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Let all the people praise you

What is church music for?

Two underestimated apostles

The women at the Passion and Resurrection

Trying to understand the Scriptures : Emmaus

The Lord is my shepherd : why so many versions

Women’s voices in the Bible : few but worth listening to

What makes a good psalm Response?

Presents, gifts and Christmas

One woman’s voice : the Magnificat

Sheep are cute, but why are we ‘sheep’?

Love songs and lullabies (and some old films)

Clouds and darkness are his raiment

For us and for our salvation : inclusive language

When did you last see an angel?

Psalms of yearning, few but haunting

Animals in the Psalms

Music for your wedding : things worth considering

What about the organ, ‘the king of instruments’ ?

Musical instruments (for holy purposes)

What comes first, the rhythm or the melody?

One of the best song lyrics ever

Music for Holy Week (up to Saturday)

Music for Easter (Saturday Vigil and Easter Sunday)

Palm or Passion Sunday and its psalm(s)

The Gentle Guide to my Holy Week music

Come Holy Spirit : expressing the inexpressible

The bittersweetness of the Ascension

Waiting, hoping and trusting : the same but different

The trees of the Lord drink their fill (Psalm 103)

Psalm 91 (92) : horns, oxen, strength and honour

Alleluia! Gospel Acclamations Part I

Music for the Queen of Heaven : setting the Assumption psalms

The verse words : Gospel Acclamations Part 2

Jesus and women; or the Bible and Bechdel

Lent Gospel Acclamations, a User’s Guide

Psalm 87/88 : how do you sing about despair?

The stress of saying ‘I love you’

The perils of being a pedant

The Gentle Guide to my Christmas music

Advent hymns shouldn’t be penitential

Just how bleak was the midwinter?

How lovely is your dwelling place (not mine, at the moment)

I mneed a mnemonic for the New Testament

Helping us to help you : why lead sheets?

Lent Gospel Acclamations : an update

Pattern in the Lent psalms : Year C

Spring saints and their psalms : David, Patrick and Joseph

Celebrating the Annunciation

The Easter psalm (117/118) : the power of repetition

What’s the story in the Eastertide Sundays (Year C)?

A name of power : who was Melchisedek?

Making a song out of shouting for help : Psalm 39/40

Does size matter? The shortest psalm (116/117)

What is the purpose of a church choir?

The psalmist’s confidence (and Jesus’ sidelong look)

Does it actually mean me? : excluding language