One of my wonderful piano students asked me arrange her two favorite hymns into a piano solo before she left to serve as a church missionary. This sacred piano solo combines Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing and Joseph Smith’s First Prayer (Oh, How Lovely was the Morning). Written in contemporary style with classical influences, it begins with Come Thou Fount and transitions into Joseph Smith’s First Prayer, then ultimately concludes with both melodies played simultaneously.
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This joyful arrangement is filled with excitement and energy. Full chords, bold octaves, exuberant dynamics, unique chord choices, and a plethora of musical transitions give this vivacious melody even more life. The brilliance of Handel and Mason is meshed with Tchaikovsky as his famous Nutcracker Russian Dance sneaks in to inspire each key change. With a quick tempo, lively rhythms, and 5 key signatures to cover, this arrangement is an incredible Christmas showcase solo for a religious or holiday performance.
Please note: Sostenuto pedal is recommended (in addition to sustain pedal) for the final 4 measures.