NEW PIANO MUSIC by JOEL RANEY!!!
Joel's piano fans will want to check out 3 great new collections for solo piano. See the keyboard section below for links to"60 Easy Hymn Settings for Piano," "Shepherd Songs" and "Gospel Greats 2"!
BIG JOEL NEWS - A NEW SOLO PIANO CD!!
At last, after umpteen years (17, actually), Joel has recorded a CD of his arrangements for piano! Entitled "Carry Me Home," this disk is chock-full of wonderful music and sublime performances. Eight never-before-recorded concert arrangements, some never published and appearing on this CD for the first time anywhere. Great gospel stylings as only Joel can do them. Only available from Hope Publishing. Check it out here.
KEYBOARD MUSIC by JOEL RANEY...perfect for solitary music-making!
When you can't make music with other singers or instrumentalists, it's time to brush up on your keyboard skills. What better way to do that than to explore the piano and organ music arranged by Joel? Listed here are one organ and nine piano books, in order of their publication:
60 Easy Hymn Settings for Piano
At last, a whole volume of easy but good arrangements for the busy church pianist! Without sacrificing the quality of the arrangements, Joel has created a beautiful folio of "accessible" settings for the rest of us who aren't piano majors from Juilliard. To purchase, click here.
Shepherd Songs - 12 Meditations on Psalm 23 for Solo Piano
Pianists will find themselves using this book for a wide variety of reasons: for weddings, communion, general worship, memorial services, and more. These beautiful original piano solos, inspired by the famous Psalm 23 ("The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want") are perfect for almost any public occasion or just for personal solace. Includes optional parts for C Instrument and Cello. Click here to purchase.
Gospel Greats 2 - Piano Solos
What's better than a whole book of Joel Raney gospel arrangements? Another book of Joel Raney gospel arrangements! The long-awaited sequel to Joel's best-selling "Gospel Greats" is here! For a sample, click here for a video of Joel performing "His Eye Is on the Sparrow." Click here for more info and to purchase from Hope Publishing.
Ten Toccatas on Classic Hymn Tunes for Organ
There is nothing like a joyous organ postlude to send you home from church with a happy and light heart, ready for the challenges of the coming week. Wanting to share his own inspired improvisations at the organ, Joel has arranged ten festive postludes based on classic hymn tunes such as HYFRYDOL, DIADEMATA, EIN' FESTE BURG, HANSON PLACE, and more! An essential addition to any church organist's library! For a video of Joel performing HYFRYDOL on the mighty organ of First Baptist Church in Oak Park, click here. To purchase from Hope Publishing, click here.
Inspirations for Solo Piano
Joel teams up with Mary McDonald to present these unique arrangements of contemporary classics. There's also a 4-hand duet version of this book. Click here to purchase.
Hymns for a Raney Sunday
This pun was years in the making. Great arrangements of water-themed songs like "Wade in the Water," "The Unclouded Day," "Showers of Blessings" and "Like a River Glorious." Published by Lillenas (Lorenz) and can be found at a variety of retailers, including J.W. Pepper.
Expressions for Solo Piano
For advanced pianists who are looking for really challenging pieces! And for those interested in the symbolism of the cover illustration, Joel's the rather expressive green apple among the drab red ones. Click here to purchase.
What can be better than a Joel Raney gospel piano arrangement? A whole book of Joel Raney gospel piano arrangements! Click here to purchase.
Meditations for Quiet Worship
These simple, beautiful pieces are perfect for those contemplative times before a service, during offerings or communion. Click here to purchase.
Piano Meditations for Communion
Similar in difficulty and mood to the book shown above but specifically written for communion, these pieces include a part for optional vocal solo or congregation. Click here to purchase.
This Is My Story, This Is My Song
A wonderful set of moderately difficult arrangements, including "Just As I Am," "Blessed Assurance," "The Solid Rock" and more! Click here to purchase.
Overtures of Praise
More moderately difficult pieces..."overtures" that combine tunes into mini-medleys. Click here to purchase.
An Instrument of Your Peace
The book that started it all back in 1998. Wonderful arrangements of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," "A Mighty Fortress," "We're Marching to Zion," and many more. Be sure to check out the companion CD! Click here to purchase.
Joel's Unforgettable Debut at Carnegie Hall!
Under the auspices of Distinguished Concerts International New York, Joel Raney and Mary McDonald wowed the audience with their Christmas musical, "Sing Christmas!" at Carnegie Hall on November 17, 2019. A few friends assisted!
Nothing like having your own dressing room at Carnegie Hall!