Flute Solos for Worship
for Flute and Piano (with Accompaniment CD included)
Arranged by Brant Adams
Published by Lorenz Corporation
Score and parts are attached in the same book.
Near to the Heart of God/Children of the Heavenly Father (McAfee and Tryggare Kan Ingen Vara)
Were You There/There is a Balm in Gilead (Were You There and Balm in Gilead)
Be Thou My Vision/My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Slane and Resignation)
The Water is Wide (O Waly Waly)
We Gather Together/Count Your Blessings (Kremser and Blessings)
Two French Carols (Pat-A-Pan and Il Est Ne)
My Faith Has Found a Resting Place/The Solid Rock (Landas and Solid Rock)
Praise to the Lord! (Lobe den Herren and Hyfrydol)
In recent years, the use of instrumental music in worship has expanded well beyond that of organ and piano. It has played a major role in defining a wide spectrum of worship styles that are often blended together into a single service, and may serve to reach a broader community of worshippers with an ever-growing diversity of tastes and preferences. As instrumental musicians, we continually search for resources that are not only interesting, expressive, and versatile, but that enable us to use our God-given talents in a way that maintains the high level of musical excellence we expect of ouselves, and that the Creator deserves in worhsip.
You will find this collection of familiar hymn tunes for flute and piano to encompass a wide variety of musical styles ranging from classical to jazz, serious to whimsical, harmonically simple to complex, formal to fun, and always offering a fresh expression of the mood and spiritual essence of the original hymn. Each arrangement is between three and four minutes in length. The hymns themselves have been chosen so that the collection includes selections for a variety of service needs: prelude, call to worship, offertory, feature solo, or meditation.
Although this collection is beyond the skill level of beginning players, I believe both flutists and pianists who are looking for something that presents a bit of a challenge will enjoy preparing these arrangements. I also believe congregations will enjoy listening and worhsipping to the melodies of their favorite hymns which have been a part of the worship experience for so many generations.
– Brant Adams