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George Frideric Handel: Psalm 126: Nisi Dominus By Vox Luminis

13 min
George Frideric Handel: Psalm 126: Nisi Dominus By Vox Luminis

Psalms reimagined

As was common among composers for centuries, Handel often put religious text to song. Here, he uses Psalm 126. This short piece uses call and response technique which would have been common in churches at the time when many people could not read the words of the psalm. The Baroque great was often commissioned by the church to write works for them, and this is an example. Listen to see how Handel masterly fits text to music.

Full concert
Bach And Handel Performed By Vox Luminis at Le Louvre’s auditorium
Auditorium, Louvre, Paris
Composer
George Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel
All artists
  • Vox LuminisVocal and instrumental ensemble
  • Lionel MeunierChoirmaster