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.
Paul Ayres conducted the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Voices at Abbey Road Studios on May 15th, 2018, recording three of his arrangements for choir and orchestra of compositions by David Albracht. The songs were Psalm 66, vs. 1-4, Make a joyful noise; Psalm 48, Great is the Lord; and Psalm 115, Not unto us, O Lord. Terry Edwards and Ben Parry, co-directors of the London Voices, provided assistance and direction for the choir.
The recordings were engineered and mixed by Lewis Jones, and mastered by Simon Gibson. In addition to the three choir & orchestra recordings, the orchestra-only versions are also being released as separate songs, for a total of six tracks on the album lasting about 31 minutes.
The Psalmody album and the revised and remastered Pastoral Psalms album are now available for purchase on this website. They are also available on iTunes and Amazon. Please help support this project with purchases of music.
Upcoming releases will be available soon! These will include demo recordings of songs chosen for the Psalmody album and the Pastoral Psalms album. Other demo recordings of songs that we hope to produce in the future will also be released soon.