Category Archives: Church

Suitable for church use, worship services, preludes, postludes, communion, service music

Learning All the Movements for Worship Services

“I purchased Advent by Pietro Yon from Michael a couple of weeks ago, and I’m having a great time learning all the movements for worship services this month. It’s so much fun! I’m doing the “Creator of the Stars of … Continue reading

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Some Orchids, an Andante, some Shadows, and a Prelude and Fugue

Greetings, everyone. For December, on the assumption that you will not have much time to learn challenging music, I have chosen pieces that lie in the simpler spectrum. Even the Prelude and Fugue is graded Moderate to Moderately Difficult. Some … Continue reading

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Five for Advent, What’s an Aubade, Toccata on Noël Nouvelet, and Singing Pilgrims

I have chosen the four pieces for November, and I tried to show as much variety as I could. There are selections for service music and concert music. I hope you like them. ORGAN SHEET MUSIC 1. ADVENT by Pietro … Continue reading

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St Theodulph: All Glory, Laud, and Honor

St Theodulph: All Glory, Laud, and Honor So many of you have bought and played Garth Edmundson’s Vom Himmel Hoch.html that I felt that I must restore this toccata on St Theodulph. It’s a lot like it in that it’s … Continue reading

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Browne’s Meditation, Nevin’s Ewing Fantasia and Autumn Memories, and The Continental

October’s pieces were all selected by John Apple, and he has chosen a group that I never would’ve thought to put together. For me, each piece offers something interesting that the others don’t have. I offer the stories of each … Continue reading

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A Celtic Melody, Divinum Mysterium, a Royal Approach, and the 1812

For September, I offer three easily playable pieces and one that would challenge the finest organist. There is an interesting history behind each one, and I encourage you to visit each page to read about them and, for two of … Continue reading

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Weihnactslied, Stille Nacht, Silent Night 200 Years Old

Silent Night Four Ways In 1815, Joseph Mohr (1792–1848) was ordained a priest. Fr Joseph became Assistant Parish Priest for St Nikolas Kirche in Oberndorf, Austria, in 1817. One year prior to this, in 1816, he wrote a poem titled … Continue reading

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Norwegian Villagers, WWI Memory, Biltmore’s Organist, & Callaerts Sonata 1

Can you believe it’s August already? For this month’s selections, I have tried to offer a lot of variety. For those who want a challenge, I chose a sonata by a great Belgian organist. For those who want to remember … Continue reading

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Becker’s Chapel, Ropartz Bells, Nevin’s Silver Clouds, and Stoughton’s Arabian Nights

It has been very hot this year, earlier than usual, and so I chose four selections that cannot be described as “hot.” All of these are either atmospheric or programmatic and so fit Michael’s Music Service’s idea of specializing in … Continue reading

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A March-Scherzo, a Sparkling Fountain, More Callaerts, and a Dancing Donkey

Many of us in the USA are preparing a Patriotic Program for next month, so I have decided to offer you four pieces that have nothing at all to do with Patriotic music. Please read below to see what is … Continue reading

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