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Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

VZL 404: Songs of the Bible

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Catalogue NumberVZL 404
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801346
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Songs of the Bible

It is said that the Bible cries out to be set to music. Here are 4 selections from today's Vistas of Israel program that embody this thought, all untitled in Hebrew:

1) King Osias is a song about a Biblical king who set about to build ramparts to defend the city of Jerusalem. It is sung by an unnamed male group. 1:40-3:41

2) This is a song about Moses striking the rock from which flowed water to quench the thirst of his followers as the story is told in the Bible. The song is sung by an unnamed mixed group in a very upbeat fashion. 4:30-7:55

3) "Open unto me the gates of justice" are words from the Bible and interpreted in song in a modern spirit. It is sung by an unnamed male group. 8:17-10:04

4) The High Windows is the title of a song about the Biblical Ezekiel. It is sung by an unnamed mixed group. 11:46-13:47

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1 - Songs of the Bible
Composer(s) : N/A