This Arrangement of Come Thou Font of Every Blessing by Nettelton is for teachers or advanced players. Complex rhythms and meter changes make this piece exciting for performer and listener alike. This piece is part of your Paloma Piano Platinum Level Membership. We plan to add more hymn arrangements and advanced piece in the future because teachers love to play as well.
History of "Come Thou Font of Every Blessing"
In the United States, the hymn Come Thou Font of Every Blessing" is usually set to an American folk tune known as "Nettleton", composed by printer John Wyeth, or possibly by Asahel Nettleton. In the United Kingdom, the hymn is also often set to the tune "Normandy" by C Bost. The "Nettleton" tune is used extensively in the partial or full quotation by the American composer Charles Ives, in such works as the First String Quartet and the piano quintet and song "The Innate". The "Nettleton" tune is also quoted at the end of "My Trundle Bed" by Tullius C. O'Kane. A shape-note song called "Warrenton" also has been sung with a chorus being in 4/4 time or 2/2 cut time; to fit the text to this melody, the second half of each verse is omitted and replaced with a refrain of "I am bound for the kingdom, will you come to glory with me? / Hallelujah, praise the Lord!" Wikipedia
This piece is in the new "Teacher's Corner" some arrangements and original pieces are suitable for more advanced players. "Come Thou Font of Every Blessing" will take some work for most but it is a real crowd pleaser at church services. I hope you will enjoy playing this arrangement as much as your church congregation will love hearing it. Perfect for offertory or postlude.
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