Piano Music for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany

Listed on this page are collections of keyboard music, some of which contain music for use in worship services during Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, others which are devoted exclusively to these seasons. Since there is a dearth of good literature written explicitly for piano in worship services, this list includes collections that are intended for organ, manuals only, but that are suitable for the piano as well.

All arrangements are accessible for most pianists who ordinarily play for services. Excluded are the volumes of pedagogical collections intended for young students and collections whose style and/or technique might be considered more appropriate in the home.


Carols for Piano by John Carter (Hope Publishing Company 232)
Christmas Miniatures arr. for piano by Robert Vandall (Bradley Publications B13M23)
Christmas Music trans, for piano—four hands by Norman Dello Joio (Edward B. Marks Music Company, Hal Leonard Publishing
A Christmas Recital arr. by Maxwell Eckstein (Carl Fischer 04243)
Five Carol Fantasies for Piano by John Ness Beck (G. Schirmer HL50332330)
A Piano Christmas Present arr. for piano and narrator by Kathy Call (Fred Bock Music Company B-G0659)
Fourteen Chorale Preludes for harpsichord or piano by J.S. Bach, ed. by Marie Zorn (Concordia 97-5103)


Carol Preludes compiled by Barbara Owen (Roger Dean Publishing Company KK310)
The Church Organist's Library compiled and edited by Wayne Leupold. Vol. 3: Music for Advent and Christmas (Belwin Mills)
The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series ed. by Herbert Gotsch, 6 vols. (Concordia 97-5536-5538,97-5611-9205)
Hymntune Preludes for the Organ by D. Winston Cassler (Augsburg 11-9205)
The Parish Organist, parts 5 & 6, ed. Fleischer-Goldschmidt (Concordia 97-1382, 97-1391)
Preludes and Postludes, vol. 2 (Augsburg 11-9319)
Ten Preludes on Old Flemish Carols by Flor Peeters (Edition Peters 66499) All Glory, Laud, and Honor by David N. Johnson (Augsburg 11-5085)
Free Organ Accompaniments to Hymns, vol. IV, Festival Services (Augsburg 11-9179)
Free Organ Accompaniments, vol. 1 (Augsburg 11-9192)
Hymn Variants for Organ by Jack C. Goode (Harold Flammer, Inc.)
New Organ Accompaniments for Hymns by Paul Bunjes (Concordia 97-5348)
New Shoots from Old Roots by Alec Wyton (Sacred Music Press KK279)
Twenty-Four Changes on Hymn Tunes arr. for organ by Jack C. Goode (H.W. Gray Publications GB644)
25 Original Harmonizations by Michael E. Young (G.I.A. Publications G-2445) Twenty-Four Hymn Introductions by Jan Bender (Concordia 97-5303) Twenty Hymn Tune Preludes by C.S. Lang (Oxford University

Noel Magee is professor of music theory at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and coordinator of music for Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in St. Louis.


Reformed Worship 13 © September 1989, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Used by permission.