There is not a lot of music out there written specifically for strings to perform in church. These beautiful arrangements, designed for string ensembles of various sizes, can be played in churches and will be enjoyed by the listeners AND the performers.
Arranged for Violin 1, 2, Viola, Cello and String Bass, this series will work with a String Quintet all the way up to a full symphonic string section. Along with the string parts, percussion parts (Timpani, Bells, Cymbals etc) have been created. For churches/groups that do not have a full string section, string synth parts have been created to help support or fill in the ensembles. Multiple versions of string reductions have been created to specifically help fill in the gaps as needed.
This series was arranged by Jeff Anderson. Jeff is a composer, arranger and songwriter with over 35 videos scored and over 120 of his songs recorded on CDs. As a film composer, Jeff wanted to create a series for strings designed to be played in church but to have a ‘film score’ type sound. Lush, wide sweeping scores are his signature sound, and this series delivers on that description. These arrangements will create a powerful, memorable experience in churches of all different denominations and styles. These arrangements are NOT incredibly difficult to play, so they can performed with limited rehearsal time if needed. If you have the time to truly work on dynamics, tempos and blending, this series will help create a powerful worship experience for all involved.
- 00 Strings & Things Volume 1 Complete Set
This is the complete set of all 10 arrangements in the Strings & Things Volume 1 series. Arranged for Violin 1, 2, Viola, Cello and String Bass, this series will work with a String Quintet all the way up to a full symphonic string section. Along with the string parts, percussion parts (Timpani, Bells, Snare […]
- 00 Strings & Things Volume 1 Listening CD
If you would like a listening CD of all 10 arrangements of Strings & Things Volume 1, you can order it here. You can order the downloadable version of the recordings as MP3s. Simply choose the downloadable option below. You will be given a link where you can download all of the MP3s in one […]
- 01 Be Thou My Vision (string ensemble)
I wanted to create a very light hearted Irish coast feel and this seemed like the perfect song. Such a beautiful melody (and the words as well!). This specific arrangement is designed along with the rest of the series for string ensemble (Violin 1, 2, Viola, Cello and Bass), 2 stave percussion and timpani. BUT […]
- 02 His Eye Is On the Sparrow (string ensemble)
Beginning with a simple, yet expressive violin solo, this is a powerfully moving, lush version of this loved and popular hymn. It is expansive and sweeping. This is a welcome addition to any concert or worship service. This arrangement may be played by a string quintet or ensemble. Instrumentation: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, […]
- 03 Holy, Holy, Holy (string ensemble)
This beautiful arrangment of Holy, Holy, Holy is arranged for Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello and Bass and percussion/timpani. This may be played by a string quintet or a larger ensemble. (The recording is mid-size ensemble) This arrangement is not difficult to play and will serve as a great choice for offertory as well […]
- 04 How Great Thou Art (string ensemble)
This is really an old Swedish folk tune but many folks know it by the title How Great Thou Art (those are the words added to this Swedish folk tune). This arrangement may be played by a string quintet or ensemble. (The recording is mid-size ensemble) Instrumentation: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass, 2 […]
- 05 I Sing the Mighty Power of God (string ensemble)
Majestic! Energetic! Joyful! This is an energetic arrangement of this classic hymn. It’s hard not to get the excitement of the words, “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” with this rendition. The recording is just strings but percussion parts are also included for snare drum, bass drum and timpani if you want to REALLY […]
- 06 O Worship the King (string ensemble)
O WORSHIP THE KING! What a proclamation! This arrangement is designed as an opener to a service. It’s just over 2 minutes long and is not difficult to play. The recording is just strings but percussion parts are also included for snare drum, bass drum and timpani if you want to add some energy and […]
- 07 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (string ensemble)
This is one of the ‘big’ arrangements in the series. The violins will want to practice the section in the middle where it sounds like some child is flying in the air riding a bike with some space creature who likes to eat small candy coated chocolates riding with him. (I’m just sayin’, there’s a […]
- 08 The Solid Rock (string ensemble)
This beloved hymn is arranged for string quintet or string ensemble. I don’t know why, but for some reason, the “Titanic” string section comes to mind when I hear this arrangement. This arrangement was designed with a classic string quintet in mind. This arrangement would serve well as a prelude or opening to a church […]