Welcome to the Hymn Descants Blog

A descant is a counter melody written above the original melody. Its main purpose is to enhance the original melody without overpowering it. It heightens the effectiveness of the worship experience by adding a sense of climax and joy to a hymn.

Why hymn descants? I felt a need to expand my flute playing in church to more that just playing the various lines in the hymnal. Descants allow me to do this and bring more glory to God through my music. I found a few descant resources scattered here and there about the internet, but no one comprehensive site, so www.hymndescants.com was born.

This blog provides a forum for all to discuss descants as used in hymns. Posts can cover finding descants, writing, playing and/or singing descants.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Church music by Albert

A nice collection of descants at this site.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Hymn Descant Playlist in Links

Have put the link for the Audio and Video playlist from You Tube in the "links" section of this blog.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Tim Bode's Music Page

Tim Bode's Music Page
Flute Descants for hymns - now free for you to download and use for non-profit music ministry. This is an updated link.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008