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Organ Music for the Season

"It's Tuesday and I still don't know what hymns we're going to sing on Sunday! I don't even have the text or sermon topic. How am I supposed to choose organ music that will integrate with the service"?"

Just then the phone rings. It's the pastor, and he's chosen his text. He's selected some hymns too, although he's still not sure which stanzas to sing.

"Oh well, at least I can choose the prelude, postlude, and offertory. I'll work on the hymns later—after he decides about the stanzas."

I go to my dresser drawers where I keep all my music and start the weekly hunt.

"Let's see, I think I have a piece based on this hymn—that might work for a prelude. But where did I put it? Oh, here's one that would be perfect, but there's no way I can get it in shape by Sunday; I'll have to work on that later and hope it fits in again sometime. "

I open another drawer, sifting through stacks of music.

"When I didn't have so much music to choose from, I just played the same pieces more often. Now that I have a dresser full, it's harder and harder to remember just what I do have. Here I go again."

After an hour of hunting, the floor is full. I'm sitting in the middle of a pile of books, trying to find just the right combination of pieces to fit perfectly into this week's service. And the bulletin information is due tomorrow.. . .

Sound familiar? If you're an organist, it probably does. Sometimes the hardest part of the organist's job is not preparing for Sunday but deciding what to prepare.

In hopes of making that task a bit easier, REFORMED WORSHIP asked Joan Ringerwole, professor of organ and church music at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, to work on a bibliography of organ music based on hymn tunes in both the forthcoming new edition of the Psalter Hymnal and in the recently released Rejoice in the Lord.

All the tune names in the Psalter Hymnal (PH) and Rejoice in the Lord (RL) will be listed in alphabetical order, followed by hymn title, composer, publisher, and a letter that will tell you whether the piece is easy, medium, or difficult (E, M, D). We worked by tune names rather than hymn titles, since different texts are sometimes sung to the same tune. In your hymnal you will find tune names both on the page with each hymn and in the tune index in the back of the book.

CRC Publications hopes to publish a complete organists' bibliography shortly after the new Psalter Hymnal is released. We wanted to give readers a glimpse of our work in its early stages— both to let you know what is coming and to solicit your reactions. We hope this resource will help organists in their task of choosing music that integrates with other parts of the service.

Abbreviations

AMSI - AMSI
AN - ARS NOVA
APH - Augsburg
Avant Pr. - Avant Press
BA - Barenreiter Verlag
Baed - Baedeker
BMP - Belwin Music Press
BRD PR -Broadman Press
Colm - Coleman
Cone - Concordia
Dt - Ditson
EB - Edition, Breitkopf & Hartel

Elkin & C. Elkin & Co.
EP - Edition, Peters
CF - C. Fischer
JF - J. Fischer
Fl - Flammer
Gal - Galaxy
Gray - H. W. Gray
Harmonia - Harmonia Uitgave
HE - Hansen, Wilhelm
Hins - Hinshaw
Hope - Hope
Mc A - Mc Afre
Nov - Novello
Ox - Oxford
Pr - Presser, Theodore & Co.
Reuter - F Reuter—New Ulm, Minn.
Sch - Schirmer
Schulth. - Schultheiss, C. L. Musikverlag
SMP - Sacred Music Press
SS - Schott & Sonne
Summy - Summy—Chicago, III.
W-S  - White-Smith







































REFORMATION
Tune Name: AURELIA
Title of collection: Parish Organist, Vol. 1
E-M-D: E
Composer: Fleischer, ed.
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: AURELIA
Title of collection: Hymn Preludes for the Lit. Yr., Op. 100, Vol. X
E-M-D: EM
Composer: Peeters
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: EIN FESTE BURG
Title of collection: 44 Chorale Zum Praambulieren
E-M-D: E
Composer: J. C. Bach
Publisher: EB

Tune Name: EIN FESTE BURG
Title of collection: Festival Preludes on Six Chorales
E-M-D: EM
Composer: Bender
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: EIN FESTE BURG
Title of collection: The Church Organist's Golden Treasury
E-M-D: M
Composer: Davison, ed.
Publisher: DT

