The Gibbons Hymnal published by Novello & Co.

Following the hugely successful Tallis Psalter, David Skinner has now produced The Gibbons Hymnal. The collection contains the 17 hymn tunes composed by Orlando Gibbons for George Wither’s The Hymnes and Songs of the Church (1623), many of which are still popular today. This is the first modern edition which incorporates Wither’s hymn texts beyond the first verses. Skinner has constructed the inner voices for the hymns from Gibbons’ treble and bass lines to create a collection of pieces that can be easily performed either as hymns or as simple anthems. Also included are the complete collected full anthems.

The Gibbons Hymnal
Release Date: 
Apr 2014