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Free downloads – Complete Bach organ works


According to the site: Free downloads of the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded by Dr. James Kibbie on original baroque organs in Germany, are offered on this site. Click Familiar Masterworks to begin with a selection of audience favorites. Click Catalog for a list of all works. Click Search to find a specific work, collection or venue. Click Download in Groups to download multiple works with a single click. HT:  Cal Beisner


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Dave Barnes on producer Ed Cash


“If he has like a ninja or superhero quality, it’s definitely his ability to see that one, tiny little spot that’s not filled and put something in it that you’re like, ‘oh my gosh.’ That becomes literally to me as the artist, that literally makes the song.” – singer/songwriter Dave Barnes on producer Ed Cash. To check out Ed Cash and David Barnes creating in the studio, check out this interview from NPR Nashville: Audio stream Mp3 download Transcript Ed assisted in writing two of the three finalists for our Song of the Year, so this is a particularly interesting piece if you’re interesting in songwriting and recording.


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Jennie Riddle streams, downloads


Jennie Riddle (Revelation Song) has several free chord charts for songs focusing on serving the poor. They are posted on her site with audio downloads you can stream for free or purchase (links below). For $8, the entire Come to Make Things Right album is a great deal. Come to Make Things Right Broken World Glory Fall Visit Jennie’s MySpace page here.


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Save the Children- Essie Mae Brooks


American roots music provides an untapped resource for church musicians who are looking for something different yet familiar. Well-known are the spirituals (Ain’t that Good News, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, etc.), but early rural American blues & gospel music contains profoundly spiritual elements. Here is an example:  Save The Children – Essie Mae Brooks (mp3 download) Who is Essie Mae Brooks? From the Music Maker Relief Foundation website: Essie Mae Brooks was born in Houston County, Georgia in 1930.  Her father was a great drummer in the nearly forgotten African-American tradition called “Drumbeat.” He would play the drum every weekend and people would gather and dance all night long.  Her grandfather was a harmonica player and Essie started singing to accompany him. She began singing and writing gospel songs as a girl and has never stopped. Here’s a video of Essie Mae performing a snippet of a song. For more like this, click here. (Audio & photo credit:  Music Maker Relief Foundation)


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Texas debut for Harmony of Hearts


Sunday, September 27, 2009 marked the debut of Harmony of Hearts in the great state of Texas. Rev. Thomas Park of Austin Korean Presbyterian, speaking on Mercy and Justice, incorporated a Harmony of Hearts presentation into his series concerning Core Values (other messages in the series are Outrageous Generosity and Community of Authenticity – click on links for free Mp3 download of message). Kudos to AKP for making Texas state #5 to host a Harmony of Hearts presentation. Contact me today to find out how you can present the responsibility and opportunity of God’s people serving the poor through music and worship. (5 down, 45 to go) (Photo cred:  AKP)


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