Highly Strung

As a violist, I have a special kinship with Psalms that mention stringed instruments. Yet, the viola was not one of the instruments used in biblical times. Which ones were? Here is an excellent link describing each instrument.

Here is a familiar psalm to be accompanied by one of these stringed instruments.

Psalm 8

For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by a stringed instrument.

Hear swirling strum of the Lord’s majesty filling the earth. Feel the strong vibrato and the muted pizzicato. The placement of the moon and the stars is as the plucking of strings. The rising crescendo is like the ocean’s waves.

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!


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