Favorite Hymns will be a treasured resource for the growing musician. It is ideal for church situations where a traditional hymn treatment is desired, but the musicians are not yet ready to play from the hymnal. 14 hymn arrangements and one original composition from James L. King III are included:
This collection includes a thorough history of each hymn and facsimiles of early editions of the hymn. Introduction indications are provided for the worship service, and a discussion about using other hymn lyrics with the music in the collection.
James L. King III’s arrangements are tasteful and appropriate for late elementary and early intermediate pianists who have been asked to play the service music for their church, whether for one special service, or on a permanent basis. His original composition, Prayerful Meditations, was specifically composed to be used as an all-purpose meditative music choice used during the worship service when soft background music would support the worship activity.
Mood: varies from bold and praiseworthy to calm and meditative
Pedagogy: accompanying congregations, shifting hand positions, introductions