Best Religious & Church Music Books

Here you will get Best Religious & Church Music Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. What Can I Play on Sunday?, Complete Collection: 60 Easily Prepared Piano Arrangements for Services Throughout the Year (Sacred Performer Collections)

Author: by Cindy Berry
Published at: Alfred Music; Spi edition (November 1, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0739098646

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What Can I Play on Sunday? Complete Collection is a comprehensive resource of easily prepared hymn arrangements for each two-month period of the year. In addition to seasonally relevant selections for general worship, the book also contains arrangements that are appropriate for major holidays, including Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, the Fourth of July, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas.

Perfect for busy pianists with limited rehearsal time, this collection fulfills worship-planning needs for services throughout the year. Titles: All Glory, Laud and Honor * All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name * Amazing Grace * America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee) * America the Beautiful * Be Still, My Soul * Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light * Brethren, We Have Met to Worship * Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation * Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies * The Church’s One Foundation * Come, Holy Spirit, Dove Divine * Come, Thou Almighty King * Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy * The Coventry Carol with Away in a Manger * Depth of Mercy with Search Me, O God * Faith of Our Fathers * For All the Saints * God Will Take Care of You * God, Give Us Christian Homes * Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise * Hallelujah!

2. Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course Sacred Book, Bk 1

Author: by Morton Manus
Published at: Alfred Music; Level One edition (August 1, 1985)
ISBN: 978-0739015476

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Traditional sacred favorites are arranged in progressive order to gradually develop the adult student’s technique while providing hours of enjoyment. Selections include “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” “For the Beauty of the Earth” and many others.

3. Big Kalimba Book of Hymns and Songs of Worship: Sacred songs for kalimba in C

Author: by Thomas Balinger
Published at: Independently published (June 13, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8653764912

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Thomas Balinger, Lena EckhoffBig Kalimba Book of Hymns and Songs of WorshipSacred songs for kalimba in C Popular hymns arranged for easy kalimba in C (10 key and 17 key models)Written for the beginning player, this book features easy arrangements, large notation and an extra line of kalimba tablatureto make playing as easy as possible.

Includes tips on tuning your kalimba, the playing basics, kalimba care and a short introduction to the basics of reading music.Songs:1.Ah, holy Jesus2. All creatures of our God and king3. All people that on earth do dwell4. All praise to You, my God, this night5.

All the way my saviour leads me6.Amazing Grace7. Am I a soldier of the cross8. And can it be that I should gain9. Angels from the realms of glory10. Angels we have heard on high11. Are you washed in the blood12.

As with gladness men of old13. Be Thou my vision14. Blest be the tie that binds15. Break Thou the bread of life16. Christ the Lord is risen today17. Come, Thou almighty king18. Come, Thou fount of every blessing19. Come, we that love the Lord20.

4. Sing at First Sight, Bk 1: Foundations in Choral Sight-Singing

Author: by Andy Beck
Published at: Alfred Music (June 1, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0739031520

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A sequential sight-singing curriculum for all choirs. Each of the six units (containing four lessons each) clearly introduces new music reading concepts, reinforces those concepts with several rhythm and pitch exercises, motivates students with helpful hints and challenge exercises, and concludes with fun-filled review games and “Evaluating Your Performance” questions.

The helpful “Getting Ready” pages (which precede each unit) are filled with music fundamentals, and for choirs who have never read music before, an optional “Before We Begin” chapter opens the book. And it’s all neatly laid out in a 96-page octavo sized publication; a perfect fit for your students, and their folders.

From whole notes to sixteenth-note patterns, seconds to sevenths, key signatures, dynamics, articulations, and tempo markings; it’s all here, and it’s all logically ordered to ensure student success! Spend just a few minutes a day with this book and your choir, too, will learn to “Sing at First Sight!” This title is available in SmartMusic.

5. In the Light of His Glory: 12 Hymns of Grace and Reflection (Sacred Performer Collections)

Author: by Martha Mier
Published at: Alfred Music (March 1, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0739069561

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These heartfelt arrangements are some of Martha Mier’s favorite hymns. Their warm melodies and rich harmonies will bring hope, solace, and the nearness of God to listeners and performers alike. To assist in planning, approximate performance times are included with each arrangement.

Titles: Amazing Grace * His Eye Is on the Sparrow * In the Garden * It Is Well with My Soul * Jesus Loves Me * Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee * Morning Has Broken * My Jesus, I Love Thee * Near to the Heart of God * This Is My Father’s World * Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus * What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

A Federation Festivals 2020-2024 selection.

6. Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course Sacred Book, Bk 2

Author: by Willard A. Palmer
Published at: Alfred Music; 0 edition (October 1, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0739014134

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Traditional sacred favorites are arranged in progressive order to gradually develop the adult student’s technique while providing hours of enjoyment. Selections include “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” “For the Beauty of the Earth” and many others.

7. 371 Harmonized Chorales and 69 Chorale Melodies with Figured Bass

Author: by Albert Riemenschneider
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc.; 2., Erw. Aufl. ed. edition (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793525744

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(Piano Method).The great Baroque master composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) wrote music for every combination of instruments and voices. His simplest and purest work are four-part chorale compositions and settings, so perfectly constructed that they evoke meditative spirituality. “Figured bass” was a Baroque system of notating harmony.

In addition 371 chorales, this collection includes 69 melodies with figured bass. This classic Schirmer edition, edited by Albert Riemenschneider, has sold over 1,000,000 copies since its release in the early 20th century. Primarily for keyboard, the chorales can also be played by other instruments.

8. Open My Heart to Worship: 11 of the Most Popular Praise and Worship Songs Masterfully Arranged for Solo Piano (Sacred Performer Collections)

Author: by Mark Hayes
Published at: Alfred Music; Illustrated edition (June 1, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0739041253

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The praise and worship songs included in this collection have become part of the “canon” of contemporary and blended worshipers. These beautiful piano solos, written in the keys in which the pieces are usually sung, may also be used to accompany a congregation.

This collection features songs from the CCLI(R) Top 25! Titles: Above All * Breathe * Draw Me Close * The Heart of Worship * Here I Am to Worship * In the Presence of Jehovah with Surely the Presence of the Lord Is in This Place * Knowing You (All I Once Held Dear) * Let Everything That Has Breath * Open the Eyes of My Heart with Be Thou My Vision * Sweet, Sweet Spirit * They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love.

A Federation Festivals 2020-2024 selection.

9. Gospel Classics: 12 Artistic Arrangements for Worship Services, Concerts and Recitals (Sacred Performer Collections)

Author: by Mark Hayes
Published at: Alfred Music (January 1, 2003)
ISBN: 978-0739031049

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Gospel Classics reflects the importance of hymns and gospel songs in the musical fabric of Mark Hayes’s life. The skillful arranger has artistically “breathed new life” into the well-known gospel songs included in this collection for advanced pianists. Church musicians and worshippers alike are certain to take great enjoyment in experiencing these fresh new settings and lush harmonies.

Titles: He Hideth My Soul * Heavenly Sunlight * How Great Thou Art * I Will Arise and Go to Jesus * I’ll Fly Away * In the Garden * The Old Rugged Cross * On Jordan’s Stormy Banks * Sweet By and By * There Is a Balm in Gilead * When I Can Read My Title Clear * When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.

10. The Messiah: An Oratorio for Four-Part Chorus of Mixed Voices, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Soli and Piano

Author: by G. F. Handel
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc.; unknown edition (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793505074

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THE MESSIAH, Handel’s most successful and best known oratorio, was composed in the year 1741 in twenty four days, from August the 22d to September the 14th. It was first performed at a concert given for charitable purposes at Dublin, Ireland, on April the 13th, 1742, Handel conducting the performance in person.

As the centuries have passed, a considerable number of vocal scores have, of course, been made after Flandel’s partition; notably that by Dr. Clarke (Whitfield Clarke, 1809)., and a later one by Vincent Novello. Their value, however, was more or less doubtful, their character being rather that of transcriptions in pianoforte style, with not infrequent arbitrary or capricious aberrations, than a faithful and exact reduction of the orchestral score.

Neither have the more recent editions of vocal scores based on the Mozart orchestra score, with its many contrapuntal charms, quite fulfilled expectations, as they materially increased the difficulty of the piano part. Hence, a vocal score which should be in every way reliable and practical has become a matter of prime necessity.

11. Sunday Morning Blended Worship Companion: 33 Selections of Praise Songs with Hymns, Comb Bound Book (Sacred Performer Collections)

Author: by Victor Labenske
Published at: Alfred Music (March 1, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1470627539

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Sunday Morning Blended Worship Companion presents 33 medleys that combine a hymn or traditional sacred song with a contemporary favorite. It includes arrangements at the late intermediate to early advanced levels for the church pianist who needs material for preludes, offertories, postludes, and other service music.

