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Two New “Sunday Suites” for Piano Friday, November 02, 2012

When you wish to make a thematic statement throughout your service music, call Stanton’s for one of these beautifully arranged suites:

Jesus Shall Reign
Lloyd Larson adds another practical volume to our “Sunday Suites” series with “Jesus Shall Reign”–a stirring suite of four favorite hymns, suitable for Christ the King Sunday or general worship services. It begins with a classical approach to “Come, Thou Almighty King” and concludes with a glowing, festive postlude on “Rejoice, the Lord is King.” Completing the suite are two flexible arrangements that can serve as offertories or special numbers. As always, Lloyd Larson’s arrangements are expertly written for the church pianist: challenging, but fitting well under the hands, and easy to prepare.

Wonderful Words of Life
Mark Hayes explores the wonders of scripture in this thematic “Sunday Suite” for piano. First comes a rousing prelude in the style of Aaron Copland and based on the American folk hymn “How Firm a Foundation.” For an offertory or prayer meditation, Mark offers a flowing, atmospheric setting of the Gospel favorite “Wonderful Words of Life.” And to conclude the service, you’ll find a stunning, pianistic setting of “Word of God, Across the Ages.” This suite is ideal for services focusing on the scriptures, but these challenging pieces are also suitable for special numbers or recitals.

For more recommendations, contact our keyboard department.

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