Psalm 133 was an early compostion of mine; the words get used in Trump’s inaugural speech

In his Inauguration speech, president Donald Trump said “The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when people live together in unity.” That is Psalm 133, one of the shortest of the Psalms.

As a boy, at around age 13, I had set this to music, as a hymn, rather literally phrased from the Revised Standard Version.  It is in D-flat Major.  The original handwritten may be around somewhere in “the house”.  But I had retranscribed it into Sibelius.

The PDF link and Mp3 link played on piano are here.

On the piano I started in C Major, modulated to D-flat for the portion in words, and came back to C.

I also “rescued” a juvenile Impromptu in A Minor (pdf) and (mp3).

(Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 at 10:45 AM EST)

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