Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Setting-the-Tone Greatest 'hits'

It was great seeing so many people at NPM last week in Saint Louis.  I had a great time meeting many of you and talking with you about our ministry.  Some of you had never heard of this blog, so, as promised, here is a list of some blog posts that seem to touch on many of the big issues...at least those that raised a lot of questions.  Feel free to comment!

-Ed

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A blog that discusses the important of choosing the correct tempo:
Too Fast for Comfort

A blog that discusses some effective ways to 'map out' a new song so the assembly can learn it faster:
New Song? Plan Your Approach

A blog that discusses the importance of 'silence' and 'space' in our music:
Sacred Silence...we need it!

A blog that discusses how to effectively balance instruments in order to sound inviting and hear the assembly:
Dynamics: Help the Assembly Out

A blog that discusses effective ways to present new Psalms to the assembly:
Arrangement Ideas for Psalms

A blog that discusses the sometimes 'very high' range in which some melodies are written:
Warning: OUT OF RANGE!!!!

A blog that discusses the basics of how instruments need to work/play together in the ensemble:
What Goes Together Should 'Go Together'

A blog that discusses the importance of EQ:
Thank you, EQ

A blog that discusses the importance of being an effective drummer:
Cue the drummer!
Guest blogger: Craig Colson

A blog that discusses some simple but effective arrangement ideas for some well-known songs:
A Couple of Great Songs...A Couple of Simple Ideas

A blog that discusses some songs with simple melodies that seem to always and easily invite assembly participation:
Some Simple Melodies

A blog that discusses 'vocal improvisation' and, is it really always necessary?:
To improvise or not...that is the question

A blog that discusses the importance of 'loving' our ministry:
Let's do this great work with love
Guest blogger: Tom Booth

A blog that discusses choosing music:
Balancing Act

A blog that discusses music throughout the liturgy:
Music Should Reflect the Emotion and Spirit of the Liturgy
Guest blogger: Jacob Israel Villalobos

A blog that discusses whether or not it needs to be 'cantor,' choir,' or 'all.'
Who is singing here?

A blog that discusses the importance of working WITH the sound technician:
Soundman and singer...are you on the same page?

A blog that discusses...well...using microphones effectively:
Using microphones effectively

A blog that discusses the overall volume of sound...good or bad:
Time for Some 'Sound' Decisions

A blog that discusses the importance of why we do what we do:
Faith is a choice...does 'what we sing' help people to worship and believe?
Guest blogger: John Angotti

A blog that discusses the importance of involving the assembly in our music!:
Some Assembly Required

A blog that discusses how to use published instrumental parts during liturgy:
Lotsa parts

A blog that discusses effective ways to 'end' songs:
We're groovin'...now what?













Monday, July 21, 2014

Song Ideas for August 3rd, 2014 - 18th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Here are some song possibilities for August 3rd, 2014 - 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

*All I Need by Brewster/Chambers/Houghton (Integrity/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

All Who are Thirsty by Brown/Robertson (Vineyard/CCLI)

Come to the Water/I Will Run to You by Maher/Foley (spiritandsong.com) (mp3 download)

*Draw Me Close by Kelly Carpenter (Mercy/Vineyard/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Enough by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI/CCLI)

*He Answers All Our Needs by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD We are Faithful)

He Lives In Us by Amelia Acosta (WLP) (from the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

I Am the Bread of Life by Tom Kaczmarek (WLP) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

I Am Yours by Trevor Thomson (WLP)

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Hymns and the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)
 
Lord, I Need You by Carson/Stanfill/Nockels/Maher/Reeves (EMI) (from the CD All the People Said Amen)

Overflow by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Overflow)

So Beautiful by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) (from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

*The Love of God by Paul Tate (WLP) (from the CD Gathered As One and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

True Love by Amelia Acosta (WLP)
 
*Your Grace Is Enough by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Empty and Beautiful and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*Your Love Is Deep by Collins/Smith/Bussey (EMI/CCLI)
 
* indicates instrumental parts available for these titles in the Voices As One series. All titles from this series have C and B-flat instrument parts. Select titles have Saxophone and Brass parts. 


