MAKES THE HEART TO SING: JAZZ HYMNS
Witkowski’s arrangements transcend the cultural understanding of what church music should be and how it should sound. Regardless of whether a church employs a professional jazz trio or a pianist with little jazz experience, Deanna’s scores are clear and accessible and make it easy to both learn and teach the music. -Richard Van Voorst, Worship Arts Pastor at Tampa Covenant Church
FROM THIS PLACE
Deanna’s sacred jazz recording, From This Place, features original songs, new settings of 19th century hymn texts, and a jazz Mass.
Hear and buy the album HERE.
View and buy the 137-page spiral-bound (or digital) sheet music book HERE.
To hear/see excerpts, and to purchase any of Deanna’s sacred pieces, visit the online sheet music store.
More sheet music
“Deanna’s music has come along when we as church musicians need it the most. Her language is unique and fresh, and her melodies are singable by amateur and professional alike.” -Paul Klemme, music director, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salem, OR
Check out Deanna’s original paraphrase of Psalm 100, “We Belong to God,” that won the 2017 Annual Hymn Search of The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada below (sheet music is available at Deanna’s store).
Deanna is an award-winning choral composer: in 2016, she won the Illinois ACDA Choral Composition Contest for her SSAA piece, “Where Shadow Chases Light” and is a recipient of the Lutheran Arts sponsored Martin Luther Hymn Prize. See a full list of Deanna’s commissions and awards at her awards page.