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Orchestrations

Check the OVERVIEW under Published Music to listen to samples of arrangements, recordings, and view information on other published music options.

Hymnworks I** | Hymnworks II** | Hymnworks Christmas**
Symphony of Praise I** | Symphony of Praise II** | Moments With the Savior*
Rhapsody of Love* | Rhapsody of Christmas** | Worship Collage
NEW!!! Piano and orchestra arrangements from RHAPSODY OF CHRISTMAS II

An orchestration includes the piano part, conductor's score, and individual instrumental parts. 

Keyboard #1 (piano part) should be played with the orchestra. Note that the keyboard #2 (organ part) is a reduction of the orchestration. This may also be used with the orchestration (played on an organ, or synthesizer) to fill in the String section, to add a solo instrument, or just to add overall fullness to the orchestra.

The level of difficulty in the piano and orchestrations varies with each selection from moderate to moderate advanced. It is suggested that one listen to the recorded product to determine the different levels.

Orchestration includes piano part, one copy of the separate parts and a  bound  conductor’s score. Permission is granted to make desired copies of the separate parts in to order to customize your needs for the size of the orchestra.

Five selections from Hymnworks Christmas are arranged for  piano or handbells and orchestra. Music for handbell choir can be purchased through Hope Publishing by calling 1-800-323-1049 or ordering online at www.hopepublishing.com, and through your local music store or handbell distributor.

Orchestrations for solo piano and orchestra arranged and performed by Linda McKechnie, orchestrated by Don Marsh.

Hymnworks I**

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, 3(2) Horns, 3(2) Trombones, 3(2) Trumpets, 1 Tuba, Harp, 2 Percussion

2:17  Praise to the Lord, the Almighty with Water Music by Handel ($40)

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 3(2) Horn, 3(2) Trombone, Harp, 2 Percussion
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe

3:18  Fairest Lord Jesus with Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach ($40)

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Clarinet, 1 Horn, Harp, 2 Percussion
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe


3:46  When I Survey the Wondrous Cross with Air by Bach ($40)

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 1 Horn, 2 Percussion
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe


2:22  Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah with Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
         by Mozart ($40)

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Hymnworks II

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, 3(2) Horns, 3(2) Trombones, 3(2) Trumpets, 1 Tuba, Harp, 2 Percussion

3:22  How Great Thou Art with Symphony #5 by Beethoven ($50)

5:24  Be Still My Soul with excerpts from Finlandia by Sibelius ($50)

3:12  Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee with excerpts from Symphony #9
         by Beethoven ($50)

3:52  To God Be the Glory with Concerto #1 by Tchaikovsky ($50)

4:10  Holy, Holy, Holy with Piano Concerto #2 by Rachmaninoff ($50)

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones, Harp, 2 Percussion
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe


4:07  O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus with Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven ($40)

4:44  My Faith Looks Up to Thee with Pavone by Ravel, no harp ($40)

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Hymnworks Christmas

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, 3(2) Horns, 3(2) Trombones, 3(2) Trumpets, 1 Tuba, Harp, 2 Percussion

2:19  Deck the Halls with Trepak from Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky ($50)

3:44  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Good Christian Men with Dance of the
         Sugar Plum Fairy from Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky ($50)

5:11  Messiah Medley (#1): Sussex Carol with O Thou That Tellest, Angels
         From the Realms of Glory
with Glory to God, Silent Night, He Shall
         Feed His Flock
($50)

5:38  Messiah Medley (#2): O Come Little Children, Rejoice Greatly, Hark the
         Herald Angels Sing, For Unto Us a Child Is Born, Hallelujah Chorus
($50)

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, Harp, 1 Percussion
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe

4:08  O Little Town of Bethlehem with Reverie by Debussy ($40)

The following orchestrations can be played with piano as the featured instrument or a handbell choir as the featured group. Handbell parts should be ordered separately from a handbell music distributor.

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, 3(2) Trumpets, 3(2) Horns, 3(2) Trombones, 1 Tuba, Harp, 2 Percussion

Order handbell music from publisher. See information below.
3:55  Go Tell It On the Mountain and He Is Born with Troika by Prokofiev
         Use with piano music or handbell music, Hope Publishing 3-6 oct.
         bells #1922, full score for handbell director #1924 ($50)
         Listen to handbell recording

2:02  Joy to the World with Psalm 19 by Marcello
         Use with piano music or handbell music, Hope Publishing 3-5 oct.
         bells #2051, full score for handbell director #2058 ($50)
         Listen to handbell recording

2:45  We Three Kings with Farandole from L'Arlesienne Suite #2 by Bizet
         Use with piano music or handbell music, Hope Publishing 3-5 oct.
         bells #2052, full score for handbell director #2059 ($50)
         Listen to handbell recording