** available as an eBundle (contains various instrumentation depending on the specific title)

Song Ideas for Sunday, July 27th, 2014 - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Here are some song possibilities for July 27th, 2014 - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

*Above All by LeBlanc/Baloche (EMI/LenSongs/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*All I Need by Brewster/Chambers/Houghton (Integrity/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Beautiful One by Tim Hughes (EMI/CCLI) (check out the recording on Trevor Thomson's CD Christ, In Me Arise)

*Better Is One Day by Matt Redman (EMI/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Blest are They by David Haas (GIA)

*Come, Now Is the Time to Worship by Brian Doerkson (Vineyard/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*Draw Me Close by Kelly Carpenter (Mercy/Vineyard/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

I Love You, Lord by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Welcome to Life)

Lay It Down by Maher/Brown (EMI) (from the CD Empty and Beautiful)

Lord, I Need You by Carson/Stanfill/Nockels/Maher/Reeves (EMI) (from the CD All the People Said Amen)

More Than Gold by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) (from the CD Find Us Ready)

My Reward by Paul Baloche (Integrity/CCLI) (fro the CD Offering of Worship)

The Beatitudes by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Word for Word and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

*You are My All in All by Dennis Jernigan  (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*Your Grace Is Enough by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Empty and Beautiful and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

* indicates instrumental parts available for these titles in the Voices As One series. All titles from this series have C and B-flat instrument parts. Select titles have Saxophone and Brass parts. 


** available as an eBundle (contains various instrumentation depending on the specific title)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Song Ideas for Sunday, June 29, 2014 - Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

Here are some song possibilities for June 29, 2014 - Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Giglio/Tomlin (worshiptogether.com)

Arise, O Church, Arise! by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD We Gather in Love and the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

*Be God's by Danielle Rose (WLP) (from the CD Mysteries and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Breathe On Me, O Breath of God by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Hymns)

Change Me by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Change Me)

Cry the Gospel by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) (from the CD Cry the Gospel)

Hosanna by Brooke Ligertwood (worshiptogether.com/EMI)

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (worshiptogether.com) 

I Am Yours (Consume Me, Completely) by Trevor Thomson (WLP) (from the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

I Will Never Be by Geoff Bullock (Maranatha!/Word)

*Make Us Your Own by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Awake to the Day and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*One Faith by John Michael Talbot (EMI) (found on the CD Strong in Faith in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

People, Rise Up! by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) (from the CD Trust and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

*Shout to the North by Martin Smith (worshiptogether.com) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*The Angel of the Lord by Paul Tate (WLP) (from the CD Rejoice and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*The Rock of Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Awake to the Day and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*We Fall Down by Chris Tomlin (worshiptogether.com) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

We Gather As the Body of Christ by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD We Gather in Love)

*Your Grace Is Enough by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Empty and Beautiful and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

* indicates instrumental parts available for these titles in the Voices As One series. All titles from this series have C and B-flat instrument parts. Select titles have Saxophone and Brass parts. 


** available as an eBundle (contains various instrumentation depending on the specific title)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Song Ideas for Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Here are some song possibilities for June 22, 2014 - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

*Come to the Table by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD Testify and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Heavenly Bread by Aaron Thompson (WLP) (from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

He Lives In Us by Amelia Acosta (WLP) (from the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name arr. by Rick Modlin (spiritandsong.com)

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (worshiptogether.com) 

I Am Yours (Consume Me, Completely) by Trevor Thomson (WLP) (from the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

*I Am the Bread of Life by John Michael Talbot (EMI/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

Living Feast by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams)

Make Us Your Own by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Awake to the Day and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Miracle of Grace by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Amid Passing Things)
O Salutaris Hostia (O Saving Lamb) by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Captured)

Overflow by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Overflow)

So Beautiful by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) (from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

Soul of Christ (Anima Christi) by Lorraine Hess (WLP) (from the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

Take and Eat This Bread by Paul Tate (WLP) (from the CD Rejoice and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

The Altar of the Lord by Brian Flynn (WLP) (from the CD Born Again)

True Love by Amelia Acosta (WLP)

We Come to You by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Waiting)

We Gather As the Body of Christ by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD We Gather in Love)

* indicates instrumental parts available for these titles in the Voices As One series. All titles from this series have C and B-flat instrument parts. Select titles have Saxophone and Brass parts. 


