Possibly the least expensive and most useful resource available is a chat with another church musician! Social interaction with a colleague is invariably helpful, informative and stimulating. Church musicians should share their experiences more regularly. Start now by putting a call through!
Simple Music for Organ
The publisher, Kevin Mayhew, www.kevinmayhew.com has a comprehensive stock of simple organ and choir music. Much of the organ music is for manuals only.
The New Revised CD Version
Bishop Edward Darling’s Lectionary Hymn guide in CD format. €22.50 Produced by the Recorded Church Music Committee of the Church of Ireland. Suggested Hymns from the Church Hymnal Fifth Edition for use with the Revised Common Lectionary.
CMQ (Church Music Quarterly)
This is the journal of the Royal School of Church Music, and it contains a wealth of material of interest to the church musician — news items, articles on organs and choral music, photographs, letters, reviews of new music and CDs and lots of advertising material of relevance and interest. Details from the RSCM www.rscm.com
This is a quarterly journal published by Musical Opinion Ltd. It contains articles about organs (obviously!), organists, organ events, festivals and courses, reviews of organ music and recordings, lots of photographs and advertisements. www.theorganmag.com/
This is a 100-page quarterly journal published by the IAO (Incorporated Association of Organists) in the UK. It contains a wealth of interesting articles about organs and organists of note, organ mechanisms, organ events, advertisements, interesting correspondence, reviews of books, organ music and recordings. Much of it is in colour and and it is fully illustrated. www.organistsreview.com
Choir & Organ
This 72-page journal, published bi-monthly, contains articles about performers and composers, descriptions of organs and how they work, interesting correspondence, advertisements, and reviews of music and CDs. www.choirandorgan.com