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  • Becoming What We Sing

    $24.99

    Contemporary worship music is ubiquitous in many Protestant Christian communities today. Rather than debating or decrying this post-worship-wars reality, David Lemley accepts it as a premise and examines what it means for us to be singing along with songs that aren’t so different from the pop genre. How do we cope with the consumerism embedded in the mentality that catchy is good? How do we stay committed to subverting cultural norms, as Christians are called to do, when our music is modeled after those cultural norms? How do we ensure that the way we participate in the liturgy of contemporary worship music rehearses a cruciform identity?

    Becoming What We Sing draws on cultural criticism, ethnomusicology, and liturgical and sacramental theology to process the deluge of the contemporary in today’s worship music. Lemley probes the thought of historical figures, such as Augustine, Hildegard of Bingen, Martin Luther, and the Wesleys, while also staying situated in the current moment by engaging with cultural philosophers such as James K. A. Smith and popular artists such as U2. The result is a thorough assessment of contemporary worship music’s cultural economy that will guide readers toward greater consciousness of who we are becoming as we sing our way into selves, societies, and cosmic perspectives.

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  • Companion To The Seventh Day Adventist Hymnal

    $29.99

    Learn More About the Great Hymns of the Church!

    For many worshipers, hymn singing is a mere routine in the church service, accepted but not necessarily enjoyed. For others, the pleasure of making a joyful noise to God often obscures the words that are being sung, and thereby this essential part of worship loses its full significance.

    The Companion to the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal seeks to remedy these two defects by calling attention in particular to the words of the hymns so that the hymns will be much more appreciated and their spiritual effect heightened. Comments, where appropriate, have also been made on the tunes, so that both authors and composers will come to life, so to speak, In this way, attention will be focused on the hymn-singing part of divine service.

    The Companion may also serve as a resource for ministers and lay persons to illustrate their sermons and to enable them to make a wise choice of hymns.

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  • Glad Obedience : Why And What We Sing

    $18.00

    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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  • 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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  • 1 Year Book Of Hymns

    $16.99

    Experience daily the timeless truths contained in the many celebrated songs of the Christian faith. Each day’s devotional includes the text of a classic hymn or song, the inside story about the author or origin of the song, and a related Scripture passage. Be refreshed and strengthened each day by the mighty words that have uplifted God’s people through the ages.

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  • All Things Bright And Beautiful

    $9.99

    First published by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1948, this favorite hymn has become a mainstay of churches and Sunday school classes everywhere. Artist Katy Hudson brings new joy to Alexander’s words with her fresh and bright watercolor style. Readers can join in the fun as they follow two little girls and their brother on a day filled with the discovery of all things bright and beautiful.

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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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  • How The Choir Converted The World

    $18.95

    Music is the most effective delivery system for feelings-love, joy, sadness, glory. The early Church Fathers knew that music also has power over minds, and they used that power to maximum effect, writing hymns through which the early Christians would learn, retain, and spread the Gospel message. In How the Choir Converted the World, best-selling author Mike Aquilina demonstrates how the earliest Christians used music to transform a world that desperately needed transforming. As Aquilina suggests, If we did it once, we can do it again.

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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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  • Waxing The Gospel

    $55.98

    Led by internationally – famous evangelist Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey, the revival business of the late 19th century was an established juggernaut complete with its own musical soundtrack. It met up with an infant recording industry in the 1890s still experiencing growing pains. Waxing the gospel is a groundbreaking exploration of how tradition and technology merged in three distinct areas of recording: commercial, celebrity, and vernacular.

    Waxing the Gospel presents top-notch performances by the earliest studio pros, records by Moody and Sankey themselves, field recordings from a Victorian camp meeting, and more than a dozen sacred treasures made in the parlors of ordinary people experimenting with their own phonographs. Including a book-length essay, this release chronicles the incredible detective hunt that identified a cache of mystery homemade cylinders from 1897, recorded at the annual Methodist camp meeting at ocean grove, New Jersey. Incredibly, in the collection was found the first and only recording made by blind hymn-writer Fanny Crosby.

