Indices: (Word Files)
· Composers and sources of tunes
· Chronological Index of tunes
· Alphabetical Index of tunes
· Authors, Translators and Sources
· Scriptural References
· Metrical Index of Tunes
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Frank Ezinga, church organist at Langley Canadian Reformed Church and musical advisor to the Book of Praise committee, is preparing new arrangements for the 85 hymns of the 2010 Book of Praise. He plans to publish them in a book for accompanists. In the mean time, some of the arrangements will be posted here, available for download and use. Some of the melodies have been altered from the 1984 Book of Praise, and these arrangements will be posted first.
|• Hymn 2 (Formerly Hymn 1B)|
|• Hymn 8 (Formerly 6)|
|• Hymn 18 (Formerly 14)|
|• Hymn 26 (Formerly 22)|
|• Hymn 30 (Formerly augment 4)|
|• Hymn 31a (Formerly 26)|
|• Hymn 31b (Formerly 26)|
|• Hymn 31a-b(Formerly 26)|
|• Hymn 37 (Formerly 29)|
|• Hymn 48 (Formerly 37)|
|• Hymn 65 (Formerly 48)|
Care will be taken not to trespass on the rights of composers or proprietors. To any who rights are unintentionally infringed, the Book of Praise Committee offers sincere apologies. When informed of any such infringement, the committee will make the necessary correction.
The following hymns do not appear in the online files due to copyright restrictions:
• Hy. 38, Since our great High Priest, Christ Jesus
• Hy. 50, The Spirit Came, as Promised
• Hy. 66, Great is Thy Faithfulness
• Hy. 79, We Come, O Christ, to You
This handout was provided to the participants of the March/April 2011 hymn workshops in Langley BC, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Grassie ON and Guelph ON. This document illustrates critical changes in the musical notation of the hymns and it provides suggestions for the accompanists to instruct the congregation and accompany these hymns.
A Hymn Accompaniment Book for all 85 hymns in the Book of Praise is now available. The arrangements have been done by Frank Ezinga. A sample of the arrangements and instructions on how to purchase the book are available on his website here.