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The Organist’s Companion New Feature

The Organist's Companion is a bimonthly, 32-page journal of quality organ music, chosen from all the major historical periods, nationalities, and styles of organ music. Approximately one-third of each issue is music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (Baroque Era) and one-third from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (Romantic Era). The final third consists of pieces composed specifically for this journal. Some compositions are for manuals alone; others are for manuals and easy pedal, on two or three staves....

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Discover the Organ

Discover the Organ® is a four-volume series of introductory keyboard study for any keyboard instrument (Basic Organ Repertoire, Modern Keyboard Technique, Christmas Season at the Organ, Easter and Pentecost Seasons at the Organ, and Organ and One Instrument). The first two, Basic Organ Repertoire and Modern Keyboard Technique, are considered basic series while the remaining three are supplemental. The levels one through four of the Discover the Organ® method roughly parallel the technical-difficulty levels of the Bastian Piano Literature Series, volumes 1 -...

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“All Who Live upon the Earth”

This month we continue our Hymn of the Month series in which one or more hymns drawn from collections published by Wayne Leupold Editions will be posted on the opening page of the website for consideration by pastors and musicians who may wish to introduce the hymn to their congregations the following month. The Hymn of the Month will often be thematically appropriate for a particular season of the church year or it may be related to a more general theme about the church’s...

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“Across the Country Craters Gape”

This month we continue our Hymn of the Month series in which one or more hymns drawn from collections published by Wayne Leupold Editions will be posted on the opening page of the website for consideration by pastors and musicians who may wish to introduce the hymn to their congregations the following month. The Hymn of the Month will often be thematically appropriate for a particular season of the church year or it may be related to a more general theme about the church’s...

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“Holy Spirit, Wind and Flame”

This month we continue our Hymn of the Month series in which one or more hymns drawn from collections published by Leupold Editions will be posted on the opening page of the website for consideration by pastors and musicians who may wish to introduce the hymn to their congregations the following month. The Hymn of the Month will often be thematically appropriate for a particular season of the church year or it may be related to a more general theme about the church’s mission...

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“Lord, Come to Us like Rain from Heaven”

This month we continue our Hymn of the Month series in which one or more hymns drawn from collections published by Wayne Leupold Editions will be posted on the opening page of the website for consideration by pastors and musicians who may wish to introduce the hymn to their congregations the following month. The Hymn of the Month will often be thematically appropriate for a particular season of the church year or it may be related to a more general...

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The Ukraine National Anthem

As you know terrible things have been happening in Ukraine. We thought that possibly you might find it useful to have two organ settings of the Ukrainian State Anthem—an easy one for manuals only by John Stallsmith and a slightly more difficult one for manuals and pedal by Dennis Janzer. Please feel free to use them as you wish. Both are available free of charge from our website. This is a link to an English translation of the anthem’s text. We thought a prayer hymn also might...

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Come, Women Come

This month we continue our Hymn of the Month series in which one or more hymns drawn from collections published by Wayne Leupold Editions will be posted on the opening page of the website for consideration by pastors and musicians who may wish to introduce the hymn to their congregations the following month. The Hymn of the Month will often be thematically appropriate for a particular season of the church year or it may be related to a more general...

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“Look Up at the Stars” Easter Vigil 2022

One could look far and wide before finding a hymn as well suited for the Great Vigil of Easter as this John Thornburg (b. 1954) text, which, like the appointed vigil readings, rehearses the history of salvation from the Old Testament through the Resurrection of Our Lord in the Gospels. Here we encounter Abraham, Moses, and Ezekiel as a prelude to the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ. As for the clever accompanying tune, who but Jane Marshall (1924-2019) could...

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“Out of the West Came Pilate” Hymn for Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday 2022

For those congregations that observe the Sunday of the Passion with the Procession of Palms at the beginning of the liturgy followed by the reading of the Passion for the Gospel, this brilliant text by James Hart Brumm (b. 1962) contrasts the job description of Pilate with the mission of Jesus in alternating stanzas and concludes with the question, “What convoy might we follow?,” the “strength and certainty” of Pilate or “the path of brave surrender . . . by...

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