Sounding Glory

Hymns for the Church Year

Don E. Saliers

Sounding Glory
The 51 hymns are a carefully selected balance of traditional texts set to new tunes, new texts set to familiar tunes, and new texts set to new music in hymn style.
Sounding Glory [Hymn Book]
Hymns for the Church Year

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Gathering some of the best hymn texts and tunes written in the past two decades, Sounding Glory provides fresh biblical, theological and musical images for the sung praise of God in today''s churches.

51 hymns for Sundays throughout the year
The 51 hymns are a carefully selected balance of traditional texts set to new tunes, new texts set to familiar tunes, and new texts set to new music in hymn style. Intended for communal worship throughout the Sundays, feasts and seasons of the year, the hymns are suitable for use in a wide range of liturgical and non-liturgical settings, both Catholic and mainline.

Poetry, music and reflections
Each hymn's two- or four-page spread presents the text in the form of poetry and, on the opposite page, the text interlined with music, along with a commentary, suggestions for use, meter and tune. The thought-provoking reflections, many written by the authors and composers themselves, help the reader to understand the inspiration behind the texts and music.

Today's most respected authors and composers
Sounding Glory includes tunes and texts by many of the most-respected authors and composers of our time, including Benedictine Sisters Genevieve Glen and Delores Dufner, Fathers Michael Joncas and John Schiavone, Bob Hurd, Benedictine Fathers Harry Hagan and Tobias Colgan, Bernadette Farrell, Huub Oosterhuis, Paul Inwood, Jesuit Father Christopher Willcock, and others. The title hymn, "Sounding Glory," is a new text by Don Saliers set to a new tune by Richard Hillert.

Perfect for parishes, retreat centers and religious communities
The sturdy, attractive, spiral-bound book includes harmony parts as well as helpful topical, scriptural and title/first-line indexes. Retreat centers, religious communities, small faith groups and individuals will find here a welcome new repertoire of music for use in worship, daily prayer and the Liturgy of the Hours.

Selected and edited by an expert in the field
Dr. Don Saliers selected the hymns and texts and served as general editor. One of the nation's foremost writers on hymnody and music in the liturgy, he is a regular contributor to Today's Liturgy and a professor of theology and worship at Emory University in Atlanta.

The fathers of the Second Vatican Council affirmed that sacred music is the church''s greatest artistic treasure. Sounding Glory is a marvelous addition to that rich, centuries-long tradition -- and overwhelming evidence that hymnody is alive and well in today's worshipping communities.