A poem by Demetrios & Hilda Kastaris
Inspired by Psalm 150 (a poem not on the recording)
Praise the Lord in His mighty heavens. Praise the Lord with the sound of 5 powerful, roaring, gorgeous sounding, harmonious trombones (four tenor trombones and a bass trombone). Praise Him with eight Biblical Jewish shofars (Salpingas in Greek). Praise Him with an extremely long Steinway concert grand piano, Praise Him with the sound of the Afro-Cuban congas: (requinto, quinto, conga, tumba, and super tumba).
Praise Him with timbales, bongos, maracas, claves, shékeres, and the güiro. Let us praise Him with the Greek zourna, toumberleki, tzouras, and the laouto. Let us praise Him and with the Turkish kaval. Let us praise Him with the Armenian oud. Let us praise Him with the Cuban tres, the Puerto Rican cuatro, and an East Indian sitar. Praise Him with a South American charango (string instrument made from an armadillo shell). Let us praise Him with Irish bagpipes. Let us praise Him with resounding and clashing cymbals, with a soulful African American Gospel Choir of 300 members singing with immense feeling, let us praise Him with a dance ensemble. Let us praise Him with bright, twirling flags. Let everything that has breath, let everything that sounds and moves praise the Lord! Amen!
Let us also praise the LORD with the accordian, the aeolian harp, ahoko, alpine bell, alto flute, Appalachian dulcimer, auto harp, baglama, balalaika, bandoura, bandola, bandoneón, banjo, bombardino, Baroque wooden flute, bass flute, bass guitar, basset horn, Bb bass clarinet, bass trumpet, bassoon, bass violin, Bb trumpet, bore flute, bouzouki, Brazilian guica, bugle, calling tube, calliope, carillon, carnyx, castanets, chimes, Chinese wood block, chordophones , church bells, cittern, clavichord, clavicytherium, clavier, claviorgan, comb and paper, concertina, conch shells (Australian trumpet shell, crank shell, crown conch, frog shell, horse conch, pink queen conch, triton trumpet), contrabassoon, cornet, crash cymbal, crook horn, crumb horn, crystallophone, C trumpet, cuckoo clock, cylindrical drums, darbuki, dauli, defi, djembe drum, Djunadjian zither, Dominican tambora and güira, double neck electric guitar, drum set, dulcimer, Eb double bass clarinet, electrophone, euphonium, fanfare trumpet, fiddle, finger cymbals, flageolet, floyera, flute, folk harp, French euphonium, gaida kavala, gavali, glass harmonica, glockenspiel, goblet drum, gong, Greek karamoudes, Greek outi, Greek tsabouna kythnos, guitar wah-wah pedal, guitar, guitarrón (Mexican acoustic bass guitar), hand bells, harmonica, harpsichord, Hawaiian guitar, herald trumpet, hi-hat cymbal, idiophones, Irish bouzouki, Japanese barrel drum, jingle sticks, kazoo, kettle drum, klarino, koudi, koto, lambeg, lavouto, lithophone, mandolin, marimba, marimbao, melodica, membranophones, metallophones, moropi drum, music box, nose flute, ocarina, ophicleide, orchestral harp, orphica, panpipe, piccolo, Pontian lyra, rattle, recorder, ride cymbal, sackbut, santouri, saxophones (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone), sazonette, serpent horn, shakuhachi, sleigh bells, slide guitar, slit drum, spinet, Swiss alphorn, synthesizer, syrinx, tabla, talking drum, tam-tam, tambourine, thiambioli, thumb piano, tom-tom, Toumbi Kythnos, triangle, tsampouna (Greek bagpipe), tuba, tubular bells, tympani, tzamara, ukelele, vessel flute, vibraphone, vina, viola da gamba, violin family: violin, viola, cello (violincello), bass violin, string bass, double bass, contrabass), Wagnerian tuba, washboard, water drum, West Indian steel drum, whistle, xylophone, zampoña, zelia, and the zither. AMEN and AMEN!