Resources for Churches

Organist Substitutes

As a professional organization, we are here to serve the needs of churches in our area, with regard to their musical needs within the fields of organ and choral music.  We have a list of available organist substitutes, should your regular organist be unavailable to play a particular service, or on an interim basis for churches seeking a permanent appointment.  Some  include those who have the skills to train and conduct choirs, as well as play the organ.

Organ Teachers

If you have anyone in your church who is interested in becoming an organist, we have some superb professional organists in New Mexico who are skilled in teaching student organists, and would be glad to give lessons.  The first steps to learning the organ is some knowledge and competency on the piano.

Jobs and Opportunities

For churches looking to hire or replace their organist, we maintain a list of available positions and would be glad to include your advertisement on our website and in our newsletter, at no charge to the church.  We are also willing to advertise volunteer opportunities in music, such as choral music.

Instruments Available

Occasionally, we hear of organs available for sale, and would be happy to connect churches looking to buy or sell, with those interested in selling or purchasing instruments.  We occasionally also publish information about other instruments for sale by our members.

Choral Music Give-Away!

Listed below are single copies of choral books and octavos. Majority are marked for alto voice. I am loath to just toss them. If anyone wishes some or all, I’d be happy to deliver or mail them to you. Contact me at sesut@aol.com . Thank you, Sanelma Sutton.

The Oxford Book of Tudor Anthems
The A Cappella Singer (well used and marked!)
The Renaissance Singer, edited by Thomas Dunn
Later Renaissance Motets (1524-1580), edited by Matthew Nathanael Lundquist
Renaissance to Baroque, edited by Lehman Engel
J. S. Bach, “Christmas Oratorio”, BWV 248
J. S. Bach, “Mass I n B minor”, BWV 232
J. S. Bach, “For Us a Child is Born”, Cantata No. 142
J. S. Bach, “God, The Lord, is Sun and Shield” Cantata No. 79
Johannes Brahms, “A German Requiem” Op 45
Johannes Brahms, “Six Love Songs”
William Byrd, “Mass for Four Voices”, edited by Henry Washington
Giacomo Carissimi “Jephte”
Aaron Copland “In the Beginning”
Maurice Duruflé, “Requiem”
Gabriel Fauré, “Requiem”, edited John Rutter
George Frideric Handel, “Israel in Egypt”
Joseph Haydn, “Mass in B Flat” Theresien Messe
Joseph Haydn, “Small Organ Mass”
Herbert Howells, “Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks” 2 copies – octavo