Calvin Jones is creating Addictive Psalms - for the World
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patrons

$95
per Arrangement of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
How are these Psalms different?

When you think of singing Psalms, do you think of getting a root canal or shoveling the sidewalk? Is singing Psalms something you might do at church if forced at gunpoint? Does Psalm-singing conjure up in your mind a bunch of old people who might just get hauled off to the grave after church...if they make it that far?

Or is singing and listening to Psalms a highlight of your day? What if you had compelling Psalms you wanted to hear or sing available in your daily life: in your car, at work, during your exercise routine, at home by yourself or with family, in life's battles and more? What if the Psalms could be more relevant, stirring and addictive than the latest Adelle song?

God gave us the words of the Psalms but he didn't give us any music. In every age and every culture, men of God need to put the word of God into the common language of the people. So also men of God need to put the Psalms of God into the common musical language of the people. 

"I remember the Psalms from the little Church of Ireland church.   As a child going I remember thinking, GREAT words, SHAME about the tunes...."  (Bono - lead vocals for U2)

I and my team (consisting of both Ukrainian and American talent) are creating "Addictive Psalms for the World".   The early church down through the centuries sang these Psalms but in modern times they've gone out of vogue.   Instead, songs of abstract attributes of God written by men or repetitious cliche's fill the worship of congregations.   The Psalms are the songs revealed by God that he has commanded us to sing to Him.   They are the attributes of God applied to our everyday lives as we launch attacks against the gates of hell in the spiritual and physical warfare of the kingdom.   They are the promises that only God can write and grant to His people and are thus the comfort and hope of salvation, deliverance, prosperity and victory for God's people today.

“Wherever the Psalter is abandoned, an incomparable treasure vanishes from the Christian Church. With its recovery will come unsuspected power.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Psalms unify. Think about it. Lots of music has been created to be used in worshiping God by men of many persuasions, but the Psalms were created by God to be sung by men of all persuasions.   Their truth and relevancy for God's people today is obvious from God's command to His people in the New Testament to sing them with thanksgiving in their heart to God.  

"Let Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God" (Colossians 3:16).

"...but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father..." (Ephesians 5:18-19)

The councils of Christ's bride over the centuries have commanded the singing of God's songs and at the same time prohibited singing the songs of men in worship.   As early as the Council of Laodicea held around AD 364, the universal church of Christ declared in Canon 59:

 "No psalms composed by private individuals nor any uncanonical books may be read in the church, but only the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testaments." 

This means it was as wrong to read from the apocrypha in the public worship of God as it was to sing a song from men's imaginations (man created hymns and praise and worship rather than the inspired Psalms of the Bible).   The general Council of Chalcedon (from which we get the Definition of Chalcedon) adopted the canons of the Council of Laodicea in AD 451 again prohibiting the use of uninspired Psalms in the worship of God.   

Then in 1547 the Westminster Confession declared the Biblical view of the regulative principle of worship, "But the acceptable way of worshipping the true God is instituted by Himself, and so limited by his own revealed will, that he may not be worshipped according to the imaginations and devices of men, or the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representation, or any other way not prescribed in the holy Scripture."   In the following list of those acts that are acceptable worship to God is "...the singing of psalms with grace in the heart."  No songs of men are included but only the songs of God.   For the third time in the history of the church spanning some 1200 years of time, the church has declared the worship of God in song to be exclusively the inspired Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Bible.

Currently we are creating new 4 part arrangements from the inspired Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs book of the Bible.  We've seen how simply replacing an older tune with a more contemporary one will allow the words of the Psalm to leap into our minds making it far easier to memorize and meditate on God's promises as we worship Him in praise.  

Dual Purpose - Sunday and everyday

So we are creating songs that can both be sung by a lead vocal (i.e. YOU in the shower or driving in your car or walking down the grocery aisle) and at the same time are arranged for 4 part harmony so that you can sing them with your family or the entire congregation.    These are compelling melodies that are memorable and inspiring.   Our Psalms are equally at home in Sunday worship and driving tractor Monday morning.

