I had fun recording this setting of Psalm 95 with some friends last night. I can send a .sib file or a pdf of the score to anyone who wishes one; just e-mail me.
This is the third setting of this Psalm I’ve composed. The first was designed for morning prayer and I adapted the text to fit the music. That was back in the 80′s. Setting #2 was another adaptation for the Sunday liturgy. In this one, I used the 1986 Grail text–outdated in a few years: I know. But it’s what I had back in 2005. I’ve never used this setting in liturgy–another composer’s version has always been more popular in my parishes. In fact, the recording session last night might have been the first time anybody had ever heard this setting. Even my wife had never heard it.
Psalm 95 is one of the common psalms for ordinary time. It also appears prominently once in Lent, cycle A, third Sunday–that’s the First Scrutiny.