Endorsement from Kimberly Bracken Long
Five stars is not enough to rate this excellent resource, edited by some of the brightest musical and liturgical minds in today's church. The most comprehensive psalter ever published, Psalms for All Seasons includes musical settings of all 150 psalms, most with multiple offerings in a wide range of musical styles. Worship planners will discover both responsorial and metrical settings, from chant to a hip-hop-inspired work; composers come from around the globe and from every era of Christian music. Some psalms have ten or more settings to choose from. The psalms are also arranged for corporate reading. Performance notes and psalm prayers are included as well.
Don't delay in adding this exceptional collection to your library! If your congregation is already singing the psalms, you will be utterly delighted by the range of settings. If your congregation does not sing the psalms, you will be eager to introduce the practice. These psalms can be sung for a variety of purposes--as psalms, hymns, calls to prayer, prayers of confession, and so forth. They be sung whole congregations, or led by cantors, choirs, children, or youth. The accompaniments are fulsome yet approachable, so that musicians of all levels will be able to comfortably use the book.
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and Faith Alive Resources have provided numerous invaluable publications--this one may be the best one yet.
Kimberly Bracken Long
Assistant Professor of Worship
Columbia Theological Seminary