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ADRIENNE TINDALL

When I started serving as organist for the church, I had written a couple of solos, among other things. My soloist liked them and sang them for services; they were very well received. She started asking (every week, actually) if I’d written something new, so I continued composing solos, which led to publishing them. DARCEY PRESS, my business alias, now publishes sacred music compositions, keyboard and vocal, of over 40 contemporary composers, including sacred solos of many styles.

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Sacred Solos by Adrienne Tindall, Volume I Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Psalm 119 is a celebration! The Psalmist praises God’s law with eloquent veneration and love. The structural form of the psalm is an acrostic, built on the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Each section of eight verses is titled with the name of a Hebrew letter, and each verse of the section starts with that letter.

The song cycle, “Song of the Law,” includes Aleph, Beth, He, Zain, Jod, Mem, Nun - letters 1, 2, 6, 8, 11, 14, and 15 as spelled out in the Hebrew alphabet. The music of each solo follows a contrapuntal or compositional “law,” as described in the pdf of Aleph.

This song bundle also contains the songs: Hear O Israel, Love Never Fails, Psalm 23, Psalm 133, and Unto Thee O Lord.

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Song of the Law Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
The song cycle, “Song of the Law,” includes Aleph, Beth, He, Zain, Jod, Mem, Nun - letters 1, 2, 6, 8, 11, 14, and 15 as spelled out in the Hebrew alphabet. The music of each solo follows a contrapuntal or compositional “law,” as described in the pdf of Aleph.

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All-Presence Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

The accompaniment fits the free-form stress patterns of the text. This excellent poem describes God’s loving guidance for us in every aspect, every location, of our earthly journeys.
Christmas Morn Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

A “bell” in the accompaniment presents “change-ringing.” The joy of Christmas is expanded with the text’s describing the eternality of the Christ. Note values in the solo line underscore the insightful (and surprising) focus of the text.
Communion Hymn Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

The Savior reaches us all. The music supports the changing flavor of each stanza of the poem. An accompaniment solo “trumpet” in stanzas 1 and 4 celebrates the sureness of our being saved. In stanzas 2, 3 the accompaniment echoes the solo melody canonically.
It Could be Bethlehem Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Christmas, a season of God’s promise, and of our response to the coming of the Savior. A simple strophic vocal structure. “Silent night”, "Angels we have heard on high", and other carol melodies are woven into the accompaniment.
So Good is God Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

A gentle, simple message of God’s goodness, of His sending His Son as our Savior, a reassurance of the Savior’s faithfulness, as proved by his love for us. With a simple accompaniment.
Testimony Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

The text is introspective, humble, prayerful. A beautiful message of our response to God and to His Christ, explaining how to demonstrate our gratitude.
Then and Now Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Strophic, a story framework, inviting us to consider the faithfulness of our devotion to Christ Jesus, and the expressing of that devotion. Major - minor - major tonality to support the text.
Unanimity Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

The contemporary text structure is set to a slow contemporary (angular) accompaniment. Recitative style enables pondering the deep spiritual truth which the text presents.
Aleph (Blessed are the undefiled in the way) Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Classic harmonization. Accompaniment has a passacaglia in the (organ) pedal, with gentle harmonies, a peaceful vocal line. Minor key changes to major at “Then shall I not be ashamed.” Organ and voice.
And I Saw a New Heaven Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
An impressionistic representation of the Holy City coming down from heaven. Peaceful major key presentation of “And God shall wipe away all tears....” Comforting, reassuring harmonies help to encourage our confidence in God’s loving care.
Beth (With my whole heart have I sought Thee) Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Entire accompaniment uses J. S. Bach’s chorale melody for “These are the Ten Holy Commands.” Vocal line is independent, steady. Organ and voice.
Bring Them To Me Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A beautiful description of Jesus’ feeding the multitude, using a lad’s five loaves and two fishes. Friendly musical style accompaniment, major-minor contrast adds interest.
Christ, My Refuge Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
An intimate insight into the one-to-one relationship we have with God. Lyrical vocal melody, harp-like chords in the accompaniment. Not easy.
Feed My Sheep Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Recognizes our need for God, our Shepherd. A solo flute counter melody is a foil for the voice, and suggests a pastoral shepherd caring for his flock.
He (Teach me, O Lord, the way of Thy statutes) Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Accompaniment is a free rhythm presentation of the chorale/hymn tune, LIEBSTER JESU. Melodic line is simple and soaring, rhapsodic against the chordal accompaniment part. Sweetly yearning and obedient. Keyboard and voice.
Hear O Israel Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
“Wonderful solo!” (L. S., Dallas). “The Lord is One!” Built on the first great commandment, juxtaposed with the wonder of Psalm 8. “When I consider” is pondered, climaxing with a glorious conviction of God’s greatness. ABA form. Keyboard and voice.
Jod (Thy hands have made me and fashioned me) Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Every kind of canonic relationship between the accompaniment and the voice. Gentle sound, spiritual conviction in the great vocal highs. Quarter note bass line represents musically the humble obedient walk with God (see Micah 6:8). Organ and voice.
Love Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
The lyrical accompaniment supports this reassuring text. Traditional harmonic practices combine with unusual modulations.
Love Never Fails Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
“And now abideth faith, hope, love....” Keyboard, voice, plus solo flute melody interwoven (can be played on the organ as part of the accompaniment). Excellent for weddings or church services. The text says it all. Fresh and interesting chord sounds. Recitative-like middle section. Major key throughout. Keyboard, (solo soprano instrument), and voice.
Mem (Oh, how I love Thy law!) Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A joyous grateful outburst by the Psalmist. As gratitude grows, the accompaniment ideas grow into longer and longer statements. A soaring melody of freedom. Organ and voice.
Mothers Evening Prayer Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Gentle, reassuring, with a straightforward structure, musically and textually. Not difficult.
Nun (Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet) Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A perfect canon at the octave between the voice and the accompaniment. The yearning middle section is in the minor key; the confident acknowledgments of the beginning and ending are in the major key of the home tonality. Exquisite text fits classic harmonies. Organ and voice.
Psalm 133 Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
“...when the children of God dwell together in love and unity!” 4 stanzas use the solo melody: st. 1 in the voice and the accompaniment; 2. in the accompaniment against a free voice part; st. 3 in the voice with a rhapsodic accompaniment / melody; st. 4 a free harmonized chordal high point; then a return to st. 1. Keyboard and voice.
Psalm 23 Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Beautiful melodies in the vocal and the accompaniment parts are hymn tunes traditionally setting the text: BROTHER JAMES AIR, CRIMOND, EVAN (in minor), BELMONT. Nothing can eclipse the greatness of Psalm 23. This versification is classic, poetically glorious.
Satisfied Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A reassuring text with wide significance. The harmonic support is simple and straightforward. A versified accompaniment structure with a through- composed solo melody.
Take a Moment Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
“Our former soloist . . . substituted, . . . and she sang your ‘Take a Moment.’ We all loved it!” (R.D.C., Music Chair) An introspective evaluation of one’s love for and appreciation of God’s care; Christ proved it; we respond to it. Four verses.
The Lord is my Light Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A contemporary declamation, with angular sounding chords. Quieter center section. Affirmation, confidence in God. ABA form.
The Mists of Adam Dreaming Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A musical mist. Quiet, contemplative pondering of the Adam dream, and Jesus, called the “second Adam” in I Cor. 15.
Unto Thee O Lord Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
“I’ve heard [this solo] before and had forgotten how beautiful it is!” (B. W., St. Louis). Minor key shows the yearning of the psalmist. Modulates to major for affirmative statements in the middle. Somewhat rhapsodic, closing with a fervent prayer. Keyboard and voice.
Zain (Remember Thy Word unto Thy servant) Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A canon at the unison between the voice and the accompaniment (soft reed) and the beautifully melodic vocal part. Sustained pedal notes portray the stability of the Law. Organ and voice.

