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How Great Thou Art

October 28, 2016 - By 

Here’s a new piano arrangement of How Great Thou Art.

Learn more about the piano arrangement here.

Watch the video:


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Repeat the Sounding Joy – Piano Duets

October 28, 2016 - By 

I’m really excited to introduce this piano collection of piano duets: Repeat the Sounding Joy.

Learn more about this digital piano collection here.

Preview pages here.

Watch the videos here:


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New Bundles: Spirituals & Seasonal

October 28, 2016 - By 

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.


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African American Spirituals – Book 2

October 28, 2016 - By 

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

Preview pages here.

Purchase your copy here.

Watch the videos:


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Higher Ground

October 28, 2016 - By 

Here’s a new piano arrangement of Higher Ground. Enjoy the corresponding video:

Get the piano arrangement here.


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Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

October 28, 2016 - By 

Here is another monthly piano club arrangement that can also be purchased here at the Koerts Music store.

Here’s the video:


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For the Beauty of the Earth [video]

October 28, 2016 - By 

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:

You can get this free piano arrangement here.


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New piano collection: Spirituals

July 30, 2016 - By 

Here’s a new piano collection of African American Spirituals. It’s the first of probably four or five such collections.

On my Facebook page, I asked for suggestions for a new spirituals collection that I wanted to arrange. The suggestions were excellent, and many are included in this first collection.

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 are the preview pages.

You can purchase it here, and watch demo videos.


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New Video: More Love to Thee

July 7, 2016 - By 

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.


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Video: It Is Well with My Soul

May 27, 2016 - By 

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

Purchase the sheet music here.


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Videos: The LOVED Piano Collection

May 9, 2016 - By 

I have finally completed all of the videos for the Loved Piano Collection. Now, when anyone wants to preview the collection, they can listen to it in its entirety.

Instead of posting each video as an individual entry, I decided to put them together as a Playlist on YouTube (and here in this blog post).

If you like it, would you subscribe to my YouTube page? I would greatly appreciate it.

Expect to see many more demos on the site in the coming months.

If you don’t see the video above, copy this url into your browser address bar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLidK6gA7gI&list=PLQm9Ioy48lI81hmFox2F2ma2cPjzOEdZ3


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New piano collection: Loved

April 23, 2016 - By 

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.

Check out the collection here.

View the preview pages here.


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I Lift My Praise — New piano collection

February 16, 2016 - By 

Here is a new piano book published by The Wilds that you don’t want to miss!

I Lift My Praise is a great resource for church musicians! Faye Lopez, a good friend of mine, and prolific arranger and composer, led our team of collaborators, Reba Snyder and myself, in the production of this collection. Mrs. Lopez also beautifully recorded the collection in an available companion album (see below).

Titles Include: O Worship the King * Nearer, Still Nearer * Here Is Love * Take My Life, and Let It Be * I Run to Christ * A Passion for Thee * Complete in Thee * Nothing But the Blood * My Faith Still Clings * My Jesus, Fair * Make Me a Stranger * Brethren, We Have Met to Worship.

You will particularly enjoy this collection of Late Intermediate piano solos because it also comes with a media disk that includes PowerPoint presentations for each song. This really is a great resource, and I’m thrilled to be part of it.

Preview and listen to each song, and purchase the book with companion media disk here.

Preview and purchase the companion album here.


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Risen: Easter Piano Collection

February 15, 2016 - By 

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.


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Limited time offer: buy 2, get 1 free

July 23, 2015 - By 

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!


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New piano arrangement: Trust and Obey

July 13, 2015 - By 

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.


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News about The Hymns Project

June 30, 2015 - By 

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…


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Wondrous Praise Piano Collections

May 11, 2015 - By 

I’m happy to be associated with Alfred Publishing. They have just released two new piano collections: Wondrous Praise, Books 3 & 4. This is part of a four book series.

Wondrous Praise Book 1
Favorites from the 1980s

This collection contains a mix of beloved songs from the ’80s that have become standards in many churches, as well as some treasured pieces that will bring back memories of contemporary Christian music from decades past. Titles: Change My Heart, Oh God * El Shaddai * Great Is the Lord * He Is Exalted * How Majestic Is Your Name * More Precious Than Silver * More Than Wonderful * Thank You * Was It a Morning Like This? * Wonderful, Merciful Savior. Read more…


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Londonderry Air

April 19, 2015 - By 

One of my favorite church songs is actually an Irish folk song that has been combined with Christian lyrics. My favorite renditions include Dottie Rambo’s “He Looked Beyond My Fault” and–more recently–Krystin Getty’s “What Grace Is Mine”. It is unknown who has written this tune, but it is powerful, especially when performed with expression.

Get your sheet music here:


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New piano collection: Easter

February 24, 2015 - By 

I’m so excited about this new piano collection of Easter arrangements. You can buy these arrangements individually for between $3.99 and $4.99 each, or you can purchase this collection of eight arrangements for $14.99.

Some of my favorite hymns and songs are included in this collection: Christ Arose, Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, Hallelujah! What a Savior, Jesus Christ Is Risen Today, Jesus Paid It All, The Old Rugged Cross, There Is a Fountain, and Were You There.

Read more…


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Sacred Christmas, Vol. 1

December 24, 2014 - By 

The Sacred Christmas all-digital piano collection has been available for about a month and a half, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the response. Many of you who have taken advantage of this collection have written and share very kind comments. It’s awesome that you can use this music in your ministry; I can’t tell you how cool that is!

In fact, the response this last year to my website and the music store has really been a wake up call for me. I have really approached this ministry very casually, writing music when I’ve had time, not taking much time for blogging, etc. I plan to change that in 2015. Read more…


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New Thanksgiving piano collection

October 24, 2014 - By 

Here it is: my newest sheet music collection! This one has selections that are great for the Thanksgiving season. Titles include:

  • Bless the Lord, O My Soul
  • Come, Christians, Join to Sing
  • Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
  • Count Your Blessings
  • For the Beauty of the Earth
  • Hymn of Thankfulness (original)
  • Now Thank We All Our God
  • Praise To the Lord, the Almighty
  • Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart
  • We Gather Together

Read more…


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2 new Christmas piano collections

September 16, 2014 - By 

Maybe you would like some more Christmas piano music? Here are a couple of options:

Christmas Wonder

Publisher’s Description: A church musician himself, James Koerts understands the delight that an infusion of Christmas music can bring to a worship service. In this collection, he brings together some of the most inspirational music about Jesus’ birth and carefully arranges these favorites into medleys that express the true joy of the season. Read more…


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New free piano arrangement: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

August 28, 2014 - By 

I’ve received lots of requests for different arrangements (more than I can physically get to), but someone recently said that most of my free music is later intermediate or harder, so I thought I’d try a few free easy arrangements. Here’s the first: “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.” Read more…


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