Piano Praise - Volume 1
Piano Praise provides a full suite of products in this first volume, designed to cover any requirements you may have when singing or playing hymns (57 hymns included). The full suite includes:
- CD Set - two discs containing piano accompaniment for all 57 hymns (also available as an MP3 Download)
- DVD Set - three discs containing piano accompaniment for all 57 hymns, plus lyrics on-screen, overlaid on stunning Australian scenery. Contains a variety of formats, including widescreen 16:9, standard 4:3, MP4 video files (with audio) and PowerPoint files (without audio). See more detail below.
- Music Books - high quality wire-bound music books containing the sheet music for all 57 hymns. Timing and chord arrangement matches the audio on the CDs and DVDs. Available in C, Bb, Eb and F transpositions (see more detail below).
- Words-only Book - a low-cost A5 booklet containing just the lyrics for all 57 hymns. Bulk discounts available.
All source music and lyrics used are in the public domain, while the recordings and sheet music arrangements are under copyright by Piano Praise. All recordings, video and PowerPoint files on the CD Set and DVD Set may be freely used in worship services, and for home & small group use.
Which parts of the suite do I need? How do I use them?
Piano Praise can be used in many ways. For example:
- Church or small group - if there are times when your church or small group has nobody available to play piano or organ, then you can use the DVD Set. Simply place the appropriate disc into your DVD player or TV, or use the disc contents in your computer to play via your projector and sound system. Or if you do not have a TV or projector available, you could use the CD Set to provide the piano accompaniment, and the Words-only Book to provide the lyrics. If you have other musicians available (e.g. violin, guitar, clarinet etc) they can play along to the accompaniment by using the appropriate Music Book for their instrument.
- Church with band / orchestra / ensemble - if your church has many musicians available, including a pianist or organist, and you want all music to be played live, then you can use the Music Books to provide the sheet music for all 57 hymns, transposed into the correct key for each instrument. To provide the lyrics for the congregation, you can use the PowerPoint files available in the DVD Set, or use the Words-only Book (bulk discounts available). If some of your musicians want to practice the hymns at home, they can purchase the CD Set so that they can play along to the recordings.
- Singing Groups - your choral or other singing group may like to use the recordings on the CD Set as backing tracks when singing. Use this together with the Music Book for "C" instruments, written in SATB style.
- Learning to play an instument, or learning to sing - you can use the CD Set and Music Books when learning to play an instrument, or learning to sing. Play or sing along with the recordings, using the sheet music in the Music Book.
- Singing in the car! - use the CD Set and sing along with it while travelling in your car, or just enjoy some easy-listening music. Passengers in the car may like to use the Words-only Book as well, when singing along with the CD.
1. CD Set
The CD set contains recordings of the piano accompaniment for all 57 hymns in Volume 1, spead over two discs. See the listing below for details. (The numbers in brackets from song 30 onwards show the track number on Disc 2.)
Also available as an MP3 Download.
2. DVD Set
This set contains three DVDs. Each disc has the same content, but in a different format:
Disc 1: PAL DVD Video - Widescreen (16:9)
Disc 2: PAL DVD Video - Standard (4:3)
Disc 3: Data DVD - MP4 Video files and MS PowerPoint files (16:9 and 4:3 files included for each)
PAL 16:9 is ideal for TV viewing. PAL 4:3 is usually best for projection from a DVD player, while MP4 and PowerPoint files are best for projection from an attached computer.
The content on each disc includes two versions of each song:
- one with picture background and a single line of lyrics at the bottom, and
- the other with plain green background with multiple lines of lyrics.
NOTE: If all you need to do is create your own PowerPoint files containing the lyrics, please consider using SlideGen.
NOTE: The files provided on Disc 3 are only to be used by the current owner/holder of the physical DVD disc from which these files were obtained. You may copy these files to your computer for convenience, but they must only be used while you retain physical possession of the DVD disc. Please support the producer and publisher of this album by not sharing or giving these files to anyone else. In particular, please do not publish any of these files online, or share them via email or social media. Instead, please refer people to this website so that they can obtain their own copy.
3. Music Books
The Music Books are designed as companions to the CD and DVD sets. They are written to match the timing, tempo and chords used in the recordings. They are available in the following formats:
- For piano, guitar, and other "C" instruments - uses treble and bass clefs, with guitar chords. The fingering diagrams for difficult guitar chords are noted at the end of each song, with a full guitar chord listing at the back of the book. The music is written in traditional SATB hymn style.