Tune Name: EIN FESTE BURG
Title of collection: Hymn Preludes for the Autumn Festivals
E-M-D: E
Composer: Held
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: EIN FESTE BURG
Title of collection: A Mighty Fortress
E-M-D: M
Composer: Kee
Publisher: AN

Tune Name: EIN FESTE BURG
Title of collection: 80 Chorale Preludes
E-M-D: M
Composer: Keller, ed.
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: EIN FESTE BURG
Title of collection: Sing and Rejoice, Vol. 2
E-M-D: M
Composer: Krapf
Publisher: SMP

Tune Name: EIN FESTE BURG
Title of collection: Ten Chorale Improvisations, Set 8
E-M-D: M
Composer: Manz
Publisher: Cone

Tune Name: EIN FESTE BURG
Title of collection: Twenty-one Chorale Preludes
E-M-D: M
Composer: Marpurg
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: EIN FESTE BURG
Title of collection: Chorale Preludes, Vol. 1
E-M-D: M
Composer: Walcha
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: EIN FESTE BURG
Title of collection: 7 Hymn Voluntaries for the Church Organist
E-M-D: E
Composer: Young
Publisher: PR
 

Tune Name: ERHALT UNS HERR
Title of collection: Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical
E-M-D: M
Composer: Peeters
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: ERHALT UNS HERR
Title of collection: Year, Op. 100, Vol. VIII, Kleines Orgelbuch
E-M-D:M
Composer: Pepping 
Publisher: SS

Tune Name: ERHALT UNS HERR
Title of collection: Chorale Preludes, Vol. I
E-M-D:M
Composer: Walcha 
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: ERHALT UNS HERR
Title of collection: Orgelchorale
E-M-D:M
Composer: Walther 
Publisher: BA

Tune Name: TOULON
Title of collection: Chorale Improvisation on 'Old 124th'
E-M-D:E
Composer: Blackburn 
Publisher: Gal











































































































Tune Name: 
Title of collection: 30 Short Preludes on Well-known Hymns, Op. 95
E-M-D: M
Composer: Peeters
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: TOULON
Title of collection: 10 Hymn Preludes, Vol. 2
E-M-D: M
Composer: Wilian
Publisher: EP


THANKSGIVING
Tune Name: Kremser/Netherlands
Title of collection: Lutheran Organist
E-M-D: EM
Composer: Holleer, ed.
Publisher: Gray

Tune Name: Kremser/Netherlands
Title of collection: Hymn Preludes for the Autumn Festival
E-M-D: M
Composer: Held
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: Kremser/Netherlands
Title of collection: Song of Thanksgiving
E-M-D: E
Composer: Hokanson
Publisher: Summy

Tune Name: 
Title of collection: Hymns of Grateful Praise
E-M-D: E
Composer: Jordan
Publisher: Brdm P

Tune Name: Kremser/Netherlands
Title of collection: 7 Hymn Voluntaries for the Church Organist
E-M-D: E
Composer: Young
Publisher: Pr

Tune Name: NUN DANKET
Title of collection: Six Organ Preludes Now Thank We All Our God, 868
E-M-D: M
Composer: Alwes
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: NUN DANKET
Title of collection: 18 Larger Chorale Preludes
E-M-D: E
Composer: Drischner
Publisher: Schulth

Tune Name: NUN DANKET
Title of collection: Sing and Rejoice
E-M-D: M
Composer: Krapt
Publisher: SMP

Tune Name: NUN DANKET
Title of collection: Thirty Chorale Preludes, Vol. 2, Op. 69, Set 2 & 8
E-M-D: EM
Composer: Manz
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: NUN DANKET
Title of collection: Chorale Preludes, Vol. 11, Op. 69
E-M-D: M
Composer: Peeters
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: NUN DANKET
Title of collection: Prelude on "Now Thank We
E-M-D: E
Composer: Whitney
Publisher: GSTC
 
