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Why do you publish hymns
which are available in modern hymn books?

Many hymns of the West Gallery period have survived into modern use. However, they are almost always in short score, and often both text and music have been "improved".

Roding Music editions are all in open score, to aid instrumental accompaniment. In many cases a symphony or instrumental interlude between verses has been added. Usually the version published here is from the West Gallery period. Often an earlier version of the text has been restored, though it remains Roding Music's policy to modernise spelling.

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