More about Fifty-five Anthems for the Small Church Choir

Here are more comments about the Amidons’ “Fifty-five Anthems for the Small Church Choir”.

…Peter’s work is artistry at the highest level: not only a gift to singers in a wide variety of settings, but also a model worthy of study by songwriters and composers in any tradition.
-Mark Simos, Songwriter; Associate Professor, Songwriting, Berklee College of Music Author of Songwriting Strategies: A 360º Approach (Berklee Press, Hal Leonard, 2014).

I can’t express to you how moved I am by these songs and arrangements. They are astoundingly beautiful and expressive.
-Kathy Gross, Choir Director, Maple Street Congregational Church, Danvers, Massachusetts

…simply stunning! There is something so deeply truthful that resonates from your work. Our choir loves singing your arrangements, and they become better listening singers in the process.
-Carol Ann Elze-Sussdorff, Music Director, Queensbury (NY) United Methodist Church

These anthems are beautifully written, easy to sing, and favorites of my church choir. There is a great variety of music here, and the selections can be used during many liturgical seasons throughout the year. I highly recommend this book.
-Tom Michalek, Chancel Choir Director, First United Methodist Church, Hastings, Nebraska.

A wonderful collection of early American to modern folk hymns and a true gift to the small church choir.
-Maggi Tucker, Minister of Music Emerita, First Congregational Church of Houston Texas UCC, choral composer, music editor of the hymnal “Hymns of Truth and Light”.

The songs are ideal for developing high school choruses.  The harmonies are logical, but full of surprises.  This makes the songs fun to sing, and there are many opportunities to take advantage of good teaching points.   They are treasures, both musically and instructionally.
– Marty Sorrell Lacasse, Stowe Vermonts High School Choral Director

Your music is really the mainstay of my adult choir.  I never know who will show up, and your works are so singable, that we can always sing successfully, no matter what.
-Chris Patrick – Choir Director: Bellevue Reformed Church, Schenectacy, New York

These anthems are beautifully written, easy to sing, and favorites of my church choir. I highly recommend this book! (Fifty-five Anthems)
-Tom Michalek, Chancel Choir Director, First United Methodist Church, Hastings, Nebraska

Here is a list of churches and other institutions that have purchased multiple copies of  “Fifty-five Anthems for the Small Church Choir” so that each singer can have their own copy:

Christ Church Presbyterian – Shelburne VT

Beavercreek Church of the Brethren – Beavercreek OH

Northminster United Church – Calgary Alberta CANADA

Queensbury United Methodist Church – Queensbury NY

Bethlehem Lutheran Church – Wahoo NE

Maple Street Congregational Church UCC – Danvers MA

Winthrop Congregational Church – Winthrop ME

Northcross United Methodist Church – Mandeville LA

Northside Presbyterian Church – Blacksburg VA

Stowe High School – Stowe VT

Church of Universal Fellowship – Orono ME

Wesley United Methodist Church – Eugene OR

First United Methodist Church – Hastings NE

Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor – Boothbay Harbor ME

First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego – San Diego CA

United Church of Christ, Boxboro MA – Boxborough MA

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara CA

Kensington Congregational Church, UCC – Kensington CT

Trinity Congregational Church, UCC – Weaverville CA

First Congregational United Church of Christ – Grand Marais MN

Springville Presbyterian Church – Springville AL

Chester Congregational & Baptist Church – Chester NH

Hospice of Cabarrus County – Kannapolis NC

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