Welcome to Solo Thoughts!
Solo Thoughts is a research document for finding solos matched to each weekly Bible Lesson Sermon for use in Christian Science church services and beyond!
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Read up on the history of Solo Thoughts below!
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, just click on one of the View Sample buttons located under each Solo Thoughts issue when you click the buttons above or below to navigate to the Solo Thoughts products listing.
Not only does Solo Thoughts 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] .
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!
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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.
Enjoy your exploration and discovery of wonderful sacred music for church services and more with Solo Thoughts!
The History of Solo Thoughts
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 from her 7 years as 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 include a round-robin of musical editors, contributors, and composers who all work to give you a varied and rich collection of music for your weekly church services.