I wonder how many members have caught up with the latest volume in the OUP Hymn Settings series - Pentecost and Trinity. I played a lovely piece by David Blackwell based on Down Ampney, last Sunday morning. Christopher Tambling's Tuba Tune on Nicaea will get a good outing on Sunday. There are some really excellent miniatures in this series and there is a further new volume coming out in July - Autumn Festivals. The Easter and Ascension volume also has some great pieces in it - a fabulous piece by James Biery on St Fulbert, a Crown Imperial-like piece on Lux Eoi by David Blackwell and a great piece by Paul Leddington-Wright on Guiting Power all stick in the memory but there are many others that folk here would enjoy, and which, in a more spacious age, I shall look forward to getting my teeth into. The price of these volumes varies according to size - all about £15 - £19. (There is an OUP website where you can see sample material from these albums - if you were to look up the Easter and Ascension volume, you can see extracts from the Biery and Blackwell pieces I have just mentioned.)
Something else that I have just come across is a new volume from Kevin Mayhew - Preludes Amazing by June Nixon. [This volume in itself is of material extracted from something called Hymns Amazing which I haven't seen but which I believe contains not just preludes but introductions, pre-last verse interludes and last verse arrangements.] I have only just given this a cursory look but I have found anything by June Nixon to be superbly crafted and I have every reason to think this latest work to be in the same vein.
Has anyone any other tips for new publications or discoveries at the moment?