Of course we hope that many different folks in different congregations and denominationas will join in this endeavor.   In addition to the pdf we will offer a finished audio track in .mp3 and .wav format so that you can sing along and quickly learn the Psalm at the DENOMINATIONAL LEVEL.   Further we will provide an instrumentation track with no vocal that you can use in your worship at home, in corporate worship or in the car or anywhere.   They can also be sung with simply the piano accompaniment.   No other worship music including most praise and worship is this versatile. 

So how does this work for you the patron?   We will aim for 1 new Psalm per month, with 2 being the maximum.   Each patron pays for each completed work, NOT per month.   On average expect to be a patron for 1-2 new works per month.   So whatever level you sign up for, understand it is payment per completed Psalm.   We will distribute upcoming Psalms whenever they are completed and ready for distribution to you at which time you will be charged your patronage level and you will receive your reward for which you signed up.

Currently Psalm 6 is ready for download and printing (you can listen to Psalm 6 on the video above).   When we have a total of $1000 of patrons it will be released for download.   Help us spread the word!

The different tiers.   Think about this for a second.   When a congregation signs up for the CONGREGATIONAL BASIC tier and has 250 members, this means it is paying $1/person for the Psalm which is less than purchasing new music on Itunes.   But you also get the 4 part sheet music which is worth another $5 per download, plus the piano instrumental version for personal and congregational accompaniment.   We hope you will tell all your friends and pray that 100's of churches will return to the singing of God's word in the Psalms.   If we get to higher levels, say at the $3500 level of total patronage, we can select certain Psalms for accompaniment tracks with live orchestra and do some orchestral sessions as well as engage others to help in more languages.   Why not?   Why not make the Psalms the best music on the planet?   Consider how much combining awesome music with the best content on planet earth, is worth?   This may be the best music value in our world.

Did you know there is no complete Psalm book for singing for Russian speaking people?

We are creating these Psalms for both English and Russian speakers at present but may add more languages in time.   With your help we can provide Russian speakers with really cool inspiring Psalms and at the same time provide our English speaking friends with these same awesome melodies.   But it won't happen without your support and help!
Tiers
INDIVIDUAL LEVEL
$19 or more per Arrangement of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 3 patrons
INDIVIDUAL LEVEL includes:

1.  Finished 4 part arrangement in pdf format for your own personal enjoyment and use.

2.  Finished Solo Piano accompaniment track (no vocal - karaoke) in mp3 format for your own personal enjoyment and use.  

3.  Depending on total patronage of $1000 or more, you will receive the finished fully produced lead vocal version in mp3 format for your own personal enjoyment and use. 


This level pricing reflects support from and benefits to Individuals who want to be blessed with new Psalm arrangements and worship God in their private worship.


Every dollar helps out.   We sincerely thank you for supporting this kingdom endeavor! 

FAMILY AND FRIENDS LEVEL
$49 or more per Arrangement of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 1 patron
FAMILY AND FRIENDS LEVEL includes:


1.   Finished 4 part arrangement in pdf format with permission to share with extended family and friends.
2.   Finished Solo Piano accompaniment track (no vocal - karaoke) in mp3 format with permission to share with extended family and friends. 

3.  Depending on total patronage of $1000 or more, you will receive the finished fully produced lead vocal version in mp3 format with permission to share with extended family and friends.

 

This level pricing reflects support from and benefits to Friends and Families including extended families who want to bless their loved ones with new Psalm arrangements and worship God in their family worship time with them.


Every dollar helps out.   We sincerely thank you for supporting this kingdom endeavor! 

CONGREGATIONAL BASIC
$250 or more per Arrangement of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 0 patrons
CONGREGATION BASIC includes:


1.  Finished 4 part arrangement in pdf format with permission to share with each member of your congregation.
2.  Finished Solo Piano accompaniment track (no vocal - karaoke) in mp3 format with permission to share with each member of your congregation. 

