This Christmas prelude for piano is from Joel Raney and includes the option to have an SATB choir entering at the conclusion for an optional choral introit. A perfect beginning to a Christmas service, this setting combines three melodies: Joy to the World!, Rejoice, Greatly from Handel's MESSIAH, and O Come, All Ye Faithful.
With this new edition based on popular songs and hymns of today, Larry Shackley now has four piano collections of settings in a Celtic style. Like the others, this one is filled with the charm, grace, and energy characteristic of the classic Irish melodies.
This collection of piano solos arranged by Lloyd Larson contains 55 popular contemporary titles for the church year. The wide selection of titles brings together useful settings, in a variety of music styles, for preludes, offertories and special occasions. A useful topical index offers easy referencing, as well as a quick glance at the liturgical church year. The difficulty level ranges from moderately easy to moderately advanced.