“The use of the dulcimer in worship services takes us back to a simpler, unhurried time. In our society we tend to think that music needs to be played louder and faster. The sweet song of the dulcimer tells us to relax, take a deep breath and listen for that still, small voice.” (from the Foreword by Esther Kreek)
Includes SUPPLEMENT: Hymns in DAd tuning (all the DAA hymns are arranged for DAd tuning as well). The Supplement also includes an Outline for an Advent Chorale Worship Service. (18 pp.)
Dulcimer Players with a basic level of playing experience who wish to expand their repertoire to include hymns of faith.
Dulcimer Teachers whose students want to play the hymns and songs of their faith.
Pastors and Church Musicians who seek to expand the congregation’s experience of worship, recapture and enliven the cultural traditions of the congregation, so they can appreciate the new cultural gifts from other people in our midst; and those who seek to include other instrumentalists and voicing in the congregation’s worship.
About the Author
Steve Eulberg won 2nd place in the 1998 National Mountain Dulcimer Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas and hosts a monthly Slow Jam for Hammered Dulcimers in northern Colorado.
Born in Pemberville, Ohio, Eulberg is a veteran of numerous vocal and instrumental ensembles. He has participated in and led worship and musical programs in over 19 states. He has arranged worship services led solely by dulcimers as well as arranging for acoutical ensembles where dulcimer were a part of the leadership team.
After 6 years of piano and 7 years of school band, Eulberg applied his musical knowledge to learning the many acousitcal insturments he plays. He has had formal schooling in ear training and arranging at the Conservatory of Music–Captial Unviersity (Columbus, OH) where he earned a B. A. in History. He received the Mastor of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, also in Columbus.
An award-winning multi-instrumental song-writer, his music may be heard on 5 recordings by Owl Mountain Music. He is also the author of a volume of poetry and of Dulcimer-Friendly Worship, Vol II: a Service of Evening Prayer and editor and contributor to 2 collections of worship music.
He is currently the Director of Music at the Lutheran Campus Ministry @ Colorado State University–St. Thomas Chapel.
Table of Contents (Listening Samples are from the recording Hark, the Glad Sound!)
BEREDAN VÄG FÖR HERRAN
HAF TRONES LAMPA FÄRDIG
NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND
FREU DICH SEHR (Psalm 42)
WINCHESTER, NEW (CRASSELIUS)
MACHT HOCH DIE TÜR
CONSOLATION (MORNING SONG)
O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF
BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC