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Ps 34-The Cry of the Poor


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RichardSchletty

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Responsorial Psalm on 8/9/2015 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty. Piano: Sr. Anne Becker. Recorded with a Zoom H2 digital recorder. I used SoundSoap to reduce the fan and AC noise.

Text: Psalm 34:2-3, 6-7, 18-19, 23; John Foley, SJ
Music: John Foley, SJ
© 1978, 1990, John B. Foley, SJ, and New Dawn Music
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Refrain
Em D Bm Em
The Lord hears the cry of the poor,
C D Em
Blessed be the Lord.

C D Em C
1. I will bless the Lord at all times
G Am Bm Bm7
with praise ever in my mouth.
F B Em C
Let my soul glory in the Lord
Am7 Bm Em
who will hear the cry of the poor.

2. Let the lowly hear and be glad;
the Lord listens to their pleas;
And to hearts broken God is near;
who hears the cry of the poor.

3. Every spirit crushed God will save;
will be ransom for their lives;
will be safe shelter for their fears,
and will hear the cry of the poor.

4. We proclaim your greatness, O God,
Your praise ever in our mouth;
Every face brightened in your light,
For you hear the cry of the poor.
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Dadai.2 said 828 days ago (August 13th, 2015)
Beautiful...
For a live recording this is sooo good. You sing it with believing heart and a voice of conviction. And your guitar playing is a perfect accompaniment. Thanks for this evening psalm...
RichardSchletty said 808 days ago (September 3rd, 2015)
Tweaking guitar and voice
Thanks, Jack. You, of course, are the master of guitar playing and H2 recording. I am forever trying to get it right. I rotate with three guitars – and acoustic nylon, an acoustic steel 6-string and a 12-stringer. The 12-string is the hardest to get right. The big problem is how to amp the guitar. I have tried acoustic mic and a cheap pickup – both feeding into a Peavey Ecoustic 112 amp. I never get it just right. The guitar usually sounds too metallic and boxy. Plus, I have a constant struggle with every note on pitch – I usually sing a few flat notes here and there if I lose focus. So much multitasking! Yet, this opportunity to sing for the congregation (as small as it is) is so very rewarding. I thank God I am able to do this to help enhance worship at the table.
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Cori Ander said 828 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
Yes, beautiful...
Again, I am struck by what a beautiful voice you have!

The song expresses a sad mood which in one way suits compassion with the poor. On the other hand this is somewhat surprising since the song has a most joyful message. On the third hand it seems like the composer has mimicd a very old musical style, (even though the copyright are of newer dates).

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RichardSchletty said 821 days ago (August 21st, 2015)
Struck
Thanks for your interesting comments, Cori. Maybe I was in a sad mood the day I sang this (it was 8:15 on a Sunday morning). Maybe I should try another rendition with a brighter approach.
Check out my latest song called God Is on the Scene
Cori Ander said 821 days ago (August 21st, 2015)
No
No, I didn't hear sadness is not in your voice. Not at all. But in the composition. I think it bears reminiscence of old times some way.
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RichardSchletty said 821 days ago (August 21st, 2015)
Cori,
I see. I misread. Still, my voice – with its baritone resonance – can be rather plaintive. Of course, the pianist often sets the tempo, so I follow. Sr. Anne Becker is 82 years old! A wonderful person.
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VicDiesel said 818 days ago (August 24th, 2015)
Cry
Good stuff.
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RichardSchletty said 808 days ago (September 3rd, 2015)
Cry
Thanks, Vic. Gotta cry out every so often.
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