Piano (Arrangements)

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  • The God of Abraham Praise (LEONI) – chamber/full orchestra

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    This arrangement was first written for chamber orchestra for a Lessons & Carols service, then commissioned for full orchestra by the Calvin College Orchestra and their director, Robert Nordling. The recording above is from the Calvin Orchestra’s premiere of the full orchestra version on March 5, 2011.

  • The King of Glory Comes (KING OF GLORY)

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    This arrangement of THE KING OF GLORY COMES works with the familiar text by Willard F. Jabusch as well as Greg’s Palm Sunday text, “Hosanna in the Highest.” Optional flute descants add to the Klezmer feel of this rhythmic tune.

    Arrangements for strings and brass are also available with the alternate text.

  • The Lord Be with You

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    String quartet parts to accompany Ron Rienstra’s “The Lord Be with You” liturgy (Lift Up Your Hearts 535, 811)

  • The Strife Is O’er (VICTORY)

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    This lovely Easter hymn is given a flowing accompaniment that moves the musical drama forward verse after verse. Chord symbols are provided so that guitar and bass can join in, creating a perfect opportunity to blend praise team, piano, and organ.

    Piano accompaniment for congregational singing.

  • This Is My Father’s World

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    This arrangement was commissioned by Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, where my friend Wendell Kimbrough directs worship. Without gilding the lily, it heightens the beloved hymn with a sparkly piano arrangement and optional strings.

  • Tuhan Adalah Gembalaku/You, Lord, You Are My Shepherd of Love

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    While there are many Psalm 23 songs to choose from, this one from Indonesia has a gentle spirit that cuts right to the heart of the Psalm, helping us feel the complete trust the sheep feels for the shepherd. It makes the metaphor personal, so we can offer the words of Psalm 23 as our own prayer.

  • We Sing the Mighty Power of God (KINGSFOLD)

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    The tune KINGSFOLD emphasizes the awe and reverence in this hymn, and this Just Add People arrangement includes a fresh piano accompaniment with a sparkling intro and outro. This piano arrangement is also available with the texts “O Sing a Song of Bethlehem” and “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say.”

    This string quartet arrangement can also be used with congregational singing and includes lyrical interludes between each verse.

  • We Three Kings

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    A full, festive choir anthem that is easy to learn in one rehearsal. When else can you give your men some solos, let your strings get a little Motown, and include your rhythm section with your choir?

    No choir? No problem. The piano and string version can be used to accompany congregational singing.

  • Wen Ti (聞笛)/Lift your eyes unto the hills

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    Wen Ti (The Flute Plays) was written in the 9th century. It describes beautiful bamboo flute music coming from a nearby home; the poet wonders who is playing the lovely tune. The flowing pentatonic melody is used here with new words for various sections of a worship service: call to worship, assurance of pardon, doxology, and benediction.

    This arrangement was commissioned for a service at the 2018 Calvin Worship Symposium. You can hear it at the following times in the video:
    11:47 Call to Worship: “Lift Your Eyes unto the Hills” (based on Psalm 121 and 124)
    21:44 Assurance of Pardon: “God Is Gracious to Forgive” (evoking Colossians 1:12-15)
    1:22:56 Doxology “To the One Who’s Shown Us Love” (from Revelation 1:4-6)

    Anthem for SATB choir and piano with optional C instrument; includes full score and C instrument part.

  • What Wondrous Love (WONDROUS LOVE)

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    “What Wondrous Love” is so elusively beautiful that composers will likely never tire of writing new arrangements of it. The hymn is a staple of Lent and Holy Week, but is also fitting for a funeral, as it begins with the story of redemption and ends in eternity.

    Choose from a fresh piano accompaniment for congregational singing, or a string quartet arrangement combining the simple honesty of folk guitar with the emotional depth of string orchestra.


  • أبانا الذي في السماء ليتقدس اسمك/Abana in Heaven

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    “Abana” is sung by Christians throughout the Arabic-speaking world. This haunting, yet vigorous melody beautifully captures the words of the Lord’s Prayer. It can be found in a number of hymnals. For those looking for a more fleshed-out arrangement, my arrangement for piano and strings will support congregational singing well. A choral anthem scored for SATB and piano and can be purchased from GIA Music.

  • 우리 보좌앞에 모였네/At the Throne of Our God

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    우리 보좌앞에 모였네 (Vision) is a praise song by Hyung-won Koh based on Revelation 7:9-10. It’s a lovely song, and representative of the tuneful, heartfelt worship songs that the Korean church sings. With the help of James Ju and Paul Han, I translated it into English. Later, I revisited the song, adding a piano accompaniment, instrumental parts, and a smooth-as-butter descant for strings and flute.

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