Church Music Resource Library

by Michael Ford last modified 18 Nov, 2010 02:09 AM

In the library at Sarum College in Salisbury, there is a church music resource library that has been growing over the last few years.

With funds from the Diocese and STETS, the library has been able to stock most new titles that have appeared in recent years with a wide range of music from Iona, Decani Music, Kevin Mayhew, Taizé, Church House Publishing, RSCM and many other publishers.

The facility to see a wide range of published music available for use in worship and to be able to hear recordings or play through music using headphones, now enables individuals or parish groups to make an informed choice with confidence. 

If you want to just browse the library, then this is free. If you want to borrow items from the library, you will need to be a paid-up member of the Sarum College Library.

Bringing the library to you!

Many people in parishes may feel that Salisbury is too far a distance to travel but would be interested in using the resource if it were brought to them.

Bookings to bring the CMRL to a Parish or Deanery meeting may be arranged through Robert Fielding. Phone 01722 741154 or write to The Library, Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury, Wilts SP1 2EE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY MATERIAL WHICH YOU THINK WOULD BE OF INTEREST TO OTHERS, PLEASE LET US HAVE A COPY FOR INCLUSION IN THE LIBRARY.

Equipment available:
 
  • CD player with headphones
  • MIDI disk player
  • Cassette tape player/recorder
  • Two practice organs and pianos.
  • Access to internet
Resources:
 
  • Sheet music
  • Worship Songs
  • Main books from Iona / Taizé
  • Common Worship material
  • Full range of new hymnals
  • Original compositions by ‘local’ musicians
  • Many collections of Psalms
  • CD’s/tapes partnering sheet music
  • Catalogues of music and equipment suppliers
  • GIA, the American publishers have continued to supply the library with regular postings of their publications free of charge.

John Lock Library

The John Lock Library is also housed at Sarum College and makes available to organists a wide variety of sheet music for loan.

 

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