The Twenty-Third Psalm


The 23rd Psalm

Text Source

Words from the King James' version of the Bible


Music by Don "Orfeo" Rechtman


Baritone solo, chorus, harp, piano

The 23rd Psalm by Don "Orfeo" Rechtman (2005)
is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
    (This means you can perform it non-commercially or commercially without having to pay royalties, but you are required to acknowledge its authorship and where you got it. You cannot modify it without written permission from Don "Orfeo" Rechtman.)

Sheet Music

Full Score octavo



This May 15, 2005 recording is of the Decatur Civic Chorus in Decatur, GA under the direction of Mary Anne Sharp; conducted by Don Rechtman. (See for more information.)



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Notes (yeah; really funny!)

Illustration by Monica Seaberry used by permission;
copyright 2003. All rights reserved.

This work is “Dedicated to the followers of the three Abrahamic Faiths
(Judaism, Christianity and Islam) who are committed to Peace.”

In this instance, I elected to utilize the King James’ translation as a historical text, rather than adapt a more modern,
more inclusive version. I am however open to setting it to an alternate text.

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