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Adams, Arthur Merrihew.  Effective Leadership for Today’s Church.  Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1978.


Adams, Lucy Neeley.  52 Hymn Story Devotions.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000.


Allcock, James C., Jr.  Be Filled with Joy: Steps to a Musical Church.  Nashville: Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1971.


Allred, Thurman W.  Basic Small Church Administration.  Nashville: Convention Press, 1981.


Allured, Donald E.  Joyfully Ring! A Guide for Handbell Ringers and Directors.  Nashville: Broadman Press, 1974.


Allured, Donald E.  Musical Excellence in Handbells.  Nashville: Broadman Press, 1982.


Anderson, E. Byron, ed.  Worship Matters, vol. 1 and 2.  Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 1999. – Methodist


Anderson, William M., Jr., ed.  Growing a Musical Church: A Handbook for Music Leaders in the Small Church.  Nashville Convention Press, 1990.


Armstrong, Ben.  The Electric Church.  Nashville: T. Nelson, 1979.


Armstrong, Gerald, and Jere V. Adams, comps.  Instruments of the Church Orchestra.  Nashville Convention Press, 1987.


Armstrong, Gerald, and Sharron Lyon, comps.  The Bell Choir.  Nashville: Convention Press, 1990.


Armstrong, Gerald.  The Church Instrumental Ministry: A Practical Guide.  Nashville: Convention Press, 1989.


Barels, Edward R.  “Church Leadership Must Have a Vision of the Interneting Potential as a Church Ministry.”


Barrett, Wayne C.  Clergy Personal Finance.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1990.


Bell, John L.  There is One Among Us: Shorter Songs for Worship from the Iona Community.  Chicago: GIA Publications, 1999.


Berglund, Robert.  A Philosophy of Church Music.  Second Ed.  St. Paul, MN: Bethel Publications, 1985.


Black, Dave and Tom Gerou.  Essential Dictionary of Orchestration.  Van Nuys, CA:  Alfred Publishing.


Bock, Fred, and Lois Bock.  Creating Four-Part Harmony: Effective Ideas for Ministers of Music.  Carol Stream, IL:  Hope Publishing Co., 1989.


Bouman, Walter R.  “Acoustics for the Church.”  The Hymn 41.3 (July 1990): 20-23.


Bradley, C. Randall.  From Postlude to Prelude: Music Ministry’s Other Six Days.  St. Louis, MO:  MorningStar Music, 2004.


Burnim, Mellonee V.  “Leading African American Song” in James Abingdon, ed., Readings in African American Church Music and Worship (Chicago: GIA, 2001), 257-264.


Case, Riley B.  Understanding Our United Methodist Hymnal.  Wilmore, KY:  Bristol Books.


Clark, Linda.  Music in Church: Nourishing Your Congregation’s Life.  Bethesda, MD: Albin Institute, 1994.


Costen, Melvin.  African American Christian Worship.  Nashville: Abingdon Press.

Dawn, Marva.  A Royal Waste of Time.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1999.


Dawn, Marva.  Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down.  Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1995.


Decker, Harold A, and Julius Herford.  Choral Conducting.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1973.


Devinney, Richard.  The Wednesday Workout: Practical Techniques for Rehearsing the Church Choir. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993.


Dickinson, Edward.  Music in the History of the Western Church.  New York: Greenwood Press, 1969.


Doran, Carol and Thomas Troeger.  Trouble at the Table.  Nashville: Abingdon Press.

Dough, Whitney J.  The Hymnwriters: Our Unknown Friends.  Franklin, TN:  Providence House Publishers.


Duck, Ruth C.  Finding Words for Worship.  Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox, 1995.


Duck, Ruth C.  Gender and the Name of God: The Trinitarian Baptismal Formula.  New York: Pilgrim Press, 1991.


Edward Sovik, “Architecture for Hymn Singing,” The Hymn 41.3 (July 1990: 10-14.


Engel, James.  An Introduction to Organ Registration.  Church Music Pamphlet Series (Carl Schalk, ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing, 1986.


Eskew, Harry and Hugh T. McElrath. Sing with Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Hymnology, 2nd ed. Nashville: Church Street Press, 1995.


Flather, Doug and Tami.  The Praise and Worship Team Instant Tune-Up.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Zondervan.


Fleisher, Dennis, “Acoustics for Congregational Singing.”  The Hymn 41.3 (July 1990): 7-10.


Foley, Edward, ed.  Foundations of Christian Music: The Music of Pre-Constantinian Christianity.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1996.


Foley, Edward.  “The Cantor in Historical Perspective,” in Ritual Music: Studies in Liturgical Musicology (Beltsville, MD: Pastoral Press, 1995): 65-87.


Frame, John M.  Contemporary Worship Music: A Biblical Defense.  P & R Publishing.


Frink, George M.D., The Music Director’s Necessary Book.  Carol Press, 2000.


Grindal, Gracia.  Lessons in Hymnwriting.  Boston: The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, 2000.