Tune Name: ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR
Title of collection: Voluntaries on the Hymn of the Week, Part 1
E-M-D: EM
Composer: Barlow
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR
Title of collection: Parish Organist, Vol. 3
E-M-D:E
Composer: Fleischer, ed. 
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR
Title of collection: 12 Hymn Tune Preludes, Set 2
E-M-D:EM
Composer: Groves 
Publisher: Elkin & C

Tune Name: ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR
Title of collection: 30 Short Preludes on Well-known Hymns, Op 95
E-M-D:M
Composer: Peeters 
Publisher: EP

Tune Name:  WIR PFLUEGEN
Title of collection: Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical Year, Op. 100, Vol. 22
E-M-D: EM
Composer: Peeters
Publisher: EP

ADVENT
Tune Name: DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Title of collection: AGO Prelude Book, 1962
E-M-D: M
Composer: Barners
Publisher: Avant Pr

Tune Name: DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Title of collection: Six Carol Settings
E-M-D: E
Composer: Held
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Title of collection: Of the Father's Love
E-M-D: E
Composer: Johnson
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Title of collection: Three Plainsong Settings
E-M-D: M
Composer: Kloppers
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Title of collection: Hymn Preludes for Lit Yr., Op. 100, Vol. I
E-M-D: E
Composer: Peeters
Publisher: EO

Tune Name: DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Title of collection: Hymns for the Church Year
E-M-D: M
Composer: Petrich
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Title of collection: Eleven Pieces for the Church Organist
E-M-D: E
Composer: Purvis
Publisher: MCA

Tune Name: DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Title of collection: Preludes on Ten Hymntunes
E-M-D: E
Composer: Schack
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: NUN KOMM 
Title of collection: Orgelbiichlein
E-M-D: M
Composer: Bach
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: NUN KOMM
Title of collection: Old Masters of the Organ
E-M-D: M
Composer: Bruhns
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: NUN KOMM
Title of collection: Complete Works, Vol. 4
E-M-D: E
Composer: Buxtehude
Publisher: HE

Tune Name: NUN KOMM
Title of collection: Harmonische Seelenlust
E-M-D: M
Composer: Kauffmann
Publisher: BA

Tune Name: NUN KOMM
Title of collection: Saviour of the Nations,
E-M-D: M
Composer: Krapf
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: NUN KOMM
Title of collection: Come Ten Chorale Improvisations, Vols. 1 & 3
E-M-D:M
Composer: Manz
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: NUN KOMM
Title of collection: Selected Organ Works, Vol. 2
E-M-D:E
Composer: Pachelbel
Publisher: BA( = Ka-Imus)

Tune Name: NUN KOMM
Title of collection: Chorale Preludes, Vol. 2
E-M-D:E
Composer: Rinck 
Publisher: Baedeker













































































































































































































Tune Name:  NUN KOMM
Title of collection: Twelve Chorales
E-M-D: E
Composer: Rogg
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: NUN KOMM
Title of collection: Seasonal Chorale Preludes (Bk. I)
E-M-D: E
Composer: Trevor, ed.
Publisher: Oxf


Tune Name: NUN KOMM
Title of collection: Chorale Preludes, Vol. I 
E-M-D: E
Composer: Walcha
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: PICARDY
Title of collection: Organ Music for the Communion Service
E-M-D: E
Composer: Bunjes, ed.
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: PICARDY
Title of collection: Communion Reflections
E-M-D: E
Composer: Cassler
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: PICARDY
Title of collection: Hymntune Preludes, Vol. 4
E-M-D: E
Composer: Cassler
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: PICARDY
Title of collection: Twenty-four Interludes Based on Communion Hymn Tunes
E-M-D: E
Composer: Coleman
Publisher: Oxf

Tune Name: PICARDY
Title of collection: Hymn Preludes for Holy Communion, Vol I
E-M-D: E
Composer: Hillert
Publisher: Cont

