Hymn tunes often spring to life with the introduction of a new timbre, suchas the violin, but it is often difficult to know how or where to utilize the welcome addition. These collections solve that problem and give violinists the opportunity to enhance the music of the church, whether it be a featured number listed in the order of worship, or an unscheduled addition to a congregational hymn. Well-suited to the average violinist, these obbligatos are very flexible and may be performed as solos (either alone or accompanied by any typical hymnbook harmonization), violin duets between the provided hymn tune and obbligato, or as accents to congregat- ional singing. Where several keys are standard for the same hymn tune, allhave been included. The scope and versatility of this collection make it amust have for all church violinists. Volume 1 includes DIADEMATA, LYONS,LOBE DEN HERREN, ADESTE FIDELES, HYFRYDOL and 57 other seasonal and stand- ard hymns. Volume 2 includes SALVATIONIST, CONVERSE, NETTLETON, HIGHER GROUND, BETHANY and 32 other traditional, early-American gospel songs.