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones, Harp, 2 Percussion
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe

3:11  O Come All Ye Faithful with Sheep May Safely Graze by Bach
         Use with piano music or handbell music, Hope Publishing 3-6 oct.
         bells # 1921, full score for handbell #1923 ($40)

4:42  O Holy Night with Gesu Bambino
         Use with piano music or handbell music, Hope Publishing 3-5 oct.
         bells #2108, full score for handbell director #2109 ($40)

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Symphony of Praise I

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bass Clarinet or 2(1) Bassoon), 3(2) Horn, 3(2) Trombone, 3(2) Trumpet, 1 Tuba, Harp, 2 Percussion

5:17  Majesty with Concerto in A Minor by Grieg ($50)

4:01  All Hail the Power with Trumpet Voluntary by Purcell ($50)

2:51  I Will Enter His Gates with Rondo by Mouret ($50)

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones, Harp, 2 Percussion
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe


4:33  Glorify Thy Name with Etude by Chopin ($40)

4:15  Great Is the Lord with Minuet by Paderewski ($40)

5:28  As the Deer with The Swan by Saint-Saens ($40)

2:36  How Majestic Is Your Name with Alleluja by Mozart ($40)

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute,1 Oboe, Harp
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe


3:55  Seek Ye First with Canon by Pachelbel ($40)

3:57  I Love You Lord with O Lord Most Holy by Franck ($40)

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Symphony of Praise II

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bass Clarinet or 2(1) Bassoon, 3(2) Horn, 3(2) Trombone, 3(2) Trumpet, 1 Tuba, Harp, 2 Percussion

3:30  Because He Lives with 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky ($50)

4:14  I Exalt Thee with Polonaise by Chopin ($50)

4:06  O Worship the King with excerpt from Lohengrin by Wagner ($50)

2:12  King of Kings with In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg ($50)

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones, Harp, 2 Percussion
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe

5:00  Open Our Eyes Lord with Morning by Grieg ($40)

3:56  Bless His Holy Name with Adagio by Beethoven ($40)

2:31  We Bow Down with Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky ($40)

3:04  I Will Sing of the Mercies with Brandenburg Concerto #3 by Bach ($40)

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 1 Oboe, Harp

4:07  Thy Word with Winter by Vivaldi ($40)

4:10  More Precious Than Silver with Arioso by Bach ($40)

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Moments With the Savior

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, Harp, 2 Percussion
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe
3:57  Fairest Lord Jesus/Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee medley ($40)

3:29  He Hideth My Soul ($40)

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 1 Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones, Harp, 2 Percussion
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe

3:46  Shine Jesus Shine ($40)

5:52  Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us/Gentle Shepherd medley ($40)

3:34  There Is a Redeemer ($40)

3:22  The Lord's Prayer ($40)

4:28  Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen/What a Friend ($40)

3:57  Lamb of God/Lord Have Mercy on Me ($40)

4:49  O Sacred Head Now Wounded ($40)

4:15  What Wondrous Love Is This ($40)

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Rhapsody of Love

Scored for: full strings, 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 2 Horns, Harp, 2 Percussion
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe

5:14  Shine On Us by Smith with Liebestraum by Liszt ($50)

4:00  O Perfect Love with Meditation from Thias by Massent ($40)

4:30  Friends by Smith with Air by Bach ($40)

3:50  On Eagle's Wings by Joncas with Theme from 6th Symphony
         by Tchaikovsky ($50)

3:50  Love Is a Gift (English melody) with Traumerei by Schumann ($40)

3:35  Love Divine with Scheherezade by Rimsky-Korsakov ($40)

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Rhapsody of Christmas (The Birthday of a King book)

Scored for: full strings, 1 Flute, 1 Oboe/opt. English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, 1/2 Horns, Harp, 2 Percussion/Tympani
These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe

2:49  Christmas Bells, includes optional Bass Clarinet: Ding Dong Merrily
         on High (French carol), I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
by Calkin ($40)

2:26  Still, Still, Still, Australian carol in the style of Brahms ($40)

2:27  How Great Our Joy, German carol in the style of Bernstein ($40)

2:38  Gigue In Dulci Jubilo, German carol in the style of Bach ($40)

2:58  Birthday of a King ($40)

2:38  Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head, American medley in the style
         of Gershwin ($40)

4:04  Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne by Matthews in the style of Ravel ($40)

Scored for: full strings, 1 Flute, 1 Oboe/opt, English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, 1/2 Horns, Harp, 2 Percussion/Tympani


2:49  Reflection on Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, German carol in an
         impressionistic style ($40)


Scored for: full strings, 1 Flute, 1 Oboe/opt, English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, 1/2 Horns, Harp, 2 Percussion/Tympani


