The 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.

Available in hardcover from the CMAA Shop.

Psalms For Downloading

The full collection (this link will open in a new tab)




  • Ash Wednesday ABC

Holy Week

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


  • Year C: 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 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

Ordinary Time

Feasts and Solemnities


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

Thanks to Jeff Ostrowski at Corpus Christi Watershed for producing these videos!


Year C, 1st Sunday
Year C, 2nd Sunday
Year C, 3rd Sunday
Year C, 4th Sunday

Ordinary Time

Year B, 23rd Sunday
Year B, 24th Sunday
Year B, 25th Sunday
Year B, 26th Sunday
Year B, 27th Sunday
Year B, 28th Sunday
Year B, 29th Sunday
Year B, 32nd Sunday
Year B, 33rd Sunday
Year B, 34th Sunday (Christ the King)

Feasts and Solemnities

December 8: Immaculate Conception (ABC)

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