Ideas for Prelude & Postlude – Resources and Registration

“Quiet prelude and postlude music creates an atmosphere of worship that invites the Spirit into Church meetings.  The organist or pianist usually plays hymns or other appropriate music for five to ten minutes before or after a meeting.” 

—Handbook 2:14.4.3

Manuals Only


  • Nine Hymn Studies for Organists – Kim Croft
  • Easy Organ Hymn Settings – Don Cook
  • Prelude Sac – Douglas Lemmens
  • Hymns of Devotion – Larry Beebe, multiple volumes

Moderate to Difficult

  • Hymn Preludes for Organ – Robert Manookin, multiple volumes
  • Postludes – James Kasen, multiple volumes
  • LDS Hymn Voluntaries – David Chamberlin, multiple volumes
  • Carols A to Z, compiled by Douglas Wagner
  • Wood Works for Organ – Dale Wood, multiple volumes
  • From the Tabernacle – multiple volumes