3. A skype conversation with Calvin including your input in selecting the next Psalm for Calvin to arrange. 

4. Depending on total patronage of $1000 or more, you will receive the finished fully produced lead vocal version in mp3 format with permission to share with each member of your congregation. 



This level pricing reflects support from and benefits to Congregations with all of their family members who want to publicly worship God and bless their families with new Psalm arrangements.


Every dollar helps out.   We sincerely thank you for supporting this kingdom endeavor!



CONGREGATIONAL COMPLETE
$1,000 or more per Arrangement of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 0 patrons
CONGREGATIONAL COMPLETE includes:
1. Finished 4 part arrangement in pdf format with permission to share with each member of your congregation.
2. Finished Solo Piano accompaniment track (no vocal - karaoke) in mp3 format with permission to share with each member of your congregation. 

3.  Finished Fully produced multi-instrumental accompaniment in mp3 format (no vocal) with permission to share with each member of your congregation. 

4.  Finished fully produced lead vocal version in mp3 format with permission to share with each member of your congregation.
5. A skype conversation with Calvin including your help in selecting the next Psalm for Calvin to arrange.
6. Calvin will come and perform a concert (for 10 or more psalms supported) and sing these with your congregation along with other selections he has created.


This level pricing reflects support from and benefits to Congregations and family members who want to publicly worship God and bless their families with new Psalm arrangements for private and family worship.  Additionally, the complete accompaniment tracks and lead vocal tracks that we produce will be freely available to all of your members so they can enjoy listening and praising God to the powerful arrangements of these addictive tunes.


Every dollar helps out.   We sincerely thank you for supporting this kingdom endeavor!


DENOMINATIONAL LEVEL COMPLETE
$2,500 or more per Arrangement of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 0 patrons
DENOMINATIONAL LEVEL COMPLETE includes:
1. Finished 4 part arrangement in pdf format with permission to share with each member of your 25 chosen congregations with all of their individual members.
2. Finished Solo Piano accompaniment track (no vocal - karaoke) in mp3 and wav formats  with permission to share with each member of your 25 chosen congregations with all of their individual members.  

3.  Finished Fully produced multi-instrumental accompaniment in mp3 and wav formats (no vocal) with permission to share with each member of your 25 chosen congregations with all of their individual members.  

4.  Finished fully produced lead vocal version in mp3 and wav formats  with permission to share with each member of your 25 chosen congregations with all of their individual members.  
5. Sponsorship of up to 25 congregations at the CONGREGATIONAL COMPLETE (you can choose or we will choose Russian speaking congregations). This means that each of the 25 additional congregations chosen will receive all the rewards of the  CONGREGATIONAL COMPLETE tier as listed above.
6. A skype conversation with Calvin including your help in selecting the next Psalm for Calvin to arrange.
7. Calvin will come and perform a concert (for 10 or more psalms supported) and sing these with your congregation or denomination along with other selections he has created.

8. If total patronage is $3500 or more, selected Psalms will be recorded with live orchestra and finished productions with and without vocals will be made available for the ultimate Psalm singing experience for your denomination.


This level pricing reflects support from and benefits to Denominations including up to 25 Congregations and family members who want to publicly worship God and bless their families with new Psalm arrangements for private and family worship.  Additionally, the complete accompaniment tracks and lead vocal tracks that we produce will be freely available to all of your members so they can enjoy listening and praising God to the powerful arrangements of these addictive tunes.


Every dollar helps out.   We sincerely thank you for supporting this kingdom endeavor!

Goals
$95 of $250 per Arrangement of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
The labor involved begins with selection of a Psalm, Hymn or Spiritual Song.  After which many hours are put into creating a melody that is inspiring, singable and fits the words of the Psalm.  Then the 3 harmonies need to be created.   Next, work is done at creating a new version of lyrics if needed or selecting preexisting lyrics that closely match each phrase of the Biblical text.   Concurrently, the Psalm is given Russian lyrics as well.   This usually takes 1-2 weeks to get to this point.   

