See hymns on your screen exactly as they will print. Functionality includes:
And when playing,
Regarding Handel's Messiah (based on the Chrysander version):
If your church uses the 2008 Lifeway Baptist Hymnal, Celebration Hymnal®, Hymnal for Worship and Celebration, 1991 Baptist Hymnal, Lutheran Book of Worship, With One Voice, 1989 United Methodist Hymnal, 1990 Presbyterian Hymnal, New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition), Christian Life Hymnal, or the 1985 Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, the Christian Virtual Hymnal is something you must have. It contains almost all the public domain songs (i.e., no CCLI license is required) in these collections and will save you many hundreds of hours and provide unprecedented flexibility in creating transposable sheet music with optional chord names/fret diagrams, transposable chord charts and MIDI files. Also included are over 150 older Christmas/Advent hymns and carols, around 50 hymns from Music Sacra, about 170 SATB spirituals from John W. Work's American Negro Songs plus a number of other hymns from older sources. Additionally over 1,500 shape note hymns taken from various versions of the Sacred Harp and other shape note hymnals are included.
Altogether over 6,000 public domain selections from the above-listed sources are included ready for use. Transpose to any key. Reorder and/or delete any verses. Display SATB, lead sheets or chord charts (verses only - no music - with chord names and fret diagrams). Extract any combination of parts. All music can be displayed using either shape ones or standard round noteheads.
Music and verses are the same as in the respective hymnals so no editing is generally required for congregations using these hymnals. Use the Christian Virtual Hymnal (either by itself or in conjunction with a sequencing program) in place of an organist. Quickly print out just hymn verses for weekly bulletins or transpose hymns for the choir. Individual hymns and Messiah scenes can be imported into the MusicEase Professional [version 8.1 and later] music score editor and fully edited.
[Integrity Music, Brentwood-Benson and MediaShout Corporation have all used this same virtual hymnal technology of ours in their products. E.g., we created Brentwood-Benson's "Praise and Worship Song Book With Over 600 Songs" CD-ROM with this technology.]
The Christian Virtual Hymnal is fully self-contained. MusicEase Professional is not required to run it.