Music for Advent 3

A list of hymns old and new, songs and video clips has been compiled for 14 December, Advent 3(B). You can find them on this page.

Thanks to Natalie Sims and Chris Harris for their considerable input.

Ian.

Conference Music Available!

Some of you have been anticipating the availability of our demo tracks of the songs we learned at Conference this year. Thanks for your patience. I did promise them by Advent, and now they’re ready after digital editing and mastering to polish them up and make them as consistent as possible. We did a great job given the limits of time, setting and resources, supported by the talents of Josh Jones and Sandy Robertson.

Please use them to familiarize music groups and congregations, but don’t forget to have a suitable licence for reproducing words or music.

The two most used are: LicenSing  (more for mainline, liturgical congregations)

CCLI favoured by congregations with more contemporary worship song styles.

You can download the tracks individually from Soundcloud right now.

You can burn them to a CD using freeware. Here’s a page with some top recommendations .If you have ITunes, you can create a playlist, add the files, and burn to a CD very easily.

Please submit a comment if you have any difficulty accessing the material.

Here’s a sample:

 

LSM Conference Music 2014

Many of those who attended Conference this year contributed their voices to our Top 10 new songs and are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to introduce these to their congregations. Here’s a taster of what will shortly be available to you:

Kyrie (Look around you):

 

O God, you search me:

 Closing chapel service for conference

Closing chapel service for conference

Music for final Sunday of Year A

Planning for 23 November – two themes:

5 NZ Hymns for Aotearoa Sunday and 14 for the Reign of Christ have just been posted. Mix and match! Natalie Sims provided much of the content for the latter list, and Chris Harris also contributed.

Ian

Updates and Eucharistic Prayers

Updates for Jane Williams’ reflection questions and ideas are posted through until November 16. Music lists are also available for all those dates, but the 16 November is a provisional list only, music-wise. There are some really good Youtube clips.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS

Did you know that there are many Eucharistic Prayers that you can use, including those authorized by Anglican Churches around the world? For example, Bosco Peters has provided a significant collection, including ones to use with children here .

There are two from the Church of England on this page. But do note that our NZ  prayers use language which is much more inclusive!

In the Diocese of Auckland, if you are creating liturgy, say, according to the rubrics on p.511ff), your Enabler should review it before use, or you can approach a bishop directly for approval.