This is my first piano album! I choose some of my favorite hymn tunes and arranged them in a variety of contemporary styles. Most of these arrangements are published in two books: "Hymns for the Spirit" by Alfred, and "Lift Him Up!" by Lorenz. More information can be found on my site: www.matthyzer.com
"Matt Hyzer's CD is a wonderful sorbet for the spirit! Refreshing and restoring ... his playing is always rich with beauty and filled with memorable musical moments. The message behind the song is always evident and there is an authenticity to his approach that does more than tickle the ear ... it impacts the heart!"
-Joseph Martin, composer/pianist
"Matt Hyzer's thoughtful piano arrangements remind me of one of the greats of a previous generation - Kurt Kaiser. Harmonically inventive. Tasteful. Respectful of the tune. And though they are never sung - one can "hear" the lyrics of these great melodies hidden in Matt's sensitive performances."
-Robert Sterling, 5 time Dove Award winning songwriter/arranger/producer