McClure has been involved in music ministry and the music business for
over 20 years. Saxophone and flute have been his main instruments.
passion and calling is to equip local churches in ministry, specifically
in the areas of worship and music. His involvement as a volunteer and/or
music minister in Methodist, Nazarene, Assembly of God and Episcopal
churches has provided him with a broad and unique perspective on
contemporary, evangelical and liturgical worship style and practice.
graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington’s Jazz Studies program,
Mark worked for several years as a studio musician and writer/arranger
for the PTL Television Network in the mid-to-late ‘80s, while also
serving as the Musical Director of the Heritage Church Band. He
currently serves as Director for Choral and Instrumental Product at Word
Music in Nashville, TN. Mark currently resides in Franklin, TN with his
new release, "The Power Of Your Love" clearly demonstrates
Mark's beautiful and tasty playing! Produced by Ken Barker and Mark, the
production covers a variety of styles...from the laid back smooth jazz
arrangement, "Be Thou My Vision" to the hot salsa flavored
rendition of the popular worship chorus, " Let It Rise". The
listener is treated to a true 'smorgasbord' of jazz flavors! In addition
to great refreshing jazz arrangements of Hymns there is also popular
worship choruses, (Contemporary and Celtic) included that are great to
hear with Mark's smooth sax and flute leading the way!
of the songs on the CD have complete orchestrations
available for those who wish to integrate more jazz into your worship
services! There is also piano/instrumental books for all the songs
on the CD.
The Power Of Your Love
Let It Rise
Brethren We Have Met To
Be Thou My Vision
To purchase this CD
Mark's CD is also a companion
product to an instrumental solo book, (published by Word Music). There
are versions for Bb, C and Eb (and bass clef) instruments. The
books include an accompaniment CD containing tracks for all 12 songs.
Complete orchestrations are also available for several songs!
For more information or to purchase
this book visit