Designing The Organ For Leading Congregational Song

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The primary purpose of the church organ is to lead and accompany congregational singing. This article argues that the highest priority in organ design and construction in churches should not be to produce an impressive organ for recitals, but rather to construct an organ to meet the unique needs of congregational singing.

The organ is not placed in church for recitals, nice as they may be. The organ is not placed in church as a tourist attraction, although some wonderful instruments have...


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