Keys to Worship, Book 1 is the first volume in a series of student solos – featuring teachers’ duets, teaching aids, and background information. Contents of this spirited collection include: Sunday school songs, hymns, gospel music, patriotic music, and songs for holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
Away in a Manger
Deep and Wide
For the Beauty of the Earth
Glory! Glory, Hallelujah! (from Battle Hymn of the Republic)
God Is So Good
He Is Lord
Jesus Loves Me
The Wise Man and the Foolish Man
The second volume of this series of student solos, Keys to Worship, Book 2 features Sunday school songs, hymns, gospel music, and patriotic music. Contents include: Hallelujah! What a Savior!; We Three Kings; If You’re Happy and You Know It; America, the Beautiful; and more.
Little Fingers Go to Church is a beautiful collection of inspirational favorites arranged by Jolene Boyd. This volume features solos with optional accompaniments. Contents include: Be Still and Know; Blessed Assurance; Deep and Wide; God Is So Good; Hallelujah!; Jesus Loves the Little Ones; Praise Him; My Jesus, I Love Thee; Praise Him, Praise Him; and This Little Light of Mine.
The son of a Baptist minister, Edwin McLean has arranged some of his favorite Baptist hymns for the elementary-level pianist (with optional teacher accompaniment). The hymns included are beloved not just by Baptists, but by followers of many Christian denominations. Includes: Abide with Me, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Softly and Tenderly, Just as I Am, Amazing Grace, Bring Them In, and more.
Book 3 features a wide variety of sacred music from Sunday school songs, hymns, gospel songs, and music for special occasions. In each section students are given a "Key Thought" which highlights an interesting fact about the origin, author or composer of the song: and "Keys to Success" which are activities that introduce and reinforce musical concepts unique to a particular piece. These arrangements are sure to be an inspiration to performers and audiences alike.
The hymns in Book 2 have been arranged for the Late Elementary/Early Intermediate pianist. Church piano accompanists may also find these suitable for congregational singing, since the chosen keys are close to the original ones. Includes: Holy, Holy, Holy; Come, Thou Almighty King; It Is Well with My Soul; Blessed Assurance; Have Thine Own Way, Lord; Stand Up, Stand UP for Jesus; On Jordan's Stormy Banks; Wonderous Words of Life, and more.
The young pianist will love playing their favorite Sunday school songs, and learning some new favorites along the way in this late elementary level sacred book. With the variety of pieces included in the book, students will be ready and eager to play these wonderful worship pieces at school, church, or at home with their families. Each piece has an optional piano accompaniment.
Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam This is My Commandment Kum Ba Yah Jesus Loves the Little Children Who Did Swallow Jonah? Climb, Climb Up Sunshine Mountain Rise and Shine Isn’t He Wonderful O Be Careful The B-I-B-L-E Silver and Gold Have I None Walking with Jesus Standin’ in the Need of Prayer I’ve Got Peace Like a River The Lord Is My Shepherd Give Me Oil in My Lamp Come Bless the Lord Only a Boy Named David Father Abraham
Book 3 in this piano solo collection of hymns for home or church continues the series progression, with the aspiring church pianist in mind! Titles: Jesus Is Calling; What a Friend We Have in Jesus; Almost Persuaded; Bringing In the Sheaves; Trust and Obey; Rock of Ages; He Keeps Me Singing; and O Happy Day.
Organists, pianists, and harpsichordists can capture the spirit of the Baroque era with these wonderful new Christmas arrangements by Edwin McLean. Contents include: Nöel Nouvelet; God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen; What Child Is This; The Coventry Carol; We Three Kings; Pat-A-Pan; In Dulci Jubilo; O Come; O Come, Emmanuel; Good King Wenceslas; Silent Night; and Adeste Fidelis.
Adeste Fideles O Come, All Ye Faithful
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen - Fugue
Good King Wenceslas Theme and Variations
In Dulci Jubilo
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
The Coventry Carol
We Three Kings
What Child Is This?
Best-Loved Hymns I is an extensive collection of 75 hymns not limited to one denomination or tradition. These hymns are arranged to fit into a variety of performance situations from piano solo, organ solo, piano-organ duet, and guitar and bass for contemporary praise and worship. Includes background information on each hymn and an index of topics, seasons, and occasions with suggested hymns that apply. This collection contains a wealth of theology waiting to be confirmed in the hearts of God's people through His wonderful gift of music – a must for any worship leader, church musician or layman.
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God Abide with Me All Creatures of Our God and King All Glory, Laud, and Honor All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name Amazing Grace Angels from the Realms of Glory Angels We Have Heard on High Away in a Manger Be Thou My Vision Beneath the Cross of Jesus Blessed Assurance Blest Be the Tie That Binds Break Thou the Bread of Life Christ the Lord Is Risen Today Come, Thou Almighty King Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Crown Him with Many Crowns Fairest Lord Jesus Faith of Our Fathers For All the Saints For the Beauty of the Earth Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken Go, Tell It on the Mountain Good Christian Men, Rejoice Great Is Thy Faithfulness Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty How Firm a Foundation Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise In the Cross of Christ I Glory It Came Upon the Midnight Clear It Is Well with My Soul Jesus Loves Me Jesus Shall Reign Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee Joy to the World Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee Just As I Am Lead On, O King Eternal Let Us Break Bread Together My Country, ’Tis of Thee My Faith Looks Up to Thee Now Thank We All Our God O Come, All Ye Faithful O Come, O Come, Emmanuel O God, Our Help in Ages Past O Little Town of Bethlehem O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee O Sacred Head, Now Wounded O Worship the King Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing Onward, Christian Soldiers Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Rejoice, the Lord Is King Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart Rock of Ages Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us Silent Night! Holy Night! Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus The Church’s One Foundation The First Noel This Is My Father’s World To God Be the Glory We Gather Together Were You There What a Friend We Have in Jesus What Child Is This What Wondrous Love Is This When I Survey the Wondrous Cross When Morning Gilds the Skies
Here’s a marvelous collection of 10 gospel hymns and inspirational favorites that will be a treasured collection in your home or church library. Appropriate for all performance settings, these songs of faith have been arranged with a country flavor to provide performers, teachers, and students with the fulfilling joy of the contemporary gospel sound.
Amazing Grace Key of G Major
God Leads Us Along
I Bowed On My Knees and Cried, "Holy!"
In the Garden
Just A Closer Walk with Thee
Little Is Much When God Is in It
Rock of Ages
The Solid Rock
What A Friend We Have in Jesus
Down-Home Glory contains a variety of well-loved hymns and inspirational favorites arranged in gospel styles for solo piano. The arrangements within reflect Lyndell's own personal gospel style, described as a mix of certain country and jazz artists. Lyrics, optional repeats, and chord symbols are included.
Standing on the Promises Blessed Assurance Where Could I Go Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus ‘Tis Marvelous and Wonderful All Your Anxiety I Just Keep Trusting My Lord Rescue the Perishing Come and Dine Does Jesus Care?
Following in the distinctive design of the Down-Home series, more inspiring arrangements of Gospel hymns and Inspirational favorites are included. This book also contains lyrics, optional repeats, and chord symbols. Some of the titles included are: Wonderful Grace of Jesus; Mansion Over the Hilltop; Give Me Jesus; and many more.
Wonderful Grace of Jesus His Eye Is on the Sparrow Mansion Over the Hilltop The Old Rugged Cross I Know Who Holds Tomorrow Farther Along Dwelling in Beulah Land Give Me Jesus Shall We Gather at the River? Sweet Beulah Land
This intermediate level sacred collection consists of arrangements of 10 Gospel hymns and Inspirational favorites. Included in this book are: lyrics for personal enjoyment, or for use as a resource for solo or group singing; optional repeats that allow for flexibility in length of each piece; and chord symbols for choice of adding a rhythm section. Some of the titles included are: When We All Get to Heaven, He's Still Working On Me, and Just a Little Talk with Jesus.
These contemporary settings of Kevin Olson’s favorite hymns are a perfect match for the modern church service. They feature his rhythmic and improvisatory style, yet are easy to sight read. Titles are: More Holiness Give Me; The Lord is My Shepherd; Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing; Did You Think to Pray?; Amazing Grace; I Know That My Redeemer Lives; and God Be With You Till We Meet Again.
This sacred collection features nine relatively short hymn settings that may be played separately as preludes, offertories, postludes, or contest pieces. Additionally, since each succeeding arrangement is either in the same key or moves up the circle of fourths, the pianist may play this material as an extended prelude, segueing smoothly from one piece to another, starting anywhere in the book. The entire book takes about 15 minutes to play, so the pianist may proceed as long as necessary without any interrupted moments.
Just a Closer Walk with Thee Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus Christ the Lord Is Risen Today No, Not One! He Keeps Me Singing Love Lifted Me Since Jesus Came into My Heart O How I Love Jesus! Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
This piano solo collection contains seven hymns and spirituals, arranged for the accomplished church musician, performer, or student, and useful in worship services, recitals, or talent contests. Here is a listing of related products.
Children of the Heavenly Father
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
My Jesus, I Love Thee
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
O Sacred Head, Now Wonded
O Worship the King
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
This intermediate level piano collection features fresh arrangements of nine well-known hymns and carols that are ideal for use as preludes, offertories, or postludes. Veteran arranger and performer, Gina Sprunger, brings her extensive teaching and church experience.
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee O Worship the King Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah Oh, How I Love Jesus God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen Nothing but the Blood In the Bleak Midwinter Onward, Christian Soldiers Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners
Contains 13 beautiful arrangements of classic, traditional pieces used to celebrate and enhance this very special event. In addition to the pianistic arrangements, this book also includes an outline of a traditional ceremony with suggested pieces to use. As an extra touch, a registry page is included to record the names of the wedding party, serving as a special keepsake for the bride and groom.
This volume was written to meet the need for background and transitional music in worship services. Inspired by Kierkegard's analogy of worship being drama, veteran performer and church musician Don Wyrtzen has crafted thematically-congruent suites to serve as "incidental music." Each suite contains a number of standard hymns, as well as a newly-composed original theme which serves to introduce and tie the arrangement together. There are numerous starting and stopping points written into the arrangements, allowing for maximum flexibility in length. The main titles include: Call to Worship Suite (also suitable as a prelude); Communion Suite I: The Bread; Communion Suite II: The Cup; Scripture Reading Suit; Prayer Suite I; Baptism Suite; Baby Dedication Suites I & II; Invitation Suites I & II; and Benediction Suite (also suitable as a postlude).
Call to Worship Suite Communion Suite I: The Bread Communion Suite II: The Cup Scripture Reading Suit Prayer Suite I Baptism Suite Baby Dedication Suites I & II Invitation Suites I & II Benediction Suite
This volume of contemporary Christian favorites is arranged by Teresa Wilhelmi with her trademark light jazz touch. An ideal resource for church-based banquets or for wedding or anniversary receptions, the book features main arrangements with shorter interludes, which may stand alone, or be used as extended introductions to the arrangements.
Be Still, My Soul
Bless His Holy Name
Exaltation Medley (He Is Exalted - I Exalt Thee)
Great Is the Lord
I Stand in Awe
I Worship You, Almighty God
Shout to the Lord
An inspiring collection of hymns, each accompanied by devotional thoughts, that focus on the "spiritual milestones" or the "special moments" of the Christian¹s journey through this life and his/her personal relationship with God. This collection is truly inspiring and eloquently written, and is a wonderful resource for inspiration and worship.
There Is a Fountan Only Trust Him/ Just As I Am O Jesus, I Have Promised Something for Thee Still, Still With Thee Hear Thy Welcome Voice/ Lord, I’m Coming Home The Sheltering Rock/ A Shelter in the Time of Storm Be Still, My Soul/ It Is Well With My Soul Himself Shall We Gather at the River?
Arranger Shelley Helzerman Houser is a church musician and piano instructor who has found the balance between making these settings interesting while remaining highly accessible. This collection is a fresh source of hymn settings for students, performers, and church pianists. The arrangements are shorter and more succinct than usual, making them ideal as offertories in smaller churches or other situations in which brief pieces are desired. In addition, many of the selections will prove useful in recitals, talent contests, or concerts.
