Music videos for online UU worship
Music for Online Worship

The following videos may be used in online and recorded worship services by Unitarian Universalist congregations. All music that follows appears on our list of approved hymns that do not require additional permission for online use.

Please note that these selections are intended to ease our collective transition into the sometimes confusing world of online worship. They're shared in the spirit of supplementing your existing resources and should not be interpreted or used to justify decreasing the wages or positions of professional music staff.

Hymns

Singing the Living Tradition
Singing the Journey
  • "Morning Has Come" (words & music by Jason Shelton; #1000 in Singing the Journey). Created by Paul Thompson (Music Director at the UU Church of the Palouse, Moscow ID).
  • "Return Again" (words & music by Shlomo Carlebach; #1011 in Singing the Journey). Created by Rev. Joanna Lubkin and Matt Meyer.
  • "Woyaya" (Words & music by Loughty Amoa, Solomon Amarfio, Robert M. Bailey, Roy Bedeau, Francis T. Osei, Whendell K. Richardson, and Mac Tontoh; #1020 in Singing the Journey). Created by Paul Thompson (Music Director at the UU Church of the Palouse, Moscow ID).
  • "Blue Boat Home" (words by Peter Mayer; #1064 in Singing the Journey). Created by Paul Thompson (Music Director at the UU Church of the Palouse, Moscow ID).

 

Hymn-Based Music

These videos are great to use as preludes or musical meditations/interludes in your online worship services:

  • Adam and Matt Podd's arrangement of "My Life Flows on in Endless Song" ("How Can I Keep From Singing"), featuring musicans and singers from Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn, and First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn. (Quaker text; melody by American Baptist minister Robert Wadsworth Lowry; #108 in Singing the Living Tradition).
  • "Circle 'Round for Freedom" (by Linda Hirschhorn; #155 in Singing the Living Tradition) by Dr. Glen Thomas and Allison Halerz. Editing by Mike Halerz.
  • "We Are" by Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, performed by Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell and the UUA General Assembly 2020 virtual choir. Produced and Directed by Benjie Messer. Video Editing and Motion Graphics by Izzy Hyman. Audio Editing by Sam Plattner. Photos by Clint McKoy, Christopher L. Walton, Paul Becker, Janine Gelsinger, and contributed by members of the choir. All audio and videos was captured by musicians in their own homes. Dr. Barnwell notes that if you've purchased scores for each of your singers, there is nothing else required. However, if you wish to use this piece in worship, please send a one-time fee of $30 to Barnwells Notes, Inc., 2442 Tunlaw Rd North West, Washington, D.C. 20007.

Song-Leading Music

These videos create an intimate, easy way to learn new songs.

Other Music

For more information contact worshiplab@uua.org.

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