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Instruments of Praise
Solos or Duets for C and/or B-flat Instruments
with Keyboard Accompaniment
by Ruth Elaine Schram

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Instruments of Praise, Solos or Duets for C and/or B-flat Instruments with Keyboard Accompaniment One of the needs today's church music ministries face is finding a way to encourage all the talented musicians in the church to share their musical gifts. Instruments of Praise offers fresh, new arrangements of favorite hymns for use in today's worship services. One unique aspect of this collection is that these arrangements work equally well as solos or duets for various instrumental combinations. Parts are included for both C and B-flat instruments, and the arrangements are equally suited for string, wind or brass instruments. The arrangements are designed to work effectively in any number of instrumental configurations: flute and oboe, violin and clarinet, trumpet and violin - any combination of two C and/or Bb instruments.

This collection is comprised of hymn tunes that are suitable for general use. The arrangements are moderately easy to prepare with minimal rehearsal. The instrumental parts are designed to be readily learned by young people who play in school bands, orchestras or community groups; adults (even if they haven't played in a while!); or persons of any age who have taken some private lessons. The accompaniments are designed to lay comfortably under the fingers for most pianists. An Accompaniment CD is also included, to be used as a rehearsal tool or, if desired, a performance resource.

Instrumental ranges are modest, and key signatures are appropriate for various instruments. The hymn settings are organized in such a way that this book can be used as a playlist for a concert with complimentary key signatures and a variety of styles and tempi, or the songs may be used individually throughout the church year.

I hope that you will enjoy using these arrangements as much as I have enjoyed writing them, and that this resource will enrich your music ministry and give more people an opportunity to praise God through instrumental music. God has blessed His church with many talented people, and I trust that this collection will encourage them to allow God to use them for His glory. - Ruth Elaine Schram


Come We That Love the Lord
Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
MP3 audioJesus Shall Reign with Crown Him With Many Crowns
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
Fairest Lord Jesus
God of Grace and God of Glory
Standin' in the Need of Prayer
MP3 audioBlessed Assurance with Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Love Divine All Loves Excelling with Jesus Loves Me
C Instrument Parts
B flat Instrument Parts


30/2393L - Book and Accompaniment CD

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