arranged for flute and piano by Bruce Stark
about 7 minutes
(score 8 pages, part 5 pages)
Bruce Stark made this arrangement of Amazing Grace for flutist Shigenori Kudo's CD Before The Dawn in 1997 (available in Japan from Victor Entertainment), on which Stark played piano. The score version was prepared thereafter.
In this arrangement of Amazing Grace I hope to capture the soulful depth of the tune, while also giving the advanced flutist a vehicle for brilliant passage work, composed in the style of an improvisational solo based on the song. The arrangement begins with unaccompanied flute quietly playing the melody, develops into a passionate outpouring, and returns to unaccompanied flute at its conclusion.
- Bruce Stark