Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken arranged in a contemporary style for late intermediates by Jennifer Eklund. This traditional Austrian hymn with music by Franz Joseph Haydn is mixed here with Felix Mendelssohn’s Consolation from Songs Without Words. This selection is ideal for congregational settings with a run time of approximately three minutes.
This is a wistful waltz by Jenny Walker, with a slightly quirky melody and steady waltz-like base line. The middle section has a deeper, more self-assured feel and switches to the major key. The piece is to be played with extreme sensitivity, especially at the end when the marionette finally runs out of steam.
Based on the traditional English folk song and nursery rhyme, “Lavender’s Blue,” this delightful arrangement by Jenny Walker adds unexpected harmonies and key changes. The march-like 4/4 section gives a new, sombre feel which quickly gives way to a brighter, more flamboyant ending.
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
What a Friend We Have in Jesus arranged in a contemporary setting by Christina Mathis. This intermediate arrangement is perfect for church preludes, offertories, and recitals. You and your students will enjoy playing this lyrical arrangement of an all-time favorite hymn.
Remember When is solo by Sara Tomlinson featuring warm, rich harmonies and a tender melody. The middle section features arpeggiated figures and melodic flourishes, expanding on the original theme. The piece concludes with a fond return of the A section in simplified form.