Revelation Song (with Holy, Holy, Holy)

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

My newest arrangement for orchestra (as of January 2013), published by Brentwood/Benson and available late Spring 2013. I wanted to give this a little more rhythmic punch than most of the arrangements I know, while hopefully maintaining the majestic character of this wonderful worship song. Then we're into "Holy, Holy, Holy" and it ends gloriously.

Come, Thou Almighty King

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #005015128). Here's another glittering, spirited arrangement of a classic hymn that will delight your players and your listeners.

I Will Sing Of My Redeemer

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Allegis Platinum (Grade 4+ difficulty/more extensive instrumentaion) Orchestra Series, published by Lillenas Publishing Company (product #765762080607). "Give your orchestra a chance to 'swing'! After a grand, sweeping introduction, this classic gospel hymn takes on a new personality in an arrangement that is unabashadly big band. Great for a concert or special service, your players and congregation will all thoroughly enjoy this piece."

Lead On, O King Eternal

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #005010088) and available as a digital download (buy it today, have it today). Beginning with a powerful brass fanfare, this one maintains energy throughout while alternating regularly between 4/4 and 3/4. Then it gathers momentum for an equally strong conclusion.

All Creatures Of Our God And King

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

A new, fresh and uptempo arrangement of the classic hymn published by Brentwood-Benson (product #4575718238).

All Glory, Laud And Honor

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

A powerful, sparkling, more "symphonic" arrangement of a wonderful, old hymn. This one will raise the roof! Published by LifeWay (product #005015041)

He Touched Me

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #005006066). One of my favorites, this is a lush, rich arrangement of the classic Bill and Gloria Gaither song, in a style reminiscent of the work of writers such as Nelson Riddle or Henry Mancini. It features a solo trombone, harmon muted solo trumpet early on and develops toward a grand conclusion.

I Sing The Mighty Power Of God

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Perhaps my best selling orchestra arrangement ever, this is from the Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #005013403). It's been described as "the hymnal meets 'The Magnificent Seven'" and has a definite western energy that pervades the piece. This one is fun to play, will make almost any group sound great (difficulty level about Grade 3) and your congregation/audience will also really enjoy it. The hymn text speaks of the joy we have in extolling the greatness of God and the music matches the text effectively.

Jesus Shall Reign

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #005005247). Written to be a service or concert opener, this is a bright, dynamic arrangement that will challenge your players and keep your congregation's/audience's attention from start to finish.

A Mighty Fortress

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Published by Brentwood-Benson (product #75716838). This is a high powered arrangement from the opening "in your face" fanfare to the energetic conclusion. Great for a worship service or concert opener. An optional click-track video on DVD is also available with this title."

All That Thrills My Soul

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Allegis Gold (medium difficulty) Orchestra Series, published by Lillenas Publishing Company (product #765762139800). "Here's a well-loved gospel hymn set in a warm and rich style that builds to a thrilling climax."

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #005013413) and winner of the first Metro Instrumental Directors Arranging Contest. This one begins with a driving rhythmic figure from the entire orchestra, progresses through an appropriate range of moods before reaching a powerful conclusion. Perfect for opening (or closing) a worship service or concert.

Come, Christians, Join To Sing

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

"In the inimitable style of Steve Dunn, this is a battery charged service opener or concert piece based on the classic hymn." (No, I didn't write that description. :)) Published by Brentwood-Benson (product #75720718).

Breathe

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

While my wife and I were in Ukraine adopting our youngest daughter, there were some challenging days here and there. We were really needing to hear from the Lord one Sunday evening when we arrived a few minutes late for a worship service. The congregation was singing this song, "Breathe", in Russian, but I knew it well and it perfectly expressed the cry of my heart at that moment. The Lord used that song in that place to meet me where I needed to be met. A few months later I was delighted to be given the chance to arrange this song for orchestra. Published by Brentwood/Benson (product #75714758),

Overture on "Adeste Fideles"

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

A great program or service opener during the Christmas season, this is published by LifeWay (product #005010110) and is available as a digital download (buy it today, have it today). "It's a classic Christmas carol in an exciting, energetic arrangement for your orchestra. The melody moves through almost every section of the orchestra during the piece, always supported by a strong rhythmic pulse. This symphonic arrangement builds to a strong climax and then blazes to an exciting finish. It will be fun for your players and a delight for your listener."

