Description: Intermediate Piano Solos
Publication Date: 2010
Length: 31 pages
The hymn arrangements in May Jesus Christ Be Praised by Jeanine Drylie were chosen and designed with a three-fold purpose: accessibility for intermediate-level pianists, the development of hymn playing technique, and (most importantly) spiritual edification. The selections generally progress in difficulty from the first song to the last, culminating in a Christmas duet, yet all are well within range of the intermediate level. Pianists wishing to augment their basic hymn playing knowledge can "grow" their chord vocabulary and develop pattern ideas for accompaniment styles as they work through the various arrangements. And a thorough familiarisation with (or even memorisation of) the texts behind each piece will enable pianists to accomplish their highest goal-communication of the Word. The pieces are also effective as concise offertories for any season.