NEW! This guide to creative hymn-playing by internationally known organist and composer Michael Burkhardt will inspire great hymn interpretation and accompanying.
Setting of REX GLORIAE for Brass Quartet, Organ and Congregation. For use as grand congregational hymn; Could also be used as a very easy unison anthem. Includes reproducible parts for two trumpets in B-flat or C, and two trombones. Also includes the text God Has Spoken by His Prophets.
Settings of 49 hymn tunes (some in multiple keys, some with instrument parts) for supporting congregational singing. Can serve as alternate last stanzas. Includes hymn numbers for use with the Lutheran Service Book.
Setting of the tune MADRID for congregation, brass ensemble, percussion, organ and optional descant. For use as a congregational hymn, or can be used as an easy anthem. Includes reproducible parts for Descant, Horn in F, 3 Trumpets in B-flat, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone/ Tuba, Timpani, Orchestral Bells, Cymbals, and Organ.
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Useful to the most and least experienced church organists and everybody in-between, this practical manual is an extended masterclass in leading congregational singing from the keyboard. Click for more information.
Containing over 250 introductions, preludes, alternate harmonizations, and free accompaniments, this collection will stay in easy reach of organists for many years to come.
Edited by Frederick Swann and Mark Thallander in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Crystal Cathedral. Includes arrangements of 50 hymns as well as interesting information about the history of organists and organs at the Crystal Cathedral. Indexed by title and by tune name.
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These pieces began as improvisations from Frederick Swann's CD Hymns on the Crystal Cathedral Organ.
Organ Literature for the Liturgical Year, based on the hymnic contributions of Martin Luther. Edited by Henry Gerike
18 Organ Introductions on Familiar Hymns
Tunes: Bridegroom, Foundation, Grosser Gött, Lasst Uns Erfreuen, Laudate Dominum, Lobe den Herren, Nun Danket, Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, Old 124th, Puer Nobis, Rendez a Dieu, Restoration, Sonne der Gerechtigkeit, Vineyard Haven
edited by Allan Mahnke, who writes of these very simple hymn settings "play them as written, abbreviate, or extend them. Flexibility is the key. Many can be played fast or slow, loud or soft. It depends on how you use them." Click for list of 28 hymn tunes included.
NEW! Dover’s 100 All-time Favorite Hymns endeavors to represent as many denominations as possible. Inside you will find ten beloved Roman Catholic tunes, as well as over 80 hymns sung by protestant denominations; Mary Baker Eddy’s Christian Science text “Shepherd, Show Me How to Go,” stands beside the well-known Mormon “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” the Shakers’ “Simple Gifts,” and the immortal Hebrew melody, “The God of Abraham Praise.” Hymns are arranged in standard 4-part harmony with lyrics for each one and the print is very easy to read.
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