A collection of YouTube music links for use with parish video worship services during the national pandemic, an updated collection of tested and singable Service Music along with audio samples, and the new Altar Book.
“Some good news in the midst of our distress!”
Learn more from Mark Williams, the Chair of the Music Task Force.
We have had the joy of posting the newly wrought Anglican Church in North America Altar Book on the music resources website. As of this communication, several new items are now available on the Anglican Church in North America Music Task Force website (acnamusic.org). These include:
● The new Altar Book (found under the Altar Book tab)
● A full listing of the six new members of the Music Task Force with their interesting bios and photos on the acnamusic.org home page.
● A collection of YouTube music links for use with parish video worship services during the national pandemic. Found under the Hymns & Spiritual Songs tab are a collection of links to hymns and spiritual songs (with some excellent sing-a-long versions) appropriate to Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide as well as a collection of beautiful seasonal anthems.
● An updated collection of tested and singable Service Music along with audio samples and printable bulletin and keyboard and guitar accompaniment versions. (This collection will continue to grow.)
● Continuing weekly updates to the Church Year Worship Music Planner.
● Continuing updates and teaching instructions to the Simplified Anglican Chant and Gregorian Chant settings of The New Coverdale Psalter.
Many thanks to Abp. Bob Duncan, Fr. Ben Jeffries, Fr. Darrell Critch, and Jeremy Redmond for their fine and diligent work in getting our well-designed and beautiful new Altar Book published. Many hours went into this important and loving project. Also, please take a look at the new membership roster of the Provincial Music Task Force on the Home Page of the acnamusic.org website. Our College of Bishops submitted some outstanding names for consideration for membership on our Task Force and the Holy Spirit was clearly present throughout the interviews and communications with these fine folks. Little miracles kept popping up during the discernment process of who best should serve on the Music Task Force making the experience a true joy for all involved.
In all this, I am most excited in the team the Lord has put together from hymn and organ scholars, to theological and Psalter experts, to contemporary music worship leaders and recordings artists, to musicians leading choirs, praise bands, and worship in parishes large and small, to persons with vast experience with church audio visual systems, to people with experience at clinicianing and organizing conferences and retreats and enthusiasm for putting wheels on MACNA (Musicians of the Anglican Church of North America). And every one of them possessing a huge heart for the Lord and the living out of the Gospel. Praise be to God!
May God bless each of you in your ministry and may His hand protect you in these times of distress. Perhaps this crisis will be turned into a time of renewal for the Church and the need of a Savior! I am
Yours in Christ,
Mark Williams: Chair ACNA Music Task Force
Christ Church Anglican, Savannah, GA