NEW MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS OPTIONS
At Liturgy Solutions, we offer different "solutions" to matching the texts of Lutheran liturgical rites with the musical resources of congregations. As parishes vary in size and skills, no one "solution" fits all, and so about a third of our offerings are for soloists or small (unison/2-part) choirs, a third are for SAB choirs, and a third are for SATB choruses or quartets. For many texts, we have more than one setting in our catalog so that appropriate "solutions" may be provided for more parishes. Two new pieces just uploaded for the coming week do just that.
For the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, the appointed Psalm of Year A of the Three-Year Series (the current year) is Psalm 112. New this year is Phillip Magness' through composed uni/2-part selection with piano accompaniment, and optional congregation refrain (on the appointed antiphon). Click here for the sample. If you are looking for something more choral, and perhaps more traditional, take a look at Kevin Hildebrand's setting for cantor or small choir, with handbell accompaniment.
On March 16, the Second Sunday in Lent, we have two options for the psalm as well. New this year is this setting of the antiphon, a chant for unison choir (men would sound awesome on this, a cappella), soloist, or congregation. Optional accompaniment and suggested LSB tones for chanting the verses to the psalm, along with a bulletin insert, are included in the download. However, if you are looking for a fuller choral setting, here's a short SAB polyphonic "mini-motet" on the same, appointed antiphon.
Options. Solutions. From your friends at Liturgy Solutions.
St. Ambrose Hymn Contest
We are also pleased to announce the availability of the winning hymn from the St. Ambrose Hymn Writing Contest, held earlier this year. This hymn, "A Wearied World Still Staggers On" is appropriate for the last Sundays of the Church Year, Stewardship, and whenever the Parable of the Talents is read. We hope you will take a look at this excellent hymn here, and also review the viewable samples of our many hymn and canticle options on our service music page.
Recently my congregation had the privilege of working with Cantor Magness and “Liturgy Solutions”. The motivation for contacting him was the desire to improve our liturgical worship. I can say up front that we were very pleased and impressed with the help he provided!
During his visit he did an evaluation of our worship space which was very beneficial. He made suggestions to help with the acoustics as well as placement of choir and organ. He also met personally with pastor, organists, the choir director and others involved in worship. He was able to garner information and provide expertise on how to have a more cohesive approach to the planning and conducting of the Divine Service.
In addition, Cantor Magness conducted a choir workshop on Saturday morning. The effects of his time spent were immediate as he was able to improve the volume and quality of our rather small choir. He also conducted them during the Sunday Divine Service.
Another benefit of his visit was the time he spent meeting with the leadership as well as leading the Sunday morning bible study, which resulted in a greater appreciation for the historic liturgy.
Cantor Magness then provided a thorough report of his visit, including recommendations, which our congregation is now implementing.
I am grateful to Cantor Magness and Liturgy Solutions for the invaluable resource they provide to the Lord’s church. I am very pleased and impressed with the experience and expertise of Cantor Magness and would highly encourage anyone in need of liturgical renewal to contract with Liturgy Solutions.
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