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Music for Church Worship


"Music in the service of the church in the service of the world"
He who sings prays twice; but he who sings psalms prays thrice.
Matthew Kirk
after St. Augustine of Hippo
Generous God, creator Spirit,
in the making of music
you have given us
      a delight for the mind
      and a solace for the heart.
By the harmonies of your grace
resolve the discord of our lives,
that we may sound forth your praise
      in all we do
      and all we are.
Very Revd. Peter Baelz (1923-2000)
Dean of Durham

Our aim is to provide your church with music of quality and integrity, with cost and copyright hassles eliminated as far as is reasonably possible. Your church, whether large or small, should find most items readily accessible and flexible enough to suit your local resources.

The items are in a wide variety of styles, from choral to music-group and blues/jazz. There are hymns, psalm settings, liturgical pieces, modern worship songs, and arrangements, for congregations, music groups and choirs.

Texts by Timothy Dudley-Smith, Brian Wren, Andrew Pratt and George Herbert are given settings here. There are also, for those so inclined, appropriate new texts sympathetically set to Gershwin and Lennon/McCartney tunes.

New This catalogue continually increases: usually every couple of months or so something is added or revised.

Internet download: free availability

Most items are freely available for normal church use, subject to your acceptance of my copyright and, where applicable, that of other authors and publishers who have granted permission for use of their material here.

Get Acrobat Reader The scores are PDF files, a reader for which is freely available from Adobe.

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Last updated: 16th Feb 2015
Copyright ©  David Lee (formerly Durham, latterly Berkshire, UK)