Patrick Valentino,
          composer
                      
Liber Psalmorum Project
(part of The Pilgrimage)

It seems fitting that the Book of Psalms would occupy a central place in a project such as this.
The Book was originally a compilation of sacred songs, and remains in large part the hymnbook of the Church to this day.
Being comprised of 150 individual works ranging in length, style, content, and tone, the Book of Psalms is both an infinite sandbox for a composer to explore, and microcosm for the totality of the human experience.

When complete, the Liber Psalmorum will stand apart from the rest of Peregrinatio in that each Psalm will be uniquely set. Envision the music of the completed Bible on some mystical bookshelf; Liber Psalmorum will be like an exploding rainbow in a vivid yet confined space, like the precious sliver of visible light on the larger electromagnetic spectrum.

Some may utilize the leitmotif system employed through the rest of the project, some may not.
Some may reference the chant melodies these Psalms inspired, and some may consciously avoid this.
Each will be composed in a distinctive style and genre, and each will be for a dedicated ensemble.

Watch the Promo Trailer for the Psalm Project

And that's where the collaborative aspect comes in - if you are a performer, organization, or ensemble, I'd like to invite you to be a part of the creation of Liber Psalmorum. Together, we can truly create a universal Book of Psalms which reflects the music our world has developed from the origins of music through today; we can create a document which has something for everyone, and which is accessible to experience and recreate by every group from the most virtuosic orchestra to the most humble elementary school, from countless performers to a single voice.

Join the project - there are 3 ways to become a supporter:
Commission a new Psalm setting
Interface with me about developing a new Psalm setting
Express interest in an already-completed Psalm, and consider it for performance

Everyone who takes part will be acknowledged here and in public promotional materials for the Psalm Project. Your participation will help make this project a far reaching as possible, create new and unique settings of the Psalms, and help audiences everywhere hear them brought to life.

Contact Patrick here

Want to commission a Psalm that's already spoken for? Contact me for options!

Join the Consortium! (updated July 2023)
Travis Benoit
tenor
St. Peter's Catholic Church
Lexington, KY
Immaculate Conception Parish
Ithaca, NY
St. Mark's Catholic Church
Richmond, KY
St. Adelaide's Church
West Peabody, MA

Montclair State University Choir
Montclair, NJ
St. John, Guardian of Our Lady Parish
Clinton, MA
Calliope
Boston, MA
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
Boston, MA
St. Martin of Tours Parish
Louisville, KY

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Fernandina Beach, FL
Holy Spirit Parish
Louisville, KY
POLYHYMNIA ensemble
St. Louis, MO
Gloriae Dei Cantores
Orleans, MA
Daryl Bichel
organist, director






































Psalm Information List (updated June 2023)
*please note, Psalm numbers in the Clementine Vulgate may differ from those of many other Bible translations
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Incipit (Vulgata Clementina)
English incipt (first line)
status
performing forces
composed for
1
Beatus vir
Blessed is the man
complete
tenor, harp
Travis Benoit
2
Quare turbabuntur
Why have the Gentiles raged
complete
choir, string orch

