Mega Mus. Res.
SDA Digital Hymn.
Hist. of Hymnody
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Mega Music Resources - 8 links
Lift Up Your Hearts: "Church Music and the Arts"
'The Music/Arts section of Lift Up Your Hearts has many
excellent links to music resources.
Compiled by the Lutheran Church in Canada.
Go to Section 7 - "Music & Kinetic Arts Links"'
Resources for Church Musicans
Compiled by Dr. Rodney Murrow, this is a good basic site
for links to everything from music supplies and
handbells to publishers and tax laws.
St.John's "Liturgical Studies and Liturgical Music"
'Sponsored by St. John's Seminary (MN).
This page is divided into Liturgical Studies links,
followed by Liturgical Music links.
Scroll down for the latter.'
Wabash Center's Internet Resources: "Religion and
'A large web of links on music.
*Scroll down the page to see full listing!*
The main page is an exceptional Web of links organized by
theological or by content area.'
Anglican Online: "Music Resources"
'A well-organized Web page of links to a variety of musical
Worship magazine online
'Four times a year, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
This 6-page resource provides worship helps and information
about new worship resources.
Copies of articles from the 1996-2000 issues are available online.
Timely articles include:
March 2000: Role of music w/in the worship life of the
Jan. 1997: Music/worship for Holy Week.
Sept. 1997: Worship Planning issue
including a planning
"How Can I Create Simple Liturgical Music [for free]?" (article)
'Scott Widler (Associate Director, Worship and Music Division for
Congregational Ministries, ELCA) has written a very
musical roadmap for creating
Theology Library: Music
'Good set of predominantly, though not exclusively,
Catholic liturgy and music resources.'
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- an excellent link to 16 hymnals
annotation follows this format:
- HYMNAL: "Cyber Hymnal" is a multi-denominational Web site with
approximately 3200 hymns
- Available: various types of indexes, audio, full texts, background
hymn text and tune, information on composer and text
author, alterante tune
listings (with info links), downloadable score (needs requisite
software on hard
drive to read
Not Available: score
Note: Lots of usable information and links. Indexes by title, topic,
usage suggestions (including downloading hymns to the
church's Web site for
congregational learning during the week)
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Hymns and Their Resources - 5 links
Hymn Background Stories
historical background on texts and tunes of selected hymns
Hymns & Info = contains scores, midi files
biographies of composers and other links
Dictionary of American Hymnology
'The Dictionary of American Hymnology Project, with
the support of the Oberlin
and the Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada,
provides data related to hymns and hymnwriters as well as the
congregational song in America
Hymnody in American Protestantism
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Composers - 6 links
Bliss, P.P. | Carter, Sydney |
Crosby, Fanny | Gerhardt, Paul |
Green, Fred Pratt
H I S T O R Y of H Y M N O D Y,
History of Hymnody, etc. - 8 links
Catholic Hymnody in America
MM thesis in church music on "Catholic Hymnody in America: 1965-1995"
Catholic Music and Liturgy Resources -
'an odd assortment of music resources'
Chant - 'The main chant Web site'
Chant - explains how to read chant notation.
Lots of small notes (gif files) to load
Coptic Hymns - Christian Coptic Orthodox Church
Music Web site
Hymnsys - computerized hymnal software with
database of hymns
manipulate key, tempo etc. and save as MIDI file for playback
Project Wittenberg (Lutheran)
a collection of selected Lutheran hymn texts via Project
Swedish - American Songbooks
a lecture/article entitled "Swedish American Spiritual
Songbooks and Their Origins"
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Metrical Psalms Page
'United Methodist pastor Dale A. Schoening provides contemporary
of the Psalms which can be set to familiar hymn tunes and used
in your worship
ATLA Hymnody & Psalmody Site
this Hymnody & Psalmody web site is being developed by members of
Association as a resource for collection development, research,
Exclusive Psalmody Homepage
Music for the Church of God: Psalms
amongst other resources, this site contains the entire book of
metrical versions including: 1562
& Hopkins, 1650 Scottish Psalter, and
1999 Psalter for Christian Worship (complete with audio files!) by
see also the "What is Meter?" section
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Choral Resources - 5 links
'This is the most comprehensive site for choral musicians
on the internet.
From listserves to choir pages, repertoire to publishers, if it has to
choral music, you'll find it on this site.'
Sibelius Academy: Church Music
'This page is a subset of the larger main music Web site hosted
by this famed music
Included are many choral links.'
an ongoing choral resource for international
and multi-ethnic sacred and secular
Multi-Cultural: Music & Worship -
go to the multicultural of TheoTech
Copyright - go to the copyright page of TheoTech
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Notation Programs - 4 links
'Finale is one of the first and most comprehensive
music notation software programs
on the market.
In addition to Finale,
Coda Music also offers more streamlined notation programs.
Note: special pricing for education and church music.
A scaled-down "NotePad" version is free.'
'Sibelius is one of the most popular music
notation programs for Mac/ Windows.
It helps you write, play, scan, edit and print scores, and even publish
them on the
You can download a free demo version of Sibelius online .
The companion software "Scorch" is the free companion
software for viewing,
playing and printing scores
Note: special pricing for education and church music.'
NoteWorthy Composer (PC)
'NoteWorthy Composer is a software music composition and notation
It allows you to create, record, edit, print, and play back your own
Nightengale Music Notation Software (Mac)
'Respectable notation program for Mac.
"Light" version available free.'
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Music Organizations & Guilds - 12 links
ACCC - Association of Canadian Choral Conductors
ACDA - American Choral Directors Association
AGEHR - American Guild of English Handbell Ringers
AGO - American Guild of Organists
ALCM - Associantion of Lutheran Church Musicians
Black Gospel Music
FUMA - Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts
GMWA - Gospel Music Workshop of America
IFCM - International Federation of Choral Music
NAPM - National Association of Pastoral Musicians (Catholic)
PAM - Presbyterian Association of Musicians
RCCO - Royal Canadian College of Organists
"Associations, Guilds and Societies" from Lift Up Your Hearts
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Wolfhard Touchard, M. L. S. Retired Reference & Database Librarian|
Andrews University - July 2008