Oxford Book Of Descants, The: Full Music Edition

Oxford Book Of Descants, The: Full Music Edition
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The Oxford Book of Descants is a definitive collection of 102 descants to well-known hymns, carols, and worship songs. It features descants by a wide range of composers, including contemporary names such as David Willcocks, John Rutter, Malcolm Archer, and Paul Leddington Wright, as well as celebrated twentieth-century church composers such as Alan Gray, Edward Bairstow, Sydney Nicholson, and John Wilson. Published in both full music and melody editions, this is a fully practical collection, with selected descants presented in different keys and with alternative words to match most popular hymnals. The full music edition provides an organ part for each descant while the melody edition contains the descants alone, without their accompanying tunes. With a superb range of descants, ably written and sympathetic to the style and harmony of the original tune, this is an excellent resource that will be welcomed by all choirs and church musicians and will enhance hymn singing at church services.


  • Abbot's Leigh (In C And D)
  • Aberystwyth
  • Aurelia
  • Austria (In Eb And F)
  • Blaenwern (In G And F)
  • Crimond
  • Cwm Rhondda
  • Dix (In Ab And G)
  • Down Ampney
  • Easter Hymn
  • Engleberg (In F And G)
  • Forest Green
  • Guiting Power
  • Hanover
  • Helmsley
  • In Christ Alone (In D And Eb)
  • Jesus Is Lord (In G And Ab)
  • Lasst Uns Erfreuen (In D And Eb)
  • Lux Eoi
  • Maccabaeus (In Eb And D)
  • Miles Lane
  • Nicaea
  • Nun Danket (In F And Eb)
  • Oriel
  • Repton
  • Rockingham (In D And Eb)
  • Servant King, The
  • Slane
  • St Clement (In Ab And G)
  • Stuttgart (In G And F)
  • Truro (In D And C)
  • Westminster Abbey (In Ab And G)
  • Woodlands


Product IDCOBS012973105
Editor/Arranger Elloway, Julian
Instrumentation Vocal Score
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language Eng
Media Book
No of Pages128

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