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  • Margaret Hillis : Unsung Pioneer

    $45.00

    Conductor, chorus director, airplane pilot, educator, activist, mentor, and advocate Margaret Hillis blazed a trail upon which many continue to tread. The first woman to regularly conduct a major symphony orchestra, she was the founder of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and served for thirty-seven years as its first director, winning nine Grammy Awards. In Margaret Hillis: Unsung Pioneer, author Cheryl Frazes Hill–a longtime colleague and associate–examines how Hillis was able to overcome the many challenges she faced, navigating a career in ways relatable not only to musicians but also to women in all professions. Margaret Hillis’s story is one of resilience, determination, and passion for music. Her journey is an inspiration, a portrait of what it takes to succeed at the highest level in any field.

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  • Jesus Music : A Visual Story Of Redemption As Told By Those Who Lived It

    $29.95

    A written and visual complement to the documentary film of the same name, The Jesus Music brings the history of a movement to life. Featuring Contemporary Christian Music artists across five decades, readers will experience the story that has united and changed the lives of people around the world.

    The Jesus Music: A Visual Story of Redemption as Told by Those Who Lived It shares that story: people creating something they wanted, something that never existed before. Written by music and film historian Marshall Terrill, the book accompanies a documentary film by award-winning directors Jon and Andy Erwin; this written and visual narrative of the genre features historic concerts and candid behind-the-scenes photographs throughout.

    The Jesus Music explores the history, evolution, and redemptive thread of Contemporary Christian music over the last fifty years as it spans the convergence of rock and roll, country, and gospel music. As CCM grows, readers will see California artists as much a part of hippie culture as Christian culture, religious-focused bands and songs denounced by some church leaders of the day, and best-selling artists who rose, and sometimes fell from fame, as they journey through the music and experience the often delicate balances between faith, fame, mission, and humanity as they relate to Christian music.

    The notable voices of Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Kirk Franklin, and TobyMac, as well as the stories of dozens of additional Christian artists, will hit all the right notes and explore:

    *The roots of the movement, spanning from Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash to Switchfoot, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong United, and beyond.

    *The stories of pioneers in the genre, including Larry Norman, Lovesong, and Stryper

    *Insights into how history, culture, and technology shaped the Contemporary Christian music we hear on the radio today.

    *Examples of God’s steadfast love as He uses artists despite their human mistakes and shortcomings.

    *How the message of the music transforms lives and has impact beyond artistic expression.

    The Jesus Music is perfect for anyone looking to explore the history of the genre and discover how God can use us despite our flaws to impact the world.

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  • Jazz Blues And Spirituals

    $19.99

    “African American Spirituals . . . are the root of almost all American music, being the forebears of both the Blues – ?”music that expresses the burden of so-called ‘freedom’ and hardships of everyday life, and Jazz, America’s classical music,” writes Jazz vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd. “This work . . . shows the words of a Dutch man, a brilliant scholar, author, and cultural critic, who, as a youth, was drawn to African American music. . . . His prophetic insight on Christianity and the arts is profound.”

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  • Glad Obedience : Why And What We Sing

    $20.00

    The Christian practice of hymn singing, says renowned biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann, is a countercultural act. It marks the Christian community as different from an unforgiving and often ungrateful culture. It is also, he adds, an “absurd enterprise” in the midst of the hyper-busy, market-driven society that surrounds us. In this helpful and engaging volume, Brueggemann discusses both why we sing and what we sing. The first part of the book examines the Psalms and what they can teach us about the reasons that corporate song is a part of the Christian tradition. The second part looks at fifteen popular hymns, including classic and contemporary ones such as “Blest Be the Ties That Binds,” “God’s Eye Is on the Sparrow,” “Once to Every Man and Nation,” “Someone Asked the Question,” and “We Are Marching in the Light of God,” and the reasons why they have caught our imagination.

    “To know why we sing,” Brueggemann writes, “may bring us to a deeper delight in our singing and a strengthened resolve to sing without calculation before the God ‘who is enthroned on the praises of Israel’ (Ps. 22:3).

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  • Honest Worship : From False Self To True Praise

    $17.00

    Introduction: Falling On My Face

    Part I: Worship On The Cutting Edge
    1. Smoke Machines And Laser Lights
    2. Golden Dreams, Golden Calves
    3. The Consumer-Driven Life
    4. The Culture Of Narcissism

    Part II: Pride And Humility
    5. Pride On The Platform
    6. The Nature Of Identity
    7. Worship From The True Self
    8. Soul Worship

    Part III: Rediscovering Worship
    9. The Church Gathered
    10. The Rhythm Of Worship
    11. The Other Six Days Of The Week
    12. Compassion And Justice
    13. The Deep End Of The Pool

    Epilogue: Still Falling
    Acknowledgments
    Discussion Guide
    Notes

    Additional Info
    When asked by his son why some churches have smoke machines, worship pastor Manuel Luz found himself responding, “Well, technically, you need smoke machines to see the lasers.” But when you take down the smoke screen, what do you have left? Where do we encounter the Holy in the midst of all this? Where can we worship with our full selves-heart, soul, mind, and body-in Spirit and truth?Drawing from his own experience leading worship in a large congregation and feeling the pull of performance, Manuel Luz guides us on a journey through worship that takes us far beyond style and deep into our own souls. He calls us back to an honest worship that moves past facades and pulls us inward toward the true self that God is forming within each of us. Each chapter ends with a spiritual practice designed to help us set aside pretense and enter into the very presence of God.

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  • Sensing The Rhythm

    $16.99

    The inspiring true story of America’s Got Talent Top Five Finalist Mandy Harvey–a young woman who became deaf at age nineteen while pursuing a degree in music–and how she overcame adversity and found the courage to live out her dreams.

    When Mandy Harvey began her freshman year at Colorado State University, she could see her future coming together right before her eyes. A gifted musician with perfect pitch, she planned to get a music degree and pursue a career doing what she loved. But less than two months into her first semester, she noticed she was having trouble hearing her professors. In a matter of months, Mandy was profoundly deaf.

    With her dreams so completely crushed, Mandy dropped out of college and suffered a year of severe depression. But one day, things changed. Mandy’s father asked her to join him in their once favorite pastime–recording music together–and the result was stunningly beautiful. Mandy soon learned to sense the vibrations of the music through her bare feet on a stage floor and to watch visual cues from her live accompaniment. The result was that she now sings on key, on beat, and in time, performing jazz, ballads, and sultry blues around the country–and all the way to the final stage of America’s Got Talent.

    Full of inspiring wisdom and honest advice, Sensing the Rhythm is a deeply moving story about Mandy’s journey through profound loss, how she found hope and meaning in the face of adversity, and how she discovered a new sense of passion and joy.

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  • Michael Jackson Speaks From Heaven

    $18.99

    17 Chapters

    Additional Info
    Did you know that it is possible to visit heaven and see who is living up there? Do you know that if you have a great relationship with Jesus, and if God has a purpose for it, that people who are living in heaven can come down to earth and visit you and spend time with you? One day, while Matthew watched a documentary called “This Is It” by Michael Jackson, Michael appeared to him. He proceeded to sing the songs on the film and dance in the room with Matthew. Soon, through multiple visits, Matthew grew to know Michael fairly well. In April 2016, Michael got Matthew out of bed and with the help of God’s Spirit, did a three-hour interview with Matthew. It was a divine revelation of heaven and more. Why don’t you read this message and spend some time to see what Michael has to say about: What heaven is like What he is doing up there What Jesus is really like The keys to a happy life and What true love looks like. Jesus wants you to read this message, and Michael wants to speak to you, so what are you waiting for?”

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  • 25 For 25

    $14.99

    Behind the music that has shaped and expressed a generation’s faith.

    Very few artists have impacted the faith of so many as Phillips, Craig and Dean has. For twenty-five years, the group has communicated God’s love through worship with some of the most well-liked inspirational music ever performed. In the pages of this book, you will now discover what the music has meant to them, the stories behind the songs, and how the music has touched so many lives. Your faith will also be impacted and deepened as you refresh your spirit with this music and find powerful messages of grace, love, and hope. God has shaped and used Phillips, Craig and Dean in amazing ways in their years of working together, and now you can have an inside view of God’s artistry through their music.

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  • Luthers Liturgical Music

    $59.00

    Martin Luther’s relationship to music has been largely downplayed, yet music played a vital role in Luther’s life-and he in turn had a deep and lasting effect on Christian hymnody. In Luther’s Liturgical Music Robin Leaver comprehensively explores these connections. Replete with tables, figures, and musical examples, this volume is the most extensive study on Luther and music ever published. Leaver’s work makes a formidable contribution to Reformation studies, but worship leaders, musicians, and others will also find it an invaluable, very readable resource.

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  • Passion

    $14.95

    Marcus Hummon is the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter husband of author and 2016 CNN Hero Award winner Becca Stevens. With a grant from Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, he has created a cantata based on narratives from the gospels – and a five-session book that gives some of the musical history of each piece as well as reflections on its theological significance written by Stevens. The Passion book may be used in conjunction with the CD or MP3, sold separately, which includes twelve cuts, with six of those being songs and six being scripture readings. The musical score is also available for separate purchase. Book, score, full CD/MP3, and individual tracks may be used individually or together, providing flexible programming options. Churches could choose to study the text during the Sundays in Lent or at weeknight Lenten evening programs, with the choir performing the piece on Palm Sunday or during Holy Week. The book and/or CD or MP3 are also perfect for personal devotional use.

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  • Church Music And The Other Kinds

    $6.00

    These bite-size guides — digestible in a sitting or two — are great introductions to specific topics. In this book, Doug discusses centrality of music, both sacred and secular, sorting through the requirements of worship service music and what to do with the whole of the created musical world.

