Music Professor Releases Newest Piano Book

Marilynn Ham, associate professor of music and artist-in-residence at Bethel, and Alfred Music Publishing Co., Inc. recently released her newest piano arrangement book entitled “Come Unto Me: 10 Comforting Solo Piano Arrangements for Worship.”

The 10 advanced arrangements appropriately fit the quiet and meditative mood, as well as the theme of the book, Matthew 11:28-30. Ham has fresh arrangements of many well-known hymns and spirituals, as well as classical and folk songs, to fit more contemporary harmonies.

The new collection of songs include “Abide with Me,” “Breathe on Me, Breath of God,” “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” “Dona Nobis Pacem,” “Fantasy on Londonderry Air,” “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place,” “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me,” “Jesus, Lover of My Soul,” “Morning Has Broken,” “Nearer, My God, to Thee, with Schubert’s Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op. 90, No. 3.”

The book of arrangements is now available for purchase at Shirk’s Piano and Organ located inside Mishawaka Town and Country Shopping Center, and, through Marilynn’s website  at

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.