from arranger Don Chapman:
I originally released Amazing Grace 2004 on April 23, 2004. So now, seventeen years later, I’m finally releasing a recording so you can hear it fully realized for the first time!
I’ve enhanced the piano, instrumental and vocal parts as I do with my older arrangements (I feel I can arrange music better now that I could twenty years ago!) and I’ve spent several weeks tweaking the recording.
Since Amazing Grace is, by most polls, the top hymn across all denominations, I wanted to get this one right! (i.e. this has taken forever LOL!) And I’ll also be creating several versions to make it as versatile as possible.
If I waited to release it all at once I feel like I’ll never get it out! So right now you’ll find the bare basics:
- synth strings
- new transposed chord charts
- 1 key option for stereo tracks
Instrumental sheet music and demo: An incredible new orchestral software library is slated for release this month so I wanted to wait a little bit to create the instrumental sheet music and demo.
Key change version: The original had a modulation (key change) on the final verse. This enhanced version stays in one key, but I’ll also release that modulated version in the future with the enhanced parts.
SATB+ I’ll also make this an SATB+ arrangement with an SATB choral demo, SATB practice tracks and SATB only sheet music.
Tracks: Other key options as well as multitracks.
I hope you enjoy finally hearing this hymn and stay tuned for more files!