In addition to our formal portfolio of publications, we are constantly striving to produce additional resources to further assist local musicians and leaders in their roles. We are happy to assist you in locating music resources and advising on suitable material for teaching and training.
Community choir pack
Launched at Symphony Sounds on 3rd June 2017, this is a brand new pack, inspired by feedback to our Regional Specialists, to assist corps with a community choir or singing group. The choir pack will include 5 songs that have been adapted from The Salvation Army's music journal. They will come in the form of a Conductor/Pianist score, vocal score and lyric sheet.
The pack is availabe for free here: Community Voices - Full Pack
Posters and Cover Photos are available to download here: Poster
Available as separate downloads are the songs that are included in the pack. Please click the relevant part you need (Conductor/Pianist Score/Vocal Score/Lyric Sheet) to download.
**NEW CHRISTMAS SONG**
An Act of Worship - Volume 1
Featuring 6 new drama scripts - Download Here
Christmas Drama Scripts
** New for Christmas 2017 **
Angels United - Rachel Gotobed
Angels United is a light hearted 5 scene play with a cast of 7.
A team of five angels answer a job advert for
'a once in an eternity dream job! Ideal for team players who are good in the field’
The young angels form a team called Angels United unaware that they would be auditioning to be the angels that bring the good news to the shepherds.
Mary's Baby Bump - Claire Brine
Mary baby bump is a short moving monologue where Mary talks to her unborn baby wondering how they will face their uncertain future together.
The Nativity Activity - Rachel Gotobed
The Nativity Activity is for a cast of 14 and is a rhyming nativity that will appeal to all.
Silent Night - Stephen Burn
Silent Night is made up of monologues separated by carol singers and is for a cast of 5-8.
The sketch primarily focuses on events and character surrounding the Christmas story, such as the inn keeper’s wife and the shepherd. However, the inclusion of the soldier reminds us that the words associated with Jesus’ birth are synonymous with peace throughout the world and throughout time.
Snowballs - Jon Bishton
The snowballs is a light hearted one act sketch with a cast of three and lots of communication with the audience.
The sketch tells the story of how the first snowball came about and reminds us that the real meaning of Christmas is far more important than any other distractions.
Singing By Heart
Music & Creative Arts has partnered with Older Peoples’ Ministries to create Singing By Heart; a simple, free resource which will enable your corps to begin its own dementia friendly singing group.
Dementia is a growing concern in the UK and being able to provide a distinctive Christian singing group can be a great opportunity to witness to people in our communities who need support.
Tunebook backing tracks
Coming late this year!
The Music and Creative Arts team is currently in the process of recording all 958 tunes in the tunebook. These will be a piano backing, with generally 3 verses of each song (Songs will have a specific number where shorter, or if popular may have 4).
We hope that this will be a valuable resource to the territory when it is ready. Keep your eyes open for more details in the future!
In addition to the regular accompaniment CDs that are released with our vocal publications, we have also generated a set of CDs containing a selection or brass and keyboard accompaniments for congregational singing. A similar collection of Christmas music is also available. We are able to produce bespoke backing tracks for songster music and congregational songs (subject to copyright restrictions and sufficient notice) for use at your corps.
Download a copy of the Regulations and Guidelines For Musicians playing for The Salvation Army's Music and Creative Arts team.
Further resources are available in Training and development.