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Latest additions to the catalog (May 2012)

New additions

We’ve added a few new titles to the website recently. They are two Organ Hymn Accompaniments, an Instrumental Solo with piano and optional rhythm section and strings as well as a String Quartet piece.

Update: While not discussed below, we’ve also added two settings of The Star Spangled Banner, one for Strings, one for Woodwinds. We’ve also added a setting of Amazing Grace for Trumpet Trio.

It Is Well

This piece is a transcription of the jazzy recording available in our catalog. It Is Well (hymn tune: VILLE DU HAVRE) is a very popular tune. This setting is for solo instrument with Strings (Violin and Cello), String reduction included, Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass, Drums and optional Tenor Saxophone. Parts are provided for C, Bb, Eb, F, and Alto Clef instruments. The following instruments would work well with this piece: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Trumpet, French Horn, Violin, Viola, Alto Saxophone or Tenor Saxophone. Usage: Prelude, Offertory, Postlude, Church or Educational.

RESIGNATION

An alternate harmonization free improvisation of this hymn for Organ. This hymn tune is also known as My Shepherd Will Supply My Need. For use with congregational singing.

IN BABILONE

An alternate harmonization free improvisation of this hymn for Organ. This tune is known under the titles Hail Thou Once Despised Jesus and See The Conqueror Mounts In Triumph. For use with congregational singing.

The Snow Lay On The Ground

It may be a bit early to be thinking of Christmas music but you now have no excuse for not having enough time to practice! Get your string quartet together and get started on this piece. For String Quartet (Violin 1 – Violin 2 – Viola – Cello). This setting of the traditional Christmas piece makes for an excellent Christmas Eve piece or for any time during Advent or Christmas. Usage: Christmas Advent Church.

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What Wondrous Love Is This

I’ve uploaded a new video to YouTube. This is a recording of the piece What Wondrous Love Is This that I arranged for orchestra. The hymn tune is from the early 1800’s in Appalachia and is found in Southern Harmony, 1835. It is still used today in many churches and instrumental versions, like this, are also used in secular schools for its historical aspect.

This recording is done via software instruments (although most of you would have thought they were real if I hadn’t said anything). I used instruments from the Native Instruments Kontakt 5 factory library as well as Session Strings Pro. I layered the string sounds so each instrument in the string section had 3 to 5 different instruments. They were mixed together to get the final sound. For the reverb I used two instances of Guitar Rig 5, one for the strings and their reverb and all other instruments.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U-7E3cjY9A?hl=en&fs=1]

The orchestra sheet music is available for purchase at my website. The instrumentation is for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Triangle, Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Bass and Guitar (or Harp). See the catalog description for details about substitute instruments and keyboard reductions.

If you have any questions or comments, you can leave them on the YouTube page or here.