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Jon Schmidt

Transcriptions by Jon Schmidt Edited by Ken Neff


Produced by JSP Productions
Technical support by Millcreek Recordings LLC
Cover and title page designed by N. Drew Pope Utes by 5
2006 JS Productions All Rights Reserved
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For the Beauty of the Earth


! = 75

Rubato (freely)

written by Conrad Kocher


arranged by Jon Schmidt

copyright 2006
1

rit.

pedal ad-lib except where noted

! = 90

Now flowing yet reverent

a tempo

14

L.H.

19

For the Beauty of the Earth

23

L.H.

27

31

L.H.

holding down tied notes makes a big difference here

35

1-3

41

pp
|

For the Beauty of the Earth

let ring with half pedal

45

keep pressed through pedal lifts


48

51

8vb

55

8va

end 8va |

58

For the Beauty of the Earth

62

C is a whole note
66

small hand disregard tie

71

rit.

a tempo

8vb

play G

Freely, more reverent

76

rit.

a tempo

83

let ring with half pedal


For the Beauty of the Earth

89

94

a tempo
rit.

small hand play E with R.H.


while still holding lower R.H. G

98
2

rit.

a tempo

8va

102

rit.

a tempo

8vb
|
let ring with half pedal
106

rit.

For the Beauty of the Earth

Side Notes:

Helpful Hints:

This is a medley of two hymns celebrating the end


of the Dark Ages and the dawning of a new day.

Be careful not to let the tempo run away from you on this song.

Renaissance Hymn
(Let Zion in Her Beuaty Rise / Saints Behold How Great Jehovah)

Saints Behold How Great Jehovah


written by A. Laurence Lyon
(used with permission)
Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise
German Folk Tune

= 132

Majestic, regal

arranged by Jon Schmidt

copyright 2006

keep ties held through pedal lifts

pedal ad-lib except where noted

8vb

8vb
13

Renaissance Hymn

18

24

8vb
29

33

37

Renaissance Hymn

42

ad-lib trill if desired

46

Bring out L.H. melody

small hand play parentheses


notes one column earlier
50

|
small hand play
bass C here
( )
( )

53

|
small hand play
bass F here

57

small hand play parenthesis


note one column earlier

dim.

( )
Renaissance Hymn

60

8vb
64

mordents and grace notes optional

3
67

71

cresc.
1

75

Renaissance Hymn

79

83

cresc.
1

87

molto cresc.

Broaden tempo
91

95

Renaissance Hymn

10

99

101
1
1

104

bottom note optional

8va

107

2
3
5

1
2

110

8va

accent simile

2
3
5

1
2

Renaissance Hymn

11

113

115

117

119

(A )

8va
3

do a 4-5 finger trill if desired

let ring as long as possible with half-pedal


end 8va
|

121

Renaissance Hymn

12

8va

123

2
3
5

2
3
5

1
2

126

end 8va |

129

2
3
5

8va
3

1
2

2
3
5

132

5
3
2
1

1
2

2
3
5

135

2
3
5

end 8va|

1
2

Renaissance Hymn

13

ad lib trill if desired


3

139

2
5

142

accent simile

2
5

145

8va
148

151

Renaissance Hymn

14

1
3

1
2

2
5

1
3

1
2

2
5

Baptism Hymn
!

= 85

written by Crawford Gates


arranged by Jon Schmidt
(used with permission)

Slow enough to be perfectly calm yet flowing


copyright 2006
1

Pedal ad-lib except where noted


4

10

Baptism Hymn

15

13

italicized #s are a rhythm aid


16

20

1 &

R.H.
|

23

R.H.

R.H.

26

R.H.

Baptism Hymn

16

R.H.
|

R.H.

29

R.H.

33

37

(F)

R.H.

41

44

Baptism Hymn

17

48

R.H.
R.H.

51

52

focus on playing even triplets and let L.H. notes fall inbetween as indicated
55

R.H.
L.H.

58

cresc.

(A)

8va

61

R.H.
L.H.

|
pp
Baptism Hymn

18

65

8va

end 8va
|

L.H. 3

slower

end 8va |

70

L.H.

77

rit.

a tempo

R.H.

83

R.H.

