Hymns for Mutliple Instruments
Published in mid-sized (8-1/2 x 7) format, Hymns for Multiple Instruments are constructed in three stave systems to make available melody, harmony, obligato, and countermelody lines. These arrangements of well-known hymns are designed to be used for church, school or individual performances indoors or out and can be adapted for band, orchestra, woodwind, choir, brass choir, or string ensemble. As few as three parts will make a viable trio, and trios will sound complete with the melody, obligato, and countermelody with , or without, keyboard instruments.

Table of Contents:

Volume I

Volume II

All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Amazing Grace

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Crown Him With Many Crowns

What Child Is This

He Leadeth Me

Away In A Manger

Holy, Holy, Holy

Silent Night, Holy Night

In The Sweet By and By

O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Like A River Glorious

While Shepherds Watched/Flocks

My Jesus I Love Thee

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Angels We Have Heard On High

Praise To The Lord

Good Christian Men Rejoice

This Is My Father’s World

We Three Kings Of Orient Are

When We All Get To Heaven

Joy To The World

Hymns for Multiple Instruments
by George E. Strombeck

Each instrumental book contains three staves, including: (1) melody, (2) a harmony part appropriate to the range of the instrument, and (3) an obligato for upper-voiced instruments or counterline for lower voiced instruments. The melody, alto, tenor, or bass lines are graded at the level 1.5, while the obligato and countermelody parts are graded between 2.0 and 2.5, intended for the advanced instrumentalist. Both obligato or counter-lines are completely optional. Part distribution options for each instrument can be found listed on the inside front cover. The individual books will NOT work as a trio, even with keyboard except the trumpet book.

A medley can be formed by using the two hymns on the open facing pages, playing the hymn on the left page using the first ending only, then going directly to the other hymn on the right-hand page. Other possibilities might include using only brass, woodwinds, or strings on repeated verses. Or, try having all low voice instruments on melody, with everyone else on the alto line, or obligato part. Use your own creative instincts to develop other possibilities! May the use of these arrangements bring joy to our Lord, as you worship Him with instrumental music!

Inv#:     Title: Level:(*) Price:
Vol. I Vol. II        
187900 187915 Book 1 Conductor/Keyboard 1.5 7.95
187901 187916 Book 2 Flute/Adv. Violin 1.5 4.95
187911 187917 Book 3 Violin/Oboe 1.5 4.95
187902 187918 Book 4 Clarinets 1.5 4.95
187903 187919 Book 5 Alto saxophones 1.5 4.95
187909 187920 Book 6 Viola/B.Clar/B.Sax 1.5 4.95
187904 187921 Book 7 Cornets 1.5 4.95
187905 187922 Book 8 Horns 1.5 4.95
187908 187923 Book 9 Bar.TC/Tenor saxophone 1.5 4.95
187906 187924 Book 10 Trombone/Bar.BC/Cello/Bssn. 1.5 4.95
187907 187925 Book 11 Bar.BC/Cello/St.Bass/Bssn/Tuba 1.5 4.95
187910 187926 Book 12 Percussion-Bells/SD&BD/Timpani 1.5 4.95
(*) obligato and countermelody parts are level 2 to 2-1/2 in difficulty

The following chart identifies part distribution possibilities by book number for each instrument.
Keyboard/Conductor Book 1 Book 1 Book 1 Book 1 Book 1 Book 1
Flute Book 2 Book 2 Book 2      
Oboe Book 3 Book 3 Book 3      
Bassoon   Book 10   Book 10 Book 11 Book 10
Clarinet Book 4 Book 4 Book 4      
Bass clarinet   Book 4     Book 6  
Alto sax Book 5 Book 5 Book 5      
Tenor sax   Book 9   Book 9   Book 9
Baritone sax   Book 5     Book 6  
Cornet/Trumpet   Book 7 Book 7 Book 7 (modified with trumpeting effects)
French horn   Book 8   Book 8   Book 8
Eb Alto horn   Book 5 Book 5      
Trombone   Book 10   Book 10   Book 10
Baritone TC   Book 9   Book 9 Book 6 Book 9
Baritone BC   Book 10   Book 10 Book 11 Book 10
Tuba/Bass   Book 11     Book 11  
Bells   Book 12        
Percussion   Bk. 12 S.D.     Bk. 12 B.D.  
Timpani         Book 12  
Violin (advanced) Book 2 Book 2 Book 2      
Violin Book 3 Book 3 Book 3      
Viola       Book 6    
Cello   Book 10   Book 10 Book 11 Book 10
String bass   Book 11     Book 11