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Here’s a new piano arrangement of How Great Thou Art.
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I’m really excited to introduce this piano collection of piano duets: Repeat the Sounding Joy.
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These are great ways to get lots of piano arrangements, and save some money in the process. Click one of the pictures above to learn more.
Here is the newest collection in the African American Spirituals series. The titles included are: Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley * Little David, Play On Your Harp * Lord, I Want to Be a Christian (with I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me) * Ride On, King Jesus * They Crucified My Lord (He Never Said A Mumbalin’ Word) * Wayfaring Stranger * Were You There * When the Saints Go Marching In
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Here’s a new piano arrangement of Higher Ground. Enjoy the corresponding video:
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From time to time I discover videos on YouTube of my arrangements. I really enjoy listening to them. I’ve been very impressed with this particular YouTube user who is making some great music.
Here’s a video of the free piano hymn arrangement, For the Beauty of the Earth:
Here’s a new piano collection of African American Spirituals. It’s the first of probably four or five such collections.
As I was researching the project, I found that there were nearly 50 African American spirituals that I was familiar with. I was amazed at how much material there is! So I’m excited about future projects!
Here’s the newest solo piano video: More Love to Thee.
If the video above doesn’t display, then copy this address into your browser address bar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBGdDsQ52rg
Find the sheet music here.
Here is a new video of one of my new arrangements, It Is Well with My Soul.
Copy this link into your web browser’s address bar if you don’t see the video above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df9DZaZ_BpI
I’ve been very busy here lately, and I’m excited to share with you some new and exciting things. In addition to the new YouTube videos I’ve been producing lately, I’m pleased to tell you about my new piano club.
For $25 a year, this premium piano club will deliver brand new piano arrangements to your email inbox each month!
Here’s what you get with your membership:
- Monthly piano arrangement
- Accompanying audio file of the complete arrangement
- A note from James about the arrangement
- An automatic 10% discount on all future purchases
Click here (or on the picture above) to learn more and sign up.
Here is a new video of the gospel song, Oh, How I Love Jesus:
Copy this link into your browser’s address bar if you don’t see the video above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1QQQV3ce_g
Over time I will be introducing new videos that contain demos of my new piano arrangements. Below is my first video, an arrangement of “I Am His, and He Is Mine.”
If it doesn’t show up, copy this link into your browser’s address bar: https://youtu.be/dulDrNyOTKY
If you’d like to purchase the sheet music for this song, visit this link.
Here’s a brand new piano collection: Loved With Everlasting Love. It includes 10 arrangements of well-known and beloved Christian hymns.
Theses songs primarily fit in the intermediate level, with a few being late-intermediate, and probably just one that I would categorize as early-advance.
In the few days that this has been released, I have already received so many positive comments from people who have picked it up and are enjoying playing the arrangements. I gotta tell ya, that’s what keeps me going: your kind and positive responses. Church pianists are among some of the kindest people out there!
Something new with this collection that I will be gradually rolling out: YouTube videos of these piano arrangements. I hear from people all over who want to hear demos of the songs. So, my goal is to provide demos for each of the songs. This will provide prospective purchasers a chance to preview the sound of the sheet music, and it will give you a chance to listen to some (I hope!) great piano music in your spare time, if you are ever inclined to do so.
I’m very excited to announce the release of my newest Easter music endeavor: Risen, 12 Easter piano arrangements.
What makes this collection different than last year’s Easter piano collection? The primary difference is the difficulty level. The Easter Collection is Late Intermediate/Early Advanced. This collection is set completely at an Intermediate Level, which will be helpful for many. Some of the songs are duplicates, but arranged in an easier style.
Advanced pianists probably won’t find anything here (unless you’re looking for arranging ideas). Intermediate pianists and students will definitely enjoy this collection. Some might find these arrangements perfect for those circumstances when you might have little time to prepare, but you want some (hopefully) great sounding music. (It was hard writing that sentence without coming off arrogant. I hope you understand what I mean.) Teachers may find these arrangements to be great supplemental material for their studios.
