Each month over the coming year we'll feature a composer who writes paperless music! While you may recognize a few names from our song collections and workshops, we're especially excited to share new compositional voices bringing breadth, depth, and richness to an evolving body of music sung without paper. Each composer has generously agreed to offer a free piece to the MMC community; others can be purchased from the composer directly or found in existing resources. We hope you'll enjoy the videos, audio clips and sample scores, and find many new songs to share with your community.
About Debbie Holloway:
Debbie Holloway is a congregant and sometimes-composer at St. Lydia's Dinner Church in Gowanus, Brooklyn. St Lydia's is where she was first introduced to paperless congregational songleading, which meshed naturally with her other musical proclivities and interests.
After working by day in Operations at the Museum of Food and Drink, Debbie enjoys exerting creativity in her side gigs as a freelance film critic. But her first love was music; whenever she can, she loves to make music with her husband or siblings, participate in choral singing, and support the music of other artists. Congregational songleading holds a special place in her heart because of its nonperformative aspect, simplicity, and the trust and camaraderie it builds within a community.
While these songs are her first few efforts, she hopes these will be the first of many.Read more
Music That Makes Community is excited to share planning guides that help you incorporate paperless music into your community's worship life. Each resource includes valuable teaching notes, musical scores, as well as hyperlinks to practice videos. After you submit payment, you'll receive a confirmation email with download information.
Paperless Music for Advent and Christmas
(PDF file, 14 pages w/introduction by Paul Vasile) - $20.00
Explore paperless music for the Advent and Christmas seasons, including prayer songs, acclamations, candle lighting songs and more.