87

molto rit.
1

Baptism Hymn

19

Helpful Hints:

Arrangement inspired by the following verses:

A poor wayfaring man of grief hath often crossed me on my way,

Who sued so humbly for relief that I could never answer nay.
I had not power to ask his name, whereto he went, or whence he came;
Yet there was something in his eye that won my love; I knew not why.
Once, when my scanty meal was spread, he entered; not a word he spake,
Just perishing for want of bread. I gave him all; he blessed it, brake,
And ate, but gave me part again. Mine was an angels portion then,
For while I fed with eager haste, the crust was manna to my taste.
In prisn I saw him next, condemned to meet a traitors doom at morn.
The tide of lying tongues I stemmed, and honored him mid shame and scorn.
My friendships utmost zeal to try, he asked if I for him would die.
The flesh was weak; my blood ran chill, but my free spirit cried, I will!
Then in a moment to my view the stranger started from disguise.
The tokens in His hands I knew; the Savior stood before mine eyes.
He spake, and my poor name He named, Of Me thou hast not been ashamed.
These deeds shall thy memorial be; fear not, thou didst them unto Me.

Using tempo and/or volume, subtly broaden into


then diminish out of each phrase. (phrase in
groups of four measures almost entirely until the
mood change at m. 81)

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief


! = 120

Slow, somber

written by George Coles


arranged by Jon Schmidt

copyright 2006
please see helpful hints for how best to phrase this arrangement

pedal ad-lib except where noted


5

R.H.

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

20

13

rit.

17

a tempo

22

26

tie and pedal make this spot work


30

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

21

34
3

38

small hand play bass C here

keep pressed so it rings through pedal lifts

42

46

rit.

49

slowly crescendo for the next 4 lines

a tempo

italicized #s are a rhythm aid


1

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

22

rit.

52

a tempo

rit.

a tempo

(G)

(F)
56

a tempo

rit.

8va

60

1
2
2
1
2

(E)
5

8vb
| end 8va

64

small hand roll chord

a tempo

rit.

decresc.

69

decresc.

rit.

no pedal lift
A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

23

a tempo

watch for time signature changes ahead

74

rit.

81

! = 75

5 6

Freely, with much feeling

a tempo

rit.

a tempo

84

cresc.

3 4

5 6

pp

rit.
1 2

a tempo

small hand move the middle harmony notes one column to the right (m.86 -87)

pp

molto allargando (much slowing and broadening)

87

R.H.

89

small hand roll chord

a tempo

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

small hand move C one column over

24

rit.

(F#)

93

decresc.

a tempo

rit.

1 2 3 4

97

small hand roll chord

molto rit.

a tempo

small hand roll chord

100

rit.

105

small hand disregard D

a tempo

half-ped
109

molto rit.

L.H.

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

25

Our Savior's Love


! = 80

written by Crawford Gates


arranged by Jon Schmidt
(used with permission)

Freely, Rubato
copyright 2006
1

subtly broaden into and diminish out of each


phrase using tempo and/or volume

pedal ad-lib
5

5
1

(F#)
9

14

(E)
Our Savior's Love

small hand roll chord

26

19

phrasing simile

5
2

pp

24

R.H.

cresc.

gentle (slow)
29

small hand let R.H. help

decresc.

R.H.

34

small hand put B on beat 3

39

rit.

Our Savior's Love

27

Onward, Christian Soldiers


! = 80

Majestic, regal, slow march tempo

written by Arthur S. Sullivan


arranged by Jon Schmidt

copyright 2006
1

ad-lib trill if desired

pedal ad-lib except where noted


4

3
R.H.
-

8vb
10

_
These: | " !! | can become: l " " ! ! l if desired.
3

Onward, Christian Soldiers

28

13

17

small hand play top two notes of first chord


and bottom two notes of second chord

accent simile

cresc.

21

8vb
25

ad-lib trill if desired

slightly detached for the next two lines

slow crescendo for the next 5 lines

28

Onward, Christian Soldiers

8vb

29

31

8vb
34

ad-lib trill if desired

8vb
3

37

40

8vb
optional L.H. tremolo on beat 3 and 4
44

(E)
Onward, Christian Soldiers

30

48

51

small hand delete top note

54

( )-optional
decresc.

57

slow cresc. to m. 67

3
62

3
5
4
1

Onward, Christian Soldiers

31

optional tremolo

65

decresc.

69

L.H.
3

72

cresc.

small hand play bass C here

( )

75

]11

decresc.
3

1
1[

79

rit.

Onward, Christian Soldiers

32

Side Notes:
The album version was improvised in studio and
is slightly different from the written version here.

Hymn of Nature

(All Creatures of Our God and King)

= 115

With swinging motion

German Melody
arranged by Jon Schmidt

copyright 2006
1

pedal ad-lib except where noted


5

Hymn of Nature

33

13

bring out melody


17

italicized #s are a rhythm aid


1

ped simile
21

25

29

Hymn of Nature

34

33

R.H.
over

37

41

45

3 4

49

Hymn of Nature

35

cresc.

