Amazing Grace

This 4-verse arrangement of the traditional American hymn is aimed at the intermediate band. It goes through 3 keys (F, D and G majors), and the parts have a slighter wider range than most of the other Flexible Band pieces here. It is still very playable though, and will surely entrance audiences whenever it is played.

All instruments are catered for, so no matter what instruments you have available, and what standard the players are, this piece will sound fantastic. There is also a Piano part which fills out the accompaniment.

The recording below uses a wide range of instruments.

 

The suggested Flexible Orchestration is as follows:

Part 1 High – Flute (for the more advanced players)
Part 1 in C – Flute, Oboe, Recorder, Violin
Part 1 in Bb – Clar, Tpt/Cor, Sop Sax

Part 2 in C – Flute, Oboe, Recorder, Violin
Part 2 in Bb – Clar, Tpt/Cor, Sop Sax
Part 2 in Eb – Alto Sax, Tenor Horn

Part 3 in C – Violin
Part 3 in Bb – Clar, Tpt/Cor
Part 3 in Eb – Alto Sax, Tenor Horn
Part 3 in F – F Horn
Part 3 in Alto Clef – Viola
Part 3 in BC – Tbne/Euph, Cello, Bassoon

Part 4 in Bb – Tbne/Euph, Tenor Sax
Part 4 in BC – Tbne/Euph, Cello, Bassoon
Part 4 in Eb – Bari Sax

Part 5 in BC – Bassoon, Cello, Dble Bass
Part 5 in Eb –  Bari Sax
Part 5 in Bb – Bb Bass, Euph/Tbne
Eb Bass part  – Same as part 5

Drumkit
Bass Guitar (notation and TAB) – Same as Part 5
Piano plays accompaniment