Audubon Park Psalter Recordings

Listed below are links to YouTube videos of live performances of selected psalms from the Audubon Park Psalter. Scores are available for purchase here.

Audubon Park Psalm Refrains Year C

Listed below are each of the psalms contained in the Year C volume. You may also search by first line here. You may download the TIFF or JPG files for use in worship aids. Files are being made available in a timely manner and should be available before the next occurrence in the liturgical calendar.
The complete psalter with verses and accompaniment is available for purchase here.

First Sunday of Advent – C

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Second Sunday of Advent – C

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Third Sunday of Advent – C

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Fourth Sunday of Advent – C

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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph – C

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Baptism of the Lord – C

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First Sunday of Lent – C

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Second Sunday of Lent – C

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Third Sunday of Lent – C

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Fourth Sunday of Lent – C

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Fifth Sunday of Lent – C

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Second Sunday of Easter – ABC

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Third Sunday of Easter – C

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Fourth Sunday of Easter – C

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Fifth Sunday of Easter – C

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Sixth Sunday of Easter – C

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Seventh Sunday of Easter – C

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – C

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – C

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Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – C

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Second Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Third Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C (Psalm 69)

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Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C (Psalm 19)

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Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Thirty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time – C

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Last Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christ, the King – C

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Audubon Park Psalm Refrains Year B

Listed below are each of the psalms contained in the Year B volume. You may also search by first line here. You may download the TIFF or JPG files for use in worship aids. Files are being made available in a timely manner and should be available before the next occurrence in the liturgical calendar.

The complete psalter with verses and accompaniment is available for purchase here.

First Sunday of Advent – B

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Second Sunday of Advent – B

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Third Sunday of Advent – B

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Fourth Sunday of Advent – B

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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph – B

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Baptism of the Lord – B

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First Sunday of Lent – B

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Second Sunday of Lent – B

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Third Sunday of Lent – B

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Fourth Sunday of Lent – B

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Fifth Sunday of Lent – B

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Second Sunday of Easter – ABC

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Third Sunday of Easter – B

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Fourth Sunday of Easter – B

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Fifth Sunday of Easter – B

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Sixth Sunday of Easter – B

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Seventh Sunday of Easter – B

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – B

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – B

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Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – B

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Second Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Third Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

Option 1 same as 19th Option 2 same as 20th
Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Thirty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time – B

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Last Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christ, the King – B

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Audubon Park Psalm Refrains Year A

Listed below are each of the psalms contained in the Year A volume. You may also search by first line here. You may download the TIFF or JPG files for use in worship aids. Files are being made available in a timely manner and should be available before the next occurrence in the liturgical calendar.

The complete psalter with verses and accompaniment is available for purchase here.

First Sunday of Advent – A

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Second Sunday of Advent – A

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Third Sunday of Advent – A

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Fourth Sunday of Advent – A

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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph- A

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Baptism of the Lord – A

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First Sunday of Lent – A

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Second Sunday of Lent – A

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Third Sunday of Lent – A

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Fourth Sunday of Lent – A

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Fifth Sunday of Lent – A

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Second Sunday of Easter – ABC

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Third Sunday of Easter – A

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Fourth Sunday of Easter – A

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Fifth Sunday of Easter – A

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Sixth Sunday of Easter – A

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Seventh Sunday of Easter – A

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – A

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – A

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Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – A

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Second Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Third Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Thirty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time – A

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Last Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christ, the King – A

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Audubon Park Psalter

PsalterCoversThe Audubon Park Psalter presently consists of four volumes: one for each of the liturgical years (A, B, and C) and a fourth for Solemnities, Feasts and other holidays. It uses the new Revised Grail Psalm translation for the verses with the ICEL refrains. Each volume is 60-70 pages and contain over 50 psalm settings. A shorter fifth volume containing psalms for weddings and funerals will be available soon.

After several years of leading very eclectic music programs, I felt the need for a psalter that would raise the standard of music available and that could be adapted to many different settings. The Audubon Park Psalter is designed to be flexible instrumentally and vocally. The verses are written most often in a one pulse per measure chant style (like Gelineau) so that a consistent tempo may be kept between the refrain and the verses. This makes the singer’s task of learning multiple verses easier than a through-composed setting, but by keeping a pulse, it is possible to have much more interesting melodies than a common 3-5 note chant settings would offer.

Because the verses are most often written in traditional four-part harmony, a choir could sing the text or accompany the cantor by singing on a neutral syllable. A string quartet or woodwind ensemble could also read the vocal lines for additional accompaniment colors. You can even use handbells to accompany these settings! Because of the consistent rhythm, a skilled ensemble of piano, guitar and drums, could take many of these settings into different jazz or contemporary styles. Written with a harmonic language that is interesting, yet accessible, these settings are designed to be singable, playable and achievable for most any parish music program. Check out the playlist of recordings of live performances from the psalter.

TIFF and JPG files of the refrains are available for download. You may find them by occasion or first line:

Approved!

PsalterCovers
Today I received official approval from the Committee on Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to publish my settings of the Revised Grail Psalter with the ICEL refrains. The Audubon Park Psalter will consist of four volumes: one for each of the liturgical years (A, B, and C) and a fourth for Solemnities, Feasts and other holidays. Each volume will be 60-70 pages and contain over 50 psalm settings.

After several years of leading very eclectic music programs, I felt the need for a psalter that could be adapted to many different settings. The Audubon Park Psalter is designed to be useable in the traditional organ and cantor setting, but also by the contemporary ensemble with piano, guitars, and even drums. Any attempts to find repertoire common to both groups, would usually lead to complaints from one or the other, so when creating these new settings, I endeavored to use a harmonic language that will be interesting to the highly trained musicians and yet accessible to those with less formation.

The verses are written most often in a one pulse per measure chant style (like Gelineau) so that a drummer could play continuously through the psalm (instead of dropping out for non-metrical chanted verses). The verses are also written in traditional four-part harmony so that a choir could sing them (if desired). Having chant style verses makes the singer’s task of learning multiple verses easier than a through-composed setting, but by keeping a pulse, it is possible to have much more interesting melodies than a common 3-5 note chant settings would offer. These settings are designed to be singable, interesting and achievable for most any parish music program.

Look for more information to come as I finalize the drafts for publication.