Monday, December 23, 2019

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Sing the Catechism!

This is a book of songs I wrote using the text of much of the Heidelberg Catechism. Many Reformed youth are taught this catechism and required to memorize it. As one who taught the catechism for many years to the youth of several congregations I know that some youth find it difficult to memorize text whereas they can memorize songs. Perhaps these songs will be helpful to them. "Sing the Catechism!" consists of songs based on the Apostles' Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer. But this book is meant not only for instruction; rather, these songs are written for anyone who wants to sing the comforting truths of the catechism. The overall theme of the Heidelberg Catechism is "comfort," and these songs are written with that theme in mind. May all who sing them know deeply the comfort that comes with belonging to Jesus Christ, body and soul, both in life and in death. Order here, for $6.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Jubilee Octet

A groups of singers in my last congregation, Jubilee Canadian Reformed in Ottawa, have recently formed an octet called, the Jubilee Octet. They are singing some of the Genevan arrangements of the Psalms a la Claude Goudimel's harmonization of the Genevans. In some cases the melody is in the soprano while in others it is in the tenor. Goudimel produced both for all 150 Psalms. Go to play list.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

I AM Series of Songs now Complete

I AM Series of Songs now Complete

I Am the Light of the World (PDF) (MuseScore)
I Am the Bread of Life (PDF) (MuseScore)
I Am the Gate (PDF) (MuseScore)
I Am the Good Shepherd (PDF) (MuseScore)
I Am the Resurrection and the Life (PDF) (MuseScore)
I Am the Way, the Truth, the Life (PDF) (Musescore)
I Am the Vine in 4/4 time (PDF) (MuseScore)
I Am the Vine in 3/4 time (PDF) (MuseScore)

Saturday, November 23, 2019

I AM the Vine (in 3/4 time)

Here is the seventh of seven songs based on the "I Am" sayings of the Lord Jesus in the Gospel according to John. Click on the arrow to hear the sound file. 

Here it is in 3/4 time.

I Am the Vine (in 3/4 time) by George vP