Amazing Grace

As recorded by Bob McChesney from the album, Come Sunday. Written as a slow gospel,  the song begins in the key of Db. For solo instrument or vocalist, jazz trio (piano, bass, drum set), string section (violin 1 &2, viola, cello), and choir (SATB where B is mostly in the baritone range). After the soloist performs the melody, there is an improvised solo section for a solo instrument, and for piano (although these can be substituted for any instrument). After the solos, the song modulates to the key of D where the choir joins the entire ensemble singing background “Ahs” for a big finish as the soloist improvises fills over top. The choir and orchestra parts are easy to learn, and this treasured hymn is an excellent Closer to any performance.


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