3
Domine, quare multiplicati
Many say to my soul
complete
baritone

4
Invocante me
When I called on him
complete
soprano, string quartet, harp

5
Verba mea
Give ear O Lord
complete
women's schola, strings

6
Domine ne in furore
Lord, rebuke me not
complete
alto, piano

7
Domine Deus meus
O Lord my God, in thee have I put my trust
in process
baritone, men's chorus, organ

8
Domine Dominator
...how admirable is thy name in all the earth



9
Confitebor Domino
I will give praise to thee



10
In Domino speravi
In the Lord have I put my trust
complete
a capella chorus

11
Salva Domine
Save me O Lord



12
Usquequo, Domine
how long, or Lord
in process
viola, voice

13
Dixit stultus in corde
the foll hath said in his heart: there is no God



14
Domine, quis peregrinabitur
O Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle?



15
Custodi me Deus
Preserve Me O Lord



16
Audi Deus iustum
Hear O Lord my justice



17
Diligam te Domine
I will love thee, Lord, my strength



18
Caeli Enarrant gloriam Dei
The heavens show forth the glory of God



19
Exaudiat te Dominus
May the Lord hear thee in the day of tribulation



20
Domine in fortitudine
In thy strength, O Lord



21
Deus meus, quare dereliquisti
My God, look upon me



22
Dominus pascit me
The Lord ruleth over me



23
Domini est terra
The earth is the Lord's



24
ad te Domine
To you o Lord I have lifted my soul



25
Judica me Deus
Judge Me O Lord, for I have walked in innocence



26
Dominus lux mea
The Lord is my light and my salvation



27
Domine clamabo
Unto thee will I cry O Lord



28
Adferte Domino filios
Bring to the Lord o ye children of God



29
Exaltabo te Domine
I will extol thee O Lord



30
In te Domine speravi
In thee I Lord have I hoped



31
Beatus cui dimissa est
Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven



32
Laudate justi Dominum
Rejoice in the Lord o ye just



33
Benedicam Domino in omni tempore
I will bless the Lord at all times



34
Judica Domine
Judge thou O Lord,them that wrong me



35
Dixit scelus impii
The unjust hath said



36
Noli contendere
Be not emulous of evildoers



37
Domine ne in ira tua
Rebuke me not O Lord



38
Dixit custodiam vias meas
I said: I will take heed to my ways



39
Expectans expectavi
With expectation I have waited for the Lord



40
Beatus qui cogitat
Blessed is he that understands the poor



41
sicut areola praeparata
As the hart panteth after the waterbrooks



42
Judica me Deus et disxcerne
Judge me O Lord, and distinguish my cause



43
Deus auribus nostris
We have heard with our ears



44
Eructavit cor meum
My heart hath uttered a good word



45
Deus nostra spes et fortitudo
Our God is our refuge and strength



46
Omnes populi plaudite
O clap your hands all ye nations



47
Magnus Dominus
Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised



48
Audite hoc omnes populi
Hear these things, all ye nations



49
Deus Dominus locutus
The God of gods has spoken



50
Miserere mei
Have mercy on me O God



51
Quid gloriaris in malitia
Why do you glory in malice



52
Dixit stultus in corde
The fool said in his heart, there is no God



53
Deus in nomine tuo salva me
Save me, O God, by thy name



54
Exaudi Deus orationem meam
Hear, O God my prayer



55
Miserere mei Deus
Have mercy on me O God



56
Miserere mei Deus Have mercy on me O God



57
Si vere utique justitiam
If in very deed ye speak justice



58
Erue me de inimicis meis
Deliver me from my enemies



59
Deus projecisti no
O God, thou hast cast us off



60
exaudi Deus
Hear O God my supplication



61
Attamen apud Deum
Shall not my soul be subject to God?



62
Deus fortitudo mea
O God my God, to thee do I watch at daybreak



63
Audi Deus vocem meam
Hear O God my prayer



64
tibi silens laus Deus
A hymn O God, becometh thee in Sion



65
Jubilate Deo omnis terra
Shout with joy to God



66
Deus misereatur nostri
May God have mercy on us



67
Exsurgat Deus
Let God arise



68
Salva me Deus
Save me O God



69
Deus ut liberes me
O God, come to my assistance
complete
voice, 5 unspecified instruments

70
In te Domine speravi
In thee O Lord I have hoped



71
Deus judicium regi
Give to the king thy judgement



72
Attamen bonus est Israhel
How good is God to Israel



73
Ut quid Deus reppulisti
O God, why hast thou cast us off



74
Confitebimur tibi Deus
We will praise thee, O God



75
Cognoscetur in Judaea
In Judea God is known



76
Voce mea ad Dominum
I cried to the Lord with my voice



77
Ausculta populus meus
Attend my people, to my law



78
Deus venerunt gentes
O God, the nations are come into thy inheritance



79
Qui pascis Israhel
Give ear, thou that rulest Israel



80
Laudate Deum fortitudinem nostram
Rejoice to God our helper



81
Deus stetit in coetu Dei
God hath stood in the congregation of gods



82
Deus ne taceas
O God, who shall be like to thee?



