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The Music of the Psalms: From King David's Time to Our Own

LECTURE

March 22, 2017
Presenter:  Robert Cohen 

The Psalms occupy a paramount place in the world’s liturgy.  What is it about their spiritual scope and emotional breadth that gives them such power?  What can we learn from their language and poetry, and from the music of the Psalms: from the time of the Second Temple through the Renaissance, and from Colonial to contemporary America?  And how do the diverse styles of their musical settings—cantorial and choral music; Hasidic and American folk; European and American classical; bluegrass and reggae; a cappella, gospel, and “world music”—speak to us and move us? 

Cosponsored by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning and  
the School of Theology and Ministry

Robert Cohen is a Jewish and folk music historian.

A video recording of this event is not available.