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September 20, 2007

More Psalms

Aside from preparing psalms for the Mass, most of my time has been spent over the last few years creating psalms for my own use in the Liturgy of Hours. That work is far from complete.

I tried out the Mundelein psalter for a while, but I have determined that, aside from the hymns, that book is of little help. It is based on gregorian modes, but it does not use the actual modes for the psalms.

I have finished creating the psalms for Compline. So I have created my own Compline book for my personal use and I can now sing compline every night.

One of these days I may typeset the Salve or other Marian antiphons and add them to the book. Other than that, the book is usable.

Click here for my Compline book. I would love to hear what you think of the melodies for the antiphons.

Posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. at September 20, 2007 12:38 PM

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Again Jeff I am happy to see that you are creating music. I am sure that the melodies are beautiful. As I looked through the PDF, I noticed that the bodies of the psalms aren't marked to guide singing. Hopefully in a future edition you coudl add that. But again it looks great.

Posted by: Steve CPPS at September 21, 2007 8:38 AM

Very nice.
There's a little disconnect between the style of artwork on the cover (engraving?) and the prints in the body of the work, but it truly is beautiful, lay out, spacing, etc.
(I concur with Steve that pointing would make all the difference.)

Is it online so that others may freely use it and disseminate it?

(Save the Liturgy, Save the World)

Posted by: Geri at September 21, 2007 9:43 PM

Very pretty! And such a good idea to make more resources for the Liturgy of the Hours.

Posted by: Kathy at September 29, 2007 7:45 AM

Nicely done, Father.

Posted by: Brian Michael Page at September 29, 2007 5:22 PM

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