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:
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! Click here to purchase.
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!