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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:
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 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
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.
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
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).
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…
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.
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One of the things that I just love about the new website is the new store. In my previous website, I would just throw in my piano arrangements, and they wouldn’t be very organized. They would just be displayed in the order in which they were added, and that meant that older arrangements would just be buried, and difficult to find.
Not with this new site. I’m excited about the way the new store manages the songs that are available. Read more…
A little over a year ago, I began selling digital sheet music at the store here at koertsmusic.com. Things have been going great, and I have honestly been very pleased with how well it’s been received.
That being said, there have been a few questions, concerns and glitches, especially over the last few months, and I thought I’d address them here. This post may eventually turn into a “Terms and Conditions” page, or, more likely, an FAQ page. For now, the blog seemed like the best place to put it. Read more…
Maybe you would like some more Christmas piano music? Here are a couple of options:
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…
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…
A brand new sacred piano arrangement is available on the site, and it’s free! I’m very excited to be able to offer this early-advanced arrangement of I Will Praise Him for your enjoyment. Read more…
Currently available at the store are three patriotic songs. You can purchase them separately for $3.99 each, OR… you can purchase all of them in a bundle for $9.00.
America the Beautiful sample page
My Country, Tis of Thee sample page
The Star-Spangled Banner sample page
This Christmas piano arrangement is straight forward and enjoyable. Set at an intermediate level.
See a preview page here.
Purchase your digital download here:
Or, for a limited time, get a free copy here: http://bit.ly/1ao8Glg
This arrangement of Silent Night! Holy Night! is reflective and meaningful. Play with a gentle touch and use great expression throughout the piece. This is just the right piece for your Christmas or advent service. This arrangement is late-intermediate in difficulty.
Click on the picture above to view a preview page.