Concordia has released a Lent and Holy Week edition of Proclaim! Preludes and Harmonizations for the Hymn of the Day. Be prepared for services with organ preludes and harmonizations for the Hymn of the Day that follow Lutheran Service Book lectionaries. Each edition includes settings from a variety of composers and offers a broad representation of artistry and style. This volume includes Timothy Shaw’s setting of the hymn tune “Jesu, meine Freude” (“Jesus, Priceless Treasure”).
Jeremy Zimmer’s second set of hymn preludes for organ is a collection of three Lenten hymns centered on the “Lamb of God.” Useful in worship services during Lent and Holy Week.
- A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth
- Not All the Blood of Beasts
- Lamb of God, Pure and Holy
Preview pages from the score and listen to sample recordings here.
Concordia Publishing House has commissioned Timothy Shaw to write a new prelude and harmonization on the hymn tune “Jesu, meine Freude” (“Jesus, Priceless Treasure”), which will be be included in a forthcoming edition of Proclaim! Preludes and Harmonizations for the Hymn of the Day. The Proclaim! series provides organists with substantive service music and hymn harmonizations for the Hymn of the Day as found in the One-Year and Three-Year Lectionaries of Lutheran Service Book. Each edition includes settings from a variety of composers and offers a broad representation of artistry and style. This new collection is scheduled to be published in 2021.
This advanced organ solo, written for a three-manual instrument, is perfect for the concert stage, recitals, and extra special occasions in worship. Daniel Barta provides a piece that is expansive its design and full of emotional depth, and he allows the organist to explore the full range of the instrument’s color combinations. A delight for performer and listener alike, this work is one you will want to perform repeatedly. Preview the score and listen to an excellent full-length recording here.
Jeremy Zimmer joins Shaw Music with this striking collection of three hymn preludes for organ. Highly chromatic, yet prominently centered on the tune, each setting offers musical insight into the original hymn tune. Useful in worship services throughout the church year. Preview the score and listen to a demo recording here.
Would you like a simple, effective way to enliven congregational singing? Try playing in a different key. Read Timothy Shaw’s post on Prelude Music Planner to find out more.
It’s never too early for musicians to begin thinking about the holiday season. Read Timothy Shaw’s article on Prelude Music Planner, Christmas in July: Piano/Organ Repertoire for Advent/Christmas. This includes suggestions of 10 different collections, as well as links to free downloads of some classical pieces (through IMSLP).
Concordia Publishing House has released volume 11 of the 12-volume series Hymn Prelude Library (based on Lutheran Service Book), containing hymn tunes that begin with ‘T’, ‘U’, and ‘V’. This volume includes Timothy Shaw’s setting of the tune “Union City” (“If Christ Had Not Been Raised from Death“), by Phillip Magness (Cantor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broken Arrow, OK and composer with Liturgy Solutions). Other contributors to this volume (edited by Kevin Hildebrand) include Charles Callahan, Benjamin M. Culli, and Kristina Langlois. You may pre-order the book now, and it will be available on June 30, 2017.
Timothy Shaw was interviewed by Concordia Publishing House about how he got started as a composer, his thoughts on creativity and the writing process, one of his favorite pieces, etc. To read the interview, click here.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to re-harmonize hymns, to accompany congregational singing? Timothy Shaw’s blog post on Prelude Music Planner provides a 5-step process on how to do this. Check it out here, and be sure to download the free re-harmonization of the hymn “Gethsemane” (link at bottom of post).