Majestic Hymns Volume 1 (Classic Hymn Medleys for Choral and Congregational Worship). Arranged by David Clydesdale. For SATB Choir. Moderate. Booklet. Published by Word Music (WD.080689241277).
* Each collection contains three medleys of well-known classic hymns created by best-selling arranger David T. Clydesdale
* The first of four exclusive volumes to be released during the next year
* Medleys are written with congregational participation in mind, though they also function well as stand-alone choral anthems
* Value-priced booklet and value-added CD ChoralTrax
During the past twenty years, worship styles in many churches have evolved and transformed, emphasizing an approach that strives for intimacy with the Father. This renewal has led some ministries, perhaps unintentionally, to abandon the great hymns of our faith in favor of newly-composed worship songs.
With the release of Volume 1 (the first of four booklets) in the series Majestic Hymns, Word Music is pleased to present a resource to those music ministries which are "blended" or "leaning toward the contemporary" in style but who yearn to keep the classic hymns of our faith fresh, accessible and, above all, sung well by choirs and congregations. David T. Clydesdale's dynamic, dramatic and sensitive choral writing is framed by gorgeous orchestrations that expertly support these classic hymn texts.
While these magnificent arrangements stand alone as choral features, they are also designed with your congregation in mind. Each medley provides plenty of opportunities for your congregation to sing along with the choir, and an optional DVD ChoralTrax is available which contains lyrics to help prompt your congregation to join in!