A Psalms CD, a Song Book, and a Few Other Things

I had hoped to post something on spontaneous songs and choirs this week but never got to it. That will be next week now. I’ve been working on a new songbook we hope to have ready by the WorshipGod conference. It will contain 71 songs from our last six projects. Unlike our downloadable piano scores, which are more like the studio arrangement, our songbooks contain simpler versions that are great for just learning the basic song. Roger Hooper, a member of Covenant Life and an amazing musician and synth player, sends me two staff versions of the songs in Sibelius and then I edit them. It can be difficult to reduce an entire band to a two staff piano score, but it’s a fun challenge.

Also been preparing for the WorshipGod08. Can’t wait for that time. I’ll be talking about it more in the coming weeks. Registration is around 1450 now, about 500 more than it was two years ago. If you’re still thinking about attending, I’d recommend signing up sooner than later.

We’ve also been finalizing the production of the Psalms CD, also due out at the conference. In the mean time, here’s a video we put together from the week we recorded the vocals. Enjoy.

Along with these projects, I have the joy of ministering at the Sovereign Grace church in Richmond this weekend. Looking forward to being with my good friends Gene Emerson and Matthew Williams there. May your Sunday be filled with fresh reminders of the greatness and goodness of the Savior.

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7 Responses to A Psalms CD, a Song Book, and a Few Other Things

  1. Lindele June 7, 2008 at 11:02 AM #

    If you put out a CD every week, I’d buy it. The lyrics you all write are so encouraging, so God-ward directing. I’ve shared Sovereign Grace CDs with many friends, all of whom are edified by the songs. Thank you for your work that blesses the Body of Christ so much!

    I, too, am looking forward to WorshipGod08 with great anticipation!

  2. Nicole McLernon June 7, 2008 at 11:07 PM #

    Looking forward to the Psalms CD!!

  3. Don Gale June 8, 2008 at 10:32 PM #

    Bob! How you tease us with this music and no vocals or melody!! I CAN’T STAND THE SUSPENSE!

    In all seriousness…I’m really looking forward to the album.

  4. Emily June 9, 2008 at 7:23 AM #

    really looking forward to the new CD and WG08!! Yay!! :)

  5. Lindele November 3, 2008 at 7:59 PM #

    Here’s a question. Based on this post, where you said, “Unlike our downloadable piano scores, which are more like the studio arrangement…” I excitedly bought the piano scores to the Psalms CD and downloaded them to my computer (something I do with almost every CD you put out). But when I opened them up, I was disappointed to see that they were the same versions as what I’d gotten in the songbook that I bought at WG08. So my question is, will there ever be a set of 3-staff arrangements for the songs on the Psalms CD? Please say yes.

  6. Bob Kauflin November 3, 2008 at 10:35 PM #

    Lindele,

    We’re working on the piano staff scores of the Psalms. When they’re done, you’ll get a free set.

  7. Lindele November 4, 2008 at 12:18 PM #

    Thanks so much! As soon as they are available, I hope to work up “Out of the Depths,” which is our pastor’s favorite song from the CD. He has been at our church for four and a half years and it’s been very difficult and discouraging for him. This song is such a blessing because, while it doesn’t minimize the pain of fears and lack of fruit and unresolved questions, it encourages him to continue to look to God and not results. Thanks for the song, thanks for the whole CD, and thanks for all the resources you make available!

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