ALLITERATION: a new hymn tune in 8787D

Update: Sheet music for this tune (still waiting for a text to call its own)
is now available at

Hymn tunes are funny things. They are compact little musical expositions that are given a few dozen measures to introduce and develop a theme. But more than that they are to be sung. A hymn tune may be musical genius in miniature, but if a congregation can’t sing it, it has missed its mark. I wrote the tune ALLITERATION as an alternative to RUSTINGTON. It gave me a chance to work out a few musical ideas, and now it’s your chance to pair it with an 8787D text and give it a try in a real life setting. Listen to the MP3, download and print the PDF (at the link above), and then write a text to go with it!

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3 Responses to ALLITERATION: a new hymn tune in 8787D

  1. Amy says:

    Don’t tempt me.

  2. Amy says:

    I was inspired by the directions for Simon’s homework that happen to be sitting here.

    My text is called, “How To Make A Desk Divider (Non-required).”

    How to make a desk divider (non-required) for third grade,
    Lay cardboard pieces one inch apart on the floor or table;
    wrap the edges with the duct tape, the tape acts as a hinge;
    for easy handling, fold piece A over BC, and D over A.

    21 minutes.

  3. greg says:

    That was truly inspiring. It will be sung in grade schools throughout the world!

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