Created by church orchestra specialists, the orchestrations for The Celebration Hymnal
are accessible to a broad range of players, and are designed to work well with keyboards and a large or small number of players. The instrumental books include the text of each song, allowing orchestra members to participate in singing with the congregation when they are not playing.
Camp Kirkland, Instrumental Editor for The Celebration Hymnal, has been a major force in the development of instrumental music in the church over the last two decades, and is considered one of the foremost arrangers and orchestrators of our day. He has served as consultant and orchestrator on three previous hymnal projects. For two years, he and a team of twenty orchestrators have invested themselves in perfecting the orchestrations created for The Celebration Hymnal.