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The Essential Collection For the Church Pianist

By Ronald Boud / John Carter / Reginald Gerig / Jane Holstein / Hal Hopson / John Innes / Lloyd Larson / Becki Mayo / Phil Perkins Joel Raney / Jack Schrader / Larry Shackley / Tedd Smith / Douglas Wagner / Robert Walters / John Wilson / Donald Wyrtzen

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The Essential Collection For the Church Pianist arranged by Ronald Boud / John Carter / Reginald Gerig / Jane Holstein / Hal Hopson / John Innes / Lloyd Larson / Becki Mayo / Phil Perkins Joel Raney / Jack Schrader / Larry Shackley / Tedd Smith / Douglas Wagner / Robert Walters / John Wilson / Donald Wyrtzen. For Piano. This edition: Complete. Collection. Essential Collection. Devotion, Sacred. Moderately Easy to Moderately Advanced. Book. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.8285).

This massive collection of piano settings contains 55 settings from 16 composers and is designed to provide the church pianist with a wealth of timeless favorites from the Hope catalog along with some newer contemporary classics. Whatever the occasion, one will be able to choose from an assortment of appropriate settings in a variety of music styles spanning from classical to jazz. The wide selection of titles brings together useful settings for preludes, offertories and special occasions. A useful topical index offers easy referencing, as well as a quick glance at the liturgical church year. The difficulty level ranges from moderately easy to moderately advanced.

  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty  Arranged by John Carter
  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness  Composed by William Runyan;Arranged by Larry Shackley
  • Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee  Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven;Arranged by Becki Slagle Mayo
  • Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise  Traditional Welsh Melody, Arranged by Larry Shackley
  • Let All Things Now Living  Traditional Welsh Melody, Arranged by Lloyd Larson
  • On Eagle's Wings  Composed by Michael Joncas;Arranged by Douglas E. Wagner
  • Rejoice, Ye Pure In Heart  Composed by Arthur H. Messiter;Arranged by John Innes
  • Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing  From Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, 1813, Arranged by Becki Slagle Mayo
  • As the Deer  Composed by Martin Nystrom;Arranged by Douglas E. Wagner
  • Like A River Glorious  Composed by James Mountain;Arranged by Bob Walters
  • Come Christians, Join to Sing  Traditional Spanish Melody, Arranged by Becki Slagle Mayo
  • Jesus, Name Above All Names  Composed by Naida Hearn;Arranged by John F. Wilson
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring  From Cantata No. 147, Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach;Arranged by Reginald Gerig
  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus  Composed by Charles C. Converse;Arranged by Jack Schrader
  • Savor, Like a Shepherd Lead Us  Composed by William B. Bradbury;Arranged by John Carter
  • Fairest Lord Jesus  Crusader's Hymn from Schleische Volkslieder, 1842, Arranged by Becki Slagle Mayo
  • I Will Sing Of My Redeemer  Composed by Rowland Hugh Prichard;Arranged by John F. Wilson
  • In Christ Alone  Composed by Stuart Townend And Keith Getty;Arranged by Larry Shackley
  • Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart  Composed by Frederick C. Atkinson;Arranged by Lloyd Larson
  • I'm Gonna Sing / Ain't-a That Good News?  Traditional Spiritual, Arranged by Larry Shackley
  • Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty  Composed by John Bacchus Dykes;Arranged by Lloyd Larson
  • Amazing Grace  From Virginia Harmony, Arranged by Jack Schrader
  • Be Thou My Vision  Irish melody, Arranged by Joel Raney
  • Here I Am, Lord  Composed by Dan Schutte;Arranged by Jack Schrader
  • Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (Prayer of St. Francis)  Composed by Sebastian Temple;Arranged by Jane Holstein
  • Near to the Heart of God  Composed by Cleland B. McAfee;Arranged by John Innes
  • It Is Well With My Soul  Composed by Philip P. Bliss;Arranged by Joel Raney
  • The Power Of Your Love  Composed by Geoff Bullock;Arranged by Jane Holstein
  • Softly And Tenderly  Composed by Will L. Thompson;Arranged by Joel Raney
  • Wake, Awake for Night Is Flying!  Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme, Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach;Arranged by Reginald Gerig
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem  Composed by Louis H. Redner;Arranged by Joel Raney
  • Meditation on 'Silent Night'  Composed by Franz Xaver Gruber;Arranged by Larry Shackley
  • Mary, Did You Know?  Composed by Mark Lowry And Buddy Greene;Arranged by Jack Schrader
  • In the Bleak Midwinter / Away in a Manger  Composed by William J. Kirkpatrick / Gustav Holst;Arranged by Phil Perkins
  • We Three Kings Of Orient Are  Composed by John Henry Hopkins Jr.;Arranged by Becki Slagle Mayo
  • The First Noel  Arranged by John Carter
  • Beneath the Cross of Jesus / Lead Me to Calvary  Composed by Frederick C. Maker / William J. Kirkpatrick;Arranged by Don Wyrtzen
  • What Wondrous Love Is This  From Walker's Southern Harmony, 1835, Arranged by John Carter
  • Lamb Of God  Composed by Twila Paris;Arranged by Lloyd Larson
  • O Sacred Head, Now Wounded  Based on an arrangement by Johann Sebastian Bach, Composed by Hans Leo Hassler;Arranged by Don Wyrtzen
  • Lift High the Cross  Composed by Sydney H. Nicholson;Arranged by Larry Shackley
  • Lord of the Dance (Were You There?)  19th Century Shaker Tune, Composed by Sydney Carter;Arranged by Joel Raney
  • Let Us Break Bread Together  Traditional Spiritual, Arranged by John Carter
  • How Beautiful  Composed by Twila Paris;Arranged by Lloyd Larson
  • Just As I Am  Composed by William B. Bradbury;Arranged by Joel Raney
  • Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ  Jamaican Folk Tune, Composed by Doreen Potter;Arranged by John Carter
  • Shall We Gather at the River?  Composed by Robert Lowry;Arranged by Joel Raney
  • Deep River  Traditional Spiritual, Arranged by Larry Shackley
  • Soon And Very Soon  Composed by Andrae Crouch;Arranged by Jack Schrader
  • Give Thanks / Now Thank We All Our God  Composed by Henry Smith / Johann Cruger;Arranged by Joel Raney
  • We Gather Together  Composed by Edward Kremser;Arranged by John Carter
  • America, the Beautiful  Composed by Samuel Ward;Arranged by Tedd Smith
  • God Of Our Fathers  Composed by George W. Warren;Arranged by Ron Boud
  • Pachelbel's Canon  Composed by Johann Pachelbel;Arranged by Hal H. Hopson
  • The Gift Of Love  English melody, Composed by Hal H. Hopson;Arranged by John Carter

