Hymn arrangements

Below are PDF scores for a number of older hymns I’ve arranged for use in Reformed or Reformed Baptist worship services. All are free for use in congregational worship services.

What Child Is This

Text: William C. Dix (1865)
Music: Trad. English melody (16th c.), harm. Kris Shaffer (2009)

hymn score in E Dorian
hymn score in E Dorian (no chord symbols)

‘Tis Finished! The Messiah Dies

Text: Charles Wesley (1762)
Music: Trad. Welsh melody, harm. Kris Shaffer (2008)

hymn score in E
hymn score in F
hymn score in E (no chord symbols)
hymn score in F (no chord symbols)

The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns

Text: anon., trans. John Brownlie (1907)
Music: Gesangbuch der Herzogl (1784)
(nothing novel here from me besides the text/music combination)

hymn score in G
hymn score in A
hymn score in G (no chord symbols)
hymn score in A (no chord symbols)

Cantique de Noël (O Holy Night)

This is largely the original music, with a new translation of two verses of the original text by Jessica Moyer, a friend from New Haven. The original text was much more explicitly Christian than the common English translation (which was made by a Unitarian), and Jessica’s translation preserves that very well. I also arranged several instrumental parts that can be used for a variety of ensembles. Please contact me at first DOT last AT gmail DOT com if you would like those parts, or would like them set for another ensemble type.

Text: Placide Cappeau (bf. 1893), trans. Jessica Moyer (2010)
Music: Adolphe Adam (1847), arr. Kris Shaffer (2010)

hymn score in C
orchestral arrangement score in C