Which Way Are You Leaning?

John Carl Ylvisaker

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1992

Issue: Music in the Church (Vol. 12, No 3, Summer, 1992)

In my thirty years of traveling and working with Lutheran musicians, I’ve discovered that all church musicians can be divided into two groups, performists and hymnists—those who emphasize music groups in their churches and those who strive to develop solid participation from the whole congregation. I have met very few musicians who are well balanced in this area.

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