Just uploaded my free advanced Christmas piano solo of “In the Bleak Midwinter” on my youtube channel.
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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:
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I’m on track to publish “In the Bleak Midwinter” by tonight after church.
For those just tuning in… I’m publishing a free advanced Christmas piano solo of “In the Bleak Midwinter”.
The melody and text of this song fit so well together! I thoroughly enjoyed trying to depict the setting of a calm winter’s night as a backdrop to this hymn.
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
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.
*Special note: The congregational hymns in my book will be in lower keys than the regular hymnal…making the hymns more singer-friendly.
One of my readers recently requested some arranging ideas for “Let Him Have His Way With Thee”. She said she hasn’t been able to find a piano arrangement of this particular hymn. So…I wrote a quickie for you all that will hopefully be a nice addition to your “free piano” arrangement collection
Click on song title to download your free piano arrangement of…
“Christ Arose” is a very well-known hymn that most churches only use around Easter. We use this beautiful hymn periodically throughout the year as a reminder of Christ’s glorious resurrection.
Robert Lowry, a well-known hymn composer/preacher, wrote “Christ Arose”
Click on song title below to download your free congregational arrangement:
Christ Arose in A Flat (lower)
One of my church pianist readers recently asked me for some help on measures 29 and 30 of the free piano arrangement for “The Old Rugged Cross”.
In measure #29…The right hand has to reposition on the second beat in order to compensate for the upcoming busy movement. I created a quickie video demonstrating a suggested fingering to make this area feel more comfortable to the hand.
Feel free to ask for any guidance or tips on this piece or any other arrangements I’ve written.
Several months ago, I offered a free piano solo arrangement of “The Old Rugged Cross”; written in loving memory of one of my students who has gone home to heaven.
This free piano solo arrangement of The Old Rugged Cross can be downloaded at the following link: More Free Hymn Arrangements!
Here is a video of me playing the arrangement:
Here is the remainder of the free congregational piano arrangement… “I Love to Tell the Story”.
I enjoy playing for congregational singing because that’s when I can “go outside the box” and play more than just melody.
Having a knowledge of chord theory opens the door for so much creativity! For example…in measure #12…I knew the chord for the measure was a B Major chord…so I just added moving 3rds in the right hand for a fill-in. I used the same idea again in measure #18.
I’ll point out one more neat idea in measure #22. Notice the half note octave “A” in the left hand. An “a” minor chord can replace a C Major chord because they both have two notes in common….”C and E”.
A “G” from a “C” chord also fits in an “a” minor 7th chord. Now if you know your theory….that will make sense. Note members for the “a” minor 7th = ACEG
I challenge all church pianists to brush up on their scales and chord theory. I found an excellent, practical music theory book that has been so helpful to me. Stay tuned…for my next article on this VERY easy-to-understand book!