As we examine songs that have stood the test of time we’re likely to hear good chord structure and melodies that move with sense a of purpose toward a climax. I’m inclined to think that most composers would enjoy hearing different interpretations of their creative work, including the enriching of the harmony by expanding the palette of chord colors. There’s also a place for simplicity which is the case in these arrangements of timeless treasures.
Note: For years we’ve been arranging music for piano and organ, and “Still, Still, Still” is one of our favorites. “It Came upon the Midnight Clear” and “What Child Is This?” are examples of a new venture for us, the writing of piano duets.