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John Ylvisaker

liturgical songwriter, recording artist, composer, performer, ethnomusicologist

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Apr '10

Which Way Are You Leaning?

Which Way Are You Leaning? (Word & World, 1992)

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6
Apr '10

Imaginative Use of the Arts

Imaginative Use of the Arts: Music and Audio: Ten Steps Toward Responsible Innovation (Word & World, 1985)

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6
Apr '10

Two Streams of Congregational Music

The following article was included as the Preface to the second printing of Borning Cry – Worship for a New Generation in 1994. THE TWO STREAMS OF CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC When church members hear talk of “contemporary” worship, their usual reaction is, “We’ve never done that kind of thing before.”  Well, that’s probably not true.  The […]

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6
Apr '10

Indigenization in Church Music

From Cross Accent Magazine: the Folk Process Is Alive and Well Webster defines the term “indigenization” as the practice of “adopting beliefs and customs of others to local ways, “ or “increasing local participation in or ownership of.”  Either way, it is a good word to use in defining the practice (the “folk process”) of […]