Glorious Praise

Glorious Praise: Praise Music Grows Up in the Digital Age


Cheryl Duerr with The Attleboro Covenant Praise Team


Cheryl Duerr

Cheryl Duerr

Praise music is growing up in the digital age—the genre is now infused with jazz, gospel, and even classical style. This demonstration of crossover styles equips you to ride the wave of changes church musicians face today: it surveys styles and theology; supplies resources and links on the language of chords, improvisation, modulation, instrumentation, and alternative keyboard styles; offers strategies for working with congregational requests for changes; and supplies a bibliography with resources for finding and presenting great songs. The Attleboro Covenant Praise Team plays live, dynamic examples of the best crossover songs from various styles for group participation.

Cheryl Duerr, M.M., AAGO, ICF, is American Guild of Organists councillor for Region I. As minister of music at Attleboro Covenant, she leads one praise-based and one traditional service each Sunday, with the Chancel Choir, Celebration Ringers, Junior Choir, Junior Ringers, and the Praise Team. The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) is a Christian denomination of more than eight hundred congregations in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, and Lutheran in theology, the church is one of the most rapidly growing and multi-ethnic denominations in North America representing the gamut of musical styles.