Seasonal Psalms for Organ, Vol. 1 by Emma Lou Diemer (1927-). For organ: 3-staff. Sacred, Advent, Christmas, Eastertide, Epiphany, General, Holy Week, Lent. Intermediate. Published by Sacred Music Press (LO.70-1258S).
These two volumes contain contemporary compositions that are free interpretations of Psalm verses. The Psalms were chosen from the Lectionary for the major festival days and seasons of the Church Year, and some of the settings are based on hymns and chorales that are commonly associated with those days. Much of the music is challenging, but the results are truly gratifying. (70/1258S) volume 1 (70/1259S) volume 2.