Sacred Bridges

Label: Signum (SIGCD065) | Year: 2005

Singers: David Hurley (countertenor), Robin Tyson (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Philip Lawson (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone), Stephen Connolly (bass)

Orchestra: Sarband ensemble

For thousands of years, the biblical Psalter has been the liturgical “heart” of the three main book religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Psalms announce the word of God and, simultaneously, contain the full range of human experience.

Jews, Christians and Muslims sing and listen to the same songs of lament and joy, confessions of sin, hymns of praise and adoration. In this project of the King’s Singers and Sarband, psalm settings by composers from three religions give an example of how psalms can be a source of spirituality, a political instrument, a link between tradition and modernity and, above all, a bridge connecting human beings.

Track Listing

  1. Psalm 124 Salomone Rossi 2:27
  2. Psalm 9 Ali Ufki/Claude Goudimel 6:16
  3. Psalm 6 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck 4:00
  4. Psalm 6 Ali Ufki 13:22
  5. Psalm 113 Jewish Traditional 1:44
  6. Psalm 118 Salomone Rossi 4:49
  7. Psalm 2 Sarband 6:07
  8. Psalm 7 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck 4:36
  9. Psalm 2 Ali Ufki 9:01
  10. Psalm 2 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck 3:07
  11. Psalm 5 Ali Ufki 12:06
  12. Psalm 128 Salomone Rossi 3:54

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