Welcome, friends! We are so glad to have you join us!
To our guests from all over the world (189 countries at last count*), we hope and pray that you will find visiting our blog helpful, meaningful, inspirational, and joyful!
The Worship Sounds Music Blog is all about the blessings of Life, Music, and Worship Ministry as well as the incredible joy of knowing our Creator God through salvation in Jesus Christ.
We are humbled by the privilege of sharing with you that which the Lord has placed on our hearts as we endeavor to uplift, encourage, and inspire all those who seek to worship Him. Our mission is to share words of hope, songs of worship, a heart of praise, and a life of joy with all who visit our blog.
The Lord is our strength and song. He has given us a passion for worship ministry and a desire to be a blessing within our family and church family as well as the wider Kingdom of God. As God opens doors for ministry, we are blessed to be able to share a lifetime of lessons and inspiration that flow out of His ministry to our hearts through His Spirit, through the Word, through music, and through the ministries of others who have impacted our lives and our walk with the Lord. We’ll do our best to make sure our posts are useful, meaningful, and relevant to worship and ministry and to life in general. We seek to honor God through this blog as well as through our lives and ministries and the music. Join us for some encouragement and inspiration when you venture into blog world.
As a Minister of Music and Worship for 36 years, Travis has served at 8 churches in Oklahoma, Texas, and Georgia (7 of those in full time ministry and 1 as a part time ministry position while he was still a High School Band Director). Additional links are provided at the end of this article pertaining to Travis’ worship ministry and his composition ministry.
Travis has been writing music as part of his faith journey since his salvation in 1978. His music has been sung and recorded by choirs large and small all over the world. He has published choral anthems, orchestrations, and songs with Shawnee Press (now a Division of Hal Leonard Music), Lorenz Music, Lifeway, Broadman, and Chorister’s Guild. Further details about Travis’ composition ministry can be found in the information below.
Travis and his wife, Cynthia, have been married for 40 years and have 7 children. Daughter Meredith lives in Oklahoma. Sons Jared, Zachary, Braden, Logan, Austin, and Camden range in age from 11 to 23 and reside with us in Georgia.
Due to Travis’ busy schedule, Cynthia does much of the writing for the blog, based upon over 35 years of experience in active worship ministry. Travis primarily serves as a consultant and advisor, though he has also contributed several posts about worship ministry. As a long time ministry couple, we have had many opportunities for spiritual growth and growth in ministry. Our friends in worship ministry have provided a lot of practical ideas and spiritual discernment through the years that have also contributed to our lives and ministry. The worship ministry personnel whom Travis has been privileged to serve and mentor at various churches have also been an inspiration as well. We have had opportunity to attend many worship conferences and classes and to do extensive reading and Scripture study on the subjects of ministry, discipleship, worship, and worship ministry. In addition, the opportunity Cynthia has had to observe Travis’ wisdom, creativity, and heart for the Lord and for worship ministry has been instrumental in providing the inspiration and practical knowledge necessary for the writing of many of her blog posts. We would not call ourselves experts. An expert knows more than most anybody else about their area. The “e” word that fits us is “experienced”. We’ve experienced a lot and are glad to share what we have learned. We seek to continue to learn and to share all that the Lord is doing in our lives. What a journey life continues to be!
It is our desire to continue walking with the Lord and serving Him together. Both Travis and Cynthia long to grow in faith and knowledge and to share the message of God’s love and mercy through music, through the written and spoken word, through our daily lives, and through every means that God allows. We dedicate our hearts and lives to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Blessings to you on your faith journey. Our God is infinitely worthy of worship and praise!
MINISTRY RELATED LINKS
Travis’ current worship ministry position has both a ministry facebook page and a ministry blog.
* FBC Duluth Worship Ministries blog: https://fbcduluthworshipministries.wordpress.com/
* FBC Duluth Worship Ministries facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DuluthFirstWorship
* See Travis’ Linkedin profile for more information on his ministry at: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=121995618&trk
* View a youtube video of Travis directing the FBCD Adult Choir and instrumentalists as they share, “Some Children See Him” during “The Sounds of Christmas” in December, 2014 (video made by the parent of the young lady who plays the cello solo). Note: This video can be difficult to locate because of the privacy setting chosen when it was uploaded. It can be found as a post on our FBC Duluth Worship Ministries facebook page (link above) as a post in December of 2014.
