Informality and Music in Worship - An organist’s view

David A Stewart

The author reflects on poorly prepared worship, the lack of silence, conversational language, background noise during organ voluntaries, and the need to know what hymns are to be sung at the upcoming service in time to prepare them. In particular, a plea is made, when contemporary songs and choruses are used, to pay more attention to the quality of both words and music. We often insult the intelligence of young people by our choices.

Volume 03 Winter 1982, p16