Collection of descants
  • In the early 1990s, I decided to write a collection of descants for hymns. I have no use for these any more, but would be happy to send them to a new home.

    Here's a list of the tunes to which the descants exist in this collection. (I used the Hymnal 1982)

    Ratisbon
    Gott sei dank
    Stuttgart
    Winchester New (twice)
    Forest Green
    Cranham
    Dundee
    Cornhill (alt?)
    Bangor
    Fortunatus
    Truro
    St. Botolph
    Richmond
    Llanfair
    Coventry Carol (burden only)
    Christus der ist mein leben
    Erhalt uns Herr
    Aberystwyth
    Nicaea
    Moscow
    Leoni
    Hanover
    Monkland
    Laudate Dominum
    Woodlands
    Deus tuorum militum
    Coronation
    St. James
    Hyfrydol
    Bridegroom
    Melcombe
    St. Joan
    Duke Street
    St. Matthew
    St. Anne
    St. Fulbert
    Olivet
    Lasst uns erfreuen
    St. Cecilia
  • Schönbergian
    Posts: 515
    I'd be interested in receiving this collection. Please PM me to arrange the details - I'm happy to pay for shipping.
  • M. Jackson Osborn
    Posts: 7,218
    Very impressive, Chris!
    I have done quite a number of descants,
    including one on the refrain and each of the tunes to Salve festa dies.
  • ServiamScores
    Posts: 150
    Chris, I'm also interested. Have you considered scanning and sharing them more widely?
  • JMoellman
    Posts: 20
    Same; interested.
  • Serviam,

    I hadn't given it any thought, but since you've proposed the idea, I will consider it.

    JMoellman,

    I may have some time today (if my printer/scanner works properly) to see if I can scan copies.

    Chonak,

    Should I post the file here, or should I send it only to interested people?

  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 8,232
    How big is the file? (megabytes)
  • Chonak,

    Because I've had scanner "issues", I've scanned separate pages -- there are 17 JPEG files in all, if I've counted correctly.

    No file is bigger than 800K, and the entire set is 11,023K.
  • irishtenoririshtenor
    Posts: 1,137
    How nice! I would be interested!
  • TCJ
    Posts: 693
    Excellent timing! I was just thinking about searching for new descants last week. I'm definitely interested as well.
  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 8,232
    Can you send me the JPEGs, Chris? I can make a PDF file out of them.
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
    Posts: 4,347
    Putting the scans in Dropbox "Descants" folder and sharing the link to the folder might be the easiest way to distribute the collection.

    Also, if you're interested, I could help with converting the scans to PDF files and perhaps posting them at CPDL.

    As a descant writer myself, I'm interested in obtaining this collection.

    Thanked by 1Andrew Malton
  • Charles,

    I've sent the files to Bill Chonak, since I saw his post before yours, but I would be very flattered indeed if you would be wiling to post these to CPDL. Thank you.
  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 8,232
    I've tossed the scores together into a PDF file, added a couple of indexes, and here it is.
    Please let me know if it needs any corrections.