    Some of the selections include the earliest recording of In the Sweet Bye and Bye (from 1890), Nearer, My God, to Thee, Rock of Ages, The Hallelujah Chorus, and Ira D. Sankey’s signature song, The Ninety and Nine. Also featured is the newly-discovered earliest recording of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, by the African-American vocal group, the Standard Quartette-a wax cylinder literally saved from the trash can.

    Packaged in a beautifully-illustrated hardcover book, this compilation includes a prologue by noted folklorist Joseph Hickerson, an extensive essay by Richard Martin, artist Biographies, discographical information, historical notes and full transcript of the recordings, full-color photography, and 102 remastered selections from the 1890s on three CDs.

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  • Over In The Meadow

    $17.95

    Over in the meadow… there lives a wonderful array of animals and their young. This traditional folksong probably originated in the United Kingdom in the sixteenth century. Over in the Meadow has not only served as a song to teach counting and rhyming, it is also a delightful introduction to the wonderful natural world that we share with our animal friends. Now lavishly illustrated by Marissa Napoletano and collected by John M. Feierabend, this song is sure to delight current and future generations. The fully notated version of this song with all the words is included at the end of this book, along with a detailed history of the song. A beautiful take on a timeless story, this picture book is another wonderful chapter in the continuing legacy of a delightful, classic songtale.

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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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  • Learning Wrap Ups Music Intervals And Chords Keys

    $9.99

    10 Keys and 120 Problems that deal with Intervals and Chords.

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  • Learning Wrap Ups Music Rhythm And Vocabulary Keys

    $9.99

    10 Keys and 120 Problems that deal with rhythm and vocabulary

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  • Learning Wrap Ups Music Signs And Symbols Keys

    $9.99

    10 keys and 120 problems that deal with signs and symbols.

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  • Learning Wrap Ups Music Keys And Notes Keys

    $9.99

    10 Keys with 120 Problems that deal with Keys and Notes.

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  • Hymns Of Martin Luther

    $20.00

    For five centuries, Martin Luther’s hymns have formed the core of Lutheran hymnals and have been the premier model for Lutheran hymnwriters. All of Luther’s hymn texts and melodies are brought together here in this complete collection. From the beloved A Mighty Fortress Is Our God to the largely unknown My Bride, the Church, Is Dear to Me, each text is paired with its sixteenth-century melody and is provided a conventional harmonization.

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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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  • Glory To God

    $75.00

    This informative resource provides a brief history of each hymn in the popular hymnal Glory to God. Written by one of the foremost hymn scholars today, the Companion explains when and why each hymn was written and provides biographical information about the hymn writers. Church leaders will benefit from this book when choosing hymn texts for every worship occasion. Several indexes will be included, making this a valuable reference tool for pastors, worship planners, scholars, and students, as well as an interesting and engaging resource for music lovers.

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  • Teaching Band And Orchestra 2nd Edition

    $47.95

    The ideal text for college instrumental students and an invaluable reference for practicing teachers, this book covers every critical area in the professional life of band and orchestra teachers at the beginning and secondary levels. Author Lynn G. Cooper shares the experience and knowledge he has gained from more than 40 years of teaching instrumental music and music education. This second edition is significantly expanded and updated, including major new sections on advocacy, technology, and the challenges of teaching middle school students. Also included are additional student assessment strategies, updated Suggested Band Literature Lists, and more examples of effective warm-up and technique-building literature for rehearsals. A plethora of forms, sample letters, charts, and lists of suggested literature round out this enlightening text. Sample course syllabi and additional supplemental resources are available online.

