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Looking for free anthems for church service online

   I've recently taken over as the music director at a small-medium sized Methodist Church.  The music library is extremely lacking, and doesn't contain much that hasn't been performed in the past year.  We definitely don't have the funds to fill out the library, so right now I'm looking for free music online, which I know there's a fair amount of.  So I'm looking for titles you've performed and liked and where to find them.  The choir is SATB and small, usually only 2 on a part, but they're strong singers and good readers.  I'm looking for a mix of things that are very easy, (something that would take good musicians about a half hour to learn) to things that are more complex but still appropriate for the number of singers I have.  
Thanks in advance!!!!!   
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on August 12, 2012 10:11am
We are doing a "Clean Out" of our extensive library at the Cathedral. Once we examine things, I would be more than happy to let you know what's there.
My boss, John Schaefer, would probably be more than happy to make the donation to you all! Since I'm on duty this week, I will check tomorrow and send you a personal message.
Is your church willing to provide you with Music/Book Allowance?
There's the Small Church Buidget Challenge. The question would be if they want to have some good things to sing, and increase the library, is there willingness to offer a Music Allowance?
The St James link is also wonderful, that you were given before. Not only are their pieces very singable and practical, but they are really lovely and and well-written! We use a lot of SJMP music at our Cathedral!
Desiree Hines

The Isabel Curdy Endowed Organ Scholar

Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Kansas City, MO

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