The second set in a series of quickly attainable hymn preludes for the Lord’s Supper. Composer Jeffrey Blersch makes the melody of the hymn tunes shine clearly while embedding them within his striking and captivating settings.
Jeffrey Blersch brings his inventive harmonic language to the Musica Sacra series with these fourteen preludes for organ. Musica Sacra is an extremely well-received series of easy hymn preludes by renowned composers targeting the needs of today's organists. These settings are useful throughout the…
Harmonic ingenuity, and rhythmic elegance characterize this next installment in this well-liked, accessible series composed by professor, recitalist, and featured hymn festival artist Jeffrey Blersch.
Dr. Jeffrey Blersch, Associate Professor of Music and University Organist at Concordia University, Nebraska, composed the selections on this CD between 1995 and 2003. Many of these compositions are published by and available from Concordia Publishing House. This CD was recorded at First-Plymouth…
This collection of accessible hymn settings for organ by Jeffrey Blersch provides church musicians with easy-to-learn and lovely settings of eight communion hymns, some familiar tunes and some new.
Four inventive preludes for use during the Easter season.
A contribution to an on-going series, this volume highlights hymn tunes with introductions and harmonizations that encourage hymn singing.
Jeffrey Blersch interprets the vibrant tune SONG OF PRAISE by Carolyn Jennings with five movements of varied character: I. Fanfare and Dance; II. Duo; III. Trumpet Tune; IV. Reflection; V. Fanfare and Toccata. Blersch has something for every organist in this partita. With a text by Herman G.…
The sixth volume in this popular series offers ten hymn introductions and harmonizations. Jeffrey Blersch’s writing, like his acclaimed playing, features adventuresome harmonic language and a breadth of musical interest, but always with a focus on encouraging hymn singing.
Ingenious rhythmic and harmonic language characterize this engaging music for worship.
Reflect on the pain and suffering our Lord mercifully endured for His dearly loved people with this captivating arrangement by Jeffrey Blersch. For SATB and piano, a new tune adorns this well-known text with a memorable accompaniment. Prepare this for Lent and especially Good Friday. There is a…
…organ, and instruments. Includes settings by Mark Bender, Robert A. Hobby, Amanda Husberg, David von Kampen, Walter L. Pelz, Kevin Hildebrand, Jeffrey Blersch, Stephen R. Johnson, and Sandra Eithun. Booklet includes complete hymn texts. 12 tracks. 52 minutes. Rev. Stephen P. Starke is pastor of St.…
A setting by Jeffrey Blersch for SATB choir, congregation, organ, and instrument in C of the beloved hymn. A lilting 6/8 pastorale introduces the piece, returns in stanza three, and appears one final time at the end. The reproducible congregation page allows the option of having the congregation…
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This impressive festive hymn arrangement in mixed meter weaves together congregational forces, a vigorous brass quartet, percussion, and SATB choir. Everything is conveniently included in one reproducible score, including the one stanza intended for SATB choir. A memorable investment for feast days,…
…Book. For these reasons the Hymn Prelude Library will be a very useful and indispensable tool in leading the worshipping assembly in song. Jeffrey Blersch Professor of Music, organist, Concordia University Nebraska The new Hymn Prelude Library continues a long tradition at CPH of providing organists…
A hymn concertato by Jeffrey Blersch of the celebratory tune SONG OF PRAISE by Carolyn Jennings with text by Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. For SATB choir, congregation, organ, brass quartet (two trumpets, two trombones), and timpani. This praise and adoration hymn is especially appropriate on Holy…
Concertato on the text by William Dix and the tune HYFRYDOL, this setting has the distinctive flare of a Jeffrey Blersch praise and adoration hymn setting. This is the hymn setting that premiered at the 2007 National Youth Gathering.
The virtuosic performer/composer Jeffrey Blersch has composed this striking processional work for organ. If needed, either portion of the piece can stand alone. This work is a fitting addition to wedding celebrations and other festive processions.
An intense, dramatic setting of a Stephen Starke text weaving together Baptismal language and Eucharist imagery. This text and tune also appears in Lutheran Service Book.
A crisp fanfare inaugurates this partita that provides a trumpet tune, pastorale, and a toccata-like finale. Great organ rendition for the day of Holy Trinity.
Jeffrey Blersch provides a number of new hymn tunes with settings that will help the congregation learn the tunes.
Fresh brilliance to the Concordia catalog! Enjoy the well-designed textures, counterpoints, and harmonic imagination of Jeffrey Blersch.
This setting of WACHET AUF is scored for 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones (Horn in F may substitute for Trombone 1), Timpani, and Organ. All instrumental parts are reproducible, including the organ part. Also includes reproducible congregational pages.
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