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Hymns with a Touch of Jazz

arr. Phillip Keveren The Phillip Keveren Series Piano Solo

Piano/Keyboard - SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)
Arr. Phillip Keveren The Phillip Keveren Series Piano Solo. Piano Solo Songbook (no lyrics). Jazz, Sacred. Softcover. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.311249).

Item Number: HL.311249

ISBN 0634073834. 9x12 inches. Phillip Keveren Series.

15 jazzy arrangements, including: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing • God Will Take Care of You • I Love to Tell the Story • I've Got Peace like a River • Just a Closer Walk with Thee • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty • Softly and Tenderly • Stand Up, Stand up for Jesus • What a Friend We Have in Jesus • and more.

About SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)

4-note chords in both hands with large stretches and leaps. Irregular and complicated rhythms.

  • I've Got Peace Like A River 
  • I Love To Tell The Story 
  • God Will Take Care of You 
  • Fairest Lord Jesus 
  • Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing 
  • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus 
  • Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us 
  • Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus 
  • Softly And Tenderly 
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee 
  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus 
  • This Is My Father's World 
  • Jesus Is All The World To Me 
  • Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee 
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Athens, GA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2009-07-26 00:00:00.0 Beautiful arrangements

    I really enjoy these arrangements. There are few runs or difficult fingerings, which is why I rated the difficulty as I did (realizing this is very subjective!). Given what was, for me, relatively straightforward scores, I was very pleased that these hymns sound beautiful and provide a little different twist...

    on these traditional hymns. The "touch of jazz" is appropriate, because the occasional change in harmonization or rhythm add to the beauty of these pieces.

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  • 2

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  • 2007-09-15 00:00:00.0 Difficult arrangements, unpleasant discord

    I am a big fan of Phillip Keveren and in general I highly recommend his work, but in this case, I was disappointed. I looked forward to something different and challenging, but neither my - very accomplished - piano teacher, nor I an early advanced student, could bring out much that was...

    pleasing or interesting from these arrangements.

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  • 5

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  • 2006-04-21 00:00:00.0 Interesting arrangements

    I don't know anything about jazz, so this was my initiation. I've played piano all my life, and this was really different, and hard, and discordant, and disconcerting, and an unusual challenge for me. My family LOVES it! Mr Keveren took those old familiar hymns and gave them...

    an interesting twist, and this style has definitely grown on me. When I get a little more confidence with this style, I'll introduce it to church, where I'm the pianist. Hopefully they'll love it.

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