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  • Musicians Handbook 2nd Edition

    $11.99

    Lafayette Carthon Musicians’ Handbook 2nd Edition is a “feel good” book by acclaimed musician-to-the-stars, Lafayette Carthon, who urges music lovers everywhere to fulfill their music purpose in life. Having played keyboards and arranged music on recording projects with Michael Jackson, Donnie McClurkin, Celine Dion, Mary J. Bilge and many others, Lafayette shares three things that every person should know about music, and how all people should maximize their God-given music potential. Prepare to rekindle your music passion!

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  • Psalm Hymns Books 1 2 And 3

    $22.99

    Capture Books Title

    Turning Psalms 1-89 into a modern Psalter, sing or recite uncensored human pleas in fear and tragedy during the odd silences of God. Uses include praise, education, character building texts, dramatic story-telling, a performance portfolio of knock-out scripts, brain teasing memorization, meditations, and laments for liturgy & retreats.

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  • Michael Jackson Speaks From Heaven

    $12.99

    17 Chapters

    Additional Info
    Did you know that it is possible to visit heaven and see who is living up there? Do you know that if you have a great relationship with Jesus, and if God has a purpose for it, that people who are living in heaven can come down to earth and visit you and spend time with you? One day, while Matthew watched a documentary called “This Is It” by Michael Jackson, Michael appeared to him. He proceeded to sing the songs on the film and dance in the room with Matthew. Soon, through multiple visits, Matthew grew to know Michael fairly well. In April 2016, Michael got Matthew out of bed and with the help of God’s Spirit, did a three-hour interview with Matthew. It was a divine revelation of heaven and more. Why don’t you read this message and spend some time to see what Michael has to say about: What heaven is like What he is doing up there What Jesus is really like The keys to a happy life and What true love looks like. Jesus wants you to read this message, and Michael wants to speak to you, so what are you waiting for?”

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  • Cambridge Companion To Jewish Music

    $29.99

    The term ‘Jewish music’ has conveyed complex and diverse meanings for people around the world across hundreds of years. This accessible and comprehensive Companion is a key resource for students, scholars, and everyone with an interest in the global history of Jewish music. Leading international experts introduce the broad range of genres found in Jewish music from the biblical era to the present day, including classical, religious, folk, popular, and dance music. Presenting a range of fresh perspectives on the subject, the chapters explore Jewish liturgy, Klezmer, music in Israel, the music of Yiddish theatre and cinema, and classical music from the Jewish Enlightenment through to the postmodern era. Additional contributions set Jewish music in context and offer an overview of the broader issues that arise in its study, such as questions of Diaspora, ontology, economics, and the history of sound technologies.

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  • Men Of Notes

    $20.00

    For most mortal men, Broadway would always be shrouded in its own mystique of glamour, pomp, endless parade of famous men and women, and the hidden, always larger-than-life aura of glittering public personalities whose daily activities no one has hardly a clue. “Men of Notes” is an attempt to give flesh and blood to some of those almost ephemeral individuals- composers, lyricists, orchestra conductors, working musicians, orchestrators, music publishers, etc.

    The attempt in “Men of Notes” is actually undertaken by one of those people described above. Don Walker is famous for the orchestrations of over 100 Broadway Productions. This memoir of his early years in music was meant to be followed by a second book which would have included Music Man, Damn Yankees, Pajama Game, Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof to name a few. But he died too soon in 1989, however the publication has fallen into the hands of his daughter, Ann Liebgold.

    From the outset, readers would feast in the writing style of the author-his lively take on the people he wanted to talk about and the wit and humor he effortlessly delivers, just the type that would give people some inkling how perhaps some brains do work in that often forbidding world.

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  • Peregrine Psalms : A New Translation From The Original Hebrew And Set To Th

    $36.95

    Many nations had poet kings, but ancient Israel is probably unique in having a poet as founder of the royal house. According to Scripture the young David sang psalms while in hiding, and the elderly David wrote many psalms and encouraged others to do so. With this example before them, the Hebrews became a highly poetical people. They sang psalms in their temple and in their homes, and were famed for their songs even as exiles in Babylon: “There our captors asked us for words of song, and our wardens for joyful song: ‘Oh, sing to us a song of Zion!'” (Psalm 137:3).

    The psalms hold many more names and titles of God than have been transmitted. These theological phrases are among the most important, because this is sacred poetry. Chant enthusiasts and scholars will know that the peregrine chant tones come from the Gregorian repertory. Jewish historians or musicologists will find great interest in these translated psalms since the tones come also from the Jewish repertory.

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  • Proper Of The Mass For Sundays And Solemnities

    $39.95

    Introduction by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

    The Propers of the Mass book contains English chant settings for the Entrance and Communion Antiphons given in The Roman Missal, 2010, as well as suggestions for the Offertory Antiphons, following the pattern of the Graduale Romanum,1974.

    For most antiphons, four levels of settings from complex to very simple are provided, : i. through-composed melismatic; ii. through-composed simple; iii. Gregorian psalm tone; iv. English psalm tone. Optional psalm verses are provided in the Gregorian psalm tone style. Thus this collection provides an option intended to suit the abilities and needs of any choir or cantor.

    Ordination and nuptial Masses are also included, as well as the Asperges me and Vidi aquam. The Gloria Patri is given in the eight Gregorian tones, solemn and simple.

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  • Songs My Grandma Sang

    $19.95

    Author of the popular Crazy Christians

    * Well-known bishop, preacher, and teacher

    In a conversation about his teaching and preaching style, Michael Curry notes with a
    laugh that hymns and songs of faith were always a part of the mix. “I learned what I
    believed in the songs I heard my family-especially my grandmother-sing. We sang our
    faith every day.”

    Out of that strong foundation, Bishop Curry shares the music of his childhood-the
    songs that have grown with him to shape an adult and vibrant faith.

    For people of faith across the Episcopal Church, plus Christians who find themselves
    and their faith shaped by what they sing.

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  • Hermenuetics Of Hymnody

    $28.00

    Scotty Gray’s Hermeneutics of Hymnody is a comprehensive and integrated approach to understanding hymns. It is unique in its holistic and interrelated exploration of the biblical, theological, liturgical, literary, musical, practical, and historical/biographical/sociocultural dimensions of one of the most basic forms of Christian literature. A chapter is devoted to each of these seven broad facets of hymnody and relates that facet to each of the others. Those who write hymns, compose hymn tunes, study hymns, compile hymnals, select hymns and tunes for the ministries of the church, and those who read and sing hymns can benefit from a keener sensitivity to and a deeper understanding of how these facets are vitally interrelated infine hymnody from various times and traditions. From back cover.

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  • Reflect Reclaim Rejoice Study Guide

    $7.99

    This small-group study serves as a companion resource for the 2015 Emmy-winning DVD, Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music. Four centuries ago, Blacks enslaved in America created a music form that gave solace even during the most inhumane conditions. Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music traces the music’s history and invites readers to see and experience the ways it is being kept alive.

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  • Welcome To Church Music And The Hymnal 1982

    $18.95

    First new addition to the popular and well-established “Welcome to” series in years

    * First volume to introduce and explain church music and congregational singing
    for beginners

    Music is an essential element in Anglican worship; in fact, The Hymnal 1982 is used in
    virtually every Episcopal service of worship that involves singing. While most parishioners
    participate in music making at some level (such as singing hymns or common
    responses), fewer people might understand the specific genres that comprise the
    music of an Episcopal worship service or the liturgical meaning behind each selection.
    This book provides a more in-depth understanding of this rich and complex tradition,
    discussing the history and evolution of music within the Episcopal Church, including its
    Anglican roots.

    The book is designed to help clarify-and simplify-the importance of hymn singing and
    service music in Episcopal worship, as well as explain the history, structure, and content
    of The Hymnal 1982.

    For those seeking to gain a better understanding of Anglican musical heritage, increase
    participation in congregational singing, or expand their use of the Welcome to series.

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  • Letters To Pope Francis

    $12.80

    Even before we started on our pilgrimage, the idea that I should write about the experience, however that turned out, insinuated itself. I indulged the thought, allowing it to tantalize me with the promise of the challenge and ultimately, the joy and fulfilment that come at the end of every chase. Already I imagined what it would demand of me: copious notes, research, interviews, conceptualizing and planning the angle of approach – the whole enchilada. In other word – hard work and long hours – and lots of it. And of course, the sheer pleasure of doing it and the deep satisfaction when it is done. Initially, my intention was simply to share any meaningful event that might present itself any time during the religious journey; or even sketches of the more interesting members of the “Marian Pilgrims of Bishop Raul Martinez,” as we felicitously called ourselves. We were after all visiting the very sites of Mama Mary’s apparitions; some very remarkable things were bound to happen. Before we left on the pilgrimage, I had an intimate talk with Fr. Joe, my Spiritual Advisor, on the possible effects on a person who visits the apparition sites of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He said, “Rudy, the unfavourable press heaped upon the Church has caused some followers to move to other Christian congregations, or reject any form of organized religion, or worse, question the existence of God. “A personal spiritual encounter, which may include private revelation, is sometimes the best way to fortify oneself from the insidiousness of the attacks on the Church of Jesus Christ. The faithful who maintain an intimate relationship with the Lord are His Church. There seems to be a misconception that the doors, the windows, the pews, even the steeple on the roof, are the Church. “Rudy, you and I are the Church of Christ. We have a Magisterium under the leadership of the Pope to guide our teachings. Errors committed by the clergy in the interpretation of church teachings are put aright by the Magisterium. “It is unbelievable Rudy – the number of people who have been set on the road to a more intense relationship with Jesus Christ through the Blessed Mother,” Fr. Joe concluded. I carried his words with me with guarded expectation of anything out of the ordinary. A more awe-inspiring sight cannot be seen than the thousands upon thousands of people who gathered to receive the blessing of the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis. It was not rare to hear from those who had been in the self-same place

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  • Making Music : The History Of Duquestne Universitys Mary Pappert School Of

    $41.00

    Experience the rich history of the Mary Pappert School of Music, one of the most prestigious music schools in the nation. In 1926, Duquesne University, a Catholic college in Pittsburgh, humbly founded its music school with a handful of students. The institution quickly grew to become the premier, internationally recognized school that it is today with celebrated faculty, as well as courses serving both undergraduates and graduates interested in music education, performance, therapy, technology, and sacred music. The Mary Pappert School of Music provides musical education that connects the broad spectrum of historical and current practices; and in promoting the relationship between theory and practice, prepares professionals who will be the leaders in the musical culture of the 21st century. The dynamic story of Making Music will be of interest to alumni, students, faculty, parents and relatives, donors, friends of Duquesne, and anyone interested in music in higher education.

