One Dozen PSALMS for Small(er) Church Choirs

choral-musicSinging psalm settings is a wonderful practice for choirs of all sizes in churches of all denominations. If your choir is small(er), consider adding some of these well-written pieces to your choir’s repertoire either this year or in the future.

  1. The Twenty-Third Psalm – Psalm 23 (2-part mixed, keyboard, opt. treble inst.) | T. Shaw, Concordia
  2. Wait on the Lord – Psalm 27:1, 11, 14 (2-part, keyboard) | T. Shaw, Concordia
  3. Sing Praises to the Lord – Psalm 30:4-5, 11-12 (Unison/2-part, keyboard, opt. treble inst.) | T. Shaw, Kjos
  4. Create in Me a Clean Heart – Psalm 51:10-13 (SAB, organ) | C.F. Mueller, G. Schirmer
  5. God Be Merciful unto Us – Psalm 67 (Unison, organ) | D. Pinkham, E.C. Schirmer (recording)
  6. O How Amiable – Psalm 84:1-3 (SAB, organ) | C. Schalk, MorningStar
  7. O How Amiable – Psalm 84:1-4 (SATB, organ) | R. Vaughan Williams, Oxford
  8. Bow Down Your Ear – Psalm 86 :1-3, 5, 11 (Unison, piano) | A. Miller, Augsburg Fortress
  9. Jubilate Deo – Psalm 100 (Unison or SA, organ, opt. percussion) | D. Wood, Augsburg Fortress
  10. Psalm 117 (2-part mixed, keyboard) | T. Shaw, Concordia
  11. Psalm 121 (Unison/2-part, piano) | T. Shaw, Choristers Guild
  12. Psalm 150 (2-part mixed, organ) | J. Harper, Oxford

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