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Prelude Music for the Church Pianist

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

How many of you church pianists besides myself grab the hymnal just before service to figure out a few prelude songs to play?

That works for me ONLY because I’ve been around awhile and and have memorized many hymns over time.  Seriously, it’s best to prepare in advance…at least before heading to church.

I try to play within a certain theme such as: comfort, peace, joy, thankfulness, salvation, etc.

One of my readers recently emailed me asking if I would provide a categorized list of songs for prelude possibilities.

I also got to thinking….how nice it would be to write/arrange these preludes.

For starters, I’ll share the suggested prelude lists by topic.  (Please note: Approx. 5 to 6 minute per prelude) if each song is played two times.

Click here to print the Prelude by Topic List.

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Sacred Vocal Solo Resource

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

My Dad, Reece Yandle, has several songs published through Lorenz and Sheet Music Plus.

Here’s one of my favorites that Dad has written. A great Easter solo or anytime of the year really.

Click on following title: When I Looked Up to the Cross

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Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne (piano congregational)

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

 

music christmas ornament iconFor church pianists in the early intermediate level….here’s a piano congregational of “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne” that I barely squeezed in for this Christmas.

Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
Early intermediate Christmas piano congregational, 1 & 1/4 pgs. Key of C One verse and chorus with 1st & 2nd ending. *Compatible for mostly unison singing
You need to have the Audio Player Plugin installed to use this shortcode
Price: $1.75

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


 

 

2017 Black Friday Special! Simply Christmas CD

Friday, November 24th, 2017

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Just to remind my readers:

Black Friday Special on my “Simply Christmas CD” now until midnight tonight (EST)

$7 per CD (shipping included)

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:  While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

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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.
You need to have the Audio Player Plugin installed to use this shortcode
Price: $3.50

 

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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