2017 Worship Conference Music

The 2017 worship conference highlights CD, A Mighty Fortress, is now available. The recordings from Carthage College include commissioned works, children’s choir, and selections from various services, choirs, and recitals. Several selections make use of full orchestra featuring some of the finest professional WELS instrumentalists. The CD may be purchased through Northwestern Publishing House.

A number of selections that are not on the CD are available for free download below. The following list contains links to the service folder for each selection.

  1. Psalm 19: Marcello – Best of Brass and Organ
  2. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing: Marvin – Best of Brass and Organ
  3. Trois visions de l’ Apocalypse: Castérède – Best of Brass and Organ
  4. Lord Keep Us Steadfast: Behnke – Festival Concert
  5. Gloria: Manalo – The Reformation of the Church
  6. In the Midst of Earthly LifeConfession and Absolution
  7. Chanted Epistle – All Saints’ Day
  8. God the Father, Be Our StayAll Saints’ Day
  9. We Thank You, Jesus, Dearest FriendThe Ascension of Our Lord
  10. Psalm 46: Rhode – The Ascension of Our Lord (Rhode psalm settings are available here.)
  11. Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord: Bakken – The Day of Pentecost
  12. Canticle of Thanks: Petersen – The Day of Pentecost
  13. From Heaven Above: Hildebrand (includes Luther commentary read bye WELS President Mark Schroeder) – Closing Service

 

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Formulary Psalms

This collection features resources for celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and beyond. The composer, Steven J. Rhode, states: “The Wittenberg Psalter is a collection of unison psalm settings for congregation, choir, and/or soloist.” He recognizes that—due to perceived difficulty—they “may not be appropriate for every congregation” and provides various options for usage. Be sure to read “About the Wittenberg Psalter,” provided by the composer.

 

 

CW Supplement Audio Downloads

The CW: Supplement songs below are available for free download. The entire CW: Supplement CD is available at Northwestern Publishing House.

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2014 Worship Conference Music

The 2014 worship conference highlights CD, By Faith, is now available. The recordings from Carthage College include commissioned works, children’s choir, and selections from various services, choirs, and recitals. Several selections make use of full orchestra featuring some of the finest professional WELS instrumentalists. The CD may be purchased through Northwestern Publishing House. Samples of several tracks are included below.

A number of selections that are not on the CD are available for free download below.

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2011 Worship Conference Music

Jesus, My Joy, a CD of highlights from the 2011 worship conference, is available through Northwestern Publishing House. The music on this double CD was performed at the National Conference on Worship, Music and the Arts, held July 2011. The recordings from Gustavus Adolphus and Martin Luther College include commissioned works, children’s choir, and selections from various services, choirs, and recitals. Several selections make use of full orchestra featuring some of the finest professional WELS instrumentalists. The worship at this conference concentrated on Holy Week and the Easter season and also included a Festival Concert and Hymn Festival. Samples of CD tracks are available below. Full recordings of selections that are not on the CD are also included for free download.

You will also find recordings of the plenary address and the Joshua Pedde presentation “Beautiful Sound from Average Children.”

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Reformation Psalter

The Reformation Psalter is a series of four-part choral arrangements of the psalms in Christian Worship. These arrangements were created by Steven J. Rhode, formerly of Reformation Lutheran Church in San Diego, California.

 

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Reformation Psalter – CW Psalm 100-150

Reformation Psalter – CW Psalms 1-98

CW: Supplement Psalter

Musicians – Organ and Piano

Articles and resources for church organists and pianists.

Holy God, We Praise Your Name

This arrangement by Kent Reeder was featured at the 2011 national worship conference. Kent has given permission to share the files for this version: piano, guitar, and more.

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Musicians – Guitar

Selected hymns and liturgy arranged for guitar.

Musicians – The Choir

Information and articles for choir directors.