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Piano Solos
Sacred Piano Solos
Piano Duets
Jazz Piano Teaching Pieces
Organ Music I
Organ Music II
Organ Music III
Organ Music IV
Organ & Piano Duets
Organ Duets
Organ and Brass
Organ and Woodwinds
Vocal Solos
Vocal Solos,
SATB Choral Music
Instrumental Music
Harpsichord Music
Recordings I
Recordings II
Connecticut River Suite
Gauger Call: Mark Twain
The Gathering (Shall We Gather at the River)
On the River (I Stood on the Riber Jerdon)
Riverside Blues (Down by the Riverside)
Dance of Celebration (Mambo for Mariiyn)
Commissioned by Thomas Marshall to honor Marilyn Mason at her retirement ceremonies in Michigan. Marshall is on the faculty of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA and organist at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. The piece ends with a vibrant finale using the Michigan fight song. An ossia is provided as an alternate to the fight song. However, the fight song is a song of victory and could be used for Eastertide.
Fairest Lord Jesus
Four variations on the famous hymn. The opening is a simple statement of the hymn from an early setting. The second variation has a blues bass line against a simple melody. The third melodic improv is shown by clicking on the title in bold. The final variation is a LUSH harmonic treatment as only Dr. Joe can do!
Four Carols for Christmas
Four varied Utterback settings of familiar carols with jazz harmonies and rhythms.
Christ Our God to Earth Descendeth (Picardy)
The Manger Child
(Infant Holy, Away in a Manger)
Herald Angels
Song of the Magi
(Kings of Orient)
His Eye Is on the Sparrow
A developing blues treatment (also titled "Sparrow Blues")
beginning on the manuals and adding pedal as the piece
Hudson River Voluntaries
Based on river references from scripture
Mystical Vision
Streams of Gladness
Riverside Prayer
Crystal Waters
The River Euphrates Trumpet
The JAZZ Epistle
A companion volume for 'The JAZZ Gospel'
Peace Song
Give Me Jesus
Wade in the Water
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Jesus Loves Me
A blues treatment of the famous song for children and adults.
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
An exciting treatment of a favorite spiritual, exploring jazz styles and including a pedal solo.
?The familiar theme is given after a short introduction, and undergoes several ?metamorphoses in successive sections. The various elements are given obviously jazzy and blues treatments, and include an extended pedal solo marked ?as fast as you like?, as is the rousing finale. It is not my usual fare ? but I found myself quickly entertained by it. It is not difficult after a little practice, and would prove a very handy piece for the lighter part of a recital programme ? or perhaps for an encore. Equally, though, it could find its place as a slightly mischievous postlude when the readings are suitable.?
? The Organist Review, June 2013
Prelude on Beach Spring
Four variations.
Prelude (for Mother's Day)
A short but lovely prelude which you can program simply as "Prelude" anytime of the year.but written for Mother's Day when you may use the full title.
Reverie for Organ
"This is one of those beautiful slow movements that appeals to everyone. Somewhat reminiscent of Flor Peter's Aria, this is an ideal organ Adagio with subtle jazz harmonies in accompaniment of mostly half and whole notes with repeated quarter notes in the Pedal. The only remote difficulty is reading the accidentals. Here is something as lovely as it is different for use at any time in church or recital."
–– The American Organist, June 2012
Rejoice in the Lord Always
Simple Gifts
Six Jazz Inventions for Organ
Short organ explorations for beginners
Little Rag for Organ
"In response to requests for easy pieces for POEs, Joe Utterback has provided six organ works for beginners. The first two are for one and two manuals respectively, two more introduce pedal passages, and the last two, while easy, have more of a pedal part. The last Little Rag is a charming piece with some syncopation and off-beat pedal notes. All are excellent teaching pieces, and can you beat the price?"
–– The American Organist, June 2012
This little light Play music sample
When in Our Music God is Glorified

Prelude on ENGELBERG
A majestic setting of the famous tune, even using a zimbelstern ? only if you have one. The rousing finale settings with cornet and then a majestic trumpet are sure to enhance the exciting statement of praise. A special commission.
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Play music sample
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
A delightful organ solo with wonderful harmonies, jazz elements, and scintillating manual passage with pedal melody.
Five NEW Spirituals for Organ
Volume 1
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
Standing in the Need of Prayer
Lay Your Hands on Us, Lord
Jesus, Jesus, What a Wonderful Child
Go Down, Moses
Five NEW Spirituals for Organ
Volume 2
Every Time I feel the Spirit
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Ezekiel's Wheel
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