Piano and Organ Music for the Lenten Season
Here's a brief list of some favorite selections I'll be playing in the next week for the Lenten and Easter services. Included is an arrangement of my own. Would be interested in hearing your opinion. :-)
Piano Solo: How Deep the Father's Love for Us
Book: Lift High the Cross: Piano Solos for Holy Week Composer: arr Larry Shackley Publisher: Hope Publishing Company Link to Purchase: Lift High the Cross Comments: The combination of piercing lyrics and a colorful tune are irresistible. I like to play this at least once a year. Anybody have another favorite arrangement?
Piano Solo: How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place
Book: Heaven's Song: Hymns of Eternal Promise Composer: arr Victor Labenske Publisher: Lillenas Link to Purchase: Heaven's Song Comments: Labenske's book has arrangements of unique tunes that you will not find elsewhere. The piece is a favorite of our choir and congregation and the arrangement manages Brahms' rich orchestration quite well.
Piano and Organ Duet: Lord of the Dance
Book: Sheet Music Composer: arr Joel Raney Publisher: Hope Publishing Link to Purchase: Lord of the Dance Comments: There is nothing like this tune and Raney develops each verse with originality and spark. Enough so it could make your congregation get up and dance--well maybe not, but...Can't wait to play it with my new friend Megan Cox who is one FANTASTIC pianist. I'm taking lessons with her when I can to beef up my technique. We played another Raney arrangement at Christmas time and posed for this pic. No, we are not sisters. Here's her bio: Megan Cox Piano and Voice Instructor
Organ and Brass: Lift High the Cross
Book: Sheet Music Composer: arr Sondra Tucker Publisher: GIA Publications Link to Purchase: Lift High the Cross Comment: Brass, organ and this majestic tune make for a showstopper for any service. It's just plain fun to play and I can't wait to perform it with the brass on Easter Sunday.
Bonus Piano Solo: Meditation on "O Sacred Head Now Wounded"
Digital Sheet Music Available here!
Here's my original arrangement that's marinated for years and is now notated. Read more details about it here.