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Customized Orchestrations

Your church orchestra or instrumental ensemble would love to accompany your choir with accessible, beautiful music designed for the volunteer musician.

Each instrument has a voice and can now add their unique timbre to these works to help your choir bring this music to life in worship.

I will customize these orchestrations for your specific group, tailoring them for the instruments you currently have available.

Typically, an orchestrated accompaniment like this would start at over $300. But I am committed to helping you grow your music program, by giving your musicians more opportunities to serve at a price that is very affordable.

Pricing Scale:

1-4 instruments$79.00
5-9 instruments$99.00
10-15 instruments$129.00
16-20 instruments$199.00
21 or more instrumentsContact me for quote

These arrangements are designed to be accessible no matter how skilled your players are. I can arrange them so that musicians with 1 to 2 years of lessons or Jr. High experience can play them, or if you are blessed to have more skilled players I'll craft the parts accordingly. Regardless, your ensemble should be able to perfect them in minimal rehearsal time.

You will receive PDF files of the customized full conductor's score and extracted parts for each instrument.

Orchestrations can be ready in 3-5 weeks.

The octavos below have Customized Instrumental Accompaniments and have been premiered by the church or school listed. Choose your favorite Schram anthem published by Lorenz (including the Heritage, Laurel, Monarch, and Exaltation imprints) or the Jubilate Music Group (including Alfred Sacred, Warner Bros. Sacred, Belwin Sacred Choral, and Jubilate imprints).

Let your church orchestra premier a new Customized Accompaniment to your favorite Ruthie Schram work!

Please contact me for more information and to get started.

A La Nanita Nana  New Customizable Orchestration!
MP3 audioClick here to listen (Three Part Mixed)
MP3 audioCustomized Instrumental Accompaniment (Demo using synthesizer)
This hauntingly beautiful arrangement of the Traditional Spanish carol features the gentle feel of a lullaby and an interesting mixture of major and minor modes. Both Spanish and English lyrics are used, and a pronunciation guide is included.

Now available in multiple voicings; suitable for school or church use. Originally published in Ruthie's musical, "It's Christmas Everywhere."


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

This orchestration premiered by Christ Church United Methodist, Birmingham, Alabama.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/3330H - SATB
15/2490H - Three-part Mixed
15/2489H - Two Part
15/3061H - SSA
99/2378H - P/A CD

Bitter Tears
View scoreView score page 1
MP3 audioListen to an excerpt
MP3 audioCustomized Instrumental Accompaniment (Demo using synthesizer)
Stunning anthem that depicts Mary's bitter tears as she grieves over the loss of her son. Moderately difficult (each voice part must carry an independent line) but worth a little extra rehearsal time.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

This Custom Orchestration was premiered by Covenant Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Alfred (formerly Belwin Mills / Warner Bros.)
BSC9716 - SATB

Face the Cross  New Customizable Orchestration!
View scoreView SATB score page 1, page 2
MP3 audioClick here to listen (SATB)
MP3 audioCustomized Instrumental Accompaniment (Demo using synthesizer)
This dramatically compelling anthem by Ruth Elaine Schram and Scott Schram is suitable any time of year, yet perfect for Lent or Holy Week, or for that difficult Sunday after Christmas. The moving text is set to powerful music and will provide an unforgettable moment in your worship service. "You came into the world as a tiny child, small and unassuming. From Your first conscious thought, You knew Calvary was before you, looming. You knew Who You were, what You would do, why You had been sent to this place: to face the cross..." Stunning and breathtaking; for SATB or SAB voices with the option of using soloists on the first verse.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

This Orchestration premiered by Faith Academy, Manila, the Philippines.

Alfred
21541 - SATB (Level Four)
21542 - SAB (Level Three)

Until We Meet Again  New Customizable Orchestration!
MP3 audioClick here to listen
MP3 audioCustomized Instrumental Accompaniment (Demo using synthesizer)
Simple, yet strikingly beautiful, "Until We Meet Again" is an inspired, yet practical worship offering by Ruth Elaine Schram that incorporates the beloved traditional hymn "God Be with You Till We Meet Again." It can be performed without the extended "amens," as a brief benediction with congregational participation. The closing "amens" can serve as a separate response or benediction, or combined with the opening section for a truly memorable benediction anthem.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

This Orchestration premiered by Covenant Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Lorenz
10/4044L - SATB / Opt. Congregation

With What Shall I Come?  New Customizable Orchestration!
View scoreView score page 4, page 6
MP3 audioClick here to listen
MP3 audioCustomized Instrumental Accompaniment (Demo using synthesizer)
Although this is an anthem suitable for general use, it would be particularly appropriate for stewardship emphasis or as an offertory. Based on Micah 6:6-8, Ruth Elaine Schram's inspired treatment of this text is set in a minor mode, enhancing the essence of the scripture. A creative inclusion of a portion of the familiar Isaac Watts text "Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all" is a fitting culmination and response to the opening question of the anthem.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

This orchestration premiered by Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, Owensboro, Kentucky.

Exaltation (Lorenz)
10/2849L - SATB

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