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Inspirational, contemplative, and improvisational piano music, arranged and performed for anyone who cares to listen.

Piano by Joel: the Fresh Piano Blog and Podcast Joel Rosenberger

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Inspirational, contemplative, and improvisational piano music, arranged and performed for anyone who cares to listen.

    Rodney's Glory

    Rodney's Glory

    Here's an understated take on the traditional Irish tune, Rodney's Glory. You'll usually hear this performed to accompany traditional dancers, or perhaps played as an air, but I'm pleased to bring you the solo piano version. Enjoy.  Click Here to Listen For lots of free, original music, check out http://www.freshpiano.com.

    O Sacred Head Now Wounded

    O Sacred Head Now Wounded

    Today's selection is a contemplative, solo piano rendition of the ancient hymn, O Sacred Head Now Wounded. It hearkens back to the earlier days of Piano by Joel, when my offerings were informal and minimally edited; more spontaneous, as if we were sitting around the piano together. Here are the first few verses: O sacred Head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down, Now scornfully surrounded with thorns, Thine only crown; O sacred Head, what glory, what bliss till now was Thine! Yet, though despised and gory, I joy to call Thee mine. What Thou, my Lord, hast suffered, was all for sinners’ gain; Mine, mine was the transgression, but Thine the deadly pain. Lo, here I fall, my Savior! ’Tis I deserve Thy place; Look on me with Thy favor, vouchsafe to me Thy grace.Click Here to Listen. Preview and/or Purchase either CD from CD BabyPreview Joel's work on iTunesFresh Piano WebsiteContact JoelLink to Piano by Joel For lots of free, original music, check out http://www.freshpiano.com.

    Be Still My Soul (By Request)

    Be Still My Soul (By Request)

    Today's old hymn, requested by a listener via e-mail, is Be Still My Soul, to the 19th century tune composed by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957.) The original German lyrics were penned by Katharina von Schlegel (1813-1897), but here is a portion of the English translation by Jane Borthwick: Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change, He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul, thy best, thy heavenly Friend Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end. Enjoy the piece. Also, I've recently released my latest CD, Hymn Journeys: Contemporary Piano Interpretations. You can preview and purchase it here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/joelrosenberger3, or on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=316886857&s=143441. Click Here to Listen to Be Still My Soul. Preview and/or Purchase a CD from CD BabyPreview Joel's work on iTunesFresh Piano WebsiteContact JoelLink to Piano by Joel For lots of free, original music, check out http://www.freshpiano.com.

    Face to Face with Christ my Savior (Steinway Mix)

    Face to Face with Christ my Savior (Steinway Mix)

    I'm a guy who likes power tools, and I recently started using state-of-the-art virtual piano software to improve the sound quality of the music I produce. For your listening pleasure, I remixed Face to Face with Christ My Savior, which now features the golden tones of the Steinway concert grand. Of course, you're going to expect me to start podcasting again, now that I have a new toy to motivate me to record! Stay tuned, one of these days you may be hearing the clear sound of the Yamaha studio grand, or the extra octave on the bottom of the Bosendorfer. Until next time! Click Here to Listen Preview and/or Purchase either CD from CD BabyPreview Joel's work on iTunesFresh Piano WebsiteContact JoelLink to Piano by Joel For lots of free, original music, check out http://www.freshpiano.com.

    Still, Still, Still (brass ensemble)

    Still, Still, Still (brass ensemble)

    Merry Christmas! I hope your holiday was all that you wanted it to be. My gift to you is a laid-back New Orleans brass rendition of the Austrian traditional carol, Still, Still, Still. This arrangement features the sweet sounds of the trumpet, saxaphones, tuba, bass trombone, and strings. Click Here to Listen Preview and/or Purchase either CD from CD BabyPreview Joel's work on iTunesFresh Piano WebsiteContact JoelLink to Piano by Joel For lots of free, original music, check out http://www.freshpiano.com.

    Guest Performance: Della, The Unfolding

    Guest Performance: Della, The Unfolding

    Greetings, piano fans!  It has been a while, but I think you'll enjoy today's piano piece.  I've introduced you to Della before.  When she's not accompanying the Cincinatti ballet, or sitting under Carmon Deleone in the Middletown Symphony Orchestra; she's composing, arranging, and performing her own original piano works.  I highly recommend her music, and I'm pleased that she's allowed me to make this mp3, The Unfolding, available to you, at the link below.  I'm not even going to try to describe it.  Just turn the lights down low, and listen. If you would like to hear more, and/or purchase her new CD, {beautiful still}, just visit her home page at http://www.indieheaven.com/artist_main.php?id=54193. Until next time! Click Here to ListenPreview and/or Purchase either CD from CD BabyPreview Joel's work on iTunesFresh Piano WebsiteContact JoelLink to Piano by Joel For lots of free, original music, check out http://www.freshpiano.com.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Seed of God ,

Excellent job

What a great music, I really enjoy it every time I hear it.

KrystalFann ,

Amazing

I found this podcast a few years ago but somehow lost it when my iPod broke needless to say i have been looking for it for two years and I am exuberant that I found it again. I remembered this after two years... It's that good :)

kwschumacher ,

Wow

This music took me to prayer instantly. Thank you Rosenberger family.

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