A fresh source of prelude, offertory, and postlude material, this volume is rich with selections students and performers will also find useful for recitals, talent contests, or concerts. Titles include: How Great Thou Art; Wonderful Grace of Jesus; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; Just a Closer Walk with Thee; Holy, Holy, Holy (combined with Schubert's Holy Is the Lord); Blessed Assurance; Jesus Loves Me; and Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
This piano collection showcases the best loved hymns of Isaac Watts who includes a variety of styles from the classical-flavored setting of O God, Our Help in Ages Past which incorporates fragments of music by J.S. Bach, a contemporary of Isaac Watts to the Celtic-styled We’re Marching to Zion to the soulful setting of At the Cross to the driving, rhythmic settings of Joy to the World and Jesus Shall Reign. Other titles include: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross; Alas and Did My Savior Bleed; Come, Holy Spirit; Heavenly Dove; and My Shepherd Will Supply My Need. Because the arrangements are on the shorter side, many church pianists will find them ideal offertory length.
O God, Our Help in Ages Past We’re Marching to Zion At the Cross Joy to the World I Sing the Mighty Power of God Jesus Shall Reign When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed? Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
This unique collection of hymn settings features short arrangements of moderate difficulty that are close to two minutes in length. All styles are included, from upbeat syncopated arrangements of Brethren, We Have Met to Worship and Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee to tender, reverent versions of More Love to Thee and Children of the Heavenly Father.
Written especially for the advanced piano student or the adult church musician, this eclectic and delightful piano solo collection by Marilyn Ham will prove to be a valuable source for preludes, offertories, and postludes, as well as contest and recital material.
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Ein Feste Burg)
I Surrender All
It Is Well with My Soul (Ville du Havre)
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee, St. Agnes
On Eagle’s Wings
Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart (Marion)
Shout to the Lord
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Lemmel)
We’re Marching to Zion
This collection features 10 gospel hymns arranged as colorful piano solos, useful for accomplished church pianists, performers, or students. Arranger Johnie Dean, veteran church musician and educator, has skillfully incorporated a variety of techniques designed to bring new freshness to these favorite hymns. Titles include: 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus; I Surrender All; To God Be the Glory; My Jesus, I Love Thee; Softly and Tenderly; I Am Thine, O Lord; I Stand Amazed in the Presence; Blessed Be the Name; Open My Eyes; and Trusting Jesus.
'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus I Surrender All To God Be the Glory My Jesus, I Love Thee Softly and Tenderly I Am Thine, O Lord I Stand Amazed in the Presence Blessed Be the Name Open My Eyes Trusting Jesus.
This unique collection features a variety of hymns arranged as piano solos, useful for accomplished church pianists, performers, or students. The infusion of classical styles into hymn arrangements brings a new sparkle to standard hymns which may have lost some of their luster through the years of use. Likewise, the introduction of classical music into the worship milieu can infuse freshness into the liturgy. Titles include Abide with Me (in the setting of Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata No. 8); Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed (in the setting of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, 18th Variation); and a rare arrangement of Brightest and Best (in the general style of Franz Schubert).
This nine-arrangement volume includes several gospel hymns rarely seen in piano books including Wonderful Words of Life and We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations. In Crown Him King, two majestic hymns are combined – Rejoice, the Lord is King and Crown Him with Many Crowns, in a setting reminiscent of Bach’s two and three-part inventions.
Crown Him King (Rejoice, the Lord is King - Crown Him with Many Crowns)
I Surrender All
Our Great Savior
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus
We’ve A Story to Tell to the Nations
When We All Get to Heaven
Wonderful Words of Life
Church musicians will be delighted with this collection of well-known hymns and spirituals. The fresh-sounding arrangements, written for the early advanced pianist, are perfect for preludes, offertories, and special music throughout the worship service. Extensive and well-researched program notes are included for use in both church bulletins and recital programs. Titles include: I Need Thee Every Hour, and Poor Wayfaring Stranger.