- For "Bb" instruments (e.g. clarinet) - uses two treble clefs, and is transposed up a major second to suit Bb transposing instruments.
- For "F" instruments (e.g. horn) - uses two treble clefs, and is transposed up a perfect fifth to suit F transposing instruments.
- For "Eb" instruments (e.g. saxophone) - uses two treble clefs, and is transposed up a major sixth to suit Eb transposing instruments.
The sheet music for each song is also available for individual purchase as a downloadable PDF. All digital sheet music is licensed per person, and this person's name appears on the bottom of the sheet music. Please purchase a licensed copy for each person.
4. Words-only Book
The Words-only Book contains the lyrics for all 57 hymns, in a small easy to use A5-size 28-page booklet. Bulk discounts are available if you are purchasing 10 or more copies. The lyrics are also freely available for viewing on this page.
List of Songs
|Song No.||Title of Tune||Title of Lyrics||Composer||Key||Verse|
|1||Ville du Havre||It Is Well With My Soul||Philip P. Bliss, 1876||C||3||2:58||Hymnary.org||16:9 Pic||MP3|
|2||Nicaea||Holy, Holy, Holy||John Bacchus Dykes, 1861||Db & D||4||2:51||Hymnary.org|
|3||Marion||Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!||Arthur Henry Messiter, 1883||F||5||2:12||Hymnary.org||16:9 Plain||MP3|
|4||Hymn to Joy||Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee||Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824||G||3||2:06||Hymnary.org|
|5||El Kader||My Maker and My King||Anonymous||C||4||1:58||Hymnary.org||4:3 Pic||MP3|
|6||Lyons||O Worship the King||Joseph Martin Kraus||G||4||2:00||Hymnary.org|
|7||Irish||O Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord||Anonymous, Irish folk song, 1749||Eb||5||2:03||Hymnary.org|
|8||Anniversary Song||Wake the Song||William F. Sherwin||F||3||2:47||Hymnary.org||4:3 Plain||MP3|
|9||Llanfair||Praise the Lord, His Glories Show||Robert Williams, 1817||F||3||2:02||Hymnary.org|
|10||Moody||Marvelous Grace||Daniel B. Towner, 1910||G||3||2:32||Hymnary.org|
|11||An die Freude||Praise the Lord! You Heavens Adore Him||Anonymous, 1799||F||3||1:52||Hymnary.org|
|12||Varina||I Sing the Mighty Power of God||Christian H. Rinck, arr. by George F. Root||C||3||1:45||Hymnary.org|
|13||Southampton||O Worship the Lord||Edwin Barnes, 1886||C||4||2:02||Hymnary.org|
|14||Lobe den Herren||Praise to the Lord||Anonymous, 1665||F||3||2:08||Hymnary.org|
|15||Creation||The Spacious Firmament||Francis Joseph Haydn, 1797||G||3||2:49||Hymnary.org|
|16||-||The Lord in Zion Reigneth||Hart Pease Danks||D||3||2:12||Hymnary.org|
|17||Lauda Anima||Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven||John Goss, 1869||D||4||2:39||Hymnary.org||16:9 Pic||MP3|
|18||Grosser Gott||Holy God, We Praise Your Name||Anonymous, Vienna, c. 1774||F||3||1:56||Hymnary.org|
|19||Liebster Jesu||Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word||Johann Rudolf Ahle, 1664||G||3||1:54||Hymnary.org|
|20||Laudate Dominum||O Praise Ye the Lord||Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1894||Bb||4||2:06||Hymnary.org||16:9 Plain||MP3|
|21||Flemming||Praise Ye the Father||Friedrich Ferdinand Flemming, 1811||Ab||3||2:01||Hymnary.org|
|22||Beloved||O Thou in Whose Presence||Freeman Lewis, 1813||C||4||2:09||Hymnary.org|
|23||Madrid||Come, Christians, Join to Sing||Anonymous, Spanish melody||A||3||2:08||Hymnary.org|
|24||Duke Street||Before Jehovah's Awful Throne||John Warrington Hatton, 1793||D||4||2:26||Hymnary.org|
|25||St Denio||Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise||Anonymous, Welsh melody, c. 1839||G||4||2:04||Hymnary.org|
