A Beginning

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AB00a Making little books runs in the family. With this small volume I followed in my fathers footsteps. In 1983 this required laborious calligraphy, typing,...
1   Making little books runs in the family. With this small volume I followed in my fathers footsteps. In 1983 this required laborious calligraphy, typing, lettrasetting and cutting and pasting before a trip to the printer. Fifteen years later I was being drawn to web publishing, like a moth to the flame. The labour has continued - only the tools have changed.
AB00b The thirty copies of this booklet were numbered by hand. On the inside cover of #1 is a table showing to whom copies were given.
2   The thirty copies of this booklet were numbered by hand. On the inside cover of #1 is a table showing to whom copies were given.
AB01 In retrospect, this booklet should have been called
3   In retrospect, this booklet should have been called "the end." A year and a half after its publication our son was born, and I exchanged my church music publishing aspirations for a more common, but equally noble pursuit - that of raising and supporting a family.
AB02 The German text of this famous Easter hymn from which this versification arose is still at the tip of my tongue, and if the hymn happens to well up in my soul...
4   The German text of this famous Easter hymn from which this versification arose is still at the tip of my tongue, and if the hymn happens to well up in my soul it will be sung as by Luther and Bach.
AB03 The verses of this hymn are so wonderfully matter of fact. I especially like the line
5   The verses of this hymn are so wonderfully matter of fact. I especially like the line "Es war ein wunderlicher krieg" - "It was a very curious war".
AB04 A three part setting by Le Maistre
6   A three part setting by Le Maistre
AB05 A three part setting by Le Maistre
7   A three part setting by Le Maistre
AB06 A three part setting by Le Maistre
8   A three part setting by Le Maistre
AB07 A two part setting by Othmayr
9   A two part setting by Othmayr
AB08 This verse from Isaiah was our wedding text, so I tried my hand at setting it in a Renaissance, counterpoint style. This is available as a Sibelius Scorch score...
10   This verse from Isaiah was our wedding text, so I tried my hand at setting it in a Renaissance, counterpoint style. This is available as a Sibelius Scorch score on my Worship aNew website. After thirty years it still awaits its premiere.