Scott, one of the world's leading organists and choir masters, served as director of music at St. Paul's Cathedral for 14 years. He pairs the best Anglican chant with biblical texts that have been sung to God's glory in the temple, synagogue, and church for 3,000 years. Works by Elgar, Parry, Stanford, Wesley, and more. 352 pages, softcover. Canterbury Press.
Using Coverdale's translation of the Psalms from the Book of Common Prayer, the very best of Anglican chant is married to texts that have been used to sing the transcendent glory of God for three thousand years.
The Psalms are ruthlessly honest in their portrayal of conflicting human emotions, and many psalters have excised the verses that speak of vengeance, hatred and anger. Acknowledging that these emotions are also part of human experience, the Anglican Psalter retains this material, to be included or omitted as local preference or the occasion dictates.
Includes work by renowned composers past and present including Elgar, Parry, Stanford, Stainer, Wesley, Malcolm Archer, David Willcocks, John Barnard, and many more.