This book contains eight hymn preludes that are simply beautiful. The flexibility of these arrangements lends ease in completing a prelude in the middle of the number, or continuing through the key transitions to the next section. These endings are notated by the phrase "optional ending."
Individual organ registrations are uniquely different. For this purpose we have not specified registrations other than designating the Swell keyboard for the accompaniment, and the Great as the solo keyboard. Registration and dynamic contrasts can be achieved by changing keyboards, soloing melody lines, and playing on the same keyboard. Notations have been made to indicate these changes.
This collection of organ prelude arrangements by Larry R. Beebe is based on the following hymns.
Keep the Commandments, with music by Barbara A. McConochie, used by permission.
I Stand All Amazed, with music by Charles H. Gabriel.
Come, Follow Me, with music by Samuel McBurney;
How Great Thou Art, with music attr. to a Swedish folk melody.
Did You Think to Pray?, with music by William O. Perkins.
Nearer, My God, to Thee, with music by Lowell Mason.
Abide with Me!, with music by William H. Monk.
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee, with music by John B. Dykes.
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