3:34  I Wonder As I Wander, Appalachian carol in the style of Gershwin ($40)

Worship Collage

These arrangements are basically for string quartet with added treble instruments and percussion which are optional
Piano music is included with each title
    All titles are $15
  1. 4:39 His Eye Is on the Sparrow*    piano and strings with optional treble instrument 
    (Shipped(Download)
  2. 3:29 Nearer, Still Nearer with Arioso by Bach      piano and string quartet 
    (Shipped(Download)
  3. 2:48 Marvelous Grace with Amazing Grace*    piano and string quartet with optional treble instrument 
    (Shipped(Download)
  4. 4:34 The Old Rugged Cross with He Was Despised by Handel                piano and string quartet with optional treble instrument, brass and reeds  
    (Shipped(Download)
  5. 3:59 Joyful, Joyful by Beethoven with Doxology and To God Be the Glory*   
    piano and strings, optional treble instrument 
    (Shipped(Download)
  6. 3:31 I Love Thee with Love Again by Linda McKechnie*                          piano and strings with treble instrument (not optional) 
    (Shipped(Download)
  7. 3:01 He Leadeth Me*    Piano and strings with optional treble instrument (Shipped(Download)
  8. 5:51 Sweet Hour of Prayer and My Faith Looks up to Thee with Largo by Dvorak -piano and strings with optional treble instrument 
    (Shipped(Download)
  9. 3:20 It Is Well With My Soul with Sheep May Safely Graze by Bach         piano and strings with optional treble instrument 
    (Shipped(Download)

 

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NEW!!! Rhapsody of Christmas II

Piano music is included with orders

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, Harp

These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe

3:08  What Child Is This? ($45)
         This arrangement can be performed with piano and orchestra, piano
         with track, or piano and treble instrument. This arrangement is originally
         for handbells with harp or piano, to also include strings and reeds.

3:24  Love Came Down at Christmas with Berceuse by Faure ($45)
         This arrangement can also be performed with piano and orchestra,
         piano with track, or played as a piano and organ duet.

3:30  Away in a Manger with Gymnopedie No. 1 by Satie ($45)
         This arrangement can be performed with piano and orchestra,
         piano with track, or played with piano and a treble instrument.

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, Harp, 2 Percussion

These arrangements can also be performed with a smaller group: piano, a string quartet, and a treble instrument such as a flute or oboe

2:38  Come All Ye Shepherds with The First Noel ($45)
         This arrangement can be performed with piano and orchestra,
         piano and treble instrument, or piano with track.

2:46  How Far Is It to Bethlehem with Jesu, Joy by Bach ($45)
         This arrangement can be performed with piano and orchestra,
         piano and treble instrument, or piano with CD track.

Scored for: full strings, 2(1) Flute, 2(1) Oboe, 2(1) Clarinet, 2(1) Bassoon, 3(2) Horns, 3(2) Trombones, 3(2) Trumpets, 1 Tuba, Harp, 2 Percussion

Piano and handbell music is included with orders. Exception-handbell music for "Simple Gifts" must be ordered through AGEHR publishing         Handbell music for  "A Ringing Christmas" must be ordered through Alfred Music.

2:14  He is Born with Dance of the Reed Flutes from Nutcracker Suite
         by Tchaikovsky ($55)
         This arrangement can be performed with piano and orchestra,
         handbells and treble instrument, handbells and orchestra.

2:32  A Ringing Christmas, Ring Christmas Bells, Ukranian carol
         with Sing We Now of Christmas, French carol ($55)
         This arrangement is originally for handbells and orchestra. However,
         the handbell part has been transcribed for piano and orchestra.

3:26  Simple Gifts ($55)
         This arrangement is originally for handbells. However, the handbell
         part has been transcribed for piano and orchestra.

2:10  Angels From the Realms of Glory with March from Nutcracker Suite
         by Tchaikovsky ($55)
         This arrangement can be performed with piano and orchestra, handbells
         and orchestra, piano and organ duet, or piano with CD track.

2:28  Here We Come A-Caroling with Rondo by John Bull ($55)  Please note:  There are no trumpet, trombone, french horn, or tuba parts written. This arrangement can be performed with piano and orchestra, handbells and orchestra, piano and organ duet, or piano with CD track.

A Word from Linda

I sincerely hope that as you progress through this website, I may reflect a strong witness to my Christian faith and be an encouragement to you through my recordings on CD, or through the keyboard music and orchestrations that are now available from these recordings for you to perform.

About LInda

Linda grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in a very musical family and started playing the piano at the age of four. As a 2nd grader, Linda remembers accompanying her 2nd grade class for their Christmas program. Unusual as it might seem, she loved to practice, play by ear, compose her own melodies, and had a real passion to express her young Christian faith through the hymns and choruses of the church.
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