53

R.H.

57

R.H.

62

67

cresc.

8vb
72

small hand play left hand E here

Hymn of Nature

(E)

36

4 5

(E)

76

80

(A)

84

(G)

88

93

Hymn of Nature

(F #)

37

98

1
1

cresc.
1

8va

102

|
2

106

3
5

1
2

110

|
1
1
2

3
5

L.H. |

L.H. |

1
2

115

Hymn of Nature

38

118

R.H.
L..H.

L..H.

R.H.

R.H.

|
half-ped
122

cresc.

126

cresc.
1

130
2

] 11

134

decresc.

Hymn of Nature

39

(G)

138

1
1[

2
1
3
5
1
2
5

142

let ring to measure 154


146

decresc.

let the sound feel like it is trailing off until measure 153;
notes may be omitted to help sound fade

150

molto rit.

rit.

155

Hymn of Nature

40

a tempo

162

166

170

8vb

try to let ring to the end

174

178

slower

Hymn of Nature

rit.

41

slow arpeggio

Side Notes:
Tribute is a song I wrote and dedicated to my older sister
Rose-Anne who passed away. She was the best sister
imaginable and very much like a second mom to me.
Whenever I play the majestic part of Tribute I think of the
resurrection and the chance to see her again. The
arrangement ends with "Abide with Me" as a reminder of Gods
promise that He will abide with those that trust him and
that He will see them through their difficult times.

Funeral Hymn

(Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee / Tribute / Abide with Me)


Abide with Me
written by William H. Monk

Tribute
written by Jon Schmidt

= 70

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee


written by John B. Dykes

Rubato (freely)
copyright 2006

arranged by Jon Schmidt

Both hands 8va

pedal ad-lib except where noted


7
5
2

End of 8va

12

Funeral Hymn

42

16

! = 84

.
.

Now flowing, but not too fast (sensitive)

a tempo

molto rit.

R.H.

R.H.

R.H.

R.H.

19

simile

23

27

( )

slow cresc.

31

Funeral Hymn

43

35

39

slow cresc.
1

43

47

cresc.

5
3
51

4
2

3
1

cresc.

Funeral Hymn

44

55

dim.

59

63

67

71

cresc.

Funeral Hymn

45

Majestically
75

a tempo

rit.

8vb
79

cresc.

dim.

83

87

slow dim.

Top two if you can't reach


91

3
3

.
dim.

Funeral Hymn

46

95

99

dim.

molto cresc.

104

molto (much) rit.

be sure to hold

Same feel as at beginning


Abide With Me 'Tis Eventide

109

1 2

a tempo

115

play the arpeggios very slowly

molto rit.
1

Funeral Hymn

47

1 2 3

That Easter Morn


! = 70

Solemn, becoming majestic

written by Robert Cundick


arranged by Jon Schmidt
(used with permission)

copyright 2006
1

pedal ad-lib except where noted


7

14

cresc.

20

decresc.

That Easter Morn

48

25

slow cresc. for 3 lines

31

ad-lib subtle bass


tremolo if desired

36

8vb
41

pp

decresc.

46

That Easter Morn

rit.

49

play this arpeggio very slowly with ritardando

! = 60

O Savior, Thou Who


Wearest a Crown

Slowly, expressively

written by Hans Leo Hassler


arranged by Bach with alterations by Jon Schmidt

copyright 2006

phrasing simile

pedal ad-lib
6

10

rit.

a tempo

album version skips to m. 33 here


14

O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown

50

phrasing and dynamics simile


18

22

26

pp

30

33

molto rit.

O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown

51

Behold the Wounds


in Jesus' Hands
= 50

Freely, with much feeling

written by David R. Naylor


arranged by Jon Schmidt
(used with permission)

copyright 2006
1

pedal ad-lib except where noted


4

hold bass notes down to end of line

R.H.

Behold the Wounds in Jesus' Hands

52

12

16

&

R.H.

pp

20

rit.

a tempo

24

R.H.

27

Behold the Wounds in Jesus' Hands

53

&

ties very important here

gentle

31

]11

8vb

8vb

35

rit.

R.H.

dolce (sweetly)
a tempo

R.H.

8vb

8vb

8vb

gentle

pp
(F)

39

small hand let L.H. help

45

51

R.H.

Behold the Wounds in Jesus' Hands

54