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March 2020: West Gallery music

IN ACTION
A report about revitalizing the Canterbury area festival

WEST GALLERY MUSIC TODAY
Francis Roads explains the history and nature of West Gallery music from the 18th century to the present.

REBUILD OR RESTORE?
David Frostick offers advice on organ repairs.

FIRMLY I BELIEVE
The hymns of John Henry Newman

FROM THE DIRECTOR
Hugh Morris on the need to equip musicians with necessary technical skills.

GENERATIONS OF CHURCH MUSIC ON ALDERNEY
A report about church music in the Channel Islands

HYMN MEDITATION
Gordon Giles discusses ‘The God of Abraham praise’ by Thomas Olivers.

PASSING THE EXAM
Adrian Lucas explains the new Voices for Life training materials.

LOUD ORGANS AND SWEET HARPS
Miles Quick encourages readers to make greater use of instruments in worship.

CELEBRATING THE ROLE OF MUSIC IN CHURCH LIFE
Information about Music Sunday 2020

RSCM ORGAN STUDIES
Rosemary Field explains the new role of Head of Organ Studies.

December 2019: What can I give him?

IN ACTION
A look at a the RSCM’s International Summer School 2019

‘MEN AND WOMEN ALL DO SING’
Nicholas Temperley on the origins of the English hymn tune

FROM THE DIRECTOR
Hugh Morris asks whether tradition can become an obstacle to progress.

GIFTS BEYOND CHRISTMAS
Jacinta Jakovcevic suggests music for the threefold celebration of Epiphany.

WORSHIP MUSIC IN ZIMBABWE
An interview with Chipo Madondo on directing choirs in Zimbabwe

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Callum Alger writes about organ scholarship and opportunities for professional development.

BRANCHING OUT
Robert Tait tells us about RSCM New Zealand and the many RSCMNZ events staged each year.

TELLING THE CHRISTMAS STORY
Helen Bent considers music that connects us to the deeper theology of Christmas.

HYMN MEDITATION
Gordon Giles discusses ‘Past Three A Clock’ and The Cambridge Carol Book.

SOMETHING QUITE EXTRAORDINARY
Ross Cobb tells us about the success of RSCM Australia’s summer school, Sydney inSpires.

September 2019: Unity through prayer

IN ACTION
A look at a Music Sunday celebrations across the world

STRIVING FOR A GERMAN HYMN BOOK
Gunter Kennel looks at the long-standing efforts to create a German national hymn book.

HEAD REGISTER AND DESCANTS FOR SOPRANOS AND TREBLES
Adrian Lucas offers advice on teaching higher voices how to discover and use head register.

FROM THE DIRECTOR
Hugh Morris talks about not shying away from innovation.

BRANCHING OUT
Janice Eichner provides an account of the RSCM America National Choir.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Hannah Gill writes about church musicians and the gig economy.

HYMN MEDITATION
Gordon Giles discusses For all the saints who from their labours rest.

NEWS FROM PUBLISHING
Information about the forthcoming publication Light on the Way, by Timothy Dudley-Smith.

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
A look at an evangelical and a BCP congregation rubbing shoulders in London.

EVERYTHING HOLDS TOGETHER
A look at a new song commissioned for Creationtide

HELP WHERE AND WHEN IT'S NEEDED
David Duvall talks about local support networks in Wessex.

THE MUSIC AND THE CAMARADERIE
A look behind the scenes at the Three Choirs Festival.

June 2019: The music of heaven

IN ACTION
A look at a recent Strengthen for Service event in Salisbury

THE MUSIC OF HILDEGARD OF BINGEN
Jennifer Bain looks at the music of Hildegard of Bingen and provides a practical guide to using Hildegard’s music across the church year.

FIVE HUNDRED YEARS OF NEGLECT
Olivia Sparkhall considers the prominence of women composers from the 15th century to the present day.

FROM THE DIRECTOR
Hugh Morris talks about the RSCM’s new Strategic Plan.

MY FAVOURITE HYMN
Brian Kay talks to CMQ about his favourite hymns and about conducting The Really Big Chorus.

BRANCHING OUT
Jenny Yates, RSCM South Africa, describes bringing sacred music to some of the poorest schools on the Eastern Cape.

SIMPLE WORSHIP SONGS ON THE ORGAN
Miles Quick and Tom Bell provide tips for playing worship songs on the organ.

HYMN MEDITATION
Gordon Giles meditates upon Walford Davies’s God be in my head.

NEWS FROM PUBLISHING
A look at the upcoming RSCM publication In Every Corner Sing, Book Two

March 2019: In God's service

YOU RECEIVE BACK WHAT YOU GIVE
The RSCM’s volunteer structure is changing. Hugh Morris, Director, explains why.

SERVING GOD IN THE WORLD
Tom Clammer considers how the liturgy and music of Lent and Easter helps to shape us into better Christians.

SING UP! AN INSPIRATION CASE STUDY
David Price and Adrian Green write about the development of the Sing Up and Cathedral Sing programmes in Portsmouth and how they are taking sacred music into local schools.

VOLUNTEERING CHALLENGES AND REWARDS
What does service mean to you? RSCM volunteers explain why they give up their time and industry to charity.

AN ANTHEM FOR MUSIC SUNDAY
An interview with Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, composer of this year’s Music Sunday anthem

WHERE SHALL WISDOM BE FOUND? FESTIVAL SERVICE BOOKS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Tim Ruffer, the RSCM’s Head of Publishing, provides insights into the 2019 festival book Where shall wisdom be found?

HYMN MEDITATION
Gordon Giles looks into the origins of the melody Kingsfold.

KINDLE A FLAME
Martin Draper asks whether weekly printed service booklets are cutting us off from the great body of church hymnody.

DIGITAL MAGAZINES
A guide to help RSCM Members access our digital magazines

December 2018: Love's pure light

I WILL SING WITH THE SPIRIT
The Revd John Hall, the new Head of Council, introduces himself.

A VOICE FOR LIFE AND NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS
Hugh Morris on educating the next generation of choristers.

SINGING ABOUT SCIENCE
Chris Thorpe on the unhelpful notion of 'faith versus science'.

FROM THE MYC TO VOCES8
An interview with Chris Wardle.

FAITH THAT'S NOURISHED BY MELODIES
Chris McElroy on music making being a gift from God.

SEEDING THROUGH MUSICAL
Kelly Fort discusses putting on a nativity play in a church.

HYMN MEDITATION
Gordon Giles looks at Vaughan Williams's 'Herefordshire Carol'.

PSALMS FOR THE COMMON ERA
Adam Carlill looks for scientific truths in the Hebrew Psalter.

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