O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
A musical prayer for the peace of Jerusalem, this rare program is centered upon different settings of Psalm 122 made by English composers of the Renaissance and Baroque, and by Israeli composers of modern times.
The moving music by John Blow, Henry Purcell, Thomas Tomkins, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Weelkes, Tobias Hume, Anthony Holborne, Benjamin Rogers, William Child, Charles King, Stefan Wolpe and David Feldman resounds bright and deep through the churches in Jerusalem and Haifa where it was recorded live!
Myrna Herzog, concept & musical director
Miriam Meltzer – soprano
Hezy Levy - tenor
The Revd. Yazeed Said - tenor
Eduardo Abramson – baritone, viol
Myrna Herzog - treble & bass viols
Sharon Rosner - tenor viol
Riki Or - tenor viol
Amit Tiefenbrunn – treble and bass viols
Marina Minkin – organ
Isidoro Roitman - lute
"Jerusalem was the common denominator of 22 pieces ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century, presented by Ensemble PHOENIX directed by Myrna Herzog. There were many veritable gems in this selection, such as Renaissance and Baroque settings of "O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem" by William Child, John Blow and Charles King. A fascinating selection and excellently performed". Ury Eppstein, The Jerusalem Post, Israel.