The music

I have been revisiting some West Gallery websites and re-reading about the history and features of the genre.

I do love so many of the hymn-tunes – fun and uplifting.

The West Gallery Music Association website (, the website of the London Gallery Quire ( and the personal website of its musical direction, Dr. Francis Roads, ( all share scores and sound files of West Gallery hymns and anthems and are an amazing resources. Dr. Roads, in particular, has been very generous in the way that he has made his transcriptions and arrangements available as part of his advocacy of music in the West Gallery tradition. I feel that I have learned so much from these sources.