Music Books and CDs

"Sing a new song to God, play beautiful music with joy."
Psalm 33:3

Music is powerful food for the soul. Martin Luther said that, next to the gospel itself, music is the greatest comfort for the human heart. Why is music such a gift to faith?

Music expresses our spirit like few other things – like when Mary, full of joy at being pregnant with the Savior, broke into song: My soul magnifies the Lord. My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

Music opens minds and hearts for the Word. Preachers will tell you that a sermon becomes a living powerful message when music before and after prepares the way and delivers it home deeply.

Music unites people of every kind past their differences. It transcends race, culture, politics, economic status, language, division.

Frank’s music is all written to lift the soul and connect spirits to each other and to the very Spirit of God.

Feast of Life (accompaniment + congregation edition)

The Feast of Life is a lively, beautiful contemporary communion liturgy, with fresh lyrics and singable, worshipful music. Used in many congregations, this popular service begins with a soaring hymn and then uses a variety of musical styles in a folk rock or jazz setting for piano and guitar. Other instruments are easily added. The joy of confessing, praising, listening, praying, communing and sending is captured in this musical drama centered in God’s banquet of grace. The tender blessing song at the end sends people from altar to world ready to serve with overflowing hearts. There is an accompaniment book and a congregation booklet. Some songs are available individually on the Sheet Music page of this site.

$12.95

  Feast of Life (congregation edition only)

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$1.95

 

Songs of Light

Songs of Light is a collection of original songs both in hymn and folk style music. Texts are simple but profound. Each one was created to weave beauty, joy, light, and depth into the fabric of worship. The Candle Carol is a popular advent song for church or home (enjoyed also in the Philippines). Just as the Weaver appears in a recording by the Lutheran Deaconess Conference. A number of the songs can be found individually in the Sheet Music section of this site with a preview. All songs have a piano/guitar accompaniment, as well as a melody-line-only page for the congregation.

$12.95

Dance of Faith

The Dance of Faith is a book of songs written for contemporary or blended worship. The title song, The Dance of Faith, was commissioned for a Greater Milwaukee Synod assembly which had this theme. Let Me Be Yours Forever is a new melody and re-working of a hymn of commitment and confirmation. There are songs here for gathering, word, communion, and sending – also for Christmas and Easter. A number of the songs can be found individually in the Sheet Music section of this site with a preview. All songs have a piano/guitar accompaniment, as well as a melody-line-only page for the congregation.

$12.95

Serenity for the Soul

Serenity for the Soul includes songs composed on a sabbatical time of solitude up north in Wisconsin. The words and music invite you settle down and clear your soul of the clutter, so you can see again with clear eyes the sacred in everything of beauty all around. The signature song, Sacred Places, promises fresh views of God’s goodness through many windows of the soul, when we let go and then go slow. Most songs are available with piano/guitar accompaniment on the Sheet Music page of this site.

$9.95

 

Quiet Woods

Quiet Woods is an original recording of psalms and spiritual songs, composed in the serenity of Door County, WI. These gentle guitar and strings pieces calm the spirit and make inner space for hearing the still small voice of God. Use them in your private quite time or in your car. Let your soul rest in God’s presence and care.

$9.95