- Vicky Beeching
One of the freshest new worship song writers to appear in recent years. Vicky has a degree in theology, great, thoughtful lyrics, and some really stunning, guitar driven arrangements. Her songs work well in congregational worship. She is a Brit splitting her time between the UK and the USA.
- Tim Hughes
The website of British song writer and worship leader at Holy Trinity Brompton (the home of the Alpha Course), Tim Hughes.
- The Restoration Project
This is the web site of musician and activist Tracy Wispelwey (nee Howe). Some great resources for music with a connection to what’s really going on in the world.
- The Lanier Company
This is the website of Gary and Valetta Lanier, a couple who have established an amazing independent artists music promotion and production company. The Laniers are musicians in their own right, but also work hard to promote other independent artists.
- Song Discovery
A great subscription-based music resource, offering 6 CDs a year, with a selection of songs from around the world, including choird charts & lead sheets, and a subscription to Worship Leader magazine, for an affordable annual fee.
- Small Church Music
This is an amazing site with mp3 downloads of organ, piano and in some cases a small band playing a surprising number of well-known and well-loved hymns. For churches with few musical resources, this site is a God send!
A great resource for independent musicians to share their songs, and for churches to find free music.
- Service Music
Music for Church Worship from the UK.
- Sally DeFord Music
This site was recommended to me. Here is the recommendation I received:“This site belongs to a composer/arranger who is part of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, but the bulk of the material is appropriate for all Christians. This one is a bit more traditional in style, but the arrangements are top quality. There are fantastic solos, duets, cantatas, and choral anthems. Everything is free, within guidelines, even the background tracks.”
- Robin Mann
Australian church music song writer. From a brief exploration of the site it looks these are like nice singable tunes with good lyrics.
- Resound Worship
A wonderful initiative from a group of UK based song writers, offering their music for free download on their site. This site has had good reviews from some well-known worship leaders like Tim Hughes.
- New Hymn
The web site of Brenton Prigge, a South African Methodist minister, now resident in Australia, who creates new lyrics to traditional hymn tunes, based on the Revised Common Lectionary.
- Music For Missions
An inspiring project, which includes Karen Lafferty (composer of the song Seek Ye First) among those involved, that showcases music and musicians, while raising funds for mission work.
- Matt Redman
The website of the well-known British worship leader and song writer.
The website of US worship leader Paul Baloche.
- Highest Praise
The website of Fred McKinnon, Indie-musician extraordinaire, worship leader and song writer. Fred offers great resources, insights and is also the creator and moderator of The Worship Community.
- Free Choral Music from Ashley Hall
A simple site with sheet music downloads of Ashley’s arrangements of some traditional and some original hymns. Mp3s and pdfs are available for download.
- Family Worship Resources
This site is dedicated to families worshipping together, and is terrific for churches with multigenerational congregations. Excellent children’s music and praise band material, very uplifting. All free. (check out the songs page especially).
- Vicky Beeching