Coauthored by Daniel
Landes and Mark
Putnam, The Electronic Encyclopedia of Hymnology
(EEOH) is the first complete CD-ROM reference product of
its kind. An elegant inteface for both IBM PC and Macintosh
allows any user to search the vast database of over 9000
hymn texts and 5000 tunes from 15 current and historic hymnals.
In addition, the user can search for 'strings' of notes
in any of the tunes indexed -- a perfect solution for finding
the names of tunes for which the user only knows the melody.
Also, listen to sound samples of the tunes, review thousands
of scholarly articles on the history of hymns, plan worship
using a modern annotated Lectionary, and browse through
a comprehensive list of other resources including an emmense
bibliography, links to to the World Wide Web and indexes
to The Hymn (journal of The
Hymn Society in the United States and Canada).
Macintosh and PC versions available
on one CD-ROM.
MusicBase is a database which includes 1500
hymns from 5 current hymnals, including: The Baptist Hymnal,
1991; Baptist Hymnal, 1975; Baptist Hymnal, 1956 Edition
Hymnal for Worship and Celebration (Word Music) Hymns for
the Family of God (Paragon) Worship His Majesty (Gaither).
Find hymns by topic, scripture, text, composer, author,
meter, key, etc. PC version only.
HymnQuest is a CD-ROM developed by The Pratt
Green Trust, a charity devoted to the advancement of hymnody
and music in worship. The CD-ROM contains over 25,300 first
lines and choruses, the full text of more than 15,100 hymns
and songs from some 296 hymn books and publications. The
opening bars of over 12,100 melodies can be both viewed
and heard, and the indexes list tune names and metres; biblical,
thematic, liturgical and seasonal references, as well as
information and pictures of authors, composers and translators.
It is even possible to search for tunes by playing the opening
notes on a Virtual Keyboard. PC version only.
HymnSys [No longer available.]
Contains the full text of more than 3,000
traditional hymns with complete 4-part MIDI files for each
hymn. All hymns can be viewed in the Logos Library System
format. The Spiritual Lives of Great Composers, 101 Hymn
Stories, 101 More Hymn Stories, Amazing Grace: 366 Inspiring
Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions, and the complete text
of the King James Version Bible. PC version only.
Gilead Software. Hymnastics is a tool for
finding or studying hymns. It provides easy access to topical
references, composers, Bible references, alternate titles,
unusual phrases, and more. Useful for selecting songs, illustrating
lessons, connecting Biblical themes, researching hymnals,
maintaining records of public worship, and improving congregational
enthusiasm. Hymnastics includes references to 11 hymnals
and songbooks with over 2200 hymns. PC version only.
Check out this link: Christian Computer Concepts, Inc. [a convenient source for software, hardware, etc., appropriate for the Christian Music Ministry].