Christian Virtual Hymnal --transposable sheet music and played music for many hundreds of traditional Christian hymns
Do you know someone who has a piano or organ at home, but only plays occasionally?
There are, in fact, several people in my family who do just that. This also happens to describe me!
Just about everyone has a home computer these days, or access to one at school or work.
With your home computer and the Christian Virtual Hymnal you can play and print out the sheet music for thousands of hymns!
During the Christmas season, I really enjoyed the Christian Virtual Hymnal, because I could print out those old classic Christmas carols like Away in a Manger, Joy to the World, and Silent Night, to name a few. And there were several arrangements to choose from, so I could find the one I liked the best. But if you just want to see one particular hymnal, that's an option too.
The collections are specifically the 1991 Baptist Hymnal, Lutheran Book of Worship, 1990 Presbyterian Hymnal, Hymnal for Worship and Celebration, 1989 United Methodist Hymnal, Celebration Hymnal, With One Voice.
I just love these old hymns, and it's surprising the great classical music you can find here too -- and even patriotic music like Battle Hymn of the Republic, America the Beautiful.
You can use this software to transpose the music into different keys, and play it back using different instruments!
It fascinated me to hear the music played in different instruments; it's a virtual synthesizer.
In case you are wondering what exactly "virtual" means, according to Wikipedia, "a virtual machine in computer science is software that creates an environment between the computer platform and the end user in which the end user can operate software."
As a reviewer, I had access to the full version of Christian Virtual Hymnal. This version has the complete collection of hymns, which could be extremely useful for churches. Small congregations might want to use this software to fill in when an organist is not available. Churches could also use the software to print out sheet music, lyrics for choirs - lots of applications for this wonderful software.
Now there is a personal edition of Christian Virtual Hymnal at a greatly reduced price, which makes it quite affordable for gift-giving.
This would make a great gift for any church-goer who enjoys playing music at home.
The Great Mind Review Team
Great Mind Software