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  • How Worship Rites Changed during the Reformation

    How Worship Rites Changed during the Reformation

    The Reformers sought not to overthrow existing church traditions but rather to bring them back to their pure states. As a result, the orders of worship Lutheran churches use today are...

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  • 5 Notable Reformation Hymns That Aren’t “A Mighty Fortress”

    5 Notable Reformation Hymns That Aren’t “A Mighty Fortress”

    It’s almost Reformation Day, and that means we get to enjoy hearing some of Lutheranism’s most famous hymns. (“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” I’m looking at you!) If you’re looking for...

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  • Product of the Month: Luther’s Morning Prayer and Luther’s Evening Prayer

    Product of the Month: Luther’s Morning Prayer and Luther’s Evening Prayer

    Scripture teaches us to bring our needs daily to our Heavenly Father in Christ’s name. To help families and children understand this important truth, Martin Luther wrote two short...

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  • The Importance of Acoustics in Church Music

    The Importance of Acoustics in Church Music

    Worship encourages even the most hesitant participant to take part in the hymns, songs, and liturgy. This post considers the role that good acoustics play when encouraging full...

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  • Reflection on “O Love, How Deep”

    Reflection on “O Love, How Deep”

    The Christian faith presents certain truths about Jesus Christ—His birth, death, and resurrection, to name a few—and teaches that these events were real. Many people consider our faith...

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  • 4 Ways to Incorporate Music into Sunday School

    4 Ways to Incorporate Music into Sunday School

    With such a short amount of time for instruction, Sunday School teachers can find it difficult to fit music into class time. Especially challenging is having the music support and add...

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  • Product of the Month: LSB Text-Only Pocket and Ebook Editions

    Product of the Month: LSB Text-Only Pocket and Ebook Editions

    There’s no question that Lutheran churches often love tradition, and yet many churchgoers benefit from the options technology brings. Along that vein, CPH Music is excited to release...

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  • 5 Networking Tips for Church Music Directors

    5 Networking Tips for Church Music Directors

    God created us to be in community, and that applies to every aspect of our lives, including our jobs. If you’re a church music director, you need musicians to make music with, coworkers...

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  • Why Ancient Music Matters in the Church Even Today

    Why Ancient Music Matters in the Church Even Today

    A music history professor once painted this picture for me: “Imagine you are a commoner in the Middle Ages, slaving away in the fields every day. Now imagine you walk into church. When...

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  • Music in Worship: Thoughts from Composer Mark Bender

    Music in Worship: Thoughts from Composer Mark Bender

    Having served on the committee that created Lutheran Service Book and being a church music director, Mark Bender has a complex understanding of how music functions in the Divine...

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  • Product of the Month: Worship Planning Book

    Product of the Month: Worship Planning Book

    Worship Planning Book assists pastors and musicians in preparing services for Sundays and for holidays, such as Good Friday, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Eve. To make worship planning...

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  • 5 Essential Tasks for Music Directors before Summer Ends

    5 Essential Tasks for Music Directors before Summer Ends

    The end of summer is drawing near, which means that regular music rehearsals will begin again for most church musicians. Here are five essential things for music directors to do in...

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  • Advent and Christmas Music to Start Thinking About

    Advent and Christmas Music to Start Thinking About

    With things being quieter in churches and schools during the summer, this is a perfect time to start planning ahead for Advent and Christmas. All our new pieces for that season are...

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  • 4 Ways for Church Music Directors to Recharge during Summer

    4 Ways for Church Music Directors to Recharge during Summer

    It is hard to believe that summer is already nearing its end. For me personally, it has been a time to rest and enjoy traveling and relaxing. Although I realize it is not always that...

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  • The Role of Music in Teaching the Faith

    The Role of Music in Teaching the Faith

    We know that music is important in teaching people about Jesus, but what does that actually look like? What practical steps can music directors take to teach not only music but also...

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  • Product of the Month: Marvel at the Mercy

    Product of the Month: Marvel at the Mercy

    “The center of Starke’s hymnody has always been the person and work of Jesus Christ, as revealed in Holy Scripture.” Rev. Jon Vieker wrote that in the foreword to Stephen P. Starke’s...

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  • 3 Summer Projects for Church Music Directors

    3 Summer Projects for Church Music Directors

    If you’re a music director, your summers probably are balanced with catching up from the previous year and working ahead for the next one. Use some of that “working ahead” time this...

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  • Does the Memorization of Hymns Matter?

    Does the Memorization of Hymns Matter?

    We often use music as a tool to memorize things, whether they’re presidents, books of the Bible, states, parts of grammar, the Small Catechism, or any number of other items. The rhythm...

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  • Summer Reading about Music and Worship: CPH Reads

    Summer Reading about Music and Worship: CPH Reads

    It’s summer! Even musicians can benefit from taking a break, sitting down with a book, and escaping into a story or learning something new. Concordia Publishing House’s summer reading...

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  • Product of the Month: Organ Chorales of Samuel Scheidt

    Product of the Month: Organ Chorales of Samuel Scheidt

    The forty-nine preludes in Organ Chorales of Samuel Scheidt come from the original 1650 publication Das Görlitzer Tabulaturbuch. After careful and reserved editing, these classic...

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