Three Psalms—Edward Elgar: Psalm 1 (“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful); Robert Ashfield—Psalm 2 (Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?); Edward Hopkins—Psalm 3 (“Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me”).  9:03.  The Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, John Scott, dir.  Andrew Lucas, organ.  Hyperion CD CDP11001.


Herbert Howells—Psalm-Prelude (Psalm 130:1) “Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD,” Op. 32, #1 (Second Set).  8:48.  Marilyn Keiser on the Goulding & Wood organ, Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, LA.  Pro Organo CD 7067. 


Edward Elgar—Great is the Lord (Psalm 48).  (“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness”) Op. 67.  9:39.  The Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Christopher Robinson, dir.  Jonathan Vaughn, organ.  Naxos CD 8.557288.


Gerre Hancock and John Andrew—Psalms 133 (“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”) and 134 “(Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord”).  2:10.  The Choir of St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Gerre Hancock, dir.  Organist unidentified.  Kock CD 3 – 7171 – 2 H1.


Charles Harford Lloyd—Psalm 136 (“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever).  5:48.  See #4.


John Cook—Fanfare (Psalm 81:1-3).  (“Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. 2Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day”).  5:20.  See #2.


Edward Elgar—Give unto the Lord (Psalm 29), Op. 74 (“Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength”).  See #3.


Plainsong, Verses in Fauxbourdon by Gerre Hancock—Psalm 8 (“O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens”).  4:20.  See #4.    

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