Nick Strimple (b. 1946) Hinei Mah Tov (Psalm 133)
National Opera Chorus
Nick Strimple, Conductor


How good and pleasant it is that brothers dwell together;
like fine oil running down the beard of Aaron,
like the dew of Hermon that falls upon the hills of Zion.
There, God ordained the blessing of everlasting life.
Psalm 133

Dr. Nick Strimple has served as Director of Music at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church since 1978. He is also a composer whose works The Los Angeles Times praised as “well crafted, appropriate, and powerful.” He has written music for the Vienna International Organ Festival, the J. Paul Getty Museum Summer Series, film and television, and has served as arranger for Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra and other leading artists. He is Lecturer at both the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Valley College, and Music Director of the Choral Society of Southern California and the Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale.

His setting of Psalm 133 was composed for the 75th Anniversary concert honoring the community of Beverly Hills, California. Subsequently, it received performances in Lithuania at the Vilnius International Music Festival and the Pazaislis Music Festival, and was recorded in Riga for broadcast over Latvian State Radio.