Paperback: 68 pages
Publisher: Shawnee Press (November 1, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.2 x 12 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,904,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #651 in Books > Arts & Photography > Music > Musical Genres > Religious & Sacred Music > Hymns #1672 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living > Music #7477 in Books > Arts & Photography > Music > Songbooks > Piano
Let me start out by saying that I’m not a big fan of medleys featuring a hymn paired with a classical work. When they’re done well, the results can be pleasing. But far too often they come off as a poorly done pastiche that doesn’t do justice to the hymn or the classical work. However, this subgenre seems to be popular judging by the number of books that have been published mixing hymns and classical works. The reason I bought this book was not because I loved the concept but because I have become a fan of some of the new arrangers featured in it such as Brad Nix and Pamela M. Robertson. They are among the 13 composers who contributed the 17 arrangements in this book. Of the 17 arrangements, 14 are new and 3 were previously published.Most of these arrangements are better than what I expected. While this book hasn’t won me over, I did enjoy a couple of these blendings of classical and sacred. My favorites from this collection are Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming with Edward To a Wild Rose by Alex-Zsolt and the Prelude on BUNESSAN with "Morning Mood" from Peer Gynt Suite by Shirley Brendlinger. If you’re a fan of this type of arrangement, get this book. Otherwise, this book probably isn’t for you.1) Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (BRADBURY) with J.S. Bach's Sheep May Safely Graze, arr. by Vicki Tucker Courtney, 3 pages;2) Praise to the Lord Who Reigns Above (AMERSTERDAM) with Mouret's Rondeau from Sinfonie de Fanfares, arr. by Mary McDonald, 4 pages;3) For All the Saints (SINE NOMINE) with J.S. Bach's Toccata in G Major, arr. by Shirley Brendlinger, 4 pages;4) Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (CWM RHONDDA) with Handel's "The Rejoicing" from Music for the Royal Fireworks, arr.
Music of the Masters for the Master Saint Germain: Master Alchemist: Spiritual Teachings From An Ascended Master (Meet the Master) The GRILL MASTERS 50+ Award Winning BBQ Side Dish Recipes (MASTER CHEF SERIES Book 2) AOSpine Masters Series Volume 1: Metastatic Spinal Tumors (Aospine Master Series) Malaguena - Sheet Music (Piano Solos of the Modern Masters, 3481) Music by the Masters: Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Schubert and more Dvorak - Romantic Music's Most Versatile Genius: Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 5 (Amadeus) Organ Music by French Masters: 13 Works by Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Chausson, Satie and Others Masters of the Keyboard, Enlarged Edition: Individual Style Elements in the Piano Music of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms (Midland Book) Unlocking the Masters Series: Exploring Haydn - A Listener's Guide to Music's Boldest Innovator - Book/CD Best Loved Themes from The Great Masters (1931) Sheet Music (Classic and Modern Inspirations in Playable Transcriptions for the Pianoforte) Selections from Music for Children, Op. 65 (Belwin Edition: Piano Masters Series) Schubert's Instrumental Music - A Listener's Guide: Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 19 Beethoven's Piano Music: A Listener's Guide - Unlocking the Masters Series No. 23 Chromecast: Go from Chromecast Beginner to Master in 1 Hour or Less! (Master Your Chromecast Device) Nutri Ninja Master Prep Blender Smoothie Book: 101 Superfood Smoothie Recipes For Better Health, Energy and Weight Loss! (Ninja Master Prep, Nutri Ninja Pro, and Ninja Kitchen System Cookbooks) DIY: How to make solar cell panels easily with no experience!: Master Making Solar Panels Faster! (Master Solar Faster Book 1) Master Locksmithing: An Expert's Guide to Master Keying, Intruder Alarms, Access Control Systems, High-Security Locks... From Master Student to Master Employee (Textbook-specific CSFI) Ron Klinger's Master Class (Master Bridge Series)