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Various Composers - Jazz Inspirations for Organ 1. Popular Music for Church Services



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Jazz Inspirations for Organ    
For Church Services and Concerts
Instrumentation: Organ

Reviews of this publication:

* Jazz Inspirations for Organ

Traditional church organs are no longer the exclusive domain of Bach
and cohorts:
popular styles have conquered the “queen of instruments” and found
wide-ranging forms
of expression. The only thing missing to date is a broad selection
of suitable pieces.

This is where “Jazz Inspirations for Organ” steps in. This
comprehensive collection of
moderately difficult pieces by various composers and organists
offers “classical” swing, jazz,
blues and Latin numbers side by side with rumba, ragtime and
calypso. A chorale prelude on
“Silent Night” rubs shoulders with a “Swing Fughetta” and “Latin for
The collection’s great attraction lies in its personal treatment of
the various themes.

The editors are experienced organists fully conversant with the
timbral possibilities of the
pipe organ. Their suggestions regarding registration are valuable
tips that allow organists
to develop their own creativity.


- Thanks in Blue – Nun danket alle Gott
- Danke – Swingfüglein
- Rhythm of life – Befiehl du deine Wege
- The Strong-Tower Postlude
- Gib uns Frieden – Variations
- We shall overcome
- Silent Night 
- Blues
- Go tell it on the Mountain
- Be thou My Vision
- Latin for Lefties a. o.

- Popular music for church services and concerts

- Registration suggestions

“Bärenreiter’s publication is beautiful produced, the arrangements
expertly done by
organists who understand both the jazz idioms and what works well on
the organ.”

(Music Teacher October 2004)

“I found most of these pieces terrific fun to play … an excellent
introduction to playing
in swing, blues, Latin, rumba and ragtime styles …”

(Organ Music May/June 2004)

Additional Information:

Latin for Lefties (Peter Hamburger)
Ach bleib mit deiner Gnade (Johannes Matthias Michel)
Aus meines Herzens Grunde (Liselotte Kunkel)
Be Thou My Vision (Zsolt Gárdonyi)
Christus, der ist mein Leben (Johannes Matthias Michel)
Swingfüglein (Matthias Nagel)
Das ist ein köstlich Ding (D-Dur) (Gunther Martin Göttsche)
Das ist ein köstlich Ding (Es-Dur) (Gunther Martin Göttsche)
Das Du mich einstimmen läßt in Deinen Jubel (Jan Janca)
Die ganze Welt hast Du uns überlassen (Hans-Martin Kiefer)
Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott (Matthias Nagel)
Erfreue Dich, Himmel (Liselotte Kunkel)
Gib uns Friedens-Variationen (Matthias Nagel)
Go tell it on the Mountain (John A. Behnke)
Go tell it on the Mountain (Jan Janca)
Herr, gib mir Mut zum Brückenbauen (Jan Janca)
Hilf, Herr meines Lebens (Helmut Hoeft)
Hört, der Engel helle Lieder (Gunther Martin Goettsche)
In dir ist Freude (Helmut Barbe)
Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist (Gunther Martin Göttsche)
Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König (Gunther Martin Göttsche)
Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König (Johannes Matthias Michel)
Lobet den Herren alle, die ihn ehren (Liselotte Kunkel)
Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit (Helmut Barbe)
Nun danket alle Gott (Johannes Matthias Michel)
Nun danket alle Gott (Michel Penkuhn)
O dass ich tausend Zungen hätte (Helmut Hoeft)
Solang es Menschen gibt auf Erden (Gunther Martin Göttsche)
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Gunther Martin Göttsche)
We shall overcome (Jan Janca)<B

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