Photo: Manuscript Illumination with David in Prayer in an Initial M, from a Psalter Artist: Girolamo dai Libri (Italian, Verona 1474–1555 Verona), Date: 1501–2. "Like the singing monks in Girolamo dai Libri's miniature executed for the same psalter (displayed nearby), David appears here in prayer with his mouth open and his gaze turned heavenward. In many images of David, God the Father appears above him as the object of his inspiration. Like the monks, he appears to look beyond the frame of the initial, as if he were reading the text of the psalter." To learn more about this piece, see: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
An evening of original musical reflections on the ancient and timeless verse of the Poet-King David, performed by Contemporaneous, directed byDavid BLOOM; and Ghostlight, directed by Evelyn TROESTER DEGRAF.