Since the 1970s when I was a medical student and joined the St John’s Parish orchestra in Cape Town I have been arranging hymns and songs for amateur and often very young musicians who wanted to contribute to making music in church.  The orchestra took young and old, near beginners to consummate professionals. Sometimes we had nearly a full orchestra; at other times even Ravel would have been challenged to make the combination work! So I had to mix and match, and became adept at writing counter-melodies so that each instrumentalist felt they were doing something interesting, and there was something going on beyond 4-part harmony or the tune. Over 40 years quite a repertoire has built up. Some songs will have largely passed from contemporary use; others are staples destined to be with us for a further few centuries.

I put them here for open use by anyone. If you would like to make a small thank you token, please send it to . The Warehouse exists to serve the South African church network in its response to poverty, injustice and division.

The resources are arranged both alphabetically by first line with key indicated and by instrument, so you should be able to find what you are looking for quite easily. Some are scanned version of the hand-written parts going back to the 1970s (historical documents!). Others are printable versions of scores arranged using Finale. All are transposed for the instrument. All files are pdfs. The version of the hymn or song used as the harmonic basis for the arrangement will be indicated. For copyright reasons I cannot upload  a copy of the original piano version in most cases.

[The preponderance of parts for French horn, Bassoon, Trumpet/Cornet, and Flute reflects my access to my children’s skills on these instruments from junior school through to adulthood.]

Abba Father let me be yours and yours alone (Bilborough) – B flat major

All hail, King Jesus (Moody) – F major

All Hail the power of Jesus’ Name (Diadem) – G major

All people that on earth do dwell (Old 100th) – G major

All things bright and beautiful (Monk) – D major

All things bright and beautiful (Rutter version)

Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord (Fishel) – F major

Alleluia, sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol) – F major – Trumpet only

And can it be that I should gain (Sagina) – G major

And he shall reign for ever (Kendrick) – D major

Angels Praise Him (Little Barrington) – D major

As the deer pants (Nystrom) – D major

As the doe longs for cooling streams (Pulkingham) – B minor

At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow (Camberwell) – C major

Be bold! Be strong! (Chapman) – C major

Be thou my vision (Slane) – D major

Before the throne of God above (V Cook) – D major

Beloved, let us love (Plaisir d’amour) –

Brightest and best (Epiphany Hymn) – D major

Bring to the King (Westwood) – D major

Bring to the Lord a glad new song (Jerusalem) – D major

Come and join the celebration – C major

Come and see (Kendrick) – C major

Come now is the time to worship – D major

Come on and celebrate – G major

Come together, children of the King (Westwood) – D minor

Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton) – E flat

Father God I wonder how I managed to exist – E minor

Father I thank you for all you have done – E flat

Father of Creation – G major

For all the saints (Sine nomine) – G major

For His Name is exalted – D major

For I’m building a people of power – C major

For the beauty of the earth (Rutter) – B flat

For the stones will burst into cheers – C major

Give thanks with a grateful heart – G major

God is our strength and refuge (Dambusters) – D major

Great is your faithfulness – E flat

He came to earth – D major

He made the stars to shine – F major

Holy holy I will bow  (R Morgan) – E major

Holy holy holy is the Lord – D major

How firm a foundation – A flat major

How precious O Lord is your unfailing love – E flat major

I want to walk as a child of the light – D flat major

I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart – D major

I will give thanks to thee – B flat major

I will worship – G major

Immanuel O Immanuel – D major

In Christ alone – D major

In His time – D major

In our God we have the victor (Victory Song) – C minor

In the tomb so cold they laid Him (Kendrick) – D major

Jesus be the centre – D major

Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn) – C major

Jesus is King and I will extol Him – F major

Jesus, name above all names – C major

Jesus we enshrine You – G major

Joy to the world – D major

Joy to the world – E flat major

King of kings and Lord of lords – G minor

Let everything that has breath – E major

Lift up your heads, O ye gates (Kendrick) – A major

Lift up your heads to the coming King – A major

Light of the world You stepped down into darkness – E major

Light of the world You stepped down into darkness – E flat major

Lord I come You (Power of Your Love) – A flat major

Lord Jesus Christ, You have come to us (Living Lord) – D major

Lord of the heavens – F major

Lord You are so precious to me – A major

Loving Shepherd of Thy sheep – D major

Low in the grave he lay – B flat major

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord (Owens) – C major

My Jesus, my Saviour – A major

My life is in you, Lord – G major

O give thanks to the Lord for His Mercy endures for ever (Westwood) – B flat major

O let the Love of God enfold you (Wimber) – D major

O Lord the clouds are gathering – C major

O Lord Your Tenderness – C major

O perfect love – D major

O praise God in His Holiness (Psalm 150 from Psalm Praise) – C major

O sacred King – G major

O the Blood of Jesus – F major

Praise my soul the King of heaven – D major

Praise to the Lord the Almighty – G major

Search me O God (Maori Farewell) – E major

Shine, Jesus, shine – A major

Sometimes I feel so small – D minor

Stand up stand up for Jesus – A major

Teach me to dance- D major

Tell out my soul (Woodlands) – D major

The church’s one foundation – D major

The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended  – G major

The God of Abraham praise  – F minor

The King is among us – E major

There for everyone to see – G major

There is a green hill far away – E flat major

Therefore the redeemed of the earth shall rejoice – G major

There’s a river of praise – D major

To be in Your Presence – D major

To God be the Glory – G major

We are the children of God – G major

We declare You Majesty – G major

We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender (Finlandia) – E flat major

When I feel the touch – E flat major

When I survey the wondrous cross – D major

Wind, wind blow on me – D major

You are the King of Glory – F major

You laid aside Your Majesty – F major

You left Your Throne and Your Kingly Crown (Margaret) – D major

You’re enthroned – F major