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Organ Popular Hymn Tunes Varied Harmonies

By Noel Rawsthorne

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Organ - Intermediate
Organ Popular Hymn Tunes Varied Harmonies. Composed by Noel Rawsthorne. Hymns: Last verse arrangements. Sacred. Book. Published by Kevin Mayhew Publishers (KV.1405527).

Item Number: KV.1405527

ISBN 9780862091897.

There are few musical pleasures more spine-tingling than a really good organ arrangement of the last verse of a hymn. Noel Rawsthorne is a master at providing a touch of spice to the harmonies of an unsuspecting hymn tune, but also knows what is possible on the average church organ. In these books you will find colorful, manageable arrangements requiting only moderate technique. The composer's many years as an organist enable him to compose music that encourages enjoyment of hymn singing without distractions that confuse the congregation. In these arrangements, much of the original harmonic schemes of the hymn tunes are retained while exploring new harmonic possibilities. These books are eminently useful beside the standard hymnals of many churches, as it presents hymn tunes in the keys most commonly used. Where more than one key is common, two versions of the hymn improvisation are included. These settings are the perfect addition to the organist's repertoire for enlivening congregational singing.

  • Contemplation  Performed by Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley
  • Highwood  Performed by Richard Runciman Terry
  • Kilmarnock  Performed by Neil Dougall
  • King's Lynn 
  • Little Cornard  Performed by Martin Shaw
  • Narenza 
  • Obiit  Performed by Walter Parratt
  • Sandys 
  • St Columba 
  • St Fulbert  Performed by Henry John Gauntlett
  • St Peter  Performed by Alexander Reinagle
  • Veni Emmanuel 
  • Were You There? 
  • Binchester  Performed by William Croft
  • Bow Brickhill  Performed by Sydney Hugo Nicholson
  • Chorus Angelorum  Performed by Arthur Somervell
  • Down Ampney  Performed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Herongate 
  • Oriel  Performed by Caspar Ett
  • Richmond  Performed by Thomas Haweis
  • Song 34 (Angels' Song)  Performed by Orlando Gibbons
  • Sussex Carol 
  • University College  Performed by Henry John Gauntlett
  • Victory 
  • Ave Virgo Virginum 
  • Evelyns  Performed by William Henry Monk
  • O Filii et Filiae 
  • Savannah 
  • St Denio 
  • St Flavian 
  • Strength And Stay  Performed by John Bacchus Dykes
  • Abbot's Leigh  Performed by Cyril Taylor
  • Amen Court  Performed by John Dykes Bower
  • Caswall  Performed by Friedrich Filitz
  • Ellers  Performed by Edward John Hopkins
  • Franconia 
  • Hereford  Performed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
  • Lasst uns erfreuen 
  • Maccabaeus  Performed by George Frideric Handel
  • Merton  Performed by William Henry Monk
  • Miles Lane  Performed by William Shrubsole
  • Neander  Performed by Joachim Neander
  • St Stephen  Performed by William Jones
  • St Thomas 
  • Stuttgart  Performed by Christian Friedrich Witt
  • Crimond  Performed by Jessie Seymour Irvine
  • Croft's 136th  Performed by William Croft
  • Dominus regit me  Performed by John Bacchus Dykes
  • Ellacombe 
  • Fulda 
  • Helmsley 
  • Hollingside  Performed by John Bacchus Dykes
  • Irby  Performed by Henry John Gauntlett
  • Moscow  Performed by Felice De Giardini
  • Ratisbon 
  • Shipston 
  • This Joyful Eastertide 
  • Wir pflugen  Performed by Johann Abraham Peter Schulz
  • Wolvercote  Performed by William Harold Ferguson
  • Abridge  Performed by Isaac Smith
  • Buckland  Performed by Leighton George Hayne
  • Carlisle  Performed by Charles Lockhart
  • Cranham  Performed by Gustav Holst
  • Diademata  Performed by George Job Elvey
  • Forest Green 
  • Irish 
  • Kingsfold  Performed by Traditional English Melody
  • Llanfair  Performed by Robert Williams
  • Melita  Performed by John Bacchus Dykes
  • Noel 
  • Old 104th  Performed by Thomas Ravenscroft
  • Stille Nacht  Performed by Franz Xaver Gruber
  • All Saints 
  • Ar hyd y nos 
  • Aus Der Tiefe  Performed by Nurnbergisches Gesangbuch
  • Dundee 
  • Easter Hymn 
  • Ein'feste Burg  Performed by Martin Luther
  • Eisenach (Mach's Mit Mir Gott)  Performed by Johann Hermann Schein
  • Melcombe  Performed by Samuel Webbe
  • Nicaea  Performed by John Bacchus Dykes
  • Personent Hodie (Theodoric) 
  • St John Damascene  Performed by Arthur Henry Brown
  • Veni Sancte Spiritus  Performed by Samuel Webbe
  • Anima Christi  Performed by William Maher
  • Aurelia  Performed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
  • Bishopthorpe  Performed by Jeremiah Clarke
  • Blaenwern  Performed by William Rowlands
  • Bristol 
  • Capetown  Performed by Friedrich Filitz
  • Culbach 
  • God Rest You Merry 
  • Harewood  Performed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
  • Hyfrydol  Performed by Rowland Huw Pritchard
  • Monkland  Performed by John Antes
  • Morning Light  Performed by George James Webb
  • Picardy 
  • Puer nobis nascitur  Performed by Michael Praetorius
  • Quam Dilecta  Performed by Henry Lascelles Jenner
  • Quem pastores 
  • Rockingham 
  • St Helen  Performed by George Clement Martin
  • Tallis' Ordinal  Performed by Thomas Tallis
  • Vulpius  Performed by Melchior Vulpius
  • Wareham  Performed by William Knapp
  • Was Lebet 
  • Wiltshire  Performed by George Thomas Smart
  • Austria  Performed by Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Caithness 
  • Cross Of Jesus  Performed by John Stainer