Aimed at the advanced piano student or the adult church musician, this volume of piano solos features fresh arrangements of hymn tunes from around the world. The arranger Don Wyrtzen uses an interesting variety of harmonic and rhythmic techniques to illustrate the messages of the texts behind the tunes. Perfect for both recital or church service use.
This second in the two-volume set of piano solos features fresh arrangements of hymn tunes from around the world. Aimed at the advanced student or the adult church musician, they are useful for both recital and church service. Don Wyrtzen, known in sacred circles as a "poet of the piano," uses a variety of harmonic and rhythmic techniques to affirm the message of the texts. Contents include: Come, Christians, Join and Sing; Morning Has Broken; This is My Father's World; How Firm a Foundation; Through the Love of God, Our Savior; We Gather Together, and more.
This collection contains nine unique solo piano settings – useful for weddings, worship services, concerts, and contests. Each arrangement begins with a well-known classical piece, then transitions into a hymn or carol which is presented in the same style as the classic which introduced it. For those who want their worship or wedding services to include music that is truly transcendent, this volume will fit the bill. Titles include Be Thou My Vision; For the Beauty of the Earth; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; Lord, Be Glorified; Majesty, O Worship the King; Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us; Silent Night; and This Is My Father's World. For those who are familiar with these hymns as well as the classics with which they are combined, it will be like introducing two old friends who weren't previously acquainted, but who have much in common.
This piano collection, arranged by church musician and piano instructor, Shelley Helzerman Houser, is a fresh source of shorter-than-usual preludes, offertories, processionals, and postludes. Many could also serve as background music for prayer, scripture reading, communion, or baptisms. Each arrangement starts with a well-loved classical piece, then transitions into a hymn which is presented in the same style. Titles include Morning Has Broken; The Lord's My Shepherd; Spirit of the Living God; Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak; Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus; What a Friend We Have in Jesus; We Are Living, We Are Dwelling; Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee; Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; and Now The Day Is Over.
Morning Has Broken The Lord's My Shepherd Spirit of the Living God Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus What a Friend We Have in Jesus We Are Living, We Are Dwelling Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee Christ the Lord Is Risen Today Now The Day Is Over.
This solo collection of ten exquisite hymn settings includes both familiar hymns: I Need Thee Every Hour, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Jesus Is All the World to Me, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Just As I Am, Bring Them In, and I Am His, and He Is Mine, along with rarely-arranged ones, such as Into the Woods My Master Went, Flee As a Bird, and I Hear Thy Welcome Voice. Texts are included, for personal study or inspiration, or for display in worship settings.
I Need Thee Every Hour Sweet Hour of Prayer Jesus Is All the World to Me A Mighty Fortress Is Our God Just As I Am Bring Them In I Am His, and He Is Mine Into the Woods My Master Went Flee As a Bird I Hear Thy Welcome Voice
Teresa Wilhelmi brings her love of jazz to bear on five great African-American spirituals. Ranging in mood from the pathos of Poor Wayfaring Stranger and Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen to the exuberance of such tunes as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and Joshua Fit Thee Battle of Jericho, these challenging and rewarding arrangements will be guaranteed crowd-pleasers wherever they are played.
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs features a delightful mix of the old and new: well-loved hymns, with some praise and worship favorites sprinkled in. Church musicians and teachers will find a variety of applications for these arrangements, from service use, to dinner music, to concert and recital material.
This collection contains a variety of hymns arranged for accomplished church musicians, performers, or students. Selections include dramatic, rhythmic settings of Wonderful Grace of Jesus, Praise Him! Praise Him! and Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus, contrasted with the more flowing arrangements of Open My Eyes, That I May See, Blessed Assurance, Amazing Grace, and God Will Take Care of You. The volume also includes triumphant, maestoso settings of O Worship the King and The Solid Rock. Arranger Frank Mulholland's extensive band and orchestra background shines through as the arrangements are orchestral in their techniques and tone colors.
