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sacred music

The Inside Voice

The Inside Voice: An Interview with Joseph Martin

August 27, 2015

Joseph Martin is one of the most influential composers in sacred music today. His music has graced countless congregations and led many to consider with awe the glory of creation. From a very young age, this was his mission. Martin grew up in North Carolina, the son of a minister and a church pianist. Music and faith blended together for him from the very beginning of his life.

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Announcing the Voices in Praise Music Conference

November 4, 2013

Join us for a two-day celebration of music and worship!  The VIP session is a special blend of praise and worship music, new music reading, and musical fellowship for choir directors.  We blend music from multiple publishers into a veritable festival that will introduce you and your choir to the many different styles of worship music.

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Directors' Toolbox

Worship Planning for the New Liturgical Year

October 30, 2013

The new liturgical year is fast approaching and church choirs across the nation are preparing for Advent and the Christmas season.  For choir directors, it is the most hectic time of the year and worship planning can be very difficult.  Finding the right music for your congregation can be difficult, but Pepper has the tools to help.

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From the Editors

The Celebration of Christ the King Sunday

September 30, 2013

With the end of the liturgical year approaching, so too is the oft misunderstood Feast of Christ the King.  Many Christian faiths celebrate this feast, including Catholics, Presbyterians, Anglicans, Episcopalians, Lutherans, and Methodists, but the origin and reasoning behind the celebration is not always well known among the congregations.

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The Changing Role of the Choir in Worship

April 8, 2013

In 1968, sacred music changed forever.  The “Jesus Movement” in Southern California gave birth to what would eventually become known as Contemporary Christian Music or CCM.  Until that time, most churches, regardless of denomination, had about the same musical offering:  an organ, maybe a piano, but definitely a choir.  After the emergence of CCM, things would never be that simple again.

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What about Advent?

November 30, 2012

Are you getting ready for Christmas, or are you getting ready for Advent?  Advent is the season of expectant waiting and anticipation that is celebrated by most Western Christian churches beginning the 4th Sunday before Christmas Day.

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A Worship Event

October 9, 2012
A Worship Event

When you work for a cutting-edge company like J.W. Pepper, you sometimes have to find new ways to reinvent the wheel.  We found ourselves thinking of this as we were planning a sacred event called Christmas in July.  We invited three of the best composers in the country:  Joe Martin, Randy Vader and Pepper Choplin.

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