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  • Making Music : The History Of Duquestne Universitys Mary Pappert School Of

    $33.00

    Experience the rich history of the Mary Pappert School of Music, one of the most prestigious music schools in the nation. In 1926, Duquesne University, a Catholic college in Pittsburgh, humbly founded its music school with a handful of students. The institution quickly grew to become the premier, internationally recognized school that it is today with celebrated faculty, as well as courses serving both undergraduates and graduates interested in music education, performance, therapy, technology, and sacred music. The Mary Pappert School of Music provides musical education that connects the broad spectrum of historical and current practices; and in promoting the relationship between theory and practice, prepares professionals who will be the leaders in the musical culture of the 21st century. The dynamic story of Making Music will be of interest to alumni, students, faculty, parents and relatives, donors, friends of Duquesne, and anyone interested in music in higher education.

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  • Hymns For The Harvest

    $10.99

    We sing hymns with passion and joy, as an outgrowth of our personal relationship with the God of the universe. We carry them in our hearts and minds and teach them to our children. We may add in other songs of praise, but we return often to the time-tested anthems as a theological anchor, rich in truth and glorious in their reverence of the Almighty. King David’s proclamation to “Sing to the Lord a new song . . . ” (Psalm 96:1) is a most suitable response to our Heavenly Father, whose mercies to His beloved are new every day. The hymns in this book are new songs, in a variety of musical styles, for both personal and corporate worship of our Lord.

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  • Song That I Am

    $24.95

    The Song That I Am: On the Mystery of Music is a short but full-to-the-brim essay on the decisive role that great music (whether Bach, Tavener, or Gregorian chant) ought to play in the spiritual life. With admirable restraint Elisabeth-Paule Labat shares her interior experience of music and thus continually opens up fresh vistas through worlds of sound and spirit. With her uncanny gift of language, Labat precisely describes soundings and yearnings of the soul that many of us glimpse fleetingly. Because “only the lover sings” (St. Augustine), her final illumination is that the experience of profound music ought to transform us into the beauty that we hear.

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  • Satan The Musician

    $15.49

    God loves to be praised. Scenes of praise of the Almighty are found throughout Scripture. But this praise is always with reverence.

    Reverence is something that is lacking in our worship of God. Our services are so meshed with worldly ideas that edification and regeneration are hard to come by. Satan, who is a musician, makes sure that our worship is full of worldly musical elements: highly dissonant harmonies, over-salient rhythm, a heavy beat, and a message that is not in accord with God’s Word.

    The Laws of the Harvest as pertain to soul winning will be discussed. We will see how music plays an important part in preparing the hearts of men to receive the word of God or how it can hinder in this process.

    Music is a “mystical entity.” Thus, it has the ability to reach the tripartite (three-part man) with melody appealing to the spirit, harmony to the soul, and rhythm to the body (the flesh). The effects of music on the tripartite is so complex that this could be the reason why it’s the less understood and less talked about subject in Christendom today. With God’s help, we will shed light on it, so that all will clearly understand it.

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  • Raising Cain Fleeing Egypt And Fighting Philistines

    $14.00

    Introduction
    Chapter 1 The First Family: Singing About Paradise And Pain
    The Biblical Texts
    Songs Of Creation
    Songs East Of Eden
    Summary And Questions For Reflection
    Chapter 2 Surviving The Storm: Singing About The Flood
    The Biblical Texts
    Songs Of The Flood
    Summary And Questions For Reflection
    Chapter 3 Family Matters: Singing About The Ancestors
    The Biblical Texts
    Songs About The Ancestors
    Summary And Questions For Reflection
    Chapter 4 Let Me Out: Singing About The Exodus
    The Biblical Texts
    Songs Of Exodus
    Summary And Questions For Reflection
    Chapter 5 The High And Mighty: Singing About Warriors, Kings, And Queens
    The Biblical Texts
    Songs About Heroes And Villains
    Summary And Questions For Reflection
    Chapter 6 The Poet’s Poets: Singing About Psalms And Wisdom Literature
    The Biblical Texts
    Songs About Psalms, Wisdom, And Romance
    Summary And Questions For Reflection
    Chapter 7 Shouting In The Wind: Singing About The Prophets
    The Biblical Texts
    Songs Of A Prophetic Voice
    Summary And Questions For Reflection
    Conclusion: A Personal Retrospective
    Using The Song Charts
    Chart A: Songs By Title
    Chart B: Songs By Artist
    Chart C: Songs By Biblical Reference
    Suggested Further Reading

    Additional Info
    One of the factors that sometimes provides art with a richer sense of texture is its ability to draw an allusion to the classic expressions of human culture, thought, and experience. The Bible is no exception and has often been received through its incorporation into works of art-the plays of Shakespeare, the paintings of Rembrandt, the sculptures of Michelangelo, the stories of Flannery O’Connor, the films of Martin Scorsese. Raising Cain, Fleeing Egypt, and Fighting Philistines considers the overwhelming influence that Old Testament imagery has had on some of the most popular musical artists of our time-from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen to OutKast.

    Ideal for use in personal reflection or small group study, this book contains questions for consideration and discussion after each chapter. Also included are handy charts linking the considered songs to their biblical references, creating an ease-of-use for teaching and further study.

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  • Does God Listen To Rap

    $9.99

    A lot of people think that if there is one style of music in the world that God hates, it has got to be rap. Some have even gone so far as to call rap, “An unclean thing before the Lord.” They don’t believe something originally associated with so much evil can ever be redeemed for God’s glory.

    Lots of other people love and accept rap as their preferred form of musical expression. Many of these who are Christians can’t imagine why God would have any issues with rap – at least, not with songs by believers that encourage and edify them in the faith.

    Who’s right? And maybe more importantly, who cares? You should. And here’s why.

    In the past 30 years, rap music has become a vital artistic and cultural force globally, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Like it or not, you are probably exposed to rap in one form or another on a fairly regular basis. If you’re interested in this book you may be a believer in Jesus who likes rap a lot, and as Christians, when we love something that is (if you hadn’t noticed) closely associated with sin and rebellion, our justification for being involved with it really does need to go beyond, “Dude, this is good stuff.”

    But maybe you’re in a different category. Maybe you’re a Christian parent, concerned that rap music may have a negative impact on your child. Maybe you’re a youth pastor worried about having a rap concert at his church because of the potential pushback. Or maybe you’re just a rap fan who is curious to see if there’s even any biblical evidence for or against rap.

    To put it simply, if you’ve made it this far, this book is probably for you. Does God Listen to Rap? covers two areas. First, it presents a sociological history of the emergence and development of rap. If you enjoy rap and hip hop culture, you’ll love this part of the book. Then the book explores the Scriptures to bring some biblical (not just personal or anecdotal) resolution to the question of God and rap. Ultimately, this involves a set of larger questions involving God and the arts. This is more than just an apologetic for rap music, this is a biblical way to think about how Christians can be in the world yet not of the world, and how they can express themselves to the glory of God.

    So, does God listen to rap? Come find out.

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  • William J Reynolds

    $23.00

    The most significant Baptist church musician of the latter half of the twentieth century, William J. Reynolds is renowned among Baptist musicians, music ministers, song leaders, and hymnody students. In eminently readable style, David Music’s comprehensive biography describes Reynolds’s family and educational background, his career as a minister of music, denominational leader, and seminary professor. His extensive published works are highlighted against his career as composer, editor, and arranger-as well as his roles as conference leader, conductor, lecturer, hymn and worship leader, Sacred Harp enthusiast, and author. Baptist heritage owes much of its music, and how it thinks of music, to William J. Reynolds, and now to David Music, who has carefully compiled this sweeping tribute to Reynolds’s life and work.

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  • 101 More Hymn Stories

    $18.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780825442834Kenneth OsbeckBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2013Publisher: Kregel Publications

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  • Secret Messages In The Church

    $13.95

    Are you filling your mind with that which is true and pure and noble as Paul counsels us to do in Philippians 4:8? What kind of music are you listening to and playing in your church? Are there hidden messages in today’s modern music? Pastor Jan Voerman answers these questions and more as he takes the reader on a study that reveals the dangerous effects that modern-day music can have on listeners and the church. Through both biblical and scientific sources, Voerman presents the real-life dangers that Christians face when they choose to listen to secular music. Covering everything from rock music to Contemporary Christian music, Voerman explains that the church’s desire to be up-to-date in the modern world has led it to accept music genres that glorify Satan, instead of God.

