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If you purchased music from the Koerts Music store in the last year or so, chances are very strong that you may have had an issue actually receiving your downloaded links. For those who have registered their email with the site, this wasn’t an issue, as they were able to access all former purchases from their account page. But for others, this often led to a long waiting period, in which nothing was delivered. Inevitably, I would receive a message from the buyer, and would have to manually send them the links to their download(s).
The processes of sending the links to those who didn’t automatically receive them was time consuming, and it was becoming an increasingly regular problem. I hated to have to apologize so frequently that my system was not acting the way it was supposed to act.
What led to this problem? I’m not even sure I understand. Basically, there were certain email domains (for example: @aol.com or @yahoo.com) that would reject any emails sent from my system. It was fairly random, but there were a few email domains that gave frequent problems.
What was the solution? A more reliable email delivery system. It was a project beyond the scope of my understanding. Some of you may be surprised to know that there is no team behind Koerts Music website. I’m it. I have no employees, and I certainly don’t have a web development team – though I would love one! Fortunately, I do have a friend who knows a lot about the websites, and he has helped me much over the years. Through his expertise, we were able to get the email delivery problem solved.
I’d like to be able to say that the problem has been 100% solved, but the percentage is more like 99%. Occasionally, we still have a random customer who does not receive their download links. If this happens to you, contact us right away, and I will personally make sure you receive your music as quickly as possible.
Introducing a new piano collection: Blessed Assurance
Blessed Assurance is really an example of “you talked, and we listened.” Through email, Facebook, and website contacts, I’ve received several requests for intermediate level (or easy) piano arrangements that also sound interesting. So I took the challenge and arranged this collection.
Many of these songs include two or three stanzas, and are set at an early intermediate to intermediate level. This collection contains 15 well-known and favorite gospel songs and hymns. Each song is 3+ pages long.
Blessed Assurance is equally suited for the early intermediate student who would like to begin playing hymn arrangements, and also for the advanced pianist who enjoys arrangements that involve very little prep time. My goal was to keep these at an easy level, while still maintaining creative freshness and interest throughout.
Get your PDF today!
Be Still – 10 Songs of Comfort and Encouragement
The first in a new line of “digital download” sheet music, I’m thrilled to offer this new collection of late-intermediate piano solos. Primarily written in a reflective manner, these selections are designed to encourage you and be an encouragement to your audience.
Titles include: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God * Be Still, My Soul * Be Thou My Vision * Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy * He Hideth My Soul * I Am Thine, O Lord * Like a River Glorious * Master, the Tempest Is Raging * My Faith Has Found a Resting Place * Pass Me Not
Visit the new store to find more sheet music.
Here is a free arrangement of Crown Him with Many Crowns:
Why the new piano arrangement so soon? After receiving a slow and steady increase in Facebook page “likes,” I noticed that we were nearing 900 “likes.” I posted that when we got up to 900, I’d post another free arrangement. Within a few hours we had over 900. Thanks, Facebook friends!
Here is an intermediate arrangement of “I Need The Every Hour.” Click on the button, and you will receive your free arrangement.
Enjoy, and let me know what you think, or how you were able to use it, in the comments below. Thanks!
Enjoy this rhythmic and energetic piano arrangement of the gospel song, When We All Get to Heaven.
This is an early advanced arrangement that will inspire hope for each believer as they reflect on the joy and reality of their future home in heaven.
Digital audio sample: [audio:http://koertsmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wwagth02.mp3|titles=wwagth02]
This free Christmas arrangement of Joy to the World starts out with a quiet portion of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.
Enjoy, and by all means, let me know how it goes!
Here’s a new arrangement of I Surrender All for piano solo or violin duet with piano accompaniment. Recently commissioned for an upcoming recording, I wanted to keep in mind that not all church pianists would have two violinists “at their disposal,” so I decided to arrange this song to stand alone, if need be, as a piano arrangement. I’m thrilled with how it turned out.
As always, feel free to download and use this in your church or school. Leave a comment and let me know how it went!
At the time of this writing, it’s been a little over a year since the release of my piano and orchestra CD, Wondrous Love. I could never adequately describe to you what a joy it was to be given the unique privilege to work with such talented musicians in the production of this project. It just seems like yesterday that we were in the studio recording with the orchestra, then laying down the piano tracks, and then proceeding with the mixing process that followed.
I’m grateful for the positive “buzz” this project has created too. It seems a lot of people have been looking for something different and fresh, and by all accounts, that’s what Wondrous Love is.
Here are a few updates regarding this project:
- You can still purchase Wondrous Love from this site, as well as from other retailers. We still have plenty in stock, so place your order today!
- We have special wholesale pricing for bookstores and retailers. Please contact me about more information.
- You can download digital copies of the CD for $9.99 at Bandcamp (where you can also get a free track) and SacredAudio.
- Many people have asked if and when the sheet music from this project will be available. I can partially let the cat out of the bag, but not completely. The manuscripts have been picked up by a major publisher, and are scheduled to be released sometime this year. However, I don’t want to give you too many details until I have signed a contract, which I anticipate will happen any day now.
- A couple of people have asked about the orchestrations. These are available for purchase; please contact me if you’re interested.
Thanks for your support and continued interest in my ministry. May Christ be glorified through our music!
Enjoy this new hymn arrangement of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. This is a delicate arrangement, with gentle syncopations throughout. Strive for a consistent rhythmic pulse, but allow for slight rhythmic freedom at the end of phrases. Let me know what you think.
What other songs would you like to see arranged?
Here’s the second installment of my free Christian piano arrangements. This arrangement is more simple than “Praise to the Lord,” and is also shorter.
If you have an opportunity to use this arrangement in worship or for any other purpose, please leave a comment below and let me know about it. Thanks!
I’m excited to introduce a new feature to the Koerts Music website: free Christian piano arrangements. Here you’ll find seasonal and general arrangements of some of your favorite hymns. I’m often asked to play an offertory or arrange a hymn for a project, and now I have the distinct privilege of sharing that with you. Feel free to download these arrangements and use them in your ministry. I’d love to hear how you used them and how they worked. Any feedback you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Exciting news here at Koerts Music. All the tracks to my recent recording project, “Wondrous Love,” are now available for download. Here are some features you can expect:
- Enjoy full-length previews. Don’t waste time listening to a thirty or sixty second clip. Preview each track of “Wondrous Love” in its entirety.
- Purchase individual tracks for $.99 each, or the entire album for $9.99. (Available in various formats.)
- Download a free track! (No. 14, “Crown Him with Many Crowns” is available completely free.)
- Easily share this CD page with your friends and family through e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and many others.
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