The Competiton of Psalm of David

The Competition of Taaveti Laul (Psalm of David) was closed on 1 November. 22 compositions on new translations of Psalms of David were submitted in the competition, carried out by Estonian Composers’ Union and Pirita Monastery.

The Jury consisting of Olav Ehala, Margo Kõlar, Ene Üleoja, Veljo Tormis, Tatjana Kozlova and Iris Oja will choose 6 to 8 songs from the submitted pieces that will be performed in the beginning of the new year at the public concert in Pirita Monastery where also the results of the competitions will be announced. The prize fund of the competition is 40 000 kroons. The submitted competition pieces are anonymous; the names of the chosen authors will be disclosed on 15 December 2009.

Psalms of David, poetically retranslated by Indrek Hirv and Vello Salo, have been published as a book Psalms by publishing house Maarjamaa. Most used psalms among submitted pieces are No. 131 My Heart Is Not Proud and No. 93 Jehovah Hath Reigned, He Hath Put on Glory.

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