Descant scores

Andrew's descants have been written over the years for use by his choirs. "AMNS" stands for "Hymns Ancient and Modern New Standard". Where the underlying harmony is by Noel Rawsthorne, the arrangement can be found in "200 Last Verses" or "200 More Last Verses" published by Kevin Mayhew. A second table contains descants by Alan Gray, and a third table offers descants by Geoffrey Shaw. Please feel free to download and try out the descants with your choir:

Composer Title
Andrew Sims Abbot's Leigh AMNS 172
Andrew Sims Abends AMNS 11
Andrew Sims Addison's (London) AMNS 103
Andrew Sims Alleluia, dulce carmen AMNS 361
Andrew Sims All things bright and beautiful AMNS 116
Andrew Sims Blaenwern to AMNS 131
Andrew Sims Blaenwern AMNS 464
William Baird Ross Crimond
Andrew Sims Crüger AMNS 142
Andrew Sims Crüger NEH 55
Nicholson Darwall's 148th
Andrew Sims Doncaster AMNS 223
Andrew Sims Ellacombe AMNS 75
Andrew Sims Evangelists (Alles ist an Gottes Segen) AMNS 300
Andrew Sims Evangelists (Alles ist an Gottes Segen) AMNS 416
Andrew Sims Everton AMNS 132
Andrew Sims Gerontius AMNS 117
Andrew Sims Golden Sheaves AMNS 291
Andrew Sims Großer Gott (Hursley) to German text
Andrew Sims Großer Gott (Hursley) to English text
Andrew Sims Guiting Power
Andrew Sims Halton Holgate AMNS 527
Alan Gray Hanover AMNS 101
Alan Gray Hanover AMNS 298
Andrew Sims Harewood AMNS 161
Andrew Sims Laudate Dominum AMNS 203
Percy Whitlock Laus Deo Hymnal 1982 no. 241
Andrew Sims Maccabaeus AMNS 428
Andrew Sims Mannheim AMNS 224
Alan Gray Melcombe AMNS 2
Alan Gray Merton AMNS 24
Andrew Sims Morning Hymn AMNS 1
Andrew Sims Morning Hymn AMNS 107
Andrew Sims Neander AMNS 145
Andrew Sims Neander 1982 Hymnal
Andrew Sims Nun danket AMNS 205 to English text
Andrew Sims Nun danket to German text
Alan Gray Old 104th AMNS 101
Alan Gray Old 104th AMNS 298
Andrew Sims Old 120th AMNS 314
Alan Gray Oriel AMNS 121
Alan Gray Oriel AMNS 283
Alan Gray Oriel AMNS 332
Andrew Sims Praise, My Soul AMNS 192
Andrew Sims Ratisbon AMNS 4
Nicholson Richmond
Andrew Sims Salzburg AMNS 81
Andrew Sims Savannah AMNS 83
Andrew Sims St. Albinus AMNS 82
Andrew Sims St. Clement AMNS 16
Andrew Sims St. Denio AMNS 199
Andrew Sims St. Helen AMNS 263
Andrew Sims St. Theodulph AMNS 60 and 328
Andrew Sims Surrey AMNS 111
Andrew Sims Truro AMNS 143
Alan Gray Veni, Sancte Spiritus AMNS 92
Andrew Sims Wareham AMNS 162
Andrew Sims Wiltshire AMNS 209
Andrew Sims Winchester New AMNS 27
Andrew Sims Winchester Old AMNS 37
Andrew Sims Württemberg AMNS 79

This second table contains all the descants from "A Book of Descants" by Alan Gray. The sources are a combination of the 1924 edition of the organ accompaniments and the 1920 book of treble parts.

