Music: Honegger, Bodanzky, David

The shepherd David, a pale boy staring at a man in armor; David the warrior, huge-thewed and falcon-hearted, marching before the armies of Israel into battle; King David sitting in judgment over his people, stroking the black wires of his beard with fingers that have forgotten the harp; David, old and a prophet, remembering past enchantments and past ills—this cycle in the sounds of a limited wind-choir, a piano, harmonium, celesta, double-bass and percussion, was heard last week in Manhattan —Arthur Honegger's "Symphonic Psalm," performed by the Society of the Friends...

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