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Kentucky Baptist Convention Worship-Music Department
View the calendar of upcoming events; find information about KBC-sponsored musical programs and workshops; download articles, registration forms, and slideshows; browse suggested links and a bibliography of worship resources.
LifeWay Music and Worship
Suggested resources, archive of worship-related news and articles, links and downloads.
Southern Seminary’s Institute for Christian Worship
Find news about upcoming lectures and special worship-related events, listen to and view notes from past lectures, and more.
Worship Quote of the Week
Subscribe to and/or view the index of weekly emails with food for thought on “a Christian view of worship or prayer,” brought to you by Professor Carl Stam of the SBTS Institute for Christian Worship.
Worship Resource Center
Features include a newsletter, forum, FAQ’s, all kinds of worship-related links, and an information database for over 3,000 Christian worship songs! Part of network.
Worship Together
Sign up for free membership and enjoy weekly free interactive sheet music downloads, email newsletters, interviews with worship leaders, and more.

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selected library holdings – current periodicals

Contemporary Christian Music. [Laguna Hills, CA, etc., CCM Publications, etc.], 1986-. C767echmu

Creator. Wichita, KS: Creative Church Music Society, (1978-).C86atxo

EthnoDoxology. Dallas, TX: Artists in Christian Testimony, 2002-.Et38nod

Let There Be Praise: New Songs for Praise & Worship. Nashville, TN: LifeWay Christian Resources, Southern Baptist Convention, c1996-. L567ath; [sound recording: CD SERIALS L567ath and Mca SERIALS L567ath]

Let’s Worship. Nashville, TN: Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, c1997-. L568sw

Pastoral Music. [Washington]: National Association of Pastoral Musicians, 1976-.P268mu

Reformed Worship. Grand Rapids, MI: CRC Publications, 1986-.R259rw

The Singing News Magazine. Pensacola, FL: The Singing News, 1983-.Si64ginm

Technologies for Worship. Aurora, ONT.: TWM, [2000]-.T226of

Worship Leader. Nashville, TN: CCM Communications. W898shle

Worship: Resources for the Church Musician. Nashville, TN: Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1990-. W898shr

selected library holdings – books, scores, and audiovisuals by topic

To browse the shelves by call numbers:

Sacred vocal scores – M 2110 forward

Gospel song books – 783.7 and M 2198

Hymnals – 783.9


Bradshaw, Paul, ed. The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship. Louisville, KY: John Knox Press, 2002. 264.003.N42sw

Buszin, Walter. A Bibliography on Music and the Church. New York: National Council of Churches of Christ, 1958. Ref 016.783.N213b

Carroll, J. Robert. Compendium of Liturgical Music Terms. Toledo, OH: Gregorian Institute of America, 1964. 783.0262.C236c

Davidson, James Robert. A Dictionary of Protestant Church Music. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1975. 783.026.D283d

Davies, J. G., ed. The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1986. Ref 264.003.D561Lwn

Encyclopedia of Southern Baptists. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1958-82. 286.132.En19o

Encyclopédie des Musiques Sacrées. Publiée sous la Direction de Jacques Porte. Paris: Éditions Labergerie, [1968-70]. 783.03.En19m 4 vols.

Hughes, Dom Anselm. Liturgical Terms for Music Students. Boston: McLaughlin & Reilly, 1972. Ref 783.026.H874L

Jackson, Irene V. Afro-American Religious Music: A Bibliography and Catalogue of Gospel Music. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1979. Ref 016.784756.J134a

Key Words in Church Music: Definition Essays on Concepts, Practices, and Movements of Thought in Church Music. Edited by Carl Schalk. St. Louis: Concordia Pub. House, c1978. Ref 016.783026.K52w

Poultney, David. Dictionary of Western Church Music. Chicago: American Library Association, c1991. 783.02603.P864d

Powell, Mark Allan. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson, 2002. Ref 016.783026.P871e

Stubbings, George Wilfred, 1887-. A Dictionary of Church Music. New York: Philosophical Library, [1950]. 783.03.St93d 1950

von Ende, Richard Chaffey. Church Music: An International Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1980. Ref 016.783.V894c

Webber, Robert, ed. Complete Library of Christian Worship. 7 vols. Nashville, TN: StarSong Publishing Group, 1993. 264.C738L

