Somebody's Got My Hymnal

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-05-01
  • Publisher: Abingdon Pr

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You have just completed the choir warm-up prior to the worship service when you hear these dreaded words from a choir member, "Somebody's got my hymnal!" John Yarrington has experienced this and more in his years of experience as a church musician. This informative and entertaining book will intrigue you with chapters such as "I've Got the Blue jeans Blues", "I Come to the Garden... Alone", and "I Dance...They Play." Throughout Somebody's Got My Hymnal John Yarrington shares the importance of taking the art of church music and leading a choir very seriously. He tackles topics such as score preparation, conducting, interpersonal relationships in church music, and choral technique. He challenges each church musician to strve for their spirtual and muscial best. Known for his love of humor, John also shares the many humorous situations he has found during his experiences as church musician and clinician. You will find jokes, humorous quotes, and stories throughout the book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5(2)
CHAPTER ONE "I've Got the Blue Jean Blues" 7(14)
CHAPTER TWO I Come to the Garden Alone 21(9)
CHAPTER THREE Knowing the Score 30(6)
CHAPTER FOUR "Same" Is a Four-Letter Word 36(7)
CHAPTER FIVE "I Dance...They Play" 43(10)
CHAPTER SIX A Dip in the T.U.B 53(8)
CHAPTER SEVEN Give Us a New Song, Alleluia! 61(9)
CHAPTER EIGHT Never Look at the Trombones 70(7)
CHAPTER NINE The Spiritual Life of the Church Musician 77(5)
Suggested Reading 82

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