Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Recitation of Psalm 145

The ESV site @ http://www.esv.org has Ryan Ferguson reciting Psalm 145 from the ESV in this video from the WorshipGod08 Conference:

Worship Matters, has some additional details, including this explanation of the background music:

Scripture readings don’t have to be accompanied with music, but because this took place in between two songs, I kept playing. I tried to follow Ryan’s inflections and amplify the emotional flow of the passage. Playing behind prayers or readings isn’t always helpful. Sometimes it can sound like Muzak. Sometimes it can be a distraction, as people try to figure out what song you’re playing. But there are times when I think it can be effective and help people listen more carefully to what’s being said. I hope this was one of them.

You may remember Ryan’s earlier recitation of the book of Hebrews and of Hebrews 9 and 10.

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