Tune Name: PICARDY
Title of collection: Deck Thyself, My Soul
E-M-D: E
Composer: Johnson
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: PICARDY 
Title of collection: 10 Chorale Improvisations, Set 5 
E-M-D: E
Composer: Manz
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: PICARDY
Title of collection: Hymn Tune Sketches
E-M-D: M
Composer: Nelson
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: PICARDY
Title of collection: Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical Year, Op. 100, Vol. 9
E-M-D: M
Composer: Peeters
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: PICARDY
Title of collection: Eight Meditations on Communion Hymns
E-M-D: E
Composer: Stearns
Publisher: FL
 

Tune Name: PICARDY
Title of collection: Festal Voluntaries, 4 Miniatures, #1
E-M-D: M
Composer: Thiman
Publisher: Sch

Tune Name:PICARDY
Title of collection: 11  Organ Pieces for Church
E-M-D:E
Composer: Young
Publisher: F1

Tune Name: STUTTGART
Title of collection: The Parish Organist, Vol. 12
E-M-D:E
Composer: Fleischer, ed.
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: STUTTGART
Title of collection: Sing and Rejoice, Vol. III
E-M-D:E
Composer: Krapf 
Publisher: SMP






































































































Tune Name:  STUTTGART
Title of collection: 20 Hymn Tune Preludes—Set 2
E-M-D: E
Composer: Lang
Publisher: Ox

Tune Name: STUTTGART
Title of collection: Festal Voluntaries (Christmas and Epiphany)
E-M-D:M
Composer: Peeters
Publisher: Nov


Tune Name: STUTTGART
Title of collection: Eight Meditations on Advent & Christmas hymns 
E-M-D: E
Composer: Stearns
Publisher: Ox

Tune Name: STUTTGART
Title of collection: The Progressive Organist, Bk. 3
E-M-D: M
Composer: Trevor, ed.
Publisher: Elkin

Tune Name: VENI EMMANUEL
Title of collection: The Parish Organist, Vol. 12
E-M-D: E
Composer: Fleischer, ed.
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: VENI EMMANUEL 
Title of collection: The Parish Organist, Vol. 5
E-M-D: E
Composer: Fleischer, ed.
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: VENI EMMANUEL
Title of collection: A Nativity Suite
E-M-D: E
Composer: Held
Publisher: Conc


Tune Name: VENI EMMANUEL 
Title of collection: Three Plainsong Settings
E-M-D: M
Composer: Kloppers
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: VENI EMMANUEL 
Title of collection: Sing and Rejoice, Vol. I
E-M-D: E
Composer: Krapf 
Publisher: SMP

Tune Name: VENI EMMANUEL  
Title of collection: 10 Chorale Improvisations, Set 4 
E-M-D: 
Composer: Manz
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: WINCHESTER NEW
Title of collection: Voluntaries on the Hymn of the Week, Part 2
E-M-D: M
Composer: Barlow
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: WINCHESTER NEW
Title of collection: Orgelkoraler, Vol. I
E-M-D: M
Composer: Hovland 
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: WINCHESTER NEW
Title of collection: 20 Hymn-Tune Preludes, Set 2
E-M-D: E
Composer: Lang
Publisher: Ox
 
Tune Name: WINCHESTER NEW
Title of collection: Organ Music for the Service
E-M-D: M
Composer: Mead
Publisher: Fl

Tune Name:WINCHESTER NEW
Title of collection: 11  30 Short Preludes on Well known Hymns, Op. 95
E-M-D:E
Composer: Peeters
Publisher: EP

CHRISTMAS
Tune Name: ADESTE FIDELES
Title of collection: Variations on 'Adeste Fideles'
E-M-D:D
Composer: Dupre
Publisher: Gray

Tune Name: ADESTE FIDELES
Title of collection: The Parish Organist, Vol. I
E-M-D:E
Composer: Fleischer, ed. 
Publisher: Cone








































































































