18th Century Christian Hymn
John Newton, an English poet, wrote the words to Amazing Grace following a personal experience. He grew up in England without any particular religious conviction, but his life’s path was formed by a variety of twists and coincidences that were often put into motion by his recalcitrant insubordination. He was pressed into service in the Royal Navy, and after leaving the service, he became involved in the Atlantic slave trade. In 1748, a violent storm battered his vessel off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland, so severely that he called out to God for mercy, a moment that marked his spiritual conversion.
-The piece can also be played as a duet or trio. The duet or trio should include the Violin Level 3-4 part as it provides the melody line.
–VIOLA & CELLO parts are written to go along with the 4 Part Arrangement. These parts are available for purchase by selecting the VIOLA & CELLO button under each individual piece.
-An AUDIO TRACK with 4 Part Violin and Piano Accompaniment is available and can be purchased separately. This is an excellent way to practice and can also be used in a teacher’s studio.
-An AUDIO TRACK for the individual violin parts (Violin Level 7+, 5-6, 3-4 or 1-2) with Piano Accompaniment is available and can be purchased separately. This is an excellent way to practice and can also be used in a teacher’s studio.
-A MINUS TRACK with piano accompaniment is available and can be purchased separately. The Minus Track includes the piano part and additional instrumentation to enhance the accompaniment. This is an excellent way to practice and can also be used in a teacher’s studio. The Minus Track could be used in place of an accompanist and will enhance any performance.
-A SOLO version with piano accompaniment (for Advanced, Intermediate Advanced and Intermediate levels) is available for purchase by selecting the SOLO button under each individual piece. The Solo Version would be suitable to play at a string festival or recital.
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