We feature fully orchestrated arrangements of hymns from The Baptist Hymnal
(1991 Edition). MIDI Marvels is producing the entire hymnal in thirds.
Currently, two-thirds of the hymnal are complete, providing high-quality
accompaniment to churches at about $1.50 per song! If you prefer, you can
Individual MIDI Discs (on CD-ROM)
Individual CDs (compact audio discs).
following audio samples are produced by playing the MIDI data through
high-end MIDI equipment. This is what the CDs will sound like. These CDs can
be played through your church, home or car sound system.
The following is a video sample of sound quality and lyrics projection
(lyr. proj. available with MIDI)
Samples--The following are samples
(the actual MIDI data) from
The Baptist Hymnal. If you would like to hear how they sound on you MIDI
equipment, use your mouse to right click on the hymn title and "Save Target
As" to a disk that plays in your equipment. If you just click on the
link, your computer's default MIDI player will play them through your
computer's sound card. Keep in mind that what you are hearing is a data
file...only as good as the sound card they are being played through.
Each fully orchestrated hymn features horns, strings,
flutes, trumpets, oboe, clarinets, trombones, timpani, snare, bells, and
more, plus piano and organ. These hymns are antiphonally rich, and can be
played to enhance your current orchestra or be accompaniment in and of
The project of
orchestrating The Baptist Hymnal (1991 edition) was directed by Camp
Kirkland. There were 46 arrangers, including Don Marsh, Ron Blount, Dennis
Allen, David Thomas, Larry Mayfield, Steve Dunn, Mark Hayes, Bruce Greer,
and Billy Payne. They set to work with the following philosophy:
The Brass instruments are the
"core" to the body of instrumental sound, playing the melody and basic
harmony the majority of the time. Though the trumpets, French horn, and
trombones play the part functions of the soprano, alto, tenor, and bass,
they have not been adapted note for note from the hymn. There is musical
interest created using idiomatic embellishments, passing tones,
countermelodies, and fanfare style of chord repetition.
The Woodwinds and Strings have both been
arranged as a family group of instruments to add specific color and interest
to the overall sound of the orchestrations. All of the arrangements are
built around the Brass
"core." Should you wish the Brass
"core" to be tacet during a particular verse, the keyboard instruments can
cover the basic melody and harmony withthe Strings
and Woodwinds adding the
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*Part 3B (hymn #521-666) release date Jan. 2012
The Baptist Hymnal (1991 Edition)
Hymns 2-219* are featured in Part One of The Baptist Hymnal. Part One includes
the Easter and Christmas sections of the hymnal.