Jewish Music Forum: Psalmody through the Ages: Music and the Book of Psalms
About this Event
The book of Psalms echoes from the ancient Jerusalem Temple to the modern concert hall, and its role as an inspiration for musical works is unquestionable. In this digital conference, we bring together scholars from across disciplines to begin to answer the following question: How are we to understand the relationship between the book of Psalms and the music it inspires?
The Jewish Music Forum, with the support of The UCLA Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music, is pleased to invite you to “Psalmody through the Ages: Music and the Book of Psalms.”
This conference will be held on November 1, 8, 15, and 22 via Zoom from 12pm to 1:30pm EST. Participating scholars will address historical perspectives on Psalms and musical worship, musical imagery in Psalms, cantillation of the Psalms, Psalms and music across the faiths, Psalms as liturgy, Psalms and the secular, composers of Psalm settings, and Psalms and the music of the ancient world. This conference aims to study Psalms and music across religious and secular traditions.
Psalms and Social Experience
“Communal Grief in the Anthems of William Billings,” Raz Reuel Taylor
“A Comparison of the Effects of Notational Systems on the Respective Psalm Chants of Sephardi Jewish Communities,” Isaac Treuherz
Respondent: Neely Bruce
Chair: Rachel Adelstein