Hymn Orchestrations by Colin Peckham

Arrangements for choir and orchestra of classic Christian hymns and Christian worship songs. These arrangements are designed to uplift and encourage your congregation, are intended (unless otherwise stated) to enhance congregational worship with appropriate vocal leads.

About the arranger
Colin Peckham is the artistic director for Origin Scotland, Origin South Africa and the Cape Town Gospel Choir. He studied music at Edinburgh University in Scotland, and theology at the University of South Africa. As orchestra director for Origin Ministries for more than 20 years he has directed hundreds of events including the Exile Chamber Orchestra, the All Souls Orchestra, and the Cape Town Philharmonic. He was also an arranger, worship adviser and conductor for the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelisation, and has recorded for the BBC and SABC. These arrangements (and many more) are available for sale to support his ministry, in which he serves full time with his wife Norma from Cape Town, in partnership with Artists in Christian Testimony Intl.

This is a sample of available hymns. Many others are available. Please enquire if the one you're looking for isn't here. Commission of new arrangements also welcome.

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NEW ORCHESTRATIONS (2021):

Hark! The herald angels sing
How firm a foundation ye saints of the Lord
Search me, O God, and know my heard today
Through the love of God our Saviour, all will be well ("All through the night")
Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to Thy bosom fly
Come, let us join our cheerful songs with angels round the throne
It is a thing most wonderful, almost to wonderful to be
I stood one day at Calvary where Jesus bled and died

Hymn

Author

Composer

Instrumentation

Price

Amazing Grace
(performance or congregational worship)

John Newton

Traditional

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Timpani
Percussion
- Triangle
- Bass Drum
- Cymbals
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Amen
(closing choral amen for a service)

Colin Peckham

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Triangle
- Glockenspiel
- Cymbals
Harp
Organ
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 40

And can it be

Charles Wesley

Thomas Campbell

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
2 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Triangle
- Bass Drum
- Tubular Bells
- Gong
- Snare Drum
- Cymbals
Harp
Organ
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass
optional rhythm lead sheet

£ 50

Baby Shark Nativity, A
(performance piece for kids nativity)

Unknown

Unknown

Instrumentation

Male & Female leads
SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Xylophone
- Bass Drum
- Sleigh Bells
- Snare Drum
- Cymbals
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass
rhythm section lead sheet (only)

£ 50

Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Elizabeth Cecilia Clephane

Frederick Charles Maker

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
2 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Triangle
- Bass Drum
- Glockenspiel
- Tam tam
Organ
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary
(arrangement for performance)

John Moore

John Moore

Instrumentation

Alto Solo
SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Glockenspiel
- Tubular Bells
- Cymbals
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Charles Wesley

Lyra Davidica 1708

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Bass Drum
- Cymbals
Harp
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Church's One Foundation, The

Samuel John Stone

Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Come, let us join our cheerful songs
For performance (or congregational singing with strong lead).

Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

NATIVITY, Henry Lahee (1826-1912)

Instrumentation

Choir
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion (Cymbals, Glockenspiel)
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Double Bass

£ 50

Crown Him with Many Crowns
(with Donald Cameron)

Matthew Bridges

George J Elvey (Diademata)

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Snare Drum
- Tam tam
- Cymbals
Harp
Organ
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Dear Saviour, Thou art mine

Anna Hudson

R Frank Lehman

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Timpani
Percussion
- Triangle
- Cymbals
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Everlasting Arms, The
(arrangement for Ryan and Kim)

A B Simpson

Suo Gan (traditional)

Instrumentation

Tenor solo
SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Triangle
- Bass Drum
- Cymbals
- Tubular Bells
- Glockenspiel
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Facing a task unfinished

Frank Houghton

Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Go Forth And Tell

J E Sneddon

W Greatorex

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Timpani
Percussion
- Glockenspiel
- Bass Drum
- Cymbals
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

