Category Descriptions

Brass
These are titles arranged for brass instruments and include solos, duets, trios, quartets, quintets or chamber group pieces with or without piano accompaniment. Purchase one copy and print out as many copies as you need.

Choral Music
Arrangements for vocal ensembles or full choir. See the individual descriptions for detail. These are for various combinations of voices, from SAB to SATB to TTBB, usually with piano accompaniment. Purchase one copy and print out as many as your choir needs.

Handbell/Handchime
Handbell and handchime music is often interchangeable so just because it says handbells doesn't mean you can't try it with chimes (or vice versa). When using handbell music on handchimes, do not do any of the mallet, mart or plucking that might be listed. When doing handchime music on handbells, try adding mallet, mart or plucking effects to the music. The levels listed correspond approximately to the AGEHR rating system. The number of octaves required varies from 2 to 5 and much of our 5 octave material works well with only 3 octaves playing. Purchase one copy and print out as many copies as you need.

Instrumental hymn accompaniments
Variations of the typical 4-part hymns found in most hymnals. Some additional arrangement material is added and the pieces are written more in instrumental style than if played straight out of the hymnal. A complete set of parts are provided for a typical orchestra. These are one verse only and designed to be used to supplement keyboard accompaniment of congregational singing. For more details about the series, see the Hymn accompaniment details file (PDF). Purchase one copy and print out as many copies as you need.

Instrumental Descants and improvisations
These consist of one verse of the song. The descants are designed for use in accompanying hymns along with the usual keyboard accompaniment. Improvisations are also one verse only and are similarly useful for congregational singing. Both are quite suitable for use on synthesizer or secondary piano or organ. The melody is included. Purchase one copy and print out as many copies as you need.

Instrumental Ensembles
Full arrangements of the listed title. This is the category for everything instrumental from a combination of 3 instruments up to, but not quite full orchestra and consisting of a mix of instrument familes. For example, string and brass playing together would be here as might be woodwinds and brass playing together. For pieces utilizing just brass or just woodwinds or just strings, see those respective categories. Also listed are are the 4+1 ensemble pieces. Those are described below. Purchase one copy and print out as many copies as you need.

Instrumental Ensemble 4+1 titles
These pieces can be played by any group of 4 or more different voiced instruments plus keyboard. The four parts correspond roughly to the same parts found in choral music. The additional instrument can be organ, piano or synthesizer as well as a full rhythm section or just guitar. This series of music is designed for small groups. If you have less than four players, there are various pieces available for solo, duets and trios of instruments. These are full arrangements.
 
Parts provided: Just about every combination of C,Bb,Eb,F and Alto Clef instruments you can imagine, including, but not limited to the following instruments:
Flute, Oboe, Violin 1, Trumpet 1, Clarinet 1 (Alto Sax, Viola, Soprano Sax)
Clarinet 2, Violin 2, Alto Sax, Trumpet 2, Viola, French horn (Cello)
Tenor Sax, French horn, Cello 1, Trombone 1, Bassoon 1 (Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet, Baritone)
Baritone Sax, Double Bass, Trombone 2, Bassoon 2, Bass Clarinet, Cello 2 (Electric Bass, French horn)
and Piano (Keyboard, Organ) Purchase one copy and print out as many copies as you need.

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Violin, Viola and Cello Solos
Pieces for the respective solo instrument, usually with piano accompaniment. See the individual title descriptions for additional details. Also see the brass, woodwind, and string sections for duets and ensemble pieces specific to those instrument families. Purchase one copy and print out as many copies as you need.

Leadsheets
Pieces consisting of the melody (treble clef) with chord symbols. Some titles include the words.

MP3 (Audio) Files
These are your typical mp3 files as one might download from any number of online sites. They are ready to be loaded into your ipod or other mp3 player or burned to a CD - or just played through your computer. The titles available include brand new recordings of brand new music as well as new recordings of titles in our catalog.

Orchestra
Your typical orchestra piece. Instrumentation varies from piece to piece. Most orchestra titles call for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Trumpets, Trombone, Violin, Cello, and Keyboard. Some also call for Alto and/or Tenor Saxophone, Viola and percussion, and sometimes even a full rhythm section. See the individual listings for specific instrument requirements. Most of the orchestra pieces can be played even without the full listed instrumentation. As with many of our pieces, if you have a special need please use the contact form to drop us a note. In many cases we are able to adapt a piece for your need at little or no additional cost. Purchase one copy and print out as many copies as you need.

Organ Solos
Many arrangements of hymn tunes as well as some original compositions. Written primarily for church use as either pre-service, prelude, offertory or postludes. This category also includes some classical organ literature recently typeset and edited.

Organ Hymn accompanying
Alternate harmonizations are for one verse of the hymn with different harmony than in the hymnal. They are designed to be used in accompanying congregational singing. Accompaniments are the same harmony as used in the hymnal, but different accompaniment. Some titles include or are introductions to the hymn or modulations between two titles. See the individual title descriptions.

Piano and Keyboard music
Typical solo piano pieces. Some pieces can be played on organ, harpsichord or other keyboard instruments. Many are playable on synthesizer. Duets, trios and ensembles are available. See the individual titles for specifics.
See also the Travels Of The Heart CD page for links to more and longer audio samples
 
Easy Piano These are listed in the Piano category and noted as Easy Piano. They are designed for the beginning pianist. To meet the needs of the beginning pianist, they contain minimal hand movement, easy rhythms and comfortable keys. For the most part, these are not for the absolute beginner, but are good for progressing students and those that haven't played the piano in a while.

Praise-Worship Music
This is a series of one-verse accompaniments to music typically found in contemporary focused worship services in churches. There are various types of arrangements in the catalog. First, there are charts for your rhythm section (instrumentalists). Those include a written out part for guitar, drums, piano, (keyboard, synthesizer) and electric bass with an auxillary percussion part provided on some titles. Just set these parts down in front of your praise band rhythm section and you are ready to accompany the singers or congregation. Second, there are charts for all your instrumental needs. Whether just a rhythm section or a full-orchestra, these titles will fit your vocal or congregation accompaniment needs. Finally, we have leadsheets of various titles that include the melody, chord symbols and words. See the individual listings for specific details. Purchase one copy and print out as many copies as you need.

Strings
Pieces for violin, viola, cello and bass. Either solos specific to the string family, or string duets, trios quartets and chamber material, with or without piano accompaniment. Purchase one copy and print out as many copies as you need.

Woodwinds
Pieces for woodwind instruments. This includes solos specific to a particular woodwind instrument or the woodwind family of instruments. Also contains duets, trios and chamber group material, all with or without piano accompaniment. Purchase one copy and print out as many copies as you need.

Usage Notes
ALL music can be used for any sort of solo performance anywhere or for educational and teaching purposes.


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