* See a youtube video of Travis singing “Your Grace Still Amazes Me”, originally recorded by Phillips, Craig, and Dean, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRO5X9OmGig&list=PLMJind8w21aSbnk7JsCHyBaA23WA4r8N9 )
THE CHORAL MUSIC, ORCHESTRATIONS, SONGS, AND CONGREGATIONAL PRAISE
OF TRAVIS L. BOYD
Written for soloists, ensembles, orchestras, congregational praise, and choirs of all ages, the music of Travis L. Boyd has been shared in music ministry for many years in a wide variety of settings by Choral groups large and small, individuals, orchestras, praise bands, soloists, and ensembles across the United States and around the world.
* INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PUBLISHED MUSIC can be found on the websites of our publishers, Shawnee Press (Hal Leonard), Lorenz, Choristers Guild, and Lifeway. See the links to my published music, offered through our Publishers and through various Music Distributors, in this blog’s sidebar. Each publisher or distributor’s logo is a clickable link to a page offering the pieces of my music which are sold through that publisher or distributor. To hear a playlist of my Choral Anthem demos, plus some custom recordings and my Vocal Solo demos, go to http://www.worshipsounds.wordpress.com/listen-to-my-music/
OUR WORSHIP SOUNDS MUSIC WEBSITE
Much more than a song
Many of Travis’ Choral Anthems, Orchestrations, Vocal Solos, and Worship Songs are available on our Worship Sounds Music website. It’s been very challenging to begin a largely unknown company. However, we’ve been online for over 3 years now. We’ve publicized our music through this blog, through our two Worship Sounds Music facebook pages, through Twitter and other social media, and through various websites, forums, and groups dedicated to choral music or worship ministry. We are seeking to be good stewards of the music that the Lord has given through Travis and to make our music as affordable as possible so that it may be used in worship ministry to bring glory to the Lord and to encourage God’s people. We’re thankful for those who have taken the time to view our website and listen to our music. We’ve had music purchases from all over the United States and from Canada, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, and other locations. You will find that our music is meaningful, memorable, accessible, and Biblically sound for your Choirs, Vocal Soloists, Orchestra or Rhythm Section (through our Orchestrations and Worship Pack lead sheets), and Congregation.
* Many of our choral anthems also have ACCOMPANYING ORCHESTRATIONS available.
Parts are written for strings, winds, brass, percussion, and rhythm section. A string reduction for keyboard is also included with the orchestration.
* The voicings available on our website include SATB, SSATB, SAB, 2-Part, TTBB, and SSAA. We invite you to visit our website to view our video demos for available choral anthems and songs. You’ll find the Worship Sounds Music website at http://www.worshipsounds.com
* You’ll find that the lyrics of our music are Biblically sound and written to glorify the Lord and encourage the people of God.
* Our e-delivery of your music PDF, ready for printing, is fast and easy. No waiting for mail delivery!
* Our music is written to be practical in local church music ministry.
* We offer quality Choral Music, Anthem Orchestrations, Vocal Solos, and Congregational worship music at extremely affordable prices!
WITH OUR INCREDIBLY LOW PRICES, You can purchase a new choral anthem (PDF ready to print in your choice of octavo size or full page), with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for your choir, for as little as $10.00. There are no additional “per copy” fees.
In addition, BOTH the choral anthem PDF and an accompanying FULL ORCHESTRATION (Bundles PDFs to copy Conductor’s Score, String Reduction for Keyboard, and all Instrumental Parts) can be purchased for $45.00 or LESS!
Read some of the posts in our “MAKE NOTE OF THIS: Worship Sounds Music Info” category for more information about Worship Sounds Music @ https://worshipsounds.wordpress.com/category/make-note-of-this-worship-sounds-music-info/
We also have a blog page that features a Music Player or Video Demo for almost every song on our website.
New songs are added frequently, so there will always be some songs which have yet to be added to this page.
We’re also on facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/WorshipSoundsMusic and at https://www.facebook.com/WorshipSoundsMusic#!/WorshipSoundsMusicMinistry
Our Sound Cloud link, with playlists of Demos and Custom Recordings, is https://soundcloud.com/#travis-l-boyd
* This number will be updated according to the WordPress Statistics page, which added a feature keeping track of the countries of origin for page and post views on February 25th, 2012.
The last update of the number of countries of origin for viewers of our blog took place on November 7th, 2014.
How many countries are in the world? Here’s a link to an answer page: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0932875.html
Do you know Jesus?
The decision to ask Jesus to come into your heart and life as your Lord and Savior is the best decision you could ever make! The one true God is ready to give you forgiveness and eternal life as soon as you understand your need for Him and believe on the name of His only Son, Jesus, for your salvation. Here’s a blog page link to help you find the answers to your questions about Jesus. http://www.worshipsounds.wordpress.com/do-you-know-jesus/