"Here, in one volume, is the primary comprehensive planning resource for musicians, clergy, and other liturgists using the Revised Common Lectionary in the Episcopal Church. [This book] is a completely new guide for selecting music, whether for the congregation or choir, to support the themes of each Sunday liturgy and Holy Day in the RCL calendar for Year A." -- back cover.
"This lectionary (RCL) will replace the lectionary in The Book of Common Prayer beginning Advent 2007 and is required for use in the Episcopal Church by Advent 2010". -- p. 3.
"In many ways, the present guide is a successor to the weekly Eucharistic listings of 'A Liturgical Index to The Hymnal 1982' compiled by Marion J. Hatchett (CPI, 1986), which has helpfully informed what is presented here". -- p. 4.
Contents: The Revised Common Lectionary -- An Introduction to the Hymns / Carl P. Daw, Jr. -- An Introduction to the Choral Anthems and Vocal Solos / Thomas Pavlechko -- Sources -- Composers of Multiple Chorale, Hymn-Based and Chant-Based Preludes -- Collections of Chorale Preludes for Organ -- Tables -- [Listing Arranged by Church Year].