Diane Bish

Concert and recording artist, composer, conductor and international television artist - Diane Bish has displayed her dazzling virtuosity and unique showmanship around the world. Her performances have been hailed by critics internationally as "stunning, virtuoso, fiery and astonishing". Through numerous recordings, concerts and weekly television appearances, Diane Bish is the most visible organist in the world today.

In 1989, Diane Bish, received the prestigious National Citation given by The National Federation of Music Clubs of America. "The highest honor for distinguished service to the musical, artistic and cultural life of the nation." Other past recipients of this prestigious award are Van Cliburn, Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, Irving Berlin, Fred Waring and Robert Shaw.

On her own international television series, "The Joy of Music", Diane Bish has brought together for the first time on a television platform the great music of the organ with world renowned solo artists, ensembles and orchestras. Combining exhilarating performances with entertaining, informative and inspirational narrative, the series appeals to people of all ages, musician or non-musician.

Diane Bish has produced, hosted and performed over 180 Joy of Music programs from famous churches, cathedrals, palaces, museums and monasteries of the United States, Israel and Europe. Over 100 million people worldwide are capable of seeing The Joy of Music on a weekly basis. The program is featured on six national cable networks, various independent and PBS stations, Armed Forces Network worldwide, Canada's Vision Network and various foreign countries.

Diane Bish is also seen weekly on the international broadcasts of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, where as senior organist, she directed the design and plays the majestic 117 rank Ruffatti organ. She is also featured weekly on the "Gloria" program hosted by Art Linkletter.

Diane Bish has made over 30 recordings on many of the great organs of the world including St. Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem, Holland and Freiburg Cathedral, Germany where she is the first American woman to record. Recordings include music for: Organ and orchestra; brass and organ; cello and organ; great organ masterpieces and original works and hymn arrangements.

The sparkling creativity and artistry of Diane Bish is equally evident in her composing as well as performing. Four major works include: Festival Te Deum for organ and orchestra; Passion Symphony for organ and narrator; Symphony of Psalms for organ, choir, orchestra and soloist and Morning Has Broken for organ, choir, orchestra and narrator. She is noted for her brilliant works for organ with seven books and numerous solo pieces. She is also the author of Church Music Explosion inspiring excellence in church music.

Diane Bish began her early study with Dorothy Addy in Wichita, Kansas. As a student of the famous Mildred Andrews, Diane Bish, while still in her teens, was the winner of national competitions in both organ and composition and recipient of Fulbright and French government grants in Amsterdam and Paris with Nadia Boulanger, Gustav Leonhardt and Marie Claire Alain.

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Choral
 
Jesus, Savior Pilot Me
 

 
Jesus, Savior Pilot Me - SATB (click title to purchase)
$1.50 (BG2451)

Composer: John E Gould Arranger: Diane Bish Author/Lyricist: Edward Hopper 

Season: General   Released: 2004   Series: Choral Music of Diane Bish   Difficulty: Medium

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Lead On, O King Eternal
 

 
Lead On, O King Eternal - SATB (click title to purchase)
$2.25 (BG2435)

Composer: Henry T Smart Arranger: Diane Bish Author/Lyricist: Ernest W Shurtleff 

Season: General   Released: 2003   Difficulty: Difficult

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The Spacious Firmament
 

 
The Spacious Firmament - SATB (click title to purchase)
$2.25 (F2335)

Composer: Traditional Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: General   Released: 2007   Difficulty: Medium

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Organ [top]
 
All Creatures Of Our God And King
 

 
All Creatures Of Our God And King - Organ (click title to purchase)
$14.95 (BGK1036)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: General   Released: 2006

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Anniversary Flourishes
 

 
Anniversary Flourishes - Organ Solo (click title to purchase)
$9.95 (BGK1034)

Composer: Diane Bish Arranger: na Author/Lyricist: na 

Season: General   Released: 2011   Series: The Organ Music of Diane Bish   Difficulty: Difficult

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Dance Of The Trumpets
 

 
Dance Of The Trumpets - Organ Solo (click title to purchase)
$9.95 (BGK1011)

Composer: Diane Bish 

Season: General   Released: 2008   Difficulty: Difficult   Scriptural Reference: Psalm 150

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Diane Bish Classical Organ Favorites
 

 
Diane Bish Classical Organ Favorites - Organ (click title to purchase)
$24.95 (JG0697)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: General

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Diane Bish Favorite Organ Selections
 

 
Diane Bish Favorite Organ Selections - Organ (click title to purchase)
$24.95 (JG0706)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: General   Released: 1993

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Encore! Encore!
 