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  • Lost Chords And Christian Soldiers

    $45.00

    Arthur Sullivan is best known as W. S. Gilbert’s collaborator in the Savoy Operas, However, Sullivan was far from being simply a composer of light operettas. At the height of his fame and popularity in late Victorian Britain, Sullivan was regarded as the nation’s leading composer of sacred oratorios on a par with Mendelssohn and Brahms. Yet despite his contemporary popularity and enduring legacy, little attention has been given to Sullivan’s sacred work. The last twenty years have seen a considerable revival of interest in and critical appreciation for this aspect of Sullivan’s work. Lost Chords and Christian Soldiers provides the first detailed, comprehensive, critical study and review of Sullivan’s church and sacred music. As well as exploring issues of repertoire and ecclesiology involved in these and other formative influences and experiences, consideration will be given to how far Sullivan’s own personal beliefs and faith influenced his settings of sacred texts and the extent to which his own spiritual and theological leaning are expressed in his choice of material and style of setting. Sullivan’s motivation in setting religious texts will be probed and comparison will be made with the motivation, output and approach of his closest contemporaries in this field, most notably Stainer.

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  • A Cappella Music in the Public Worship of the Church

    $7.99

    This book employs a methodology that I have found helpful in dealing with other topics. This procedure is to assemble the New Testament texts on the topic and interpret them, then check this interpretation against usage in early Christian literature outside the New Testament, and finally to examine the doctrinal considerations to determine if the interpretation rests on solid biblical theology. Rather than gathering quotations from secondary literature, my approach is to read the source documents in the original and present the texts in their context. At the time of first edition of the book, mine was the fullest collection of historical statements on early church music readily available. Other studies since that time are largely supportive of the historical facts presented in my work, even if the authors do not consider the evidence normative for today. My conclusion is that the practice of unaccompanied congregational singing rests on good biblical, historical and doctrinal grounds.

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  • Sacred Treasure : Understanding Catholic Liturgical Music

    $59.95

    In the discussions and debates surrounding liturgical music of the past fifty years, music theorists, critics, and historians have contributed little, and their counsel has rarely been sought. Whenever the matter of liturgical music arises, most often in parishes, but sometimes in episcopal conferences or in the academy or in Vatican documents, the nature of the music, as music, almost never affects the discussion.

    With Sacred Treasure, Joseph Swain, a distinguished musicologist and accomplished performer, attempts to change that. He offers a theory for building authentic traditions of liturgical music for Roman Catholic parishes. This book is an exercise in pragmatic music criticism. By providing a rational basis for evaluating the essential issues, Swain seeks to show how a spiritually wholesome stability might supplant the confusion.

    Sacred Treasure shows how the hard facts of music must be taken into account in any holistic conception and any lasting form of liturgical music.

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  • 101 Hymn Stories

    $17.99

    Now with a new cover! This book offers the inspiring true stories behind 101 of your favorite hymns. It is excellent for devotional reading, sermon illustrations, and bulletin inserts, as well as for historical or biographical research.

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  • Announcing The Feast

    $39.95

    How does the entrance song of the Mass function within the Roman Rite? What can it express theologically? What should Roman Catholics sing at the beginning of Mass? In this groundbreaking study, Jason McFarland answers these and other important questions by exploring the history and theology of the entrance song of Mass.

    After a careful history of the entrance song, he investigates its place in church documents. He proposes several models of the entrance song for liturgical celebration today. Finally, he offers a skillful theological analysis of the entrance song genre, focusing on the song for the Holy Thursday Evening Mass-arguably the most important entrance song of the entire liturgical year.

    Announcing the Feast provides the most comprehensive treatment of the Roman Rite entrance song to date. It is unique in that it bridges the disciplines of liturgical studies, musicology, and theological method.

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  • Cousin Joe : Blues From New Orleans

    $19.95

    A remarkable blend of history and drama seen through the eyes of a noted New Orleans bluesman. This extraordinary life history is the result of more than 15 years of recorded conversations, pieced together into a narrative of a uniquely American experience. Joseph’s colorful portrayals of the characters who parade through his life document more than 70 years of changing relationships between blacks and whites. In his own words, he describes growing up in Louisiana, working a rice plantation, and how Gospel music put him on a career path. His candid remarks underscore the economic necessity prevalent in a musician’s life. Within the tales of gigs, card games, and romantic exploits are intimate glimpses of legendary figures, including Billie Holiday and Muddy Waters. His descriptions of performing in New Orleans, New York, and Europe are especially revealing, filled with life experiences as rich as the rhythm and lyrics of the blues he played .

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  • All Things Necessary

    $26.95

    A very successful music leader resource that has served the church well for nearly 20 years – now completely updated, revised and retitled.
    Formerly A Guide to the Practice of Church Music by Marion J. Hatchett

    A Guide to the Practice of Church Music was first published by Church Hymnal Corporation in 1989. It was an essential resource for church musicians using The Hymnal 1982. It also became part of the core materials for the Leadership Program for Musicians, which began in the Episcopal Church (along with the ELCA) in 1991.

    In keeping with the original work, this new book – developed by career church musician Marti Rideout – provides comprehensive information about the resources available to the Episcopal church musician; promotes a contemporary philosophy of music in the church; captures the specific intent of music in the Episcopal Church, and supplies detailed instruction for planning music for liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Occasional Services.

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  • You Cant Keep A Good Tune Down

    $14.49

    Warbling sopranos, bellowing basses, someone in the back row at least a line ahead of everyone else, fusty robes, intransigent organists and temperamental clergy – welcome to the world of the local church choir. There is no better observer of the volatile relations between the clergy, the choir, the organist and the congregation than Reg Frary who has seen it all in over seventy years’ first hand experience of sitting in the choir stalls Sunday by Sunday and at weddings, funerals, carol services, festivals and other occasions.

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  • Playing The Piano For Pleasure

    $14.95

    Skyhorse Publishing is proud to revive Playing Piano for Pleasure. With the wonderful writing one would expect from a longtime New Yorker reporter, Piano aficionado Charles Skyhorse Publishing
    Cooke, offers concrete routines for improving your piano performance. A pleasant and constant cheerleader, Cooke asks readers to practice every day, suggesting that they work through just that section time and again until it is perfect. In addition to his own thoughts, Cooke includes material from his interviews with master pianists, artists, and writers. The result is a book that should be cherished for years to come.

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  • You Can Easily Play Hymns

    $21.95

    Music is a gift from God! When we sing praises to His name and play instruments for His glory, the angels join us in worship to the King of kings.

    You Can Easily Play Hymns is a wonderful book for people who do not read music but want to be able to play hymns without needing to learn to read notes. The book contains easy-to-follow instructions and simple-to-understand pictures that enable you to play simple hymn arrangements on the piano or guitar.

    After reading just two short chapters teaching you how to use the book, you will be able to play more than 150 easily written hymns such as “A Mighty Fortress,” “Amazing Grace,” “I Love to Tell the Story,” “Jesus Saves,” “Marching to Zion,” “Praise Him! Praise Him!,” “Rock of Ages,” “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” and many more classic hymns.

    The words for each song are printed along with the music so that you can sing along or invite others to join you in lifting your voices in praise to God.

    If you’ve never played the piano or guitar before but have a desire to, or if you are a beginner looking for wonderful music to play with minimal effort, You Can Easily Play Hymns is for you!

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  • Wake Up : Hip Hop Christianity And The Black Church

    $31.99

    First an expression of black urban youth, Hip Hop music continues to expand as a cultural expression of youth and, now, young adults more generally. As a cultural phenomenon, it has even become integral to the worship experience of a growing number of churches who are reaching out to these groups. This includes not just African American churches but churches of all ethnic groups. Once seen as advocating violence, Hip Hop can be the Church’s agent of salvation and praise to transform society and reach youth and young adults in greater numbers.

    After looking at Hip Hop’s socio-historical context including its African roots, Wake Up shows how Hip Hop has come to embody the worldview of growing numbers of youth and young adults in today’s church. The authors make the case that Hip Hop represents the angst and hope of many youth and young adults and that by examining the inherent religious themes embedded in the music, the church can help shape the culture of hip-hop by changing its own forms of preaching and worship so that it can more effectively offer a message of repentance and liberation.

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  • Story Of Peter Tchaikovsky

    $13.95

    Little Peter was born in the small mining town of Votkinsk, Russia, not far from the border of Asia. His father was a mine inspector. Miss Wheeler has shown sympathetically yet quite frankly what a nervous, unpredictable child Peter was and how his love for music, even as a very little boy, was almost greater than he could bear. Any sort of routine or application to work was impossible for him, and as a result, when a young man he could not bring himself to practice law. However, music still beckoned, and under the great Anton Rubinstein, he made certain progress. Here again, though, he broke all the established rules for composing and drove his master to despair. It was early one morning, seated at a table in the deserted dining room of an inn, that he wrote the first draft of his first symphony. Here is a fascinating picture of Tchaikovsky the brilliant composer and delightful companion. It is perfect for young readers.

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  • Paginini Master Of Strings

    $13.95

    Written in warmth and understanding, the present book on Paganini begins with his unhappy childhood along the wharves in Genoa and carries him straight through the tempestuous years when great genius and poverty waged an endless battle which genius finally won. Added to a delightful story there are some of Paganini’s simpler composi- tions for the young music student to try.

