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Sacred Schulwerk . . . for All Ages

  An intergenerational approach to Orff-Schulwerk for churches, schools, music camps, and community centers.  


  • "It's the book I recommend first to all who inquire about Orff-Schulwerk in the church"    International Orff-Schulwerk Consultant.
  • "Your Sacred Schulwerk book is beautiful and full of such interesting music and ideas!"   National Orff-Schulwerk Consultant
  • "It's wonderful to have new and appropriate resources for our church program."         Church Orff-Schulwerk Musician.


  • 25 NEW Rhythmic texts for improvisation, teaching ideas and values, and for meditation and spiritual growth through music-making  
  • 13 NEW pieces – original works and arrangements of traditional hymn tunes for Performance – with parts extracted   
  • Suggestions for presentation and teaching, instrumentation, and use in the church service, education, and social programs.   
  • 5 pages of Introductory material for Program Development – written in short bulleted sections and clearly outlined for each reference


  • For children, youth, and adults of all ages – multigenerational
  • Mix age groups for new and creative intergenerational music-making 
  • For Protestant and Catholic traditions – ecumenical and inter-faith
  • Use and adapt some of the material for use in Jewish traditions and secular events 
  • Emphasis on creative thinking through improvisation and composition
  • Permission to copy for use at one site
  • Parts extracted for most Performance Pieces
  • Copy full score for other short pieces
  • Spiral binding and high quality paper.  74 pages.
  • Standard 8 ½ x 11 inch landscape pages for easy copying
  • No page turns 
  • Space to write in the non-pitched percussion ideas developed by the group
  • Blank manuscript pages inserted for teacher’s convenience – and avoid page turns
  • Guitar chords 



Sacred Schulwerk - List of Resources

  • Program Development – pages 1-3
    Improvisation and Meditation – pages  4-13
  • Discussion for Leaders
  • 25 Rhythmic Texts for creative improvisation

Anytime, Any Day, Morning, Evening, Colors of the Rainbow, Anywhere I Go, Every Day, All the Time, This is the Church, Happy is the Child, I am Glad, See the People, Alligators, Running in the Field, This is the Day, Sing to the Lord, Whatever Things, When the Sun, Praise the Lord, In the Busy-ness of Living, When the Skies Turns, Be Still and Know, In Prayer, May the Light of God, I Delight, Blessed is the One, May the Peace, Welcome the Spirit.

  • 3 Melodies for Orchestration by Leader and Players – pages 14 -16
  • Pieces for Performance with parts extracted for copying– pages 18 – 71

Ready to Serve, Come, Spirit, Come, Thou Fount, An American Hymn Tune, Welcome to our Church, A Variation on Arfon, Whatever We Have, At the Table, Joyful Mallets, Vesper Hymn, Joy-Hope-Peace, Joyful, Joyful, Silent Night, Away in a Manger.