In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
A cappella sheet music arrangements for 3 parts mixed voice
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Review: Twelve traditional 3-part folk songs from the Republic of Georgia, for mixed, youth and adult choirs. Book with scores, pronunciation guide, performance guidelines and background information, and accompanying DVD with performance and pronunciation video. In addition to the book and teaching DVD is access to an online resource site with source recording downloads and video links.
Songlist: Aragvisp'iruli Lashkruli, Bail-betkil, Chela, Deda Mogik'vdesa, Imeruli Mgzavruli, Lemchil, Megruli Alilo, Rachuli Nana, Shari-shuri, Tselo Mousvi Balakhsa, Ts'mindeo Ghmerto, Uts'inares Mas Vadidebt
Review: The British boy band One Direction has captured the hearts and attention of young fans all over the world! The catchy single "What Makes You Beautiful", from their Up All Night album, is fun and upbeat and ideal for young choirs and audiences in this accessible setting. The up-tempo chart-topping "Live While We're Young" has a fantastic dance groove, fun triadic vocal harmonies and a built in audience of teen fans! Charting in over 20 countries, the Billboard Hot 100 hit "Best Song Ever" was declared the "Best Song of the Summer" by MTV. "Dance all night to the best song ever!"
Songlist: What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction (Choral Highlights), Live While We're Young, Best Song Ever
Review: The iconic song "Seven Bridges Road" by the Eagles speaks directly to the heart with thrilling vocal harmonies that will showcase your ensemble at their best! "There are stars in the Southern sky/Southward as you go/There is moonlight and moss in the trees/Down the Seven Bridges Road." "We Will Rock You" - Your whole crowd will join in with the stomps and claps as you perform this rock and roll classic! This classic pop hit by Queen will bring down the house. Billy Joel's pop hit "The Longest Time" is a perennial favorite and evokes an even earlier time in America's pop history. "Let It Be" is one of the landmark songs of the 20th century and certainly at the apex of the Beatles catalog, this #1 pop hit in this a cappella setting will be an inspirational choice for choral concerts of all types.
Songlist: The Longest Time, Let It Be, Seven Bridges Road, We Will Rock You
Review: If you are looking for straightforward and rewarding repertoire for your beginner choir, then you need look no further than Choral Basics the perfect series for singers of all ages. The Simple 3-part choral arrangements for soprano, alto and a combined part for men's voices make the series perfect for choirs with a dearth of males or whose male singers have unstable or changing voices. The rich array of repertoire is bound to be a hit with younger singers and the technical abilities of choirs at this level have been taken into consideration. Straightforward and idiomatic piano accompaniments have been included and are designed to support the vocal lines, without putting pressure on staff with less developed keyboard skills. Dig out your platform shoes, dust down your flares and hit the concert platform with this collection of timeless chart-toppers from ABBA.
Songlist: Mamma Mia, Super Trouper, Money, Money, Money
Review: Another three timeless classics from one of the most successful pop acts of all time featuring Thank You For The Music, Fernando and their 1974 smash hit Waterloo. So dig out your platform shoes, dust down your flares and hit the concert platform with this collection of timeless chart-toppers from ABBA. If you are looking for straightforward and rewarding repertoire for your beginner choir, then you need look no further than Choral Basics - the perfect series for singers of all ages. These simple 2-part choral arrangements for soprano and alto voices make the series perfect for choirs. The rich array of repertoire is bound to be a hit with singers of all ages, and the technical abilities of choirs at this level have been taken into consideration. Straightforward and idiomatic piano accompaniments have been included and are designed to support the vocal lines, without putting pressure on staff with less developed keyboard skills.
Songlist: Thank You For The Music, Fernando, Waterloo
Review: Ten easy three-part a cappella arrangements of inspirational songs, for either SSA or SAT choirs, with a piano part for convenient rehearsal. All of these rousing pieces are presented in new arrangements by Barrie Carson Turner. Bringing together ten timeless songs of faith, celebration and inspiration, Just Voices: Classic Pop is an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Perfect for your next concert or as a fun treat for your choir. Just Voices Jazz brings together ten timeless jazz songs that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style.
