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34.3—May/June, 2021

A Hymn for His Courts

"Pleasant Are Thy Courts Above" by Henry Francis Lyte (1834

by Anthony Esolen

34.3—May/June, 2021

Inspired with Godly Mirth

Handel's Chandos Anthems

by Ken Myers

34.2—March/April, 2021

Renewing Our Inheritance

Bach's St. John Passion by the Bach Collegium Japan

by Ken Myers

33.5—September/October, 2020

With a Merry Noise

Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

by Ken Myers

33.4—July/August, 2020

Cantor of Seville

Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)

by Ken Myers

33.3—May/June, 2020

Consolation in Death

Bach's Cantata BWV 106, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbesteZeit (God's time is the very best time)

by Ken Myers

33.2—March/April, 2020

With Mary & a Cloud of Witnesses

Reflecting on Songs for Holy Week

by Ken Myers

33.1—January/February, 2020

More on Music

by Kathie Johnson

33.1—January/February, 2020

Master of Majesty & Lament

On the Work and Legacy of Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

by Ken Myers

33.1—January/February, 2020

Godward Bound

by Anthony Esolen

32.6—November/December, 2019

A Methodist Youth

Christian Faith & Formation in Rural Alabama

by Maclin Horton

32.5—September/October, 2019

Charles Villiers Stanford's Gifts

Ancient Hymns Re-imagined by a Beloved Irish Composer

by Ken Myers

32.4—July/August, 2019

His Sweet Name

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

by Anthony Esolen

32.4—July/August, 2019

Not Just a One-Hit Wonder

Hans Leo Hassler's Musical Corpus Communicates the "Divine Dance"

by Ken Myers

32.3—May/June, 2019

A Recovered Beauty

John Sheppard, Lost Music of the Sixteenth Century, and Love Made Audible

by Ken Myers

32.3—May/June, 2019

Light of Light

The Liturgy of the Hours

by Anthony Esolen

32.2—March/April, 2019

The Depths of Solemn Grandeur

Worship is a Discipline that Demands a Well of Aesthetic Resource

by Ken Myers

32.2—March/April, 2019

Voices Uplifted

The Spiritual & Sacramental Choir of the Body of Christ

by Christopher Hoyt

32.2—March/April, 2019

Hymns Ascending

See, the Lord Ascends in Triumph

by Anthony Esolen

31.6—November/December, 2018

Ancient Maranatha Music

Three Cantatas for Thoughtful Advent Reflection

by Ken Myers

31.5—September/October, 2018

The Wedding Guest

O Father All Creating

by Anthony Esolen

31.5—September/October, 2018

Affective Devotion

on Church Music as Facilitating Worship

by James A. Altena

31.5—September/October, 2018

The Beauty of Many as One

Musical Counterpoint as an Analogy to the Trinitarian Life

by Ken Myers

31.3—May/June, 2018

Festal Joy

This Is the Hour of Banquet and of Song

by Anthony Esolen

31.3—May/June, 2018

Musical Chains of Gold

Music is More Than Pleasurable Sound—It Points Us to a Deeper Order

by Ken Myers

31.2—March/April, 2018

The Work of the Bee

Musical Borrowings & Trinitarian Echoes

by Christopher Hoyt

31.1—January/February, 2018

The First Blood

Victis sibi cognomina

by Anthony Esolen

31.1—January/February, 2018

A Melodious Life

How Polyphony & the Cantus Firmus Can Illuminate Integrity

by Lauris C. Kaldjian

31.1—January/February, 2018

At Play in the House of the Lord

The Spiritual Qualities of Mozart

by Ken Myers

30.6—Nov/Dec, 2017

What Was Done Before

by Anthony Esolen

30.6—Nov/Dec, 2017

Taught by Melodious Sonnets

Familiar Christmas Hymns and More from Ralph Vaughan Williams—"Christian Agnostic"

by Ken Myers

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The God of Princes

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32.2—March/April 2019

What Gives?

on Properly Rendering Things to Caesar & to God by Peter J. Leithart

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