This is a most elaborate and detailed exposition of a program of music for a Protestant church. The author draws upon his...

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STEPS TOWARD A SINGING CHURCH

This is a most elaborate and detailed exposition of a program of music for a Protestant church. The author draws upon his experience as choir director in two large churches, the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the First Congregational Church of Columbus, Ohio. Therefore, he not only tells in this book what sort of a program of music should be carried on but outlines in detail what actually was done in these two churches and why. As a strong advocate of a multiple-choir program, Mr. Kettring gives much attention to the factors that must be taken into consideration in setting up such a program, such as its place in the total program of the church, the characteristics of the parish, the church structure, the present program of the church and its traditions. The author elaborates such details as physical arrangements for the organ and choir, robes, music to be used, hymnals, administrative procedures and budget provisions. Any pastor, church officer or choir director who wishes to introduce a more effective program in his church would profit by reading this book before completing his plane.

Pub Date: Oct. 29, 1948

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Publisher: Westminster Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1948