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.

Colossians 3:16-17                          


Jason Hoard plans to begin producing a new project in November featuring eight psalm-settings by David Albracht. The songs are musical representations of 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. Various lead singers as well as choruses are anticipated.

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. 

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.

Help us promote our new choir & orchestra recordings of Psalm 66, vs. 1-4, Psalm 115, and Psalm 48