This is music written primarily for solo organ, such as hymn preludes. If you are a pianist, look for titles marked with an asterisk (*). These can be played on piano as well as organ. "Alternate Hymn Arrangements," or AHAs for short, include anything simpler than a full-blown prelude. They can be as simple as a fresh harmonization of a hymn usable in accompanying congregational singing. The most complex would serve well as voluntaries. Click on a Hymn Tune or Item Number for a Page Preview and MP3 Demo.

Look for contributions of Alternate Hymn Arrangements from Leigh Johansen below. You'll also find ones by a fellow organist of mine, Jeff Hammes. His subtle hymn reharmonizations provide an easy way to spice up congregational singing.

A whole new category has just been added: The Balishire Medleys. These are 11 medleys for organ incorporating 2 or 3 hymntunes each. But there's a twist! The hymntunes have taken on a disguise. Read more about the "Balishire" process in the Story Behind the Music articles that accompany the Demo pages.

Music for Church - Alternate Hymn Arrangements

Hymn Tune

Item Number

Price (USD)

Adeste fideles A-1103-Q-2
1.50
Antioch new A-4503-R-2
1.00
Carol*
A-2307-M-2
1.50
Darwall's 148th*
G-3701-P-2
2.00
Denby*
A-1404-L-2
1.00
Duke Street A-4105-R-2
1.50
Dunstan*
A-3602-Q-2
1.50
Easter Hymn new G-4701-P-2
1.50
Ein' feste Burg
A-3502-P-2
2.50
Ellacombe*
A-3605-M-2
1.00
Farley Castle A-4102-P-2
1.00
Federal Street*
A-0902-N-2
1.00
Give Me Jesus
A-4502-P-2
1.00
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen new A-4706-N-2
1.50
Guide Me*
A-3607-R-2
1.00
Hyfrydol
A-3101-N-2
1.50
Irby new A-4504-N-2
1.50
Jesus, meine Zuversicht new A-4705-P-2
1.00
Kings of Orient new A-4701-Q-2
1.00
Land of Rest*
A-4407-N-2
1.00
Lasset uns mit Jesu ziehen*
A-4002-R-2
1.00
Laurel
A-3610-R-2
1.50
Lobe den Herren
A-3201-N-2
1.50
Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich new A-4702-N-2
1.00
Mendelssohn
A-3620-N-2
2.00
Mfurahini Haleluya*
A-4402-N-2
1.00
Neander
A-2103-P-2
1.50
Nicaea
A-3603-R-2
1.00
O grosser Gott
A-3702-P-2
1.00
O heiliger Geist, o heiliger Gott*
A-0901-N-2
1.00
O Herre Gott*
A-1102-Q-2
1.00
O store Gud
A-3301-M-2
1.50
Ode to Joy
A-3004-Q-2
1.00
Old Hundredth #1
A-0801-Q-2
1.50
Old Hundredth #2 new A-4603-Q-2
1.00
Potsdam*
A-3601-R-2
1.00
Resignation*
A-3703-P-2
1.50
Salvator natus*
A-1303-N-2
1.00
Slane
A-3611-L-2
1.00
St. Anne new A-4505-P-2
1.00
St. Catherine*
A-2906-Q-2
2.00
St. Crispin* A-4106-R-2
1.00
Stille Nacht new G-4501-M-2
2.00
Sussex Carol new A-4607-N-2
1.00
Twenty-Fourth new A-4703-N-2
1.50
Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle new A-4606-N-2
1.00
Venite adoremus new A-4605-Q-2
1.00
Vienna
A-3608-Q-2
1.00
Vom Himmel hoch*
A-3619-P-2
2.00
Weil ich Jesu Schäflein bin
A-3801-P-2
1.00
Werde munter*
A-1101-Q-2
1.00
Wie schön leuchtet #1
A-0204-N-2
1.50
Wie schön leuchtet #2
A-1001-N-2
1.50
Wir glauben all' an einen Gott*
A-1301-R-2
1.00
Worcester
A-3604-P-2
1.00

Music for Church - Alternate Hymn Arrangements by Jeff Hammes

Aberystwyth* A-JHAA-N-2
1.00
Ebenezer A-JHEA-K-2
1.00
In dulci jubilo A-JHIA-N-2
1.00
O Durchbrecher* A-JHOA-R-2
1.00
St. George's, Windsor A-JHSA-N-2
1.00
Walther A-JHWA-Q-2
1.00

