Service Music for Piano
Most collections for the church pianist feature full-length arrangements that are useful and appropriate when time is not the issue. But we all know that there are occasions when a shorter piece would be more convenient: a call to worship, an offertory for smaller congregations, "fillers" between elements of a service, or even an extended introduction. "Sixty-Second Hymn Settings" provides fifteen musically satisfying settings of classic hymns that would be appropriate in each situation just mentioned. They won't take long to prepare, they contain no page turns, and all last about a minute. At the end of each arrangement, there are a few measures provided to segue into a congregational hymn. An index of all common titles for each hymn is also included to aid in worship planning. Both practical and creative, "Sixty-Second Hymn Settings" will become a well-thumbed resource for every church pianist.