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BIOGRAPHY

Adrienne Tindall served as a church organist for 40-plus years, working with many superb soloists. B.A. in Music Composition, B.Mus. and M.M. degrees in Organ. D.B.A. DARCEY PRESS (www.darceypress.com) since 1984, which publishes sacred solos of all styles. DARCEY PRESS also publishes books of organ compositions, mostly hymn tune based. A collection titled Christmas Carols for Friends and Families contains 84 carols, the familiar as well as less known, plus originals written for the collection, and a brief history of carols, “Where do our carols come from?”

With a deep love for hymns, she is a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada (HSUSC), as well as a member of American Guild of Organists (AGO), holding the Associate certification (AAGO) of that organization. DARCEY PRESS’ most recent project, “In Melody and Songs”, reintroduces 100 versified psalms by Isaac Watts, “The Father of English Hymnody” (he wrote “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!”). Contemporary composers have written new hymn tunes for the Watts texts.

An inspiring text sung to a satisfying melody and harmonization -- nothing can be more beautiful! Soli Deo Gloria.


QUOTES

“As a professional singer and church soloist, I have sung solos written by Adrienne Tindall for many years. I greatly appreciate the freshness of the melodies and the compatibility and grace of the accompaniments. She has an uncanny ability to create a vocal line that enhances and embodies the words in ways that capture the feeling and heart of the text. She really causes the meaning of the words to sing, whether it’s with a soaring vocal line that lifts the heart along with the notes, or with a rhythm that insightfully emphasizes the thoughts behind the words. She understands the sung line like a fine singer. She understands the sacred texts like a spiritual thinker. Her solos are singable and inspiring, and I highly recommend them.” -- (Joan Welles Lombardi, Soloist)

“You have made such an important contribution to the Christian Science platform by your dedication to printing solos and organ works of your own as well as of other composers. Your setting of “Communion Hymn” is uniquely joyful, and “So Good is God” is one of my favorites!” -- (Gwen Eagleton, former cast member of “The Phantom of the Opera National Tour”; Co-Soloist at The Mother Church.)

“Adrienne Tindall's compositions create a "new" classic in church music today. Her settings engage the texts in meaningful ways, with intricate development of the separate vocal line and the instrumental accompaniment. An example of a particularly evocative solo is "The Mists of Adam Dreaming." This piece illustrates the dramatic tension that she strikes between text and music. While the subject is familiar, her use of dissonance drives the musical line with carefully planned resolution. The harmonies interpret the biblical story, and allow the listener a refreshed interpretation of the event. Tindall's music is always satisfying, and leaves the listener wanting more. Not surprisingly, her work is being sung in many churches throughout the country--a true testament to her talent.” -- (Glo Rolighed, Music Chairman, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Glenview, IL)

“I was so moved by the solo on Sunday . . . . Margaret Imrie substituted at church and sang “So Good is God”. . . . The melody line has been wafting in my thoughts the last two days and it even came out in sound last night. What a gift. It may be my favorite right now. Dear friend, rest assured that your tireless, unselfed labors on behalf of church music are bearing fruit -- I found them in my heart.” -- (Lois, CSB in Chicago)

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