A collection of Psalms from the ESV translation of the Bible put to music and sung word for word from the scriptures.
This project was a bit of a personal experiment. The initial goal was to to see if I could write music and melodies to the Psalms without changing the words. Of course the Psalms were originally written to be sung with music, but not in English. That said, the lines don't rhyme or fit together quite like the songs of today. In fact, Hebrew poetry was quite different than modern songwriting techniques. So the goal was to try to capture the feeling of the Psalm through music (using a combination of different instruments and genres) and sing melodies that are hopefully memorable and enjoyable to the listener.
This first collection uses the words from the English Standard Version of the Bible. These recordings are best enjoyed with a copy of the scriptures in front of you while you listen. This is meant to be the first volume of many volumes to come. Enjoy!
Zac Fitzsimmons: Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, various midi instruments
James (Mo) Schlittenhart: Electric guitar, organ tones, trumpet, mandolin
Dan Zhang: Keys, violin
Emily Weststeyn: Harmony Vocals
Jackson Reynolds: Drums on Psalm 51
Connor and Stephi Kolacki: Horns on Psalm 2
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