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.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

David Maurand :: Hymn Descants

I was surfing around one day looking for descants to "Be Thou My Vision" when I reran into this site: David Maurand :: Descants. I didn't remember this site looking so stylish and professional. An excellent site. You can print and use the descants you find there free of charge for church services and concerts, even submit your own recording of the descants and he will post it. (Makes me feel bad that I haven't update my own website in a while - hopefully soon, will let y'all know).

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