Two volumes set: v. 1: Service music -- v. 2: Hymns.
Split spiral bound to lay flat.
"In the past several decades, the renewal of the spiritual life of the Church has created a pressing need for new hymnody and liturgical music. This has served as a catalyst for a world-wide outburst of creative liturgical music and musical activity of a magnitude perhaps unparalleled since the Reformation. 'The Hymnal 1982', the culmination of more than a decade of work by the Standing Commission on Church Music, incorporates many of the riches of this contemporary renaissance. This hymnal is a response to the challenge of the Church's mission to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to a changed and changing world. 'The Hymnal 1982' is a revision of 'The Hymnal 1940', and as such stands on the foundation laid by the Joint Commission on Revision of the Hymnal." -- Preface.
Preface ends with list of names of the members of the Standing Commission on Church Music.
Contains 720 hymns and songs.
v. 1 contents divided into four main sections: Preface -- Service Music -- Appendix -- Resources for Service Planning.
Contents of vol. 1: Preface -- Performance Notes -- Notes about the Appendix -- The Daily Office -- The Great Litany -- Proper Liturgies for Special Days -- Holy Baptism -- The Holy Eucharist -- Canticles -- Copyright Acknowledgements -- Composers, Arrangers and Sources -- Index of Service Music -- Notes about the Appendix -- The Daily Office -- The Great Litany: The Supplication -- Proper Liturgies for Special Days -- The Holy Eucharist -- The Burial of the Dead: Rite I -- The Burial of the Dead: Rite II -- Litanies -- Canticles -- Simplified Anglican Chants -- Additional Anglican Chants -- Plainsong Psalm Tone Chart -- Collect Tones -- Composers, Arrangers and Sources for the Appendix -- Index of the Appendix -- Metrical Psalms and Hymns Based on Psalms -- Hymns based on Canticles and other Liturgical Texts -- Hymns for Use with Children -- Liturgical and Subject Index of Hymns -- Scriptural Reference of Hymns -- Hymns on the Consultation on Ecumenical Hymnody List.
v. 2 contents divided into two main sections: Hymns -- Indexes.
Contents of vol. 2: The Daily Office -- The Church Year -- Holy Baptism -- Holy Eucharist -- Confirmation -- Marriage -- Burial of the Dead -- Ordination -- Consecration of a Church -- General Hymns -- The Christian Life -- Rounds and Canons -- National Songs -- Copyright Acknowledgements -- Performance Notes -- Authors, Translators, and Sources -- Composers, Arrangers, and Sources -- Metrical Index of Tunes -- Tune Names -- First Lines.