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Bold move to present ‘King David’ pays off

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Steven Rosenberry made a bold move Saturday night when he, an orchestra and his choir from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church presented Arthur Honegger’s “King David.” The 80-minute work is rarely performed, despite the fact that it is quite a charming symphonic psalm based loosely on the biblical story of David. Honegger wrote the music in 1921 to text by Rene Morax. The music and the text are very colorful. Honegger used a 15-member orchestra made ...

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