The Best Hymns of All Time for Strings (Book 1)
Various / Colin Kirkpatrick - Colin Kirkpatrick
A collection of sixty of the best-loved hymns ever composed, presented in three books. The hymns are scored in four parts but could be used with virtually any combination of stringed instruments from string quartet upwards. Book 1 includes full four-part instrumental scores, as well as parts for 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola and cello/double bass reading from the same part. An optional but useful simplified keyboard part is included. Most string parts are written in first position, with optional higher octaves for more experienced violinists. These arrangements are intended either as stand-alone pieces that could be used as interludes in a service, or they could be used to accompany solo, choral or congregational singing. Book 1 contains the following twenty popular hymns: Abide with Me; All Glory, Laud and Honor; All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name; All Through the Night; City of God, How Broad and Far; Fairest Lord Jesus; Fight the Good Fight; Forth in Thy Name; Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer; He who Would Valiant Be; Holy, Holy, Holy; I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say; Jesu, Lover of my Soul; Nearer my God to Thee; Now Thank We All Our God; O Worship the King; Rejoice, the Lord is King; Soldiers of Christ, Arise; The Lord is my Shepherd; and What a Friend we have in Jesus.