Bible: Old Testament
Psalmfest: II. I will lift up mine eyes (Psalm 121)
From RUTTER, J.: Psalmfest / This is the Day / Lord, Thou hast been our refuge / Psalm 150 (2016)
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Rutter: Bible: Old Testament – Psalmfest: II. I will lift up mine eyes (Psalm 121)
The psalms of David have been a source of inspiration to composers for centuries, each text forming a poetic shape the equivalent of a gothic arch, and expressing a broad range of timeless emotions. Recorded here for the first time in its complete form, John Rutter’s Psalmfest is a collection of nine settings for full orchestra as rich and varied as the original texts. The remaining psalm settings were written for special occasions, including the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.