|26||Park Street||Lord of All Being, Throned Afar||Frederick M. A. Venua, 1810||F||5||2:50||Hymnary.org||4:3 Pic||MP3|
|27||Leoni||The God of Abraham Praise||Meyer Lyon, 1770||E minor||3||1:58||Hymnary.org|
|28||Russian Hymn||God the Omnipotent||Aleksei Federovich L'vov, 1833||D||4||2:30||Hymnary.org|
|29||Old Hundredth||All People That on Earth Do Dwell||Louis Bourgeois, 1551||G||4||2:08||Hymnary.org||4:3 Plain||MP3|
|30 (1)||Melita||Eternal Father, Strong to Save||John Bacchus Dykes, 1861||C||4||2:36||Hymnary.org||16:9 Pic||MP3|
|31 (2)||Ar Hyd y Nos||God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven||Anonymous, Welsh melody, c. 1784||G||4||2:33||Hymnary.org||16:9 Plain||MP3|
|32 (3)||Mear||Lord, in the Morning||Aaron Williams||F||4||1:36||Hymnary.org|
|33 (4)||Kremser||We Gather Together||Netherlands melody 1626, arr. by Eduard Kremser 1877||C||3||1:49||Hymnary.org|
|34 (5)||Wunderbarer König||God Himself Is Present||Joachim Neander, 1680||G||3||2:43||Hymnary.org|
|35 (6)||German Folk Tune||Can You Count the Stars?||Anonymous, German melody||Eb||3||1:49||Hymnary.org|
|36 (7)||Tallis' Canon||All Praise to Thee||Thomas Tallis, c. 1561||G||4||1:43||Hymnary.org|
|37 (8)||McKee||How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place||Anonymous, arr. by Harry T. Burleigh, 1939||Bb||5||1:54||Hymnary.org||4:3 Pic||MP3|
|38 (9)||Chautauqua||Day Is Dying in the West||William F. Sherwin, 1877||G||4||3:17||Hymnary.org|
|39 (10)||-||God Will Take Care of You||W. Stillman Martin, 1905||Bb||4||2:48||Hymnary.org|
|40 (11)||St Clement||The Day Thou Gavest||Clement C. Scholefield, 1874||G||4||2:03||Hymnary.org|
|41 (12)||Hermas||On Our Way Rejoicing||Frances R. Havergal, 1871||G||2||1:47||Hymnary.org|
|42 (13)||Old 124th||God of the Prophets||Louis Bourgeois, 1551, Genevan Psalter||F||4||2:57||Hymnary.org|
|43 (14)||Terra Beata||This Is My Father's World||Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915, third verse arr. by David Petrie, 2017||D||3||2:07||Hymnary.org||4:3 Plain||MP3|
|44 (15)||Wye Valley||Like a River Glorious||James Mountain, 1876||F||3||2:54||Hymnary.org|
|45 (16)||Finland||Sing Praise to God||Anonymous, Finnish melody||C||3||2:28||Hymnary.org|
|46 (17)||Wellesley||There's a Wideness||Lizzie Shove Tourjée Estabrook, 1877||Bb||4||1:37||Hymnary.org|
|47 (18)||St Margaret||O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go||Albert L. Peace, 1884||G||4||2:10||Hymnary.org||16:9 Pic||MP3|
|48 (19)||St Anne||O God, Our Help||William Croft, 1708||C||5||2:03||Hymnary.org|
|49 (20)||Tryggare kan ingen vara||Prince of Peace, Control My Will||Anonymous, Swedish folk melody||D||5||1:44||Hymnary.org|
|50 (21)||Merrial||Now the Day Is Over||Joseph Barnby, 1868||A||3||1:17||Hymnary.org|
|51 (22)||Sicilian Mariners||Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing||Anonymous, Sicilian melody, first pub. 1792||Db||2||1:21||Hymnary.org||16:9 Plain||MP3|
|52 (23)||Seymour||Softly Now the Light of Day||Carl Maria von Weber, 1826||Eb||3||1:31||Hymnary.org|
|53 (24)||-||God Be With You||William G. Tomer, 1880||Bb||4||3:12||Hymnary.org||4:3 Pic||MP3|
|54 (25)||Ruth||God's Free Mercy Streameth||Samuel Smith, 1865||Db||4||2:41||Hymnary.org|
|55 (26)||Ombersley||O Love of God, How Strong and True!||William Henry Gladstone, 1872||C||5||2:51||Hymnary.org|
|56 (27)||Evening Prayer||Savior, Breathe an Evening Blessing||George C. Stebbins, 1878||Ab||4||2:06||Hymnary.org|
|57 (28)||Eventide||Abide With Me||William Henry Monk, 1861||Eb||4||2:56||Hymnary.org||4:3 Plain||MP3|
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