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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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  • Cambridge Companion To Jewish Music

    $89.99

    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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  • Curriculum Guide For Stepping Up

    $11.95

    This Curriculum Guide is designed to help teachers get the most out of the bookStepping Up: The Bully in the Band, the fourth in the Adventures with Music series a series where the heroes are young musicians! Intended for readers in Grades 4 through 8, the Adventures with Music series fosters a love of reading while exposing students to American history and the foundations of music. The musician characters provide positive role models for any child, but especially students who like music or play an instrument. This Curriculum Guide will assist teachers in developing language, literacy, content, and music skills in their classroom by providing a framework to strengthen student literacy skills while enabling students to develop or enrich their base of musical knowledge. This Guide will also help educators blend the teaching of music with the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards. Included are vocabulary suggestions, active reading questions, enrichment activities that cover the entire book. In addition, this Guide contains quizzes, music literacy vocabulary, student worksheets, and much more. Written by the authors ofStepping Up, this Curriculum Guide is an essential resource for any teacher hoping to bring positive experiences with music and literacy beyond the classroom.

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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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  • Musical Witness And Holocaust Representation

    $103.00

    This is the first musicological study entirely devoted to a comprehensive analysis of musical Holocaust representations in the western art music tradition. Through a series of chronological case studies grounded in primary source analysis, Amy Lynn Wlodarski analyses the compositional processes and conceptual frameworks that provide key pieces with their unique representational structures and critical receptions. The study examines works composed in a variety of musical languages – from Arnold Schoenberg’s dodecaphonic A Survivor from Warsaw to Steve Reich’s minimalist Different Trains – and situates them within interdisciplinary discussions about the aesthetics and ethics of artistic witness. At the heart of this book are important questions about how music interacts with language and history; memory and trauma; politics and mourning. Wlodarski’s detailed musical and cultural analyses provide new models for the assessment of the genre, illustrating the benefits and consequences of musical Holocaust representation in the second half of the twentieth century.

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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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  • Book Of Song Dances

    $17.95

    Beautiful and attractive books from the most prominent collector and advocator of the rich heritage and diversity of folk songsDances accompanied by singing have been enjoyed by people of all ages for hundreds of years. These dances have served an important social function as people share the joy of synchronizing with others through their body, spirit, and voice. John M. Feierabend has collected song dances that have their roots in American heritage, as well as a few from other countries. Each dance is organized by type (single circle, double circle, square dances, etc.) and includes complete dancing directions. This beautifully illustrated collection is for anyone looking to reclaim this great folk dance tradition, use great songs to teach musical concepts–or simply have a great time.

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  • Book Of Canons

    $21.95

    Beautiful and attractive books from the most prominent collector and advocator of the rich heritage and diversity of folk songs The premise of a canon is that a single song can be sung starting at different times creating lovely harmonies. The Book of Canons is an incredible resource a sumptuously illustrated collection of more than 140 time-tested canons drawn from all over the world, by some of the great composers throughout history. Each canon in this collection is ranked by difficulty and includes a general translation if needed.

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  • Welcome To Church Music And The Hymnal 1982

    $17.95

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1st Book Of Classical Music For The Beginning Pianist

    $6.95

    These fun-to-play, pedagogically sound piano arrangements include themes from Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze, along with such favorites as Schumann’s Traumerei, Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5, Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave, and Wagner’s Song to the Evening Star. Additional composers include Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Vivaldi, Liszt, Haydn, and many others.
    Along with the twenty-nine piano arrangements, this collection includes a free MP3 download for every piece, which will help beginning pianists develop an ear for the melodies. The MP3s may be downloaded individually or collectively.

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  • 101 More Hymn Stories

    $17.99

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

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  • It Was Good Making Music To The Glory Of God

    $24.99

    What does it mean to be a creative individual who is a follower of the creative God? This book seeks to answer that question through collections of essays which offer theoretical and practical insights into making music from a Christian perspective.

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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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  • Creole Gumbo And All That Jazz

    $16.95

    Hugely influential for budding culinar peers of the time…both Mitcham and his books were fascinating depositories of recipes, recollections, history, folklore and illustrations, drawing on his abiding love for humble, working-class ethnic food of the area.

    Creole Gumbo is more than a cookbook. It is a history book, a music lesson and a personality profile of great jazzmen.

