In the last year, a number of out-of-print music titles have been re-released as digital downloads on the webstore. This selection includes works for organ, piano, and a few items for keyboard and solo instruments.
We feel that making digital editions available is important for several reasons. Primarily we are delighted to respond to the needs of our customers who are finding greater use for digital products in their daily life and work.
For musicians, this has become helpful in the maintenance and organization of their performance calendars, especially for those who now routinely play their service music from a tablet rather than printed pages. The best part about purchasing a digital edition is that you can download it immediately and pay NO shipping!
Considering concerns for environmental justice and stewardship, the starkly rising cost of ink and paper, not to mention the clutter that looseleaf pages can create, the benefits of playing music from a display rather than from a printed page make good and sound sense.
For keyboardists, we want to highlight the following editions which are now available at augsburgfortress.org as digital downloads:
From an acknowledged master composer of chorale-based music for organ, this music is an eloquent expression of faith, art, and the joy of the Christmas season.
Of easy to medium difficulty for two or three manuals and pedal, organists will find this collection not only accessible but worthy of a place in their standard seasonal repertoire.
Originally published in 1999, this collection of works by American composer and master teacher David Dahl offers fourteen chorale preludes on classic hymn melodies for use throughout the church year.
Designed as short hymn introductions for worship, Timothy Albrecht’s “Grace Notes,” in 12 volumes, have become a repertoire mainstay for organists. Published between 1987 and 2005, the twelve books offer more than 100 settings of hymn and chorale melodies for the entire church year. A full tune index and along with sample pages is available on our webstore for reference.
From 1995 to 2007, we published ten volumes of Michael Hassell’s piano jazz. The entire collection includes more than 80 stylized hymn tune arrangements that explore jazz style, tonality, and form. A full tune index and along with sample pages is available on our webstore for reference.
Rachel Trelstad Porter: two books of hymn arrangements for piano solo
Rachel Trelstad Porter’s creative and sensitive arrangements of beloved hymn tunes bring the art of piano music based on hymn tunes to serve in each season of the church year. Each book contains seven settings based on beloved melodies.
Michael Hassell: three books of hymn arrangements for piano with a solo instrument
Knowing that there are always opportunities to feature an instrumentalist in worship, we offer these three outstanding collections from Michael Hassell. Each book download includes a full set of parts, typically for flute or clarinet, C instrument, or viola.
New digital products are frequently being added to our webstore, along with re-releases from our substantial music archives. We appreciate your support, we ask for blessings on your music ministry, and we thank you for joining with us as we continue to expand our catalog with digital performance editions.