Singing in harmony has a rich history in the Church, as – for centuries – people’s varied voices have contributed to and blended into one rich hymn of praise. Sadly, in recent generations, the skill of participating in music has given way to “being audience to” music on radio, recording, or in performance.
If you’d like to help us re-learn the ancient tradition of singing in harmony, consider making use of this page. We’ll start simple, with a fairly easy piece – the Doxology – which is used at least a few times a year in varied settings of the Church’s life. Choose which part of “SATB” below is within your “range” (women’s voices are usually soprano and alto; men’s voices are usually tenor or bass). First, learn it by itself, then try to sing along with the 4-part recording at the bottom of the page. We’ll look forward to using this when we can all gather together again in one assembly!
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.