This delightful set of practical miniature arrangements of hymn tunes for organ is useful throughout the church year and is accessible to the average church organist. These short pieces not only enhance church services, but also prove invaluable to the church musician looking for something fresh to use during services. The styles of miniatures, which last anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute in duration, are sufficiently varied to maintain interest: some settings are
meditative, while others are fanfares, and they can be used during various parts of the service.
The book includes a preface that discusses practical usage of the miniatures, citing some examples from te Velde's own experience. It also includes a liturgical index and an index of first lines for the convenience of the organist.
Rebecca Groom te Velde earned degrees in organ performance from Seattle Pacific University and the University of Western Ontario, also studying composition and church music. She continued her studies in Germany on a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service. An active performer and clinician on service-playing, she holds the Associate Certificate from the American Guild of Organists. She has published organ music with Oxford University Press and Darcey Press and choral compositions with Santa Barbara Music Publishing. She is organist of First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, and adjunct instructor of organ at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Adeste Fidelis ; Antioch ; Aurelia ; Cwm Rhondda ; Diademata ; Dix ; Duke Street ; Easter Hymn ; Ein' feste Burg ; Go tell it on the mountain ; Hyfrydol ; Hymn to Joy ; Lasst uns erfreuen ; Lauda anima ; Laudes Domini ; Leoni ; Llanfair ; Lobe den Herren ; Nettleton ; Nicaea ; Picardy ; Personent Hodie ; Regent Square ; Salve festa dies ; Simple Gifts ; St. Anne ; St. Kevin ; Veni, veni Emmanuel