EDITED WITH MODAL HARMONIES
RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
"This Psalter represents the high-water mark of the psalmody of the Reformation in
Scotland. Here the Church music of the period comes to its climax."
Dr. Millar Patrick, "Four Centuries of Scottish Psalmody"
Oxford University Press, 1950
After such a build up we were very pleased and surprised when we found a copy of Mr.
Terry's 20th century reproduction of this rare and little known Psalter.
The title of the reproduction is shown above. The book is in two sections. The first
section contains the tunes of the original Psalter re-set in modern musical notation. The
second section contains a reproduction of the original Psalter, including its music.
The Scottish Psalter of 1635 uses the Psalm versifications of the 1564 Scottish
Psalter, which in turn was the continuation of the work of Sternhold and Hopkins and the
the Anglo-Genevan Psalters. (See "The Sternhold and Hopkins
The Scottish Psalter that was published in 1564
included a much more varied selection of metres than the English Psalter. It also included
some 21 settings done in Scotland after the return from exile. Opinions about the overall
quality of the poetry of this version is varied.
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Complete essay: The Scottish Psalter of 1635
Index of Psalms from the Psalter