Heaven Came Down (free accompaniment idea)

This has been a very difficult week.  One of my piano students I’ve been mentoring to be a church pianist passed away this week…very unexpectedly.  Please pray for the family.

I’ve managed to prepare a “free accompaniment” idea for Heaven Came Down.  This particular hymn contains a mundane bass line..making it a challenge for the average church pianist to create an interesting accompaniment.  What to do?  You have to play what’s not there 🙂  Easy said…but a challenge to do right?  For that reason, I’m sharing a free accompaniment idea that can be used for the verse of this hymn.

I”m limited on what I can share because this hymn is still under copyright. Therefore, I can only share a small portion for educational purposes only…(called the “fair use” law). Just use the same accompaniment idea to finish out the verse.  I would tend to use this accompaniment idea ONLY if the congregation is secure with their voice parts…whatever that may be.  Most of our congregation sings melody.

Click here to download Heaven-Came-Down-congregational-idea

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6 Responses to “Heaven Came Down (free accompaniment idea)”

  1. Christopher McGrath says:

    I am deeply sorry to hear about the recent passing of the student…the Lord knows who it is and the family really needs the prayers. They were so uplifting to all of us, especially in that of the recitals. They always relieved us with their kindness. They will be deeply missed. It is such a tragic situation, but God makes no mistakes whatsoever. He has a reason for everything, and everything will come together in the end.

    Please give the family my best. I greatly appreciate it Mrs. Jennifer. 🙂


    On the other side of things, I must say I am severely impressed with your site. I really like what you have done with it over the past couple of years. Thanks for all the teaching you gave me in the years I took lessons.

    Also, congratulations on the newest addition to your family. You guys will make great grandparents. 😉

  2. Vicki Tisdale says:

    Dearest Jenifer,

    May I offer my deepest condolences at the loss of such a special student and friend. My prayers are with you and her family as well and we know our Heavenly
    Father will watch over all during this time. May the peace that only he can give
    be present with you each day, and may His comfort fill your soul.

    Sincerely,

    Vicki

  3. Jenifer Cook says:

    Thank you Vicki 🙂

  4. Carol Snow says:

    Dear Jenifer,

    I really like the accompaniment idea for “Heaven Came Down.” Do you know how soon you’ll be permitted to post the rest of the song? My granddaughter and I want to use this as a duet arrangement in our church service sometime.

    I love your hymn arrangements. They’re not difficult, yet you use a beautiful blend of chords and other embellishments.

    Sincerely,

    Carol

    • Jenifer Cook says:

      Hi Carol,

      I wish I could publish an entire arrangement of Heaven Came Down but unable to at this time due to it being under copyright.
      Thanks for your encouragement.

      Sincerely,

      Jenifer

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