At the River (Piano Preludes on Favorite American Hymn Tunes). Composed by Robert Lau. For piano. Sacred. Moderately easy. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.70-1512L).
American hymn tunes hold a special allure for this composer, and his fondness for them is palpable in these sensitive, heart-felt settings for intermediate pianists. He captures and preserves the simple, straight-forward nature of these tunes while skillfully enhancing them within a fresh musical framework. Although appropriate for home and studio use, this reverent collection is especially useful for the church pianist and includes durations for each piece.