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Easy Free SATB Choir Arrangement: A Glorious Church

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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I created this SATB choir arrangement of “A Glorious Church” just to have an easy one on hand. Our 30 minute choir rehearsals limit us on how much material we can cover. So…this arrangement came in handy!

I would eventually like to create a collection of easy choir arrangements like this.

Special note: I was short on time when I created the piano score for this arrangement…so I left out the men’s part.  The choir vocal score contains all the parts.

Click on the song titles below to download your FREE arrangement of this unison choir hymn.

 

A Glorious Church (choir vocal score)

 

A Glorious Church (piano score)

 

 

 

Free Unison Choir Arrangement: Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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Enjoyed tweeking this free unison choir arrangement of “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”.I wrote it sometime ago  for one of our pianists to play for choir while I was out of town.

One improvising tip to take note of  (no pun intended)…is when I left out the melody here and there in the piano score.

Most of the time this occurred was when the melody note was an eighth note…making for a smoother form of playing for the church pianist. Skipping a quick melody note in the piano accompaniment is similar to the “understood you” in a sentence.  You know what’s implied even though you don’t hear it.  😉

I just played it straight through without repeats. (two verses and choruses)

Click on audio below to hear the entire free unison choir arrangement of “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”

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Click here to download: “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”

Tip:  This choir arrangement can also be used as a vocal solo.

 

 

Free Unison Choir Arrangement Coming Soon!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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I’m re-organizing my music at home and came across a simple unison choir arrangement of “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”.

I wrote it for one of our pianists to play for choir while I was out of town a good while ago.  This particular pianist was probably an early intermediate at the time and needed something basic to accompany the choir for this particular hymn.

I hope to share this free arrangement with you tomorrow..IF we still have power…in the middle of a snowstorm!  (You can also use this free choir arrangement as a vocal solo too).

Free Congregational Piano Arrangement: Joy to the World

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

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A reader recently requested a piano congregational arrangement for “Joy to the World”.  I had almost forgotten about having this arrangement.  I am forever writing music of some sort and it’s easy to forget what I have 🙂

This is a rather straightforward arrangement of “Joy to the World”…no frills but enough fill-ins to add zest to the congregational singing for this joyous hymn about Jesus’ birth.  Hope it’s a help to church pianists looking for congregational arrangements.

Click on song title below to download your free copy!

Joy to the World: piano congregational arrangement

 

“In the Bleak Midwinter” Christmas Piano Solo

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Just uploaded my free advanced Christmas piano solo of “In the Bleak Midwinter” on my youtube channel.

  Clickable link to  free arrangement of “In the Bleak Midwinter”

Free Piano Arrangement: In the Bleak Midwinter

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

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Finished it!  Hope you enjoy this free Christmas piano arrangement of “In the Bleak Midwinter”.  The arrangement is written at an advanced level.

Click on the title to download free arrangement:

In the Bleak Midwinter

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Click here to hear youtube video of this free piano arrangement of  “In the Bleak Midwinter”

 

Free Advanced Christmas Piano Solo Coming Soon!

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

 

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Just to let everyone know….working on a FREE advanced Christmas piano solo of “In the Bleak Mid Winter”.

Hope to publish it by no later than Wednesday of this coming week…just started it yesterday.

I have two ideas for the introduction but can’t decide which one to use.  I like them both!

Looking forward to sharing this free piano arrangement with you!

He Hideth My Soul: Free Piano Solo Arrangement

Friday, June 28th, 2013

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Received a request from a church pianist  just yesterday for this piano solo arrangement of He Hideth My Soul.

This free piano arrangement can be used as a short offertory or prelude special.

I will provide this song in two different keys 🙂

 

He Hideth My Soul in D Flat Major

He Hideth My Soul in C Major

 

Free Piano Arrangement On the Way!

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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Yes…still alive and well 🙂   Been SO busy developing instructional materials for church pianists.

One of my readers recently requested a prelude arrangement and I will hopefully be publishing it tonight!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately…but I have been busy creating future material for my site 🙂

Hope everyone enjoys their upcoming 4th of July break!

Free Piano Arrangement of “O How I Love Jesus”

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

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Most church pianists find it a challenge to dress-up hymns such as “O How I Love Jesus”.  This particular hymn mainly consists of only two different chords the I and V chords)… with an occasional ii chord.

So…how to be creative with a hymn containing minimal chord changes?  I’m glad you asked!  🙂

(I’m currently working on a congregational piano arrangement book for church pianists that need more than the hymnal to play from.)

“O How I Love Jesus” is one of the ones I’m working on now.  The complete arrangement will have two verses.  Click below to download the first verse of “O How I Love Jesus” FREE!

Hopefully, the following free congregational arrangement will spark some creative ideas of your own.

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*Special note: The congregational hymns in my book will be in lower keys than the regular hymnal…making the hymns more singer-friendly.

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