CHANTING THE PSALMS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE WITH INSTRUCTIONAL CD by CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT
Chanting the psalms, or psalmody, is an ancient practice of vital importance in the Christian spiritual tradition and a spiritual treasure that is available to anyone who prays. Includes a CD. Read more
Chanting the psalms, or psalmody, is an ancient practice of vital importance in the Christian spiritual tradition. Today many think of it as a discipline that belongs only in monasteries--but psalmody is a spiritual treasure that is available to anyone who prays.
Cynthia Bourgeault brings the practice into the twenty-first century, providing a history of Christian psalmody as well as an appreciation of its place in contemplative practice today. And she teaches you how to do it as you chant along with her on the accompanying CD in which she demonstrates the basic techniques nd easy melodies that anyone can learn. "Even if you can't read music," Cynthia says, "or if you can't sing on pitch, I'll still hope to show you that chanting the psalms is accessible to nearly everyone. Paperback 265 pages
Cynthia Bourgeault is a leader in the Christian conptemplative prayer movement, an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader. She is presently director of the Contemplative Society in Victoria, British Columbia.