According to tradition, the Psalms were written by King David, who was also a talented harpist. These musical texts have inspired countless settings, and we'll hear several on today's show, including works by Johann Hermann Schein, Claudio Monteverdi, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and Mateo Romero. Performances by I Fagiolini, the Gesualdo Consort of Amsterdam, and organist Leo van Doeselaar are included.

  • Anon.: Psalm 109 Dixit Dominus. Performed by Cappella Pratensis.
  • William Byrd: Sing joyfully unto God. Performed by The Tallis Scholars.
  • Clemens non Papa: Three Souterliedekens. Performed by Huelgas Ensemble.
  • Claudio Monteverdi: Beatus Vir. Performed by I Fagiolini.
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Psalm 23. Performed by Leo van Doeselaar, organ.
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Psalm 81 Chantez gayement. Performed by Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam.
  • Johann Hermann Schein: Halleluja Lobet den Herrn. Performed by La Capella Ducale and Musica Fiata.
  • Francisco Guerrero: Lauda Jerusalem. Performed by Gabrieli Consort & Players.
  • Mateo Romero: Dixit Dominus. Performed by Gabrieli Consort & Players.
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