WHAT’S NEW?: A new video on effectively accompanying Contemporary Songs at the piano from a Lead Sheet can be found under the Contemporary Music tab. Worship from the Heart – Advice from the Organ Bench and Classical & Contemporary: Advice from a Church Music, two new articles from Simon Dixon of The Falls Church, can be found under the Music Leadership Philosophy and Contemporary Music tabs. A new video from SING! by Mark Williams on the WHY of Music Ministry (under Music Leadership Philosophy tab) , the WHAT of Choir Leadership (under the Choir Tab) and the HOW of Authentic Hymn Singing (under the Hymns and Spiritual Songs tab)

The inaugural meeting of MACNA (Musicians of the Anglican Church in North America was held at the SING! Conference in Nashville. See info and photos under the MACNA tab. A terrific new testimony about a child about chanting the Daily Office and the meaning of it in her life is found under the Service Music Tab. Also a list of tried, true, and singable Contemporary Songs sorted by church season under the Contemporary Music tab. The the new Altar Book with musical settings can be purchased from Anglican Liturgy Press on their website. Psalms are up with weekly postings of Simplified Anglican, Gregorian Chant, and Full Anglican Chant in hymn style layout as well as Simplified Anglican Chants and Gregorian Psalm Toa powerful article titled, The Power of Good Melody (both under the Hymns & Spiritual Songs tab), and 110 Excellent Anthems for Children’s Choirs (under the Choirs tab).

(And see these below) as we explore the publication of a hymnal for the ACNA an article titled, “Why Hymnals? Ten Reasons Why Hymnals are Important”, also new articles on The Acoustics of Sacred Spaces, Basics Helps: how to read music, Streams within our Anglican Liturgy, a video of Alice Parker’s watershed presentation on congregational hymn singing, a new article on “How Hymns Work”, an article on seven Biblical reasons why singing matters and two new outstanding books on the history of Christian music (found under the Music Leadership Philosophy tab)

Yes, We’ll Gather-Alice Parker’s watershed video on authentic, renewed congregational hymn singing. (video found under the Hymns and Spiritual Songs tab.)

The Hymn Society (terrific resources for all types of congregational singing)