Tune Name:  ADESTE FIDELES
Title of collection:Sing & Rejoice, Vol. I
E-M-D: M
Composer: Krapf
Publisher: Ox

Tune Name: ADESTE FIDELES
Title of collection: Variations to 'Adeste Fideles'
E-M-D:E
Composer: Taylor
Publisher: Hins


Tune Name: ADESTE FIDELES
Title of collection: Five Chora! Paraphrases, Set 1 
E-M-D: E
Composer: Whitford
Publisher: Gray

Tune Name: ANTIOCH
Title of collection: Three Fantasies on Advent-Christmas Hymns
E-M-D: E
Composer: Diemer
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: ANTIOCH
Title of collection: The Parish Organist, Vol. I  
E-M-D: E
Composer: Fleischer, ed.
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: ANTIOCH
Title of collection: A Nativity Suite
E-M-D: E
Composer:Held
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: ANTIOCH
Title of collection: Hymns for Organ
E-M-D: M
Composer: Hustad
Publisher: Hope


Tune Name: ANTIOCH 
Title of collection: 10 Christmas Organ Voluntaries on Familiar Carols
E-M-D: E
Composer: Young
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: REGENT SQUARE 
Title of collection: The Parish Organist, Vol. 3
E-M-D: E
Composer: Fleischer, ed.
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name: REGENT SQUARE  
Title of collection: 20 Hymn Tune Preludes, Set 1 
E-M-D:  E
Composer: Lang 
Publisher: Ox

Tune Name: REGENT SQUARE
Title of collection: 30 Short Preludes on Well-known Hymns, Op. 95
E-M-D: M 
Composer: Peeters
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: STILLE NACHT
Title of collection: Chorale Prelude on 'Silent
E-M-D: M
Composer: Barber 
Publisher: Sch

Tune Name: STILLE NACHT
Title of collection: Night,' Op. 37 A Nativity Suite
E-M-D: E
Composer: Held
Publisher: Conc
 
Tune Name: STILLE NACHT
Title of collection: Eight Meditations on Advent & Christmas Hymns
E-M-D: E
Composer: Stearns
Publisher: Ox

Tune Name:STILLE NACHT
Title of collection: Noel Preludes
E-M-D:E
Composer: Young
Publisher: F1

Tune Name: YORKSHIRE
Title of collection: Hymn Preludes for Liturgical Year, Op. 100, Vol. 1
E-M-D:EM
Composer: Peeters
Publisher: EP

Tune Name: VOM HIMMEL HOCH
Title of collection: OiTgelbuchlein
E-M-D:M
Composer: Bach 
Publisher: Conc





































































































Tune Name:  VOM HIMMEL HOCH
Title of collection:Soemtliche Werke II
E-M-D: M
Composer: Boehmn
Publisher: EB

Tune Name: VOM HIMMEL HOCH
Title of collection: A Christmas Trilogy
E-M-D:M
Composer: Haan
Publisher: Hins

Tune Name: VOM HIMMEL HOCH
Title of collection: 80 Chorale Preludes 
E-M-D: E
Composer: Keller, ed.
Publisher: Gray

Tune Name: VOM HIMMEL HOCH
Title of collection: chorale Partita on 'Vom Himmel hoch'
E-M-D: MD
Composer: Manz
Publisher:Conc

Tune Name: VOM HIMMEL HOCH
Title of collection:  21 Chorale Preludes   
E-M-D: ME
Composer: Marpurg
Publisher: Conc

Tune Name:  VOM HIMMEL HOCH
Title of collection: Preludes on 3 Hymn Tunes
E-M-D: E
ComposerNear 
Publisher: APH

Tune Name: VOM HIMMEL HOCH
Title of collection: Organ Works, Vol. 2
E-M-D: ME
Composer: Pachelbel
Publisher:Kalmus

Tune Name: VOM HIMMEL HOCH 
Title of collection: Ten Chorale Preludes, Op. 70
E-M-D: M
Composer: Peeters
Publisher: EP