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Piped music problems

It’s wonderful that God has been sending evangelicals into churches that for generations have been starved of good Bible teaching. It’s less heartening to hear of the problems that accompany the change in emphasis.

The Music Exchange Richard Simpkin

More often than not, evangelicals move into parishes that have been focused on the traditional elements of liturgy and choral music. In this tradition the organist is in a very powerful position. Though the ‘priest’ provides the words of the liturgy, the organist provides the spirit of the liturgy by his/her playing and the music of the choir. Much of the choir’s repertoire will be almost Catholic in its theology, but emphasis is less on theology, more on the musical interpretation of the liturgy.