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Church MusicianThis resource, originally published in 1988, has become a basic text in the study of church music, as well as serving as a handbook for church music leaders, pastors, music committee members, and others. Westermeyer has updated and expanded the volume to reflect the current challenges of contemporary culture, musical and worship styles, and integrity to the gospel. More than a “how-to” manual for musicians, this book is an interdisciplinary study of worship, music, and theology accessible to eve…

Church Musicians: Reflections on Their Call, Craft, History, and ChallengesThe work of the church musician has always been challenging. In today’s climate, there is a need to find new and effective ways to clearly articulate this calling to clergy, congregations, and choir members. This book of lectures examines their work and craft from a historical perspective through current practices. Paul Westermeyer’s position as clergyman, musician, historian, and musicologist makes him uniquely qualified to give the reader a bird’s eye view of the church musicians’ vocation wit…

A Church Musician Muses upon her Life and Work“So much of life is found ‘in between the notes’—the rests, the pauses, the breath—how music is made. For many decades, Elsie Naylor directed and guided choirs to find not only the notes, but the sacred spaces in the music,” writes The Rev. Dr. Shannon Michael Pater about the author of this thoughtful collection of essays. He goes on to say, “In the years we served together in ministry, she helped me to find the same places in life. Now, here, in these essays and reflections, this…

The Church Musician: Primer (David Carr Glover Christian Piano Library)The Church Musician presents a step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of music through the use of familiar and new sacred music. Additional supplementary materials include Repertoire, Theory, and Hymn Playing books. Along with basic music theory fundamentals, students learn many familiar songs: I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy * Jesus Loves Me * Praise Him, Praise Him * Holy, Holy, Holy * I’ll Be a Sunbeam * Jesus Shall Reign * and many more….

The Church Musician: Level 1 (David Carr Glover Christian Piano Library)THE CHURCH MUSICIAN LEVEL 1 expands on major concepts and skills taught at the Primer Level. The 5-finger approach using Middle C position, C Major 5-finger position, G Major 5-finger position, and F Major 5-finger position is presented in a fresh, musically appealing way using familiar and new sacred music. Students are introduced to all the notes of the grand staff, elementary chord playing, eighth notes, transposition, and technic exercises. Musicianship is built through the use of dynamics, …

Church Musician Repertoire: Level 2 (David Carr Glover Christian Piano Library)The CHURCH MUSICIAN REPERTOIRE books supplement and reinforce music fundamentals. They are designed to be used with THE CHURCH MUSICIAN, however, they may be used with any piano course or library. Each book in this series presents standard hymns, some music of the masters and original solos, which have been carefully selected and edited for gradual progress….

The Chenaniah Series: The Church Musician and Compensation Pastor/Musician RelationshipsThis book is a direct approach to two controversial issues in the church – inadequate Compensation for Ministers of Music and the broken relationship between Pastors and the musicians. Pastors talk about these issues among themselves, and musicians talk about the issues among themselves. But there is no open and honest dialogue about either. I wrote this book because it’s time for the voice of the Minister of Music to be heard. The fact is, pastors and musicians don’t really know one an…