This is an invaluable resource for the busy church musician and choir director. These descants are written for easy accessibility for the average soprano. Each descant begins on the same note as the hymn to allow immediate success. If a hymn melodic phrase is repeated, the accompanying descant phrase is repeated. No more obscure, difficult descant tunes that require valuable rehearsal time to master: each descant is a memorable melody in its own right. With the purchase of the book of descants the customer may also download free of charge a zipped MP3 file. Sopranos can listen to the file and be prepared for rehearsal. These descants reflect Dr. Barker's rich understanding of worship, melodic singing and choir leadership and rehearsal needs.