Sunday, December 21, 2003
Singing the Living Tradition II.
This just in:
The Unitarian Universalist Association is producing a new supplement to its current hymnal, "Singing The Living Tradition" . . .
In the fall of 2003, UUA President Bill Sinkford appointed a task force of six UUMN members to create a new congregational hymn resource. This task force is currently seeking submissions for our new resource. The following elements have been identified by the Task Force as the general needs for the supplement: Fresh hymns, chants or songs that enliven worship; music for marking the seasons in the lives of our congregations.
This general description includes many types of music in genres including but not limited to: jazz, folk, pop, spirituals, gospel, praise songs, call-and-response, chants, rounds and traditional hymns. Topics should be UU-appropriate, and can be representative of one of the many areas of our devotional life. The task force is especially interested in materials highlighting the spirituality of the BGLT community, earth-centered and non-Western theologies, both male and female spirituality, and the music of cultures traditionally under-represented in our communities. Also of interest is music for liturgical celebrations such as Water and Flower Communion services, Weddings, Funerals, Ordinations, RE [religious education] events, Youth services, and the annual Canvass.
I'll be revising a few of my hymns for this project. If you or someone you know has a gift for congregational song, I hope you'll participate, too. Weirdly, this project was announced on December 19, and the deadline for submissions is February 2, so there's no time to delay.
Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 21 December 2003 at 1:12 PM