Psalm 4 in Dorian mode of Raven 2 Tuning


This setting of Psalm 4 was commissioned by John O’Sullivan. The commission was for a composition in Dorian mode of Raven V2 tuning. (For more on John’s Raven tuning follow this link) I present here three versions, piano only and one with my vocal added times three and a capella. On the last version I did tweak my vocals with v-vocal editor (but NOT to 12 equal) to take care of my weak ability to sustain a pitch accurately since here I can’t hide behind a piano.


piano – vocal

a capella

Psalm 4 (NIV)

Answer me when I call to you,
O my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
be merciful to me and hear my prayer.

How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love delusions and seek false Gods?
Know that the Lord has set (apart)* the godly for himself;
The Lord will hear when I call to him.

In your anger do not sin;
when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent.
Offer right sacrifices and trust in the Lord.

Many are asking “Who can show us any good?”
Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord.
You have filled my heart with greater joy
than when their grain and new wine abound.

I will lie down and sleep in peace,
for you alone, O Lord,
make me dwell in safety.

  • * not sung
  • 2 Responses to “Psalm 4 in Dorian mode of Raven 2 Tuning”

    1. Michael Kasper says:

      Dear Chris,

      Enjoyed hearing you sing in this one. The harmonies between the different voices as well as the piano playing.



    2. Bill Newbold says:

      Powerful, all three versions ,..

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