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Near to the Heart

Introspective Vignettes for Times of Prayer

By Penny Rodriguez

Piano - Intermediate
Introspective Vignettes for Times of Prayer. Composed by Penny Rodriguez. Sacred. Lorenz Publishing Company #70/1427L. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.70-1427L).

Item Number: LO.70-1427L

The sensitive artistry of Penny Rodriguez is ever-apparent in these reflective settings of eight hymn tunes and two original compositions. The focus is on personal peace and prayer, and culminates, appropriately enough, with a piano rendition of John Stainer's Seven-fold Amen. Especially for those quiet moments of inner-most meditation within a worship service (durations included) and/or for the pianist personally, these gentle gems perfectly meld the texts with the musical settings. This offering will surely touch "near to the heart" of anyone who hears or performs these serene vignettes.

  • From Every Stormy Wind That Blows 
  • A Prayer Of Need 
  • Take Time To Be Holy 
  • Take My Life 
  • Come Ye Disconsolate 
  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus 
  • Speak Lord In The Stillness 
  • Near to the Heart of God 
  • From A Thankful Heart 
  • Sevenfold Amen 
  • Sweet Hour of Prayer 
  • More Love To Thee 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Richmond, VA
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  • 2008-05-21 00:00:00.0 Excellent - very reflective

    Near to the Heart of God is a beautiful piece. I heard it in church last August performed by a guest pianist. Just today I used it in my piano performance for the piano guild and will use it next week in a recital. As an early intermediate, it took...

    me a long time to learn. The other songs in the book are wonderful also. She's an outstanding arranger.

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