Psalm Antiphons for a Time of Preparation
For SAB or SATB choir, this collection by Carl F. Schalk contains eleven Psalm antiphons that can be paired with commonly appointed Psalm texts for the Advent season. The antiphons are designed to be sung with chosen Psalm tones.
The antiphon is sung first by the choir. Then the Psalm text is sung by the congregation or alternately between the choir (or cantor) and the congregation. The antiphon is repeated at the conclusion of the Psalm.
Includes antiphons for Psalms 24, 25, 72, 80, 85, 89, 122, 126, and 146; Isaiah 12 (First Song of Isaiah); and Luke 1 (The Magnificat).
See also Schalk’s Psalm Antiphons for a Time of Penitence.
Antiphon for Psalm 24
The Lord of hosts is the King of glory.
Antiphon for Psalm 25
To You I lift up my soul.
Antiphon for Psalm 72
In His time the righteous shall flourish.
Antiphon for Psalm 80
Rescue us, O Lord, and we shall be saved.
Antiphon for Psalm 85
Righteousness and peace shall go before Him.
Antiphon for Psalm 89
Forever will I sing Your praise.
Antiphon for Psalm 122
I was glad when they said unto me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Antiphon for Psalm 126
Psalm 126:2b (126:4a BCP)
The Lord has done great things for us.
Antiphon for Psalm 146
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
Antiphon for Isaiah 12
In your midst is the holy one of Israel.
Antiphon for Luke 1
My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.