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Songs of Glory (Instrumental arrangements)

These instrumental quartet arrangements are based on old gospel songs written by Wesley, Lowry, Towner, Bradbury, Doane, Gabriel, Excell, Bennard and others, many of which were collected by the evangelists Ira David Sankey and Dwight Lyman Moody, and also some later songs of the same genre.

I have done simple instrumental transcriptions of these songs for church instrument groups (not always the same keys as the choral originals, because I have chosen keys that fit the instruments best) and also sets of variations based on them.  The variations are more advanced and could be used at the beginnings or ends of services or even in concerts.


Simple transcriptions             Variations


Simple Transcriptions

7 Songs of Glory (bundles of the first 7 songs)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet


O for a thousand tongues to sing (Charles Wesley)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet


The Glory Song (C H Gabriel)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet



Just as I am (W B Bradbury)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet



Count your blessings (E O Excell)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet


Tell me the old old story (W H Doane)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet



I need Thee every hour (R Lowry)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet



Trust and Obey (D B Towner)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet


We’re Marching to Zion (R Lowry)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet


The Old Rugged Cross (George Bennard)

    Flute quartet (2 flutes 1 alto and 1 bass)

    Flute quartet (4 C flutes)

    Recorder quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet





Variations


Variations on Kelvingrove (a.k.a. “The Summons” or “Will you come and follow me”) - Traditional Scottish

    Flute quartet

    Recorder quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet (E flat, B flat, Alto and Bass)            Video

    Clarinet quartet (3 B flats and 1 bass)

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet


Variations on O for a thousand tongues to sing (Charles Wesley)

    Flute quartet                                 Video

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet

    


Variations on The Glory Song (C H Gabriel)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet



Variations on Just as I am (W B Bradbury)

    Flute quartet                                    Video

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet



Variations on Count your blessings (E O Excell)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet



Variations on Tell me the old old story (W H Doane)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet



Variations on I need Thee every hour (R Lowry)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet



Variations on Trust and Obey (D B Towner)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet



Variations on We’re Marching to Zion (R Lowry)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet



Variations on The Old Rugged Cross (G Bennard)

    Flute quartet

    Saxophone quartet

    Wind quartet

    Clarinet quartet

    String quartet

    Recorder quartet


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Divided by Instrument:


Flute quartets


Saxophone quartets


Wind quartets


Clarinet quartets


String quartets


Recorder quartets