The Psalms as Music
New music set to the text of the Psalms, performed without paraphrase from the biblical text (KJV).
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Jason Hoard is producing a new project of eight psalm-settings by David Albracht. The songs correspond to the eight biblical psalms featured as woodblock prints from the beloved book, The Psalm Book of Charles Knowles originally published in 1957. The musical styles are contemporary, with elements of folk, rock, jazz, country, and classical. Lead singers recorded thus far include Mac Powell on Psalm 150 and Shane Everett for Psalm 137.
Paul Ayres plans to arrange Psalm 48 and Psalm 115 for piano and SATB choir to be used in church settings. He also plans to begin arranging a new work for Psalm 22 for solo vocals, choir, & orchestra.
Psalm 85 and Psalm 88 from the Pastoral Psalms album were recently chosen to be featured on PsalmsRock.net, which has an amazing comprehensive collection of modern contemporary music centered around all 150 psalms in the Bible.
Sheet music is now available for the songs from our latest album, Make a Joyful Noise!. Printed sheet music can be obtained via JW Pepper. Reviews of the album have been published by Amelia Vandergast of A&R Factory, and by Steven Whitehead of Cross Rhythms. The MAJN album is now available for purchase on this website here, on iTunes, and also at CDBaby.