‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
A pleasant setting of the beloved melody, this arrangement creates a lyrical sense reflective of gentle movie music.
To the Stars
Get ready for the expedition of a lifetime on this rocket trip through outer space! This longer work consists of three sections: liftoff, floating in space, and the return to Earth. The song begins with driving rhythms and a minor-key theatric anticipation as the spaceship goes through its final countdown before shooting into outer space. It then changes to a slower, ethereal setting indicative of the celestial environment and becoming awestruck amidst the stars in the galaxy. Finally, a strong musical statement welcomes the spaceship back to Earth with a glorious celebration of the arduous trip. This standout work will be a highlight at your next concert performance.
Up from the Grave He Arose
with Also Sprach Zarathustra
Incorporating Richard Strauss’ epic theme, this piano solo arrangement will definitely be a powerful representation in your worship service or recital program.
We Three Kings
Adventure towards the unknown goal is a theme appropriate for many action movies and TV shows, and also this Christmas carol. With a consistent and relentless triplet action throughout the work, the excitement is boundless as the original tune becomes incorporated and embellished. Extended passages and rhythmic bass figures highlight the dramatic nature. The final key change sends the arrangement’s journey into absolute splendor and a renewed spirit as the song reaches its declamatory ending. You will captivate your audience with this song at your next music performance.
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
This piece rocks! The usual slow melody gets transformed into a steady upbeat tour de force that doesn’t slow down. A triumphant work that will lift the spirits of your audience at your next worship service or performance.
What Child is This?
A lingering and delicateness overlays this arrangement of the perennial Christmas favorite. With many chromatic passages and the addition of subtle nuances to the original melody, this is sure to bring new meaning and inspiration in your holiday celebrations.
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Though mainly in the style of a arpeggiated pop ballad, this arrangement is enclosed by triumphal sections reflective of the loud and powerful moments that music can make.
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
The battles of the American Civil War are illustrated in this piano solo arrangement. From the harrowing sunrise, the battle (along with its preparations and aftermath) becomes more clear with each verse setting of the Louis Lambert melody. The arrangement begins and ends ominously (adorned with light, delicate embellishments) that will draw your audience in to your performance.
Where the River Meets the Rain
This serene work illustrates the smooth movement of flowing water. Opening with a low rumble of the pentatonic scale, the melody is then introduced with a light and delicate touch before moving onward to playing above supportive arpeggiations. The song evolves with brimming voice filling and an expanded harmonic structure while maintaining the tranquil expression. The work concludes with a recapitulation of the opening pentatonic rumbles and a long fade into the distance, symbolizing the water flowing away to a new venture.
First made famous by Bing Crosby in the movie Holiday Inn, this song is a true standard of the yuletide repertoire. Using delicate arpeggiations and suspenseful countervoicing, the pianist will easily be able to get into the Christmas spirit. This arrangement beautifully captures the expanse and dreamlike nature of the Christmas season, and your audience will feel its beauty with your performance of this work.