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Kelly, which is better, "Then Sings My Soul; 150 of the World's Greatest Hymns." by Robert J. Morgan or the Maranatha red praise chorus book (and is that the title?)



THIS ONE :) :)

http://maranathaweb.stores.yahoo.net/redbookprais.html


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There are many nice tunes to be found in the old hymn books like "The English Hymnal" and the 1925 "Songs of Praise" etc. Music editor Ralph Vaughn Williams travelled around Britain and collected popular traditional tunes and used them for his hymn collections.

Kingsfold was an adaptation of a traditional English tune (and one of many that was used for Irish songs like "The Star of the County Down". It was named after Kingsfold which is near where I am staying now. But this gives you an idea of the kind of tunes he collected. Vaughan Williams also collected and used some Scottish, Irish and Welsh tunes.

Did you know the tune used for "To be a pilgrim" was originally a sea shanty? Good old Williams! Try these old hymn books for some super whistle-friendly traditional tunes.

Hope this helps.


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There are many nice tunes to be found in the old hymn books like "The English Hymnal" and the 1925 "Songs of Praise" etc. Music editor Ralph Vaughn Williams travelled around Britain and collected popular traditional tunes and used them for his hymn collections.

Kingsfold was an adaptation of a traditional English tune (and one of many that was used for Irish songs like "The Star of the County Down". It was named after Kingsfold which is near where I am staying now. But this gives you an idea of the kind of tunes he collected. Vaughan Williams also collected and used some Scottish, Irish and Welsh tunes.

Did you know the tune used for "To be a pilgrim" was originally a sea shanty? Good old Williams! Try these old hymn books for some super whistle-friendly traditional tunes.

Hope this helps.


Thanks, Adrian. :)

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I"ve found another tune for playing on whistle. See here: http://praisewhistlers.org/pwboard/viewtopic.php?t=670

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Wow, no one listed my FAVORITE:

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

I play that one every time I take out my whistles. :)

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Wow, no one listed my FAVORITE:

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

I play that one every time I take out my whistles. :)

Carolyn


Ooops!

Thanks for that. It's a super tune and great words and I wouldn't be suprised if Keith agrees.


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Had a Methodist Pastor tell me to go out to a mission church he also serves in and get one of the "old" hymn books and I did. It has all of the old songs I grew up singing "back when". I am enjoying just seeing them again ... now have to learn to play them. Come thy Fount .. is in it .. had forgotten it ... it is a good one.

Notes are written differently than I am use to but can figure them out I think.

Glad to see you on again IrishLass .. hope all well with you and yours.

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Notes are written differently than I am use to but can figure them out I think.


I have it in whistle font, I will look for it if you want a copy, let me know. I may be able to e-mail it.

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Glad to see you on again IrishLass .. hope all well with you and yours.


Things are very busy - bought a new house that needed some work, are trying to finish things up so that we can move on July 8th. Taking a break from school this summer, but haven't had time to enjoy it yet! Maybe after the move. Bought a house at the lake - hope it will be relaxing, and I can play whistle on the back deck. :) Thanks for asking. :)

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IrishLass wrote:
Wow, no one listed my FAVORITE:

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

I play that one every time I take out my whistles. :)

Carolyn


Oh man, I can't believe it...you all must think I'm a real heathen here, but here's ANOTHER one I've never heard of! Carolyn, where can I hear a CD version of it? And I'm sure if you love it, I'm going to want the notes, if you can email them to me.

Man, I can't believe how many cross-the-board favorites I've never heard. I guess that's what I get for being an atheist until six years ago. And now the church I attend just plays the new stuff...Robin Mark, Newsboys, Third Day, etc.

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Blackhawk wrote:
IrishLass wrote:
Wow, no one listed my FAVORITE:

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

I play that one every time I take out my whistles. :)

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Oh man, I can't believe it...you all must think I'm a real heathen here, but here's ANOTHER one I've never heard of! Carolyn, where can I hear a CD version of it? And I'm sure if you love it, I'm going to want the notes, if you can email them to me.

Man, I can't believe how many cross-the-board favorites I've never heard. I guess that's what I get for being an atheist until six years ago. And now the church I attend just plays the new stuff...Robin Mark, Newsboys, Third Day, etc.

Nothing wrong with that but the old ones sure do seem to work well and since I am old enough to know the words and the melody .. makes learning them a lot easier. Just think though .. you probably won't ever run out of "new" ones.

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Here is a link to a site where you can go and listen and order a cd. I like this version:

World's Best Praise & Worship: Hymns CD

I will work on the e-mail thing. :)

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Here is a link to a site where you can go and listen and order a cd. I like this version:

World's Best Praise & Worship: Hymns CD

I will work on the e-mail thing. :)

Carolyn


Thanks, Carolyn! :)

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Adrian wrote:
IrishLass wrote:
Wow, no one listed my FAVORITE:

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

I play that one every time I take out my whistles. :)

Carolyn


Ooops!

