Category Archives: Liturgical Music

NPM Restructuring

PrayTell notes changes afoot at NPM master control. This will be interesting to watch. From the link: Noting that “the landscape is changing,” (CEO Steve) Petrunak wrote that “NPM must also embrace change if we are to be a vibrant … Continue reading

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Finding Joy

From a few facebook friends, I know an NPM conference is occurring this week. I skipped through some of a reading session on YouTube, and I’ve also noticed a discussion here about said session and others. Sometimes the discussion devolves … Continue reading

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Summer Glory

I don’t get around much anymore. That’s been mostly true since this day in 1988 when I loaded up my new car with my possessions (they all fit in a single car back then) and headed for my first adventure … Continue reading

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Phos Hilaron

Φῶς ἱλαρὸν ἁγίας δόξης ἀθανάτου Πατρός, οὐρανίου, ἁγίου, μάκαρος, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, ἐλθόντες ἐπὶ τὴν ἡλίου δύσιν, ἰδόντες φῶς ἑσπερινόν, ὑμνοῦμεν Πατέρα, Υἱόν, καὶ ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, Θεόν. Ἄξιόν σε ἐν πᾶσι καιροῖς ὑμνεῖσθαι φωναῖς αἰσίαις, Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ζωὴν ὁ διδούς· διὸ … Continue reading

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Psalm 4: Lord, Let Your Face

One of our parishioners captured one of my new compositions, a setting of Psalm 4, nicely led by one of our parish’s fine singers, Norie. The psalmists at my parish are very patient with new compositions, and in turn, I … Continue reading

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Gig and/or Ministry

I was alerted to a discussion point among church musicians, namely the appropriateness of referring to a job or an engagement for hire as a “gig.” I have used this term in reference to church music. I cannot recall ever … Continue reading

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Here I Am, Lord

I missed this posting last month at America. Written for a friend’s diaconate ordination, the story of the song’s genesis makes sense to me now, given the parameters of the commission: His friend wanted the song to include the images … Continue reading

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