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Ancient and Modern: Words

Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship

Ancient and Modern: Words

Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship

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Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
ISBN: 9781848252431
Number of Pages: 864
Published: 25/03/2013
Width: 11 cm
Height: 16.5 cm

The world's most famous hymn book has undergone a complete revision and now offers the broadest ever range of traditional hymns and the best from today's composers and hymn/song writers. 150 years since its first publication and after sales of 170 million copies, this brand new edition contains over 840 items, ranging from the Psalms to John Bell, Bernadette Farrell and Stuart Townend.

The guiding principles behind this collection are:

  • congregational singability
  • biblical and theological richness
  • musical excellence
  • liturgical versatility
  • relevance to today's worship styles and to today's concerns

New features include added provision for all the seasons of the Church year, new items for carol services and other popular occasions where the repertoire is in need of refreshing, more choices for all-age worship, fresh translations of some ancient hymnody, beautiful new tunes, short songs and chants - alleluias, kyries, blessings etc. and music from the world church. This new edition includes 400 items not in the last revision of the hymn book in 2000.

A full range of indexes (including biblical and thematic) and a helpful guide to choosing hymns for every occasion will help to make Ancient & Modern the premier hymn collection of choice. This is the Words edition.

Also available: Electronic Words Edition (software download, £45)

All the hymn words from Ancient & Modern saved on your computer - easily extract lyrics for projection or to print in service sheets.

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Order from Norwich Books and Music: Tel. 0845 017 6965

Tim Ruffer, Anne Harrison, John Barnard

Anne Harrison has edited the Royal School of Church Music's Sunday by Sunday liturgy planner for ten years and is also on the editorial team for Praxis News of Worship. She is a member of Durham Diocesan Liturgical Committee and of the Executive Committee of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Appreciating a wide variety of musical styles in worship, she chaired the group which produced Sing Praise (Hymns A&M/RSCM 2010) and has a particular interest in the repertoires of the Iona Community and the Taize Community.

'It is my prediction that for those congregations who seek to keep pace with contemporary developments in hymn-writing ... this new hymnal will quickly become the standard by which all others are judged.' New Directions 20130501 'if Common Worship was graded as 'Good' in 2000, this 2013 edition of A&M will certainly be a grade higher. It is a volume which deserves to be in regular use by all church musicians and worship leaders.' -- Ian Sharp Church Music Quarterly 20130901

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