hymncharts

NEW Arrangement: The First Noel 2021

 

The First Noel marks the next stylistic phase of hymncharts.com: modern worship!

 

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Download a FREE Hymn Lyric Video: Now Thank We All Our God

 

Here's the new feature I've been talking about for the past few weeks. People have been asking for hymn lyric videos for months now, wanting them for livestreams.

 

So, naturally I've created... hymnlyricvideos.com! It's taken a few months to find the right software and work out the format. But here's something you won't believe: if you're a hymncharts subscriber you'll get all the lyrics videos as a free bonus to your hymncharts subscription!

 

I've built the hymnlyricvideos.com website for smaller churches who aren't interested in a hymncharts subscription but are using videos in their livestreams and home groups. At launch, each video will be sold separately and cost $3.99 with the option of subscribing to the entire website for $99.99 per year.

 

Until hymnlyricvideos.com officially launches, download a free lyric video for the hymncharts arrangement of Now Thank We All Our God and test it out for yourself! You have permission to use this for your ministry any way you want - livestreams, home groups, etc.

 

This free download will be available until Thanksgiving.

NEW: hymncharts Payment Plan

 

Church budgets are tighter than ever these days. Our new payment plan allows you to enjoy hymncharts arrangements for $29.99 per month for a commitment of 12 months.

 

Click to learn more about the hymncharts payment plan.

SATB+ and MULTITRACKS: Amazing Grace 2004

 

from hymncharts arranger Don Chapman:

 

I've now updated Amazing Grace with SATB+ files and multitracks. All hymncharts arrangements have SATB sheet music, but I've started to record some of them (put on hold during COVID) with full SATB choir. An SATB+ arrangement has SATB only sheet music (no piano for fewer pages), an SATB vocal demo MP3 and soprano, alto, tenor and bass practice track MP3s you can give to your choir.

 

Click to hear Amazing Grace SATB and other SATB+ arrangements

NEW Recording: I Will Praise Him

 

from hymncharts arranger Don Chapman:

 

I've recorded another classic arrangement. Originally arranged in 2004, I Will Praise Him now includes transposed chord charts, vocal demo, stereo track, multitracks and improved vocal and instrumental parts.

 

When hymncharts first started nearly 20 years ago I assumed everyone knew the hymns and I wouldn't bother to record them! When I tried out my arrangement of Come, Ye Thankful People Come I was surprised to find nobody on my praise team knew this classic Thanksgiving hymn, and I knew I had to start recording the arrangements. Now I'm going back and finally recording these early ones and improving them a bit.

 

Click to hear I Will Praise Him and other classic arrangements

Change Key for Free!

 

Some of you may already have discovered this but I'm late to the party :)

 

I've just discovered that the free Finale Notepad can change the key of 75% of hymncharts arrangements!

 

Over the years I've tried using the free Finale Notepad but it just didn't work that great. It might change the key but it would also mess the spacing up so bad that the sheet music looked awful.

 

Recently I thought I'd take another look to see if the software had changed. It has! I tried changing the key of All Hail the Power and when it worked I nearly fell out of my chair. I'm so excited LOL!

 

BUT... here's why it will work on only 75% of the arrangements: the free Finale Notepad will only change the key of the entire arrangement.

 

That means it won't work on my earliest arrangements. Back when hymncharts started years ago it was in vogue to modulate (change key) on the final verse of a song, giving it a "lift." These days with modern worship the songs stay in the same key throughout. In fact, I literally can't remember playing a key change in a church praise band in over ten years.

 

This means the free Finale Notepad will NOT work on my older arrangements (about 25% of them) because it won’t insert the key change on the last verse (instead only changing the key of the entire hymn.) You’ll have to use one of the paid versions of Finale (Finale or Printmusic) to do that.

 

Watch a quick (1:28) video showing you exactly how it works:

 

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hymnspiration

 

Then let us all with one accord

Sing praises to our heavenly Lord;

That hath made heaven and earth of naught,

And with His blood mankind hath bought.

 

The First Noel
traditional

NEW All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

 

To celebrate the new hymncharts website in 2021 I've remixed and remastered the vocal demos, stereo tracks and multitracks. The SATB, SAB, synth strings and instrumental parts have been revised (I do this for some my older arrangements as I feel I can both arrange and mix music better than I did when hymncharts first started.) Removed are some of the synthy leads and pads that were more in vogue a decade ago. The 3 part vocals remain the same.

 

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Top 10 of 2020

1 Blessed Assurance

 

2 All Hail the Power

 

3 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

 

4 Holy, Holy, Holy

 

5 Praise To The Lord, The Almighty

6 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

 

7 Christ Arose

 

8 Be Thou My Vision

 

9 Crown Him 2012

 

10 Come, Thou Fount

Blended worship on a budget since March 6, 2002.