Sunday, June 28, 2015

Psalm 119

Via Mere Comments, Psalm 119 read by Alexander Scourby. It takes about 15 minutes.
 

Alexander Scourby from Wikipedia:
He is best known for his film role as the ruthless mob boss Mike Lagana in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat (1953), and is also particularly well-remembered in the English-speaking world for his landmark recordings of the entire King James Version audio Bible, which have been released in numerous editions. He later recorded the entire Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Scourby recorded 422 audiobooks for the blind which he considered his most important work.
Early on as a teacher of high school US History I sometimes used the film (i.e. condensed) version of the documentary television series Victory at Sea when teaching WWII. Scourby was the narrator. His script was filled with biblical allusion. The soundtrack score for that film was by Richard Rodgers of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame.