Created by church orchestra specialists, the orchestrations for
The Celebration Hymnal are accessible to a broad range of
players, and are designed to work well with keyboards and a large
or small number of players. The instrumental books include the text
of each song, allowing orchestra members to participate in singing
with the congregation when they are not playing.
Kirkland, Instrumental Editor for The Celebration Hymnal,
has been a major force in the development of instrumental music
in the church over the last two decades, and is considered one of
the foremost arrangers and orchestrators of our day. He has served
as consultant and orchestrator on three previous hymnal projects.
For two years, he and a team of twenty orchestrators have invested
themselves in perfecting the orchestrations created for The Celebration
These orchestrations set a new standard for the church orchestras
of the next century, and are available for every part including: