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Hymn Concertati

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 10:05:19 AM by Zebulon Highben in anthem, in choir role, in Choral Techniques and Repertoire, in hymn concertato, in intergenerational, in lutheran

Amid the many questions we ask ourselves as church choir directors, one of the biggest is repertoire-related: What should we sing and why? While a single blog post can’t address that question thoroughly, I’d like to provide a few simple reasons why—as we continually choose between the myriad anthems, canticles, and cantatas that cross our desks—we shouldn’t neglect the category of the hymn concertato.

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Scripture Based Children's Anthems

Posted on May 21, 2012 8:23:58 AM by Sarah Hawbecker in anthem, in children, in choir, in Choral Techniques and Repertoire

The texts we choose for children to sing are as important as the musical qualities of an anthem. What better texts are there to teach our children than words of scripture? The following anthems are just a few of the ones I have found to be worth teaching and repeating.

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