"From the Odes of Solomon" now available from Burke & Bagley
Date: April 19, 2014
Three SATB settings of excerpts from the Odes of Solomon are now available from Burke & Bagley: www.gregbartholomew.com/odesindex.html
The Odes of Solomon are believed to have been written around the year 100 A.D., and include strong parallels to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Scholars have debated whether the Odes should be considered Jewish, Christian or Gnostic, and whether they were first written in Greek, Hebrew or Syriac. Early Christian writings refer to and quote from them.
From the Odes of Solomon was premiered in concert on June 2, 2002, by the Ars Brunensis Chorus under the direction of conductor Roman Valek and choirmaster Dan Kalousek at the Husov Sbor, in Brno, Czech Republic. Their recording is available on CD. From the Odes of Solomon is a Project Encore selection.
Full texts, recordings and a free downloadable perusal PDF score is available at www.gregbartholomew.com/odesindex.html.