Thursday, March 5, 2015

40 Days of Chant Psalm 14

I went simple tonight.  It is a single chant in C Major with all diatonic chords.  Every now and again you just need to keep it simple.  My hope is for the simple major sound of the chant to contrast with the accusatory tone of the Psalm.

Also, I would love to hear from any of you who are playing or better yet using these with a choir.  I value and seek constructive feedback; so, please offer up your thoughts.

1 The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." *
All are corrupt and commit abominable acts;
there is none who does any good.

2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon us all, *
to see if there is any who is wise,
if there is one who seeks after God.

3 Every one has proved faithless;
all alike have turned bad; *
there is none who does good; no, not one.

4 Have they no knowledge, all those evildoers *
who eat up my people like bread
and do not call upon the LORD?

5 See how they tremble with fear, *
because God is in the company of the righteous.

6 Their aim is to confound the plans of the afflicted, *
but the LORD is their refuge.

7 Oh, that Israel's deliverance would come out of Zion! *
when the LORD restores the fortunes of his people,
Jacob will rejoice and Israel be glad.

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