Abide with Me
Written during the week of the 2020 U.S. election results, the timeless hymn arrangement evokes a heartfelt and comforting resolve. The gentle, yet relentless eighth-note support becomes unfailing for the melodic treatment to easily sing over. Both hands are given the chance to perform the melody, and the key change will allow one to awaken and free one’s spirit from its fearful confinement. This is music for calmness, and music for change.
All I Want for Christmas is You
This Christmas song made famous by Mariah Carey gets put through the ringer in this piano solo arrangement. Using a multitude of musical styles and nuances including a boogie woogie bass line and a section in a playful scherzo, you will get plenty of entertainment playing through this piece. It brings a new, refreshing life to this annual holiday season tune.
All Things Bright and Beautiful
A graceful ostinato pattern overlays the melody at the beginning and end of this piece. With a minor section of the melody and some grandiose transitions, this arrangement of differing styles and interpretations will fully display the talents of the piano player and impress the audience at your next performance.
Mountains are naturally beautiful especially at sunrise and sunset where the sun seems to change the color at their summits. This phenomenon may only last a short time twice a day, but it it worthwhile to see. To be on the mountaintop when this occurs is like living in a painting. This song captures the artistry and sensations of living in these moments. A lone lyrical melody begins the work, adding supporting harmonies afterward. The melody evolves into a folk-like structure that returns to its ominous original. The driving winds and cold weather are further illustrated in the transition leading to recapitulations of the previous sections. With quiet respite the work effortlessly floats away, seeemingly into the air.
Angels We Have Heard on High
A triumphant introduction, a syncopated verse, and a grandiose closing bring more versatility to this familiar Christmas melody. Your audience will definitely hear the angels with this powerful arrangement!
At the Waterfront
Let the party begin! The rhythms in this work will get everybody dancing at your next performance. Inspired by the Americana fairgrounds and festivals of the 19th and 20th centuries, the repetitive syncopated figure is embellished with soaring melodic lines and an invigorating harmonic pulse. Intersecting sections give a slight contrast to the work introduced by rhythmic motifs in either hand with elongated countermelodies in the other hand. Have fun playing this rewarding challenge!
Away in a Manger
The famous James R. Murray melody is known worldwide. Still keeping its lullaby nature, this arrangement adds in a driving, yet subdued pulse to illustrate the restlessness one might have when you go to sleep but knowing something amazing will be there when you wake up.
Be Still, My Soul
A lyrical setting of the famous tune by Jean Sibelius, emboldening the human spirit to rise up and prepare for the future ahead.
Because Thou Hast Said
With a substantial setting of the melody with ornamentations in the right hand at the beginning and end of the piece, this song will be a strong performance used best during Communion at your church or worship service.
This easy-going setting gives respite to its listeners while simultaneously giving a subdued rocking motion that enhance the life in the song’s message. A consistent legato performance is highly encouraged to create the song’s tranquility. Your audience will feel renewed and revitalized upon hearing your performance of this work.