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  • Peter Tchaikovsky And The Nutcracker Ballet

    $13.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9781610060127Opal Wheeler | Illustrator: Christine PriceBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2011Great MusiciansPublisher: Zeezok Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Adventures Of Richard Wagner

    $13.95

    At the age of four, Wilhelm Richard Wagner made his first impression on the theatrical world when he pounded on a bass drum and stopped the performance at the Dresden Playhouse-right in the midst of his stepfather’s lines. This ill-fated incident put a temporary stop to Richard’s nights backstage, and the punishment was almost more than exuberant little “Dicker” could bear. No more trunks to explore, no more wigs to try on, no more lights and music and dancing. He had so loved being a part of his adored stepfather’s professional life. But there were golden and impressionable years ahead for young Richard. He came under the haunting spell of Weber’s opera, Der Freischutz, and copied the entire score on his own music sheets to memorize. He avidly read Shakespeare’s plays and vowed he would write even greater tragedies. He staged puppet shows, wrote poetry, and dreamed fantastic dreams. One of the most profound influences on Richard’s youth was a Beethoven symphony, heard for the first time in Leipzig. The mighty music thundered in his mind as he walked from the concert hall, and it was characteristic of him that he determined, then and there, to become a great composer. Always headstrong and impatient with guidance from others, Richard struggled daily with the rules of harmony and counterpoint, while his instructors discouraged his dream. Throwing traditional methods aside, the future composer of Lohengrin and Tristan and Isolde went directly to the great masters’ works and copied their music, note by note, until it became a part of him. More than anything else he wanted to write operas-his own stories set to music, sung and acted. As Opal Wheeler’s light-hearted and lively biography reveals, Richard Wagner is an amazing example in music history-one of the few composers of stature who learned his art from the untutored study of the masterpieces of his day.

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  • Sounds Of Our Offerings

    $27.00

    The Sounds of Our Offerings is good news about the music of the church. It recounts what has been learned from studying nine congregations where music promotes the full, active, conscious participation of the worshipers and where it has done so consistently and coherently for many years. Pastors and musicians reflect on their work together and offer rich insights about what works and what does not. Lay musicians and members of the congregation also share their experiences with music in worship.

    Though no site was without its struggles, and at times difficult choices had to be made, for the most part, we see unremarkable, week to week, year to year, faithful rendering of music for prayer and praise. We see that sometimes the nature of the music took a slightly different turn, one that built upon the foundations of the past. The music choices in these churches are not restricted to one particular era or style, but rather reflect the broader church’s music repertoire, including the best recently written music.

    These are the stories of churches with a reputation for their fine music programs, churches that, with their leaders and congregations, have worked out these programs in consistent, coherent ways. In most cases, the programs span multiple priests/pastors and musicians. The Sounds of Our Offerings is about excellent music and how it has found its way into the life and faith practices of these congregations.

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  • Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

    $19.99

    Stories of the most favorite and beloved seasonal hymns of faith. Don’t look for a dry recounting of boring historical fact, the devotional-style stories in Then Sings My Soul show the emotion and drama behind the hymns of faith that have changed many lives throughout history. Designed to be personally reflective, these stories speak to the soul and add depth to a meaningful worship time with God through song. Recounted are stories of the people whose faith led them to write these wonderful seasonal hymns and the people whose faith was affected by reading, hearing, and singing the songs.

    Includes words and music to each hymn
    Special, softcover, French flap cover design Ivory paper with brown ink
    Jagged edged paper, giving it a classic feel
    Complete with hymn index
    Use for devotionals, teaching illustrations, introductory remarks for song leaders and music ministers

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  • Handels Messiah : A Musical Historical And Theological Study

    $25.00

    In every major city and in many small towns around the world, MESSIAH is conducted and sung by hundreds of people, around Christmas or Easter. Handel himself could never have imagined the thousands of choirs performing his music today, or even that there would be “MESSIAH Sing-Ins.” MESSIAH has been heard by the largest audiences and the greatest number of people than any other sacred music ever composed. From the moment he started working on MESSIAH, Handel was under an uninterrupted spell or trance. He spent 24 grueling days composing, and finally, after the last monumental Amen had been written, he said, “I think God has visited me.” So you’ve got tickets to hear Handel’s MESSIAH. Or, better yet, you’re singing in the choir. Hallelujah! This book is designed as a manual to MESSIAH, following the masterwork chapter-by-chapter in an easy-to-understand manner. It is written for a new generation of music students, chorus singers, choir directors, organists, instrumentalists, ministers, conductors, or passionate concert listeners. This manual will: Explain the scriptural text in its historic setting Reveal how Handel was inspired to put Scripture to music Offer some friendly tips on interpretation and performance Explore a musical analysis of each movement Provide background on particular solo arias or choruses Surprise you with facts about the man behind the music

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  • Handels Messiah : Comfort For Gods People

    $21.50

    Must-have guide that fosters deeper, richer understanding of a beloved musical masterpiece

    George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah is a phenomenon with no parallel in music history. No other work of music has been so popular for so long. Yet familiarity can sometimes breed indifference – and even misunderstanding.

    This book by music expert Calvin Stapert will greatly increase listeners’ understanding and appreciation of Handel’s majestic Messiah, whether readers are old friends of this remarkable work or have only just discovered its magnificence.

    The first section provides fascinating historical background, beginning with a devotional movement in sixteenth-century Catholic Italy and leading to this very oratorio written in eighteenth-century Protestant England by a German composer who would have preferred a career of writing Italian operas – an unlikely but true story. Stapert here traces not only Messiah’s inception but also its amazing reception throughout history.

    In the third and longest section Stapert offers scene-by-scene musical and theological commentary on the whole work, focusing on the way Handel’s music beautifully interprets and illuminates the biblical text. For anyone seeking to appreciate Handel’s Messiah more, this informed yet accessible guide is the book to have and read.

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  • Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stoires For Daily Devotions

    $19.99

    For centuries, great hymns have anchored the Christian faith. Now with a new cover, this inspiring daily devotional presents the stories behind 366 of the church’s timeless songs of worship. Each daily devotional contains a portion of the hymn itself along with suggested Scripture readings, meditations, and practical applications.
    The stories surrounding the hymns of the faith foster appreciation of the hymns and move Christians toward a new depth of worship and devotion. Personal or family devotion times will be enhanced by the challenging and inspiring thoughts contained in this timeless collection of classic and contemporary hymn stories.

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  • Art Of Prayer In And Learning Through Song For The Young Christian

    $15.49

    A healthy love of song and the Lord God has led to this volume. It is the author’s sincere hope that others who enjoy music will come to love the Lord through the book’s offerings to His glory. It is meant to aid the young Christian, whether chronologically young or recently converted to faith in Christ Jesus, explore what the Bible and the Christian Church teach so seekers’ faith may become deeper and their love for the Lord greater. Vocal, guitar and piano parts have been included for every song in the volume and may be used in any combination by musicians of various skill levels in the praise and glory of God.

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  • Ludwig Beethoven And The Chiming Tower Bells

    $13.95

    Here is the story of Ludwig van Beethoven, greatest master of all, told with feeling and delicate skill for boys and girls.

    Perhaps he, too, will become a musician like all the Beethovens, said Father JohannFrom then on, the four-year-old Ludwig was kept at the piano hour after hour until the long exercises were mastered.

    This is his storyan inspiring story of his achievements against all oddsof his growing deafnessLong live Beehoven! shouted the audience But the master could not hear them, and as a singer turned him gently to face the audience, the noble head bowed low as he saw from the flutter of handkerchiefs, the applause that rained upon him

    Thus Opal Wheeler captures the superb quality of musical greatness of Beethoven and communicates it to boys and girls a deeply stirring tribute to the greatest composer of all.

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  • Sebastian Bach The Boy From Thuringia

    $13.95

    Back in print! We love the Wheeler & Deucher composers` series from the mid-20th century. This classic work for children will be enjoyed by all family members. We are amazed how much history, biographical material, and music are included in each work. Sebastian Bach, The Boy of Thuringia is the first complete work on the life of Bach ever written for children. Every important incident is mentioned and every detail of the story is true. It is filled with vivid descriptions of Bach`s childhood: how he sat up many nights and copied music by the light of the moon, and how he walked two hundred miles to a choir school at Luneburg. Then his adult life: how he helped his wife Magdalena put the twenty children to bed every night; how he spread brown bread with honey for them to eat every afternoon; and how he taught them all to sing and play different musical instruments. The music reproduced here represents all of the different kinds of music that Bach ever wrote. A child can never really know music unless he knows Bach, for his contribution is the foundation and structural basis of all music. But it is more the human side of this book that will make it live, for in it the great master breathes. All who read it will know himnot only as a musical genius, but also as an eager child, an affectionate father, and a lovable human being.

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  • A To Z Of Sacred Music

    $40.00

    Nearly all religious traditions have reserved a special place for sacred music. Whether it is music accompanying a ritual or purely for devotional purposes, music composed for entire congregations or for the trained soloist, or music set to holy words or purely instrumental, in some form or another, music is present. In fact, in some traditions the relation between the music and the ritual is so intimate that to distinguish between them would be inaccurate.

    The A to Z of Sacred Music covers the most important aspects of the sacred music of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and other smaller religious groups. It provides useful information on all the significant traditions of this music through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major types of music, composers, key religious figures, specialized positions, genres of composition, technical terms, instruments, fundamental documents and sources, significant places, and important musical compositions.

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  • Music And Vital Congregations

    $19.95

    A guide for clergy to develop a church music program
    Addresses key issues in the musical life of the parish
    Outlines how vital music leads to a vital parish
    Provides the rationale for using a variety of music in the parish

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  • Perspectives On Jewish Music

    $88.00

    Perspectives on Jewish Music presents five unique and engaging explorations of Jewish music. Areas covered include self-expression in contemporary Jewish secular music, the rise of popular music in the American synagogue, the theological requirements of the cantor, the role of women in Sephardic music and society, and the personal reflections of a leading figure in American synagogue music. Its wide-ranging topics and disciplinary approaches give evidence for the centrality of music in Jewish religious and secular life, and demonstrate that Jewish music is as diverse as the Jews themselves. From these studies, readers will gain an appreciation of both what Jewish music is and what it does.

