Organ Music


#1

I don't know how to ask this, but I'll just hope you understand.

What is a good accompinament book for hymns? I'm willing to buy a few, in case a certain hymn is not in one book, but I'm sick of my pages flipping mid-hymn, and then ruining my concentration. Something with a wire or plastic binding or a looseleaf binding.

Recommendations?


#2

[quote="LoyalViews, post:1, topic:300302"]
I don't know how to ask this, but I'll just hope you understand.

What is a good accompinament book for hymns? I'm willing to buy a few, in case a certain hymn is not in one book, but I'm sick of my pages flipping mid-hymn, and then ruining my concentration. Something with a wire or plastic binding or a looseleaf binding.

Recommendations?

[/quote]

I haven't seen it yet, but I hear a great deal of attention was paid to this matter in the production of the Vatican II hymnal.

You might check out their books.

ccwatershed.org/purchase_accompaniment_book/

edit: Looks like you can download the entire book on PDF, so you can look at it without purchasing if you want.

lalemantpolyphonic.org/new_translation/Vatican_Organist_Volumes_1_and_2.pdf


#3

[quote="superamazingman, post:2, topic:300302"]
I haven't seen it yet, but I hear a great deal of attention was paid to this matter in the production of the Vatican II hymnal.

You might check out their books.

ccwatershed.org/purchase_accompaniment_book/

edit: Looks like you can download the entire book on PDF, so you can look at it without purchasing if you want.

lalemantpolyphonic.org/new_translation/Vatican_Organist_Volumes_1_and_2.pdf

[/quote]

okay, downloaded the pdf, and played some of the mass settings on my iphone....and loved them....is this....chant? or...polyphony?

it is beautiful in its simplicity....and doesn't sound like a broadway shows tune at all which would be refreshing...


#4

plus, when the music is simplified, the WORDS are emphasized…

just my opinion, but trying to learn more to form an educated opinion. thank you.


#5

[quote="Elizabeth779, post:3, topic:300302"]
okay, downloaded the pdf, and played some of the mass settings on my iphone....and loved them....is this....chant? or...polyphony?

it is beautiful in its simplicity....and doesn't sound like a broadway shows tune at all which would be refreshing...

[/quote]

Exactly!


#6

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