‘WONDROUS LOVE’ for Highland pipes and organ


'WONDROUS LOVE' (a.k.a. 'What wondrous love is this?') arranged for Highland pipes and organ duet by Timothy Cummings. Please see further below for more information and audio and video samples.


‘WONDROUS LOVE’ (a.k.a. ‘What wondrous love is this?’) arranged for Highland pipes and organ duet by Timothy Cummings. A short but powerful arrangement of the beloved shape-note melody for Highland pipes (B-flat) and organ. Originally commissioned for a Lord of the Rings-themed church service in Wellington in 2002, this edgy setting captures some of the drama of the epic film score. Easy-to-moderate difficulty level. (Just under 2-and-a-half minutes).  Audio sample below (click ahead to 1:07 to skip intro):

[If you are seeking a bagpipe-only version of ‘WONDROUS LOVE’ with a harmony part derived from the traditional shape-note version, please see here. For a more contemporary bagpipe-only setting closer to what was published in ‘An Ift of Efts’ collection and recorded on Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band’s The Calling album, please see here. And if you are seeking the basic melody alone, without harmony parts, it is available for free here.]

A video of shape-note singers singing the original shape-note hymn:


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