Monday, January 5, 2009


This morning, Gavin sent this plug in the Musica Sacra forums regarding my setting for Psalm 72 for Epiphany (Lord, every nation on earth will adore you) (RSCT to Rich):

Is it just me, or are there really NO good settings of the Epiphany psalm? I can never find anything I like, until this year when I found a great setting by Brian Page on Cabanel.

Yesterday, Jeff Ostrowski at Chabanel forwarded the following e-mail (a co-plug along with Fr. Jeffrey Keyes' setting - great company, mind you!) from his brother, a seminarian at the famed Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis:

We needed the psalm for tomorrow's retreat. I was like .. shoot. Then I remembered the beautiful site that has many versions of what I need.

Thanks much, guys! It's great to see my work making the rounds in parishes other than the ones I served.

Incidentally, Elisabeth Pifer used my settings at St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine in Boston for all four Sundays of Advent. You can hear those here. Our good friend Ryan at the RPInet boards has used my settings on occasion as well. Again, thanks much for your support. :)

I'll be finishing the Lent collection soon. Sunday I is done.

One other note: All of the Psalms at the Chabanel project (ALL composers) adhere to the current approved translation. If and when the new translation gets approved, rest assured that I will rework my settings accordingly. That way there you won't have to settle on "Celebration Series" or "Singing the Psalms".


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