The Church’s One Foundation - Hymn Piano Solo

Samuel S. Wesley, 1864
Year of arrangement
Samuel J. Stone, 1866
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Classical music
Solo instrument (Piano)
Instrumental parts
Not available

This arrangement is a transcription of my 2016 recording of "The Church’s One Foundation" (hymn tune "Aurelia").

The first part of the piece is scored in 12/8 for simplicity of notation, but the feel is eighth-note triplets in 4/4. When the time signature switches to 4/4, keep the same beat going. In other words, the tempo of dotted-quarter notes in the 12/8 section = the tempo of quarter notes in the 4/4 section. To make the switch cleanly, it may help if you think of the fermata in measure 41 as the beginning of the 4/4 section. Hold that note for a solid 3 beats (as if it were a dotted half note in 4/4), with beat 4 of the implied 4/4 measure being the final note of measure 41, and come in with a strong quarter-note pulse in measure 42. Listen to the mp3 demo if you need help making sense of that!

My performance of this arrangement is available on youtube at, or visit my youtube channel,, for this and other songs.

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