Recordings of Psalms

Resources for Psalmody including recordings, readings, chant, responsorial & metrical psalms, and contemporary & popular music idioms.

For those looking for a group of 20 or so volumes or recordings for their personal, congregational, school libraries, or gift wish-lists, consider the following:

Calvin Seerveld, Voicing God’s Psalms. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005. The volume includes a recording of the author’s effective and moving readings of his own translations. Available

Refuge and Strength: Selections from the Psalter of the Book of Common Prayer. New York: Church Publishing, with the choir of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, conducted by David Shuler.
Psalms for the Soul (Naxos: 2000) with the Choir of St. John’s, Elora, Ontario, Noel Edison, director.
Spirituality of the Psalms. The Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle; J. Michael Thompson, director. Collegeville: Liturgical Press
The Psalms of David from King’s Choir of King’s College (3 vol.). EMI Records Ltd.
Joseph Gelineau: Psalms of David. Chicago: GIA Publications, 1995, with the Cathedral Singers, Richard Proulx, conductor.
John Michael Talbot. Chant from the Hermitage. Oregon Catholic Press.

Jazz Psalms—Sheet Music. Grand Rapids: Calvin College, 2004. Available (see Jazz Psalms CD).
Michael Guimont. Lectionary Psalms and Psalms for the Revised Common Lectionary (GIA Publications).
Bob Hurd, Eleazar Cortés, Jaime Cortez, Mary Frances Reza and Donna Peña. Cantaré Eternamente / For Ever I Will Sing: Bilingual Psalms for the Liturgical Year. 2 vol. (Oregon Catholic Press). Includes 46 bilingual Psalms.
Marty Haugen, Come, Let Us Sing for Joy. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2000. Includes eleven responsorial Psalms for cantor and congregation in a folk liturgical style.

Metrical Psalms
John Bell, Psalms of Patience, Protest, and Praise. Chicago: GIA Publishing, 1993.
Psalms of the Trinity Psalter. 2 vol. Savannah, Georgia: IPC Press, 1999. Scottish Festival Singers, Ian McCrorie, director. Available through Gothic Records.
Music of the Genevan Psalter. H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. Available at
Psalms. Music of the Genevan Psalter recorded by the Japan Bach Collegium, Masaaki Susuki, conductor. Available at

Contemporary and Popular Music Idioms
Brian Moss, Prayerbook no. 1: New Songs Inspired by the Psalms (150 Records, 2005),
Sing unto the Lord: The Psalms of David for Daily Living. Brentwood, TN: MMV Martingale Music,
Sojourn Church, These Things I Remember. Produced by Mike Cosper, co-produced by Eddy Morris, Sojourn Community, 2005.
The Graham Kendrick Psalm Collection. Croydon: Make Way Music, 2002.
Celtic Psalms: featuring the Praise and Worship of Eden’s Bridge. Brentwood, TN: StraightWay Music (a division of EMI Christian Music Group), 1997.
John Michael Talbot, Songs for Worship, vols. 1-2. Navarre Corporation, 1992. Several other of John Michael Talbot’s recordings also include songs based on the Psalms.