Lorenz contacted me recently and asked if I would do several sacred piano book reviews for them. What perfect timing! I had already spent several hours on their site in the past month…researching their intermediate and advanced sacred piano arrangements. As a church pianist, I’m always looking for fresh arrangements for me or my piano students.
Here’s the first book review of one of my favorite finds!
Get ready to experience a nice variety of arrangements from the following book. This is a must have for the church pianist!
“I Know Whom I Have Believed”
Compiled by David Sarandon
Published by Lorenz Publishing Company
I absolutely LOVE this collection of arrangements by various authors, providing a nice array of styles! Special note: The arrangements seem more at an early advanced level rather than intermediate. (my opinion)
If you’re like me, you want to utilize the majority of a piano book before investing in it. I would actually use most of these arrangements! To me that’s exciting because I don’t come across many books like this.
So, I’m providing audio samples of the arrangements I would use. “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” is one of my favorite ones…simple… yet elegant! (would make an excellent guitar arrangement!)
I Know Whom I Have Believed (arr. Lloyd Larson)
*Like this author just not this particular arrangement…it uses a little more syncopation than I’m comfortable with.
I Need Thee Every Hour (arr. Mary McDonald)
Grace Greater Than Our Sin (arr. Larry Shackley)
Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus (arr. Hugh Livingston, Jr.)
I Surrender All (arr. Lenny Seidel)
To God be the Glory (arr. Martha Kelsey)
Open My Eyes, That I May See (arr. Michael Wilson)
Sweet Hour of Prayer with Just As I Am (arr. Janet Vogt)
What a Friend We Have in Jesus (arr. Martha Kelsey)
His Eye is on the Sparrow (arr. Edward Broughton)