More Than Hymns is a new two-volume collection of anthems for mixed voice choirs featuring extended arrangements of existing hymn tunes, together with original anthem-style settings of the texts of several well known hymns. Of the sixteen works in this first volume, six are published here for the first time, including new arrangements by composers of today: Malcolm Archer, Rogers Covey-Crump, John Joubert, Barry Rose and Gavin Williams. The texts cover many seasons of the church's year - Advent, Epiphany, Passiontide, Easter, Ascension, as well as celebratory occasions such as festival services and weddings.
I purchased this book as it has one particular hymn that I wanted to learn to play "Here I am Lord". It is quite a difficult piece and needs a lot of practise! My playing is not quite up to this standard. It would be a good idea to rate the standard of playing for this hymn book. For example grade 5 or 6. Anonymous
- (Welwyn, United Kingdom)
An excellent collection of both old and new tunes. I bought it for the tune "Corvedale" which I had trouble finding. Interesting editorial comments are included about the various works. Anonymous
- (Colchester, United Kingdom)
it is ideal for small choirs and begginers in music;
it has a good variety and therefore value for money Anonymous
- (Devizes, United Kingdom)