This collection of ten favorite hymns and gospel songs is perfect for your praise band or rhythm section. These familiar tunes take on fresh appeal, with styles ranging from up-tempo jazz to bossa nova to jazz waltz to slow ballads. Each arrangement is designed to feature a specific solo wind instrument (sax, flute, flugelhorn or trumpet). Transposed parts for C, E-flat and B-flat melodic instruments are also provided. The melody line is passed between the piano, guitar and the solo instrument throughout each arrangement. These arrangements are not designed as piano solos with instrumental back-up, but rather with the piano as part of the group. The arrangements work best for rhythm players who can improvise from a chord chart, so all parts include chord symbols; the drum/electric bass part has some transcribed passages, and the piano part is fully transcribed. Program these pieces for a Sunday evening concert or as preludes or offertories in a morning worship service.
Difficulty: Level 3 - Advanced musically and in technical demands; use of full keyboard, scale and arpeggio passages; stylistically demanding
The accompaniment CD (with this piano book) includes all instruments except the piano.
Also available: Instrumental Parts with Accompaniment CD, Performance (listening) CD