I'm trying to bring band instruments back into our worship. I love the praise band worship sound with horns and sax. Looking for arrangements.
That's really cool, especially since "Zinke", in German, is a brass instrument.
" Doesn't the bible itself mention trumpets sounding?! "
Yes, and that would be the Shofar, or ram/antelope horn.
We have a couple of players, one who fills in with our band for one song: "Sound the Shofar Loud!" written by our main worship leader.
There also were 2 silver trumpets that were used exclusively for tabernacle/temple services and they were similar to the straight trumpets (unvalved) of the midevel and baroque periods.
Paul, I played in a brass band in a pentecostal Church of God for 10 years. We had 3 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1 sax, 1 french horn, along with bass guitar, piano and organ. We rocked pretty strong for 10 years, and it was a great worship atmosphere.
Today I've gravitated to acoustic guitar, cello and mandolin (try to add mandolin to a service, THATS a challenge), but still break out the brass from time to time to play a muted piece with keys.
My advise to you, add brass like you cook a frog, very slowly.
I am trying to add horn players to my worship team. Where can I find good worship carts for the team?
The quickest, least expensive way to get good horn parts is to write them (then they will match the player's abilities). Or you can teach your player to just go for it - play by ear, obbligatto. A player can also learn the melody from a regular CCLI chart in a key one step higher (or a fifth for horns, a sixth for alto sax), and harmonies from the chart that has three voices (if you have a bass player that actually reads music, these can be helpful, too).