Composer David Chesky unveils his most elaborate and moving work to date on Three Psalms for String Orchestra, a contemplative but ultimately uplifting work which details an unfolding inward journey. Recorded with Berlin’s renowned Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg and conducted by Stephen Somary, Three Psalms carries the listener from spiritual crisis and resignation to re-construction and, finally, an embrace of the universal.
Magnificently played and beautifully recorded in Germany using 96kHz/24-bit technology, the power of Chesky’s Three Psalms comes alive through the strength of the 60 member orchestra. The work’s ethereal sweep slowly builds as its expressive climax is captured with the highest level of detail, intimacy and accuracy possible. Three Psalms is a rewarding and emotionally profound listening experience that will delight lovers of modern music.
David Chesky, Composer
Psalm I “Death”; Psalm II “Reflection”; Psalm III “Resurrection”
Main Artists David Chesky
Conductor Stephen Somary
Film Orchester Babelsberg, ensemble
Christian Richter, violin
Hans-Joachim Scheitzbach, cello
Producer David Chesky, Johannes Tollner
Executive Producer Norman Chesky
Co-Producer Sandy Palmer Grassi
Engineer Barry Wolifson
Assistant Engineer Sandy Palmer Grassi, Phillip Sztenderowicz
Editing Engineer Nicholas Prout
Mastering Engineer Nicholas Prout
Recorded on August 25-27, 1997.
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.
Three Psalms for String Orchestra (CD163)
Liner notes by Roger Dettmer.
Art Direction by Aldo Sampieri.
Reviews"High frequencies, such as string harmonics, have a heft and physicality that I've rarely heard from reproduced sound. The massed string chords in David Chesky's Three Psalms sound almost as though they have bodies as they collide with one another and regroup..." - Wes Phillips, Stereophile