These stories behind the music–I find them fascinating. Beyond the placement of apostrophes in titles.
Marty Haugen on his setting of Psalm 23:
That piece, like everything I wrote up there, went through the grill of the community. I think that’s really valuable.
You don’t really know if a piece is going to be helpful or not until a congregation has sung it a number of times and they’ll tell you.
If you can trust their honesty, that is.