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  • Amen! - Book 5 - PDF ()
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    Student level hymns and spirituals arranged in contemporary styles for piano with optional teacher duet parts. Download includes a studio license authorizing you to print as many copies as required for you and/or your current students’ use.

    Advanced intermediate – with chord symbols – 32 pages

    1. What A Friend We Have in Jesus – F – Medium Ballad – Hymn
    2. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen – G, Bb, Gm – Medium – Spiritual
    3. Rock of Ages – Bb, C – Gospel Shuffle – Hymn
    4. Battle Hymn of the Republic – C, G – Classically – Hymn
    5. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child – Em – Ballad – Spiritual
    6. Abide With Me – Eb, G, Eb – Ballad – Hymn
    7. The Gospel Train – Bb – Stride – Spiritual
    8. We Shall Overcome – C – Slow Rock – Traditional Hymn (view sample)
    9. Rock a My Soul – D, G – Medium Swing – Spiritual
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  • When Saints Go Marching - Hardcopy Book ()
    Hard Copy Book

    This is my third in a series of piano settings of hymns and folk songs arranged in a jazz improvisatory style. This generous collection includes guitar chord notations to facilitate ensemble performance. You might find my CD recording of these pieces will be helpful in interpretation.

    Contents:
    1. Down by the Riverside
    2. Swing Low, Michael Row
    3. When Saints Go Marching
    4. Come Ye Disconsolate
    5. Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
    6. Beach Spring
    7. He Never Said a Mumblin’ Word
    8. Jesu, Jesu
    9. America
    10. My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

    Tune Index:
    Beach Spring, Chereponi, Consolator, Down By The Riverside, Joshua Fit The Battle, National Anthem, Oh When The Saints, Resignation, Sufferer, Swing Low

    Product Details:
    Moderate to advanced solo piano
    Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Press
    Paperback 64 pages
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    $19.50
  • Winter Hymns - PDF ()
    For church musicians and home pianists. Here’s a collection of winter hymns arranged in contemporary styles for solo piano. These pieces are similar in style and difficulty to Sowash's published works with Augsburg Fortress Press.

    Download includes a studio license authorizing you to print as many copies as required for you and/or your current students’ use.



    Contents:
    1. All Beautiful the March of Days
    2. Auld Lang Syne
    3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    4. It Came Upon A Midnight
    5. Lo, How A Rose e’re Blooming
    6. Silent Night
    7. The Holly and the Ivy.
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  • Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    Brings a dark, contemporary jazz sound to this old spiritual with hints of African influences. Very showy. If you are a classical pianist who has always wanted to play jazz, this might be just the ticket.

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  • When Saints Go Marching - Downloadable PDF ()
    Downloadable PDF

    This is my third in a series of piano settings of hymns and folk songs arranged in a jazz improvisatory style. This generous collection includes guitar chord notations to facilitate ensemble performance. You might find my CD recording of these pieces will be helpful in interpretation.

    Contents:
    1. Down by the Riverside
    2. Swing Low, Michael Row
    3. When Saints Go Marching
    4. Come Ye Disconsolate
    5. Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
    6. Beach Spring
    7. He Never Said a Mumblin’ Word
    8. Jesu, Jesu
    9. America
    10. My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

    Tune Index:
    Beach Spring, Chereponi, Consolator, Down By The Riverside, Joshua Fit The Battle, National Anthem, Oh When The Saints, Resignation, Sufferer, Swing Low

    Product Details:
    Moderate to advanced solo piano
    Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Press
    Paperback 64 pages
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    $19.50
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    Beach Spring - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    Sophisticated reharmonization of this beautiful hymn set to the Beach Spring tune with Gospel tinges that are quietly uplifting.



    Duration: 3:40
    Alternate Tune Name: Wash, O God, Our Sons & Daughters; Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service


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  • Come Ye Disconsolate - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    Here's a Gospel infused, soulful version of this classic hymn as if Aretha Franklin or Ray Charles singing styles were brought into the piano keys complete with a written out "improvisation."



    Duration: 4:15
    Alternate Tune Name: Consolator


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  • Down By The Riverside - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    Very jazzy, very fast... this is a very showy arrangement of this great old tune.

    Duration: 2:54

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  • America or My Country Tis of Thee - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    Here's a contemporary take on America's second national anthem. Includes side trips away and back to the main theme. Can be played much slower than the audio sample if needed for a more contemplative sound.

    Duration: 4:21
    Alternate Tune Name: God Bless Our Native Land, National Anthem

     

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  • My Shepherd, You Supply My Need - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    Very slow and thoughtful contemporary lyrical arrangement of this classic hymn. Good for communion, special music, silent prayers or any other contemplative time in a worship service.



    Duration: 3:36
    Alternate Tune Name: Resignation
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  • Swing Low, Michael Row - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    An unusual, stride piano medley of two classic spirituals.

    Duration: 4:34

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  • They Crucified My Lord - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    Sad and somber, jazz infused arrangement of this dark spiritual. Useful for Holy Week special music. Includes a written out "improvisation." The last few minor 2nd dissonant notes are intended to suggest the misery of nails being driven into hands. Some musicians alter these to make them last harsh. Your call.

    Duration: 4:46
    Alternate Tune Name: He Never Said a Mumbalin' Word, Sufferer

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  • When Saints Go Marching - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    Here's an unusual take on this best-loved tune that mixes a funky bass line with a short bursts of fast jazz. If you are looking for challenging piano music that knocks it to the wall, you just found it. Audiences love this one.



    Duration: 4:11
    Alternate Tune Name: When Saints Go Marching

     
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  • By and By - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    A lively rendition full of unexpected twists. Great for celebratory church events or put a smile on their face recital pieces.

    Duration: 3:05
    Alternate Tune Name: We'll Understand it Better, We Are Often Tossed and Driven




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  • Doxology - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    A bright new take on this old favorite. Arranged so it can be made shorter for quick music following the offering or as an extended version for special music.
    Duration: 3:34
    Alternate Tune Name: Old Hundreth


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  • For the Beauty of the Earth - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    A light Latin feel, syncopation, and unexpected pauses bring a refreshing breath of air to this classic hymn.



    Duration: 4:42
    Alternate Tune Name: Dix

     
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  • Glory, Glory Hallelujah - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    After a George Shearing "locked hands style" introduction, this good old tune falls into a rip-snorthing boogie that audiences just eat up!



    Duration: 4:42
    Alternate Tune Name: When Saints Go Marching

     
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  • Go Down Moses - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    Here is an energetic reworking of this great American spiritual that includes options for jazz piano improvisation – - a BIG number!



    Duration: 3:57
    Alternate Tune Name: When Israel Was in Egypt's Land

     
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  • Just As I Am/Sanctus - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    An unusual solo jazz waltz with reharmonization that put a twist on these two hymns.



    Duration: 4:08
    Alternate Tune Name: Woodworth, Sanctified

     
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  • Shall We Gather By the River - Piano Solo - PDF ()
    Slowing down and reharmonization renders this corny old march into a gorgeous jazz ballad. A good fit for contemplative parts of a worship service such as communion or special music.



    Duration: 3:38
    Alternate Tune Name: Hanson Place

     
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