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September 2018: Armistice

THE DOWNFALL OF A GREAT NATION
Professor Jeremy Dibble writes about Sir Hubert Parry’s responses to the Great War

THE TEUTONIC SHADOW
The impact of anti-German sentiment upon British church music, 1914–1918

TOP TEN TIPS
The staff of the RSCM offer advice on how to recruit and retain musicians for your choir or worship band

SERVING THE RSCM
Ian Church, Vice-Chair of Council, thanks the retiring Chair, Lord Gill, for his years of service

A PRICELESS HERITAGE
On the fifteenth anniversary of the Archive of Recorded Church Music

HYMN MEDITATION
Gordon Giles talks us through the surprising origins of Sir Hubert Parry’s Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

RETHINKING ADVENT
Sam and Sara Hargreaves offer readers some alternatives to the nine lessons

INHARMONY OR IN DECLINE
A survey of the state of music making in the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

June 2018: Music and Words

AN EXCITING ADVENTURE
Hugh Morris, the RSCM’s new Director, introduces himself.

WORD AND MUSIC
CMQ talks to one of Britain’s leading songwriters of worship music, Stuart Townend.

BATTER MY HEART
The Revd Canon Mark Oakley writes about how John Donne’s words are still influencing peoples’ faith almost 400 years after the poet’s death.

ONE SONG TO THE TUNE OF ANOTHER
The Reverend Ally Barrett talks about some of the challenges facing contemporary hymn writers.

GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT THERE
Some advice on how to use social media to widen the RSCM’s reach and to promote events

TEACHING RHYTHM TO BEGINNERS
Miles Quick offers advice to those trying to teach rhythm to beginners.

29 THE LAST ELIZABETHAN
Edward Tambling takes a fresh look at some of the organ and vocal works of composer Thomas Tomkins.

March 2018: Craftsman's art and music's measure

Bach and Architecture – David Stancliffe thinks about the mainspring behind Bach’s compulsion to write as he did.

Vocal Health for Young Singers – Anita Morrison on the vocal mechanism and good practice for singers who wish to keep their voice healthy.

That Experience you take with you – Adrian Giles reflects upon his own musical education and explains the RSCM’s Millennium Youth Choir.

Vocal Health and the Ageing Voice – Cathy Lamb offers advice on how the voice changes over time and best practice for keeping your voice in good shape.

Walter Hussey, Doyen of Arts– The Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling looks back on the life of Walter Hussey.

Hymn Meditation – Gordon Giles on ‘Angel-Voices Ever Singing’.

Coda – by Rosemary Field.

December 2017: Inspiring Music in Worship

Balancing Act – Rosemary Field on striking a balance between thought-provoking material and music to entertain.

Change and Continuity, Fifty years of Cathedral Music, by James Lancelot

Carolling Through Christmas – Gordon Giles takes us through a history of carolling. From the Chair of Council – The Rt Hon. Lord Gill looks back on the Directorship of Andrew Reid

Developing a Voice – Tim Williams contemplates the role and needs of teenagers in church music.

Church Music and Student Life – Students from St Peter’s Church, Nottingham discuss how church music has enriched their university experiences.

The Advent of Handel’s Messiah – Michael O’Connor contemplates The Messiah in relation to Advent.

Inspiring Music in Worship – The Reverend Helen Bent discusses her latest publication Inspiring Music in Worship.

Coda – by Jonathan Robsinson.

September 2017: God gives the increase

Singing with one voice – Victoria Johnson considers how a choir can help us understand a theology of ‘church’.

Barry Williams, the RSCM’s Special Adviser, explains the new legal guidance on church musicians

The making of a concentor – Music is enhancing the worshipping life of a new community at St Mary’s Priory, Abergavenny.

God gives the increase – A farewell message to the RSCM from Director Andrew Reid

The Fludde is over! – Emma Gibbins reports on a community singing project in South Wales.

Francis Jackson’s centenary – Philip Moore celebrates the life and music of Francis Jackson as his 100th birthday approaches.

Singing other people’s songs – John Bell considers the significance of global music for the British church and offers advice on how to sing songs from other cultures.

Hymn meditation – ‘Morning glory, starlit sky’: a meditation by Gordon Giles

Coda – by Julian Elloway

June 2017: Let all the world

Finding a voice of our own: music in an African cathedral – Andrew-John Bethke describes the variety of music sung in Grahamstown Cathedral, South Africa.

A choir school with a difference – Arreon Harley, Director of Music at the Choir School of Delaware, USA, talks to CMQ after the after-school music programme.

Cor Videns: singing is more than just music for this children’s choir – Adrian Lucas shares his experiences working with a children’s choir in Colombia.

Church music around the world – CMQ takes a global look at some church music traditions.

In every corner sing – Why do we sing? Andrew Reid considers the benefits of singing and surveys biblical reasons to sing.

Hymn meditation – ‘Guide me, O thou great Redeemer’: a meditation by Gordon Giles

Coda – by Mgr Robert Tyrała