Psalms for Organ composed by Emma Lou Diemer (1927-). For organ: 3-staff. Sacred. Intermediate. Published by Sacred Music Press (LO.70-1003).
From the pen of this prize-winning composer comes another volume of original works for organ: musical interpretations of well-known psalm texts. Each of the ten pieces depicts the general tone of the verse which is printed at the head of the composition, and it is suggested that these texts be included in the congregational leaflet or printed recital program. For variety, the entire psalm could be read before the musical setting is played. Selections range from medium to moderately difficult and all are in a contemporary vein. This finely-crafted music is well suited for recitals or general service use.