Product of the Month: Carol of the Lamb

By Peter Reske on Nov 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The Old Testament is full of promises of a Savior, so what better way to celebrate Christmas than by looking at how those promises are fulfilled in the New Testament? “Carol of the Lamb,” a new choral piece for Christmas, is a perfect way to bring this idea to your congregation, as it features breathtaking music and references to Psalm 23.

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Advent and Christmas Music to Start Thinking About

By Mark Knickelbein on Jul 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM

With things being quieter in churches and schools during the summer, this is a perfect time to start planning ahead for Advent and Christmas. All our new pieces for that season are compiled into our 2018 Advent and Christmas catalog. But if you don’t know where to start, here are some options to get your ideas going.

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Twelve Hymns for the Twelve Days of Christmas

By Anna Johnson on Dec 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Merry Christmas! What a joy to know that the Church’s Christmas song continues through the next eleven days. Enjoy these twelve hymns as you rejoice in the Savior’s birth!

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Keeping Special Musicians Engaged after Christmas

By Marie Landskroener on Dec 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It is often at Christmas that church music directors pull out all the stops—and all the special musicians. Special musicians, whether they are singers or instrumentalists, are usually willing to share their talents at this festive time of year. But how can church music directors engage these other musicians all year round?

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Product of the Month: Repeat the Sounding Joy

By Peter Reske on Dec 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In the wonder and joy of the Christmas season, music can be especially helpful in setting the tone for worship. In her new collection Repeat the Sounding Joy: Five Christmas Tunes for Trumpet and Organ, CPH composer Sondra Tucker uses different organ colors and the clear call of trumpets to remind listeners of the joy of Christ’s birth. Learn from Sondra herself about the collection, how your church can make use of it, and some special moments to listen for in the pieces.

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Product of the Month: O Holy Night

By Peter Reske on Nov 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

With its satisfying harmonies yet simple tune, “O Holy Night” is a familiar hymn that has become a staple in Christmas worship. This year, CPH Music released a new setting of this popular hymn in partnership with composer John Behnke. Learn more about this unique and captivating arrangement, and explore some of Behnke’s other works as a handbell, choral, and organ composer.

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Finding Rest in the Gospel through Music

By Marie Landskroener on Nov 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

“Soon, soon to faithful warriors cometh rest.”

One of my favorite lines from the hymn “For All the Saints,” these words are a source of incredible comfort in a weary world. While we wait for the eternal rest the hymn mentions, music provides a temporary relief from struggle and labor.

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Three Tips for Selecting Advent and Christmas Music

By Benjamin Kolodziej on Sep 26, 2017 3:05:31 PM

With Christmas less than three months away, many musicians have already started making selections and planning rehearsals. Our guest author and composer for this week, Benjamin Kolodziej, shares some of his favorite tips for preparing Advent and Christmas music.

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Advent and Christmas Music Options for Your Church

By Mark Knickelbein on Aug 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

We know many of you are getting started recruiting musicians and selecting music for this year. To help you with that, we’ve put together a list of pieces you may want to consider for Advent and Christmas. Feel free to check out our Advent and Christmas playlist on YouTube as well!

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