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The Piper’s Hymnal

Hymns Arranged for the Highland Bagpipe

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  • Over 100 common hymn tunes that fit naturally within the Highland pipe scale
  • A great source of unique melodies that can be arranged as slow airs
  • Key symbols for each hymn, to aid both pipers and their accompanists (i.e. 'Amazing Grace' sounds in the key of E-flat when played on Highland pipes)
  • Several indexes to help locate a favorite hymn, or hymns appropriate for specific occasions and themes
  • Breath marks to help with phrasing and accompanying singers
  • Tips on performing with accompanists (organ, congregational singing, etc.)
  • Represents a large variety of styles, origins, ethnicities, and denominational backgrounds
  • Some melodies feature alternate tunings, C- and F-natural
  • Spiral-bound for convenience
  • Easy to Moderate difficulty levels.
  • Selections include 'Gude Me, O Thou Great Jehovah', 'Simple Gifts' (aka 'Lord of the Dance'), 'Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence', 'O Sing a Song of Bethlehem', 'Amazing Grace' (sung version), 'Though I May Speak', 'O Come, All Ye Faithful', 'We Three Kings', 'O For a Thousand Tongues', 'Finlandia', 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel', 'Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus', 'Wondrous Love', 'Here I Am, Lord', 'To God Be the Glory', 'Tallis' Canon', 'The Day Thou Gavest', 'Down to Earth, as a Dove', 'O Sacred Head, Now Wounded', 'O Worship the King', 'Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee', and many more.
  • (Organ/keyboard parts not included)

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