Psalms and Pstuff

Matt Retz

Psalms & Pstuff

This is where I post Psalm settings for use by Petrus and Rock of Faith. Of course anyone else who wants to use them is also welcome.

Psalm 16: You Are My Inheritance O Lord for Sunday June 27, 2010

by Matt Retz on Thursday, June 24, 2010 6:17 AM

Actually wrote horn parts for this one back when HTYC had a horn section.  As a result, the demo has guitar harmonies covering those parts.  Here's the lead sheet.  Peace.

Psalm 32: Lord Forgive The Wrong I've Done - For Sunday June 13, 2010

by Matt Retz on Sunday, June 6, 2010 7:34 PM

OK.... the last note of the first line is transcribed as an E but sung as a G.  Do which ever you like best.  :-)

Here's the demo (with the G) and the lead sheet (with the E).


Psalm 110: You Are A Priest Forever - for Sunday June 6, 2010

by Matt Retz on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 10:37 PM

 Not the best demo I've ever done but the tune's kinda cool.  Here's the demo and the lead sheet.

By Popular Demand

by Matt Retz on Saturday, May 1, 2010 11:12 PM

I have been asked by several people (most importantly my wife) to create a comprehensive listing of all the Psalms I have composed settings for.  OK, here you go.  If you look at the top of the page you will see a new link titled Psalms.  Click on it and you will see the list (currently at 42 settings).  Thanks to everyone for your support over the years.


Psalm 67: O God, Let All the Nations Praise You for 05/09/10, the 6th Sunday of Easter

by Matt Retz on Friday, April 30, 2010 10:31 PM

Here's the demoTranscription coming soon. And now here's the lead sheet.  Be careful, the ink's still wet!

Psalm 30: I Will Praise You, Lord for Sunday 04/18/10

by Matt Retz on Monday, April 12, 2010 6:18 AM

OK... after tourturing my singers last night at rehearsal I have performed some surgery on this setting and think it's much closer.  Here's the easier key.

Sorry about the pops.  Recorded on an underpowered PC when I was just starting out with ProTools.  Anyhow, here's the demo and the lead sheet.  Happy Easter!

Lenten Gospel Acclamations

by Matt Retz on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:24 PM

Here is the lead sheet for and demos of each week.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Psalm 1: Blessed Are They Who Hope in the Lord - For Sunday 02/14/10

by Matt Retz on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 10:13 PM

Another one from 3 years ago.  Sorry about the pops and crackles on the recording.  Couldn't find any pennies to tape to the needle ;-).  Here's the demo (in E) and the lead sheet (in C).



Psalm 138: In the Sight of the Angels

by Matt Retz on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 1:17 PM

So I wrote this setting 3 years back and then never had the opportunity to use it... until now.  May want to play with the verses a little but in any case here's the demo and the lead sheet.

Psalm 71: I Will Sing for Sunday 01/31/10

by Matt Retz on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 10:45 PM

Love the words to this one and a big thanks to my wonderful wife Elaine for helping me with the vocals.  BTW, if you haven't read her blog for the HT Children's Liturgy of the Word you should.  Great stuff!  You can find it at  So here's this weeks demo and the lead sheet in the original key as well as the more congregation friendly key.




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