The People's Psalter by Hal H. Hopson. For cantor, unison voices or SATB choir, congregation, optional children's choir, keyboard, handbells, C instrument, percussion. Sacred. Moderately Easy. Songbook & CD-ROM. 301 pages. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.80-786).
Hopson has created an accessible collection of responsorial psalms for use throughout the church year. Each psalm appointed in the three-year Lectionary is included. Features include:
- A total of 117 different settings
- Melodies drawn from over 25 countries around the world
' Eloquently simple, easily learned refrains
' Opportunity for creative use of Unison Children's voices and/or Adult choirs and Cantors of all ages
' Variety of accompaniments that are interesting and indigenous to each melody
' Creative use of piano, organ, melody/descanting instrument, handbells, and percussion
' Includes reproducible refrains for congregation and reproducible parts for instrumentalists
' Includes CD with congregational refrains in both PDF and TIFF format. **Please note if useing Micorsoft Word 2010 with the Tiff files you will need to save your document as a previous version of Word and then insert the file.