CHURCH MUSIC, CHURCH and DENOMINATIONAL RESOURCES
Welcome to the Church Music Resource Page!
I created this because I have strong interests in religion, spirituality, ministry, and theology as well as music. I have always wanted to be connected to these fields and sometimes, I feel that perhaps I should have gone to Seminary. In fact, I hope to do that one day! I feel lucky to know many different kinds of ministers and a few theological scholars. You will find many denominational organization links, sacred music links and resources, lectionary and planning resources, theology and hymnology links, online hymnal & midi files, info on various religions, and more. I hope that you will find this page useful. I am the Director of Music Ministry at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in New Orleans, LA. Please feel free to send me an email if you have a link suggestion or if you would like your own resource link added. Some of my favorite links have a : ) by them! St. Cecilia Window at the Rodgers Memorial Chapel on the campus of Tulane University, New Orleans (I took this picture) CHURCH MUSIC DENOMINATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS and ORGANIZATIONS CHURCH MUSIC and MUSICIAN ORGANIZATIONS (general) and LINKS THEOLOGY information websites and some libraries Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory Andover-Harvard Divinity Library Answering Islam Association of Theological Schools Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology Basic Theology - a form a swlel as info The Biblicist Bible Study Center Catholic Apologetics.org Christian Apologetics - field of study related to the defense of Christianity Christian Classics Ethereal Library Christian Ethics Reading Room - Tyndale University College and Seminary Chistian Hagiography Clemens & Alcuin Library - College of St. Benedict & St. John's University Computer-assisted Theology - Internet Resources, Dr. Michael Fraser, lotso links Continuing Anglican Churchman - blogspot Corunum Catholic Apologetic website - texts on Trinity compiled by J. Gallegos Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms Day1.org - interviews and transcripts of talks with theologians and leaders Documents of the Protestant Reformation Duke Divinity School Library The Edge.org Egyptological Bibliography online Fides Quaerens Internetum - Boston University, Brian Stone Foundation for Biblical Studies From Jesus to Christ - PBS Frontline episode online site The Gnosis Archive GodandScience.org - ideas on doctrine and articles, claims to provide answers The Gospel of Thomas page - links to books and also commentary on book Gospels.net - Gospels of Thomas & Judas and others Graduate Theological Union - Flora Lamson Hewlett Library Hill Museum & Manuscript Library - St. John's Univ. Monastic mauscripts Institute of Biblical and Historical Studies - IBHS Institute for Reformed Theology International Federation for Catholic Universities The International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies Internet Sacred Text Archive Irish Theological Assoc links Jewish Theological Seminary Library Lonergan Research Institute Missional Church Theology and Resources New Testament Gateway - Christian Origins and New Testament NOSTER - Netherlands School for Advanced Theology Old Testament Gateway Online Trinity OpenSourceTheology.net Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls Philosophy and Christian Theology - Stanford University Ency of Philosophy Pistis Sophia - Gnostic text of teachings of Christ to disciples and Mary Magdalen Pitts Theology Library - Emory University The Politics of Christianity - a talk with Elaine Pagels at edge.org Reformation Theology Religious Icon and Image Archive - Aphids megasite Religious and Theological Abstracts Spring Hill College Theology Library The Theology Page at Leadership U TheologyWebsite.com Theological Publishing - lection aids, conferences, publishing Trinity Lutheran Seminary Library Vanderbilt Divinity Library The Wesley Center Online - Non canonical Literature Westminster Theological Seminary - Internet Research Links Why God Became Man - Anselm (1033-1109), Medieval Sourcebook, Fordham Univ The Wittenberg project Yale Divinity Library HYMNOLOGY and HYMNOLOGISTS and HYMNWRITERS ONLINE HYMNAL & MIDI SITES Anglican Cyberhymnal and BCP - (1928 BCP and 1940 Hymnal) Cantate Domino - music for download + CCLI - Christian Copyright Licensing International The Cyberhymnal eHymnal - has lots of Pdfs, software, praise, classic, and interactive THE GENEVAN PSALTER - YAY! Has pdfs Genevan Psalter - Midi files