Yeats-Edwards, Paul H. English Church Music: A Bibliography. London: White Lion, 1975. Ref 016.7830942.Y34e

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liturgical aids and resource lists

Abingdon Worship Annual: Contemporary and Traditional Resources for Worship Leaders. Nashville: Abingdon Press, c2003-. 264.Ab58w vols

Bobb, Barry L. and Hans Boehringer, prep. Proclaim: A Guide for Planning Liturgy and Music. Series A-C. Saint Louis: Concordia, 1986. Ref 016.78302641.P942g

The Christian Music Directories. Formerly titled The Music Locator.] San Jose, CA: Resource Publications, 1995. Ref 016.783.026.C462p 1995/96

The Christian Music Finder. [CD-ROM] San Jose, CA: Resource Publications, Inc., 2004. MSL CIRC. DESK 016.783026.C462m CD-ROM

Flather, Doug and Tami. The Praise and Worship Team Instant Tune-Up. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002.

Hatchett, Marion J. A Guide to the Practice of Church Music. New York: Church Hymnal Corp., 1989. Ref 016.7830263.H283g

Hunnicutt, Judy. Index of Biblical Characters in Hymns. Fort Worth: Hymn Society of America, ca. 1986-88. Ref 016.7839.H899i

Kortier, Judith A. Hymn Lists for the Church Year. Cycles A-C, Revised Common Lectionary. Lima, Ohio: Fairway Press, 1998. 016.7839.K845h CYCLE A, B, C

Laster, James. Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1996. Ref 016.7834.L339c 1996

Laster, James. Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order. Supplement. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002. 016.7834.L339c SUPPL. 2002

Laster, James H. and Diana Reed Strommen. Catalogue of Vocal Solos and Duets Arranged in Biblical Order. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Ref 016.78367.L339c 2003

Lawrence, Anthony. The Psalm Locator: Where to Find Songs Based on the Psalter. New Ed. San Jose: Resource Publications, [1986]. Ref 016.7834.P958-l 1986

Ray, James D., comp. The Chorus Reference Manual: An Index of 1800 Choruses and Praise Songs. North Charleston, SC: SoftRay Resources, 1991. Ref 016.7839.R212 c1991

Siewert, Alison, ed. … [et al.]. Worship Team Handbook. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, c1998. 264.Ur1w

Spencer, Donald A. Hymn and Scripture Selection Guide. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1993. Ref 016.2642.Sp33h, 1993

Welles, Joan. Soloists’ Guide to Selecting Sacred Solos. Indianapolis: Joan Welles, 1985. Ref 016.78367.W459s

Wenk, Arthur. Musical Resources for the Revised Common Lectionary. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow, 1994. Ref 016.78302641.W486m

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philosophy and theology

Berglund, Robert D. A Philosophy of Church Music. 2nd ed. Chicago: Moody Press, 1985. 783.026.B454p

Best, Harold M. The Arts in Worship: Can’t Art Just Be Art? [Louisville, KY: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary], 2003. [sound recording] CA 15279 and CD 139; [videorecording] VT 6817-6818 S-VHS and VHS

Best, Harold M. Mentoring Musical Quality and Excellence in the Church. [Louisville, KY: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary], 1997. [sound recording] CA 13498

Best, Harold M. Music Through the Eyes of Faith. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco, c1993. 246.7.B464m

Best, Harold M. Theology, Music, Seekers and Sensitivity: Creative Diversity, Authenticity and Excellence. [Louisville, KY: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary], 1995. [sound recording] MCa 4091-4092; [videorecording] VT 4361-4362

Best, Harold M. Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspectives on Worship and the Arts. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, c2003. 264.B464u

Best, Harold M. When Is Worship, Worship? Chapel address, Oct. 17, 1995. [Louisville, KY: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary], 1995. [sound recording] CA 12510; [videorecording] VT 4353 [U-MATIC]

City on a Hill: Reflections on Our Spiritual Journeys. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, c2000. 927.84.C498o

Frame, John M. Contemporary Worship Music: A Biblical Defense. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Pub., c1997. 264.2.F843c

Furr, Gary and Milburn Price. The Dialogue of Worship: Creating Space for Revelation and Response. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 1998. 264.F982d