Once we are at our minimum level we will launch more and more Psalms as we are able (usually 1 per month on average).   All patrons will receive the finished arrangement  in 4 part harmony and will include a piano accompaniment track.   Then depending on the funding level chosen by the patron, a lead vocal with finished arrangement as well as a karaoke arrangement without the vocal will be made available so YOU can sing them everywhere you go!
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How are these Psalms different?

When you think of singing Psalms, do you think of getting a root canal or shoveling the sidewalk? Is singing Psalms something you might do at church if forced at gunpoint? Does Psalm-singing conjure up in your mind a bunch of old people who might just get hauled off to the grave after church...if they make it that far?

Or is singing and listening to Psalms a highlight of your day? What if you had compelling Psalms you wanted to hear or sing available in your daily life: in your car, at work, during your exercise routine, at home by yourself or with family, in life's battles and more? What if the Psalms could be more relevant, stirring and addictive than the latest Adelle song?

God gave us the words of the Psalms but he didn't give us any music. In every age and every culture, men of God need to put the word of God into the common language of the people. So also men of God need to put the Psalms of God into the common musical language of the people. 

"I remember the Psalms from the little Church of Ireland church.   As a child going I remember thinking, GREAT words, SHAME about the tunes...."  (Bono - lead vocals for U2)

I and my team (consisting of both Ukrainian and American talent) are creating "Addictive Psalms for the World".   The early church down through the centuries sang these Psalms but in modern times they've gone out of vogue.   Instead, songs of abstract attributes of God written by men or repetitious cliche's fill the worship of congregations.   The Psalms are the songs revealed by God that he has commanded us to sing to Him.   They are the attributes of God applied to our everyday lives as we launch attacks against the gates of hell in the spiritual and physical warfare of the kingdom.   They are the promises that only God can write and grant to His people and are thus the comfort and hope of salvation, deliverance, prosperity and victory for God's people today.

“Wherever the Psalter is abandoned, an incomparable treasure vanishes from the Christian Church. With its recovery will come unsuspected power.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Psalms unify. Think about it. Lots of music has been created to be used in worshiping God by men of many persuasions, but the Psalms were created by God to be sung by men of all persuasions.   Their truth and relevancy for God's people today is obvious from God's command to His people in the New Testament to sing them with thanksgiving in their heart to God.  

"Let Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God" (Colossians 3:16).

"...but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father..." (Ephesians 5:18-19)

The councils of Christ's bride over the centuries have commanded the singing of God's songs and at the same time prohibited singing the songs of men in worship.   As early as the Council of Laodicea held around AD 364, the universal church of Christ declared in Canon 59:

 "No psalms composed by private individuals nor any uncanonical books may be read in the church, but only the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testaments." 

This means it was as wrong to read from the apocrypha in the public worship of God as it was to sing a song from men's imaginations (man created hymns and praise and worship rather than the inspired Psalms of the Bible).   The general Council of Chalcedon (from which we get the Definition of Chalcedon) adopted the canons of the Council of Laodicea in AD 451 again prohibiting the use of uninspired Psalms in the worship of God.   

Then in 1547 the Westminster Confession declared the Biblical view of the regulative principle of worship, "But the acceptable way of worshipping the true God is instituted by Himself, and so limited by his own revealed will, that he may not be worshipped according to the imaginations and devices of men, or the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representation, or any other way not prescribed in the holy Scripture."   In the following list of those acts that are acceptable worship to God is "...the singing of psalms with grace in the heart."  No songs of men are included but only the songs of God.   For the third time in the history of the church spanning some 1200 years of time, the church has declared the worship of God in song to be exclusively the inspired Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Bible.

Currently we are creating new 4 part arrangements from the inspired Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs book of the Bible.  We've seen how simply replacing an older tune with a more contemporary one will allow the words of the Psalm to leap into our minds making it far easier to memorize and meditate on God's promises as we worship Him in praise.  

