Scores & Psalms

Bit by bit we hope to add some music resources to this page.

Scores

All scores are produced with Musescore. You can download PDFs or the Musescore files to use or edit. A few of the tunes have been transposed and harmonies tweaked.

Words

If not from the 1650 Scottish Metrical Psalms, words come from the Genevan Psalter, Sing Psalms (available from the Free Church of Scotland), and occasionally elsewhere as indicated.

Lockdown Psalmody

The audio accompanying some of the Psalms below was recorded during the first lockdown when church services went on-line. We had to choose between pumping out YouTube clips or five of us singing live at a microphone built for one. For better or worse, we chose the latter. It was impossible to persuade Windows 10 not to hijack the microphone, causing wild volume fluctuations, so although the spikes in the audio files have been levelled, there’s no way of fixing the rattily speaker noise.

Psalm 1 | That man hath perfect blessedness | Palestrina

Psalm 2 | Why do the heathen nations rage? | Ernan

Psalm 13 | How long will you forget me LORD? | St Columba

Psalm 25 | Lord, for you my soul is longing | Genevan Psalter

Psalm 42 | As a deer that longs for water | Genevan Psalter

Psalm 90:13-17 | Return O LORD! | Song 46

Psalm 100 | Shout to the LORD with joy | Shirland

Psalm 106:1-5 | Give praise and thanks unto the LORD | Dunfermline

Psalm 118 | O thank the LORD for he is good | Song 34 (Singing & Reading)

Psalm 121 | I to the hills will lift mine eyes | French

Psalm 130 | Lord, from the depths to thee I cried | Martyrdom