 
Encore! Encore! - Organ (click title to purchase)
$18.95 (BG0961)

Arranger: Fred Swann, Mark Thallander, Diane Bish, Carolyn Hamlin, Geirge Baker, Craig Phillips, Kimo Smith,  

Season: General   Released: 2000

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Festival Praise For Organ
 

 
Festival Praise For Organ - Organ Solo (click title to purchase)
$14.95 (BGK1032)

Arranger: Diane Bish, Fred Bock, Mark Thallander, Steve Sturz, Frederick Swann 

Season: General   Released: 2005   Difficulty: Medium

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German Carol Fantasy
 

 
German Carol Fantasy - Organ (click title to purchase)
$9.95 (BGK1029)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: General   Released: 2005   Series: Diane Bish

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Merry Christmas From Diane Bish
 

 
Merry Christmas From Diane Bish - Organ (click title to purchase)
$12.95 (BG0832)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: Christmas   Released: 1994

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Organ Music Of Diane Bish, Volume I
 

 
Organ Music Of Diane Bish, Volume I - Organ (click title to purchase)
$12.95 (BGK1002)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: Communion/Lent, Easter   Released: 2002

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Shall We Gather At The River
 

 
Shall We Gather At The River - Organ Solo (click title to purchase)
$16.95 (BGK1021)

Composer: Traditional Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: General   Released: 2011   Difficulty: Medium

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The American Collection
 

 
The American Collection - Organ Solo (click title to purchase)
$14.95 (BGK1010)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: General   Released: 2007   Series: The Organ Music of Diane Bish   Difficulty: Medium

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The Diane Bish Christmas Collection
 

 
The Diane Bish Christmas Collection - Organ (click title to purchase)
$18.95 (JG0681)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: Christmas

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The Diane Bish Organ Book  #2
 

 
The Diane Bish Organ Book #2 - Organ (click title to purchase)
$12.95 (BG0647)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: General

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The Diane Bish Organ Book #4
 

 
The Diane Bish Organ Book #4 - Organ (click title to purchase)
$12.95 (BG0776)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: General

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The Diane Bish Organ Book Vol.1
 

 
The Diane Bish Organ Book Vol.1 - Organ (click title to purchase)
$12.95 (BG0548)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: General   Released: 1980

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The Diane Bish Organ Book- Christmas
 

 
The Diane Bish Organ Book- Christmas - Organ (click title to purchase)
$9.95 (BG0756)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: Christmas

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The Diane Bish Wedding Book
 

 
The Diane Bish Wedding Book - Organ (click title to purchase)
$24.95 (JG0555)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: Wedding   Series: Service Music for Organ

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The Joy Of Music!  Vol.2
 

 
The Joy Of Music! Vol.2 - Organ (click title to purchase)
$12.95 (BG0938)

Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: General   Released: 1996

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Toccata On Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
 

 
Toccata On Christ The Lord Is Risen Today - Organ (click title to purchase)
$9.95 (BG0634)

Composer: Traditional Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: Easter   Released: 1982   Difficulty: Medium

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Worship Hymns For Organ - The Golden Jubilee Edition
 

 
Worship Hymns For Organ - The Golden Jubilee Edition - Organ Solos (click title to purchase)
$24.95 (BGK1023)

Composer: Traditional Arranger: Carolyn Hamlin, Diane Bish, Fred Swann, Mark Thallander, Michael Burkhardt, Anna Laura Page, Joel Martinson, Joyce Jones, Craig Phillips 
  Released: 2010

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Vocal/Wedding Collections [top]
 
Blessed Assurance
 

 
Blessed Assurance - Hi Voice Solo (click title to purchase)
$16.95 (BGK1018)

Composer: Traditional Arranger: Diane Bish 

Season: General   Released: 2008   Difficulty: Medium

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