Monday, July 28, 2014

New hymns - old hymns

Here's a rendering of Psalm 114. What could be done with it? This is in essence the original tonus peregrinus. It proves that Suzanne Haik Vantoura was on to something with her method of transcription of the cantillation marks in the Hebrew text.

I tried poetry before - it's a hard discipline! This translation is a blend of mine and the traditional Coverdale.

The stress marks in the above are for the English underlay - plus you should add a few unwritten rests. I made all the barlines invisible to make it harder to be wooden.

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