Let the Peoples Praise You is a diverse, accessible and joyful collection of twenty psalms for general use throughout the church year. These psalms are available in a singable range, with memorable melodies, for cantor and keyboard, often augmented with parts for SATB choir and optional additional instrumentation such as guitar, handbells, flute, violin and cello. Some are set with through-composed verses, others with metrical verses, and a few are available in gospel style. They were written with prayer, praise, and proclamation in mind for weddings, funerals, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Holy Week, Easter, Morning and Evening Prayer, Ecumenical Prayer Services and Sundays through the Church Year. Printable refrains for worship aids are available for download on litpress.org and through OneLicense.
Karen Schneider Kirner has been a liturgical musician, working in Campus Ministry and serving at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, for over two decades. At the University of Notre Dame, she currently directs the Notre Dame Bronze Handbell Ensemble and serves as Assistant Director and Organist for the Notre Dame Folk Choir. Karen is classically trained, with an organ performance degree from Ball State University, an M.M./M.A.R. from Yale University as a student in their Institute for Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts, and pursued further studies in Vienna, Austria. She has served as a full-time musician in Connecticut, New York, and Ohio, in addition to Indiana. She is supported in her vocation by her husband Scott, twin daughters Emma and Claire, and son Joseph.