Refuge and Strength

Selections from the Psalter of the Book of Common Prayer

The Choir of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, New York: David Shuler, Director of Music

Jan/2000, MUSIC CDS

ISBN-13: 9780898693546



The 1979 Prayer Book Psalter is a translation of great beauty in the tradition of its English and American predecessors. The selections chosen here, beautifully sung by this renowned choir both accompanied and unaccompanied, represent a variety of styles, including Anglican and Russian chant, plainsong, and metrical settings. This unique recording showcases the best of traditional and contemporary composers.

Recorded at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York.
Organist: Peter Stoltzfus
Recording Engineer: Mark Dann


  1. Psalm 46 Anglican chant, M. Luther
  2. Psalm 139:1-9, 12-17, Stoltzfus
  3. Psalm 121 Anglican chant, W. Davies
  4. Psalm 23 Anglican chant, E. Bairstow
  5. Psalm 116 Anglican chant, H. Howells
  6. Psalm 103:1-4, Ippolitov-Ivanov, arr. Shuler
  7. Psalm 134 , Ippolitov-Ivanov, arr. Shuler
  8. Psalm 25, Plainsong, Mode 8
  9. Psalm 8, Fauxbourdon, G. Hancock
  10. Psalm 89:20-22, 24-29, P. Hallock
  11. Psalm 27: 1, 5-6, 9, S. Sturk
  12. Psalm 99 Anglican chant, J. Goss
  13. Psalm 51:1-18 Miserere, G. Allegri
  14. Psalm 130 Anglican chant, R. Lehman
  15. Psalm 78:14-20, 23-25, M. Martens
  16. Psalm 22:1-2, 7-8, 14-2, Psalm Tone 4
  17. Psalm 33:1-9,11, M. Martens
  18. Psalm 114 , Tonus Peregrinus
  19. Psalm 118:14-18, C. Daw/K. Hackett
  20. Psalm 104:25-26, 28-32, 35, L. King
  21. Psalm 150, C. V. Stanford


"Congratulations to Maestro Schuller, the Choir of the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, Mr. Stoltzfus and the Church Publishing Incorporated for giving us this brilliant collection from the Psalter, superbly performed. Thank you for this veritable treasure"

Dr. Gerre Hancock
Organist and Master of Choristers
Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
New York City



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