This volume is a unique resource for piano preludes and offertories, recital pieces, or personal enjoyment. Sometimes sensitive, sometimes dramatic, these fresh arrangements of America's best-loved hymns highlight the timeless beauty of the original tunes. Contents include: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee; Amazing Grace; We Gather Together; When I Survey the Wondrous Cross; What a Friend We Have in Jesus; and more.
Using a breath-taking harmonic vocabulary, Wyrtzen has crafted these pieces to express the various moods and messages of the original carols in fresh and exciting ways. Church musicians, teachers, and accomplished students will find a variety of applications for these arrangements, in both religious and educational settings.
This beautiful collection was written especially for the advanced piano student or the adult church musician, and will greatly enhance one’s repertoire of preludes, offertories, communion background music, and postludes. The nine arrangements are eclectic in nature and represent a variety of styles from popular to classical. Titles include: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart; Abide with Me; All Glory, Laud, and Honor, and more.
Abide with Me
All Glory, Laud and Honor
Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy
For Beauty of the Earth
Let Us Break Bread Together
Look, Ye Saints! The Sight is Glorious
Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
The Old Rugged Cross
Widely known as the “Queen of American Hymn Writers,” Fanny Crosby wrote between 8500 and 9500 hymns. This 10-song collection of some of her most popular hymns has been beautifully arranged by Stan Pethel. Contents include: Close to Thee, Jesus is Calling, To God Be the Glory, He Hideth My Soul, Blessed Assurance, and more.
Church pianists will find these nine arrangements to be fresh, creative preludes and offertories for seasonal church services and special Christmas programs. In addition, students will enjoy performing these pieces in holiday concerts and recitals, or in school Christmas programs.
Away in a Manger
Christmas Fanfare (O Come, All Ye Faithful Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Angels We Have Heard on High)
Deck the Hall
O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Holy Night
The Birthday of a King
Ukranian Bell Carol with What Child Is This?
This piano collection, arranged by veteran church musician and performer, Matt Limbaugh, is a refreshing source of prelude, offertory, and postlude material. In addition, advanced students and performers will find the selections useful in recitals, talent contests, or concerts.
Titles include: Be Thou My Vision; Brethren, We Have Met to Worship; Built on the Rock; I Saw the Cross of Jesus; It Is Well with My Soul; and Jesus Loves Me combined with He Hideth My Soul; Like a River Glorious; Oh, How I Love Jesus; Simple Gifts
Be Thou My Vision Brethren, We Have Met to Worship Built on the Rock I Saw the Cross of Jesus It Is Well with My Soul and Jesus Loves Me combined with He Hideth My Soul Like a River Glorious Oh, How I Love Jesus Simple Gifts
This collection contains arrangements of hymns set to famous classical piano pieces such as Mozart's Sonata, K. 545, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, and Chopin's Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2, to name a few. These arrangements provide the perfect blend of classic hymns combined with classic piano repertoire, an interwoven collection from the best of both musical spheres.
My Faith Looks Up to Thee Sweet Hour of Prayer And Can It Be? Take Time to Be Holy Praise Him, Praise Him, All Ye Little Children Just As I Am Hallelujah! What a Savior! O Happy Day Jesus Is All the World to Me Take My Life, Let It Be Consecrated
Ten superbly crafted hymn setting for the accomplished pianist. Victor Labenske is a minister's son, raised in an environment where hymns were familiar and appreciated. He also holds a doctoral degree in piano performance. A variety of styles are here represented, from the gospel and jazz stylings of His Eye Is on the Sparrow and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot to the new age flavors of Trust and Obey and What Child Is This? Hymn texts included for reference and inspiration.
The selections in this book of 12 Christmas arrangements are sometimes bold and dramatic, other times tender and reflective. Marilyn Thompson artistically applies a variety of classical styles to bring freshness to these well-loved Christmas melodies. Ranging in style from Baroque to neo-Romantic, to almost Impressionistic, these pieces are rich with the spirit of the Masters. Pedagogical editing is included.
The Birthday of a King
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
God Rest Te Merry, Gentlemen
Good Christian Men Rejoice
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Joy to the World
Angels We Have Heard On High
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
What Child Is This