Hawn, C. Michael.  One Bread, One Body: Exploring Cultural Diversity in Worship. Bethesda, MD: Albin Institute, 2003.


Hickman, Hoyt L. Don E. Sailers, Laurence H. Stookey, & James F. White.  The New Handbook of the Christian Year.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1986.


Hopson, Hal.  A Practical Guide to Arranging Music.  Carol Stream, IL:  Hope Publishing, 2004.


Hopson, Hal H.  One Hundred-Plus Ways to Improve Hymnsinging.  (Code No. 8174).  Carol Stream, IL:  Hope Publishing, 2002.


Hopson, Hal H.  The Creative Church Musician Series.  Carol Stream, IL:  Hope Publishing, 2004.  (Includes The Creative Use of Descants in Worship [Code No. 8018]; The Creative Use of Handbells in Worship [Code No. 1956]; The Creative Use of Choirs in Worship [Code No. 8013]; The Creative Use of the Organ in Worship [Code No. 8070]; The Creative Use of Instruments in Worship [Code No. 8071]; More Creative Ways to Use the Choir, Organ, Handbells, and other Instruments in Worship [Code No. 8221]).


Hull, Kenneth R.  “The Challenge of the Praise Chorus.”  The Hymn 55.3 (July 2004): 15-23.


Hurst, Lynn.  Changing Your Tune! The Musician’s Handbook for Creating Contemporary Worship.  Abingdon Press.


Hustad, Donald P.  Jubilate II: Church Music in Worship and Renewal.  Hope Publishing, Carol Stream, IL, 1993.


Hustad, Donald P.  True Worship: Reclaiming the Wonder and Majesty.  Carol Stream, IL:  Hope Publishing, 1998.


Jeffers, Ron.  Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire.  Corvallis, OR:  Earthsongs, 1988.


Johansson, Calvin. Discipling Music Ministry: Twenty-First Century Directions. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1992.


Kennan, Kent Wheller.  The Technique of Orchestration.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1970.


Klein, Patricia S.  Worship Without Words: The Signs and Symbols of Our Faith. Brewster, MS:  Paraclete Press, 2000. 


Klotz, Hans.  The Organ Handbook: Structure, Design, Maintenance, History, and Function of the Organ.  Trans. Gerhard Krapf.  St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1969.


Laster, James.  Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order.  Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1983.


Lathrop, Gordon.  What are the Essentials of Christian Worship.  Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1994.


Leask, Margaret.  “Contemporary Christian Music: Religious Song in an Electronic Era,” The Hymn 55.3 (July 2004): 7-14.


Leaver, Robin A. and Joyce Ann Zimmerman.  Liturgy and Music: Lifetime Learning. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1998.


Loftis, Deborah Carlton.  The Hymn, A Journal of Congregational Song: Cumulative Index, 1982-1997, volumes 33-48.  Boston, MA: The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, 1998.


Loftis, Deborah Carlton.  The Hymn, A Journal of Congregational Song: Cumulative Index, 1939-1981, volumes 1-32.  Boston, MA: The Hymn Society of America, 1982.


Lovelace, Austin, “Good Acoustics for Music and Word,” The Hymn 41.3 (July 1990): 15-17.


Lovelace, Austin, and William C. Rice.  Music & Worship in the Church.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1976.


Lovelace, Austin C.  The Anatomy of Hymnody.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1965.


Lovelace, Austin C.  The Organist & Hymn Playing.  Revised.  Carol Stream, IL:  Agape, 1981.


Marshall, Madeleine.  The Singer’s Manual of English Diction.  New York: Schirmer Books, 1953.


Mayhew, Kevin.  Hymns Old & New with Supplement.  Avon, Great Britain: The Bath Press, 1989.


McKim, LindaJo H.  The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion.  Westerminster: John Knox Press, 1993.


McLean, Terri Bocklund. Choosing Contemporary Music for Worship:  New Harmonies. Bethesda, MD: Albin Institute, 1998.


McLean, Terri Bocklund and Rob Glover.  Choosing Contemporary Music: Seasonal, Topical, Lectionary Indexes.  Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2000.


Mitchell, Robert H.  I Don’t Like That Music.  Carol Spring, IL:  Hope Publishing, 1992.


Mitchell, Robert H.  Ministry and Music.  Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1978.


McRae, Shirley W.  Directing the Children’s Choir: A Comprehensive Resource.  New York: Macmillan, 1991.


Moyer, J. Edward.  The Voice of His Praise.  Nashville: Graded Press, 1965.


Music, David W.  Hymnology: A Collection of Source Readings.  Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1996.


Musicians for the Churches: Reflections on Vocation and Formation.  New Haven, CT: Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, 2001.


Oboussier, Philippe.  Arranging Music for Young Players.  London: Oxford University Press, 1977.


Parker, Alice.  Creative Hymn Singing.  2nd ed.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Hinshaw Music, 1976.


Pfautsch, Lloyd. Choral Therapy: Techniques and Exercises for the Church Choir. Nashville: Abingdon, 1994.