  • Gerontius  Performed by John Bacchus Dykes
  • Greensleeves 
  • Gwalchmai  Performed by Joseph David Jones
  • Hanover  Performed by William Croft
  • Monk's Gate 
  • Paderborn 
  • Passion Chorale  Performed by Hans Leo Hassler
  • Petra  Performed by Richard Redhead
  • Ravenshaw 
  • Regent Square  Performed by Henry Smart
  • Salzburg  Performed by J. Hintze
  • Southwell 
  • St Clement  Performed by Clement Cotterill Scholefield
  • St Theodulph  Performed by Melchior Teschner
  • Surrey  Performed by Henry Carey
  • Tallis' Canon  Performed by Thomas Tallis
  • Truro 
  • Winchester Old 
  • Cradle Song  Performed by William James Kirkpatrick
  • Ewing  Performed by Alexander Ewing
  • Gopsal  Performed by George Frideric Handel
  • Mannheim  Performed by Friedrich Filitz
  • Offertorium  Performed by Michael Haydn
  • Rhuddlan 
  • St Anne 
  • Stracathro  Performed by Charles Hutcheson
  • Aberystwyth  Performed by Joseph Parry
  • All For Jesus  Performed by John Stainer
  • Cwm Rhondda  Performed by John Hughes
  • Darwall's 148th  Performed by John Darwall
  • Laudate Dominum  Performed by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
  • Lobe Den Herren 
  • Morning Hymn  Performed by Francoise Hippolyte Barthelemon
  • Mount Ephraim  Performed by Benjamin Milgrove
  • Noel Nouvelet 
  • Old Hundredth 
  • Song 22  Performed by Orlando Gibbons
  • St Bernard 
  • The First Nowell 
  • Westminster Abbey  Performed by Henry Purcell
  • Wurtemburg 
  • Cruger  Performed by Johann Cruger
  • Dix  Performed by Conrad Kocher
  • Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen 
  • Horsley  Performed by William Horsley
  • Laudes Domini  Performed by Joseph Barnby
  • Saffron Walden  Performed by Arthur Henry Brown
  • Sing Hosanna 
  • Slane 
  • St Magnus  Performed by Jeremiah Clarke
  • Woodlands  Performed by Walter Greatorex
  • Angel Voices   Performed by Edwin George Monk
  • Brother James' Air  Performed by J.L. Macbeth Bain
  • Bunessan 
  • Eventide  Performed by William Henry Monk
  • Gonfalon Royal  Performed by Percy Buck
  • Love Divine  Performed by John Stainer
  • Luckington  Performed by Basil Harwood
  • Old 120th 
  • St Edmund  Performed by Charles Steggall
  • St Matthew  Performed by William Croft
  • Stockton  Performed by Thomas Wright
  • Yorkshire  Performed by John Wainwright
  • Farley Castle  Performed by Henry Lawes
  • Marching  Performed by Martin Shaw
  • Mendelssohn  Performed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn
  • Repton  Performed by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
  • Royal Oak 
  • Song 1  Performed by Orlando Gibbons
  • Thornbury  Performed by Basil Harwood
  • Adeste Fideles  Performed by John Francis Wade
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful  Performed by William Henry Monk
  • Deus tuorum militum 
  • Laus Deo (Redhead No. 46)  Performed by Richard Redhead
  • Lux Eoi  Performed by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan
  • Martyrdom  Performed by Hugh Wilson
  • Michael  Performed by Herbert Howells
  • Nun Danket  Performed by Johann Cruger
  • Praise My Soul  Performed by John Goss
  • St Francis Xavier  Performed by John Stainer
  • St George's Windsor  Performed by George Job Elvey
  • Billing  Performed by Richard Runciman Terry
  • Duke Street 
  • Leoni 
  • Love Unknown  Performed by John Ireland
  • Nativity  Performed by Henry Lahee
  • Rex Gloriae  Performed by Henry Smart
  • University  Performed by Charles Collignon
  • Westminster  Performed by James Turle
  • Winchester New 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Musical Monk
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  • April 04, 2020 Highly useful resource

    One review says these tunes are not used in mainstream worship, so it would be wise to check the list of tunes against those in your hymnal. The large majority of these tunes are in the Episcopalian hymnal and many others with which I am familiar. I used this book...

    extensively in one church where I played, especially for the final hymn, since the harmonies add a bit of interest and excitement. There are additional volumes by the same composer.

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  • 5

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  • February 04, 2020 Best anthology of alternate harmonies!

    This is a great tool in hymn playing for almost any level of organist.

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  • 5

    Fowler, MI
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    Not sure
  • October 30, 2018 Five Stars

    Use this little gem quite regularly!

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  • 1

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  • May 04, 2016 Not very useful

    Expensive resource with limited usefulness. Most of the Hymns are not used in mainstream American worship. Wish I had not wasted my money

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • 4

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  • January 04, 2003 Excellent Material Resource

    I'm an organist for a church that leans toward the conservative side, and the material in this book has been received well! I've had very positive comments from members of the congregation. The only drawback is that a good number of the selections in this book are not...

    in our hymnal! I wish they were!

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    12 of 21 people found this review helpful.
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