Thursday, June 4
Check out the Choral/Vocal Music page for resources for music programs during this time of COVID-19. There are links to solo works and even downloadable videos offered both by ECS Publishing and this website. Titles include "Be Still," "God is Near," and "Come Unto Me." ECS is also offering downloads of solo versions of forthcoming choral anthems "Bread of Heaven" and "Covenant Prayer," and downloadable videos for "Come Before the Table" and "Like a Mighty Wind." There is also a downloadable video of "Come Unto Me" available here.
Monday, April 20
Four new works to be released via ECS Publishing: "Come Before the Table," "O Emmanuel," "Wild Mountain Thyme," and "Undivided." These pieces will be available in the coming weeks as new releases for Fall 2020. New releases for spring 2021 will include "Covenant Prayer" and "Bread of Heaven," both with the MorningStar label of ECS Publishing. Please enjoy this first of the new releases, "Come Before the Table," suitable for Communion (especially World Communion Sunday).
Thursday, November 7
What Wondrous Love, a Tenebrae/Seven Last Words Service based on shape note tunes, is now available for purchase via MusicSpoke. You can see scrolling scores and purchase PDF downloads. This is a ready-made service complete with order of service, prayers, and congregational hymns.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Many thanks to the Central UMC Chancel Choir and soloists, Dr. Daniel Cummings, and the Giovanni String Quartet for recording a demonstration version of What Wondrous Love: Reflections on the Seven Last Words. This cantata for Good Friday features Sacred Harp/shape note melodies as responses to each of the Seven Last Words and includes a full liturgy for use in a Good Friday or Holy Week Tenebrae Service. It will be released by Fall 2019 on MusicSpoke. This is a recording of the final movement- enjoy!