Taunting the Enemy
If you own the Cantus Christi and you are in any way musically inclined, I would urge you to look at the chant for Psalm 94. And if you’re not musically inclined find someone who is and make them teach it to you. It’s really worth it. The text was translated by Jim Jordan, and is an excellent rendition of the Hebrew as would be expected. But the music (which is by someone I don’t remember at the moment) fits the text wonderfully. I’ve only learned 3 or 4 chants so far, but this one easily tops the charts. It is very nearly what I imagine Jordan means when he praises and encourages ‘vigorous chanting’. The text and tune are bold and militant, and for a few awful moments the University Inn conference room is transfigured into a battlefield, as we sing our King’s praises, taunting the enemy forces.