Pfautsch, Lloyd.  English Diction for the Singer.  New York: Lawson-Gould Music Publishers, Inc., 1971.


Price, Milburn and David Music.  A Survey of Christian Hymnody.  Carol Stream, IL:  Hope Publishing Company, 1989.


Reidel, Scott R.  “Worship Space Acoustics: An Annotated Bibliography,” The Hymn 41.3 (July 1990): 27-29.


Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship. Carol Stream, IL: Hope Publishing Company, 1998.


Reynolds, William J. and Milburn Price.  A Survey of Christian Hymnody.  Carol Stream, IL: Hope Publishing, 1999.


Rice, Howard and James Huffstutler.  Reformed Worship.  Geneva Press, 2001.


Routley, Erik.  Church Music and Theology.  Philadelphia: Muhlenberg Press, 1960.


Routley, Erik.  The Music of Christian Hymns.  Chicago: G.I.A. Publications, 1981.


Saliers, Don E..  Worship and Spirituality.  Akron, OH:  OSL Publications, 1996.


Segler, Franklin M. and Randall Bradley.  Understanding, Preparing For, and Practicing Christian Worship., 2nd ed.  Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1996.


Sims, W. Hines and Charles H. Downey.  Church Music Administration.  Nashville: Convention Press, 1969.


Sing the Faith.  Louisville, KY:  Geneva Press, 2003.


Spencer, Donald A., comp.  Hymn and Scripture Selection Guide.  Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1977.


Spencer, Jon Michael.  Black Hymnody: A Hymnological History of the African-American Church.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1992.


Stookey, Laurence Hull.  Calendar: Christ’s Time for the Church.  Nashville Abingdon, 1996.


Supplement to The Book of Hymns:  Supplemental Worship Resource 11.  Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1982.


Sydnor, James Rawlings.  Hymns & Their Uses.  Carol Stream, IL:  Agape, 1982.


Sydnor, James Rawlings.  Planning for Church Music.  New York: Abingdon Press, 1961.


Sydnor, James Rawlings.  The Hymn and Congregational Singing.  Richmond, VA:  John Knox Press, 1960.


Taizé: Songs for Prayer.  Chicago: GIA Publications, 1998.


Taylor, George.  “Acoustics and Organs.” The Hymn 41.3 (July 1990): 17-20.


The United Methodist Book of Worship.  Nashville, TN:  United Methodist Publishing House, 1992.


Tyree, Debra.  The Reluctant Soloist: A Directors Guide to Developing Church Vocalists.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994.


Wallace, Robin Knowles.  “Praise and Worship Music: Looking at Language.”  The Hymn 55.3 (July 2004): 24-28.


Wallace, Robin Knowles.  Things They Never Tell You Before You Say “Yes”: The Nonmusical Tasks of the Church Musician.  Nashville: Abingdon, 1994.


Walter, Samuel.  Basic Principles of Service Playing.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press, 1963.


Webber, Robert.  Planning Blended Worship.  Nashville: Abingdon, 1998.


Webber, Robert.  Renew Your Worship.  Peabody, MA:  Hendrickson Publishers, 1997.


Webber, Robert E. Worship is a Verb: Eight Principles for Transforming Worship, 2nd ed. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2000.


Weidler, Scott and Norma Aamodt-Nelson.  Leading the Church’s Song.  Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1998.


Westermeyer, Paul.  Te Deum: The Church and Music.  Minneapolis: The Fortress Press, 1998.


Westermeyer, Paul.  The Church Musician.  San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.


Westermeyer, Paul.  The Heart of the Matter: Church Music as Praise, Prayer, Proclamation, Story, and Gift.  Chicago: GIA Publications, 2001.


Westermeyer, Paul.  With Tongues of Fire: Profiles in 20th Century Hymn Writing.  St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1995.


White, James F.  Introduction to Christian Worship.  Nashville: Abingdon, 2000.


Wicker, Vernon.  The Hymnology Annual: An International Forum on the Hymn and Worship.  Berrien Springs, MI:  Vande Vere Publishing, 1991.


Wienandt, Elwyn A.  Opinions on Church Music: Comments and Reports form Four-and-a-Half Centuries.  Waco, TX:  Baylor University Press, 1984.


Willimon, W.  Word, Water, Wine, and Bread.  Judson Press

Witvliet, John.  “Soul Food for the People of God,” “Making Good Choices in an Era of Liturgical Change,” and “Planning and Leading Worship as a Pastoral Task” in Worship Seeking Understanding: Windows into Christian Practice (Grand Rapids, MI:  Baker), 231-250, 269-278, 279-284.


Wren, Brian.  Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregational Song.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000.


York, Terry.  “Add One Hymn: Recipe for CCM and ‘Modern Worship’ Congregational Song.”  The Hymn 55.3 (July 2004): 29-33.


Young, Carlton, ed.  Companion to the United Methodist Hymnal.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press, 1993.


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