“Lutheran Liturgies, Volume 1: We Praise You, O God” – Piano
Settings by Elizabeth Grimpo. Artwork by Edward Riojas. Reflections by Matthew Machemer.
This volume meets the requests for simplified settings of the liturgy for use by developing pianists. The Divine Service – Setting Three and Matins (from Lutheran Service Book) are each presented in two levels of difficulty in a “Setting A” and a “Setting B” with student development in mind. Setting A is a duet for a beginning pianist and teacher (or parent, sibling, or friend). Where possible, the student has the melody, and the teacher supports it with chords. Setting B is for an intermediate pianist. The melody is always present, harmonic textures have been simplified, and large intervals have been avoided.