Photoportrait of Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Psalm 39:12-13 [Latin]
12 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
Exaudi orationem meam, from Symphony of Psalms (1930) by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Performed by Yale Symphony Orchestra and Yale Glee Club conducted by Toshiyuki Shimada at Yale University, Woolsey Hall in New Haven CT
MP3: Symphony of Psalms / Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky / CBS Records Masterworks
Edited by Soulima Stravinsky. Vocal Score. BH Large Choral. 40 pages. Published by Boosey & Hawkes
The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence (chapter on Stravinsky)
Audio of first recording of work, in 1931, with Stravinsky conducting Orchestre des Concerts Straram, Alexis Vlassoff Chorus