Piano Commission: Concordia Piano Prelude Series

Concordia Publishing House has commissioned Timothy Shaw to write a new setting of Heinrich Isaac’s tune, “O Welt, ich muss dich lassen” (“Innsbruck”), famously set by composers such as Bach and Brahms, which will be be included in the forthcoming Piano Prelude Series, volume 8 (tunes beginning with N/O). Building upon the success of Hymn Prelude Library, Concordia is now embarking on another exciting project: Piano Prelude Series. Like the Hymn Prelude Library, this collection will feature preludes on all the hymns of Lutheran Service Book, but this time for piano.

Nativity Scenes published by MorningStar Music

MorningStar Music has published Timothy Shaw’s first book of Christmas piano music, Nativity Scenes: 12 Carols for Piano. This creative collection of favorite carols reflects the gentler side of Christmas and will work well for meditative services such as Blue Christmas, memorials, or during communion. Useful as reflections, preludes, or in some cases as expanded introductions, many can be combined with other settings to create a suite of carols. The book also received an Editors’ Choice designation from JW Pepper.

Piano Prelude Series vol 6 published by Concordia

Following the successful Hymn Prelude Library series for organ, Concordia has released a new collection of piano preludes based on the hymn tunes found in Lutheran Service Book. This collection features newly composed pieces by dozens of composers who write in a variety of styles and harmonizations. The pieces are useful as preludes, postludes, music at the offering, for introductions, and during distribution, as well as for those who play hymns at home. The durable wire binding ensures that each page lies flat against the music stand. Piano Prelude Series vol 6 (preludes for tunes starting with the letters ‘J’, ‘K’ and ‘L’) includes Timothy Shaw’s setting of {Lord of Life} (“O Christ, Who Shared Our Mortal Life”).

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing published by MorningStar Music

MorningStar Music has published Timothy Shaw’s newest book of piano music, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: 12 Hymn Settings for Piano. An accessible piano collection for worship, sure to be used in your music library for years to come. The variety of style and texture in this collection make it useful for various occasions and moments in the worship service.

Piano Commission: Concordia Piano Prelude Series

Concordia Publishing House has commissioned Timothy Shaw to write a new setting of a haunting medieval tune from the 13th century, “Mitten wir im Leben sind” (“In the Very Midst of Life”), which will be be included in the forthcoming Piano Prelude Series, volume 7 (tunes beginning with M). Building upon the success of Hymn Prelude Library, Concordia is now embarking on another exciting project: Piano Prelude Series. Like the Hymn Prelude Library, this collection will feature preludes on all the hymns of Lutheran Service Book, but this time for piano.

Flute Music for Worship (Peter Hilliard) added to the Shaw Music catalog

While under quarantine in 2020, Peter Hilliard wrote ten hymn settings for flute and piano to be performed during filmed segments for virtual church services. In each expertly crafted arrangement, these beloved hymns are treated with reverence and invention, ranging from acrobatic virtuosity to peaceful lyricism. With titles spanning the church year, this collection provides preludes, postludes, and offertories for all seasons.

  • All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Crown Him with Many Crowns
  • God Leads Us Along
  • God Will Take Care of You
  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  • How Firm a Foundation
  • I Need Thee Every Hour
  • Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
  • ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Preview pages from the score and listen to sample recordings here.

Publishing (MorningStar) update 2.3.2021

MorningStar Music will publish Timothy Shaw’s solo piano book, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: 12 Hymn Settings for Piano, which was written during the pandemic caused by COVID-19. Intentionally short and written at an easy to moderate level, these arrangements will appeal to pianists of all skill levels, and audiences will be engaged by the unique presentations of well-loved hymns.

  • All Creatures of Our God and King
  • Amazing Grace
  • Be Still, My Soul
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  • How Firm a Foundation
  • It Is Well with My Soul
  • Jesus, Lover of My Soul
  • Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
  • This Is My Father’s World

This collection is scheduled to be published as part of MorningStar’s Fall 2021 release.

Piano Prelude Series vol 5 published by Concordia

Following the successful Hymn Prelude Library series for organ, Concordia has released a new collection of piano preludes based on the hymn tunes found in Lutheran Service Book. This collection features newly composed pieces by dozens of composers who write in a variety of styles and harmonizations. The pieces are useful as preludes, postludes, music at the offering, for introductions, and during distribution, as well as for those who play hymns at home. The durable wire binding ensures that each page lies flat against the music stand. Piano Prelude Series vol 5 (preludes for tunes starting with the letters ‘H’ and ‘I’) includes Timothy Shaw’s setting of {Herzlich lieb} (Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart).

Publishing (MorningStar) update 10.23.2020

MorningStar Music will publish Timothy Shaw’s solo piano book, Nativity Scenes: 12 Carols for Piano, which includes carol settings for use throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons. Intentionally short and written at an easy to moderate level, these arrangements will appeal to pianists of all skill levels, and audiences will be engaged by the unique presentations of well-loved carols.

  • The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
  • Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • Away in a Manger
  • Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • On Christmas Night
  • Prepare the Royal Highway
  • Savior of the Nations, Come
  • Silent Night
  • Sing We Now of Christmas
  • The Wexford Carol

This collection is scheduled to be published as part of MorningStar’s Fall 2021 release.

Cello Music for Worship (Peter Hilliard) added to the Shaw Music catalog

While under quarantine in 2020, Peter Hilliard wrote ten hymn settings for cello and piano to be performed during filmed segments for virtual church services. In each expertly crafted arrangement, these beloved hymns are treated with reverence and invention, ranging from triumphant virtuosity to quiet contemplation. With titles spanning the church year, this collection provides preludes, postludes, and offertories for all seasons.

  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
  • All Creatures of Our God and King
  • And Can It Be That I Should Gain?
  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
  • Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
  • Jesus Paid It All
  • O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
  • Rejoice, the Lord Is King
  • Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
  • What Child Is This

Preview pages from the score and listen to sample recordings here.