I am pastor of a church that does many weddings each year. For years, we've provided couples a CD with 20 brief samples of classical/sacred music recorded by our church organist. This allows the couple to easily select music for every part of their ceremony, but I think it might be easier and cheaper to just post these online. Can you guide me in posting 20 or so samples of 1 minute or less on our website so we avoid the cost of copying CDs? [more inside]
What setting of the Magnificat is this? I sang it when young but cannot identify it now - help! [more inside]
What would be a good duet song for a young child and grown up to sing together? [more inside]
Help me find a soprano/mezzo solo for an Episcopal Good Friday service! [more inside]
Help me find a music video? [more inside]
Church worship leader needs help with a key change transition for a Christmas song! [more inside]
Growing up a white boy in a white Oklahoma church, we always had some small influence of the Gospel tradition, but always sanitized for the white tradition of our past. But when I listen to the old Black spirituals, it affects me like nothing in the Baptist church I grew up with: a sense of the spiritual and the passion that I never felt in my choirs. But where should I start to learn the basics?