The Lord’s Prayer – New Music

Music Ministry, Original Music
Been awhile since I've posted, but I have a ton to share with you all! First off, I accepted a position as the new worship leader & praise band director at Valley View United Methodist Church in Overland Park, KS. We just launched a new praise & worship service at 10:30a Sunday mornings. Needless to say, I have a ton of experiences, music, and reviews about gear to write. [yendifplayer audio=3] Download Lead Sheet Today, I wanted to share an arrangement of The Lord's Prayer that I came up with earlier this week. We're going to try it out this Sunday. Our pastor asked my thoughts about singing the prayer and sent me a few links of versions that he liked found on YouTube. We both really liked, Matt Maher's,…
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Music Liturgy Changes During Lent

Music Ministry, Original Music I had a question on my review of Matt Maher's Mass of Communion for a Lenten version of his Alleuluia.  In the video I offer a suggestion substituting "Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory."  If you're using this particular mass setting, it's okay if you'd like to mix in another gospel acclamation.  Ed Bolduc's Mass of St. Ann has a Lenten Gospel Acclamation available. In my Mass of Praise, I arranged a Kyrie as well as a Lenten Gospel Acclamation.  It's common during this season to sing the Kyrie (Lord Have Mercy) in place of a Glory.  We refrain from singing "alleluia" until Easter.  It's a great idea to change the instrumentation of your group during Lent.  Try more of an acoustic set up with…
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Review- Matt Maher’s Mass of Communion

Music Reviews
In the fall of 2011 the Catholic Church implemented a new English translation of the prayers that are spoken and sung during the mass to more accurately match the traditional Latin.  That has forced composers to write or rearrange the service music we refer to as mass parts.  Matt Maher has been a long time Lifeteen worship leader from Mesa, AZ.  He and Ike Ndolo released their new Mass of Communion with the new translation and the band I participate in here in KC recently started using this setting and have been teaching it to our congregation. This is my review from the perspective of both a musician who has played it as well as a composer who has taken on the challenge of setting this revised text. I'm going…
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