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Christmas in July: Piano/Organ Repertoire for Advent/Christmas

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 4:19:00 PM by Tim Shaw in planning, in advent, in christmas

I love the holiday season—even though it can be a stressful time—and I love the music that accompanies Advent and Christmas. Every year, I look forward to taking out my collection of seasonal music and playing through it again, and it always feels like spending time with good friends I haven’t seen for a while. It’s July, so you may (or may not!) be in planning mode for the upcoming year—I hope you’ll consider programming some of the following piano and organ repertoire. These are some of my favorite resources, and I find myself turning to them over and over again. Most of these titles are available through Prelude Music Planner. Some are in the public domain and are available (for free!) through the International Music Score Library Project (www.imslp.org).*

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Simple Pluses for Advent and Christmas Worship

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 9:56:25 AM by Mark Stahura in advent, in Assembly Song, in choral stanza, in Choral Techniques and Repertoire, in christmas, in descant, in Planning

All of us church musicians are deep into the seasons that are upon us, seasons when the hopes and expectations for wonderful music are even higher. Prelude can help you add an extra something to worship, to make this season of anticipation and the coming season of celebration even more special.

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Still Waiting For Inspiration? Several Seasonal Suggestions

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 10:05:17 AM by Jane Knappe in advent, in Choral Techniques and Repertoire, in christmas, in epiphany, in Instruments and Ensembles, in Planning

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!

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In the Bleak Midwinter: arr. Mark Shepperd

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 11:57:49 AM by Augsburg Fortress in chamber orchestra, in Choral Techniques and Repertoire, in christmas, in Instruments and Ensembles, in oboe, in Planning

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