Titles: Amazing Grace with Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) * Be Thou My Vision with Center * Blessed Be Your Name with Blessed Be the Name * Breathe On Me, Breath of God with Breathe * Cornerstone with The Solid Rock * Everlasting God with A Mighty Fortress Is Our God * Firm Foundation with The Church’s One Foundation * Forever Reign with Jesus Shall Reign * Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) with One Day * Glory to God Forever with To God Be the Glory * God of Wonders with For the Beauty of the Earth * The Heart of Worship with Nothing But the Blood * Holy Is the Lord with Crown Him with Many Crowns * Holy Spirit with Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart * Hosanna (Praise Is Rising) with Praise to the Lord, the Almighty * How Can I Keep from Singing with Praise Him!Praise Him!

12. Building Beautiful Voices – Director's Edition: A Concise, Yet Comprehensive Study of Vocal Technique for the Choral Rehearsal or Private Instruction

Author: by Paul Nesheim
Published at: Roger Dean Publishing Company; Teachers Guide edition (September 1, 1995)
ISBN: 978-0893281380

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Whether you are a student of choral and vocal pedagogy, a beginning director, or a veteran of many years in the classroom in need of new and fresh warm-ups to begin your daily rehearsals, this resource is for you! This concise yet comprehensive text is geared toward college classrooms, private voice studios, and those who are currently in the choral classroom.

It thoroughly explores the study of vocal technique and includes an extensive collection of related vocalises. The vocalises are presented in a user-friendly way, complete with accompaniments and numerous transpositions. This book contains more than sixty different exercises, each designed to address specific vocal concepts.

There is an accompanying student book so that every student can see the exercises, making introduction of new material much easier and more efficient.

13. Come Unto Me: 10 Comforting Solo Piano Arrangements for Worship, Advanced Piano (Sacred Performer Collections)

Author: by Marilynn Ham
Published at: Alfred Music (October 1, 2011)
ISBN: 978-0739083895

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For this collection, concert pianist Marilynn Ham has taken well-loved hymn, folk, spiritual, and classical melodies and turned them into beautiful solo piano arrangements. Rich textures, inspired by the Romantic composers, are combined with appealing contemporary harmonies. To assist in planning, approximate performance times are included.

Titles: Abide with Me * Breathe on Me, Breath of God * Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing * Dona Nobis Pacem * Fantasy on Londonderry Air * How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place * I Want Jesus to Walk with Me * Jesus, Lover of My Soul * Morning Has Broken * Nearer, My God, to Thee, with Schuberts Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op.90, No.3.

14. The Complete Choral Warm-up Book: A Sourcebook for Choral Directors, Comb Bound Book (LIVRE SUR LA MU)

Author: by Jay Althouse
Published at: Alfred Music (July 1, 1995)
ISBN: 978-0882846576

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A complete sourcebook for choral directors of all levels, as well as choral methods classes. Contains 211 warm-ups with information on usage, photos illustrating correct posture and vowel formation, and a well-organized index to make finding the right warm-up a snap.

Belongs in every choral director’s library.

15. Confessions Of A Heretic: The Sacred And The Profane: Behemoth And Beyond

Author: by Adam Nergal Darski
Published at: Jawbone Press; Illustrated edition (March 31, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1908279750

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“Rebellion is a part of youth. Sometimes it’s dangerous. Instead of a sword, I hold a guitar in my hands. I’m in the same, rigid world but instead of Molotov cocktails, I’ve got a computer. It’s a much more powerful weapon.”Confessions Of A Heretic is the forthright and erudite memoir of the front man and driving force behind the Polish heavy-metal group Behemoth, currently at the top of their game following the release of their 2014 US Top 40 album The Satanist.

Presented as a series of interrogations by friends and associates, the book reveals a complex man of great contrast-a health-conscious, highly personable intellectual known for his extreme views and even more extreme music-lifting the lid on everything from his clashes with the Polish Catholic church to appearing as a judge on the Polish edition of The Voice to his recent battle with leukemia.

16. Peace in Music: A collection of sacred hymn arrangements for piano solo

Author: by Susan W. Henry
Published at: Independently published (October 20, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1699268001

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“Peace in Music”, arranged by Susan W. Henry, is a collection of 10 intermediate hymn arrangements, which include: 1. Nearer, My God, to Thee 2. Our Savior’s Love 3. I Need Thee Every Hour 4. I Know that my Redeemer Lives 5. Lord, I Would Follow Thee 6.Come Follow Me 7.

I Am a Child of God 8. Where Can I Turn for Peace?9. Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer… Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing 10.Abide With Me… There is a Green Hill Far Away. This collection was thoughtfully chosen to include beloved hymns which are familiar and faith promoting.

These hymns have provided comfort and inspiration to me in my life and I hope these arrangements will bring peace to you as well.