​Amazing Grace hymn featuring Native American Flute, Trumpet and Bagpipes

Today, I learned how to embed YouTube videos inside my Post. Now, that may not be a big deal for you guys but for me it is a great leap forward. And I hope it makes today’s blog a lot better  for you.

For your consideration, I offer three versions of the classic Amazing Grace hymn.  I’ll compare the Native American Flute, the Trumpet, and Scottish Bagpipes. Music for relaxation?  No. Music for meditation? Yes. All three versions can invoke a feeling of inner peace, leading into a tranquil state. And, let’s face it, Amazing Grace is one of the most well known hymns of all times.

First up, John Two-Hawk and his version of “Amazing Grace”:

A haunting performance by a master of the Native American flute.  This had me  from the beginning and when it was over, I wanted to play it again… and again. This song appealed to me on all levels.


Next we have Phil Driscoll and his Trumpet:

As the caption says, a phenomenal trumpet. The voice reminded me of Joe Cocker and provided a interesting interlude for the trumpet solos.


And last the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the Bagpipes:

The bagpipes have long been a favorite of mine and this song is one of the most sad sounding, and yet uplifting I have in my small collection of the ‘pipes.


My Thoughts

There is no way for me to determine which one is the Best of the Best. All three types of instruments has its own strengths and weaknesses. The Bagpipes have long been my favorite instrument for this song but the trumpet with its call to action reputation appeals to me. The flute has almost an otherworldly quality that brings the spirit alive. And so, I cannot pick just one.

Perhaps you can pick or perhaps you have another recommendation for me to listen to. Either way, I’d like to hear your thoughts. Leave me your questions/comments and I will get back to you soon.


Walking the Path of Peace,






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10 thoughts on “​Amazing Grace hymn featuring Native American Flute, Trumpet and Bagpipes”

  1. I love your site! Cos I love meditation and music! I practise meditation every day, at least once, and that is before I go to sleep. I agree with you. All three versions are so good it is hard to choose a favorite.

    But if I must, then it will be the flute version of Amazing Grace. It is truly out of this world. One can almost float on the notes gushed by the instrument.

    Thank you so much for this. I have bookmarked your site, and will visit again and again.

    • Timotheus,
      It good to hear that you meditate daily. It takes practice and dedication but the rewards are worth it. I usually practice meditation several times a day, but I do not practice a structured type of meditation. I combine some relaxation methods with music and have had positive results. It is all in what makes you feel good.
      Ah, you enjoyed the Native American flute performance. John Two Hawk is a master flutist and is still performing.
      Thank you for your kind words and continue to walk the Path of Peace.

  2. Sanders, that is an interesting collection of music for Amazing Grace that you have selected. Personally I like to hear it being sung along with the music. The one I like is the Celtic Woman – Amazing Grace because it has a number of elements in place that I like. It is also on YouTube, with over 57 million views, so I am not the only one that likes it.


    • David,
      First of all, Thank you for the Celtic Woman Amazing Grace. Bagpipes and what I call old school style presentation and the lyrics make this a winner in my opinion also and I will be adding it to my Playlist.
      I first had my attention brought to Amazing Grace through growing up, then to the bagpipe version and then the Flute. The trumpet also seemed to call out to me. I do agree it is an interesting mix.
      Thanks for commenting, and again thanks for the Celtic Woman version.

  3. I can’t wait until I learn how to do that, add video to my posts. Good job. I like your selection of different instruments. My favorite instruments are Blues harp and saxophone. Do you have any suggestions for those instruments?

    • Hi Larry,
      Ah yes, the Blues harp. A little outside of my focus but I do Like the sound of it. Actually, my dad played the harmonica but I no longer have any of the tapes he made. For an interesting and entertaining Blues version try Terry McMillan, the live version.
      And the Sax, well, I recommend Ron Brown and Kirk Whalum, @ Tokyo Revival Mission at Nippon Budokan. Old time style!
      Hope you enjoy and thanks for giving me some more Amazing Grace titles in my playlist!

    • Heather, So right. A learning experience is worth the time and investment I/you put in. My level, I will brag about any accomplishment. And learning to embed only enhances my blogs.
      Thanks and walk in the Path of Peace.

  4. Hello.
    I love Amazing Grace. It is one of my all time favorite songs in this world. I almost believe there is an instrument around that couldn’t make this song sound beautiful. I have to say I loved all three. But I think my favorite was the native american flute. This one touched my soul. Thank you so much for over the top great article.

    • Hi Melissa,
      So glad you enjoyed the flute version. John Two-Hawks is one of the masters of the flute and does a wonderful version of the classic. I find myself, more and more, leaning toward the flute being the Amazing Grace floating thru my head. Don’t tell my sister (pianist) or my Dad (harmonica)!


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