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 seventh 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 7 (MACHS MIT MIR, GOTT through MUNICH)
• 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
Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed; All the Earth with Joy Is Sounding; Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun; "Away from Us!" the Demon Cried; Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning; Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia; Christ Is the World's Redeemer; "Come, Follow Me," the Savior Spake; Come, Thou Bright and Morning Star; Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come; Come, We That Love the Lord; Eternal Father, Strong to Save; Fight the Good Fight; Grant Peace, We Pray, in Mercy, Lord; Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Hear Us, Father, When We Pray; I Lay My Sins on Jesus; In Christ There Is No East or West; In Peace and Joy I Now Depart; In the Very Midst of Life; Jesus, Once with Sinners Numbered; Jesus Sinners Doth Receive; Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates; May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill; My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less; Now the Light Has Gone Away; O Word of God Incarnate; On Galilee's High Mountain; Preserve Your Word, O Savior; Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng; Sing with All the Saints in Glory; When I Behold Jesus Christ; Where Shepherds Lately Knelt; With High Delight Let Us Unite
MACHS MIT MIR, GOTT; MACHT HOCH DIE TÜR; MAGDALEN; MANGER SONG; MARCHING TO ZION; MARION; MARTYRDOM; MCKEE; MEINEN JESUM LASS' ICH NICHT (DARMSTADT); MEINEN JESUM LASS' ICH NICHT (ULICH); MELITA; MENDELSSOHN; MENDELSSOHN DA PACEM; MENDON; MERIBAH; MERTON; MFURAHINI HALELUYA; MICHAEL; MILWAUKEE; MIN AYNET FIQIR NEW; MISSIONARY HYMN; MISSISSIPPI; MIT FREUDEN ZART; MIT FRIED UND FREUD; MITTEN WIR IM LEBEN SIND; MORGENGLANZ DER EWIGKEIT; MORNING HYMN; MORNING STAR; MOVILLE; MÜDE BIN ICH; MUNICH