Spring Harvest - Spring Harvest Praise 2009: Perfect Sacrifice
STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 77991-BOK438 LABEL: SHM1265B FORMAT: Book Music/song book RELEASE DATE: 2009-04-24 RRP: £5.99
Reviewed by Doug Holland
The annual Spring Harvest songbook has been eagerly awaited by church music groups for many years, and the 2009 edition (subtitled Perfect Sacrifice) includes 73 songs new to this series amongst the 122 contained in total; included are the lyrics to all of the songs contained on the Spring Harvest 2009 new songs CD of the same name. The format for the book is well established now - spiral bound with each song presented with a simple melody and accompaniment line, a simple bass line and chord names (with capo suggestions where felt appropriate). Indexing is by song title and (where different) first lines, and additional sorting is presented by categories of Scripture and Thematic indices. A sprinkling of suggestions for spoken worship (indexed at the back of the book) fills in some of the gaps in the pages. There are short articles contributed by Tim Hughes (Without The Spirit), Graham Kendrick (Worship Is A Journey) and others which offer perspectives and guidance on the subject of worship and the leading of it. Three pages of illustrated guitar chords and several blank pages (Musician's Notepad) complete the content. As ever, the songs presented explore a wide variety of themes and subjects and (also as usual) the content includes many of the worship songs currently being sung in church.
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Spring Harvest's Praise 09/10 Music Book is the definitive new song resource for worship leaders and churches. It features some 120 songs, 70 of which are new for Spring Harvest 2009. Praise 09/10 meets the need of thousands of churches throughout the UK, with each song carefully selected for based on sound theology and singability, it is the principle source for introducing new songs.
Featuring music scores to all songs on the 09/10 New Songs double CD, this songbook is also packed with invaluable features such as:
- Scriptural, Thematic and Key index
- Spoken Worship
- Helpful tips pages
- PLUS: Online access to OHP masters and guitar chords