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 fifth 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 5 (HAF TRONES LAMPA FÄRDIG through ITALIAN HYMN)
• 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
Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven; Alleluia! Sing to Jesus; Christ High-Ascended, Now in Glory Seated; Christ, Mighty Savior; Christ, the Word of God Incarnate; Come, Thou Almighty King; Faith and Truth and Life Bestowing; God, Whose Almighty Word; Gracious God, You Send Great Blessings; Gracious Savior, Grant Your Blessing; Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling; How Majestic Is Your Name; I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table; I Lie, O Lord, within Your Care; I Trust, O Lord, Your Holy Name; I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light; If God Himself Be for Me; I'm But a Stranger Here; In Thee Is Gladness; Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee; Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending; Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain; Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now; Lord Jesus Christ, Life-Giving Bread; Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray; Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us; Lord of Our Life; Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart; Lord, to You I Make Confession; Love Divine, All Loves Excelling; My Soul Rejoices; Now Sing We, Now Rejoice; O Christ, Our Hope, Our Hearts' Desire; O Dearest Jesus, What Law Hast Thou Broken; O God of Mercy, God of Might; O Jesus Christ, Thy Manger Is; O Sacred Head, Now Wounded; O Worship the King; Once in Royal David's City; Only-Begotten, Word of God Eternal; Rejoice, My Heart, Be Glad and Sing; Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers; Renew Me, O Eternal Light; See amid the Winter's Snow; Shepherd of Tender Youth; Son of God, Eternal Savior; Take My Life and Let It Be; The Gospel Shows the Father's Grace; The Only Son from Heaven; Thee Will I Love, My Strength, My Tower; These Are the Holy Ten Commands; Thy Body, Given for Me, O Savior; When I Survey the Wondrous Cross; When Peace, like a River
HAF TRONES LAMPA FÄRDIG; HAMBURG; HANOVER; HEAVEN IS MY HOME; HELMSLEY; HENDON; HERR CHRIST, DER EINIG GOTTS SOHN; HERR, ICH HABE MISSGEHANDELT; HERR JESU CHRIST, DICH ZU UNS WEND; HERR JESU CHRIST, MEINS; HERR, WIE DU WILLST; HERZLICH LIEB; HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN (ISORHYTHMIC); HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN (RHYTHMIC); HERZLIEBSTER JESU; HOLY MANNA; HOUSTON; HOW MAJESTIC; HUMILITY; HYFRYDOL; HYMN TO JOY; ICH LIEGE, HERR, IN DEINER HUT; ICH SINGE DIR; ICH STERBE TÄGLICH; ICH WILL DICH LIEBEN; IN BABILONE; IN DICH HAB ICH GEHOFFET; IN DIR IST FREUDE; IN DULCI JUBILO; IN GOTTES NAMEN FAHREN WIR; IN PARADISUM; INNISFREE FARM; IRBY; ISLEWORTH; IST GOTT FÜR MICH; ISTE CONFESSOR; IT IS WELL; ITALIAN HYMN