Mary, mother of our Lord
I come with joy
||This hymn has a feel
of 6:8 about it and that highlights the weakness of the end of
the second line; I have added a bar here to make the singing
much easier; it flows beautifully.
The strife is o'er
Alleluias may be sung in different ways - hence the dotted ties...
me, O thou great Redeemer
to the last line in the play-over. It gives the congregation just
that bit more warning that they are about to sing!
who would valiant be
(Who would true valour see)
loose 4:4 time signature and the last word pil-grim make
for particularly difficult arranging. I think it is about as good
as it gets and I have deliberately left a 2:4 bar at the beginning
without trying to correct the time signatures themselves.
who would valiant be
got quite fed up with this until I tried conducting it in a slow 4
with the bar-lines in the "correct" position (IMHO);
the light of your love is shining
or overdone? One of those modern praise tunes that congregations
like but organists seemingly don't. Organists, get over
If you don't like my quaver accompaniment in the refrain, then
don't use it!
Jesus, I have promised
Lord, my God
great thou art
only play-over and first lines illustrating how you MUST count
your way through this hymn to make any sense of the rhythm and
timing. SEE below
worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
my soul, the King of Heaven
(updated September 2015)
You may wish to adjust the details but this works far better than
first two lines and pause and two beats silence!
out! Ye bells below
& Music George Campbell Grills (1947). This hymn has been
adopted by the Devon Bell Ringers' Association and is sung by a
number of others. This arrangement by me fine tunes some harmonies
and adds a play-over and play-out.
out my Soul
my introduction usually uses the first and last lines of
WOODLANDS, I have discovered a repeated bar that can be omitted.
Lord's my Shepherd
||Written out in 6:4 an
extra half bar has been added at the end of lines 2 & 4.
Your play-over may comprise all lines or lines 1 & 4 going
straight in as set without pause or rallentando. Keep the pace
up and this will work very well.