This collection features 24 hymns familiar to many religious denominations. Traditional harmonizations have been used so that instrumentalists can easily accompany church choirs. Eash string instrument has the melody plus additional harmony lines, and wind and brass instruments have selected melody and harmony lines as well. A keyboard/guitar part is also provided allowing for maximum flexibility.
Title: Sacred Settings, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Come Thou Fount: Eight American Hymns and Spirituals
How Firm a Foundation, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Spiritual, Simple Gifts, There is a Fountain, Be Thou My Vision, Holy Manna and Shall We Gather at the River. (For Violin or Viola: To 3rd position, some double stops. For Cello: Basic thumb position, tenor clef, some double stops.) Includes piano accompaniment.
Title: Come Thou Fount: Eight American Hymns and Spirituals, Published by Latham Music
These violin solos on traditional hymn tunes were written to give the intermediate violinist new and appealing repertoire that will contribute to church services throughout the year. These hymns will add variety and life to worship celebrations. Twelve hymn tunes are included in medleys or solos arrangements. Piano accompaniment is included.
Title: Sacred Hymns for Violin, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 98088
Of the Father's Love Begotten for Piano and Strings
as a special meditative prelude during the Christmas season, this
arrangement of the ancient chant tune opens with a transparent texture
that climaxes with "leggiero" passage work in the strings before ending
calmly and sparsely. All parts are of moderate difficulty, presenting a
wonderful opportunity to feature your pianist, and the string parts are
equally effective when performed by a quintet, one on a part. Includes score and parts (one per instrument).
These three preludes retain the primitive, open harmonies of early American hymnody. The first is a quiet, worshipful introit; the second, a somber depiction of Christ's sacrifice; and the last prelude imitates the joyous strumming of banjos and energy of fiddles. Includes parts for violin, piano, and cello.