Keep in mind that the hymns in the following Easter prelude are taken from a hymnal as is but I’ve also included a separate sheet which includes the transition for each song in the prelude collection. (These hymns are in the correct keys to match the transition sheet below.)
Special note to my readers: This advanced sacred piano solo of The Haven of Rest & Wonderful Peaceis available in our music store.
Last week, a church pianist friend of mine who I met through my website was asking if I would write another advanced devotional piano solo. She couldn’t have asked at a better time since I was wanting to start a new advanced piano arrangement.
I began thinking about The Haven of Rest and tried to think of a song that would go with it. The chorus of “Wonderful Peace” just seemed to flow in thought and rhythm at the end of Haven of Rest chorus.
What a blessing to know as a Christian that…”I’ve anchored my soul in the haven of rest” and now I have “Peace, peace, wonderful peace…coming down from the Father above…”
The Haven of Rest was written (unsurprisingly) by an Irish sailor, Henry Gilmour, who came to America at an early age. (more on Henry’s life)
Just finished final editing on “Haven of Rest” I added the lyrics to this arrangement as a checkpoint amidst all the runs!
I hope to publish it by no later than tomorrow….unless I’m called away to help with grandkids…..expecting our first grandaughter any day now
I just subscribed to Dorothy Taubman’s youtube channel. I’ve known of Dorothy’s work and have gleaned from several of her youtube lessons over the years.
I would love to attend piano clinics but distance is usually a factor so I bring learning to my living room via youtube and other internet resources.
If you want to play with ease, you will enjoy the following video. I was encouraged to discover that I teach some of the same solutions for technical passages but enjoyed hearing Dorothy’s easy-to-understand solutions!
I found out today by accident that the melody of “I’d Rather Have Jesus” that I’m using in my piano solo… is copyrighted. I always check to make sure hymns are public domain before arranging them and had checked this one out as well.
I verified that the tune and melody were public domain and didn’t click on the music image to view the song and later discovered the tune was different than the one I was arranging. Guess it’s better to find out BEFORE publishing!