Petruta Coroiu, Alexandra Belibou
psalm, Romanticism, 20th century, religious music, textual consensus, classical music
This paper starts from the premise that the Romantic composers of classical music and those of the 20th century resorted to the text of Psalm 130 to give it various musical forms. Thus, we witness unity in diversity – creators with different styles and of different origins chose to give a musical representation to the same text. Despite social, territorial, linguistic and religious changes recorded throughout history, the texts of David’s Psalms are still relevant. The depth of Psalm 130 (129 in the Septuagint) is a vivid source of inspiration for composers, and its spiritual dimension beckons to prayer.
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Petruta Coroiu, Alexandra Belibou. (2017) Psalm 130 - Textual Consensus in Romantic Music and the 20th Century Music. International Journal of Cultural Heritage, 2, 83-86