Music for Church - Alternate Hymn Arrangements by Leigh Johansen

Der am Kreuz
A-LJAA-P-2
1.00
Gethsemane
A-LJAB-L-2
1.00
Gottlob, es geht nunmehr zu Ende
A-LJAC-Q-2
1.00
Hamburg
A-LJAD-N-2
1.00
Herzliebster Jesu
A-LJAE-M-2
1.00
Horsley
A-LJAF-L-2
1.00
Jesu Kreuz, Leiden und Pein
A-LJAG-L-2
1.50
Jesu, meines Lebens Leben
A-LJAH-Q-2
1.00
Martyrdom
A-LJAI-Q-2
1.00
Naar mit öie A-LJAJ-Q-2
1.50
O du Liebe meiner Liebe
A-LJAK-Q-2
1.00
O mein Jesu, ich muss sterben
A-LJAL-M-2
1.00
Rathbun
A-LJAM-P-2
1.00
Wem in Leidenstagen
A-LJAN-N-2
1.00
Save Get Leigh's 14 AHAs for LENT listed above at a savings of $8
AHA-2
7.00
Ach Gott und Herr
A-LJBA-M-2
1.00
Belmont
A-LJBB-Q-2
1.00
Den signede dag A-LJBC-P-2
1.00
Ein' feste Burg
A-LJBD-P-2
1.50
Jesus, meine Zuversicht
A-LJBE-P-2
1.00
Kremser
A-LJBF-R-2
1.00
Worcester
A-LJBG-P-2
1.00
Save Get Leigh's 7 AHAs for EASTER and AFTER listed above at a savings of $3
AHA-3
4.50
Conditor alme siderum
A-LJCA-L-2
1.00
Macht hoch die Tür
A-LJCB-K-2
1.50
Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht
A-LJCC-Q-2
1.00
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
A-LJCD-M-2
1.00
Sieh, hier bin ich
A-LJCE-R-2
1.00
St. Thomas
A-LJCF-Q-2
1.00
Veni Emmanuel
A-LJCG-Q-2
1.00
Save Get Leigh's 7 AHAs for ADVENT listed above at a savings of $3
AHA-4
4.50
Adeste fideles*
A-LJDA-N-1
1.00
Antioch*
A-LJDB-P-1
1.00
Away in a Manger*
A-LJDC-N-1
1.00
Carol*
A-LJDD-M-1
1.50
Greensleeves*
A-LJDE-Q-1
1.50
Stille Nacht*
A-LJDF-M-1
1.00
The First Nowell*
A-LJDG-P-1
1.00
Save Get Leigh's 7 AHAs for CHRISTMAS listed above at a savings of $3
AHA-5
5.00

Music for Church - Hymn Preludes

Title (Hymn Tune)

Item Number

Price (USD)

A Christmas Fantasy
(A medley including Silent Night, The Friendly Beasts, The First Nowell, We Three Kings, Good King Wenceslas, Angels We Have Heard on High)
(This medley begins and ends with a music box playing Silent Night. In addition to the PDF of the organ score, your will receive MP3s of the music box that you can then copy onto a CD)
C-4102-S-2
3.50
All Ye Who on This Earth do Dwell
(Nun danket all')
C-3603-N-2
2.50
Amazing Grace
(New Britain)
C-2604-N-2
2.50
Amazing Grace
(New Britain and quoting Bunessan)
C-3503-P-2
2.00
Angels from the Realms of Glory
(Regent Square)
C-2801-M-2
2.50
Beautiful Savior
(Schönster Herr Jesu)
C-2502-R-2
2.50
Come to Calvary's Holy Mountain
(Naar mit öie)
C-3701-Q-2
1.50
Crown Him with Many Crowns
(Diademata)
C-2605-N-2
2.50
Crown Him with Many Crowns*
(Diademata)
C-3901-R-1
1.50
Dearest Jesus, We Are Here
(Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier)
C-4202-L-2
2.50
Dearest Jesus, We Are Here*
(Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier)
C-4202-L-1
2.50
God Loves Me Dearly
(Gott ist die Liebe)
C-3903-P-2
2.50
In the Resurrection
(Resurrection)
C-2501-P-2
2.50
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
(Just a Closer Walk with Thee)
C-2503-P-2
3.50
May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfil
(Meribah)
C-2903-S-2
1.50
Morning Song
(Bunessan and quoting Grieg's "Morning Song")
C-3502-P-2
2.00
Our Father, by Whose Name
(Rhosymedre)
C-3602-N-2
2.50
Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise
(Ellers)
C-3801-M-4
3.50
The Savior Calls; Let Every Ear
(Azmon)
C-2602-P-2
2.50
To Jordan Came the Christ, Our Lord
(Christ, unser Herr)
C-2201-M-2
2.00
We Give Thee But Thine Own
(Energy)
C-2802-Q-2
2.00
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
(Friend)
C-4002-N-2
2.00

Music for Church - The Balishire Medleys



Balishire Medley No. 1
(Alles ist an Gottes Segen, O du Liebe meiner Liebe, Song 13)
G-4301-Q-2
2.50
Balishire Medley No. 2
(Cross of Jesus, Merton, Weil ich Jesu Schäflein bin)
G-4302-M-2
2.00
Balishire Medley No. 3
(Dundee, Franconia, Isleworth)
G-4303-R-2
2.00
Balishire Medley No. 4
(St. Fulbert, St. Flavian, Canonbury)
G-4304-P-2
2.00
Balishire Medley No. 5
(Swabia, St. Magnus, Tallis' Canon)
G-4305-P-2
1.50
Balishire Medley No. 6
(Der lieben Sonne Licht und Pracht, Munich)
G-4306-N-2
1.50
Balishire Medley No. 7
(Forest Green, Llangloffan)
G-4307-Q-2
2.00
Balishire Medley No. 8
(Holy Manna, Ratisbon)
G-4308-N-2
2.50
Balishire Medley No. 9
(Kingsfold, Southwell)
G-4309-Q-2
2.00
Balishire Medley No. 10
(Lasset uns mit Jesu ziehen, Vienna)
G-4310-R-2
2.00
Balishire Medley No. 11
(Wie lieblich ist der Maien, St. Luke)
G-4311-Q-2
1.50