** available as an eBundle (contains various instrumentation depending on the specific title)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Song Ideas for Sunday, June 15, 2014 - Most Holy Trinity

Here are some song possibilities for June 15, 2014 - Most Holy Trinity

All Creatures of Our God and King arr. by David Crowder (worshiptogether.com)

And We Cry, "Holy" by Aaron Thompson (WLP) (from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

**At the Name of Jesus by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Hymns and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

*Glorify Thy Name by Donna Adkins (Maranatha/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2, and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit)

Glory and Praise Forever by Craig and Kristen Colson (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Fill Us With Your Love)

Glory Be by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Word for Word)

*God So Loved the World by Paul Tate (WLP) (from the CD Let All Creation Sing! and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name arr. by Rick Modlin (spiritandsong.com)

Holy, Holy, Holy (traditional)

How Great is Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Cash (worshiptogether.com)

Jesus Reigns by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD We Gather in Love)

*Let All Creation Sing Alleluia! by Paul Tate (WLP) (from the CD "Let All Creation Sing" and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

O Salutaris Hostia (O Saving Lamb) by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Captured)

*Our God by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD We are Faithful and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow arr. Crowder (worshiptogether.com)

Revelation Song by Jennie Lee Riddle (EMI/CCLI)

*Shine, Jesus, Shine by Graham Kendrick (Music Services/CCLI) (found in Voices As One vol. 2, and on the CD Come, Holy Spirit)

* indicates instrumental parts available for these titles in the Voices As One series. All titles from this series have C and B-flat instrument parts. Select titles have Saxophone and Brass parts. 


** available as an eBundle (contains various instrumentation depending on the specific title)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Song Ideas for Sunday, June 8, 2014 - Pentecost

Here are some song possibilities for June 8, 2014 - Pentecost

Breathe On Me, O Breath of God by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Hymns)

Burning in My Soul by Younker/Maher/Reeves/Carson (worshiptogether) (from the CD All the People Said Amen)

Come, Holy Spirit by Aaron Thompson (WLP) (from the CD 10,000 Angels)

*Come, Holy Spirit by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD Testify)

Come, Holy Spirit by Booth/Feduccia (spiritandsong) (from the CD Captured)

Come, Lord Jesus by Angrisano/Tomaszek (spiritandsong) (from the CD Make a Difference)

Every Day by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) (from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

Falling Into You by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) (from the CD Inescapable Love)

*Flowing River by Rita Baloche (Integrity/EMI/CCLI) (from the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Go Out, Go Out (Psalm 117) by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong) (from the CD Amid Passing Things)

Holy Spirit, Come Now by Jesse Manibusan (spiritandsong) (from the CD The Commons: by Request)

I Will Follow by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) (from the CD Every Day)

*Let the Weight of Your Glory Fall by Steve Merkel (Integrity/EMI/CCLI) (from the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

**Let Us Stand by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) (from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

*Lord, Send Your Spirit by Aaron Thompson (WLP) (from the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Love Unfolding by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong) (from the CD Free)

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Houston/Crocker/Lighthelm (Hillsong/EMI/CCLI)

Prosper the Work of Our Hands by Booth/Jansen/Tomaszek (spiritandsong) - (from the CD Give God the Glory)

Send Your Glory Down by Thomson/Booth (spiritandsong) (from the CD Christ in Me Arise)

There's A Presence by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD I Believe and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

*Veni, Creator Spiritus by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD Testify)

Veni, Sancte Spiritus by Craig Colson (WLP) (from the CD I Am the Way)


Check out the CD Come, Holy Spirit. On it you will find many great titles for Pentecost from the Voices As One vol. 2 collection.








* indicates instrumental parts available for these titles in the Voices As One series. All titles from this series have C and B-flat instrument parts. Select titles have Saxophone and Brass parts. 


** available as an eBundle (contains various instrumentation depending on the specific title)