God of Abraham Praise, The

From The Yigdal of Daniel ben Judah, paraphrased by Thomas Olivers

LEONI, Sacred Harmony 1780

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Triangle
- Bass Drum
- Tam-tam
- Cymbals
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

T O Chisolm

W M Runyan

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Timpani
Percussion
- Triangle
- Bass Drum
- Mark Tree
- Suspended Cymbal
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Happy birthday to you
(orchestration of the popular birthday song)

unknown

unknown

Instrumentation

2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
2 Horns
2 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Timpani
Percussion
- Bass Drum
- Cymbals
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 20

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (2021 version)
Can be used for congregation, or performance, or instrumental

Charles Wesley (1707-88)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

Instrumentation

Choir
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion (Cymbals, Triangle)
Harp
Piano
Organ (Opt.)
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Double Bass

£ 50

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
(congregational only - this is not a performance arrangement)

Charles Wesley

Felix Mendelssohn

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Timpani
Percussion
- Triangle
- Snare Drum
- Cymbals
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Holy, holy, holy

Reginald Heber

John Bacchus Dykes

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
2 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Triangle
- Bass Drum
- Tubular Bells
- Cymbals
Harp
Organ
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord
For performance (could be used for congregational singing with strong lead)

'K' in Rippon's 'Selection', 1787 altd

probably Samuel Jarvis (c.1785)

Instrumentation

Lead Vocal (Tenor)
Choir (SATB)
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion (Cymbals, Snare Drum, Gong)
Piano (optional)
Harp (optional)
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Double Bass

£ 50

How Great Thou Art
(cannot be sold for copyright reasons, but if you'd like to make a donation, that'd be awesome)

Carl Gustav Boberg

Stuart Hine

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Triangle
- Bass Drum
- Tam-tam
- Cymbals
Harp
Organ
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 0

I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say

Horatious Bonar

English Traditional

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Tubular Bells
- Cymbals
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

I need Thee Every Hour

Horatious Bonar

English Traditional

Instrumentation

Solo Soprano
SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
Timpani
Percussion
- Tubular Bells
Piano
Solo Violin
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

I Stand Amazed (How Marvellous)

Charles H Gabriel

Charles H Gabriel

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Timpani
Percussion
- Tambourine
- Tubular Bells
- Bass Drum
- Snare Drum
- Cymbals
- Triangles
- Tam-tam
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Immortal, Invisible, God only wise

Walter Chalmers Smith

Welsh hymn melody

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Bass Drum
- Snare Drum
- Cymbals
- Triangles
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Jesus, lover of my soul
For performance (could be used for congregational singing with strong lead). Note higher difficulty level in some parts.

Charles Wesley (1707-88)

ABERYSTWYTH, Joseph Parry (1841-1903)

Instrumentation

Male quartet
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion (Cymbals, Snare Drum)
Harp
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Double Bass

£ 50

Joy to the World the Lord is Come

Isaac Watts

Lowell Mason (after G F Handel)

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
2 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Timpani
Percussion
- Glockenspiel
- Snare Drum
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Just as I am

Charlotte Elliot

W H Bradbury

Instrumentation

Solo Alto (opt)
SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
Horn
Timpani
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Look ye saints the sight is glorious

Thomas Kelly

H Smart (Regent Square)

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Bass Trombone (or Tuba)
Timpani
Percussion
- Bass Drum
- Snare Drum
- Cymbals
- Triangles
- Tam-tam
Piano
Organ (opt)
Harp
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

O God, our help in ages past

Isaac Watts

William Croft

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone (or Tuba)
Timpani
Percussion
- Tubular Bells
- Glockenspiel
- Bass Drum
- Snare Drum
- Cymbals
- Triangle
- Tam-tam
Piano
Organ (opt)
Harp
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

O little town of Bethlehem

Phillips Brooks

Walford Davies

Instrumentation

Solo voice (opt)
SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
- Triangle
Piano
Harp
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

O Love divine, what hast Thou done?

