A Thousand Tongues (Morrison)
New Arrangement for Solo Voice, Unison Choir, or Solo Instrument
By Ken Morrison
Themes: The Glory of the Triune God, Praise and Thanksgiving
Seasons/Sundays: Any Sunday
Scores included in PDF file: Director's Score for flute, voice, piano, and synthesizer.
Dr. Kenneth L. Morrison has arranged Charles Wesley’s hymn, “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” in a slower, more meditative setting for solo voice, unison choir, or solo instrument, with piano and synthesizer accompaniment. He has also included two mp3 sound files, one for solo voice, one for solo flute. He sets four stanzas of the hymn, using stanza three as a bridge with an entirely new melody.
This slower, meditative piano arrangement works well for accompanying either a vocalist or a flute soloist. The melody can be adapted for performance by other instrumentalists as well. It should be noted that each performer's melody line has a different rhythm pattern for the melody and the two patterns are not written to be used simultaneously. This arrangement will work well for placement in either the prelude or offering time.