Supplemental Info for SCMC Songbooks
Here you can view all the songbooks published by SCMC. For some individual songs, this page gives other ways of singing them.
Our latest songbook, Follow Me: Singing the Words of Jesus is a book of 54 songs taken from the sayings and parables of Jesus. Suitable for all ages, these songs present Jesus’ message simply and meaningfully. It is available in both round-note and shape-note notation, so that it can be broadly useful to all communities.
We believe that children who are soaked in scripture from their earliest childhood are well on their way to knowing, fearing, and loving the Lord. We envision families who sing scripture together and whose children are being shaped through story and song to respond in love and obedience to God. This book is a resource for families, churches, and schools who share these goals.
Follow Me (Shape Notes)
Follow Me is a songbook for all ages. This version is in shape notes for easier music learning.
Follow Me (Round Notes)
Follow Me is a songbook for all ages. This version is in standard notation (round notes) and includes chord notation for most songs.
Into His Presence
Into His Presence: Songs for God’s People is a book of 53 songs to supplement our worship, whether in church, school, or at home.
Let Us Join in the Feast: Soprano–Alto Version
You may have one copy of the SA version for every Follow Me songbook you own. Download here.
For any other needs, contact the composer: Gary Yoder (email@example.com).
Blessed Are You, the Poor Ones
Another tune for this song, written in Dorian mode, is available from the composer. View a sample here.
Permission to print and use the Dorian mode tune can be obtained from the composer, Lyndon Gehman (lyndongehman.com).
Seeds That Good Farmers Sow: Variations for Singing
This song is suitable for a variety of mixed and segregated adult and children’s choir settings (including those with changing voices).
1. Sing Part I (melody) in unison.
2. Add drones on D and possibly A using a neutral syllable (like “oo”) and/or repeating the opening 6 syllables of text.
3. Sing Part I in canon at the unison with 2, 3 or 4 parts (entrances at circled numbers 1-4). Consider singing a repeat of verse 1 in canon after the other verses are sung. If sung SATB, an entrance order of TBSA is recommended.
Other entrance orders include SATB, STAB, and TSBA. Experiment freely!
(Numbers 4-9 are for choirs)
4. Two-part treble choirs: sing Parts I and II at pitch (treble clef). Use treble clef sheet music.
5. Three-part treble choirs: sing Parts I, II and IV at pitch (treble clef). Use treble clef sheet music.
6. Four-part treble choirs: sing Parts I, II, III, and IV at pitch (treble clef). Part III is generally higher than melody, but be aware of some voice crossing with Parts I and III. Use treble clef sheet music.
7. Three-part choirs with treble voices and changing voices and/or tenors (SAT): sing Parts I and II at pitch and Part III transposed down an octave. Changing voices may need to rest during the 6-note unison sections around measures 2 and 10 if the transposition
puts the pitches out of range. This voicing in any octave is not recommended for three-part treble choirs (use #4 above instead). Use treble clef sheet music.
8. Four-part men’s choirs (TTBB): B1, T1, T2, and B2 sing Parts I-IV in order, with TI (Part II) at pitch and the rest down an octave.
9. Four-part ladies’ choirs (SSAA): see #5 above. Use treble clef sheet music.
You can preview the treble clef sheet music here.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for unmarked sheet music and permission to use.