The Hymnal Project/Instrumental Piano Hymns on CD
Finding the right tools for WORSHIP with limited MUSICIAN resources
Churches with limited musician resources seem to be occurring in epidemic proportions. Also, many churches want to be able to utilize modern worship songs in their times of worship, but find it difficult to do so without proper instrumentation. Today, we have technologies available that provide great solutions for churches that need help. In this series of posts, I will be talking about many great solutions for churches of all worship styles–whether you need just a pianist or an entire band to assist in your times of corporate worship. This post is about one of several solutions for churches needing just a pianist or organist for their times of worship.
The Hymn Project was created to provide the experience of a pianist playing the hymns from the hymnal – a familiar style that’s easy to sing along with, that feels comfortable and at home in any situation. With 200 of the most sung hymns on 7 CDs, you can use the tools that you already have (a CD player, computer, smart phone, tablet) to play the hymns and lead your congregation, group, or to just enjoy the music that has been a part of the faith for generations.
If you don’t have a pianist available, The Hymn Project CDs can provide the accompaniment you need for your worship service or gathering, with the sound you want.
We got The Hymn Project and used it this past Sunday and it worked great. We no longer have to worry about not having a piano player available – this is an amazing backup, and blessed assurance.Dave Scully
ONE OF THE MOST COMMON USES FOR THE HYMN PROJECT IS THAT OF THE ‘BACK-UP PIANO PLAYER.’
Whether due to sickness, an accident, or lack of availability, the absence of a piano player who a congregation relies on for musical accompaniment can make for a difficult last minute situation!
The Hymn Project provides a perfect ‘just in case’ solution for those situations and is easy to put to use regardless of the technical capabilities of a church. If someone can use a CD player, they can use The Hymn Project. Each CD has a variety of hymns that cover different subjects, tempos, and keys, providing the capability for a wide range of song services from just one CD! Multiply that across the seven CDs that make up the two CD sets and you have a vast selection of hymns for any occasion.
The information about which hymns are on which CD is located in the CD booklet that comes with each CD set, with the hymns organized both alphabetically and sequentially – making it easy to find the hymns you’re looking for! If you’d like even more information, you can download our resource sheets that include additional information for each hymn including the number of verses, key, and more:
We got The Hymn Project and used it this past Sunday and it worked great. We no longer have to worry about not having a piano player available – this is an amazing backup, and blessed assurance.Dave S.
WHETHER YOU HAVE MUSICAL TRAINING OR NOT, THE THE HYMN PROJECT IS MADE TO BE EASY TO USE FOR ANYONE.
The hymns were played directly from the hymnbook, as one would hear them in a church setting. There are no embellishments or stylizations, no voices, and no additional instruments. This very simplicity is what distinguishes The Hymn Project and makes it useful for congregational singing, background music, and lots of other situations.
The key and number of verses for each hymn was carefully chosen from consulting the experience of many church musicians, church-goers, and church leaders.
Tracks Come on CDs
If you can operate a CD player, you can use The Hymn Project! Each individual CD was designed to include hymns with a variety of song tempos, subjects and styles–all so that you can plan a service or event using just one of the CDs if you wish.
The booklet that’s included with each CD set includes a list for the track number for each hymn, making it easy to organize and plan music services. If you’d like to see how many verses are included in a particular hymn, documents are provided just for that purpose that also show the musical key and track number. These can be conveniently printed off and kept with you as you plan services or music.
Download the list for each set by clicking the appropriate link below:
The CDs represent an extensive collection of instrumental piano hymns that are compact, graceful, and easy to use.
The Old Rugged Cross
THREE Sets of CDs Available
The great people at the Hymnal Project have offered a generous 15% discount on all their products. Just enter the code RENEWINGWORSHIP at the checkout process and enjoy! Here’s their site.
The Hymnal Project CDs are perfect for churches that no longer have a church pianist or need a temporary “substitute” for a few weeks. They are extremely well produced and work wonderfully in church worship. I would probably rip the CDs and use the mp3s in a audio player app for convenience, but if you do not play two hymns close together in your service, the CDs will serve you well. I am especially thankful for the discount that they are offering our readers!