INTERNET RESOURCES IN
developed for MUS212 (Music in the Church)
Wake Forest University
Dr. Dan Locklair, Professor
Web Sites for Church Music and Liturgy
Lift up your hearts
TheoTech -- An Internet Primer for Pastors, Musicians and Worship Planners
Devoted to church music and the kinetic arts, there is a focus on Lutheran, Canadian and ecumenically accessible Revised Common Lectionary worship and liturgy materials. EXTENSIVE listing of sites for vocal/choral music, organ, bells, hymns and liturgical music.
The HTI database contains all hymn tunes printed anywhere in the world with English-language texts up to 1820, and their publication history up to that date.
A worship and teaching resource, this site has over 4,200 Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations. You'll find lyrics, scores, scores, MIDI files, pictures, history and more.
A Public Domain edition of John Wesley's Collection of Hymns for the People called Methodists, from the text of the final hymnbook of that name published in 1876.
Contains all the organization's official documents, job postings, salary guides, professional certification requirements, links to regional chapters and information concerning up-coming conventions. Links to recordings and other organ-related sites.
An electronic mailing list
whose members discuss musical, technical and historical aspects of organs
of all kinds–classical, theater, electronic, reed, tracker, electropneumatic,
etc., etc. Organ specifications, recitals (past and future), recordings,
jobs (wanted and available), restoration hints, and news of progress in
restoration projects. Requests for advice or information are encouraged,
and stories of your experiences and knowledge are eagerly consumed. Contains
valuable links to other organ-related sites.
(see extensive list of organ sites at http://www.worship.ca/sec7.html
ChoralNet provides a central portal to online resources and communications for the global choral music community. Extensive links included.
A free sheet music archive which offers free choral music to anyone who is interested. Begun in December 1998, the site has over 140 contributors and 3,100 scores.
An exhaustive site dedicated to the cantatas of J. S. Bach, compiled from various postings.
MUSIC VIA THE WEB
ART and ARCHITECTURE
REFERENCE SOURCES OF USE TO CHURCH MUSICIANS
Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order, 2nd edition (and supplement) James Laster [ Scarecrow Press, 1996]
Lists choral music titles according to Biblical text. Main entry is by scripture reference. Publishers and catalog numbers are provided. Appendices include title and composer indexes.
Bach English-Title Index --Ray Reeder [ Fallen Leaf Press, 1993]
Provides indexing reference to the Bach work in which each English title is contained. Reference is to BWV listing and movement with the work. Alternative/multiple translations are provided.
Catalogue of Vocal Solos and Duets Arranged in Biblical Order, 2nd ed. --James Laster & Diana Reed Strommen
Scarecrow Press, 2003
Provides access to solo and duet literature by scriptural text. Entries give instrumentation, publisher(s). Composer and title indexes included.
Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts --Melvin Unger
Scarecrow Press, 1996
Arranged in BWV order, this extensive work provides detailed information on the sacred cantatas of J. S. Bach, including word-by-word translations, location in NBA, scriptural allusions, and liturgical occasion. Extensive indexes.
Please send suggestions for additions or corrections to Dr. W. Dan Hardin, Music Librarian, Florida International University, Miami, FL.