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  • February 08, 2015 The Essential Collection for the Church Pianist

    I cannot recommend this volume highly enough. Since receiving it (and not really knowing what I was getting), I have had hours of enjoyment at the piano, both for my own love of playing and also sharing with my church family. The arrangements are absolutely beautiful in all cases, very...

    clever and emotional settings of many favourites. As it came just a few weeks prior to Christmas, I used the appropriate Christmas pieces, along with more general offerings. Thankyou so much for such lovely music. I would love a sequel please. Aussie church pianist.

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  • September 12, 2014 Great resource

    Very interesting and enjoyable arrangements with a wide variety of treatments. Familiar tunes but with novel and more complex treatments, making them fun to play and enjoyable for audiences. I especially love the gospel treatments by Jack Schrader, can't get enough! Enjoyed getting familiar with more arrangers than previously...

    . This should prove a great asset for any church pianist/keyboardist.

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  • October 05, 2013 Very Useful Book

    This is an outstanding collection and well worth the cost. As usual in a collection like this, there will be pieces I'll return to many times, some I'll never use, and others used once or twice. There is a good range of difficulty from intermediate to advanced. Some...

    arrangements are frankly trite and others are filled with left hand arpeggios combined with 4 note octave moves in the right hand - for no good musical reason.

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  • August 17, 2013 The Essential Collection for the Church Pianist

    This book is a little pricey, BUT....the best $ I ever spent. Outstanding arranging, very "playable" and easy to listen to. Quality printing and binding. This is said after being a church organist/pianist for 40 years. It's an invaluable addition to my lifetime collection of music.

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  • May 05, 2013 The Essential Collection for the Church Pianist

    I am a church organist/pianist. This book is very handy when you need to come up with a good selection in a hurry. I have used the book multiple times. I would have given it 5 stars; however, my book is missing pages 125 through 140.

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