"The Lord is My Light"

 Matt Reichert and Christopher Walker

Matt Reichert and Christopher Walker

We end our first season the way it began, with a setting of a Psalm text! Join cohosts Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert as they speak with composer Christopher Walker about his setting of Psalm 27. They discuss the sometimes not-so-helpful structure of responsorial Psalms, the clash of popular music culture and liturgical music culture regarding composer celebrity status, the importance of humility, and more. 

So, please open your hymnal to "The Lord is My Light."

 

Episode links

For more information about Christopher Walker and his other compositions, visit his composer page at OCP. You can find additional information at his personal website: www.christopherwalker.com

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording from OCP. You can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in the episode: "O God, You Search Me" (Bernadette Farrell), "Keep Me, Lord" (John Bell), and "Hail Mary, Full of Grace" (Christopher Walker).

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