A strong statement on behalf of good and appropriate music in the Church, and how to get it. Mr. James Sydnor, who is professor of Church Music at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia, as well as organist and choir director, knows his subject and is able to communicate his convictions as to the value of music in worship and the life of the congregation. He writes about the necessity of proper leadership to provide an adequate program of music, both in staff and committee, as well as the physical equipment needed for an effectively operated department of music. Any church which takes its music seriously, and wants to improve it as an aid to worship will find this book important. All who have to do with church music, -- clergy, choirmasters, organists, and music committee members, should read it. It will make many arguments on the subject unnecessary, and strengthen the hands of both minister and musician, -- no mean accomplishment.