I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
Flowing effortlessly between sparse & minimal and full & present, Joseph Nimoh's take on this familiar song is not as much a single arrangement as it is a masterful display of the many different ways you can interpret a simple melody.
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
Allan Koetz's instrumental interpretation of the traditional hymn, "Good Christian Men, Rejoice" is at once contemplative and exciting. Best tackled by a moderately experienced pianist, this is a perfect piece for an offertory or interlude.
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
As energetic as it is playful, Christi Still's take on the "Ode to Joy" melody from Beethoven's 9th symphony certainly lives up to that original title. A little faster than most arrangements of the piece, this is best suited to pianists of a moderate skill level.
O Sacred Head Now Wounded
From Allan Koetz, this intricate, creative arrangement ushers in a reflective mood to prayerfully contemplate the sacrifice of Christ for our sins. For the moderately experienced player.
Now Thank We All Our God
Skillfully arranged by pianist Allan Koetz, this hymn of gratitude is carried along with a flowing triplet accompaniment and modern reharmonization. For the moderately experienced player.
Be Thou My Vision/I Am Thine O Lord
Seamlessly weaving two hymns of surrender with a distinctly modern touch, this moderately challenging piano arrangement calls for sensitive rubato throughout. Well-suited for time of reflection and prayer.
Away in a Manger
Arranged for piano, two violins and viola, this thoughtful rendition of the classic carol is styled in an Americana feel with jazz harmony inflections throughout. A memorable instrumental feature for the Christmas season.
How Great Our Joy
Arranged for piano, flute and clarinet, this instrumental trio develops with classical precision offset by contemporary syncopation. Well-suited for an offertory or prelude. [Note: may be performed with any combination of C (flute, violin, etc.) and Bb instruments (clarinet, trumpet, etc.)]
O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
Artfully arranged with thoughtful motion, this fresh rendition of the classic hymn employs all the moods and colors of the minor mode to great effect. For the more experienced pianist.