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McGaughey, Fran

PDF Amazing Grace: McGaughey solo/duet

INTERMEDIATE SOLO or DUO, ALL HARPS.  Three versions are included: solo (2 verses), solo (same 2 verses with additional 3rd verse for accompaniment to singers), and duet version (1 verse with part for melody line instrument).  This is a PDF download.

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Amazing Grace
arr. Fran McGaughey 2012
 

This tune has become a part of the  American folk tradition and can be played on most any occasion on Pedal or Lever Harp.  There are no lever flips. Intermediate in difficulty, it's a lovely arrangement with lush chords.  Three versions are included: solo (2 verses), solo (same 2 verses with additional 3rd verse for accompaniment to singers), and duet version (1 verse with part for melody line instrument).  This gives you an opportunity to play several verses solo, and several verses with another instrument to extend the arrangement and your playing is time as needed.


"Amazing Grace" is a Christian hymn with words written by the English poet and clergyman John Newton, published in 1779. Containing a message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of sins committed and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God, "Amazing Grace" is one of the most recognizable songs in the English-speaking world.
Newton wrote the words from personal experience. He grew up 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 the Royal Navy, and after leaving the service became involved in the Atlantic slave trade. In 1748, a violent storm battered his vessel so severely that he called out to God for mercy, a moment that marked his spiritual conversion. However, he continued his slave trading career until 1754 or 1755, when he ended his seafaring altogether and began studying Christian theology.
Author Gilbert Chase writes that "Amazing Grace" is "without a doubt the most famous of all the folk hymns,"[1] and Jonathan Aitken, a Newton biographer, estimates that it is performed about 10Êmillion times annually.[2] It has had particular influence in folk music, and has become an emblematic African American spiritual. Its universal message has been a significant factor in its crossover into secular music. "Amazing Grace" saw a resurgence in popularity in the U.S. during the 1960s and has been recorded thousands of times during and since the 20th century, occasionally appearing on popular music charts.  This info from wikipedia.

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PDF Amazing Grace: McGaughey solo/duet

PDF Amazing Grace: McGaughey solo/duet

INTERMEDIATE SOLO or DUO, ALL HARPS.  Three versions are included: solo (2 verses), solo (same 2 verses with additional 3rd verse for accompaniment to singers), and duet version (1 verse with part for melody line instrument).  This is a PDF download.

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