The Anthem In Worship

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

Anthems sung by choirs and soloists have a long history in Christian worship. Many of the world's finest composers have written anthems for use in worship. Yet the best anthems are those which unite such musical genius with concern for the text that is sung and the function of the anthem in the context of the entire worship service.

Choral music is used in worship by choirs of all sizes and in almost all denominations. Many churches have a long-standing tradition of thoughtfully prepared...


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