We often get enquiries about sheet music for hymns. It's unusual for individual hymns to be available as sheet music. For accompanying hymn singing we recommend New English Hymnal or Ancient and Modern New Standard from our hymn book page. Feel free to drop us an e-mail if you want to check if a particular tune is in. For variations on hymn themes, try:
- The Oxford Book of Ceremonial Music for Organ - The 32 pieces in this anthology have all been specially chosen by Robert Gower because they have a touch of grandeur and are guaranteed to make a striking impression on any audience or congregation
- The Oxford Book of Wedding Music - The 32 pieces in this anthology have all been specially chosen by Robert Gower because they have a touch of grandeur and are guaranteed to make a striking impression on any audience or congregation
Johann Sebastian Bach
- Three Pieces for Organ - Three of William Mathias's substantial virtuoso Organ compositions, which will appeal to experienced Organists who want attractive and challenging music for their recitals
Peter Maxwell Davies
- Sonata for Organ - This essentially contemplative work in four movements is based on a plainsong fragment from the Lamentations of Jeremiah, traditionally sung on Maundy Thursday in the ceremonies spiralling down to the sacrifice of Christ on Good Friday.
Simper may be obscure, but as our page on him shows, he was once an international star composer. His books,each containing 17 organ voluntaries, are still in print. Not the best composer, perhaps, but many organists have a secret soft spot for his relatively easy-to-play and tuneful work.
Charles Villiers Stanford
Samuel Sebastian Wesley