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A Jazz-Inspired Wedding

8 Sophisticated Solo Piano Arrangements

By Craig Curry

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Piano - Advanced
8 Sophisticated Solo Piano Arrangements. Arranged by Craig Curry. Book; Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Sacred Performer Collections. Jazz; Sacred; Wedding. 56 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.40852).

Item Number: AP.40852

ISBN 0739095242.

This collection contains unique jazz arrangements of wedding classics that are sure to delight brides, grooms, wedding attendees, as well as the wedding pianists themselves. The included CD contains recordings of all the pieces, as well as optional bass and drum parts for seven of the arrangements, provided in PDF format. Titles: Air on the G String (from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major) * Arioso (Sinfonia from Cantata No. 156) * Ave Maria (Schubert) * Bridal Chorus (from the opera Lohengrin) * Canon in D * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring * Trumpet Voluntary * Wedding March.

About Sacred Performer Collections

Alfred's Sacred Performer Series offers church musicians a great source of beautiful piano arrangements of both traditional and contemporary sacred literature, ideal for use in general, seasonal, and special services such as weddings and funerals.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Joanie G
    Location:
    "Covina, CA"
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2014-09-25 17:21:46.0 Wonderfully creative arrangements

    CREATIVE - BRILLIANT - FUN! These arrangements are absolutely brilliant! Never would I have thought of a "jazzy" wedding but these arrangements work. In fact, my band plays these for our contemporary worship services and they have been met with great enthusiasm not only from the players but also the congregation. Curry...

    breathes new life into these classics and I do believe J.S. Bach would heartily approve! He is NOT rolling over in his grave - instead he is leading the standing ovation.

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  • 5

    Vicki Carr
    Location:
    Texarkana, TX
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2014-09-20 13:38:05.0 Now for something completely different!

    I will admit that I was just a little dubious about a jazzy wedding collection. But then I began seeing YouTube videos of bridesmaids dancing down the aisle, and I realized that these days, just about anything goes. If the bride is interested in stepping out of the box, so...

    to speak, these pieces can be an effective way of using well-known wedding music, but twisting it up a notch or two. To me, the prettiest piece is one I would be careful about using without asking. Not being Catholic, I can only surmise that some Catholic clergy might take exception to a jazz-chorded “Ave Maria.” But it really is tasteful and beautiful. Not long ago I had occasion to use the entire contents of “A Jazz Inspired Wedding” in a setting I think is perfect: an after-the-fact wedding reception. I played the Trumpet Voluntary as the couple was announced and went from there. Lots of notice and compliments.

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  • 4

    David v
    Location:
    Thornton, CO
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2014-09-06 07:29:03.0 Craig Curry arrangements

    Hi, While I don't have this particular collection I have several of Craig's previous collections and they have been uniformly creative and infectious to play. I also have instrumental parts for a couple of his collections that I've used successfully with various groups. I regularly perform jazz...

    -inspired and contemporary service music and have done a fair amount of looking for interesting arrangements -- I haven't generally been impressed by what I've been able of find but Craig's arrrangements are welcome and refreshing among the lesser inspired alternatives.

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  • 5

    Juli
    Location:
    Wyoming
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2014-09-05 10:57:07.0 Can't wait

    I can't wait to use this book at a wedding. The arrangements are fun to play, entertaining and unique for an upbeat wedding. I wouldn't hesitate to grab this book when pre-planning with a bride and groom.

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  • 5

    Greg
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2014-09-02 06:30:22.0 Great resource!

    Like all of Craig Curry's books, this one is full of wonderful, new arrangements featuring standard wedding music. A great twist on these old (and worn out) songs we all have to play for weddings. Keep up the good work!

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