Creative Hymn Accompaniments For Organ, Vol. 1 composed by Gerhard Krapf (1929-). For organ: 3-staff. Sacred, General, Hymn-Based Collection. Intermediate. 40 pages. Published by Sacred Music Press (LO.KK519).
Congregational singing often becomes monotonous and prosaic when unrelieved four-part harmony from the hymnal is used for every stanza. Creative Hymn Accompaniments can greatly enhance the vitality of well-known tunes, especially those with many stanzas. Each setting is playable on one or two manuals, allowing the organist to play the melody on a solo stop when desired. These accompaniments avoid extreme departures from traditional harmonies and instead provide alterations which will add interest and variety. 40 pages.