Key to Abbreviations

Psalms and Canticles

CP1
Celtic Psalms, vol. 1 [GIA]
CP2
Celtic Psalms, vol. 2 [GIA]
G3
Gather, 3rd ed. [GIA]
GTG
Glory to God [Westminster John Knox Press]
H82
Hymnal 1982 [Church Hymnal Corporation, Episcopal Church]
HTP1
A Hymn Tune Psalter, Book 1 [Church Publishing]
HTP2
A Hymn Tune Psalter, Book 2 [Church Publishing]
HWB
Hymnal: A Worship Book [Mennonite Publishing House]
KU
Known Unknowns: 100 Contemporary Texts to Common Tunes [GIA]
LOML
Lord, Open My Lips [Oregon Catholic Press]
LP
The Lyric Psalter: Solemnities, Feasts and Other Occasions [GIA]
LUYH
Lift Up Your Hearts [Faith Alive]
MPCY
Metrical Psalms for the Church Year [Hope Publishing]
MPS
The Psalms: 150 Metrical Psalms for Singing (Martin Leckebusch) [Mayhew]
NCH
New Century Hymnal [Pilgrim Press]
NMP
New Metrical Psalter [Church Hymnal Corporation, Episcopal Church]
OC
Oramos Cantando / We Pray in Song [GIA]
OLOF
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism [GIA]
PAS
Psalms for All Seasons [Faith Alive]
PCW
Psalter for Christian Worship, rev. ed. (Michael Morgan) [Witherspoon Press]
PFTS1
Psalms from the Soul, vol. 1 [Oregon Catholic Press]
PFTS2
Psalms from the Soul, vol. 2 [Oregon Catholic Press]
PH
The Presbyterian Hymnal (1990) [Westminster John Knox Press]
PLP1
Praise, Lament, and Prayer: A Psalter for Singing, vol. 1 (Carl Daw) [Hope Publishing]
PND
Psalms of the Notre Dame Folk Choir (Steve Warner) [World Library Publications]
PP
The People’s Psalter [Morningstar]
PSA
The Psalter: Psalms and Canticles for Singing [Westminster John Knox Press]
PSH
Psalter Hymnal (1987) [CRC Publications]
SGP
Singing God’s Psalms (Fred R. Anderson) [Eerdmans]
SNC
Sing! A New Creation [Faith Alive]
SP
The Selah Psalter [Selah Publishing]
SSS
Santo, Santo, Santo / Holy, Holy, Holy [GIA]
TTSF
The Truth That Sets Us Free: Biblical Songs for Worship [GIA]
UMH
The United Methodist Hymnal (1989) [United Methodist Publishing House]
WR
Worship and Rejoice [Hope Publishing]

Hymnals

AAHH
African American Heritage Hymnal (GIA Publications, 2001)
CH4
Church Hymnary, 4th ed. (Canterbury Press, Norwich, UK, 2005)
EH
The Hymnal 1982 [Episcopal] (Church Publishing, 1982)
ELW
Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Augsburg Fortress Press, 2006)
FYC
Flor Y Canto (Oregon Catholic Press, 1989)
G3
Gather, 3rd ed. (GIA, 2011)
GTG
Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal (Westminster John Knox Press, 2013)
IHLC
Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians (Eakin Press, 2006)
LUYH
Lift Up Your Hearts (Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2013)
NCH
The New Century Hymnal (Pilgrim Press, 1995)
OLOF
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism (GIA, 2018)
PH
The Presbyterian Hymnal (Westminster John Knox Press, 1990)
SON
Songs of Faith and Praise (Howard Books, 1994)
SSS
Santo, Santo, Santo (GIA, 2019)
STB
Sound the Bamboo (Christian Conference of Asia, 2000; now GIA)
STF
Sing the Faith (Geneva Press, 2003)
UMH
The United Methodist Hymnal (Abingdon Press, 1989)
WAS
Worship & Song (Abingdon Press, 2011)

Handbell Music

The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR) rating method uses a scale of 1 to 6, with 6 being most difficult.

Key to Difficulty

(E)
Easy
(M)
Moderate
(ME)
Moderately Easy
(MA)
Moderately Advanced
(A)
Advanced

Lectionary References for Hymns

[O]
Old Testament
[Os]
Old Testament: Semicontinuous
[Oc]
Old Testament: Complementary
[A]
Acts
[E]
Epistle
[R]
Revelation
[G]
Gospel

Publishers

AGEHR
AMSI
Art Masters Studios Inc.
AP
Allegis Publications (available through Sheet Music Plus)
BFP
Brookfield Press (available through Sheet Music Plus)
BKH
Breitkopf and Hartel
BMP
Belwyn Mills Publishing (c/o Alfred Publishing)
CMP
Composers Music Company (available from Handbell World)
CPDL
Choral Public Domain Library
CPP
Columbia Pictures Publications
DSE
Éditions Durand, Salibert, and Eschig
EC
Editions Combre, Paris
FJH
FJH Music
GSH
G. Schirmer (available through Sheet Music Plus)
GSP
GlorySound Press (c/o Shawnee Press)

Musical Terms

acap
a cappella
bari
baritone
bng
bongo
bsn
bassoon
cga
congas
cl
clarinet
cong
congregation
cont
continuo
ct
chime tree
cym
cymbal
desc
descant
div
divisi
fc
finger cymbals
fl
flute
glock
glockenspiel
gtr
guitar
hb
handbells
hc
handchimes
hd
hand drum
hn
horn
hp
harp
inst
instrument
keybd
keyboard
mx
mixed
narr
narrator
ob
oboe
oct
octave(s)
opt
optional
orch
orchestration

Musical Terms (cont)

org
organ
perc
percussion
pno
piano
qrt
quartet
quin
quintet
rain
rainstick
rec
recorder
SA
soprano, alto
SAB
soprano, alto, baritone
SATB
soprano, alto, tenor, bass
sax
saxophone
sb
string bass
sop
soprano (vocal solo)
stngs
strings
str qrt
string quartet
sus cym
suspended cymbal
synth
synthesizer
tamb
tambourine
timp
timpani
tpt
trumpet
trb
trombone
tri
triangle
tub
tuba
2 pt
two-part
3 pt
three-part
uni
unison
vc
cello
vln
violin
xyl
xylophone