Composer David Chesky unveils his most elaborate and moving work to date on Three Psalms for String Orchestra, a contemplative but ultimately uplifting work which details an unfolding inward journey. Recorded with Berlin’s renowned Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg and conducted by Stephen Somary, Three Psalms carries the listener from spiritual crisis and resignation to re-construction and, finally, an embrace of the universal. Magnificently played and beautifully recorded in Germany using 96kHz/24-bit technology, the power of Chesky’s Three Psalms comes alive through the strength of the 60 member orchestra. The work’s ethereal sweep slowly builds as its expressive climax is captured with the highest level of detail, intimacy and accuracy possible. Three Psalms is a rewarding and emotionally profound listening experience that will delight lovers of modern music.
Psalms 4,5 & 6: Remembrance for the Victims of the Modern Holocausts Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Stephen Somary, conductor Jan Slavik, cello Matej Drlicka, clarinet Much in the same fashion as Three Psalms for String Orchestra, on this release, David Chesky takes the listener on a dramatic, orchestral journey. This time David focused on the tragic and dehumanizing effects of ethnic hatred that enables people to kill en masse, as seen in the Jewish Holocaust and others since. David creates a powerful and emotional message by taking the listener through three unique phases of human suffering: "Sorrow", "Aftermath", and "Rage and Despair" to ultimately show that holocausts will continue to occur until our innate ability to empathize with our fellow human beings is realized.
Three Psalms for String Orchestra
1. Psalm I w/solo violin
2. Psalm II w/solo cello
3. Psalm III