Archive for the ‘Offertories’ Category

Offertory Tip for Church Pianists: Missing the Melody?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Abide With Me (fingering tip)

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Many of you have purchased my advanced or real advanced arrangement of “Abide With Me”

Someone recently requested I share fingering suggestions for measure #30. Another tip about this measure…I take it slow enough to handle the excessive movement in the left hand.

*See video below to hear measures #22 through #30  (time marker 1:01-1:26) It will give you a better idea of how this transitional section flows into the new key.

“Prepare Him Room” by Dan Forrest (for sale)

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

I’m selling a Christmas piano book entitled “Prepare Him Room” advanced arrangements by Dan Forrest.
It retails for $19.95 and I’m selling it for $15 (includes postage). The book is brand new.

Orders please within the continental US only. Contact me via email at: jenifer@thechurchpianist.com

 

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SAMPLE PAGES HERE

 

 

 

 

 

In the Bleak Midwinter: Intermediate Piano Solo

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

I actually wrote this intermediate version of “In the Bleak Midwinter” last year and had forgotten about it.

A year ago…one of my students had requested an intermediate version of my advanced version of “In the Bleak Midwinter”.

Here’s the result of that request….

In the Bleak Midwinter
Intermediate Christmas piano solo, 3 pgs. This is a more simplified arrangement of Jenifer's advanced edition of "In the Bleak Midwinter" Jenifer wrote this at the request of one of her intermediate level students.
Price: $3.00


 

 

Advanced Christmas Piano Solo: Just Published! “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Just to let my readers know I just posted a new Christmas piano arrangement at the advanced level.

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Advanced Christmas piano solo, 3 pgs.
Price: $3.25

New Arrangement Coming: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Working on “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night” (early advanced piano solo).

The exciting part…I just came up with an intro and interlude that makes this arrangement long enough using only two verses!

Audio sample:

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Youtube Video: Amazing Grace

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Just sharing a video I just found on youtube this evening… of a boy playing one of my arrangements of Amazing Grace.

He did a beautiful job!

 

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear: Early Advanced Christmas Piano Solo

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

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I had almost forgotten about this early advanced piano solo of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”.

I actually offered it for “free” back in 2015. This particular Christmas piano arrangement is featured on my “Simply Christmas” CD.

I did this arrangement off the top of my head…so it’s more of a “free style” arrangement.

It’s a challenge for me to transcribe an audio arrangement to paper!

There are a few minor changes that I just HAD to make 😉

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Early advanced sacred piano solo, 4 pgs.

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Price: $3.50

 

Hark the Herald Angels Sing: Published!

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

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I just published “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” early advanced piano solo in my online music store.

The lyrics in this Christmas carol depict a celebrative mood..announcing Christ’s birth.  I enjoyed creating a festive  sound throughout this arrangement. The entire arrangement will be published on youtube soon.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing (NEW)
Early advanced sacred piano solo, 4 pgs.

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Price: $3.75

 

New Writing Project for Lillenas

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

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I thoroughly enjoyed the Composer’s Symposium this past July in Atlanta.  I made a connection with someone there (thanks Marty Parks!) who strongly suggested I try submitting “Abide With Me”  via Lloyd Larson of Lillenas Publishing Co.

I finally emailed my arrangement to Lloyd just a couple months ago. He responded by asking me to do an early intermediate piano solo   book instead. Wow!

We’re in the beginning stages of deciding on a book title and song list.  I look forward to this new adventure!  This will be my second book to be published by another company.  My first solo piano book is entitled “Showers of Blessing” (early intermediate) published by Soundforth who is now under Lorenz Publishing Co.

My new book will be published (hopefully) by November of next year.  At my age, a year’s time goes in a flash…especially with many other writing projects at hand!

Thanks for everyone encouraging me to write more!  I plan to!!  I’m living my dream…always wanted to write and share with others.

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