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New for the Church Pianist Thursday, October 25, 2012

If you are looking to add some new “life” to your services this fall, Stanton’s keyboard department recommends that you try one of these new collections:

Go Out in Joy – Festive Postludes for Piano
Finally a piano collection that provides the perfect selection for jubilant postludes and festive encores! Upbeat and bright, these hymn arrangements are short and flashy to send the faithful forth with a song in their heart. A variety of styles and difficulty levels are included, with careful attention paid to choose hymns that have the spirit of celebration in both tune and text. Enjoy the work of Vicki Tucker Courtney, Cindy Berry, Brad Nix, Alex-Zsolt, Hojun Lee and others!

Music of the Masters for the Master
This unique collection for the church pianist displays the arranging skills of some of today’s best keyboard writers. Using a classical theme or genre as the basis for each piece, the composer weds a time-honored hymn to bring these beloved themes into the sanctuary. A variety of new and classic arrangements are included making this a useful and beautiful compilation for pianists everywhere. The counterpoint created between these two musical forms is very compelling. Included in this thoughtful assembly is the writing of Mary McDonald, Cindy Berry, Carolyn Hamlin, Joseph Martin, Alex-Zsolt, Jack Jones, James Michael Stevens and many others. Quotations from Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Sibelius, Grieg and other favorites are part of the joy of this book. Sure to be a classic among classics. Don’t miss this one!

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