Hymn Descants, Set 1
Benjamin M. Culli’s collection of hymn descants provides festive treatment to hymn singing. Each descant is provided over the melody in both C and B-flat and is reproducible. While the descants were written to be idiomatic for trumpet, they may be played by other instruments. The descants and melodies correspond to the keys and harmonizations found in Lutheran Service Book: Accompaniment for the Hymns, so the pieces were written to have the keyboardist play from that book.
|Collection Content||Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid; All Glory Be to God Alone; Joy to the World; Glorious Things of You Are Spoken; Look, Ye Saints, the Sight Is Glorious; Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor; Hark the Glad Sound; Lift High the Cross; Crown Him with Many Crowns; Christ the Eternal Lord; As with Gladness Men of Old; Come Down, O Love Divine; Earth and All Stars; Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen; Thy Strong Word; Salvation unto Us Has Come; All Who Believe and Are Baptized; Jerusalem the Golden; Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle; Christ, the Lord of Hosts, Unshaken; Go to Dark Gethsemane; Chief of Sinners Though I Be; Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven; Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee; Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling; Son of God, Eternal Savior; Lord of Our Life; Christ High-Ascended, Now in Glory Seated; Only-Begotten, Word of God Eternal; Jesus, Priceless Treasure; Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won; Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense; The Night Will Soon Be Ending; The Clouds of Judgment Gather; My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less; Eternal Father, Strong to Save; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; All the Earth with Joy Is Sounding; Holy, Holy, Holy; Arise and Shine in Splendor; In the Cross of Christ I Glory; Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness; God Loved the World So That He Gave; Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise; We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God; He’s Risen, He’s Risen; In His Temple Now Behold Him; Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation; Light of Light, O Sole-Begotten; To Jordan’s River Came Our Lord; Ride On, Ride On in Majesty; The Lamb; O Bride of Christ, Rejoice;|
|Tune Names||ALL EHR UND LOB, ANTIOCH, AUSTRIA, BRYN CALFARIA, CHESTERFIELD, CRUCIFER, DIADEMATA, DIX, DOWN AMPNEY, EARTH AND ALL STARS, EBENEZER, ES IST DAS HEIL, EWING, FORTUNATUS NEW, GETHSEMANE, HYMN TO JOY, IN BABILONE, ISTE CONFESSOR, JESU, MEINE FREUDE, JESUS, MEINE ZUVERSICHT, LLANGLOFFAN, MAGDALEN, MELITA, MENDELSSOHN, MICHAEL, NICAEA, O WELT, ICH MUSS DICH LASSEN, RATHBUN, ST. CRISPIN, ST. DENIO, THAXTED, WALTHER, WESTMINSTER ABBEY, WINCHESTER NEW, WINTER, WO SOLL ICH FLIEHEN HIN|