Songlist: Ain't Misbehavin', Come Fly With Me, Don't Know Why, Fever, Fly Me To The Moon, If I Had You, Stormy Weather, T'aint What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It), Take The 'A' Train, The Girl From Ipanema
Review: Ten easy three-part a cappella arrangements of inspirational songs, for either SSA or SAT choirs, with a piano part for convenient rehearsal. All of these rousing pieces are presented in new arrangements by Barrie Carson Turner. Bringing together ten timeless songs of faith, celebration and inspiration, Just Voices: Gospel is an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Perfect for your next concert or as a fun treat for your choir.
Songlist: Amazing Grace, Down By The Riverside, Lean On Me , Let It B, O Happy Day!, Redemption Song, Soon And Very Soon, Standing In The Need Of Prayer, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Wade In The Water
Review: SongStream 2: An American Journey is a second collection of ten songs for youth choirs, largely scored for SAB with some divisi and optional parts. These exciting, accessible, and stylistically varied pieces take you on a journey from Canada through North to Central and South America. They include original pieces and arrangements with a strong regional flavour, among them folk-songs, a spiritual, and new arrangements of popular tunes. Arrangements by editors Peter Hunt and Bob Chilcott appear alongside those by native composers, in a collection that will communicate directly with young singers and freshen any concert programme.
Songlist: Amazing Grace, Buffalo Gals, Erosion, El Gavilan (The Sparrowhawk), The Pessimist, Les Raftsmen, Senora Santa Ana, Take flight, Wanting Memories, Wayfarin' Strange
Review: SongStream is an exciting and innovative collection of 10 songs for youth choirs. Largely scored for SAB, with some divisi and optional parts, these songs combine the music of Bob Chilcott and the Voiceworks approach of Peter Hunt to present a dazzling array of pieces in all styles for young singers. Here are original compositions and arrangements, a gentle Japanese song and a gutsy setting of a Native American text, a funky spiritual and a Beatles encore, a tranquil folksong and a song noisily celebrating life and youthful energy. Accessible, relevant, and heart-warming, these pieces will communicate directly with young singers and their audiences and freshen any concert programme.
Songlist: Aka-Tonbo, Blue Mountain River, Can You Hear Me?, Give Me Strength , How Can I Keep From Singing?, The Ribbon , Shake the Bottle, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Three Country Dances In One, With a Little Help From My Friends
Review: Bruno Mars has it all - the looks, the moves, the voice and he writes some great songs! "Forget You" was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year and was famously covered by Gwyneth Paltrow and the Glee cast in Season 2. "Just the Way You Are" was ha huge hit with its confident pop melody, great groove and romantic vocals. "The Lazy Song" is a tribute to the joys of doing nothing! With its reggae-flavored groove and irresistible melody, your singers will have a blast as they recreate the goofy original! "Marry You" will make everyone smile with its appealing rhythmic groove, infectious melody and echoes of an earlier pop era. Fantastic staging opportunities abound!
Songlist: Forget You, Just the Way You Are, Marry You, The Lazy Song
Review: This collection was devised in celebration of the fantastic, sequin-encrusted world that was the 1970s. Not only well-written songs in their own right, full of musical nuance, pacing and drama, these are also some of the most well-known recordings in popular music - and great fun! The Bee Gees 1979 hit Tragedy, is a sophisticated piece of pop music, with carefully thought-out melodies, key changes and dynamics. The Weather Girls 1982 hit of It's Raining Men is a big-voice number and an enduring comp classic. Y.M.C.A. was also a 1979 hit, and performed by the novelty group, Village People. This arrangement is features a percussion breakdown and some textural effects to create a more substantial concert closer or encore. With piano.
Songlist: Tragedy, It's Raining Men, Y.M.C.A.
Review: Frank Sinatra was a showbiz legend - famous not just for singing but also for acting, appearing in over 50 films, winning an Academy Award for his portrayal of Maggio in From Here to Eternity. This collection represents three of his most popular and iconic hits. "I've Got You Under My Skin" was written by Cole Porter. It became a signature song for Sinatra and was one of the most requested songs at his concerts. "The Lady is a Tramp" has become a stand-alone classic for many, not least Sinatra. Recorded in 1979, Sinatra's version of the "Theme from New York, New York" became one of his most popular closers. With piano.
Songlist: I've Got You Under My Skin, The Lady Is A Tramp, Theme from New York, New York
Review: At last! A songbook of popular songs designed for middle school voices (or adult groups with just a few men!). Based on the best-selling arrangements from SATB CASA Songbooks, these charts are designed to make it easy on the male voices.