Dual Purpose - Sunday and everyday

So we are creating songs that can both be sung by a lead vocal (i.e. YOU in the shower or driving in your car or walking down the grocery aisle) and at the same time are arranged for 4 part harmony so that you can sing them with your family or the entire congregation.    These are compelling melodies that are memorable and inspiring.   Our Psalms are equally at home in Sunday worship and driving tractor Monday morning.

Of course we hope that many different folks in different congregations and denominationas will join in this endeavor.   In addition to the pdf we will offer a finished audio track in .mp3 and .wav format so that you can sing along and quickly learn the Psalm at the DENOMINATIONAL LEVEL.   Further we will provide an instrumentation track with no vocal that you can use in your worship at home, in corporate worship or in the car or anywhere.   They can also be sung with simply the piano accompaniment.   No other worship music including most praise and worship is this versatile. 

So how does this work for you the patron?   We will aim for 1 new Psalm per month, with 2 being the maximum.   Each patron pays for each completed work, NOT per month.   On average expect to be a patron for 1-2 new works per month.   So whatever level you sign up for, understand it is payment per completed Psalm.   We will distribute upcoming Psalms whenever they are completed and ready for distribution to you at which time you will be charged your patronage level and you will receive your reward for which you signed up.

Currently Psalm 6 is ready for download and printing (you can listen to Psalm 6 on the video above).   When we have a total of $1000 of patrons it will be released for download.   Help us spread the word!

The different tiers.   Think about this for a second.   When a congregation signs up for the CONGREGATIONAL BASIC tier and has 250 members, this means it is paying $1/person for the Psalm which is less than purchasing new music on Itunes.   But you also get the 4 part sheet music which is worth another $5 per download, plus the piano instrumental version for personal and congregational accompaniment.   We hope you will tell all your friends and pray that 100's of churches will return to the singing of God's word in the Psalms.   If we get to higher levels, say at the $3500 level of total patronage, we can select certain Psalms for accompaniment tracks with live orchestra and do some orchestral sessions as well as engage others to help in more languages.   Why not?   Why not make the Psalms the best music on the planet?   Consider how much combining awesome music with the best content on planet earth, is worth?   This may be the best music value in our world.

Did you know there is no complete Psalm book for singing for Russian speaking people?

We are creating these Psalms for both English and Russian speakers at present but may add more languages in time.   With your help we can provide Russian speakers with really cool inspiring Psalms and at the same time provide our English speaking friends with these same awesome melodies.   But it won't happen without your support and help!

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Tiers
INDIVIDUAL LEVEL
$19 or more per Arrangement of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 3 patrons
INDIVIDUAL LEVEL includes:

1.  Finished 4 part arrangement in pdf format for your own personal enjoyment and use.

2.  Finished Solo Piano accompaniment track (no vocal - karaoke) in mp3 format for your own personal enjoyment and use.  

3.  Depending on total patronage of $1000 or more, you will receive the finished fully produced lead vocal version in mp3 format for your own personal enjoyment and use. 


This level pricing reflects support from and benefits to Individuals who want to be blessed with new Psalm arrangements and worship God in their private worship.


Every dollar helps out.   We sincerely thank you for supporting this kingdom endeavor! 

FAMILY AND FRIENDS LEVEL
$49 or more per Arrangement of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 1 patron
FAMILY AND FRIENDS LEVEL includes:


1.   Finished 4 part arrangement in pdf format with permission to share with extended family and friends.
2.   Finished Solo Piano accompaniment track (no vocal - karaoke) in mp3 format with permission to share with extended family and friends. 

3.  Depending on total patronage of $1000 or more, you will receive the finished fully produced lead vocal version in mp3 format with permission to share with extended family and friends.

 

This level pricing reflects support from and benefits to Friends and Families including extended families who want to bless their loved ones with new Psalm arrangements and worship God in their family worship time with them.