Composer Title
Alan Gray Aberystwith
Alan Gray Abridge
Alan Gray All Saints
Alan Gray Alleluia dulce carmen / Tantum Ergo
Alan Gray Angelus
Alan Gray Bedford
Alan Gray Bliscoe
Alan Gray Bohemia
Alan Gray Breslau
Alan Gray Bristol
Alan Gray Brockham
Alan Gray Bucklebury
Alan Gray Capetown
Alan Gray Caswall
Alan Gray Charity
Alan Gray Christchurch
Alan Gray Clewer
Alan Gray Commandments
Alan Gray Creation
Alan Gray Cruger
Alan Gray Culbach
Alan Gray Darwall
Alan Gray David's Harp
Alan Gray Deerhurst
Alan Gray Diademata
Alan Gray Dix
Alan Gray Dominica
Alan Gray Dominus regit me
Alan Gray Duke Street
Alan Gray Dundee
Alan Gray Ely
Alan Gray Ewing
Alan Gray Fairfield
Alan Gray Franconia
Alan Gray Galilee
Alan Gray Geddington
Alan Gray Gerontius
Alan Gray Glenridding
Alan Gray Gopsal
Alan Gray Grasmere
Alan Gray Hanover I
Alan Gray Hanover II
Alan Gray Harewood
Alan Gray Heathlands
Alan Gray Heinlein (Aus der Tiefe)
Alan Gray Helmsley
Alan Gray Hyfrydol
Alan Gray Ibstone
Alan Gray Illsley
Alan Gray Innocents
Alan Gray Kings Lynn
Alan Gray Kocher / Knecht
Alan Gray Langran
Alan Gray Leighton
Alan Gray Leipsic (Leipzig) / Eisenach
Alan Gray Lincoln
Alan Gray Lincoln New
Alan Gray Llangloffan
Alan Gray London New
Alan Gray Lubeck
Alan Gray Lux Benigna
Alan Gray Manchester
Alan Gray Mannheim
Alan Gray Martyrdom
Alan Gray Melcombe
Alan Gray Melita
Alan Gray Mendelssohn
Alan Gray Merton
Alan Gray Miles Lane
Alan Gray Misericordia
Alan Gray Moscow
Alan Gray Mount Ephraim
Alan Gray Narenza
Alan Gray Nativity
Alan Gray Neander
Alan Gray Newington
Alan Gray Nicaea
Alan Gray Nun Danket
Alan Gray Old 44th
Alan Gray Old 100th
Alan Gray Old 104th
Alan Gray Oriel
Alan Gray Quam dilecta
Alan Gray Ratisbon
Alan Gray Ravenshaw
Alan Gray Redhead, No. 46
Alan Gray Redhead, No. 76
Alan Gray Regent Square
Alan Gray Richmond
Alan Gray Rockingham
Alan Gray St. Albinus
Alan Gray St. Alphege
Alan Gray St. Anatolius
Alan Gray St. Andrew of Crete
Alan Gray St. Ann's (St. Anne)
Alan Gray St. Bernard
Alan Gray St. Bride
Alan Gray St. Cecilia
Alan Gray St. Columba (Irons)
Alan Gray St. Columba (Irish melody)
Alan Gray St. Cuthbert
Alan Gray St. Edmund
Alan Gray St. Ethelwald
Alan Gray St. Flavian
Alan Gray St. Fulbert
Alan Gray St. Gabriel
Alan Gray St. George (Elvey)
Alan Gray St. George (Gauntlett)
Alan Gray St. Gregory
Alan Gray St. James
Alan Gray St. Magnus, or Nottingham
Alan Gray St. Mary
Alan Gray St. Matthew
Alan Gray St. Michael
Alan Gray St. Oswald
Alan Gray St. Peter
Alan Gray St. Stephen
Alan Gray St. Thomas
Alan Gray Southwell
Alan Gray Stuttgart
Alan Gray Surrey, or Carey
Alan Gray Tallis' Ordinal
Alan Gray University
Alan Gray University College
Alan Gray Veni Sancte Spiritus
Alan Gray Vienna
Alan Gray Vigilate
Alan Gray Wareham
Alan Gray Westminster
Alan Gray Wiltshire
Alan Gray Winchester Old
Alan Gray Windsor
Alan Gray Wurttemburg
Alan Gray York

This third table contains all the descants from "The Descant Hymn-Tune Book II" by Geoffrey Shaw. The source is undated, possibly from 1925.

Composer Title
Geoffrey Shaw Aberystwyth
Geoffrey Shaw Abridge
Geoffrey Shaw Alleluia, dulce Carmen / Tantum ergo
Geoffrey Shaw Capetown
Geoffrey Shaw Caswall
Geoffrey Shaw Cr?ger
Geoffrey Shaw Dix
Geoffrey Shaw Duke Street
Geoffrey Shaw Dundee
Geoffrey Shaw Ebenezer / Ton y Botel
Geoffrey Shaw Farley Castle
Geoffrey Shaw Franconia
Geoffrey Shaw Lincoln
Geoffrey Shaw London New
Geoffrey Shaw Mannheim
Geoffrey Shaw Merton
Geoffrey Shaw O filii et filiae version 1
Geoffrey Shaw O filii et filiae version 2
Geoffrey Shaw Old 124th
Geoffrey Shaw Passion Chorale
Geoffrey Shaw Praise, my soul
Geoffrey Shaw St. Albinus
Geoffrey Shaw St. Cross
Geoffrey Shaw St. Cuthbert
Geoffrey Shaw St. James
Geoffrey Shaw St. Michael / Old 134th
Geoffrey Shaw St. Stephen
Geoffrey Shaw St. Thomas
Geoffrey Shaw Southwell
Geoffrey Shaw Stuttgart
Geoffrey Shaw Tallis' Ordinal
Geoffrey Shaw University
Geoffrey Shaw Veni Creator
Geoffrey Shaw Veni Sancte Spiritus
Geoffrey Shaw Westminster