Amazing Grace (2001)
Duration: approx. 1:20
This short prelude was written for the commissioning (ordination) of the UK Ambassadors of Grace session of Cadets in May 2001. It was originally a whole tone higher as it was designed to follow on immediately from an arrangement of Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathrustra - the main title from 2001: A Space Odyssey which is in the key of C concert. If you look at the session name and year you'll see why these pieces were chosen to start the celebrations.
The piece is rather arresting in style with a loud ending. However, if used in the right way, it could be a short but useful item for ceremonial occasions or as a prelude or postlude to worship.
Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind but now I see.
John Newton (1725-1807)
SA Songbook 308 (Tune: Amazing Grace! TB 70)
Computer generated track
WAV Amazing Grace Prelude 2 (lower key).mp3
Sample score page
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Amazing Grace Prelude 2 (lower key) p1.pdf
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