Posts tagged ‘sheet music downloads’
Do you know about Solo Thoughts?
It’s a great research tool to help church soloists, musical directors and music committees to find music appropriate to church services — particularly songs for the soloist. It’s called Solo Thoughts and Watchfire Music publishes this quarterly and monthly. We’ve been doing this now for about 8 years.
If you are new to Solo Thoughts, here are more specifics: Solo Thoughts matches 12 to 24 solos per week to each Christian Science Weekly Bible Lesson. It also provides a purchase link to buy in-print sheet music for your church service. This is a very detailed document that cuts your own research time down as well as introducing you to new sacred solo repertoire.
Soli Deo Gloria:
An Interview with Composer Robert Collister
In Part 1, Watchfire Music Composer Robert Collister shared with us his early influences that led him to writing for the musical theatre. He has to date written 4 musicals and continues to be prolific in several genres of music. On writing music, Robert says, “I don’t like to take credit for what I write since I feel that I am just a vehicle from which music passes through. Bach would write on many of his compositions, ‘Soli Deo Gloria,’ — ‘To God Alone the Glory.’ I take the same position.”
In Part 2, Robert shares more about his process, inspiration and talks about his sacred and inspirational compositions. Let’s continue the conversation:
“‘Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom;
The light is made of many dyes,
The air is all perfume:
There’s crimson buds, and white and blue
The very rainbow showers,
Have turned to blossoms where they fell,
And sown the earth with flowers.”
— Thomas Hood
How’s your garden of songs? Here are some May offerings from the Digital Sheet Music store on watchfiremusic.com. Sow these titles and reap the beauty of Inspirational Music for your church and worship services! Happy Gardening!
Music Chose Him:
An Interview with
Inspirational Composer Greg Granoff
My interview with composer Greg Granoff kicks off a new part of Inspiratus.
It will be featuring interview/conversations with artists of all kinds.
The idea is to explore just how inspiration, creativity, and spirituality all play a role in the development, creation and reception of an artist’s work.
To continue with our conversation, Watchfire Music Composer Greg Granoff has spoken in depth about his approach to composition and his thoughts on creativity. Greg also mentioned his work in the Music Department at Humbolt State University. (more…)
There is a lady who spends her days in an incredible place on the planet. She lives at the foot of the Front Range in Colorado where she composes beautiful ballads, solo songs and choral pieces for her church and the world.
She writes lyrics that soar and offer expressions of gratitude, joy, devotion, inner reflection, comfort, worship and praise. Her music is inspired. Remarkably, this lady’s method of tithing to her church is to offer her music on the internet as free sheet music downloads. What a gift!
Sally Deford is a prolific composer of Christian Inspirational music that crosses over many religions. She is a member of the Mormon Church, yet much of her music lives and breathes in other church denominations as well. (more…)