    This book will be useful for students, practitioners, and scholars of Jewish secular and religious music and Jewish cultural studies, as well as ethnomusicologists specializing in Jewish or religious music.

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  • Hymns For Today

    $17.00

    Few can argue with the power of music to touch the heart. Voices shared in worshipful song allow us to honor God in a truly beautiful way. Now, in Hymns for Today, renowned hymn writer Brian Wren helps us understand why this is so. Wren surveyed hundreds of hymns written since the 1960s to compile this discussion of forty hymn poems and to share the insights they provide for Christian faith. Grouped in chapters titled “Hymns? For Today?” “Jesus,” “Spirit,” “Church,” “Worship,” “Witness,” “Praise,” and “Treasure,” these contemporary hymns are analyzed for how they express Christian faith and traditional themes in fresh ways. Questions for discussion are included for each chapter, making this book an excellent group study resource.

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  • Guitar Chord Bible

    $14.99

    Over 500 illustrated chords are covered for Rock, Blues, Soul, Country, Jazz and Classical music. This compact dictionary is designed to fit in your bag and is completed with fingering diagrams for each chord and photographs showing how each one is played.

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  • Craft Of Christian Songwriting

    $24.99

    Born from eight years of teaching songwriting for the Academy of Gospel Music Arts, Robert Sterling’s The Craft of Christian Songwriting deftly tackles the much-overlooked subject of craft in the Christian songwriter’s creative process. The book challenges its readers to aspire to the highest level of excellence, providing chapter after chapter of practical insights into the Christian songwriting experience. All the way from “Getting Started” to “Building a Demo,” The Craft of Christian Songwriting shows beginning writers how to make their next song their “best song ever,” all from the unique perspective of the Christian songwriter. Practical and realistic, The Craft of Christian Songwriting is a smart read for anyone with aspirations of becoming a Christian songwriter.

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  • Mozart The Wonder Boy

    $13.95

    Back in print! We love the Wheeler & Deucher composers` series from the mid-20th century. This classic children`s work on Mozart will be enjoyed by all family members, whatever their age. We are amazed how much history, biographical material, and music are included in each work. Mozart, The Wonder Boy presents the musical genius of this child prodigy, the loving family in which he was reared, and the impact he had on the world around him and to generations beyond. “Here is a book about the most musical boy that ever lived. Fortunately for us he wrote a great deal of music and this we can hear today even though we can never hear him play it. His music is always lovely and you will surely hear more of it as you grow up. Through his music, Mozart will always be to us a wonder child and a wonder man” (Peter W. Dykema-from the original 1941 edition).

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  • Music To His Ears

    $14.99

    Music to His Ears is an inspirational study using as a foundation the biblical scriptures Psalms 100:2 and Exodus 28:35. The premise is taken from the instruction to come before the presence of God with singing. Emphasis is placed on music and its significance to The Most Holy God. Discussion is given to the connection of music and receiving answer to prayer. Biblical passages are visited that address more than thirty specific categories (i.e. healing, finances, depression, etc.) referencing music. Beginning with the origin of music and the fall of Lucifer, the crux is established by paralleling Old Testament Tabernacle rituals to receiving entrance into the Most Holy Place through musical worship. In addition, the worth of musical choirs, orchestras, leadership and organizational requirement, mastery, expertise and levels of hierarchy is addressed. Finally, musical form and structure are included with recognition given to the “Great Musical Masters,” of the Bible.

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  • Hymn Writers Of Early Pennsylvania

    $14.99

    William Penn’s promise of religious freedom brought many diverse religious groups to Pennsylvania in the 17th and 18th centuries. Each brought pre-existing hymns and hymn tunes, but many also wrote original texts and music. This book examines the hymns of the 1694 Wissahickon settlement under Johannes Kelpius, the 18th century Ephrata Cloister of Conrad Beissel, and the hymn life of the Bethlehem Moravian Unitas Fratrum. Among the later writers of hymn text or music selected for this study are William Kirkpatrick, John Wyeth, William Gustavus Fischer, Francis Hopkinson, Eleanor C. Donnelly, and many more. Sample texts are included for many hymns, and six musical scores are reproduced. Of special interest are the earliest texts and music from the Wissahickon and Ephrata communities. Pennsylvania’s hymn background is unique and compelling. The stories of the writers and their hymns should appeal to anyone interested in hymns, theology, music, or American history.

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  • Getting The Blues

    $20.00

    In Getting the Blues, Stephen Nichols shows how blues music offers powerful insight into the biblical narrative and the life of Jesus. Weaving Bible stories together with intriguing details of the lives of blues musicians, he leads readers in a vivid exploration of how blues music teaches about sin, suffering, alienation, and worship. Nichols unpacks the Psalms, portions of the prophets, and Paul’s writings in this unique way, revealing new facets of Scripture. Getting the Blues will resonate with all readers interested in Christianity and culture. In the end they will emerge with a greater understanding of the value of “theology in a minor key”–a theology that embraces suffering as well as joy. EXCERPT This book attempts a theology in a minor key, a theology that lingers, however uncomfortably, over Good Friday. It takes its cue from the blues, harmonizing narratives of Scripture with narratives of the Mississippi Delta, the land of cotton fields and Cyprus swamps and the moaning slide guitar. This is not a book by a musician, however, but by a theologian. And so I offer a theological interpretation of the blues. Cambridge theologian Jeremy Begbie has argued for music’s intrinsic ability to teach theology. As an improvisation on Begbie’s thesis, I take the blues to be intrinsically suited to teach a particular theology, a theology in a minor key. This is not to suggest that a theology in a minor key, or the blues for that matter, utterly sounds out despair like the torrents of a spinning hurricane. A theology in a minor key is no mere existential scream. In fact, a theology in a minor key sounds a rather hopeful melody. Good Friday yearns for Easter, and eventually Easter comes. Blues singers, even when groaning of the worst of times, know to cry out for mercy because they know that, despite appearances, Sunday’s coming. . . . The blues, like the writings of Flannery O’Connor, need not mention him [Christ] in every line, or in every song, but he haunts the music just the same. At the end of the day, he serves as the resolution to the conflict churning throughout the blues, the conflict that keeps the music surging like the floodwaters of the Mississippi River.

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  • Better Get It In Your Soul

    $21.95

    This book offers hope to parishes searching for a way to make their liturgies more meaningful in the local context. Written by a priest and a musician who have worked together for many years in the Canterbury House ministry at the University of Michigan, this book describes methods that demonstrate a respect for others’ gifts and skills, discernment of spiritual needs, and welcoming the creative force of the Holy Spirit into the planning process. Though thoroughly based in the Book of Common Prayer liturgy, the experience and ideas presented here are described in ways that will be useful to all liturgical denominations.

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  • Sing To The Lord

    $13.95

    One of God’s greatest gifts to us, His creation, was the gift of song. In words and music, our ancestors in faith – Moses, David, Deborah, Paul, St. Gregory – have taught us how to revel in God’s infinite love, proclaim His glory, give thanks for His abounding generosity, and plead for mercy and forgiveness. Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship recalls this vast, rich musical tradition as it provides basic guidelines for understanding the role and ministry of music in the liturgy.

    Standing on the foundational work of the Council fathers, Sing to the Lord echoes the call to full, active, and conscious participation in the Liturgy through its sung elements. It addresses the practical concerns of pastoral leaders – appropriate ministers, cultural diversity, instrumentation, formation, acoustics, and copyrights. It also outlines considerations for preparing and judging music for worship with an in-depth review of the musical structure of Liturgy.

    Use Sing to the Lord to
    evaluate your parish’s current musical repertoire
    better understand your role in sung worship
    prepare particular sacramental liturgies
    train parish music ministers

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  • Mystery We Celebrate The Song We Sing

    $29.95

    Music and liturgy seem inseparable, yet we seldom pause to ponder their relationship in depth. In this volume, Kathleen Harmon offers her own insights by creatively exploring the complex interplay between congregational singing and the liturgical celebration of the paschal mystery:
    * Harmon asserts that liturgical music, in the form of communal singing, is a vehicle through which the ritual reenactment of the paschal mystery is effected.
    * She addresses concrete and practical pastoral applications of the relationship between music and liturgy. She focuses on how the liturgical singing of the assembly creates the collective consciousness of church as the Body of Christ.
    * Music, then, is much more than just a component of liturgy; it is, in Harmon’s view, absolutely constitutive both of liturgy’s deepest essence and its fullest realization.

    Professional music scholars, graduate students, music directors, and anyone else seeking a sophisticated analysis of liturgical music will find this volume a rich sourcebook of new ideas.

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  • Guitar And A Pen

    $27.00

    Nothing tells a story better than the story-songs of country music. A GUITAR AND A PEN presents, for the first time, the literary work of some of the best storytellers in the world: the songwriters who cut and polish tales down to sparkling three-minute gems. A blend of humor and poignancy, these tales range from Kris Kristofferson’s charming tale of how an explicit natural rock formation causes chaos in a small farming town, to the domestic drama of a Kentucky family with six daughters, to Charlie Daniels’ character-driven fable of money and unhappiness, to Gary Nicholson’s riveting tale of an albino African American singer/songwriter who inspired him to be a musician.

