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Sacred Music Classics
These pages feature MIDI files and NWC (Noteworthy Composer) scores of choral works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Dubois, Palestrina, Stainer, and Zingarelli and organ compositions by Buxtehude. Among the multi-movement compositions, some have been completely sequenced, while others (e. g. New! Cantata #207a) may consist of only a movement or two at present. More selections are added and old files updated as time permits, so be sure to check back from time to time to see what is new. Software to read the scores written in NWC format can be downloaded free of charge.

African American Spirituals
This section includes MIDI files and NWC (Noteworthy Composer) scores for a collection of favorite African American spirituals in four part arrangements, and including guitar chords. From time to time more sprituals will be added.

Religious songs for the handicapped
Once a month a group of us present a free Gospel sing for some handicapped folks from the area around Carbondale, IL. No, you don't need to be handicapped to participate. Here, you can download most of the songs we do for them (things will be added from time to time). In December we present songs that are specificly for the Christmas season. Here is a direct link to a separate page containing Christmas carols with guitar chords. We also do some songs that are special for the Easter season.

Making violins/fiddles
These pages feature various instruments that I have made or repaired, together with some discussion of the process. There is a new page and there are new photos of a 1942 Kay bass. I expect to post more eventually.

Voices United of southern Illinois.
Voices United is a community choral group consisting of people from all over southern Illinois, and which meets in or near the Murphysboro/Carbondale area. It has a tradition, extending back more than 20 years, of performing selctions from Handel's Messiah during the Christmas season, and has also performed various works for Logan Days, civic celebrations, Flag Day, and the 4th of July.

Various favorite links.

The links page leads to various useful, interesting, or fun stuff.

Site map.

Contact Information for Jim Jennings.
All pages on this website are copyrightę James R. Jennings.
Permission is granted for all visitors to download one copy of any music posted on this site for private study or personal enjoyment.
Any commercial use is specifically forbidden without express written permission.

List of various changes:
April 23, 2014 - Fixed text for Stainer's "Crucifixion", #17
January 16, 2014 - Added two movements of Cantata 207a
December 14, 2013 - Fixed title of "All My Heart" (Thanks to Virgil Stubblefield!)
December 13, 2013 Fixed links to sveral movements of "St. Paul" (Thanks to Manfred Wedde!)
March 29, 2013 update handy Easter page, added pdf files and "Now the Green Blade Riseth"
March 11, 2013 added handy hymn "Open My Eyes, That I May See"
March 6, 2013 added large print PDF of "This Is My Father's World"
March 6, 2013 fixed link to large print "Standin' in the Need of Prayer"
March 6, 2013 updated formatting of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
February 26, 2013 Added PDF and text files for Stainer's "Crucifixion"

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