Welcome to the HymnQuest website. This site contains, full product specifications and technical support for the HymnQuest software.
HymnQuest is a unique software program developed by The Pratt Green Trust, a charity devoted to the advancement of hymnody and music in worship. It is the most comprehensive ever published in its field, containing over 43,000 first lines and choruses, the full text of 27,700 hymns and songs from some 465 hymn books and publications. The opening bars of over 22,800 melodies can be both viewed and heard, and the indexes list tune names and metres; biblical, lectionary, thematic, liturgical and seasonal references, as well as information and pictures of authors, composers and translators. It is even possible to search for tunes by playing the opening notes on a Virtual Keyboard – we’re told by experts in the field, that HymnQuest was the world’s first software to offer such a facility!
The software now also includes full music for over 1,300 public domain hymn tunes. Available in Adobe PDF and Sibelius Scorch format, these enable you to view, print, listen to and transpose the hymns in full harmony. (Note: this facility requires an active internet connection, although once downloaded, the files can be used offline). Wwe have also added direct links to over 570 Scorch files found on the Jubilate website (this requires a (free) subscription to the site www.jubilate.co.uk).
The project has the backing of virtually all of the major publishers and copyright administrators in Britain and Ireland, as well as some from overseas.
Joint General Editors: Revd Brian Hoare & Revd Don Pickard