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Various Arrangers: Standards 1

Song NameComposerArrangerVoicing
Make Someone HappyDavid CazierSSATB
It Ain't Necessarily SoGeorge GershwinMarion LintonSSAATB
Embraceable YouGeorge GershwinKevin MurphySSATB
You Go To My HeadKim CollinsSATB

'Make Someone Happy' goes from a tender unison beginning to an exciting climax and a deceptively moving ending. Much of the beauty of this piece lies in simplicity and pure sincerity. 'It Ain't Necessarily So' is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Solos (or should we say, "sermons?") are passed from voice to voice while the bass line makes comical interjections about the lyrics. The close, melting harmonies of 'You Go To My Head' beautifully paints the lyrics and mood of Fred Coots' timeless ballad. Soprano and alto are in a warm and mellow low register for the majority of the tune, while tenor and bass have a light and airy quality to blend. Rhythmic notation should serve as a guideline only, as a very free interpretation of time is needed to bring out the intense imagery of the lyrics and the "bouquet" of the music. Perform this song when you want your listeners to leave hearing in their minds a "haunting refrain". 'Embraceable You' features opening bass pedal with voices layering above. Contrasting open and dense voicing create lustrous harmonic interest. A perfect program piece - a short gem that young singers can really dig their teeth into.

Item code: 4742B | Sheet Music | $11.98 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed 5-8 Parts
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