Somebody's Got My Hymnal
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About "Somebody's Got My Hymnal"
You have completed the choir warm-up prior to the worship service when you hear these dreaded words from a choir member, "Somebody's got my hymnal!" John Yarrington has experienced this and more in his years of experience as a church musician. This intriguing book features chapters that will inform and entertain you, such as "I've Got the Blue Jean Blues," "I Come to the Garden... Alone," and "I Dance...They Play." In "Somebody's Got My Hymnal, John Yarrington shows that the art of church music and directing a choir should he taken very seriously, but does so with much-needed comic relief. He tackles score presentation, conducting, interpersonal relationships in church music, and choral technique. He challenges church musicians to strive for their spiritual and musical best. John shares many humorous anecdotes from his experiences as church musician and clinician. You will find jokes, quotes, and stories throughout the book.
Meet the Artist
DR. JOHN YARRINGTON currently serves as Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Houston Baptist University. A well-known clinician and workshop leader, he is nationally recognized for his passion for church music and for his humor. A