Tag Archives: church music

Quality Sacred Music You Can Afford

Imagine quality church music by major composers available for you to use at the click of your mouse. Imagine choral and instrumental pieces you can print, copy, and distribute to your musicians at a moment’s notice. Imagine new hymns you can find by theme and use with you congregation. Now, imagine paying whatever you can… Continue Reading

TuneUp – Tips for Church Music Directors: Difficult Music

TuneUp – Tips for Church Music Directors: Difficult Music

This was originally published in the October issue of InTune, a Church Music Review. Click here for a free subscription. Many church choir directors don’t think that they can perform difficult music with their group. They have only enough time to rehearse more simplistic music for Sunday services. It is not, of course, absolutely necessary… Continue Reading

Introducing InTune

InTune is a newsletter for church music directors, church musicians, and pastors (especially those without qualified music directors). Each issue will include review of church music, including carefully selected choral music, instrumental selections, etc. for the local church as well as practical articles, CD recommendations, church music tips, hymn analyses, and more. InTune is a… Continue Reading

Why Sing?

Why Sing?

Why do we use music in worship? This may seem like an odd question. Most — if not all — churches have music, don’t they? This is just how it has always been, right? I think this is a very important question because how you answer the question is one of the factors that will… Continue Reading

A Commitment to Deliberate Worship

A Commitment to Deliberate Worship

The third priority of Religious Affections Ministries is to encourage a commitment to deliberate worship in churches. Unfortunately, many church leaders put little or no time carefully thinking through their worship services. I’ve been amazed how many times I’ve witnessed some of the following occurrences: a music director frantically flipping through the hymnal five minutes… Continue Reading