Ep. 5: Bringing a Researcher's Mindset to Music Ministry, with Carrie Allen Tipton, and the 4 Sundays of Advent
Try This At Church: If your church serves alcohol at functions (like a Christmas choir party!), make sure there's something non-alcoholic that's equally festive to drink.
In the Field: The Four Weeks of Advent—have recurring themes! Crawford and I discuss what hymns fit which each Sunday's themes, including one that delighted my son in utero.
Interview: Dr. Carrie Allen Tipton is a musicologist who hosts the podcast Notes on Bach, sponsored by the Bach Society Houston. Notes on Bach is a monthly series of interviews with scholars and musicians who work with Baroque music and issues around music like theology. Today, we discuss the benefits of bringing a researcher's mindset to the ministry of church music.
Resources We Mention:
- This post on inner singing—where you sing along silently when you listen to a song.
- Way Over in Beulah Lan': Understanding the Performing the Negro Spiritual by André J. Thomas
- Contemporary Worship Music and Everyday Musical Lives by Mark Porter (check out our podcast episode with Mark)
- Reforming Music: Music and the Religious Reformations of the Sixteenth Century by Chiara Bertoglio
(a bass conga)
All the Advent Music We Mention:
- Canticle of Turning/My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout
- Comfort, Comfort, Ye My People
- Immaculate Mary
- Now the Green Blade Rises
- O Come, O Come Emmanuel
- On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry
- People Look East
- Soon and Very Soon
- Tell Out My Soul
- Wachet Auf/Sleepers Wake/Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying
- When Jesus Came to Jordan
- Alfred V. Fedak, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" from An Advent Christmas Suite
- Maurice Duruflé, Prelude, Adagio et Choral varie, sur le theme du Veni creator (Op. 4)
- Jean Demessieux, "Rorate caeli" from Twelve Choral Preludes on Gregorian Chant Themes
Listen to Episode 5
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