Preludes, postludes, and offertories made up of elaborations on recognizable hymns are the mainstay of the small-church organist and pianist. More elaborate elaborations are heard at larger churches alongside more classical works.

Composers to remember Edit

Notable works and collections Edit

  • The Sacred Sounds of George Shearing - Meditations on hymn tunes that while recognizable are not overused, with extensive reharmonization, rhythmic variation, and chromatic modulation.

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