Posted 10 October 2008 - 09:22
If anyone uses Sunday by Sunday, in the weekly lists of suitable music to play before, during and after the service, and during Communion, there is often reference made to a publication called Ten Hymn Tune Preludes. It is apparently published by Peters and comes in about 3 volumes. I can't seem to find it/them on any website, Amazon or music shops (ok, I've only tried Banks in York! our local ones almost certainly wouldn't stock it/them.)
Does anyone here use it, and can you tell me if it is out of print and/or where it came from?
Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:00
I often use '100 Hymn Preludes for Manuals' and put a pedal line in some of them. It published by Kevin Mayhew.
Posted 10 October 2008 - 11:22
I think I shall have to start telephoning because it may be that the arrangements in the Peters editions have been included in some other book listed by Allegro Music. The reason I was drawn to the Peters is the magic formula E/M, which means I have a fighting chance of being able to play the piece with only an hour or so's work - vital if you need to vary your repertoire and don't have long to spend on it!
Mayhews seem to have cornered the market in this kind of thing but I thought I would endeavour to track down the listed book(s) first. If an author/composer's name were cited it would make the job easier.