Off the Page (Tips and Techniques for Creating Hymn-Based Organ Settings). For organ. Worship, Instructional, Improvisation and Play Along. Instructional book and accompaniment CD. Standard notation and instructional text. 278 pages. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.90-33).
With standard notation and instructional text. Worship, Instructional, Improvisation and Play Along.
This book gives organists the techniques necessary to create a variety of pleasant settings based on the notes of the hymnal harmonizations. The hymnal serves as the basic printed resource for taking something "off the page." Each self-directed chapter treats a different technique, and it's not necessary to work through the chapters in order. Combining techniques or options within the same setting is frequently possible. One may also use contrasting techniques to develop longer settings. An accompanying CD introduces each technique with examples and relevant comments. Spiral bound.