Charles Wesley

Joseph Barnby

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Timpani
Percussion
- Bass Drum
- Triangle
- Tubular Bells
- Glockenspiel
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

O Love that wilt not let me go

George Matheson

Albert Lister Peace

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

O the deep, deep love of Jesus

Samuel Trevor Francis

Thomas John Williams

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
- Glockenspiel
- Bass Drum
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

O worship the King

Robert Grant

Martin Kraus

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
2 Horns
2 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
- Bass Drum
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Praise God for He is kind

Psalm 136:1-5,23-26

William Croft

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Percussion
- Cymbals
- Bass Drum
Piano
Harp
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Praise to the holiest in the height

J H Newman

J B Dykes

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
2 Horns
2 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
- Bass Drum
- Glockenspiel
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Praise to the Lord, the almighty

Joachim Neander

Lobe Den Herren

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
- Bass Drum
- Triangle
- Glockenspiel
- Tam-tam
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

Henry Francis Lyte

John Goss

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
- Bass Drum
- Triangle
Piano
Harp
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Search me, O God, and know my heart today

J Edwin Orr

from a Maori meolody

Instrumentation

Alto solo
SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
2 Horns
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Siyakudumisa (with uJesu uphakeme)
Traditional Zulu worship songs. Can be sung as a single work, or split into two separate songs.

Traditional

Traditional

Instrumentation

Soloist(s)
SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Bass Drum
- Cymbals
- Glockenspiel
- Anvil
- Triangle
- Tubular Bells
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling

W L Thompson

W L Thompson

Instrumentation

Alto solo
SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
2 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Soldiers of Christ, arise

Charles Wesley

Edward Woodall Naylor

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
- Snare Drum
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Stand up, stand up for Jesus
This arrangement is for performance with solo trumpet and choir, in the form of a mini-concerto

George Duffield

G J Webb

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
Solo Trumpet
2 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Timpani
Percussion
- Bass Drum
- Cymbals
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Thou, who's almighty Word chaos and darkness heard

John Marriott

Flice de Giardini

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
2 Horns
2 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Timpani
Percussion
- Bass Drum
- Cymbals
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Through the love of God our Saviour all will be well
For performance (could be used for congregational singing with strong lead)

Mary Peters (1813-56)

Welsh Trad (Ar Hyd Y Nos)

Instrumentation

Lead Vocal (Tenor)
Choir (SATB)
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion (Cymbals, Snare Drum)
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Double Bass

£ 50

Tis finished, the Messiah dies
The lead sheet and a piano reduction accompaniment available free of charge.

Charles Wesley

John Kelly

Instrumentation

Lead Vocal with band lead sheet
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
2 Horns
2 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Bass Drum
- Cymbals
- Glockenspiel
- Anvil
- Triangle
- Tubular Bells
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

To God be the glory

Fanny Crosby (Frances van Alstyne)

W H Doane

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Bass Drum
- Cymbals
- Glockenspiel
- Anvil
- Triangle
- Tubular Bells
Harp
Organ
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

When morning gilds the skies

tr. from German by Edward Caswall

Joseph Barnby

Instrumentation

SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
- Glockenspiel
- Tubular Bells
Harp
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

When the roll is called up yonder (When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound)
Performance only (high difficulty level for some parts)

James M Black

James M Black

Instrumentation

Alto solo
SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
- Triangle
- Tubular Bells
- Snare Drum
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Will Your Anchor Hold
(arrangement for performance)
(Opening tribute to Friedrich Gulda)

Priscilla Jane Owens

William J Kirkpatrick

Instrumentation

Solo Cello
Alto Solo
SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Timpani
Percussion
- Snare Drum
- Cymbals
- Bass Drum
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

£ 50

Ye servants of God your Master proclaim

Charles Wesley

C H H Parry

Instrumentation

Solo (opt) with lead sheet
SATB
2 Flutes
Oboe
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
3 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Timpani
Percussion
- Cymbals
- Triangle
- Tubular Bells
- Snare Drum
- Wind Chimes
- Bass Drum
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
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