The Majesty of Gospel
16 Great Gospel Songs for Flute
Published by Schott
Includes CD and flute sheet music (Piano accompaniment on CD)
2. Deep River
3. Glory Hallelujah
4. Go, Tell It On the Mountains
5. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
6. Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
7. Kum Ba Yah, My Lord
8. Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
9. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
10. O Happy Day
11. Over In the Gloryland
12. Rock My Soul
13. Roll, Jordan
14. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
15. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
16. Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In
Right now 16 of the most beautiful gospel songs and spirituals in instrumental arrangements are at your hands. Whether in a church-oriented or in a secular setting – gospel music is suitable for any occasion. The sequences of the single pieces are effective and simple at the same time: intro – theme – first variation – maybe second variation – extro. The chord symbols above the melodies allow to create one's own improvisational variations if wanted. Slash chords follow the common piano notation (the upper chord for the right hand, the lower one as bass note for the left hand).
A great help may be the full tracks, played on several instruments (on the CD, stuck on the last page of this booklet), which – like the playback, have been recorded by professional msuicans and evoke real gospel feeling. This way, character and degree of difficulty of the pieces are easier to evaluate. The phrasing, which has intentionally been notated economically, can be added to, if needed.
For the dedicated pianist the CD also offers a complete gospel piano accompaniment in form of PDF files, which can easily be printed with the current version of the Acrobat Reader (if not available, download it from the internet at no charge). You can use it either as authentic accompaniment or as a pool for gospel accompaniment patterns, licks and pattens for individual improvisation or piano playing. Fully equipped now, you can start to gospel and groove! Enjoy!
– Jochen Rieger