The Concordia Organist: Now Available
The Concordia Organist has been published and is now available for purchase. In two versions: as a 31 CD collection, and as an add-on subscription based option for the Lutheran Service Builder software. While the primary aim of the collection is to provide help to congregations that do not have competent organists, the uses of this resource go well beyond simply that situation: Imagine, if you will, what a joy and blessing it will be for shut-in visits, nursing homes, and smaller group settings, to have beautiful organ accompaniment for such occasions, etc.
Here is the official “word” on the resource.
10.28.2009 – Saint Louis, MO—Concordia Publishing House (CPH) announces the release of the Concordia Organist, a 31-CD set that includes accompaniment for every hymn in the Lutheran Service Book hymnal.
CPH developed the resource in response to the need expressed by many congregations for music to accompany worship, in a variety of settings. “As a small congregation, we have struggled to find accompanists for our worship services,” said Rev. Wayne King of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Belgium, Wis. “There are many times that we just sing without one.”
Congregations of all sizes are set to benefit from the substantial new product, that engaged some of the best musicians in the church to provide masterful tracks for the hymns included.
“This superb organ music is a useful tool for congregations of all sizes that need accompaniment for worship, in a chapel or small group setting, or for visitation with shut-ins,” said Peter Reske, Managing Editor of Music/Worship. “Whatever the setting, people will appreciate the versatility of the Concordia Organist.”
The CDs feature organists Paul Grime, Kevin Hildebrand, and Richard Resch, playing the Schlicker organ in Kramer Chapel at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Regularly priced at $699, the Concordia Organist is now available at the introductory price of $499. The product will also be available as an add-on subscription to Lutheran Service Builder customers and will go live this week. Builder users will have access to the contents for a flat-rate annual fee of $200. They will able to have a customized audio track for their entire service prepared automatically, and a CD burned.
“Music adds so much to our worship, but musicians can be hard to find,” said Gretchen Jameson, who handles publicity for the company. “Now, churches will have the opportunity to have beautiful organ music at their fingertips whenever they need it.”
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The Concordia Organist
Item Number: 99-2264
Availability: In Stock
Instrumentation: Recorded Organ