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Here are more comments about the Amidons' "Twenty-five Anthems for Interfaith & Community Choirs".

…Peter's work is artistry at the highest level: not only a gift to singers in a wide variety of settings, but also a model worthy of study by songwriters and composers in any tradition.

-Mark Simos, Songwriter; Associate Professor, Songwriting, Berklee College of Music Author of Songwriting Strategies: A 360º Approach (Berklee Press, Hal Leonard, 2014).

We love the Amidon's music, which become choir favorites almost as fast as we learn them.
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Lila M Farrar, Music Director, Brookfield (MA) Unitarian Universalist Church

I can't speak highly enough of (Peter Amidon's) arrangements which really work well in small congregations and for small choirs.
-Steve Finner, Director of Music, Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Johnsbury VT

Your "Twenty-five Anthems" collection is as good as I expected - songs with deep meaning, arranged so well and so simply that they practically sing themselves. I'll probably use all twenty-five if I stay at this job long enough!
-Benjie Messer, Music Director, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix, Arizona.

Peter Amidon's choral compositions and arrangements reconcile three rare qualities, held in elegant balance. Drawing on deep knowledge and reverence for traditional folk sources such as the shape-note repertoire, his work honors the distinctive modalities as well as the surprising twists and turns of these traditions. These are cast into choral textures with the lush yet restrained beauty of contemporary styles—achieved, though, with deceptively simple, sturdy, and singable part-writing reflecting his long experience as a community choral leader. Peter's work is artistry at the highest level: not only a gift to singers in a wide variety of settings, but also a model worthy of study by songwriters and composers in any tradition.
-Mark Simos, Songwriter; Associate Professor, Songwriting, Berklee College of Music
 Author of Songwriting Strategies: A 360º Approach (Berklee Press, Hal Leonard, 2014).

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