Recently I had cause to do research into the St. Albans Psalter. My task was to ascertain if the Latin translation of the Psalms was biblical and to establish which manuscripts formed the basis for this particular Psalter when it was later translated into English. I found an interesting Wikipedia article on the history of the St. Albans Psalter but there was no information about the original manuscripts used in the translation of the Psalms. Here is a partial quote:
The St Albans Psalter, also known as the Albani Psalter or the Psalter of Christina of Markyate, is an English illuminated manuscript, one of several psalters known to have been created at or for St Albans Abbey in the 12th century. It is widely considered to be one of the most important examples of English Romanesque book production; it is of almost unprecedented lavishness of decoration, with over forty full-page miniatures, and contains a number of iconographic innovations that would endure throughout the Middle Ages. It also contains the earliest surviving example of French literature, the Chanson de St Alexis or Vie de St Alexis, and it was probably commissioned by an identifiable man and owned by an identifiable woman. - St. Albans Psalter (Wikipedia)
The only Psalter I am familiar with is the metrical Scottish Psalter, the 1650 version (based on the King James Bible) as approved by the Church of Scotland. It contains only the Psalms and, in the Free Church of Scotland, there is no musical accompaniment.
Obviously, the Psalms were originally written in Hebrew and then translated into Latin and the St. Albans Psalter was written in Latin. Later, it was translated into English. But which English Bible translation was used? I understand that the English version of this Psalter is still used today. My interest is focused on the translation of the Psalms in the St. Albans Psalter from Latin into English.
I would like (if possible) to track the history of the manuscripts used that led up to the English translation of the Psalms in the St. Albans Psalter. This question is open to Catholics and Anglicans in particular and to Bible scholars in general.