Fifty-five Anthems Quotes
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