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Parish Book of Psalms

Parish Book of Psalms is a collection of a cappella Responsorial Psalm settings composed by Arlene Oost-Zinner. These settings, already widely-used through the Chabanel Psalms project, are easy and accessible for congregations, and provide a way to introduce plainchant in English in the average parish.

This volume includes psalms for the complete three-year lectionary cycle of Sunday and holy day Masses according to the liturgical calendar for the U.S.A.

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The Parish Book of Psalms by Church Music Association of America





  • Ash Wednesday ABC

Holy Week

  • Palm Sunday ABC
  • Holy Thursday ABC
  • Good Friday ABC


  • 2nd Sunday: ABC
  • Ascension: ABC
  • Pentecost Vigil, simple form: ABC
  • Pentecost Vigil, extended form: 1
  • 2a
  • 2b
  • 3
  • 4
  • Pentecost Sunday: ABC

Solemnities of the Lord during Ordinary Time

  • The Most Holy Trinity: A
  • B
  • C
  • Corpus Christi: A
  • B
  • C
  • Sacred Heart: A
  • B
  • C


We’ll keep you posted here about any corrections made to the Parish Book of Psalms after it went to press. The following scores have been updated on this website:

  • Advent Year C, Week 3
  • Christmas, Mass during the Night, Year ABC
  • Easter Year A, Week 6
  • Ordinary Time Year A, Week 29
  • Ordinary Time Year B, Week 23
  • Ordinary Time Year C, Week 26
  • Ordinary Time Year C, Week 27
  • Ordinary Time Year C, Week 33

Practice Videos

Demonstration videos for a few of the psalms are on-line.

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