Hymn Prelude Library: Lutheran Service Book, Vol. 8 (NO)

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Comprehensive organ preludes based on the hymn tunes of Lutheran Service Book.
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Comprehensive organ preludes based on the hymn tunes of Lutheran Service Book. In the tradition of The Parish Organist and the Concordia Hymn Prelude Series, this is the eighth of 12 volumes of creative, substantive, and practical preludes for every organist and congregation.

The Library
• Complete library will include 12 volumes
• Organized alphabetically by hymn tune
• More than 100 contributing composers
• Series edited by Kevin Hildebrand

• All newly composed
• Each prelude is 2-4 pages in length
• Useful for preludes, postludes, offertories, introductions, during distribution
• A rich assortment of styles, harmonies, and registrations
• Alternate keys provided to match LSB

• Every volume can be used throughout the Church Year
• Useful with other hymnals and worship books
• 9” x 12” portrait layout

Series editor Kevin Hildebrand, M.Mus., M.A., is Kantor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Composer, educator, and recitalist, he is a frequent organ workshop leader. He has more than 40 music publications with Concordia Publishing House, including the popular “Six Hymn Improvisations” series.

What Others Are Saying

The Concordia Hymn Prelude Library promises to be an invaluable resource for providing new, relevant attendant organ music for the service. Organists of our time frequently seek to match the prelude, voluntary, and postlude to the hymns of the service. In some cases, as introductions to the hymns these pieces can reflect the historic practice of the organist playing a prelude before the singing of the hymn. While many collections provide settings of popular tunes, the Hymn Prelude Library will present preludes for all of the tunes in Lutheran Service Book. Drawing upon a variety of composers and styles and levels of difficulty, the Hymn Prelude Library is a must-have collection for every organist or their congregation.

Steven Wente
Professor of Music, organist to the Chapel, Concordia University Chicago 
Cantor, First Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois

In my experience, every organist continually looks for new and interesting ways to present and lead the song of their congregation. We look for pieces which portray hymn tunes in ways which are musically interesting, sensitive to the character of the hymn text, and which are accessible and able to be learned in a relatively short period of time. The new LSB Hymn Prelude Library provides organists with just that. But, not just for selected hymn tunes - for every hymn tune in Lutheran Service Book. For these reasons the Hymn Prelude Library will be a very useful and indispensable tool in leading the worshipping assembly in song.

Jeffrey Blersch
Professor of Music, organist, Concordia University Nebraska

The new Hymn Prelude Library continues a long tradition at CPH of providing organists with well-crafted hymn settings suitable for use in worship. This new series offers substantial settings that are well edited and promises to be a valuable resource for years to come.

Rev. Paul J. Grime, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dean of the Chapel; Concordia Theological Seminary

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Music DifficultyMedium
Collection ContentAll Christians Who Have Been Baptized; All People That on Earth Do Dwell; Almighty Father, Bless the Word; Amazing Grace; Arise and Shine in Splendor; Baptized into Your Name Most Holy; Be Present at Our Table, Lord; By Grace I'm Saved; Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs; Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing; Come to Calvary's Holy Mountain; Consider How the Birds Above; Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice; Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord; God Bless Our Native Land; God of the Prophets, Bless the Prophets' Sons; Hail, O Source of Every Blessing; Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus; Herald, Sound the Note of Judgment; Holy, Holy, Holy; How Can I Thank You, Lord; How Great Thou Art; I Know My Faith Is Founded; If Your Beloved Son, O God; Jesus, Greatest at the Table; Jesus, Refuge of the Weary; Lamb of God, Pure and Holy; Let Children Hear the Mighty Deeds; Let Our Gladness Have No End; Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord; Listen, God Is Calling; Lord, 'Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee; My Faith Looks Up to Thee; My Soul, Now Praise Your Maker; Not unto Us; Now Rest beneath Night's Shadow; Now Thank We All Our God; Now the Silence; O Blessed, Holy Trinity; O Blessed Light, O Trinity; O Blessed Spring; O Christ, Our True and Only Light; O Darkest Woe; O Gladsome Light, O Grace; O God, Forsake Me Not; O God, My Faithful God; O God of God, O Light of Light; O God of Love, O King of Peace; O Gracious Lord, I Firmly Am Believing; O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee; O Jesus So Sweet, O Jesus So Mild; O Savior, Rend the Heavens Wide; O Sons and Daughters of the King; Oh, How Blest Are They; Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices; Oh, What Their Joy; On Christ's Ascension I Now Build; On Eagles' Wings; Praise Be to Christ; Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow; Preach You the Word; Savior of the Nations, Come; Stars of the Morning, So Gloriously Bright; Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted; The Lord, My God, Be Praised; This Body in the Grave We Lay; This Is the Day the Lord Has Made; To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray; Upon the Cross Extended;
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