shakespeare Company productions including Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure, Richard III, Peer Gynt, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing. His film credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Derek Jarman’s War Requiem, and The Wings of the Dove.

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  • Posted November 22, 2009

    Defective disc spoils gift

    Nice voice and good use of musical interludes. Useful for insomnia by listning thru' headphones and a portble CD player with automatic shut-off. One of the discs was defective and I have not yet tried to get a replacement.

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