Top 100 Orchestrations of 2020
"Where there's a will, there's a way" should be the motto for orchestrations in 2020. Orchestras all over the world found ways to play together safely, even piecing together video and audio to create virtual orchestras. While we all look forward to the day when we can play together again, we can look back and appreciate the innovation of ensembles through the memory of the songs we played. These are the top orchestrations of 2020.
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Worship songs that get orchestrated at PraiseCharts have crossed a major threshold. These are the most popular, well-loved worship songs from churches all around the world. This list specifically focuses on orchestrations that have been added to our catalog in the last year, and are specifically trending in the last month.
Our arrangers are constantly producing amazing arrangements for brass, strings, ensemble, full orchestra, or whatever combination you have. You can find all our new orchestrations here in real-time as they are released.
Playing a song note-for-note live has always been difficult. But playing a song note-for-note on a recording is a whole different beast. As churches switched gears in March, moving their services online, we watched as these piano/vocal sheets began to trend. Throughout all of 2020, these were the top piano/vocal songs downloaded from PraiseCharts. We don't yet know what 2021 holds, but we are excited to learn even more wonderful worship songs note-for-note.
Our crowning achievement to the ministry of worship in churches all around the world is to provide modern sounding orchestrations for all of the best, most popular worship songs. Whether the original recording had an orchestra in mind or not, we create arrangements so that every instrument on your team has something to play. So bring out your trumpets, saxophones, trombones, violins and clarinets. These are the most popular worship orchestrations that we have to date!
2020 is a year that will go down in history. The way we worship and the way we do church was redefined for Christians all over the world. Even so, there have been some incredible new worship songs written in 2020, including The Blessing (Kari Jobe), Graves Into Gardens (Elevation Worship), and Battle Belongs (Phil Wickham). Here is a complete list of the most popular worship songs in 2020.
For most of 2020 worship bands looked different. Whether your band was playing live, recording together, or recording each part from home in your living rooms, chord charts were still a vital part of learning songs and leading worship. These are the top chord charts downloaded from PraiseCharts in 2020.
In 2020, many churches grew to rely on multi-tracks in their worship services. With limitations on group sizes, filling the gaps in the band with multi-tracks became more useful than ever. This is a list of the top 100 multi-track downloads from 2020. Sing one of these with your church this weekend!
For more than 20 years, PraiseCharts arrangers have used Finale as their preferred software to produce all the sheet music arrangements we have in our catalog. Until now, we have sold our original Finale files as an optional add-on purchase after you own the Orchestration PDF. But we are changing things up! News flash - - Finale files are included with your original orchestration purchase for free! Now you have the freedom to tweak the arrangement, change the key, add a part, remove a part, change the font, or change the layout. It gets better ... if you have purchased an orchestration in the past, the Finale file is available for you to download immediately at no extra charge! Finale® is a registered trademark of MakeMusic.
Through 2020, choirs have had to improvise and adapt. And you did. These were the songs you sang while you figured out just how to sing together. This is a list of the top 100 SATB choir sheets downloaded from PraiseCharts in 2020.
A lot of things came to a grinding halt this year, with lockdowns and reduced gatherings. These artists found ways to create and write in the midst of it all, whether in home studios, with small groups, or other creative ways, putting out powerful and relevant worship music for the Church wherever it was spread. Enjoy this list of the top 100 new worship songs that came out in 2020.
Ready to take your worship leading choir and orchestra to another level? Renowned arranger, Cliff Duren, has joined our team to start a brand new series of Premium Orchestrations. With refined vocals and expanded instrument parts, your musicians will come alive again. These premium arrangements are mapped to the original recording of our most popular modern worship songs. Even if you don't have an orchestra, the vocal arranging is worth your attention! Stay tuned, because this new series will continue expanding.