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Sacred Music in Books and Sheets, and More

Sacred Music in Books and Sheets, and More

DARCEY PRESS has published sacred music for over 30 years sharing with its customers the works of many talented composers, all inspired to praise God with their musical inspiration.

Darcey Press Offerings

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Sacred Keyboard Works:  Over 2,000 pages of organ/keyboard compositions, chorale preludes or sets of variations based on hymn tunes, the compositions are available in 14 collections; also several “specialized” focused keyboard collections.  NFMC selections here, as indicated. Click HERE to download an index to Hymn Tune Compositions in DarceyPress Collections

Sacred Solos:  Over 150 sacred solos available via collections or sheet music. Click HERE to download an index to Bible References in Vocal Solos.

Secular Solos for All Ages:  Includes New Songs for New Singers -- books 1 and 2, and  Sweet Dreams, my Little Ones, with pictures to color, music to play, recorded songs on a go-to-sleep CD.  NFMC selections here, as indicated.

Christmas Carol books, Plus:  Christmas Carols for Friends and Families in singer-size books, singer’s book with a sing-along CD for over half the contents, an accompaniment large size book with spiral binding to stay open on the music rack.  Also:  Christmas Pastorales, for organ.  NFMC selections here, as indicated.

Hymns with Tunes:  Two collections of hymns ready to sing, with permission given to duplicate for use in a religious setting.  Hymnal Committees: “Contact us” for complimentary copies.

Special Focus Projects:  Click on the product icons in this category for additional information.

New Style Biblical Word Searches:  Puzzles based on scriptural passages in KJV plus newer translations. Click HERE to download an index to Biblical References in Books 1, 2, and 3 of the New Style Biblical Word Search Puzzles. To download sample puzzles visit the puzzle section below.

Featured Product

The Prayer of St. Francis

$5.00

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Description

A truly beautiful setting for a movingly beautiful prayer, the setting supports the earnest humility of the text. Christianity-wide, the opening words of this prayer are familiar to all. Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis, born 1181/1182, died in 1226, and was canonized on July 15, 1228. Biographical data for St. Francis is readily available on the Internet. At the time of publishing this solo, one lovely fact had already caught the attention of DARCEY PRESS during research into Christmas carols: note the following information. “In 1223, Francis was conducting Christmas services at Grecchio, in the province of Umbria. For some time, he had been seeking a way to present the concept of the Incarnation of God to his parish. On Christmas Eve, he borrowed some farm animals, collected the trappings of a stable, and placed a statue of the infant Christ in a manger filled with hay. In a cave near the ancient castle of Grecchio, he arranged them to re-create the setting of the first Christmas night. By special permission of the Pope, Francis was allowed to conduct a midnight Mass [in conjunction with] his handiwork. Friars composed and sang new, joyful songs much more akin to carols than hymns to accompany the tableau. Thus, the way was opened for the church and carols to become reconciled. Manger scenes, . . . universally present in the Christmas observances of all Mediterranean countries and Latin America, stem from Saint Francis’ presentation.” (Int’l Book of Carols, p.5) (Partially quoted in Christmas Carols for Friends and Families, pp. 84:1-2.)

A truly beautiful setting for a movingly beautiful prayer, the setting supports the earnest humility of the text. Christianity-wide, the opening words of this prayer are familiar to all. Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis, born 1181/1182, died in 1226, and was canonized on July 15, 1228. Biographical data for St. Francis is readily available on the Internet.

New Style Biblical Word Search Puzzles

Several groups of Word Search Puzzles, based on Old Testament passages, are available for free download. Use the links provided to download each group of Word Search Puzzles and Solutions.

Group 01 Puzzle Link / Solution Link | Group 02 Puzzle Link / Solution link | Group 03 Puzzle Link / Solution Link

Each puzzle has a hidden message. Use the clues to uncover it. Increase your familiarity with scriptural passages you can treasure!

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New Style Biblical Word Searches Book 3

$12.00

Description

About half of the word searches are based on the KJV translation of the Bible, and half are based on newer translations. Each puzzle title identifies the translation used. The method of solving is spelled out in the “Introduction” at the front of the Book. Find each clue using the process described below, and the unused letters will fill the blanks of the relevant hidden message.

Use colored highlighters to solve, following the prescribed color choices; your solution will add a dimension to the solving with a suggestion of a picture or a colorful design, in the solved search.

The puzzles include clues which appear and must be found multiple times, in order to solve the puzzles correctly and reveal a hidden message. This is the “New Style” announced in the book title. Each clue word or phrase, in the exact form requested, must be found every time it appears. Also, importantly: no clue is entirely embedded within another clue. Embedded words cannot be counted as “found” clues. You must find all appearances of each clue, one for each set of brackets [ ] following the clue. Otherwise, the hidden message will be incorrect. Be sure to mark off each clue as you find it!

 

About half of the word searches are based on the KJV translation of the Bible, and half are based on newer translations. Each puzzle title identifies the translation used. The method of solving is spelled out in the "Introduction" at the front of the Book. Find each clue using the process described below, and the unused letters will fill the blanks of the relevant hidden message.

Let these works bless and inspire you!