Hughes, Edwin Holt, Robert G. McCutchan, Peter Christian Lutkin [and others]. Worship in Music. New York: The Abingdon Press, [c1929]. 783.08.W898i

Hustad, Donald P. Church Music and Worship in Crisis. [Louisville, KY: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary], 2003. [sound recording] CA 15253 [videorecording] VT 6782 [VHS]

Hustad, Donald P. True Worship: Reclaiming the Wonder and Majesty. Wheaton, IL: H. Shaw Publishers, 1998. 264.2.H968t

Hustad, Donald P. Worshipping the God of Creation and the Redemption. Parts I & II. [Louisville, KY: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary], 2003. [sound recording] CA 15254-15255; [videorecording] 6784 and 6786 [VHS]

Johansson, Calvin M. Discipling Music Ministry: Twenty-First Century Directions. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1992. 783.026.J599d

Liesch, Barry Wayne. The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, c2001. 264.2.L625n 2001

Lutkin, Peter Christian. Music in the Church. Milwaukee: The Young Churchman Company, 1910. 264.2.L977m

Mitchell, Robert H. Ministry and Music. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1978. 264.2.M695m

On the State of Church Music. [continuing series] Jefferson City, TN: Center for Church Music, Carson-Newman College, 1993-. 783.026.On1s

Westermeyer, Paul. The Church Musician. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, c1997. 783.026.W525c 1997

Zahl, Paul, … [et al.]. Exploring the Worship Spectrum: 6 Views. Paul A. Basden, general editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, c2004. 264.2.Ex74t

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worship styles and history

Blume, Friedrich. Protestant Church Music: A History. New York: W. W. Norton, [1974]. 783.026.B625p

Dawn, Marva J. [Music and Worship]. [Fort Worth, TX]: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999. [sound recording] CD 146-153

Dawn, Marva J. [Music and Worship]. [Fort Worth, TX]: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003. [videorecording] VT 6825-6832 VHS

Ellinwood, Leonard Webster. The History of American Church Music. New York: Morehouse-Gorham Co., 1953. 783.0260973.EL-56h

Fellerer, Karl Gustav. The History of Catholic Church Music. Translated by Francis A. Brunner. Baltimore, MD: Helicon Press, 1961. 783.0262.F336gEb

Hinson, Maurice. The Church and Musical Expression. Louisville, KY: Review and Expositor, c1972. 783.026.R325c

Hustad, Donald P. Blending Traditional and Contemporary Music in Worship: Panel Discussion / Don Hustad, Kevin Landgrave, Robert Wagoner. [Louisville, KY: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary], 1997. [sound recording] MCa 4386; [videorecording] VT 4821-4822 [U-MATIC]

Hustad, Donald P. Creative Approaches to Worship. Louisville, KY: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984. [sound recording] CA 6542-6543

Hustad, Donald P. Jubilate II: Church Music in Worship and Renewal. Carol Stream , IL: Hope Publishing Co., 1993. 783.026.H968j 1993

Hustad, Donald P. Psalms for the Whole Church. Louisville, KY: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1985. [sound recording] MCa 1945

Hustad, Donald P. Worship Revolution. Classroom lecture, Mar. 10, 1998 (for Phillip Landgrave). [Louisville, KY: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary], 1998. [videorecording] VT 6616 VHS

Joncas, Jan Michael. From Sacred Song to Ritual Music. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, c1997. 264.0202.J698f

Lovelace, Austin C. and William Rice. Music and Worship in the Church. Rev. and enlarged ed. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, [c1976]. 783.L942m 1976

Miller, Steve. The Contemporary Christian Music Debate. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, c1993. 783.026.M618c

Routley, Erik. Twentieth Century Church Music. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1964. 783.0904.R765t 1964A

Sacred Sound and Social Change: Liturgical Music in Jewish and Christian Experience. Edited by Lawrence A. Hoffman and Janet R. Walton. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, c1992. 783.2.Sa14s

Westermeyer, Paul. Te Deum: The Church and Music. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, c1998. 783.026.W525t

Wilson-Dickson, Andrew. The Story of Christian Music: from Gregorian Chant to Black Gospel. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1996. 783.026.W692s 1996