Item description for Worship Feast: Taize Songbook: Songs from the Taize Community by Jennifer A. Youngman & B. Shell...
Overview Worship Feast Taize resources provide tools for youth and youth workers who want to experience worship services in the unique tradition of Taizé, but don't know how to get started.
Christians all over the world are catching on to the ancient monastic Taize style worship. Worship services in the spirit of Taize are contemplative in nature and include meditations, repetitive singing, Scripture readings, prayers, and extended periods of silence.
SERVE A NEW MIXED MENU OF WORSHIP
Worship Feast Taize Songbook: A Unique Menu of Songs in the Taize Tradition
Serve a multi-sensory worship experience to your youth, mixing a cornucopia of ancient contemplative rituals with modern elements. Engage them with a mix of group participation, silent meditation, and sacred symbolism. Move them with a recipe of ancient chants and contemporary Christian rock.
The Worship Feast Taize Songbook was specifically designed as a companion piece for use with Worship Feast: Complete Services in the Spirit of Taize. The songbook includes 15 popular and easy-to-sing Taize songs that will lead youth and youth workers to a deeper prayer experience. Melody lines and simple chords for guitars or keyboards make this a very approachable and easy-to-use resource, even if you are new to Taize music. With the Worship Feast Taize Songbook, anyone can offer an authentic Taize experience to their youth. Nowhere else will you find this collection of 15 Taize favorites. You will want a songbook for everyone in your group. Worship Feast Taize resources provide tools for youth and youth workers who want to experience worship services in the unique tradition of Taize, but don't know how to get started. Christians all over the world are catching on to the ancient monastic Taize style worship. Worship services in the spirit of Taize are contemplative in nature and include meditations, repetitive singing, Scripture readings, prayers, and extended periods of silence. In other Worship Feast resources, you can find a mix of monastic-style meditation rituals, along with modern visuals on slides, formal ceremonies, candles, oil lamps & incense, medieval chants mixed with a hip-hop beat, ambient music with contemplative silence, and unison group recital readings. Worship Feast was especially designed for youth workers and pastors who want to reach young people in their worship services by taking the sacred traditions of the worshiping church and blending them with current experiences. Serve your youth a worship menu that leaves them inspired and full. Worship Feast Taize Services with Split Track CD: 20 Complete Services in the Spirit of Taize sold separately ISBN # 9780687741915
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.04" Width: 8.98" Height: 0.08" Weight: 0.12 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2004
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Series Classical Praise
ISBN 0687739322 ISBN13 9780687739325
Availability 0 units.
More About Jennifer A. Youngman & B. Shell
Youngman is a development editor of youth resources for The United Methodist Publishing House.
Jennifer A. Youngman currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about Worship Feast Taize Songbook: Songs from the Taize Community?
Nice but small Jan 12, 2007
Nice songs from Taize, but the book is very small. I thought there would be more songs.
Peaceful services Feb 22, 2005
Taize style music is very popular among college-age worshippers today, and our Centre for University Ministry regularly offers Taize services. The hallmarks of Taize services are simplicity, peaceful spirituality, and music based upon the chant styles of the Taize monastery in France. Founded in the aftermath of the second World War, Taize is dedicated to peace and ecumenical action.
Taize music is both simple and sophisticated. Brother Roger, founder of Taize, seeks to add a prayerful element to music, and a musical element to prayer, believing firmly in the old dictum, 'those who sing, pray twice'.
The songs in this collection include melody lines for singers and chords for guitar or keyboard accompaniment. There is a CD that is available separately that will enhance the experience for groups, as well as serve as a guide for those who want to practice or sing on their own.
While many Taize chant tunes are adaptable to be sung in multiple parts, this book only has the primary melody line, without harmonic parts included. What is included, however, is alternate translations for many of the tunes. Some are presented in French, some in Spanish, and some in Latin. The Latin is not due to Catholic influence as much as it a shared language among many people's linguistic heritage while no longer being anyone's first language.
This small book is a rich expression, wonderfully presented.