Simple, beautiful songs for worship, readily accessible to singers in any size congregation.
Includes songs in unison, simple harmony parts, and rounds; most can be sung unaccompanied.
Specifically geared to evening and night-time liturgies, often the times of choice for alternative worship, though many can be used at other times.
Original music by variety of composers, written to be taught by rote and sung without printed music.
Includes teaching notes to help the lead musician be successful.
The contributors to this songbook are committed to encouraging a new sacred folk music - music that we can teach to and sing with one another without a hymnal or a piece of paper in our hands. This original music is simple and repetitive, yet holds incredible depth. It allows congregations to become communal music-makers, learning to sing and improvise together in a vital way.
"Those who are looking to encourage congregational singing have in Music by Heart a strong resource for working with their congregations of all sizes and ages. Here is inspiration for creating your own music to involve and form persons in faith through singing."
—The Hymn, the quarterly journal of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada