The Music of Rev. Richard A Jordan
is where I will tell you about my music and the influences that have shaped it.
was created because hymns should play a central part in Christian life, unforunately
our media today rarely play Lutheran hymns, so we came up with this remedy
was formed because American Lutherans switched from German to English
rather quickly using the translations that were available at the time,
we have not really considered the wealth of material we left behind,
nor has there been any concerted effort at translating it so we might
sing these treasures in English today. This site seeks to stimulate
thought and discussion and identification of hymns most in need of translation
are my recordings on 16 CD's of my own arrangements of traditional Lutheran hymns.
They were done as instrumental pieces so they might serve 3 purposes:
1. so that people could hear hymns throughout the day, as backround music that encourages, and
2. so that there might be something that you could sing along to, and
3. so that people might see that organ music and traditional hymns are neither dull or boring.
Some of these arrangements have come out as sheet music, well 7 books so far.
came from my love of traditional Irish music,
and that I could not find any that had been arranged for organ.
The premise, Turlough O'Carolan, the irish harper lived at about the same
time as JS Bach - so why not arrange Irish music in the style of Bach.
It provided such fun that 5 CD's have been released, and
some of these arrangements have also come out as sheet music, 2 books so far.
Early Influences on my Music
to be developed
Some Thoughts on Hymns and Church Music
to be developed