A NEW type of choral resource

There isn’t much that is more powerful and compelling than when we are able to gather together and have a shared experience. It is so incredible that we can come together and share our experience of worship! God has given us the gift of our voices, so we ought to use that gift to worship Him, together. 

 

Blended worship is the idea that everyone can come together and contribute to worship. It can be as small or as big as you want it, yet every individual taking part is bringing something special and unique to the mix. Even if you have a 2nd horn, 3 violins and a kazoo; God will honour that worship! Therefore, it makes complete sense that The Salvation Army provides opportunity to create moments of blended worship. Salvation Worship provides the opportunity for you to bring blended worship to your local setting. 

 

An exciting development of the Salvation Worship resource is that of new choral parts that are now available for FREE! 

Listen to UK Choir

Una Voce sing the

new choral

arrangement of

Let the Beauty of Jesus

Music Editorial in the United Kingdom & Ireland Territory have teamed up with MAGA to provide these arrangements which can be used either to complement everything else going on with your worship team, but also as stand-alone pieces. Already we’ve seen these arrangements being used at summer camps across the world. 

 

The whole point of this resource is so that you can shape it to what you need it to be. Not just instrumentation wise, but also with regards to the arrangement. For example, you could start a song with just the worship team and a voice, add in the brass band throughout verse 2 then bring in the songsters with loads of juicy harmonies for the final chorus. Here you are providing musical direction, and enhancing that shared experience not only for musicians, but also for the congregation. 

Listen to UK Choir

Una Voce sing the

new choral

arrangement of

Boundless Love

Choral charts are available in 3 versions for every song:

 

SATB: Full four-part harmony using soprano/alto/tenor/bass voices

SAT: Three-part harmony using soprano/alto/tenor voices

SSA: Three-part harmony using soprano 1/soprano 2/alto voices

The thing I love about blended worship is that it is a bridge building tool. Too often we see music groups within corps not getting along and not appreciating each other’s contributions. As soon as you throw this style of team building into the mix, you give people the chance to stop and notice the contributions made by other groups. You begin to chat about those shared experiences with Gary (made-up name) in the baritone section. Before you know it, blended worship has created an environment conducive to worship - one big community of God-loving musicians working together to further the Kingdom. 

Written by Karl Westwood

Music Editor

Music Editorial