Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
This 16th century melody takes its time, like a flower blossoming in the springtime. As an antithesis the supporting rhythms create a driving pulse that wants to elevate the piece along as the progresses. A great piece to which you can dig your fingers into the piano!
A Longer Table
The gentle, folk-like structure of this work is an inviting ballad. Its lyrical melody is supported by a continual accompaniment pattern. The middle section continues the welcoming nature of the work while widening its melodic leap. This song’s message encourages all listeners to build a kinship and better relationships with everyone they meet, strangers and family alike, building longer tables instead of walls and fences.
Mary, Did You Know?
A mysterious and forthcoming message to the Virgin Mary is properly encapsulated in the song first performed by Mark Lowry. It has been heard all over the world, and is now incorporated into this solo piano arrangement. With many lyrical arpeggiations and motifs to illustrate a delicate yet enigmatic setting, this will heighten any Christmastime musical program and enamor your audience with its message.
My Lord, What a Morning
with Morning Mood (from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1)
With Edvard Grieg’s timeless melody and the enveloping nature of the traditional African-American song, this seemless pairing will awaken and revitalize your spirit.
Nearer, My God, to Thee
Most famously notable for being played by the musicians on the RMS Titanic as the ship sank into the Atlantic Ocean in 1912, the beginning of this arrangement aims to capture the essence of that fateful night with the ocean waves represented in an aleatoric figure in the left hand as the melody soars above the rumbling. The song moves from there to illustrate more bodies of water (i.e. rivers, creeks, and seas) that beautify and bring peace to the earth and bring to us a sense of wholeness with each image. This timeless hymn will surely bring us closer in our journeys of faith during your performance.
Now Let Us from This Table Rise
A celebratory setting of the Communion hymn, this arrangment will enliven your audience as they partake in the Eucharist. With key changes using common tones and a strong and proud ending, your pianist will have fun performing this work.
O Christmas Tree
The lights are shining bright tonight! This arrangement opens and closes with motivic figures to illustrate the glimmering lights one would see on a Christmas tree. The song is set as an upbeat, country-style waltz reminiscent of the music heard in the Catskill Mountain areas. This jolly treatment of the beloved German Christmas carol (originally titled O Tannenbaum) will be a highlight at your next performance. Have fun y’all!
O Come, All Ye Faithful
This easy-going ballad treatment of the well-known Christmas hymn incorporates a Latin music feel that brings an upbeat and dance-like nature to its performance. Syncopated rhythms and lyrical transitions make this work fun to play. It is optional to have other musicians play Latin band percussion with you to enhance the performance. The middle section consists of an improvised embellishment before returning to the melody. This cool and easy-going arrangement is a must for your solo piano library.
O Food to Pilgrims Given
The melody by Heinrich Isaac is given a calming nature that is most appropriate for Communion. With chime imitations and an arpeggiated accompaniment, this arrangement will resound with your congregation and create a graceful atmosphere at your next worship service.
O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
This arrangement is made into a 9/8 meter signature, and the middle section includes polyrhythmic lines in both hands befure returning to the familiar compound triple feel. The song is rounded out with a reminiscence of Ludwig van Beethoven’s famous first movement of his Moonlight Sonata. With a peaceful and serene outlook within its message. your audience will be captivated by your performance of this song at your next recital or worship service.