How Firm A Foundation

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

From the Solo Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #001208578). Here's an exciting, high energy arrangement of a well known American folk hymn tune. This one features a trumpet soloist with the orchestra and gives both a chance to be challenged and to shine (difficulty level about Grade 4).

Blessed Be Your Name

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Allegis Gold (medium difficulty) Orchestra Series, published by Lillenas Publishing Company (product #765762139800). The popular Matt Redman song is creatively, but accessibly arranged for orchestra and is appropriate for worship or concert settings. Both your players and your congregation/audience will enjoy this one.

God Is The Strength Of My Heart

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #005005554), this one is actually INCORRECTLY TITLED by the publisher. They list it as "God Is The Strength Of My LIFE" rather than "God Is The Strength Of My HEART". (Got to hate it when that happens!) However, once you have it on the stands of your players, you have a wonderful worship song starting out with a laid back "smooth jazz" groove and working toward a big "power ballad" ending.

Easter Song

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #005004953). Written with Easter services in mind, obviously, but great for any service where you wish to draw specific attention to the Risen Lord. This begins with a stirring, symphonic introduction which quotes from several other Resurrection oriented songs; then it kicks into the familiar 6/8 feel of this modern church classic. There are some challenges for your group as you build toward a grand conclusion.

Change My Heart, O God

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Allegis Silver (easier/more limited instrumentation) Orchestra Series, published by Lillenas Publishing Company (product #765762131309). A laid back Latin version of this popular worship song. Opportunities for LOTS of percussionists, if you have them.

People Need The Lord

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Allegis Silver (easier/more limited instrumentation) Orchestra Series, published by Lillenas Publishing Company (product #765762130203). A gentle, thoughtful arrangement of the classic missions/evangelism song by Greg Nelson and Phill McHugh.

Room At The Cross For You

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Published by Brentwood-Benson (product #75712888). "A lush orchestral arrangement by Steve Dunn breathes new life into this beloved hymn. Featuring solo trombone and rich orchestral sonorities. Steve has woven this timeless hymn melody throughout a beautiful tapestry of harmonies to stir the emotions and the spirit. An optional click-track video on DVD is also available with this title."

My Life Is In You, Lord

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Allegis Gold (medium difficulty) Orchestra Series, published by Lillenas Publishing Company (product #765762135000). "This driving arrangement of the popular chorus is certain to enliven your worship service. Celebrative and Energetic!"

Draw Me Close

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

"This popular praise and worship song receives a tasty contemporary treatment from arranger Steve Dunn. A subtle rhythmic groove drives the opening familiar melody played by Soprano Sax. As the arrangement builds with nice harmonic colors and melodic lines, it settles into a smooth easy- listening feel until the last chorus when the arrangement, embellished with woodwind flourishes and a bass ostinato, drives to a rousing - cinematic ending." Published by Brentwood/Benson (product #75711228)

Rejoice, Ye Pure In Heart

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #005015049). Yet another energetic, up-tempo arrangement of a classic hymn. Great as an opener for a worship service or concert.

Shine, Jesus, Shine

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

Part of the Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #001210716). Here is an uptempo, "pop" orchestra treatment of the popular worship song by Graham Kendrick.

More Precious Than Silver

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

[No Recording Currently Available] Part of the Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #005006577). This heartfelt prayer of devotion, worship and commitment gets a tender treatment in this arrangement which features a flugelhorn (or trumpet) soloist.

Moment By Moment

(Arranged by Steve Dunn)

[No Recording Currently Available] Part of the Celebration Series published by LifeWay (product #001086607). A wonderful old hymn which speaks of God's care for us "moment by moment" gets a fresh, ballad treatment in this arrangement.

The Little Drummer Boy

This piece was arranged by my friend - and for more than ten years my music ministry colleague - Michael Adler, Worship Pastor at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. I wrote the orchestration (including the drumline parts). This was written for our annual Christmas presentation at the church and soon thereafter published by Brentwood-Benson Music Publications (#75714347). It has been well received and often used since.