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All Things New: Organ Settings on Hymns Old and New

All Things New: Organ Settings on Hymns Old and NewAll Things New: Organ Settings on Hymns Old and New
Robert Powell consistently provides well crafted, useful organ settings, and this collection again fits that description. Most of the hymns treated here are of a general nature, so this book will be one frequently found on the organ rack. All tunes used are presented completely and in a straightforward manner.
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  • Difficulty Easy-Medium
  • ISBN 9781506413594
  • Pages 40
  • Season/Occasion General; Holy Week
  • Voicing Organ
  • Dimensions 9 x 12
  • Publication Date Jun 1, 2016

Composer Commentary

This collection contains settings from music from many cultures, styles, and times. There are chorales, plainsong-like settings such as "Triune God, Be Thou Our Stay" (tune: Gott der vater, wohn uns Bei), familiar hymns such as God That Madest Earth and Heaven (tune: Ar Hyd Y Nos), Ye Servants of God (tune: Lyons), Let us With a Gladsome Mind (tune: Monkland). All tunes used are presented completely and in a straight-forward manner.
 
Of particular interest is the setting of Graham George's "Ride on! Ride on in Majesty" -- it may be used on Palm Sunday and other occasions. Dedicated to Charles Tompkins, it contains a fugue leading to a majestic ending.
 
These settings are intended to be played as voluntaries on the hymns sung at services using these hymns. They may also find a use in other services not connected with a specific season. There is a real need for general hymn-settings--this need inspired the composition of this collection; I do hope it will be found useful.
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