This book contains eight hymn preludes that are simply beautiful. The flexibility of these arrangements lends ease in completing a prelude in the middle of the number, or continuing through the key transitions to the next section. These endings are notated by the phrase optional ending.
Individual organ registrations are uniquely different. For this purpose we have not specified registrations other than designating the Swell keyboard for the accompaniment, and the Great as the solo keyboard. Registration and dynamic contrasts can be achieved by changing keyboards, soloing melody lines, and playing on the same keyboard. Notations have been made to indicate these changes.
Whether played as a prelude to invite the spirit, or as a postlude to reaffirm and extend the spirit of the meeting, these organ preludes are simply beautiful and easy to do.
This collection of organ prelude arrangements is based on the following hymns: