Alfred's Sacred Performer collection offers this eleven-part set of jazzy hymns and spirituals for the advanced pianist. Arranged by Paul Johnston, this 2014 release includes "Abide With Me," "Oh Happy Day," "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," and more.
The arrangements in this collection were written to contribute meaningful new music to the church service. The spirit of original music is retained while incorporating jazz harmonies and written-out "improvised" passages. These pieces range from the reflective to the celebratory, and it is hoped that you will enjoy playing them for your own pleasure and to share with others. Titles: Abide with Me * Give Me Jesus * I've Got Peace Like a River * Jesus Loves Me, This I know * Leaning on the Everlasting Arms * Oh Happy Day * Simple Gifts * Sweet Hour of Prayer * Swing Low, Sweet Chariot * Wade in the Water * When the Saints Go Marching In.