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Alice Parker's Melodious Accord Hymnal

Alice Parker's Melodious Accord Hymnal

This Hymnal contains 150 tunes composed and/or set by Alice Parker. Many are her own settings of texts ranging from Biblical texts to contemporary poets. Intended for 'choirs and adventurous congregations,' the hymns include many titles familiar to those who have sung them in Parker-Shaw arrangements. There are historical, geographical, stylistic and mood indices as well as first-line and tune-name listings. For 3 or more copies we will have to charge additional shipping. Please contact store@melodiousaccord.org directly to place your order and get shipping informtion.
$15.00

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Alice Parker's Melodious Accord Hymnal Sampler

Alice Parker's Melodious Accord Hymnal Sampler

A selection of 30 hymns from the Melodious Accord Hymnal by Alice Parker. This collection previews the range and style of hymns presented in the full hymnal. Music and poetry come first in the hymnal...the past is honored with 19th c. American shape-note tunes and the present with poems and music from living writers. An extensive preface and guide to use of the hymnal are intended to help the singer perform the music well.
$5.00

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Melodious Accord: good singing in church

Melodious Accord: good singing in church

Melodious Accord: good singing in church is "the best effort to capture in print what Alice Parker has to teach us about taking song from the page and the stage and amplifiers and putting it right where it belongs--on every tongue." (GIA) It expresses Alice's philosophy about congregational singing in language that both musicians and congregational singers can understand.
$7.95

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The Answering Voice The Beginnings of Counterpoint

The Answering Voice The Beginnings of Counterpoint

The Answering Voice opens our ears and voices to a new way of understanding counterpoint. Drawing on fifty years of teaching and composing, Alice Parker envisions a theory or composition class where everyone sings. The evoked improvisation from melodies provide the foundation for arrangements. Composers, conductors, singers, instrumentalists, teachers and students at all levels will be challenged and rewarded by this sound-based approach to theory. For 3 or more copies we will have to charge additional shipping. Please contact store@melodiousaccord.org directly to place your order and get...
$21.95

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The Anatomy of Melody

The Anatomy of Melody

The fruit of Alice Parker's many years of teaching, The Anatomy of Melody suggests a new way of listening, analyzing, performing and appreciating music, based on the single line that each one of us can sing. It forms the basis of her own composing, arranging and teaching, and would be an excellent basic textbook for theory, appreciation, composition, music education and general music classes.
$26.95

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Reflections on Song: My Musical World

Reflections on Song: My Musical World

Reflections on Song: My Musical World is a collection of Alice Parker's thoughtful and thought-provoking editorials from the Melodious Accord Newsletter 1985-2005.
$15.00

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The View from Here: Living in Hawley

The View from Here: Living in Hawley

The View from Here: Living in Hawley presents Alice Parker's observations on life, nature and weather at her home in this rural community in the hills of Western Massachusetts.
$10.00

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Alice Parker's Hand-Me-Down Songs

Alice Parker's Hand-Me-Down Songs

Thirty five delightful songs that every child and family should know and sing together. Edited by James Heiks with charming illustrations by Thomas B. Allen and an introduction by Alice Parker. (See our recordings for the companion CD.)
$6.00

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Folksong Transformations

Folksong Transformations

Folksong Transformations. Singing and Responding to Folksongs: A Primer for Improvisation is described by Alice as a companion volume to Creative Hymn Singing, this one based on secular songs. These tunes are the ones she has used over and over in her 'Folksong SINGS', and should be in the repertoire of all song lovers.
$6.95

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Creative Hymn Singing

Creative Hymn Singing

Creative Hymn Singing. An Alice Parker Hymn SING is an introduction to the history of the rich musical heritage to be found in hymns. Creative Hymn Singing is a brief introduction to finding the style and sound of hymns from different historical periods.
$6.95

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