The Name of Jesus by  Brian Flynn and Jeff Thomas: Copyright © 2011, Jeff Thomas Publishing (SESAC), used by permission, and World Library Publications.  All rights reserved.

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Click here to hear a sample of the studio recording of “The Name of Jesus”

Hey everyone, I’d like to introduce a new addition to Setting the Tone: From the Bench–a piano player’s perspective on leading music at Mass.

From the Bench will be a video series where I casually share how I look at music as a director leading from the piano, and what I’ve learned over the last 25 years being at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church in Marietta, GA.  I will share some ideas on how I approach various topics like:

– introducing new music to the assembly

– arranging a song for a band/praise band/contemporary ensemble

– arranging contemporary songs for large and small choirs

– cueing the singers/instrumentalists

…and much more!

I invite you to check out this first video, my first attempt!  I hope you find it helpful.