Joel Rosenberger | Fresh Hymns: Contemporary Piano Interpretations

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Fresh Hymns: Contemporary Piano Interpretations

by Joel Rosenberger

Original, artistic piano interpretations of your favorite hymns. Be Thou My Vision, Oh Love that Will Not Let Me Go, A Mighty Fortress is Our God, and more. 20 in all.
Genre: Spiritual: Instrumental Gospel
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Oh For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
1:41 $0.99
2. Be Thou My Vision
3:11 $0.99
3. A Mighty Fortress is Our God
2:38 $0.99
4. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
1:58 $0.99
5. O Love that Will Not Let Me Go
4:16 $0.99
6. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
2:13 $0.99
7. Just As I Am, Without One Plea
3:14 $0.99
8. Doxology
4:10 $0.99
9. At the Cross
5:07 $0.99
10. In the Garden
3:54 $0.99
11. My Jesus I Love Thee
3:34 $0.99
12. Sweet Hour of Prayer
4:14 $0.99
13. A Wise Man, A House, and a Rock
0:54 $0.99
14. It is Well with My Soul
3:20 $0.99
15. O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Revisited
1:41 $0.99
16. I am Thine O Lord
3:50 $0.99
17. Near the Cross
3:50 $0.99
18. Amazing Grace
4:21 $0.99
19. Blest Be the Tie that Binds
2:30 $0.99
20. Jesus is All the World to Me
2:41 $0.99
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Album Notes
"...I had to write to you to tell you how very wonderful "Be Thou My Vision" is. I cried when I listened to it the first time, and I now listen to it all the time... You have captured the soft, yet steadfast resolve of this ancient saint to bring the light of Christ to those dwelling in darkness of pagan Ireland. I salute you and the emotions that you put into your music."

"...I used to think that the old hymns weren't as nice to listen to as the newer contemporary songs or the praise choruses. I have gained a new appreciation for them by listening to Joel's arrangements and beautiful playing."

The hymns presented here predate our earliest memories. Many of these melodies were penned by a member of a generation that has passed, and the complete story of each hymn is unknowable. God alone remembers that unnamed soldier of the Revolution, Civil War, the World Wars, or any of the wars in recent memory, stirred on by a hymn from his youth. The same is true of the bereaved son or daughter, comforted in his or her time of loss; or of that man who had given up all hope, only to be drawn to salvation by the song drifting from the revival tent.

What you will find are twenty hymn melodies, some ancient, peformed from the heart of pianist Joel Rosenberger. Joel interprets each hymn in his contemplative, imaginative, improvisational style, creating a unique work of art that respects the origin and power of each melody. He intertwines familiar musical themes with his colorful harmonies and delicate, expressive action upon the keys, resulting in piano arrangements suitable for quiet times of contemplation and meditation.

Joel Rosenberger performs sensitive, intimate solo piano arrangements suitable for worship, contemplation, or sheer enjoyment.

As a child, Joel taught himself to play the family upright, eventually creating his own arrangements of hymns and popular songs, by ear. In 2005, with no real formal training (he took piano lessons for two semesters in college), and armed with a small, 72-key electronic keyboard, he began releasing his music in 2005 as a series of podcasts. Hymns, of course. He had been improvising and arranging these old melodies for years. Then the e-mail started arriving... from around the world... kind words, requests for sheet music and CDs, permission to use his work.

Several years and several projects later, Joel continues to compose, arrange, produce, and transcribe his own unique style of piano music. His curious nature drives him to refine and improve. And he still loves to get mail.



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Tom Sweeney

My new favorite pianist
The arrangements are absolutely awesome.… Joel is absolutely amazing! I love hymns and his renditions of them are soothing and inspirational. I finally have some relaxing music to listen to on the busy drive to work. I look forward to getting all his music.

Sherman Gibbs

Enjoyed very much Joel's playing these old songs
I love the way Joel plays...his renditions make you want to listen again and again to these old songs..

Shelba Mitchell - Fresh Hymns

Joel's arrangements and playing of these classic hymns are beautiful.
The selections on this cd are some of my favorite classic hymns and Joel's arrangements are really beautiful.

Keep them coming, Joel.

Pam foster

soothing contemplative music
Be Thou My Vision is my favorite. Once I heard that online I emailed Joel asking if he had a CD. He didn't at that point, so when it happened I had to have it. I love all the music. But Be Thou My Vision I want played at my funeral because of the words. However, just the music and his rendition is so lovely. Thanks.


Wonderful, never get tired of listening to these renditions
It is so difficult to find beautifully played Christian music. When we listen to this cd, we can tell that the performer truely believes what he is playing is the truth. The music is exciting mentally, yet lovely enough to use as the backdrop to a quiet dinner. Thank you for such a great cd.

Frank Cox

Fresh Hymns - open space to meditate, breathe, to read, to live.
Joel's new CD, FRESH HYMNS, compiles the best of his podcasts,and brings a gentle caress to hymns that touch the heart. This CD is perfect as background for inspired reading (such as Henri Nouwen's The Prodigal Son ... or his Making All things New), or just for quiet meditation. It even helped me with Tai Chi this morning. Thank you, Joel!


This CD is a must have for any and all people who enjoy piano Christian music. It's very relaxing. It'll make you want to listen to it over and over again. I definately guarentee you will like this beautiful cd!