Music for Epiphany Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The season of Epiphany begins on January the sixth, and typically ends on the second of February. The events included in Epiphany are the visit of the Magi, the presentation of the baby Jesus at the temple in Jerusalem, the baptism of Jesus, and the miracle at the wedding in Cana. Probably the most familiar song for Epiphany is the the hymn, “We Three Kings.” “As With Gladness, Men of Old” is another hymn often sung during Epiphany.
It isn’t very easy to find pieces to play during Epiphany. Some pieces for piano can be found in “What Can I Play on Sunday? , Book 1: January and February Services” arranged by Cindy Berry. We usually have 4 organ books in stock that contain music for Epiphany: “The Parish Organist Part Six“ from Concordia, and three collections from Morning Star: “6 Hymn Settings for Epiphany” by Wilbur Held, “Three for Epiphany” by Paul Manz, and “Three Epiphany Preludes” by Robert Hobby. It’s not too early to choose your music for church; Christmas and Epiphany will be here before you know it!