As spring beckons us outdoors and we finally enjoy the fruits of fellowship before the Doric columns and doors of the church, my mind is drawn to the words of the 133rd Psalm.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Arvo Pärt’s setting in Russian (despite the title in Latin) is bright and open, leaving space to breathe. The music beckons the sun to warmly shine through like the first light that illumines the spring dew of which the Psalm speaks.
It is like the precious ointment…as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life forever more.
This week’s Musical Meditation was performed by Vox Clamantis.
– Logan Henke, Music Minister