Church Musicians

  • Composer of the Month: Martin Franzmann

    Composer of the Month: Martin Franzmann

    Not unlike many American Lutherans in the upper Midwest, Martin Franzmann (1907–76) was the son of a Lutheran pastor. Born and raised in Minnesota, Franzmann continued his undergraduate...

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  • The Reformation’s First Lutheran Hymns

    The Reformation’s First Lutheran Hymns

    This excerpt is from “The Reformation and Lutheran Confessionalism to 1620” by Christopher Boyd Brown. Read the entire essay and learn more about the Reformation and its impact on...

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  • Music of the Month: O Rejoice! 25 Hymn Introductions for Organ

    Music of the Month: O Rejoice! 25 Hymn Introductions for Organ

    Are you in need of some fresh and innovative music for Sunday morning worship? Bring creative variety to your hymn playing with these artistic hymn introductions for organ. Some of...

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  • Handbell Guidelines for Sundays in a Pandemic

    Handbell Guidelines for Sundays in a Pandemic

    If you are a church musician, especially a handbell ringer, the last time you practiced was likely months ago. Or maybe your church is slowly allowing ringers and choirs to play again,...

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  • Holy Spirit, Breathe on Us

    Holy Spirit, Breathe on Us

    Thou camest to our hall of death, O Christ, to breathe our poisoned air, To drink for us the dark despair That strangled our reluctant breath. So writes Martin Franzmann in...

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  • Composer of the Month: Kenneth Kosche

    Composer of the Month: Kenneth Kosche

    Dr. Kenneth T. Kosche, born in 1947, holds a DMA in choral music and served on the faculty in the music department at Concordia University Wisconsin from 1978 to 2009. In those 31...

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  • Unison, 2-Part and 3-Part Choral Music for Sundays in a Pandemic

    Unison, 2-Part and 3-Part Choral Music for Sundays in a Pandemic

    If you’re a church musician, chances are high that the way you’ve performed music (or haven’t) at church has been completely different from “normal” circumstances. Maybe you’ve switched...

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  • Music of the Month: The TTBB Chorale Book, Volume 2

    Music of the Month: The TTBB Chorale Book, Volume 2

    CPH is pleased to introduce this new collection of thirty-five hymns for men’s voices, following the classic first volume published in 1961. Featuring all new settings for the Church...

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  • Music, the Church Year, Repeat

    Music, the Church Year, Repeat

    “Repetition is the mother of all learning.” This is a common saying, especially in education. The exhortation to repeat, repeat, repeat hopefully is prevalent in our Lutheran schools....

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  • Lesson 11 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 410:51

    Lesson 11 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 4

    Opening video for lesson 11: Signs of the True God | Moses and the Plagues | Exodus 7, of Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum unit 4. Enjoy prayers, a conversation about the lesson, and music with Stephan

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  • Lesson 4 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 46:57

    Lesson 4 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 4

    Opening video for lesson 4: A Merciful Substitute | Abraham and Isaac | Genesis 22:1-19, of Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum unit 4. Enjoy prayers, a conversation about the lesson, and music with Steph

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  • Lesson 1 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 46:35

    Lesson 1 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 4

    Opening video for lesson 1: Handmade | Adam and Eve | Genesis 1:26-2:25, of Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum unit 4. Enjoy prayers, a conversation about the lesson, and music with Lisa Clark, curriculu

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  • Lesson 6 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 49:33

    Lesson 6 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 4

    Opening video for lesson 6: Twin Troubles | Esau and Jacob | Genesis 25:19-34; 27:1-45, of Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum unit 4. Enjoy prayers, a conversation about the lesson, and music with Stepha

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  • Lesson 7 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 46:22

    Lesson 7 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 4

    Opening video for lesson 7: A Family Grows | Jacob's Family | Genesis 29:1-30, of Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum unit 4. Enjoy prayers, a conversation about the lesson, and music with Lisa Clark, cur

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  • Lesson 3 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 46:19

    Lesson 3 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 4

    Opening video for lesson 3: A Laughable Promise | Isaac is Born | Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7, of Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum unit 4. Enjoy prayers, a conversation about the lesson, and music with Lis

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  • Lesson 13 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 411:04

    Lesson 13 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 4

    Opening video for lesson 13: Food from Heaven | God Cares for His People | Exodus 16, of Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum unit 4. Enjoy prayers, a conversation about the lesson, and music with Stephani

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  • Lesson 14 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 46:11

    Lesson 14 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 4

    Opening video for lesson 14: Waterworks | Water from the Rock | Exodus 17:1-7, of Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum unit 4. Enjoy prayers, a conversation about the lesson, and music with Stephanie Karol

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  • Lesson 12 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 49:51

    Lesson 12 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 4

    Opening video for lesson 12: The Passover Promise | The Passover | Exodus 12:1-32, of Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum unit 4. Enjoy prayers, a conversation about the lesson, and music with Stephanie K

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  • Lesson 10 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 46:03

    Lesson 10 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 4

    Opening video for lesson 10: A Basket of Hope | Moses is Born | Exodus 1:1-2:10, of Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum unit 4. Enjoy prayers, a conversation about the lesson, and music with Stephanie Kar

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  • Composer of the Month: Fridrich Layriz

    Composer of the Month: Fridrich Layriz

     Have you ever wondered why some hymns in Lutheran Service Book have more than one setting? To the untrained ear, the spacing and notes may seem almost identical, but to a seasoned...

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