Links! What kind of web site
would this be if there were no links?
Here are a few of my favorite sites - you've got to check them
Jeff Cranfill is a talented
young arranger with a knack for writing charts that make the average
church orchestra sound super. He has many great orchestrations
available. A listing of titles and instrumentation is available at
his site. He also has a good number of titles available from other
publishers as well, and a listing of these charts can be found on
Jeff Anderson is another
talented young arranger. Anderkamp Music publishes different kinds of
instrumental features, from brass quintet arrangements written for
the average "weekend warrior" who plays in church to solo charts for
1 melody instrument and piano/rhythm. Jericho Horns - 1, 2 and Christmas are 3 great collections of hymns arranged in
a swing style. Fun, fun, fun!
TCMR (The Church Music Report)
has a lot to offer - a monthly newsletter (by subscription) with
special offers on church music and other music ministry related
items. Owner Bill Rayborn also hots two super mailing lists: Church
Music, which talks about church music (mostly!) and Bill's Punch
Line, which is a daily dose of G-rated humor. Great stuff!
Coda Music Technology is the
company who created and maintains "Finale" - the standard for music
notation software. I've used Finale since October, 1988 - the first
week it was released. It's one of the only programs I know of that
continues to add useful features year after year. Check it out!
Do we need to say anything else? Camp is the premier
arranger/orchestrator in the church music world today, and he now has
his own web site.
Praise Charts publishes orchestrations for many, many contemporary
praise songs. Their new series by Dan Galbraith features
orchestrations from Integrity Music's iWorship project.