Still Waiting For Inspiration? Several Seasonal Suggestions

by Jane Knappe

Many of our Prelude users plan their musical offerings well in advance, but there are many still waiting for inspiration to strike. We polled some of our editors and other folks about their favorite pieces to play in the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. May you gain some inspiration from these suggestions!

From Norma Aamodt-Nelson, keyboard acquisitions editor for Augsburg Fortress and Minister of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood WA.

From Andrew Heller, Director of Music at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

  • One of my favorite postludes to play on Christmas Eve is Timothy Albrecht’s Angels We Have Heard on High from his Grace Notes Volume II. Also from Tim Albrecht – Go Tell it on the Mountain from Augsburg Organ Library: Christmas.
  • Variations on From Heaven Above by Walter Pelz is another favorite of the season.
  • For Epiphany I love “Prelude sur l’Introit de l’Epiphanie" by Maurice Durufle in Augsburg Organ Library: Epiphany

John Schlobohm, Cantor at Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, Minneapolis MN

Karen Kester Areheart, Cantor at Nativity Lutheran church, Arden, NC

Some anonymous suggestions:

Carol Carver, Acquisitions Editor at Augsburg Fortress and Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran in Stillwater, MN

**Note: Augsburg Organ Library collections are not yet available on Prelude due to permissions issues, but we are working on this and hope to offer them in the coming year. Meantime, the collections are available at the above links.

Need Inspiration for Lent and Easter? Attend one of our free Music clinics in the New Year, or consider the National Conference for Sacred Music.

Blessing on your music ministry!

-Jane Knappe, Event Coordinator, Worship & Music, Augsburg Fortress Publishers

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 10:05:17 AM
Filed Under: Instruments and Ensembles, Filed Under: Choral Techniques and Repertoire, Filed Under: Planning, Filed Under: review-prelude,

Jane Knappe

Written by Jane Knappe

Jane Knappe is the Music Events Coordinator at Augsburg Fortress.