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Early Church Hymns

Early Church Hymns

This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series The Hymnody of the Christian Church You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

The hymnody of the early church was naturally an extension of Hebrew hymnody.1 Therefore, we can expect the hymnody of the early church to have the same general characteristics of Hebrew hymns: Early church hymns were word-centered, modest, and distinct, and they continued to nurture the forms they inherited from Jewish worship. The only change would… Continue Reading

Musical Fruit

Musical Fruit

Chris Anderson asked recently for recommendations of “knock-your-socks-off-gorgeous instrumental music.” I’m always a bit wary of a steady diet of “knock-your-socks-of-gorgeous” music, but there certainly is a place for some lighter music now and then in between regular meals! So here’s what I offered. Actually, most of this is what I would consider fruit: very… Continue Reading

Introducing ChurchMusicFiles.com!

Introducing ChurchMusicFiles.com!

I am thrilled to announce a new web site that we have been developing that seeks to help pastors, church music directors, and other church music directors as they choose music. If you have spent any time at all choosing music for your church, you know how much time, effort, sweat, and (sometimes) tears (!)… Continue Reading

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

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