    A celebration of music and storytelling, other contributors include Hal Ketchum, Janis Ian, Mark D. Sanders, Tom T. Hall, Marshall Chapman, and Robert Hicks, among many other notable Nashville luminaries.

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  • Lectionary Hymns For Cycle B

    $9.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788025501Clyde WentzellBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2008Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Young Brahms

    $13.95

    Johannes Brahms, the frail little son of poor parents, spent the first years of his life in a wretched tenement in the old harbor city of Hamburg. It is here that the present story opens. His father, an irresponsible musician, kept the child up, playing the piano at low taverns, until all hours of the night for whatever small payment he could get. However, little Johannes’ love for fine music and for composing finally led to lessons and then to a speedy success. Composing, teaching, playing on whatever piano was found available, these filled the boy’s day.

    The present book closes when, at fifteen he dedicates a beautiful piece to Lieschen, the lovely daughter of Adolph Giesemann in whose home he has spent the summer. Several of Brahms’ best known compositions are included.

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  • Franz Schubert And His Merry Friends

    $13.95

    This book is about the brilliant young Schubert, his merry friends, and their pranks and escapades, in most of which Franz is the hero.

    One of the most interesting stories in the book is the new light that is shed on the history of the Unfinished Symphony. It remained unfinished, not because of poverty, illness and discouragement, or because of the composer’s early death. The real reason, according to the authors, was that Schubert’s merry friends were starting for a picnic just when he was in the middle of it, and he went along. Before he left he stuffed the partly written score in his desk and it was never taken out again!

    There are many selections from the composer’s magnificent music in this volume. We have the March Militaire, the Moment Musicale, the theme of The Erlking, a dance from the opera, Rosamunde, Rondos, Dances, the lovely, lovely waltzes, impromptu pieces, the Cradle Song (a favorite of almost every child) and several of the beautiful songs.

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  • Message In The Music

    $21.99

    Few things influence Christians’ understanding of the faith more than the songs they sing in worship. Woods and Walrath help worship leaders plan authentic, scripturally sound, and relevant by exploring the content of dozens of praise songs.
    Helps pastors, worship leaders, and worship teams more carefully assess the quality of the music they choose for worship.

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  • Sing Gods Glory

    $24.00

    Revised Expanded Edition
    Over 12,500 copies sold
    This tabulated guide enables clergy and worship leaders to choose hymns that relate to the day’s Bible readings for each Sunday, major holy days and festivals throughout the Christian year. Three cycles are offered for years A, B and C of the lectionary. Listings are included from all the main hymn books in popular use. New in this volume are: “”CH4″”, “”The Irish Presbyterian Hymn Book””, and “”New English Praise””. Other books featured are “”Common Praise””, “”Hymns Old & New””, “”Complete Mission Praise”” and other leading denominational hymnbooks.

    A range of choices is offered for opening, gradual, offertory and closing hymns. All selections are labelled to show whether they relate to the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle or Gospel reading. For every occasion between twenty and thirty hymns are suggested, making for more integrated and enhanced acts of worship.

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  • What Would Jesus Sing

    $21.95

    Ten essays about what churches are doing that is not “business as usual” in their music ministry. Includes theological and liturgical rationale, basic, “how-to” information, and personal testimony to the communal advantages of each ministry, as well as descriptions of alternative/additional worship services that are flourishing across the country.

    Includes material about contemporary ensembles, jazz, handbells, guitars, synthesizers, electronic music and the emerging church, organs, and choirs, youth, amateur, professional instrumentalists, cantors, Taize services, Compline, and the Hip Hop eMass.

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  • Music And Theology

    $15.99

    This volume explores the major concerns and questions regarding music as it intersects with theology – past and present. Saliers, a senior scholar in this field, addresses in a clear and concise style the scope and contours of these issues as they relate to theological inquiry and application. He sketches the nature and significance of the subject, the history of reflection, the current lines of inquiry, and his own contribution to the discussion. He then opens the broader lines of discussion in suggestive, evocative, and programmatic ways.

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  • Frederic Chopin Son Of Poland Early Years

    $13.95

    Frederic Chopin, celebrated pianist and probably the greatest composer for the piano the world has ever known, was born in a little cottage in Poland on the estate of the Count Skarbek whose children were tutored by his father, Nicolas Chopin. The child loved music from babyhood and when the family moved to Warsaw a few years after his birth, he was placed under the tutelage of the best masters of music in Poland. His astounding performance, playing the solo part of a difficult concerto with the full Warsaw orchestra when only nine years of age marked little Frederic as the genius he was. Through the early years to that momentous day in Vienna when his playing at the theatre of Count Gallenburg actually launched his career as a major figure in the world of music, Frederic Chopins childhood and boyhood are dramatically presented. Chopin, Son of Poland, Later Years completes the great man’s life story.

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  • Frederic Chopin Son Of Poland Later Years

    $13.95

    Chopin remembered Vienna as the city where he had made an instant success with his music, so when, after years at home in Warsaw, he returned to Vienna he was heartsick to find only a cool welcome awaiting him. Vienna wanted to dance and sing and forget warand Poland was on the brink of war. In Paris, however, Chopin found himself warmly welcomed; his concerts became the vogue; his days were crowded with both gayety and the work he loved. Years passed and the world hailed his greatest compositions. Then ill health began making inroads on his time and he went to Majorca, England, Scotland, seeking relief. However, time was running out, and, at the peak of his career, the great composer and pianist died in Paris, the city he loved. Thus, simply, yet with drama is completed this excellent two-volume biography of one of the world greatest artist.

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  • New Song For An Old World

    $25.50

    While the worship wars continue to rage in the church, many do not realize that conflict over church music goes back to the earliest Christians as they sought to live out the “new song” of their faith. In A New Song for an Old World Calvin Stapert challenges Christians to learn from the wisdom of the early church as they seek to explore appropriate music today.
    Stapert draws parallels between the pagan cultures of the second and third centuries and our own multicultural realities, enabling readers to comprehend the musical ideas of early Christian thinkers, from Clement and Tertullian to John Chrysostom and Augustine. Stapert’s expert treatment of the attitudes of the early church toward psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs is ideal for scholars of early Christianity, church musicians, and all Christians looking to add an ancient yet relevant perspective to their worship today.

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  • Art Of Worship

    $18.00

    Provides in-depth instruction to every aspect of contemporary worship leadership-from assembling the team to choosing the music to conducting rehearsals.

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  • Handel At The Court Of Kings

    $13.95

    With clarity and with admirable simplicity, keyed to the understanding of children, Opal Wheeler has traced the many-sided career of George Frederic Handel, whose restless nature vied always with his tremendous ability as a composer and director. Handels strange boyhood, clouded by the fact that his father did not want him to become a musician, and the later years when, thanks to the patronage of the Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, his music was played before the greatest music lovers of Europe all this makes absorbing reading. The selections of Handels music included here are those best understood and most apt to be mastered by young musicians. One evening, back in 1691, conservative Doctor Handel was shocked and dismayed to find his small son carrying the torch at the head of a band of singers wandering through the little town of Halle. The good doctor never quite understood the all-consuming love of music which drove his son from childhood on and on to the great heights he eventually attained as the beloved Father of the Oratorio, the composer of the magnificent MESSIAH. Opal Wheeler has given us here the most finished, most completely satisfying book on her list of fine music biographies. Handel at the Court of Kings should be a favorite of all children who love music, whether they are young musicians themselves or not.

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  • Preaching To The Choir

    $17.95

    Sirota delves deeply into the reasons church musicians do their jobs in the face of poor pay and limited opportunities for advancement, offering the reader a pastoral understanding with-out avoiding the challenging questions every sacred musician must consider. She has an uncanny ability to name that which lies at the heart of the sacred artist’s craft.

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  • Songs In The Night

    $15.49

    At a time when people are seeking cures for ailments that are triggered by disharmony in homes, schools, workplaces, and elsewhere, the inspired message in Songs in the Night: Music That Heals unfolds an assurance of peace and harmony and invites everyone to partake of it. Based upon biblical principles and interspersed with delightful anecdotes, this book makes for enlightening and interesting reading and great music resource material. Read about: The purpose of music in your life Suggestions for praise and worship Praise in biblical times Instruments, praise, and you Music for young minds And much more Songs in the Night: Music That Heals brings home the joy of music. It helps readers discover and appreciate music, one of God’s great gifts to mankind, in a refreshing new light! This book is divided into chapters and subtitles that make for easy reading. Readers can start reading at any chapter.

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  • Modern Organ Guide

    $15.49

    The Modern Organ Guide was written to assist organ committee members who are engaged in the task of selecting a new organ or keyboard instrument for their church. This guide seeks to embrace the diversity of music and worship styles that are represented in the Christian church today. Therefore, many types of organs are discussed, from traditional pipe organs to their electronic counterparts, tone wheel organs, and MIDI keyboards. Technological advancements that have been incorporated into these instruments are discussed in order to familiarize committee members with these concepts. Additionally, a wide spectrum of organs is discussed, along with the companies that build them.

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  • Pickin Up The Pieces

    $15.99

    When a young Richie Furay moved to New York hoping to make it big in folk music, God wasn’t one of his concerns. But destiny was.
    Later, when he started Buffalo Springfield with Neil Young and Stephen Stills, it seemed Furay’s destiny had finally arrived. Although the band recorded only three albums, it remains a touchstone of sixties rock music-with all five band members now enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    Furay remained a musical pioneer, forming Poco and recording some of the first-and best-country rock music of the sixties and seventies. His work was a major influence on the Eagles and innumerable other bands. But he still had not found his destiny.
    It wasn’t until his marriage almost disintegrated that Furay confronted his need for God. After co-founding two legendary bands and recording with a rock super-group, Richie Furay finally found his destiny. The long journey took him from sold-out arena concerts to the pulpit of a Colorado church, from rock royalty to the Rock of Ages.
    Destiny is often found in the places where we’re not looking. As you follow the twists and turns in Richie Furay’s inspiring journey, you’ll gain fresh insight into your own.

