I Chronicles 16:42
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42  Hayman and Yedutun had with them trumpets and cymbals to sound, and instruments for the songs of Hashem; and the sons of Yedutun were to be at the gate.

v’-i-ma-HEM hay-MAN vee-du-TUN kha-tzo-tz’-ROT um-tzil-TA-yim l’-mash-mee-EEM ukh-LAY SHEER ha-e-lo-HEEM uv-NAY y’-du-TUN la-SHA-ar

מב  וְעִמָּהֶם הֵימָן וִידוּתוּן חֲצֹצְרוֹת וּמְצִלְתַּיִם לְמַשְׁמִיעִים וּכְלֵי שִׁיר הָאֱלֹהִים וּבְנֵי יְדוּתוּן לַשָּׁעַר׃

 16:42 Instruments for the songs of Hashem

Statue of a Levite blowing a trumpet outside the Temple Institute in Jerusalem

This verse describes how when David brought the Aron to Yerushalayim, he offered prayers of thanksgiving to God, accompanied by various musical instruments. The trumpets and cymbals mentioned in this verse, along with the lyres and harps mentioned in Sefer Divrei Hayamim I 15:16, were also used during worship in the Beit Hamikdash. The music of the Levitical choir and orchestra was an integral part of the divine service of the Holy Temple every day of the year, and was the sweetest music on earth, as it was the Levitical expression of the music of heaven. In today’s Jerusalem, musicologists and expert craftsman work closely with the scholars at the Temple Institute to recreate the “musical instruments of Hashem” to be used when the Third Temple will be built.

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