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Piano Hymns with a Classical Style Tuesday, December 03, 2019

hymns with a classical flair phillip keverenrecommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

Hymns with a Classical Flair arr. Phillip Keveren, for Intermediate Piano
Using classical compositional devices, Phillip Keveren has developed these 15 enduring hymns into character pieces for piano solo. Titles include: “Amazing Grace,” “Blessed Assurance,” “Fairest Lord Jesus,” “Faith of Our Fathers,” “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” “How Firm a Foundation,” “In the Garden,” “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Rock of Ages,” “Softly and Tenderly,” “Take My Life and Let It Be,” “Were You There?,” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

impressionist style service faye lopezAn Impressionist Style Service arr. Faye Lopez, for Late Intermediate Piano
“An Impressionist-Style Service” combines favorite hymns with excerpts from beloved masterworks by Impressionist period composers – Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, and others. These medleys range from prayerful to jubilant and can be used for various types of services. Titles include: “Break Thou the Bread of Life / Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte,” “Give Me Jesus / Palmgren’s May Night,” “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah / Debussy’s Suite bergamasque,” “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say / Granados’s The Maiden and the Nightingale,” “The King of Love My Shepherd Is / Fauré’s Sicilienne,” “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling / Debussy’s En bateau,” “May Jesus Christ Be Praised (When Morning Gilds the Skies) / Griffes’s Clouds,” “This Is My Father’s World / Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 1,” “Were You There / Fauré’s Fantaisie,” and “When I Can Read My Title Clear / Ravel’s Rigaudon.”

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About the Authors:
Caryn G. has over 21 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments. During her career, she has been a church pianist/accompanist and a piano teacher. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Judy S. has 30 years of private piano teaching experience and 40 years as a church pianist. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

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