Thanks for that. It's a super tune and great words and I wouldn't be suprised if Keith agrees.


Yep, "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" is a great one. Hear this clip of the choir at full strength: https://tantararecords.securesites.com/ ... EOS_11.mp3

You can find this and "Death Shall Not Destroy My Comfort" (the one I mentioned the other day) performed by the BYU Choirs on this CD which is a collection of some of their best stuff: Echos of the Sabbath

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Mark's website (Whistle and Squeak) has a notes, tabs & midifor "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing". "Be Thou My Vision" and Amazing Grace are there, too. That's 3 of my favorite 'whistle-friendly' hymns.

Its been a while since this thread started ... I need to check my original list, obviously! :D

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Mark's website (Whistle and Squeak) has a notes, tabs & midi for "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing". "Be Thou My Vision" and Amazing Grace are there, too. That's 3 of my favorite 'whistle-friendly' hymns.


Thanks Judy - that's where I originally got the ones I have. It will be easier to just go to the site and get them there. :)

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Here is a link to a site where you can go and listen and order a cd. I like this version:

World's Best Praise & Worship: Hymns CD

I will work on the e-mail thing. :)

Carolyn

I finally got around to ordering this one just now. Thanks for the tip, Carolyn! I can't wait to learn this song on the whistle.

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Last night at prayer meeting our small group sang, "Jesus, Lamb of God", and I thought, "That may sound good on the whistle. I should learn to play that."
Then, while driving home, I remembered that I ALREADY know how to play it!

These are the ravages of old age.

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Last night at prayer meeting our small group sang, "Jesus, Lamb of God", and I thought, "That may sound good on the whistle. I should learn to play that."
Then, while driving home, I remembered that I ALREADY know how to play it!

These are the ravages of old age.

No .. those are the ravages of a busy mind ... you remembered that you do know it .. little late perhaps ... but it's there. :-k :D

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It's just running through my head while sitting here (haven't had a go at it yet on a whistle), but how about "Eternal Father Strong to Save" (I think that's the correct name). It's also sometimes referred to as the Navy Hymn.


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Judy,

If a song had 4 flats, it's the key of Ab; change it to 3 #s and it's the key of A. The same if you have 5 flats, it's the key of Db; change it to 2 #s and it's the key of D. You're just going from a Flat Major key to the same key in (Neutral) Major. I don't know why, but sharps don't seem as bad to play as flats do....at least IMO. If you want, I can list the keys and how many sharps and flats there are in each...

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IrishLass wrote:
Wow, no one listed my FAVORITE:

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

I play that one every time I take out my whistles. :)

Carolyn


There's several nice verions of this here:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1048

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Judy,

If a song had 4 flats, it's the key of Ab; change it to 3 #s and it's the key of A. The same if you have 5 flats, it's the key of Db; change it to 2 #s and it's the key of D. You're just going from a Flat Major key to the same key in (Neutral) Major. I don't know why, but sharps don't seem as bad to play as flats do....at least IMO. If you want, I can list the keys and how many sharps and flats there are in each...

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:shock: Ouch .... music theory!

Thanks, Lyn. I just play, and haven't "studied" the basics. Will take all the help I can get ... but slowly, please. I'm old and forgetful! ;)


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Hi Judy,

I don't know how you figured out to go to 3 sharps sharps from four flats. This little chart is just to show you the keys and how many #s or bs each key has.

KEY:..........SHARPS:

C
G...............F
D...............F C
A...............F C G
E...............F C G D
B...............F C G D A
F#.............F C G D A E
C#.............F C G D A E B


KEYS:........FLATS:

C
F .............B
Bb............B E
Eb............B E A
Ab............B E A D
Db............B E A D G
Gb............B E A D G C
Cb............B E A D G C F

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My wife wants to do a song we've heard on a Fernando Ortega album. The song is called something like "Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted"

Is it an old hymn? Have any of you heard it before? We can't find any info on it, but it's a moving song about the crucifixion.

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Jorg wrote:
My wife wants to do a song we've heard on a Fernando Ortega album. The song is called something like "Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted"

Is it an old hymn? Have any of you heard it before? We can't find any info on it, but it's a moving song about the crucifixion.

Jorg

Try here: http://www.igracemusic.com/hymnbook/lea ... mitten.pdf
The above was found on this page: http://www.igracemusic.com/hymnbook/hymns/s04.html
Looks like it's old, though I don't know the version Fernando Ortega sings.

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