Songlist: Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, I Feel Good, In The Still Of The Nite, Under the Boardwalk, When Will I Be Loved?
Review: This collection is to be used with general music classes and choral groups in Junior High School as well as with those younger high school ensembles having changing and changed voices. The songs chosen have lasting appeal and are arranged as to provide a minimum of difficulties with learning of parts. Ranges of the male voices received due consideration in all the arrangements and the tessitura of the various voices parts are designed to be comfortable for all.
Songlist: Whistle While You Work, Someday My Prince Will Come, Jacob's Ladder, Good Night Ladies, Wassail Song, Rissellty, Rosselty, And The Band Played On, God Be With You 'Till We Meet Again, No Hiding Place, Come Ye Thankful People, Come, Sacramento, The Lost Chord, America The Beautiful, Whistle, Mary, Whistle, Every Night, Red River Valley, Dr. Eisenbart, Hand Me Down My Walking Cane, Life In The Army, Trail To Mexico, One More River, Angels We Have Heard On High
Review: Here is a delightful extended arrangement of the classic children's nursery rhyme. The tongue-twister becomes a fun and challenging piece to sing. It also helps with annunciation, teaches alliteration and a useful teaching tool as well as a great deal of fun for both the performers and audiences alike.
Songlist: Peter Piper
Review: Ten easy three-part a cappella arrangements of inspirational songs, for either SSA or SAT choirs, with a piano part for convenient rehearsal. All of these popular pieces are presented in new arrangements by Jonathan Wikeley. Bringing together ten timeless songs of faith, celebration and inspiration, Just Voices: Classic Pop is an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Perfect for your next concert or as a fun treat for your choir.
Songlist: Across The Universe, Dedicated To The One I Love, Downtown, Hallelujah, In My Room, Life On Mars?, Super Trooper, Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season), What The World Needs Now Is Love, Words
Review: The perfect introduction to unaccompanied three-part choral singing! Each book in the Just Voices series contains ten themed songs in simple a cappella arrangements created especially for beginners. Complete with piano reductions for easy rehearsal, all of the songs in the book can be sung by either SSA or SAT choir, making Just Voices the most enjoyable and flexible introduction to unaccompanied choral singing available. Just Voices Showtunes brings together ten stage songs that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style.
Songlist: Close Every Door, One, Pick A Pocket Or Two, Seasons Of Love, Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat, Sunrise, Sunset, The Rhythm Of Life, Tomorrow Belongs To Me, Whistle Down The Wind, You'll Never Walk Alone
Review: This volume of the Just Voices series includes 10 timeless pop songs that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Complete with piano reductions for easy rehearsal, all of the songs in the book can be sung by either a SSA or SAT choir, making Just Voices the most enjoyable and flexible introduction to unaccompanied choral singing available. Just Voices The Beatles brings together ten hits from the Fab Four that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style.
Songlist: All You Need Is Love, Blackbird, Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude, Let It Be, The Fool On The Hill, Ticket To Ride, When I'm Sixty Four, With A Little Help From My Friends, Yesterday
Review: Junior Voiceworks 1 is a wonderful collection of songs for children. Presenting 33 singable songs, from simple unison to 2 and 3 part, this is a fabulous and accessible resource to motivate and energize young singers. With a CD and supporting teaching notes, Junior Voiceworks 1 is a complete handbook for singing for all teachers and choir leaders.
Songlist: Chant It And Sing, Exploring Two-Part Harmony, Around And Around, Unison Songs, Challenging Songs
Review: Is half the choir on vacation? Did inclement weather prevent even your most faithful from showing up Sunday morning? Did the minister suddenly change the worship emphasis without telling you? This invaluable sequel to its best-selling predecessor (Vol. 1 - 45/1108L) will help you and your choir maintain an excellent ministry of music for your congregation in spite of unforeseen crises. The creative use of unisons, doublings, canons, and similar compositional devices make these ten well-crafted anthems "one-rehearsal wonders," yet maintain an appropriate musical and theological integrity. The variety of musical styles is ideal for churches seeking a blended worship format and it is an economical, budget-stretching addition to your choral library.
