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