New Anglican hymnal

I’m excited to share with you all some photos of a new Anglican hymnal I just completed. It’s 950 pages, with 740 hymns and extensive liturgical content that made use of Dorico’s excellent handling of open meter, among other things.

The layout was done in InDesign, with all music exported from Dorico as PDFs. I really can’t think of more than a small handful of little niche things that would have made it any easier to do!

The keyboard edition is coming sometime in early 2024, and I want to particularly thank Daniel for being willing to add some specific options for capo chords in version 5 to make that forthcoming edition shine. I truly love using this software…


Beautiful work!



Oh, fantastic! Beautiful work. Congratulations.

That looks awesome! Congratulations!

That is truly refined and outstanding work.

VERY nicely done.

Beautiful job, Dan!

Congratulations on a job VERY well done!

Congratulations, the book looks great! 950 pages, that sounds like a lot of work, probably with all kinds of challenges. So it seems just fitting to have the right hymns and prayers ready for all those tricky situations :wink:


Well, I will just say that Dorico was the easy part. :wink:


Congratulations, Dan!

Looks amazing, always good to see Dorico being used in the wild.


Congrats! Looks like excellent work!

I’m torn between hijacking Dan’s thread and creating a new one just for this, so let me know if I should remove this post again; but here’s a bit of Dorico performance materials in action at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, for a piece of @Avner_Dorman.


Congratulations Dan, it looks (and will sound) wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Outstanding work Dan, very well done. :raised_hands:

Goodness grief Dan.! Looks a mighty body of work… well done.! Love seeing this kind of story; so exciting when it gets to this - the finished, presented work… :smiley: :muscle:

Thanks for posting.

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That’s really nice ! I think it could deserve its own thread :slight_smile:

I’ve preordered my copy :nerd_face::partying_face:

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This is excellent! Pardon my ignorance, but what’s the difference between the “pew” and “keyboard/guitar” versions?