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Words and music by Jason Hansen and Bob Kauflin
Arranged by Joe Brownlee
Based on the recording from the Sovereign Grace Music album, Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus in Song
Original recorded version and more resources: sovereigngracemusic.org/Songs/God_Made_Low/40
Approximate performance time: 4:05
released November 23, 2015
NOTES ON THIS CHART
This arrangement is based on the Sovereign Grace Music recording from Prepare Him Room. A full orchestration in both the preferred key of Bb and the alternate key of C are provided, plus rhythm section, octavo, and strings in the original key of D. This chart follows the form of the recording exactly.
Important Performance Note: This song has a written 3/4 meter, but it has a 2-against-3 feel throughout. Some figures in some instruments have more of a 6/8 feel. Note carefully the beam groupings in the rhythm section and orchestra parts for where emphasis should be placed within particular eighth note groups.
ABOUT NEW LIFE CHARTS
New Life Charts provide flexibility for use with large or small musical groups. Three-part vocals are provided for use with worship team, and a full four-part octavo is provided for use with a choir. The rhythm section charts can be used alone, or various instrumental groups can be added. The Core Horn Section parts provide a jazzy sound suitable for standalone use. The other instrumental parts can be used alone or in addition to the horn section to scale the sound up to a full orchestra. Several substitution parts are provided, allowing charts to be used with a variety of instrumentations.
Rhythm Section Parts
❏ Lead Sheet – Three-part vocals with chords for worship leaders,
vocalists, and rhythm section players who prefer to follow the
❏ Rhythm – For rhythm section players who can read a chart.
❏ Acoustic Guitar – For acoustic guitar when using a capo on
charts where needed.
❏ Piano-Vocal – For pianists who read by note. This includes the
vocals and chords.
❏ Keyboard String Reduction – For keyboard players to use in
place of or to supplement a string section.
The octavo can be used independently with a keyboard only, with a full
rhythm section, and/or in combination with full or partial orchestra.
Core Horn Section Parts
The top five parts can be used alone as the core horn section. Add the
bottom part for an optimum horn section sound. The recommended
instrumentation appears in bold, but substitute instruments as shown to
fit the available players. Follow the marked articulations for style.
❏ Trumpet 1
❏ Trumpet 2 or Alto Sax 1
❏ Alto Sax 2 or Trumpet 3
❏ Tenor Sax 1 or Trombone 1
❏ Trombone 2 or Tenor Sax 2
❏ Baritone Sax or Bass Trombone
Additional Brass Parts
Add any of these parts for a full brass section.
❏ French Horns 1, 2, & 3
❏ Trombone 3 (Euphonium) or Tenor Sax 3
These parts are a full woodwind section. If there
are only three players, cover the top three parts.
The bottom part is optional.
❏ Flutes 1 & 2
❏ Oboe or Clarinet 3 (Soprano Sax)
❏ Clarinets 1 & 2
❏ Bass Clarinet or Bassoon
These parts provide a full string section that can
be used alone. The String Bass part is optional.
❏ Violin 1
❏ Violin 2
❏ Viola or Violin 3
❏ String Bass