Organ Preludes

for free download

(to use with Bass Coupler)

I am not an organist. Not really. I am an experienced pianist who just knows how to turn the organ on, and I’m deeply indebted to whoever invented the Bass Coupler feature on the organ at my church. 

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While it is fine to play hymns straight from the hymnal for prelude and postlude, it’s also a refreshing change to use hymn arrangements for variety. The following are simple hymn arrangements and original music appropriate for prelude or postlude in worship services. In an attempt to help pianists masquerading as church organists (like me), I have arranged these pieces in a way that uses the Bass Coupler setting instead of pedals.

 

Hymn Preludes:

Be Still, My Soul

Come, Follow Me

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

I Am a Child of God

I Feel My Savior’s Love

I Know that My Redeemer Lives FINISH

I Need Thee Every Hour

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Love One Another

Nearer, My God, to Thee

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Sweet is the Work

There is a Green Hill Far Away

 

Original Preludes:

Offering

Revelation

Sabbath Morning 

[I regret that I’m not qualified to give suggestions for organ stops and settings. If you need help in this area I suggest that you reach out to other organists in your church congregation for help, or explore online resources.]