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  • Foundations Of Christian Worship

    $40.00

    Providing structure for thinking seriously about worship as a part of Christian faith and experience, Foundations of Christian Worship addresses the questions “What is Christian worship?” and “Why do Christians worship as they do?” Beginning with an overview of the theological, biblical, historical, and anthropological foundations of Christian worship, Susan J. White then turns to discussing its components-prayer, creeds, music, time, ritual, and art. Later, she delves into the nourishment of the Christian life and the major worship events throughout the human life cycle. Finally, she discusses contemporary challenges to Christian worship-such as ecumenism, pluralism, and the connotations of worship language-and concludes with case studies for further exploration. With helpful appendixes and a glossary of liturgical terms, Susan White’s Foundations of Christian Worship is an excellent primer for seminary students and ministers early in their careers.

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  • Robert Schumann And Mascot Ziff

    $13.95

    From the time he was a little boy, playing with his beloved cat, Ziff, in his home village in Saxony, until he became the famous composer, friend of Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Liszt, Robert Schumann lived happily and pleasantly.

    Unlike many of his contemporaries, he had few major problems to overcome. His work, his family life, all brought him the reward of renown and joy. Even the stiff finger which virtually ended his career as a musician was the means of emphasizing his genius as a composer.

    Opal Wheeler has written a most engaging story for children of the great man’s life, and the carefully chosen selections from his compositions which have been added, make this a distinguished acquisition to any young reader’s library.

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  • Nurturing Spirit Through Song

    $22.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9781931038423Rebecca Slough | Shirley KingBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2006Publisher: Herald Press/MennoMedia Print On Demand Product

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  • Music : A Backstage Look

    $12.49

    Music: A Backstage Look takes you behind the scenes of the popular rock and hip hop music industry. Written by a former disc jockey, this informative, shocking, and easy-to-read book is a must read for all music lovers. Learn six biblical tools to help you choose music that is appropriate for Christians. Learn how to tell if a song originates from the Spirit of God or from Satan. Discover how the youth are being brainwashed against their will. Find out why hip hop and rap have crossed all barriers. Learn about both the therapeutic and damaging physiological effects of music. Hear what the music industry reveals about itself. Discover what God (the Bible) says about the use of drums, beats, and dance. Find out how to choose music that is acceptable to God for Sanctuary Worship

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  • Joseph Haydn Merry Little Peasant

    $13.95

    This is a simple, inspiring children`s biography of the great musician Haydn.This story, like all the stories of the great composers by Wheeler and Deucher, will win its way into the hearts of all music loving children: for it, too, is told with all the understanding, sympathy and appriciation that its two inspired authors have to give. “Little Sepperl [as the child Franz Joseph Haydn was called] always sat on a wooden stool near his father and with tow smooth peices of wood held firmly in his hands, played his own make-believe violin. His parents watched the boy drawing one stick slowly across the other as he played so seriously, keeping perfect time. ” Then one day he went to live with his cousin in a town near Vienna, close by the river Danube. There he learned to read music and sing. Once when the drummer was too sick to march in a procession, little Franz Joseph was asked to take his place. So he practiced all day on the meal barrel with a cloth tied over the top…until he could play the part without a single mistake. Such was the musical beginning of the boy who later played before kings in palaces, and who has left us some of the most beautiful music ever written. For boys and girls, from 8 to 12 years of age, this book is particularly recommended. It has the great value of being instructive, cultural and inspiring, as well as recreational.

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  • More Than Notes

    $26.49

    Called to music ministry? This is the Christian guide that shows you how! You will discover: How to build your ministry step by step How to develop a mission statement Songwriting strategies Concert planning blueprints How to book your own concerts Practical ways to market your ministry with results How to build relationships and lifelong contacts Tips to receive radio airplay “This is the ‘how to’ on getting started in Christian music. This resource is the ‘tool kit’ you must have if you are an aspiring Christian artist!” Douglas Poll Station Manager LIFE FM 89.1-WSMR Sarasota, FL “Fantastic, fresh, practical, and personal! Kevin Doely has thoughtfully created a guide that serves as a roadmap for the Christian musician. Whether you are in the infant stages of music ministry or a veteran, this book will encourage you to move to another level of connecting with your audience.” Jim Vilandre Artist/Songwriter/Worship Leader www.jimvilandre.com

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  • More Than Notes

    $16.49

    Called to music ministry? This is the Christian guide that shows you how! You will discover: How to build your ministry step by step How to develop a mission statement Songwriting strategies Concert planning blueprints How to book your own concerts Practical ways to market your ministry with results How to build relationships and lifelong contacts Tips to receive radio airplay “This is the ‘how to’ on getting started in Christian music. This resource is the ‘tool kit’ you must have if you are an aspiring Christian artist!” Douglas Poll Station Manager LIFE FM 89.1-WSMR Sarasota, FL “Fantastic, fresh, practical, and personal! Kevin Doely has thoughtfully created a guide that serves as a roadmap for the Christian musician. Whether you are in the infant stages of music ministry or a veteran, this book will encourage you to move to another level of connecting with your audience.” Jim Vilandre Artist/Songwriter/Worship Leader www.jimvilandre.com

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  • Music In Christian Worship

    $29.95

    Music in Christian Worship explores Charlotte Kroeker’s conception of church music as sung prayer. Kroeker’s lifelong experience with church music has allowed her to see that church music as sung prayer requires faithful theology, quality music, and accessibility for parishioners. Church music is interdisciplinary, requiring astute theologians, knowledgeable and competent musicians, and pastoral sensitivities for working with congregations.

    In addition to addressing the overarching issues in sacred music and the church, Music in Christian Worship demonstrates that music as sung prayer requires much more than music alone and approaches church music from a unique perspective, stressing the theological, musical, and pastoral aspects of sacred music. Kroeker’s work contains essays by various philosophers, theologians, musicians, and historians who have contributed much to the creation of dynamic music for worship. The result is a work that truly demonstrates how music can effectively serve the liturgy.

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  • Then Sings My Soul Book 2

    $19.99

    Rob Morgan’s unmistakable talent for storytelling continues to help reacquaint people with the hymns of the faithful. With Then Sings My Soul, his goal was to keep traditional hymns vital and meaningful to all generations. Over 300,000 copies have been sold, and it’s still going strong!

    In Then Sings My Soul Book 2, don’t look for a recounting of boring stories. These devotional-style stories brim with emotion and drama about the people whose faith led them to write the hymns, and about the people whose lives were changed by them. Designed to be personally reflective, these stories speak to your soul and add depth and meaning as you worship God through the beauty of song.

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  • Choral Literature For Sundays And Seasons

    $32.50

    SKU (ISBN): 9780806646893Editor: Bradley EllingboeBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2004Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers – 1517 Media Print On Demand Product

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  • Im A Believer

    $14.95

    What was it like to be part of one of the most famous TV and music groups in pop culture history? In fascinating, star-studded anecdote filled biography, original Monkee Micky Dolenz gives readers a snap shot of his history. Herein, 48 year-old Dolenz looks back at his life, concentrating on his years as the drummer for the Monkees, a late ’60s rock band prefabricated for television. On one hand, he appears to feel that he was a part of the authentic ’60s experience: he describes the afternoon he smoked a joint with Paul McCartney; his attendance at the Monterey Pop FEstival; and Jimi Hendrix’s opening for the band on one summer tour. Then Dolenz changes gears, making fun of the hippie ideology of bandmate Peter Tork, whom he portrays as ranting about “fat-cat, big business fascist pigs!”

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  • Songs Of The Isles

    $25.00

    Many people know of the Carmina Gadelica, the collection of Gaelic songs, prayers and blessings from the Hebrides, yet few have access to its five volumes published in Scotland between 1900 and 1952.

    Here, an attractive selection is made for the contemporary reader and freshly translated to reflect the particular Christian experience of the people who composed them: Celtic Christians in the 7th to 9th centuries who worshipped the Trinitarian God, had a devotion to the Virgin Mary, the Archangels and the Saints, and a love of the Bible, especially the Psalms. Some 130 poems and prayers are included, arranged in eleven sections including The Power of Heaven, Home and Family and Soul Journey. An extended introduction opens up the world that produced these extraordinary and beautiful prayers and blessings.

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  • How Sweet The Sound

    $18.00

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    Rediscover the profound insights of Christian hymnody with this exploration of the messages of twenty-five hymns of the Christian faith.
    You will never sing these hymns the same way again. With careful exposition and thoughtful reflection, the author shows how biblical truths are encapsulated in a hymn’s lyrics, stanza by stanza or even in a single line of a single verse.

    Some of these hymns are: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; Holy, Holy, Holy; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; Amazing Grace; Fairest Lord Jesus. Softcover, 190 pages.

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  • When Dads Not A Rock Star

    $17.49

    Two brothers dream of becoming rock stars. They disrespect their religious father because he is not a rock star. The journey of music becomes the journey of life: A journey through expectations, A journey with rock music videos and the freedom of imagination, A journey of unexpected changes, A journey to personal revelation and understanding the meaning of living by faith when the music from God’s heart can really rock. It is proof that even the most rebellious can be saved. A song launches this novel. Each chapter is based on a lyrical line from the book’s song at the beginning. This book is ideal for anyone who has ever dreamed of being a rock star or knows someone else who loves rock music.

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