Text based on a sermon by Rev. Kim Wells, Corona Sabbath 32 posted 10/23/2020 http://lakewooducc.org/2020/10/23/corona-sabbath-32-compassion-reflection-text/
Category: Church music
The Turtle Dove
Reposting some hymn tune arrangements in honor of the Lenten season. Streaming links at hiltonkeanjones.hearnow.com/simple-hymns. MP3 downloads and CDs available at hiltonjones.bandcamp.com/music. FREE CDs available at Lakewood UCC church service.
Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Amazon, etc.
All four albums are now on streaming sites. Here’s the Spotify links. If you know someone who you think would enjoy this kind of mellow instrumental music, please share.
Meditations & Reflections
A digital album of my recording of traditional Christmas melodies is now available at hiltonjones.bandcamp.com/album/christmas-piano.
Last week, I played an arrangement of Amazing Grace that is, more or less, a transcription of an orchestrated version that’s on simple hymns (currently a digital album, soon an audio CD). I’m going to try to make as many of my arrangements on simple hymns into piano solos as I can since it’s unlikely I’ll ever get to perform them with an orchestra but I definitely will get to perform them as piano solos! This solo piano version is available for purchase on SheetMusicPlus. But, for a couple week you’re welcome to download a complimentary copy below!
Music preview for 10/31/2021
Sunday, Lakewood will celebrate All Saints Day. Of course, the postlude has to be Sine Nomine! I assembled this video for online devotional last year (year before? this pandemic has gone on SO long).
I think I wrote both the trumpet descants, but I honestly can’t remember. For a working church musician, stuff like that gets lost in the shuffle and is lucky to even get written down somewhere scribbled on the back of a church bulletin or penciled into some hymnal.I know the last descant is mine, but not sure of the first one. If someone knows of a source (other than me) for the first one, please let me know. I’ll be doing an organ solo version of this video for Sunday.
Music preview for October 24, 2021 service
The service, generally, for Oct. 24 concerns anti hierarchy and is based on Mark 10:35-45. In keeping with the notion of serving others the music prelude is the hymn, SERVANT SONG (“Won’t You Let Me Be Your Servant?” — #539 in the New Century Hymnal).
Hispanic Heritage celebration Sunday
This coming Sunday, October 3, 2021, Lakewood UCC will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage. The music for Sunday will be as follows:
GATHERING MUSIC: Pues si vivimos — Marty Haugen
PRELUDE: Danza de la Rosa (Escenas Poeticas) — Enrique Granados
MUSICAL REFLECTION: Rumores de la Caleta (Malagueña) — Isaac Albéniz
MUSICAL INTERLUDE: Danzas Españolas (Playera Op. 5, #5) — Enrique Granados
OFFERTORY: Danzas Españolas (Playera Op. 5, #1)— Enrique Granados
PREPARATION FOR COMMUNION: Pescador de Hombres — Cesáreo Gabaráin
POSTLUDE: Danza Española (Seis Danzas Españolas) — Isaac Albéniz
Later this week, I’ll post one of the above Albéniz pieces and one of the Granados. For today’s post, here are the two hymns (Pues si vivimos by Marty Haugen and Pescador de Hombres by Cesáreo Gabaráin) that I recorded earlier last year.
Mov. 2 of 3 Preludes on St. Anne
A while back I wrote three preludes based on the hymn tune, St. Anne, better known as “Oh God, Our Help in Ages Past.” This is the 2nd movement of that set. The hymn tune is stated twice. During the first half of the prelude, the melody (in G major) is the top note of the chords in triple meter (it’s usually in quadruple meter), in the second half of the piece, the melody’s in the top note of the chords in the right hand. The melody’s easier to hear in the second half.
Lift High the Cross (with trumpet descants)
I’ll be doing a piano version of this as part of this coming Sunday’s service. I love writing descants. I think every church I’ve ever worked at has hymnals with penciled in descants of mine! LOL