New Anglican hymnal

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?

The pew edition presents some hymns (about 15% of them) as unison-only, if that’s how they are to be sung. The keyboard/guitar edition includes complete keyboard accompaniment for all hymns and service music, as well as guitar chords (and capos if needed) above the staff.

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Well, I also decided to get a copy. Congratulations on an excellent book – and what a huge project!

I’m curious how you did the pew and keyboard versions? Did you have two engravings for each, or were they done separately somehow?


I’ll be curious to read Dan’s answers as to how he handles it, but speaking for myself, I will have two instruments for a hymn: a generic voice and then a choir reduction. Then you input the melody and lyrics in the voice part, and then you put all the notes into the choir reduction party and copy down the lyrics. Each instrument has its own layout, so you simply set the layout options appropriately and engrave each version and export them both.

That’s a good idea, but I’m doing totally separate files.