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Valerie Constable: Untitled 2015

Welcome to this website. I have had a hand in composing everything here, sometimes elaborating someone else’s work, sometimes wholly on my own. Most of the hymns and anthems were written to be offered in worship, and many of them have been. Many of the poems are dedicated to people for special occasions; but I trust they resonate more widely. I hope you are able to find many pieces that you would like to download and use, whether in public worship or privately.

The earliest hymns and songs pieces were composed between 1968 and 1979. Some of the hymns consist of my words to well-known tunes; others, of my music to well-known words. Most combine my words and music in new compositions.

There are some hundred and sixty hymns, some anthems and hymn-anthems, and a good number of songs. I plan to add more songs and poetry, and hope in due course to add more hymns.

A plain recording is attached to each piece. Most use General MIDI Soundset, but currently about fifty are live MP3s using a Yamaha grand piano. I expect in due course to replace all the MIDI recordings with live MP3s. In the longer term, I hope to add some vocal recordings as well.

You are welcome to download from this site. I should be glad of feedback on the content, especially if you use any of this material in worship. I am not charging for downloads, but I do ask for donations, which I intend to pass on to the Bursary Fund of the Royal School of Church Music.

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Doug Constable