Prayludes for Spring (Flexible piano medleys for Lent, Easter and Pentecost). Composed by Ruth Elaine Schram. For piano. Sacred, Eastertide, Lent, Pentecost. Intermediate. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.70-1642L).
Composer/arranger Ruth Elaine Schram provides a wealth of useful music for the church pianist in this first volume of her new series of "Prayludes." She has cleverly arranged each piece to be usable in various lengths, depending on the needs of your worship service. Whether you need a short introduction to a hymn or a longer medley for an offertory, there is a "praylude" to match, and each one exhibits the musicality and creativity that Ruthie is known for in her hundreds of choral works. The arrangements in this spring volume are moderately easy to prepare in minimal rehearsal time and designed to lay comfortably under the fingers for most church pianists. The songs are organized in such a way as to provide a nice flow and a mixture of styles to be used for various worship services before and after Easter.