"Prepared by Marion J. Hatchett for The Standing Commission on Church Music".
Includes bibliographical references.
"Music should serve to set a tone, to convey texts, to highlight basic structures, to unify the congregation, to express the highest possible excellence. An appreciation of the proper relation of music and of other arts to the liturgy must be sought and developed if the Church is to resume a major role as patron of the arts". -- Intro., p. 16.
Contents divided into seven main sections: Introduction -- Part One: Musical Ministries -- Part Two: Hymns, Psalms, Service Music, Anthems, Instrumental Voluntaries -- Part Three: Educating and Inspiring the People -- Part Four: Planning Music for the Rites of the Book of Common Prayer -- Appendix I: The Book of Canticles / James H. Litton -- Appendix II: Check Lists for Planning Services -- Appendix III: Some Available Musical Settings of Eucharistic Rite Two (1979) / David Farr and Richard Proulx.
Episcopal Church. Standing Commission on Church Music