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Flute Solos for Worship (Volume 2) arranged by Brant AdamsWritten for Flute and Piano (flute part as printable PDF's on enclosed CD)Includes SCORE ONLY! (and accompaniment CD)"Worship. Although in today's church it happens in a wide array of styles and approaches, worship is an essential component of our spiritual experience. From the time of Martin Luther until today, great poets and lyricists have put into words deep and abiding expressions of adoration, praise, faith, devotion, contrition, hope, and joy that have inspired, encouraged, and transformed those who would seek to know God, to learn about His love, His plans for our lives, and His promises of our eternal future. These texts have come alive as composers have set them to melodies and harmonizations that make their expression connect with our hearts and lodge in our minds so that the truths expressed therein persist and endure throughout our spiritual journey. The union of word with music can be so integral and so powerful that eventually one hardly exists without the other. I no longer can read a portion of scripture used in Handel's Messiah without hearing the familiar musical setting in my mind's ear. Likewise, when I hear a purely instrumental performance of a familiar hymn tune or chorus, I instantly recall the words that have become inspeparably linked to the music, and I am drawn more deeply into the expression of that text. It is for that reason that the source music for this series remains the familiar hymns and songs of faith.As you prepare to perform these arrangements, I urge you to consider the texts of these great hymns. It is my hope that in performance you will strive to lead the listener to a genuine worship experience, undistracted by the technical demands or musical devices of the arrangements. It is my prayer that you will find that these arrangements enhance and expand the expression and intent of the original text settings, and that they will serve you well as a tool in your own ministry as a performer of sacred music." - Preface by Brant AdamsContents: 1) Christians, We Have Met to Worship2) Morning Has Broken3) Sacred Harp Medley4) Jesus Paid it All/O Sacred Head, Now Wounded5) In the Garden/What a Friend We Have in Jesus6) Sing We Now of Christmas/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen7) Where He Leads Me/He Leadeth Me8) Now Thank We All Our God/Let All Things Now Living