site HymnLyrics.org - categorized hymns and lyrics Hymnal.net - has Mp3s, Midis, mostly text, but has leadsheets for piano + guitar Hymnsite.com - searchable database, Pdfs, Midis, texts, lectionary. Methodist LDS online hymns & songs - Latter Day Saints Lutheran-Hymnal.com - Midi, mp3, sheet music of Lutheran worship & praise NetHymnal - scriptures and hymns, searchable database Oremus Hymnal Wiki Renaissance Masses - Princeton's Ren Mass Midi file site. 1,000's of files of masses! Royal Free Music Society - Midi files of 100s of Carols for Choirs RUF Online Hymn Resource - has mp3s, Midis, lead sheets with melody SermonAudio.com - Connects hymns w/ Bible passages, history of the hymn, more ShareMe - downloadable hymnals, but expensive, scroll for choices Songs of Praise - music for download Taize Community - mp3 music (for purchase) and podcasts Trinity Hymnal Resources - Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Midis, mp3s etc. LECTIONARY AND PLANNING RESOURCES SOME ORGAN RESOURCES, SOCIETIES, BUILDERS & LITERATURE ORGAN BUILDING COMPANIES SOME HARPSICHORD RESOURCES, SOCIETIES, & BUILDERS A FEW ORGANISTS & HARPSICHORDISTS HANDBELL RESOURCES and GROUPS, and CHANGE-RINGING - Online stores, catalogues CHURCH SUPPLY (Also see the Choral Resource Page) MUSIC PUBLISHING HOUSES THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARS, AUTHORS, LEADERS, & MYSTICS (favs have : ) I should like to add that I have read papers or books, by or about, these people, heard some of them speak and/or preach, as well as studied or performed works by the musicians. They are all quite varied because my beliefs and interests are so. Aristotle St. Augustine - (354-430) Marcus Borg Walter Brueggemann - prolific writer Fred Craddock and Craddock Sermons Michael Cremo - Lecturer, author. Forbidden archeology and religion topics Desiderius Erasmus - (1466-1536) Dutch Humanist & Theologian The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts-Schori - Presiding Bishop & Primate of the Episcopal Church, USA - Scientist, Author, Pilot, Leader C. S. Lewis wiki and more at http://www.cslewis.com/ and http://www.cslewis.org/ Martin Luther - (1483-1546) Martin Luther King, Jr. Ramana Maharshi - Indian mystic who taught through silence (and some speech too) Elaine Pagels - and here Polycarp - (69-155) - Disciple of John the Apostle. Amazing life Rev. Canon Chuck K. Robertson - Canon to the Presiding Bishop & Primate of the Episcopal Church, USA - Theologian, Author, Scholar, Steward, Clinician : ) Eric Routley - Hymnologist, scholar, author (1917-1982) Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī - (1207-1273) Sufi mystic and poet whose followers founded the Order of the Whirling Dervishes. Heinrich Schütz - (1585 -1672) His life journey made him a theologian, IMHO Barbara Brown Taylor - : ) Desmond Tutu - and the D esmond Tutu Center Elie Wiesel - Such an amazing person. Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Will Willimon - from SC, was Dean at Duke Chapel - : ) Wipo of Burgundy (Wigbert) - (995-1048) - Victimae paschali laudes, plus cool name! Brian Wren - Hymnwriter, was Prof Emeritus at Columbia Seminary, clinician A FEW CHURCHES (Where I have worked or sung. Last ones as choir in residence) St. Paul's Episcopal Church - New Orleans - This is where I work! : ) Ashland United Methodist Church - worked here during my DMA at USC Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA - sang here during Emory MM & teaching years. Community Church - Unitarian church I worked in - same time as Lakeview Pres Forest Lake Presbyterian Church - Columbia, SC - I worked with the senior choir! First Presbyterian Church - Milledgeville, GA - Here for five years when I lived there. Grace Episcopal Church in the City of Charleston - South Carolina - sang here! Lakeview Presbyterian Church - New Orleans - worked here for about two years, nice! Shiloh Christian Church - Lithonia, GA - actually my 1st directing church job. St. Michael's Episcopal Church - Charleston, SC - Baptised and brought up here. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral - Columbia, SC - sang and traveled w/ them for years! Salisbury Cathedral, UK St. Paul's Cathedral, London Yorkminster - York, England A FEW MORE CHURCHES (Whose sites and programs I admire) Me w/ The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts-Schori, Presiding Bishop. I was lucky to conduct at the consecration service for Louisiana's new Bishop Morris Thompson. May 8th, 2010. RELIGIOUS STUDIES RESOURCES AND SOME RELIGIONS - articles, basic info, ANCIENT RELIGIONS, MYTHOLOGY, AND BELIEFS