Monthly Archives: January 2016

Learning from my own advice

Today, I played an offertory for church. Offertory isn’t my favorite thing to play for. I’d much rather play for the congregation to sing. I am an accompanist, not a soloist. But I was asked to play, and the others … Continue reading

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Improvisation on Allelu, Allelu (Praise Ye The LORD)

Here’s an improvisation for you! Last Sunday, as I was playing the organ at church, we did the chorus, “Alleu, Allelu”. On the second time around, one of our very capable pianists played this variation, and it worked well! It sounded … Continue reading

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Announcing: Powerful Praise! -A conference for music ministers

Mark your calendars! Hymnprovisation.com is excited to present: Photo credit: T.Spang, cropped. A conference for music ministers striving to “Make God’s Praise Glorious!” (Ps. 66:2) June 1-3, 2016 Spokane, WA/Coeur d’ Alene area Conference Webpage High quality, hands-on instruction by dynamic … Continue reading

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Some more thoughts on Worship vs. Entertainment…

Mike Livingstone, on his appropriately named blog, mikelivingstone.com, wrote an article titled, “The Heresy of Worshiptainment”, which caused quite a furor among the church today, and inspired the last article I linked to in my previous post. If you did … Continue reading

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Worship-tainment…wait, what??

I just read this interesting article, chronicling some of the church’s history as an entertainment venue. I’d never really considered it as such before, but I think the author is correct. I suggest reading it with an open mind. It’s … Continue reading

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Exciting Announcements for 2016!

Exciting Announcements for 2016! Just wanted to write a quick post about some of the exciting things planned for 2016 on Hymnprovisation.com! First, and I can hardly wait… I want to let you know about an upcoming workshop on Sacred … Continue reading

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