Solos and Duets for Pentecost and June

by Augsburg Fortress

This is a challenging time to work in church music. Choir plans have been scuttled as a result of public health guidelines and we are working with new methods of connecting with one another. Many are streaming music from home as part of online worship services. To assist with this, Augsburg Fortress is extending through July 31, 2020, its temporary permission for worshiping communities to include Augsburg Fortress administered liturgical text and liturgical music copyrights in a livestream or podcast. Read more about this in our landing page.

Due to limitations in gathering during this time, we have had requests for pieces that would work well for solos or duets. The following pieces are all available on Prelude Music Planner for download. If you do not subscribe to Prelude, the pieces are also available for purchase on the Augsburg Fortress website. While many of these pieces were originally intended to be sung in unison or two parts by a choir, they will work as solos or duets as well. We have chosen them to suit the lectionary. 

Pentecost - Sunday, May 31, 2020

"Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" by Robert Hobby: 2-part mixed

"Many the Lightbeams" from The New Gloria Deo: Music for Small Choirs by Aaron David Miller: Unison

"Come, Holy Spirit, God and Lord" by Aaron David Miller: Unison

"O God of Fire, O Word of Flame" from Peace, Be Still by Susan Palo Cherwien: Unison

The Holy Trinity - Sunday, June 7, 2020

"Christ Be with Me" from New Songs of Gladness: Vocal Solos for Worship (medium high or medium low) by K. Lee Scott: Solo

"Oh, Love, How Deep" by Richard A. Williamson: 2-part mixed

"For the Least" by Wayne L. Wold: 2-part mixed

"Psalm 8" by John Helgen from ChildrenSing Psalms: Unison

Lectionary 11 - Sunday, June 14, 2020

"It Is Well with My Soul" by Ruth Elaine Schram from With All My Heart Volume 2: Solo

"Sing with Creation" from Justice Like a Base of Stone by Bret Hesla: Unison

"God Is the Lord of All" by Hal H. Hopson from Augsburg Easy Choirbook Volume 2: 2-part mixed

"The Earth Is the Lord's" by Ronald A. Nelson from ChildrenSing the Classics: Unison

Lectionary 12 - Sunday, June 21, 2020

"Bow Down Your Ear" by Aaron David Miller: Unison

"Psalm 133" from Sharing the Road Songbook by Richard Bruxvoort Culligan: Unison

"Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ" by Robert A. Hobby: 2-part mixed

"Waterlife" from With All My Heart Volume 3 by Phil Kadidlo: Solo

Lectionary 13 - Sunday, June 28, 2020

"That Priceless Grace" by John Heglen from Augsburg Easy Choirbook Volume 1: Unison

"Brighter Than the Sun" from With All My Heart Volume 1 by Phil Kadidlo: Solo

"My Song Forever Shall Record Your Mercies" from Treasures in Heaven by K. Lee Scott: 2-part mixed

Posted on May 15, 2020 12:12:31 PM
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