Hello and welcome to KBPsalms.com.
I believe our psalms should be sung in praise of Our Lord Jesus Christ. When I write the music for a Psalm, I study it, feel it, and try and translate it into a song that can be easily picked up by everyone. I believe the melody should reflect the tone of the reading and be a memorable one as well. So when people leave the Mass, they can recall it during the week remembering what they had heard and sung.
The music I write for the psalms have been very well received and have added heartfelt prayer and comfort during in the singing of the Psalm. As you watch the videos on the Psalm video page and listen to the music, see if you can sing along after hearing it once. The words are on the video to help you.
Eventually, we will have the music available for purchase as well as the CDs and DVDs. Please subscribe to KBPsalms for updates to the site. Also, The Mass of Faith to the Savior of the World will be available in sheet music along with a free download of the Mass so you can hear it and follow the music.
If you notice, there are some videos on the right from my YouTube.com/kbpsalms page. Listen to these original psalms composed by Keith Ballentine. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think.
My newest composition is a communion song, “Sing Your Song In Me”.Click here to open the Sing Your Song In Me video
The sheet music for Sing Your Song In Me can be found at: http://www.kbpsalms.com/psalm-sheet-music/songs-for-communion/
The sheet music page is up and running. These psalm settings are easy for any choir to learn. But more importantly, for the congregation to sing along with the choir after hearing the melody. You can listen to the song before you purchase it on YouTube.
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The colors come in White, Gold, Red, Green, Orange and Black. You can even match up the shirt with the position the choir member has in the group. (ie. White (choir director), Gold (Organist), Orange (Cantor), choir members (red), Green (librarian), Purple Priest), and Black (musicians)). Or, come up witrh you own color assignments or arrangement.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
PRAYING THE PSALMS ENRICHES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
VATICAN CITY, 16 NOV 2011 (VIS) – During today’s general audience in St Peter’s Square, attended by over 11,000 pilgrims, the Holy Father imparted the final catechesis of his cycle dedicated to the Psalms. He focused on Psalm 110, which “Jesus Himself cited, and which the authors of the New Testament referred to widely and interpreted in reference to the Messiah. … It is a Psalm beloved by the ancient Church and by believers of all times”, which celebrates “the victorious and glorified Messiah seated at the right hand of God”.