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William Phemister on Lively Piano Accompaniment for Hymns
Church pianists who apply William Phemister’s advice can introduce congregations to hymnody or more deeply immerse them in it. Typical worshipers may be surprised to learn that pianists don’t necessarily play every note as written in the hymnal—and there are good reasons why.
Conversation | January 13, 2023
James Abbington on Planning Henry “Hank” Aaron’s Funeral Music
Although news coverage of public figures’ funerals often focuses most on speakers and eulogists, music is crucial. James Abbington thought pastorally while planning music for baseball star Henry Aaron’s homegoing.
Conversation | May 11, 2021
A Celebration of the Music of Margaret Sandresky
A Celebration of the Music of Margaret Sandresky in honor of her 100th Birthday, led by Rhonda Sider Edgington.
Musical Composition | March 31, 2021
With Us, In Us, Through Us: Holy Encounters
2018 Clavin Symposium on Worship | Vesper
Video | March 20, 2018
What J.S. Bach's Music Means for Worship Today
What is it like to be a church musician today in the same place that J.S. Bach once worked? In what ways can Bach's music be a model for us?
Audio | February 15, 2017
We Sing Our Faith Hymnfest
This hymn festival was on July 25, 2013 at the Calvin College Chapel. Held in conjunction with a well-received weeklong organ clinic on hymn playing and improvisation led by Dr. John Ferguson from St Olaf College and Dr. Cornelius Plantinga from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Musicians participating in the clinic also joined in the service.
Worship Service | Audio | July 30, 2013