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The Interlochen Collection: Psalms

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.

Music heard in this episode

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)

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to The Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, support from IPR listeners, and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Michael Culler provided audio engineering assistance.

Eileen Ganter and Christine Kyprianides provided research support.

Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.