Church Music Quarterly magazine

Church Music Quarterly (CMQ) is the RSCM magazine, packed with advice, information, news and inspiration.

Whether you are a musician, clergy member or someone who simply enjoys church music you’ll learn from the experts and find out about the RSCM’s work and mission.

Join 35,000 readers worldwide who love and care about music in worship.

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Latest issue

The December 2016 edition of CMQ features a timeline of church music history from the synagogue to the present day. A bibliography of further reading is provided here to accompany the timeline.

About CMQ

CMQ is published in March, June, September and December of each year. It is available exclusively to Members and Friends of the RSCM.

Each issue includes:
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  • Feature articles, profiles and interviews
  • Contributions from leading musicians, theologians and personalities
  • Reports from RSCM members around the world and from the RSCM Centre
  • New CD releases and church music books reviewed by an expert panel

What readers say

‘Congratulations on the high quality and content of your publications’
An excellent, beautiful magazine’
A good read and motivator’
An excellent publication and a real credit to RSCM’
I read CMQ from cover to cover immediately it arrives’
We always enjoy and learn from this excellent publication’

 

Contributions

Please send reports, press releases, letters and classified advertisements for CMQ to the Communications Officer:

Communications Officer, RSCM, 19 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EB, UK
T: +44 (0)1722 424848; F: +44 (0)1722 424849; E: cmq@rscm.com

Copy date for each issue is two months before issue date:

  • 1 January (March issue)
  • 1 April (June issue)
  • 1 July (September issue)
  • 1 October (December issue)

Advertising in our magazines

We carry classified advertising in CMQ magazine, as well as display advertising in both CMQ and Sunday by Sunday, and inserts with each quarterly magazine package.

Some recent articles to download or read online

Hymns, the Word and the World by the Revd Dr Andrew Pratt (CMQ March 2015)
What have the Psalms done for us? by the Rt Revd Gordon Mursell (CMQ March 2014)
The Spirit and the Mind by RSCM Director Andrew Reid (CMQ March 2013)
We three kings of Orient aren’t by Nick Page (CMQ December 2012)
Joining the bandwidth by Vicky Beeching (CMQ March 2012)
Recorded accompaniments – should they be used? (CMQ March 2012)
Voice for Life in the school (CMQ September 2011)
Songs for all ages by Gill Ambrose (CMQ September 2009)
Mission-shaped music by Andrew Maries (CMQ June 2009)
Serving the whole body of believers: an interview with Keith Getty (CMQ June 2009)

The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland has issued a collection of prayers from hymns by Gordon Giles, many of which originated in CMQ in Gordon’s ‘Hymn meditation’ articles. Go to online shop for more details.

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