Psalm 2300

In 2008, Teresa Berger and I published a CD-ROM called Ocean Psalms.  It was a large piece of work and you can read more about it on the website www.oceanpsalms.com.

Here is an extract from the description:

Ocean Psalms is an interactive CD-Rom presenting meditations, music, prayers, songs, photography, psalms and art, all focused on the sea. In multimedia form, Ocean Psalms invites people into the both ancient and ever-new world of “ocean depths” as a way of deepening the life of the spirit. At a point in time when the environmental assault on the world ocean has become life-threatening, Ocean Psalms witnesses to the primal bond between ecological and religious commitments. This witness focuses on highlighting possibilities of contemplative engagement with the “depths of the sea”.

“Psalm 2300: Holy Wisdom is my Ocean” appears in “Dawn”, the first of four sections in Ocean Psalms.  The verses were Teresa’s response to Psalm 23.  The beginning of the antiphon came from a scribbled note on the margins of a ninth century MSS, and I finished the rest of the antiphon text.  The antiphon is a simple melody set for SATB and piano and Teresa’s verses are set to a chant based on psalm tone 8.

Psalm 2300 Antiphon

Psalm 2300 Verses

La Virgen de Guadalupe

La Virgen de Guadalupe was a song i wrote in 2005 for Immaculata School.  I have now fully orchestrated it for 4 part choir and soloist and several instruments.  Here is a copy of the score which I have donated to the St Thomas Moore Catholic Chapel at Yale to be performed on December 12 this year, in honor of the feast day of La Virgen de Guadalupe.