About This Music
Here are some hymn descants, intonations, interstitials and alternate harmonizations that I've written during the past several years of service playing. These range from simple, for use anywhere ("Distress") to complex and dissonant, for use only with congregations that have a black belt in hymn singing ("Christe Sanctorum").
There are also a few Anglican chants.
Feel free to modify these to fit your needs. I do. Tempo markings on intonations were reminders to myself for a specific use at a specific time. Feel free to ignore them. Of course, you'll want to play the intonation at the same tempo you will play the hymn, but you already knew that.
I hope you find these useful. 'll be adding to these over time, so check back occassionally.
Stuff to Know
Music is engraved using Lilypond.
About Figured Bass in Harmonizations
The figures were originally written simply as a reminder to myself about the harmony, intending to go back later and fill out the voicing with actual notes. But I never did. I often use chords not common in the 17th century, so some of the figures may look a little convoluted. For this reason, when the melody note creates a dissonance with the underlying chord, I usually don't include it in the figures. That keeps them a little simpler. But of course, you would need to play this note It is the melody, after all.
Hymn Intonations, Hymn Harmonizations, Hymn Descants and Anglican Chant by David M. Boothe are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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