For awhile now, we have offered various bundles as an opportunity for musicians to purchase sacred sheet music at a discounted rate. Well I’m pleased to announce that we have updated the “Complete Collections Bundle.” You’re going to like the changes! Read more…
Introducing my newest self-published Christmas piano arrangement book, Sacred Christmas, Vol. 2.
I’m really thrilled with how this project turned out. As the sequel to my first self-published Christmas collection (Sacred Christmas, Vol. 1), this collection really finishes out the Christmas repertoire with ten selections that are perfect for your holiday services.
Enjoy learning each of these late-intermediate to early-advanced pieces:
- Away in a Manger
- God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
- Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
- It Came upon the Midnight Clear
- Joy to the World
- O Come, All Ye Faithful
- O Holy Night
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
- Once in Royal David’s City
It’s been sort of quiet around here. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy, however. Besides my family responsibilities (you do know my wife and I have four children age nine and under!), and my full time job (music minister at the church), I’ve been keeping the side projects rolling. I can’t divulge all the details, but I can give you a glimpse of what’s coming up… Read more…
Offering a wider variety of instrumental music is my most recent attempt to broaden the offerings of koertsmusic.com. I think you’ll be pleased with this new imprint:
Here’s the concept: have instrumental solo music that is tailored for specific instruments. Basically, I write an arrangement for a solo instrument with piano accompaniment, and then I go back and customize the arrangement for each instrument in these three instrument sections: strings, woodwinds, and brass.
So you will have the same arrangement be available for violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trumpet and trombone. Learn more about this imprint here.
We’ll be adding new titles in the coming months, so be sure to check back.
Two new large piano collection bundles are available at the Koerts Music store:
The Sacred Collections Bundle
This bundle includes six piano collections: The Hymns Project (Books 1 & 2), Rock of Ages, Blessed Assurance, Joyful Adoration, and Be Still. In all, you get 61 complete piano arrangements, ranging in difficulty from early intermediate to early advanced.
If you purchased each individual collection, you would spend $90. At $75, you save over 15% with this bundle.
Important note: All music included in this bundle is served as digital downloads (PDF).
The Complete Collections Bundle
This bundle includes nine sacred piano collections, the Complete Wedding Collection, and two bundles (patriotic and communion) with multiple arrangements. In all, you get 126 piano arrangements at various difficulty levels.
If you purchased each individual item in this bundle, you would spend nearly $200. At $160, you save nearly 20% on most sheet music offered at the Koerts Music sheet music store!
Important note: All music included in this bundle is served as digital downloads (PDF).
Inspired by a music conference I recently attended (in which several people asked about piano ensemble music), this new piano arrangement is for four pianists (8 hands) at two pianos. You can preview many of the pages here.
Interested in recording this? Leave a comment below with a link to your YouTube video! Let us hear how it sounds.
For a limited time (offer ends August 1st), you can get a free sacred piano collection when you purchase two collections. Simply choose three sacred piano collections and put them in your cart. The discount will be applied automatically (no discount code is needed). Applies to digital downloads only; bundles do not apply.
For a complete listing of sacred piano books, go here: http://eepurl.com/btGUVj
Visit the store today to enjoy your savings!
Here’s a mostly simple arrangement of the favorite gospel song, Trust and Obey. You know when I think of this song, I think of its simplicity. As Christians, we need to simply trust and obey God. However, it’s not always as easy as it sounds. That’s why we need the reminder.
I hope you enjoy this song. It won’t take long to learn it, and I hope it will be a blessing to your worship service.
As many of you know, at the end of last month I released the digital version of my new album (as well as the digital sheet music), “The Hymns Project,” and then I promptly went “off the grid.” Except for the website support (which I handle all of), and a few Facebook interactions, I laid low. The primary reason was because our family took a vacation for the first two weeks in June, and upon returning, I mainly spent the rest of June focusing on my church ministry responsibilities.
“The Hymns Project” has been well-received
Overall, I’ve been very happy with how The Hymns Project has been received. Of course, the sheet music side of things has been great. I feel these arrangements are some of my finest, and I’m happy that I’m getting a lot of positive feedback. Read more…