There is nothing as exciting as playing well-known hymns and adding free harmonizations and descants! It helps bring your music alive and draws attention to the thrill of a musical experience.
Once in Royal David’s City • IRBY
O Come, All Ye Faithful • ADESTE FIDELIS
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing • MENDELSSOHN
Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All • SWEET SACRAMENT
Michael, Prince of Highest Heaven
O Sacred Heart, What Shall I Render Thee
Only-Begotten, Word of God Eternal • ISTE CONFESSOR
Faith of Our Fathers • ST. CATHERINE
These are based upon hymns in A Catholic Book of Hymns.
These samples are leaving me wanting more… The last thing in the world we need is another book of manufactured free harmonizations and descants, but these are clever and thrilling.
What a super collection of favorite hymns complete with some very Interesting descents! Will these this Christmas at the Cathedral, splendid stuff, always looking for new material at Christmas to make a break from Willcocks etc.!!! Anyway, thanks millions!
Adrian Moray Ridgeway • Hamilton, Bermuda. Assistant Cathedral Organist & Assistant Choirmaster at St. Theresa’s Cathedral