ANCIENT AND MODERN: Hymns and songs for refreshing worship
A brand new edition of the world's best known hymn book designed for contemporary patterns of worship.
The world's most famous hymn book has undergone a complete revision and now offers the broadest ever range of traditional hymns with the best from today's composers and hymn/song writers.
150 years since its first publication and after sales of 170 million copies, this brand new edition contains 845 items, ranging from psalm settings to John Bell, Bernadette Farrell, Stuart Townend and others.
Reviews of the new A&M
Church Music Quarterly (RSCM): Ian Sharp reviews the new Ancient & Modern
"if Common Worship was graded as 'Good' in 2000, this 2013 edition of A&M will certainly be a grade higher. It is a volume which deserves to be in regular use by all church musicians and worship leaders."
Ian Sharp, Chair of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland
The Times: Satisfying both sides in the worship war
"Ancient & Modern, the latest offering from the most venerable of all hymnal publishers [...] represents a resounding vote of confidence in the durability of the congregational hymn and provides a fascinating indicator of current tastes in Anglican worship."
Church Times: Bring to the Lord a glad new song
"There are nearly 400 items here that are not in Common Praise, and these have been drawn from a variety of contemporary sources and traditions. With a total of 847 items, the volume is a little on the bulky size, but it is a wonderful treasure store, reflecting the truly catholic tastes of today's congregations."
New Directions: Book of the month May 2013
"It is my prediction that for those congregations who seek to keep pace with contemporary developments in hymn-writing [...] this new hymnal will quickly become the standard by which all others are judged."