Songlist: Praise The Lord With Jubilant Song, Credo, The Upper Room, I Will Joyfully Sing, I Will Sing Unto The Lord, Sing For Joy!, Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise, Alleluia, Jubilate, Sing To God, Every Time I Feel The Spirit
Review: Post-holiday doldrums, summer choir vacation season, "snow" Sundays, or simply a smaller church-whatever the reason might be for your small and probably vocally unbalanced choir, the reality is that the music ministry is still important to the worship experience and appropriate anthems must be found. This superb collection can make that daunting task a joy. Ten anthems for any combination of voices in unison, two-part, or simple SAB make this a practical compilation. The talented composers and text writers included make it worth singing and hearing, and the price, at less than half the cost of the anthems purchased separately, makes it a very economically viable purchase as well. Perhaps the understated title of the collection should be altered to match the title of the first anthem-Let All The People raise Thee. This anthology makes that possible no matter who is in the choir on Sunday!
Songlist: Let All the People Praise Thee, A Time for All Things, Let Us Love One Another, A Jubilant Song, Come Bless the Lord, Lord, Lead Me, Lord, Praise Him, Alleluia, Sing a New Song, A Blessing, Supplication
Review: Is half the choir on vacation? Did inclement weather prevent even your most faithful from showing up Sunday morning? Did the minister suddenly change the worship emphasis without telling you? Fear not! This invaluable collection will help you and your choir maintain an excellent ministry of music for your congregation in spite of unforeseen crises. The creative use of unisons, doublings, canons, and similar compositional devices make these nine well-crafted anthems "one rehearsal wonders" yet maintain an appropriate musical and theological integrity. The variety of musical styles and potential worship uses offers a very versatile and an economically sound addition to your choral library as well.
Songlist: Beautiful Savior, Bread of Heaven, Wine of Heaven, Building on a Rock, By Our Love, Clap Your Hands, His Name Was Jesus, Lord, Be Glorified, Stand Up, Rejoice and Sing, When the Lord Restored Zion
Review: Mark Hayes is an internationally acclaimed composer, arranger and performer. The recipient of the prestigious Dove Award (gospel music's equivalent of a Grammy), Mark has transformed these popular traditional spirituals and gospel songs into refreshing, contemporary classics. Appropriate for performance by school, community and church choirs, these five outstanding arrangements are choral standards, a distinctive addition to your choir library.
Songlist: Old Time Religion, Standin' in the Need of Prayer, Down By the Riverside, Do, Lord, Steal Away to Heaven, Marchin' On Up, Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow, Amazing Grace, I'm New Born Again, Steal Away, Motherless Child, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Review: Here is a playful contemporary madrigal for younger mixed choirs that will be great for concerts and festivals at any time of year. Set in a buoyant 3/4, the strophic text will be easy to learn and provide a successful first a cappella experience for beginning singers.
Songlist: Sing a Madrigal Melody
Review: Here is a playful contemporary madrigal for younger mixed choirs that will be great for concerts and festivals at any time of year. Set in a buoyant 3/4, the strophic text will be easy to learn and provide a successful first a cappella experience for beginning singers.
Songlist: Sing a Madrigal Melody
Review: These eleven masterwork and madrigal selections have been carefully selected to meet the needs of developing choirs and the changing voice. Encompassing a broad spectrum of composers, styles and periods, and in a variety of voicings, this exciting new offering is a practical and versatile resource for the middle school/junior high choral classroom. Also featured, where applicable, are both English and original language text options, as well as interesting composer/performance notes. All available in this outstanding collection for less than half the cost than if purchased separately - a welcome budget stretcher!
Songlist: Sing For Joy!, Today We Shall Be Merry, Cantate Domino, The Sound of Pipe and Drum, Jubilate Deo, Sing Joyfully, Gloria in Excelsis, O Bella Fusa, Life's Joy, Gloria In Excelsis Deo, Music, Most Beauteous Art, Masterworks and Madrigals: A Brief History
Review: Choirs from smaller schools or with limited budgets are often plagued with music of inferior quality and/or lacking in educational value. Singable Solutions for Smaller Choirs is expressly designed for these situations, or for any SAB choir desiring to sing educationally rewarding music in a variety of styles and encompassing the broad spectrum of music history. The composer/arranger list is a "who's who" of educational choral music today and these titles have all been excellent sellers as individual octavos. Now they are available in this outstanding collection for about half the cost than if purchased separately - a welcome budget stretcher for your music program.