Every dollar helps out.   We sincerely thank you for supporting this kingdom endeavor! 

CONGREGATIONAL BASIC
$250 or more per Arrangement of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 0 patrons
CONGREGATION BASIC includes:


1.  Finished 4 part arrangement in pdf format with permission to share with each member of your congregation.
2.  Finished Solo Piano accompaniment track (no vocal - karaoke) in mp3 format with permission to share with each member of your congregation. 

3. A skype conversation with Calvin including your input in selecting the next Psalm for Calvin to arrange. 

4. Depending on total patronage of $1000 or more, you will receive the finished fully produced lead vocal version in mp3 format with permission to share with each member of your congregation. 



This level pricing reflects support from and benefits to Congregations with all of their family members who want to publicly worship God and bless their families with new Psalm arrangements.


Every dollar helps out.   We sincerely thank you for supporting this kingdom endeavor!



CONGREGATIONAL COMPLETE
$1,000 or more per Arrangement of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 0 patrons
CONGREGATIONAL COMPLETE includes:
1. Finished 4 part arrangement in pdf format with permission to share with each member of your congregation.
2. Finished Solo Piano accompaniment track (no vocal - karaoke) in mp3 format with permission to share with each member of your congregation. 

3.  Finished Fully produced multi-instrumental accompaniment in mp3 format (no vocal) with permission to share with each member of your congregation. 

4.  Finished fully produced lead vocal version in mp3 format with permission to share with each member of your congregation.
5. A skype conversation with Calvin including your help in selecting the next Psalm for Calvin to arrange.
6. Calvin will come and perform a concert (for 10 or more psalms supported) and sing these with your congregation along with other selections he has created.


This level pricing reflects support from and benefits to Congregations and family members who want to publicly worship God and bless their families with new Psalm arrangements for private and family worship.  Additionally, the complete accompaniment tracks and lead vocal tracks that we produce will be freely available to all of your members so they can enjoy listening and praising God to the powerful arrangements of these addictive tunes.


Every dollar helps out.   We sincerely thank you for supporting this kingdom endeavor!


DENOMINATIONAL LEVEL COMPLETE
$2,500 or more per Arrangement of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 0 patrons
DENOMINATIONAL LEVEL COMPLETE includes:
1. Finished 4 part arrangement in pdf format with permission to share with each member of your 25 chosen congregations with all of their individual members.
2. Finished Solo Piano accompaniment track (no vocal - karaoke) in mp3 and wav formats  with permission to share with each member of your 25 chosen congregations with all of their individual members.  

3.  Finished Fully produced multi-instrumental accompaniment in mp3 and wav formats (no vocal) with permission to share with each member of your 25 chosen congregations with all of their individual members.  

4.  Finished fully produced lead vocal version in mp3 and wav formats  with permission to share with each member of your 25 chosen congregations with all of their individual members.  
5. Sponsorship of up to 25 congregations at the CONGREGATIONAL COMPLETE (you can choose or we will choose Russian speaking congregations). This means that each of the 25 additional congregations chosen will receive all the rewards of the  CONGREGATIONAL COMPLETE tier as listed above.
6. A skype conversation with Calvin including your help in selecting the next Psalm for Calvin to arrange.
7. Calvin will come and perform a concert (for 10 or more psalms supported) and sing these with your congregation or denomination along with other selections he has created.

8. If total patronage is $3500 or more, selected Psalms will be recorded with live orchestra and finished productions with and without vocals will be made available for the ultimate Psalm singing experience for your denomination.


This level pricing reflects support from and benefits to Denominations including up to 25 Congregations and family members who want to publicly worship God and bless their families with new Psalm arrangements for private and family worship.  Additionally, the complete accompaniment tracks and lead vocal tracks that we produce will be freely available to all of your members so they can enjoy listening and praising God to the powerful arrangements of these addictive tunes.


Every dollar helps out.   We sincerely thank you for supporting this kingdom endeavor!