Tag Archives: Southern Harmony

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.

New music

New music added to the catalog

Some new titles have been added to the music catalog at the website:

Details about the new titles.

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BUNESSAN (Morning Has Broken)

An instrumental descant to the hymn tune BUNESSAN. This hymn is known under the following titles: Morning Has Broken; Always And Ever; Child In The Manger; Contains the melody and descant. Parts provided for C Bb Eb F and Alto Clef Treble Clef instruments. Usage: Hymn Accompanying. Arranger: Martin L. Flanders

LYONS (O Worship The King)

An instrumental descant to the hymn tune LYONS. This hymn is known under the following titles: O Worship The King; How Wondrous And Great; Ye Servants Of God; Ye Thirsty For God. Contains the melody and descant. Parts provided for C Bb Eb F and Alto Clef treble clef instruments. Usage: Hymn Accompanying. Arranger Martin L. Flanders

PICARDY (Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence)

An instrumental descant to the hymn tunes PICARD. This hymn is known under all of the following titles: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence – Sing My Tongue The Glorious Battle – Transform Us As You Transfigured – God Of Freedom God Of Justice – Judge Eternal Throned In Splendor – You Lord are both Lamb and Shepherd – As The Sun With Longer Journey – Blessed Are The Poor And Needy – Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit; Blessed Father Great Creator – For The Night Weeping May Tarry – Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us – Sing Ye Faithful Sing With Gladness – Though The Night Of Weeping May Linger – With The Body That Was Broken. Contains the melody and descant. Parts provided fro C Bb Eb F and Alto clef treble clef instruments. Usage: Hymn Accompanying. Arranger: Martin L. Flanders

What Wondrous Love Is This

A new setting of this popular hymn. Other settings are available in the catalog for Piano, Organ or Choir. Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone (optional), Tenor Saxophone (optional), French Horn, 2 Trumpets, Trombone, Triangle, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, String Reduction, Guitar, Electric Bass (optional). Usage: Lent Holy Week General Prelude Offertory Communion Postlude Educational. Arranger: Sterling J. Roberts

You can always find the newest additions to the catalog by searching for “New Listing” in the search page. New Listing search page. Searching for just the word New will find new titles as well as a few titles with that word in the title or description.

We are always interested in hearing back from you as to what type of new sheet music or recordings you’d like to see in our catalog.

Today’s additions represent the works of two different artists that are part of JamesGilbertMusic. If you’d like to have your sheet music or your recordings published on the website, visit our Submission Page for details