We love music at St Andrew's and during our worship we employ a wide range of styles from contemporary to traditional, guitar and keyboards to organ or unaccompanied singing.
Our main musical sources are the Church Hymnary 4th edition and Complete Mission Praise, however we also supplement these with other songs as fits the theme of the service.
Here you will find songs that have been written locally and used in St Andrew's. Please feel free to use these yourself, we just ask that you also add the details of author and composer if you are reprinting.
Bubblegum and Fluff
Choices, choices, choices!
Prepare Ye The Way
We're Gonna Jump, Jump, Jump
We're Moving On
These midi files should play on any General Midi compatible sound card (virtually all), midi hymn player, and if your musical keyboard has a disk drive you will be able to play them on your keyboard also. These have either been created locally or found freely available on the internet.
To listen to a midi file simply click on each title. To download to your computer right-click the link and choose the option to save the target file.
A touching place (Tune: Dream Angus introduction and 1 verse as used between sections of a prayer)
Amazing Grace (Extremely lively version)
Ar hyd y nos (Welsh tune used for many hymns such as "All through the night", metre: 84 84 88 84)
At the name of Jesus (5 verse version)
Blessing (by John Rutter)
Celebrate Jesus (Backing music only)
Clare Benediction (by John Rutter)
Crimond (Tune traditionally used for The Lord's my shepherd)
Eternal Father, strong to save (Tune: Melita)
For the beauty of the earth (by John Rutter)
Gaelic Blessing (by John Rutter)
The National Anthem (1 verse)
Haven't you heard (tune and harmony slightly altered from version in Church Hymnary 4th edition)
Hymn for a new generation (Shall we cling?) (Tune: Thaxted)
Joy to the world (A lot of fun, but watch for key changes and instrumental breaks!)
O for a thousand tongues to sing (Tune: Lyngham)
Orchestra Introduction (Music builds up with new instrument added each cycle - used to illustrate to children how orchestra relies on many parts to make big sound (you can guess where that illustration goes...))
Rise and Shine (Arky, Arky Song)
See! in yonder manger low (Willcocks arrangement, 3 verses)
Shepherd me, O God (Anthem by Marty Haugen)
Songs of Praise (Theme music for the BBC show)
Star Carol (Christmas anthem by John Rutter)
There's a spirit in the air (note that verses 3 & 5 have a different melody for solo/choir, arrangement from Worship Songs)
Unto us is born a son (a boy is born) (Willcocks arrangement)
We are marching in the light of God (4 verses with short instrumental break between verses 2 & 3)
What child is this (Tune: Greensleeves)
Y-Now Song (as used for the Y-Now Holiday Club