70/1625L, Book/Acc. CD Combo Piano; $24.95
CD with Rhythm Section and Solo Wind Instruments
Date released: 2007
This collection of ten favorite hymns and gospel songs, arranged by Mark Hayes and Tracy Icenogle, is perfect for your praise band or rhythm section. These familiar tunes take on fresh appeal, with styles ranging from up-tempo jazz to bossa nova to jazz waltz to slow ballads.
PLEASE NOTE that these arrangements are not designed as piano solos (neither stand-alone nor with instrumental backup), but rather with the piano as part of the group. Each arrangement is designed to feature a specific solo wind instrument (sax, flute, flugelhorn, or trumpet). Transposed parts for C, E-flat and B-flat melodic instruments are also provided. The melody line is passed between the piano, guitar and the solo instrument throughout each arrangement.
The arrangements work best for rhythm players who can improvise from a chord chart, so all parts include chord symbols. The drum/electric bass part has some transcribed passages, and the piano part is fully transcribed. The accompaniment CD included with the book contains tracks of all instruments except the piano, and would need to be used when live instruments are not available.
Program these pieces for a Sunday evening concert or as preludes or offertories in a morning worship service. LEVEL: Moderate to Advanced.
Purchase the piano book/accompaniment CD combination, 70/1625L if you intend to perform with the accompaniment CD only. This CD contains all the instrumental parts EXCEPT the piano, similar to a Music Minus One product. This is not a piano solo book, so if you expect to play from only this book in a live setting, you will be disappointed. This product is designed for a full band. The written music in this book is mostly to back up the rest of the band.
Purchase the instrumentation, 30/2270L if you want to perform this in a live setting. The instrumentation contains everything you need, including the piano part. In addition, it contains an accompaniment CD that has all the parts except the melodic instrumental lead line. If one of the melodic instrumentalists wanted to perform these arrangements without a rhythm section, he or she could play with the accompaniment CD.
Purchase the listening CD 99/2184L to hear what the full arrangements sound like.
Fl, A. Sax, T. Sax, Tpt, Flugelhorn, Rhythm (Piano, El. Bass, Drum, Gtr), Perc, Synth
- Day By Day
- Faith is the Victory
- He Hideth My Soul
- I Know Whom I Have Believed
- Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
- More About Jesus
- Near the Cross
- Praise Him, Praise Him
- They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love
- What Wondrous Love is This!