Singable Settings of Music for Mass - Psalms and Acclamations

by Kate Keefe

Let the people praise you, O God; let all the people praise you

Look no further for singable settings of the Mass, Responsorial Psalms and Responses, Alleluias and Lent Gospel Acclamations week by week round the Three Year Cycle of the Catholic Lectionary.

In many places we still cannot sing together in our Churches for the time being - but we look forward to when we can once more, and meanwhile here is all the music for you to study, plan your liturgy and sing wherever you are able. And you can read what Kate writes in The Tablet about how we remember those we have lost.

Psalm 115/116, Responses and Acclamations for the Second Sunday of Lent Year B,

Did you know that there is a theme to the psalms in Lent Year B? Have you ever wondered how Lent Gospel Acclamations work? You can explore further on Kate's blog about Psalms, Alleluias and Church music, or you can read what Kate writes about this week's music on Facebook.

Would you like to know what the psalms sound like? You can hear Adelaide Cathedral singing Psalm 84/85, "Lord show us your mercy and love", or their Children's Choir sing Psalm 22/23,"The Lord is my Shepherd", and St James Episcopal, Birmingham singing Psalm 79/80, "The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel".

Finding the music you are looking for

To help you plan your liturgy, we have music for UK and Ireland, United States and Philippines, Australia and New Zealand and Canadian Catholic congregations. We are glad to hear that congregations in other traditions also find the music useful. We also have all the Psalms for weddings from the Lectionaries for the UK and the United States. Everything is available for free download in pdf format to support singing the Mass in your church, and you can hear an electronic approximation as well - we don't usually have recordings, because this is music for for you to perform and bring alive. If you are looking for a particular psalm or acclamation, you can use the lists below to find it.

Responsorial Psalms

Have you ever wondered what makes a good Psalm response?

Gospel Acclamations and Alleluias

Would you like to know more about music for the word Alleluia, or how Kate sets the verse?

Responsorial Psalms and Acclamations for Holy Week and Easter

Read Kate's Gentle Guides to her music for Palm Sunday, and Holy Week and Easter.

Responsorial Psalms and Acclamations for the Twelve Days of Christmas

Read Kate's Gentle Guide to her Christmas music.

Music round the Church's 3-year Cycle

Music for Feasts of Our Lady

Read what Kate writes about Mary Feasts and women's voices, and about the Magnificat.

Music for Mass by Kate Keefe

A true sense of the Catholic rhythm of Church music

Interesting fresh settings..... not boring.... always sneak in a little challenge each week


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