Old English Hymns for Violin Solo edited by Linda M. Ellis Cummings. For Violin. Saddle-stitched, Transcribed Solos. Green Hill Records. Sacred. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.97044).
ISBN 9780786638345. Sacred. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
These fresh arrangements of fourteen old English hymns combine both classical and folk elements for a delightful effect. The violin soloist is encouraged to embellish the melodies once the basic tunes have been mastered. These solos with piano accompaniment have been modified from the Green Hill CD version to facilitate smooth interplay between the soloist and accompanist. Artistic and engaging, these solos will be a joy to play for church services and recitals througout the year. Includes familiar, favorite tunes such as: All Things Bright and Beautiful; Let All Things Now Living; Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; For the Beauty of the Earth; I Sing the Almighty Power of God; Come, Ye Thankful People, Come; I Want a Principle Within; Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus; and more. Early intermediate in difficulty.