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.
Simply Sung, composed by Rick Robertson is an intermediate level solo in a neo-Romantic ambient style. The syncopated accompaniment adds a rocking motion to the right-hand melody. This piece, a favorite of the composer, can also be used in service playing or wedding ceremonies. This selection is part of the Souvenirs songbook.
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.
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.