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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. 

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. 
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.

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, LLC.
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.