Category Archives: Organ Music

Aria and Toccata

by James Biery,  (MorningStar Music Publishers, 10-682, 2016)10-682

for Organ

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Commissioned by and dedicated to Kurt Heyer and St. James Lutheran Church, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, Denise M. Grant, Pastor, in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the church’s founding and the fiftieth anniversary of the installation of the Möller pipe organ

Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists

9780193393462_450 (1)Music by James Biery in each of the  six volumes of this series (Oxford University Press, 2014, 2015)

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Volume 1, Advent and Christmas: Cantilena on Mendelssohn (p. 70)

Volume 2, Epiphany: Aria on Greensleeves (p. 27)

Volume 3, Lent and Passiontide: Reflection on Erhalt uns, Herr (p. 30)

Volume 4, Easter and Ascension: Reflection on St. Fulbert (p. 86)

Volume 5, Pentecost and Trinity: Contemplation on Veni, Creator Spiritus (p. 80)

Volume 6, Autumn Festivals

Ten Hymn Settings for Organ

by Marilyn Biery (GIA Publications, Inc., G-8870, 2015)1241bd3cf523c4b457a3ed4e29fe73c9 (1)

for Organ

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From prelude to interlude to moments of quiet meditation, these ten arrangements of classic and modern hymn tunes emulate the style of many master composers. They are great for use during the Christmas season, during a Mass, or can be used effectively as concert repertoire. With little preparation these hymn settings will provide a thrilling complement to your worship.

Gathered Into One

9781451486063bby Marilyn Biery (Augburg Fortress, 2014)

Organ Settings of Contemporary Tunes

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A collection of organ settings of hymns from the twentieth century, which may be used as introductions or codas to the singing of the hymn, or as separate preludes or postludes. Contains settings of As the Grains, Baptized and Set Free, Be Not Afraid, Good Soil, Now We Remain, On Eagle’s Wings, Shanti, We Are Called, and You Are Mine


The Paschal Lamb

9781451494099bby James Biery (Augsburg Fortress , 2014)

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Easter Settings for Organ: settings of hymntunes Cardinal, Kingdom, Mfurahini, haleluya, My Neighbor, Nelson, Promise, Raabe, and Santo Domingo

This set of pieces was written at the request of Norma Aamodt-Nelson, who wrote shortly before Holy Week 2014 suggesting that “it would be lovely to have a new collection by you in the works.” After picking myself up from the floor when I heard that the deadline would be just a few weeks away, I realized that this would be the perfect way to release pent-up creativity during the week after Easter. Norma suggested most of the tunes, concentrating on newer tunes that have appeared in recent hymnals such as Evangelical Lutheran Worship and the new Presbyterian hymnal, Glory to God.