Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

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Something About Hymns

A religious song or poem in praise of God is a hymn.

A writer of hymns is a hymnist.

A collections of hymns is a hymnal or a hymnary, which may or may not include music.

The music to which a hymn may be sung is a hymn tune.

The singing of hymns is hymnody.

A student of hymnody is a hymnologist.

And, finally the scholarly study of hymns, hymnists, and hymnody is hymnology.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, church musician and hymnologist, is also the creator and performer of the organ and multi-media concert experiences, Bach and Sons and From Sea to Shining Sea, as a concert organist.

Looking for New Hymn Tune Arrangements for the Organ?

It is summertime!  The time to look for new music.  I invite you to check out the organ collections on DARCEY PRESS.

Testimonials for the DARCEY PRESS organ collections:

“I have been learning, using and enjoying “83 Musical Gifts Parts 1, 2, & 3” and “120 More Musical Gifts Parts 4, 5, 6, & 7” edited by Adrienne Tindall.  These books are a collection of hymn arrangements submitted to Adrienne Tindall from organists across the country.  The variety and quality of these hymn tune arrangements is truly a musical gift.

For me, selecting music for church service has become a matter of which music to present since I use the Musical Gifts as a resource when preparing my musical offering.  Also, many of the hymn arrangements are ‘recital’ or ‘special music’ caliber.

When I present variations of a hymn as ‘special music’ I describe the history of the hymn tune or text, urge the congregation to look up the hymn and read the text as I play or describe some of the soundscapes I am using.  When reading hymn text or listening for particular sounds or tempo as I play, engages the congregation with the music.  Also, I have had a narrator read a verse of the hymn text between hymn variations which is very effective.

Adrienne Tindall has put together a wonderful collection of hymn tunes that are sure to please any church organist.”

…………..Shelley Stoll, organ student of Dr. Jeannine Jordan   

“I have used Adrienne Tindall’s Musical Gifts books many times for worship services.  It is nice to have a collection arranged by hymn-tune name which include arrangements of each tune by many well-known composers.  Biographical information is included in the front of each book about each of the composers.

The books are plastic comb bound so they stay open, and are designed to reduce page turns, including fold-out pages. I have played several of the arrangements during services and find the books to be a valuable addition to my music library.”

.…………..Gayle Gaddis, organ student of Dr. Jeannine Jordan

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, church and concert organist

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