Interludes for Worship
Arranged by Mark Kellner
Settings for Piano with Optional C Instrumental Parts
Published by Hope Publishing Company
Includes score, C-Instrument part, and Cello part ATTACHED IN THE SAME BOOK
Prelude to Quiet
For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed sitting at the piano and letting my fingers meander over the keys. Often, I'll start with a simple melodic or rhythmic motif and see where my musical heart takes me. Not only do I find this very relaxing, but it can also be an intensely personal form of self-expression. This can even become a sort of musical prayer or a time of meditation during which I commune with my Lord. Most of the time, these improvisations are just for the moment, never to be heard again. But sometimes, I return to an idea and develop it into something with a little more form and structure. Recently, I started writing out some of the ideas and added oboe and cello accompaniment.
This is a book of solo piano pieces with flexible performance options. They can be played with or without the accompanying instruments, and many will work with just one of the extra parts. The treble part will work well with flute, oboe, or voiolin. Each piece is designed to follow the previous one smoothly, so you may want to use several (or all) of the pieces together to create a “suite.” Alternatively, each piece has a short transition at the beginning that is designed to help you move smoothly into the piece from nearly any key. It is not necessary to use the transition when playing the pieces in the order printed in the book.
However you use these selections, whether in your own private world, as service music in a church setting, or as part of a concert, with or without the accompaniment parts, I think you will find them personal and intimate. I also hope that as you play them, you will be able to experience the same sense of peace and communion that I felt as I wrote them.
— Mark Kellner