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  • My First Hymnal

    $19.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780758630643ConcordiaBinding: Cloth TextPublished: 2012Publisher: Concordia Publishing House

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  • Finding The Groove

    $14.99

    1. Setting The Stage
    2. More Than Music
    3. Key Notes
    4. Creative Tension
    5. Life In Concert
    6. Finding Your Voice
    7. Developing Your Ear
    8. Singing The Blues
    9. So What
    Acknowledgments
    Notes

    Additional Info
    A jazz-shaped faith … balances freedom with boundaries, the individual with the group, and traditions with the pursuit of what might be. I have discovered in jazz a way of thinking, living, communicating?a way of being … a groove. You don’t have to be a jazz musician, or even a jazz connoisseur, for this book to speak to you. If you love God and his Word, and if you’ve longed to follow Jesus Christ outside the slick corporate structures that some American churches erect, this book is for you. If you want to discover a freer, more genuine expression of Christianity, Finding the Groove will be music to your ears, your heart, and your mind. Using brilliant metaphors from the world of jazz, Robert Gelinas reveals breathtaking possibilities for the body of Christ. What might a ‘jazz-shaped faith’ look like?and how could it help us fulfill the message of the gospel in a way no method, movement, or structured program ever could? How can understanding the beauty of jazz help you better understand Jesus, his vision for those who follow him, and his heartbeat for a world that is badly out of sync? But this book isn’t about music. It is about a passionate, biblical, fully integrated way of looking at life and salvation that will free you to find your own unique groove in the kingdom of God.

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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

    $16.99

    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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  • Food Of Love

    $27.00

    This book is for people who love music and have a religious faith. It explores ways in which each of these dimensions of life can illuminate and strengthen the other.

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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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  • Then Sings My Soul Book 3

    $19.99

    The long-awaited third installment!

    In 2003, Robert Morgan released what would become a future classic for over a million readers, a unique book entitled Then Sings My Soul. This collection of the world’s greatest hymns and the stories behind them stirred an entire generation to better understand the heritage of our faith through song.

    Now, in the long-awaited third volume of this series, Morgan expands his material to include the great history of worship, the first biblical hymns, biographical sketches of the most interesting composers, and almost 60 generations of hymn singing. The new book also includes a collection of the greatest hymns you’ve never heard, with lead-sheets included.

    All of this is in addition to even more standard hymns and the stories of the composers behind them. Morgan’s conclusion guides the reader into enjoying all of God’s music, blending the old and the new into a symphony of praise that keeps the worship alive for a new generation.

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  • Grade 8 Music Tests

    $1.95

    Tests for Maturing in Music 8.

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  • Grade 8 Music Workbook

    $9.10

    Pupil workbook for Maturing in Music 8.

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  • All Things Necessary

    $24.95

    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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  • Wake Up : Hip Hop Christianity And The Black Church

    $27.99

    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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  • Guitars Accents

    $5.99

    Use this decorative artwork to dress up classroom walls and doors, label bins and desks, or accent bulletin boards. 30 accents per pack. Approx. 6 each. 3 each of 10 designs

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  • Rock A My Soul

    $15.95

    Rock music and organized religion have suffered a tense relationship for over sixty years. Rockers accuse religious people of being too rigid and irrelevant. People of faith have labeled rock the devil’s music and say that nothing good can come of it. But what if both of these groups are wrong? What if rock music can actually aid one’s religious faith and spiritual life?

    Few styles of music engage the human body as much as rock and roll. From toe tapping to air guitar, listening to rock music, like religious ritual, requires attention to the present moment and can help the listener (or believer) reclaim a sense of identity as a creature of God. In addition, several social causes include both rockers and religious advocates. During some of the most tumultuous times the world has experienced, both groups have given succor and hope to millions. No matter what side of the religion/rock debate you are on, perhaps it is time to bury the hatchet (or pick up your axe!) and start rocking your religion!

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  • Rudiments Of Music Teachers Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $3.00

    Contains answers for the student book and helpful tips.

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  • Rudiments Of Music

    $5.00

    Making sense of written music, like reading any language, is a skill to be learned. Rudiments of Music is for anyone who wants to learn to read music or who simply wants to brush up on the basics. It works well in a group setting with an instructor, but can also be studied independently. It is based on the shaped-note system used in the hymnals of many Anabaptist churches.

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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 : 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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