What is the story in the Advent Psalms for Year B?
And do Advent hymns need to be penitential?
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Hear the music
Would you like to know what Kate's psalms sound like? Here are some examples, and you can hear more sung by our friends at Churches in different countries,
Easter Vigil Psalm 29, "I will bless you Lord, you have rescued me", sung at Eendrachtskapel in Rotterdam
The Ascension Psalm 46, "God mounts his throne to shouts of joy", sung at Adelaide Cathedral
Adelaide Children's Choir singing Psalm 22/23,"The Lord is my Shepherd"
St James Episcopal, Birmingham singing Psalm 79/80, "The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel" (at 9'45")
St John the Evangelist, Barrhead Psalm 136, "O let my tongue cleave to my mouth if I remember you not"
4th Sunday Advent C Psalm 79, "Lord make us turn to you, let us see your face and we shall be saved", sung at Adelaide Cathedral
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.