Violet for Advent

Simple Accompaniments

In 1985 the Joint Committee for Church Music in Ireland (which operated from 1976 to 1990) published 75 well-known hymn tunes, arranged simply and set in lower keys. Regrettably, the publication did not circulate widely, as many copies were destroyed in a flooding incident.

The following 13 of these arrangements may now be downloaded and more will follow. Please let us know if there is a hymn tune that you would like included.

 

Holy Week and Easter

All glory, laud and honour (St Theodulph)- C major

All glory, laud and honour (St Theodulph)- B flat

When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham)

Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn) – B flat

Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn) – C major

Light’s glittering morn bedecks the sky / The whole bright world rejoices now / All creatures of our God and king (Easter Song/Lasst uns erfreuen)

Hark ten thousand voices sounding (St Ambrose/St Oswald)

Thine be the glory (Maccabæus)

 

General

Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton)

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda)

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty (Nicæa)

Thy hand, O God, has guided (Thornbury)

 

 

Harvest Thanksgiving

Come, ye thankful people, come (St George’s, Windsor)

We plough the fields, and scatter (Wir pflügen)

 

Christmas

Hark! the herald angels sing (Christmas (Mendelssohn)

Silent night, holy night (Stille Nacht)

The holly and the ivy

When the crimson sun had set and Angels, from the realms of glory (Iris)