This is the second* of a group of psalm responses I’ve been writing for use with a common chant for use over the summer period while the choir are away. Based on the RCL (Revised Common Lectionary), although they could easily be used with the Roman Lectionary or the Common Worship Lectionary.
The refrain above is for the responsorial psalm for this coming Sunday (5 after Pentecost (B)).
The psalm chant can either be plainsong (usually Mode VIII) or a traditional simple chant whose melody is coincidentally identical to the first half of one by Gregory Murray OSB. The notes of the simple chant ( G | E G | A || A | G E | G || ) are suitably vague as to work in a number of different modes, so as to reflect the nature of the psalm text: joyful, neutral, or sad.
The words are from Common Worship: Services and Prayer for the Church of England, copyright © 2000 The Archbishops’ Council.
The music is copyright © 2009 The Art of Music.; however, you are welcome to use it if you wish.
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Your comments are very welcome!
*The first refrain I wrote, for Ps 48, was “We have waited for your loving kindness, O God, in the midst of your temple”.