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Song 12 - The Lord's My Shepherd
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Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Song 12 - The Lord's My Shepherd

Hey, guess what? Shadoes says it's okay to go for a new tune. Thanks, Shadoes!

So here it is:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... irvine.mp3

And a score:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... irvine.pdf

For you abc readers, Adrian gave me this in abc format.

X: 1
T: The Lord's my Shepherd
M: 3/4
L: 1/4
K: Gmaj
D | B2c/A/ | d2c/A/ | G2F | G2B |
BAA | ^c2c | d2B |
BcB | A2B | cdc | B2B |
Ace | G2F | G2 |]

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:28 pm ]
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Yipee!!!!! :thumbsup: :party: :wave: :joker:

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:25 pm ]
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I can hardly wait! :mrgreen:

Author:  shadoes [ Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:47 pm ]
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will attempt to get to this one before I roll off to surgery on Weds. Or maybe after heh.

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:48 am ]
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Here is a history page of this psalter:

http://www.cgmusic.com/library/scottish.htm

Judging by the time period during which this psalter was composed and the fact that it represents Psalm 23, I'm thinking that a sort of pre-trad Renaissance type of sound would be appropriate. How about you? ;)

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:24 pm ]
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Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
Here is a history page of this psalter:

http://www.cgmusic.com/library/scottish.htm

Judging by the time period during which this psalter was composed and the fact that it represents Psalm 23, I'm thinking that a sort of pre-trad Renaissance type of sound would be appropriate. How about you? ;)



The tune is newer. I think it may be from the Romantic or Classical period. The psalter contained words only, and I believe references were made to period tunes the parishioners were supposed to use to sing the psalms.

That's an interesting article.

Other tunes have been applied to Psalm 23. The one we're using is probably the most melodic. If you're wanting a tune with an earthier, more primitive sound, here's an alternate tune:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... rdmidi.mp3

And a pdf:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... epherd.pdf

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:47 pm ]
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Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
Here is a history page of this psalter:

http://www.cgmusic.com/library/scottish.htm



Very interesting. Thanks

Any ideas as to where I can buy a bound copy?

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:10 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Other tunes have been applied to Psalm 23. The one we're using is probably the most melodic. If you're wanting a tune with an earthier, more primitive sound, here's an alternate tune:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... rdmidi.mp3

And a pdf:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... epherd.pdf


Earthy is good. I think I'll do this one. 8)

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:52 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
Here is a history page of this psalter:

http://www.cgmusic.com/library/scottish.htm



Very interesting. Thanks

Any ideas as to where I can buy a bound copy?


Try abebooks.com. You can get hard-to-find books there.

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:57 pm ]
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And here are the words from the Scottish Psalter, 1650.

1 The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want.
2 He makes me down to lie
In pastures green: he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.

3 My soul he doth restore again;
and me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
ev'n for his own name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale,
yet will I fear none ill:
For thou art with me; and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.

5 My table thou hast furnished
in presence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.

6 Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me:
And in God's house for evermore
my dwelling-place shall be.

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:18 pm ]
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My favorite version of Psalm 23 Metered is from the puritans' psalter, the Bay Psalter of 1640. There's something particularly poignant about this one. Because it's metered in the same way, you can use either the Scottish or the Bay psalter version as you think your way through the melodies.

The Lord to me a Shepherd is,
want therefore shall not I.
He in the folds of tender grass,
doth cause me down to lie.

To waters calm me gently leads,
restore my soul doth He:
he doth in paths of righteousness
for his names' sake lead me.

Yea though in valley of death's shade
I walk, none ill I'll fear:
because thou art with me thy rod
and staff, my comfort are.

For me a table thou hast spread,
in presence of my foes:
thou dost annoint my head with oil,
my cup it overflows.

Goodness and mercy surely shall
all my days follow me:
and in the Lord's house I shall dwell
for long as days shall be.

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:41 pm ]
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I really like that version. It is the first time I have seen it. It's not as close to the Hebrew as the Scottish version but clearly written by a poet.

I was looking at the online version of the Scottish Psalter and my first thought was "I bet Kitty and Connie could write some good tunes for these." What a resource!

Author:  ConnieS [ Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:06 pm ]
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Well, I just don't know what to say, Adrian. ImageI'm more of an arranger than a composer, although I think Kitty's written some nice stuff.

I DID co-write some songs for an Easter cantata once. But emphasis on the syllable "co." I do have copyrights to the songs, though, so maybe I'll roll them out on the clips page as we approach Easter.

But you know, Adrian, you have a gift for throwing down a challenge that brings out the best in people, and those old psalters present some beautiful biblical lyrics, and I'm always looking for good summer projects.... :mrgreen: ...who knows!!

Author:  Adrian [ Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:24 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
I'm always looking for good summer projects.... :mrgreen: ...who knows!!


I never met a guitarist yet who didn't write songs. I look forward to your compositions in the summer. ;)

Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:39 pm ]
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Ten-Tin-10 offers up our first arrangement. He's chosen the Campbell tune. Here it is:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... ntin10.mp3

He says:
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I purposely went for "earthy" and "primitive" on this one. Only a single mountain dulcimer was used. ;)

Author:  Kathy [ Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:13 am ]
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Jim,

It's very pretty. :) I love the way you have played it.

Kathy :)

Author:  ConnieS [ Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:26 pm ]
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And another one from Ren-Tin-10:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... ntin10.mp3

He writes:

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I decided I actually like both versions of TLMS. Since the Irvine version is a bit more "high church", I did it on the organ and morphed it into "Amazing Grace."

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:42 am ]
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Jim, moving into Amazing Grace was brilliant! What a natural progression. :D

Author:  ConnieS [ Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:17 am ]
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Here's Adrian's.

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... adrian.mp3

He says:

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I love the Hymn and Irvine's tune. Bb WW .


Hmmmm.

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:30 am ]
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Here's Keith's version of The Lord's My Shepherd:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... rd_khl.mp3



And here's what he says:

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This is played using a Feadog C body. with a Tommy Tweaked fipple.

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:38 am ]
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Keith, I like that Tommy-tweaked instrument you've got there. Also, I liked how you changed the timing a bit on your last verse. Altogether, it's VERY nice.

Author:  khl [ Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:20 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Keith, I like that Tommy-tweaked instrument you've got there. Also, I liked how you changed the timing a bit on your last verse. Altogether, it's VERY nice.

Thanks, Connie. The Tommy-tweaked whistles/fipples, really are sweet. They soften the volume and tone just a little and add a nice 'airiness' (for lack of a better word).

Author:  Adrian [ Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:09 pm ]
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khl wrote:
ConnieS wrote:
Keith, I like that Tommy-tweaked instrument you've got there. Also, I liked how you changed the timing a bit on your last verse. Altogether, it's VERY nice.

Thanks, Connie. The Tommy-tweaked whistles/fipples, really are sweet. They soften the volume and tone just a little and add a nice 'airiness' (for lack of a better word).


Very nice Keith. That whistle is sweet. Is the tweaked fipple a Feadog?

Author:  khl [ Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:21 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
[ Is the tweaked fipple a Feadog?

The fipple is from a Walton's Mellow D so it fits the Mellow D, plus a number of Cs.

Author:  Adrian [ Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:52 pm ]
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khl wrote:
Adrian wrote:
[ Is the tweaked fipple a Feadog?

The fipple is from a Walton's Mellow D so it fits the Mellow D, plus a number of Cs.


Aha! One of my favorite fipples. My best cheap C is a nickel Gen body with a Walton Mellow D fipple and it is faultless. Yours sounds extra sweet though. Obviously the Tommy touch.

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