For many the psalms are a great source of joy, comfort, and strength. To further immerse yourself in the psalms, listen to Spirituality of the Psalms, a meditative collection that includes a wide variety of psalms that offer praise, thanksgiving, and lament. This recording employs four different styles of musicplainsong, Anglican chant, metrical psalmody, and psalm-motetsto bring out the musical character inherent in all the psalms.
- Psalm 100, "Jubilate deo"
- O Worship the King
- Psalm 32, "Beati quorum"
- When the Lord Turned the Captivity of Zion
- Psalm 82, "Deus stetit"
- Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me
- Psalm 133, "Ecce quam bonum"
- The King of Love My Shepherd Is
- Psalm 137, "Super flumina"
- Like as the Hard Desireth the Waterbrooks
- The Stars Declare His Glory
- Psalm 84, "Quam dilecta"
- O God, Be Merciful Unto Us ("Deus misereatur")
- Psalm 47, "Omnes gentes plaudite"
- O Sing Joyfully ("Exsultate Deo")
- From All That Dwell Below the Skies
J. Michael Thompson is the founder and director of the Schola Cantorum. He has been a pastoral musician and liturgist for twenty years, as well as a composer, author, and a noted promoter of the Liturgy of the Hours and Gregorian chant in contemporary parish situations.
The Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle, Chicago, has performed several other collections produced by The Liturgical Press.