Comprehensive organ preludes based on the hymn tunes of Lutheran Service Book. In the tradition of The Parish Organist and the Concordia Hymn Prelude Series, this is the fourth of 12 volumes of creative, substantive, and practical preludes for every organist and congregation.
• Complete library will include 12 volumes
• Organized alphabetically by hymn tune
• Volume 4 (FAITHFULNESS through GWALCHMAI)
• More than 100 contributing composers
• Series edited by Kevin Hildebrand
• All newly composed
• Each prelude is 2-4 pages in length
• Useful for preludes, postludes, offertories, introductions, during distribution
• A rich assortment of styles, harmonies, and registrations
• Alternate keys provided to match LSB
• Every volume can be used throughout the Church Year
• Useful with other hymnals and worship books
• 9” x 12” portrait layout
• Sewn binding is long-lasting and lies flat on the music stand
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Series editor Kevin Hildebrand, M.Mus., M.A., is Kantor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Composer, educator, and recitalist, he is a frequent organ workshop leader. He has over 40 music publications with Concordia Publishing House, including the popular “Six Hymn Improvisations”series.
What Others Are Saying
The Concordia Hymn Prelude Library promises to be an invaluable resource for providing new, relevant attendant organ music for the service. Organists of our time frequently seek to match the prelude, voluntary, and postlude to the hymns of the service. In some cases, as introductions to the hymns these pieces can reflect the historic practice of the organist playing a prelude before the singing of the hymn. While many collections provide settings of popular tunes, the Hymn Prelude Library will present preludes for all of the tunes in Lutheran Service Book. Drawing upon a variety of composers and styles and levels of difficulty, the Hymn Prelude Library is a must-have collection for every organist or their congregation.
Professor of Music, organist to the Chapel, Concordia University Chicago
Cantor, First Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois
In my experience, every organist continually looks for new and interesting ways to present and lead the song of their congregation. We look for pieces which portray hymn tunes in ways which are musically interesting, sensitive to the character of the hymn text, and which are accessible and able to be learned in a relatively short period of time. The new LSB Hymn Prelude Library provides organists with just that. But, not just for selected hymn tunes - for every hymn tune in Lutheran Service Book. For these reasons theHymn Prelude Library will be a very useful and indispensable tool in leading the worshipping assembly in song.
Professor of Music, organist, Concordia University Nebraska
The new Hymn Prelude Library continues a long tradition at CPH of providing organists with well-crafted hymn settings suitable for use in worship. This new series offers substantial settings that are well edited and promises to be a valuable resource for years to come.
Rev. Paul J. Grime, Ph.D.; Associate Professor
Dean of the Chapel; Concordia Theological Seminary
Great Is Thy Faithfulness; Hail to the Lord's Anointed; Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling; Hark, the Voice of Jesus Crying; Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face; Holy God, We Praise Thy Name; How Firm a Foundation; Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love; Lord of All Good; Lord, Support Us All Day Long; Lord, This Day We've Come to Worship; Now, My Tongue, the Mystery Telling; O Lord, We Praise Thee; O Rejoice, Ye Christians, Loudly; O Sing of Christ; O Sons and Daughters of the King; Once He Came in Blessing; Praise to You and Adoration; Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle; Spread the Reign of God the Lord; The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came; The Death of Jesus Christ, Our Lord; To Your Temple, Lord, I Come; Triune God, Be Thou Our Stay; Water, Blood, and Spirit Crying; We Praise You, Jesus, at Your Birth; What Child Is This; With the Lord Begin Your Task; Within the Father's House; Your Kingdom, O God, Is My Glorious Treasure; All My Heart Again Rejoices; Angels We Have Heard on High; Baptismal Waters Cover Me; Be Still, My Soul; Chief of Sinners Though I Be; Christ, Our Human Likeness Sharing; Christ, the Lord of Hosts, Unshaken; Come, Join in Cana's Feast; Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain; Comfort, Comfort Ye My People; Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ; Father Welcomes; Give Me Jesus; Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart; Go Tell It on the Mountain; Go to Dark Gethsemane; God Loves Me Dearly; Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing
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