The Interlochen Collection: Psalms

Dec 11, 2020

The Interlochen Arts Academy choir in the 1966-67 Academy year
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

Texts from the Book of Psalms have inspired composers for centuries.

This program features a variety of psalm settings performed by decades of students from Interlochen Arts Camp and Academy.

Episode details

Jan Bender, A Psalm of Praise; Kenneth Jewell, High School Choir (July 1963)

Arvo Pärt, Two Slavic Psalms; Laurence Smith, Arts Academy Chamber Singers (March 2007)

Igor Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms; Kenneth Jewell, Arts Academy Orchestra and Choir (March 1966)

Mabel Daniels, A Psalm of Praise; Kenneth Jewell, Arts Academy Choir (February 1965)

Vincent Persichetti, Psalm for Band; Byron Hanson, Interlochen Arts Academy Band (May 1969) 

Franz Schubert, Psalm 23; Arts Academy Choir (October 1997)


Michael Culler provided audio engineering assistance.

Eileen Ganter and Christine Kyprianides provided research support.