"I will praise Thee, O Lord, my strength" by Benedetto Marcello (1686 - 1739) An Italian composer, poet and parliamentarian, born one year after Johann Sebastian Bach. Though he called himself a dilettante, he was thoroughly trained in music. Marcello's masterpiece is considered to be his collection of paraphrases on the first fifty Psalms. Arranged for organ, E. Power Biggs, this song is played during the opening scene of Clint Eastwood's movie "Gran Torino."

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