83
Quam dilecta tabernacula tua
How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord



84
Placatus es Domine
Lord, you have blessed the land



85
Inclina Domine aurem tuam
Incline thy ear, O Lord, and hear me



86
Diligit Dominus portas Sion
The Lord loveth the gates of Sion



87
Domine Deus salutis
O Lord, the God of my salvation



88
Misericordias Domini
The mercies of the Lord I will sing forever



89
Domine habitaculum
Lord you have been our refuge



90
Qui habitat in abscondo
He that dwelleth in the aid of the most high



91
Bonum est confiteri Domino
It is good to give praise to the Lord



92
Dominus regnavit
The Lord has reigned, he is clothed with beauty



93
Deus ultionum Domine
The Lord is the the God to whom revenge belongeth



94
Venite laudemus Dominum
Come let us praise the Lord



95
Cantate Domino canticum novum
Sing to the Lord a new song



96
Dominus regnavit exultabit terra
The Lord has reigned, let earth rejoice



97
Cantate Domino canticum novum Sing to the Lord a new song


98
Dominus regnavit, commoveantur
The Lord has reigned, let the people be shaken



99
Jubilate Domino omnis terra
Sing joyfully to God, all the earth



100
Misericordiam et judicium
Mercy and judgement I will sing to thee



101
Domine audi orationem meam
Hear O Lord my prayer



102
Benedic anima mea Domino
Bless the Lord I my soul



103
Benedic anima mea Domino Bless the Lord I my soul


104
Confitemini Domino invocate
Give glory to the Lord and call upon his name



105
Confitemini Domino quoniam
Give glory to the Lord for he is good



106
Confitemini Domino quoniam Give glory to the Lord for he is good


107
Paratum cor meum
My heart is ready



108
Deus laudabilis mihi
O God be not silent in my praise



109
Dixit Dominus Domino meo
The Lord said to my Lord



110
Confitebor Domino in toto corde
I will praise thee O Lord with my whole heart
in process
SATB chorus
St. Adelaide Church
111
Beatus vir qui timet
Blessed the man who fears the Lord



112
Laudate servi Dominum
Praise the Lord, you servants of the Lord



113
Factus est Judas in sanctificatione
Judea was made his sanctuary



114
Dilexi quoniam audies Domine
I have loved, because the Lord will hear my voice



115
Credidi propter quod locutus
I have believed, therefore I have spoken



116
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
O Praise the Lord all ye nations



117
Confitemini domino
Give praise to the Lord for he is good



118
Beati immaculati in via
Blessed are the undefiled in the way



119
Canticum graduum ad Dominum
In my trouble I cried to the Lord



120
Canticum graduum levavi oculos meos
I have lifted my eyes to the mountains



121
Laetatus sum eo quod dixerint mihi
I rejoiced when they said to me



122
Ad te levavi oculos meos
To thee have I lifted up my eyes



123
Nisi DOminus fuisset in nobis
If it had not been that the Lord was with us



124
Qui confidunt in Domino
They that trust in the Lord



125
Cum converteret Dominus
When the Lord brought back the captives of Sion



126
Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum
Unless the Lord build the house



127
Beatus omnis qui timet
Blessed are all who fear the Lord



128
Saepe expugnaverunt me
Often they have fought against me



129
De profundis clamavi
Out of the depths I cry to thee Lord



130
Domine non est exaltatum
Lord, my heart is not exalted



131
Memento Domine David
Lord, remember David and his meekness



132
Ecce quam bonum et quam
Behold how good it is for brethren to live together in unity



133
Ecce benedicite Domino
Bless ye the Lord, ye servants of the Lord
complete
2 female voices, viola
St. Peter's Church
134
Laudate nomen Domini
Praise the name of the Lord



135
Confitemini Domino
Praise the Lord for he is good



136
Super flumina Babylonis
Upon the rivers of Babylon
complete
high voice, harp

137
Confitebor tibi in toto corde
I will praise thee with my whole heart



138
Domine, investigasti me
Lord you have proved me and know me



139
Erue me Domine ab homine
Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man



140
Domine clamavi ad te
I have cried to thee O Lord



141
Voce mea ad Dominum
I cried to the Lord with my voice



142
Domine exaudi orationem meam
Hear O Lord my prayer



143
Benedictus Dominus fortis meus
Blessed be the Lord my God



144
Exaltabo te Deus meus
I will extol thee, O my God and King



145
Lauda anima mea
Praise the Lord O my soul



146
Laudate Dominum quoniam
Praise the Lord because he is good



147
Lauda Hierusalem
Praise the Lord, Jerusalem



148
Laudate Dominum de caelis
Praise the Lord from the heavens



149
Cantate Domino canticum novum
Sing to the Lord a new canticle



150
Laudate Deum in sancto eius
Praise the Lord in his holy places







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