Lament themes found in ancient Hebrew literature such as the Book of Psalms represent the deepest cries of agony, anger, confusion, disorientation, sorrow, grief and protest, expressed towards a God who they knew would listen and ultimately respond affirmatively to this emotional outpouring. A scholar on the Hebraic and
5. Pleas for assistance (Menn 1).
For more on the ???Sorrow Songs as Lamentation??? please see barishgolland.googlepages.com/thesorrowsongs2
Menn, Esther M. ???No Ordinary Lament: Relecture and the Identity of the Distressed in Psalm 22.??? Harvard Theological Review, Oct 2000, v 93, i4, p301.
Allender, Dan. ???The Hidden Hope in Lament.??? Mars Hill Review, Premier Issue:
pgs 25-38, 1994. (www.leaderu.com/marshill/mhr01/lament1.html)
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Clark, Edgar Rogie. ???Negro Folk Music in
Smith, Alex. ???Hope and Hopelessness.??? Abstract for Conference on ???Recovering the Language of Lament.??? (www.wfn.org/2002/06/msg00062.html.)
 The heading for the Psalm reads, ???For the Director of Music. To the tune of ???The Doe of the Morning.??????
 Matthew 27:46. See Menn, pg. 3, for a detailed account of the identity of the ???I??? in this psalm.
 Matthew 27:46
Theology Online, ???Lamentations, Introduction.???
 Psalm 77 and 88 are examples
 See for example Isaiah 16:11 and Jeremiah 48:36, where different instruments are said to be used during performances of laments. Jeremiah???s composed laments were taken up by singers (2 Chronicles 35:25).
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Barish was born in 1977 in
His early style (1993-1998) was influenced by modal jazz and modern classical music. Composers that have influenced him include Gyorgy Ligeti, Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich and Keith Jarrett. Currently Barish is composing choir music and spiritual songs for congregational worship, and continues to explore modal jazz improvisation.
Barish???s arrangement of Psalm 103 is available with part teaching tools at www.ICCsongs.net
For further study on related topics, I recommend Douglas Jacoby???s CD series ???Reading, Praying and Living the Psalms??? Douglas Jacoby's Psalm Series It digs deeply into the various types of poetry found in the Psalms and will shed light on Barish???s work.
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