Coming Soon!
4th Quarter 2016 Solo Thoughts
will be available on September 1, 2016

(October, November, December)
Please scroll down to our News And Notes area
to read about our new Posting Date!


Solo Thoughts Instrumentals
3rd Qtr 2016 Solo Thoughts Instrumentals
is now available for purchase -- as a separate product -- for those who need it!


Don't forget to download your free Solo Thoughts Spotlight sheet music
when you purchase the full Quarter!


Solo Thoughts Instrumentals 2016 – 3rd Qtr $9.95
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Solo Thoughts Instrumentals 3rd Quarter 2016 -- NEW PRODUCT!
Special Suggestions for Organ, Piano and Keyboard Sheet Music for your Church Services.

This new product is devoted to those who desire a more thoroughly researched list of Instrumental Suggestions matched to the Weekly Bible Lesson Sermons. Complete with bookmark navigation from week to week, live links to purchase points for easy access to a plethora of sacred instrumental music for your services.

Solo Thoughts 2016 – 3rd Quarter $24.95
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3rd Quarter 2016 -- COMPLETE EDITION
July 2016 Solo Thoughts w/Solo Treasures
August 2016 Solo Thoughts w/Solo Treasures
September 2016 Solo Thoughts w/Solo Treasures
Plus a brief list of Instrumental Suggestions in alpha order -- all combined in 1 PDF! 

Don't forget to download your FREE Digital Sheet Music from the Spotlight Composer included in this Quarter!

Solo Thoughts 2016 – August $9.95
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August 2016 Solo Thoughts w/Solo Treasures
Download Solo Thoughts w/Solo Treasures and receive a Brief List of Instrumental Suggestions in alpha order!
Solo Thoughts 2016 – September $9.95
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September 2016 Solo Thoughts w/Solo Treasures
Download Solo Thoughts w/Solo Treasures and receive a Brief List of Instrumental Suggestions in alpha order!

Solo Thoughts News and Notes


Dear Solo Thoughts Friends,

Just a quick note to let you know that we are extending the range of time for when we post each new quarter of Solo Thoughts.

Historically, we have posted each new quarterly issue of Solo Thoughts exactly 6 weeks in advance of the new quarter.

About a year and a half ago, we extended the post deadline to fall somewhere in the 5 to 6 week range in advance of the new quarter.

Due to what appears to be a later schedule of the release of the quarterly Bible Lesson Citations from the CSPS, we are now further shifting our posting deadline to fall within the range of 4 to 6 weeks in advance of the new quarter.

Because we were not able to receive the 4th Quarter Bible Lesson Citations until later than usual this time around, our editors were pushed back in their schedule of work. We need to give them time to do the in-depth work that you all have come to expect. Whenever we can make that 6 weeks in advance posting, we will! In the meantime, please rest assured that 4th Qtr Solo Thoughts is coming — and it will be posted no later than September 1st — and hopefully sooner.

Thank you for your patience, your loyalty, care and interest in this useful and helpful resource for musicians in Christian Science churches.

With gratitude,
The WFM Team


Solo Thoughts Instrumentals is now available for purchase -- as a separate product -- for those who need it.

For over 9 years, Watchfire Music has sold Solo Thoughts without ever raising the price, though our costs have increased over time as we have periodically added value. So, now we have separated the Solo Thoughts Instrumentals suggestions from Solo Thoughts in an effort to keep costs economical and streamlined.

If you just want a list of recommended instrumental sheet music titles, we still present some suggestions in one alphabetical listing at the back of Solo Thoughts.

For those of you who require more research on a week by week basis, you can now purchase and download Solo Thoughts Instrumentals -- organ and keyboard music matched to the Weekly Christian Science Bible Lessons for each quarter.


Thank you for evolving with us as our products continue to develop to aid you in your music ministries in church and beyond.

Remember: You may share Solo Thoughts with your musicians, music committee members and other interested members of your church (and your church only). So, feel free to pass the whole Solo Thoughts pdf forward via print-out or email

And ... Dont forget: You will always know if you are viewing a Solo Treasures suggestion as it is clearly labeled next to the title of the song as a [Solo Treasure] .

ISOTW: Inspirational Song of the Week Get your Inspirational Song of the Week! This is a weekly series from Watchfire Music. It highlights song recordings from the WFM catalogue and is available to listen to throughout the week.

Just click here any time to listen. To receive your Inspirational Song of the Week, delivered each week via email, please click on this link to sign up:

Solo Thoughts Community on Facebook Watchfire Music has created a Facebook Group for Solo Thoughts subscribers and anyone interested in music in church. The group is going full steam with lots of new members.

We look forward to seeing YOU on Facebook and becoming a part of the Solo Thoughts Community. There, you will be able to post, comment, ask questions, and share your stories of progress and success in your work with music in your churches.

Please visit the Solo Thoughts Community on Facebook and join!



Would you like to learn more about
Solo Thoughts? Read on!

If you’re a church soloist, musician, or are on the music committee for your church, you might be wondering: Where can I find just the right solos that will harmonize with the weekly Bible Lesson? Where can my church purchase sheet music?

Watchfire Music has the perfect solution, our monthly and quarterly publication entitled Solo Thoughts.

So what exactly IS Solo Thoughts? Created by Watchfire Music’s team of editors, it’s a downloadable resource tool in PDF format that is essentially a comprehensive list of ideas for solos, preludes, offertories, and postludes for your church. With just one click of the mouse, Solo Thoughts will appear on your computer for you to print out, if you choose. To get an idea of what Solo Thoughts looks like, click here to see a sample page.

Not only does the list include suggestions for solos for your church, it provides descriptions and links where you can purchase the sheet music. You also receive Solo Treasures suggestions which are classic and out-of- print solos that may already be in your church music library. Solo Treasures is merged into the Solo Thoughts PDF: each out-of-print title is labeled in red as a [Solo Treasure] .

Finally, we provide a special section called Solo Thoughts Instrumentals for your church organist or keyboard/pianist.

Solo Thoughts includes music from many periods and in many styles— from classical and traditional to pop and contemporary—for all singers and musicians, from newcomers to seasoned pros!

For more information on how to download, click here.

We also invite you to join the Solo Thoughts Community group on Facebook. Meet other soloists, musicians and music committees from around the world and join the discussion! Click here to become a member.



Louise Maynard, is a career church musician and soloist. Encouraged by the members of her church in California in 1965, she began to build her own personal solo library. Eventually she created a concordance to find solos to go with the Bible Lesson-Sermons. She began to share her library with other churches, and this was the beginning of Solo Thoughts.

Our thanks also go out to WFM composer Susan Lindquist, who was a main contributing editor of Solo Thoughts for over 20 years. Susan is also a singer/musician as well as a music researcher with a vast knowledge of sacred repertoire for the solo voice.

A number of years ago, Julia Wade took over the management and development of Solo Thoughts, contributing her rich experience as former soloist of The Mother Church in Boston. Solo Thoughts is now exclusively an instant digital download, and we continue to add new features to it.

Solo Thoughts Editors now include Amy Duncan, Craig Wagner, Susan Lindquist and Julia Wade.

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