"A significant contribution, this collection is the most complete and most user-friendly source of quality responsorial psalmody available. It is unapologetic about offering choral parts and in giving a significant role to a competent organist,"---Worship. Highlights 62 psalm settings and 18 canticles, all easily singable. 136 pages, spiralbound. Westminster John Knox.
This collection contains sixty-two psalm settings and eighteen canticles selected from The Psalter: Psalms and Canticles for Singing, published by Westminster/John Knox Press in 1993, that may be easily sung by a choir. Most of the settings are for SATB voices, although unison settings that may be effectively sung by a choir are also included. This choir edition makes it possible for more churches to use the Psalter. It provides an important resource for singing the psalms and is an attractive option for church choirs.
Hal H. Hopson is a freelance composer and workshop leader currently living in Dallas, Texas. With over 1,000 published works in almost every form of church music, Hopson has a particular interest in congregational song. He was a member of the Psalter Task Force that produced the 1993 The Psalter: Psalms & Canticles for Singing.