Augsburg Fortress

The Paschal Lamb: Easter Settings for Organ

The Paschal Lamb: Easter Settings for Organ

Creative settings of eight hymn tunes for the season of Lent and Easter, focusing on melodies that are more recent additions to the church’s repertoire. There is a variety of textures, moods, and difficulty in this collection. The tunes range from Hispanic to African to hymns by contemporary composers written in the last 30 years. The musical style of each setting is appropriate to the style of the hymn tune. 
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  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • Format Sheet Music
  • ISBN 9781451494099
  • Dimensions 9 x 12
  • Pages 36
  • Season/Occasion Easter; Lent & Holy Week
  • Difficulty Easy-Medium
  • Voicing Organ
  • Publication Date October 27, 2014

Composer Commentary

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.