Songlist: Sing For Joy!, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Je Le Vous Dirai! (I'll Tell You What I Know!), Kyrie Eleison, Come in from the Firefly Darkness, I Dream a World, Gloria Canon, The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky, A Festive Alleluia
Review: It is difficult to overstate the impact that Michael Jackson has had upon popular culture. This collection runs in chronological order and spans the illustrious career from the self-proclaimed King of Pop. Celebrate Jackson's brilliance as a vocal performer and songwriter, and get chance to get stuck into three iconic songs - ABC, I'll Be There and Billie Jean. If you are looking for straightforward and rewarding repertoire for your beginner choir, then you need look no further than Faber Music's Choral Basics the perfect series for singers of all ages. The simple 3-part choral arrangements for soprano, alto and a combined part for men's voices make the series perfect for choirs with a dearth of males or whose male singers have unstable or changing voices. The rich array of repertoire is bound to be a hit with younger singers and the technical abilities of choirs at this level have been taken into consideration. Straightforward and idiomatic piano accompaniments have been included and are designed to support the vocal lines, without putting pressure on staff with less developed keyboard skills. With piano.
Songlist: ABC, I'll Be There, Billie Jean
Review: Just like previous books in the series, The Ultimate Youth Choir Praise and Worship Book was created by researching what youth today are listening to and using in contemporary worship. Robert Sterling's singable arrangements can stand alone or be combined to create four unique worship services planned by veteran youth creator Karla Worley. This massive collection is filled with classic praise songs like "Shout to the Lord," "Open the Eyes of My Heart," "Lord, I Lift Your Name on High" and "Awesome God," and new modern worship songs like "Above All," "Forever," "The Heart of Worship" and "God of Wonders." Rhythm Charts are available for every song so that your youth instrumentalists can lead too. In addition, pastor Brian Winders, a former youth minister and professional baseball player, has created 22 Bible studies to complement each song in the book. Give your youth the opportunity to lead in worship at worship services, summer camps, lock-ins and mission trips with The Ultimate Youth Choir Praise and Worship Book.
Songlist: Above All, Agnus Dei, Awesome God, Better Is One Day, Breathe, Draw Me Close, Forever, Freedom, God of Wonders, The Heart of Worship, I Could Sing of Your Love Forever, In the Secret (I Want to Know You), Lord, I Lift Your Name On High, The Noise We Make, Open the Eyes of My Heart, Rise Up and Praise Him, Shout To the Lord, Sing Praises, Thank You, These Hands, We Want to See Jesus Lifted High, You're Worthy of My Praises
Review: Ready to Sing Youth Choir is the first student choir collection from America's #1 selling series - Ready to Sing. These twelve amazing songs, made popular by today's top Christian artists, are now available in easy SAB arrangements by Russell Mauldin for youth choirs of all sizes. Filled with Christian music's top songs, such as "Undo" (Rush of Fools), "Made to Love" (Toby Mac), "East to West" (Casting Crowns), "You Reign" (Mercy Me), "Amazing, Because It Is" (The Almost) and many more, your student choir will be singing these God-focused songs to encourage each other and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Songlist: All Because Of Jesus, You Reign, Love Is Here, Amazing, Because It Is, Made To Love, Empty Me , You Are Everything, Undo, God With Us, East to West, Let It Fade, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
Review: Six accessible a cappella arrangements especially for 3-Part Mixed choirs.
Songlist: All Ye Who Music Love , April Is In My Mistress' Face, How Merrily We Live, In These Delightful Pleasant Groves , My Bonnie Lass, Sing We and Chant It.
Review: Sixteenth century Italian composer Adriano Banchieri must have had quite the sense of humor. The classic light-hearted concert work "Counterpoint Of The Animals" has been a staple in choral repertoire for decades. Now Russell Robinson brings us a new setting that will add a touch of classy fun to any serious concert. "All Ye Who Love Music" was given its English text by Thomas Oliphant in 1837. This arrangement has been lowered one step from the original key of G major to F major. The soprano (Part 1) melody is basically the same; however, Parts II and III have been arranged iin such a way as to limit the range and for ease of singing, while retaining the sound and flavor of the original. As will all Renaissance madrigals, this piece should be sung lightly and lyrically. The three-part original "A Song Of Peace And Harmony" imparts a message of peace and harmony in an easy-to-sing yet highly musical choral work. With a relevant message for today, this lighter concert piece is especially programmable. The well-known song "Psallite" by Praetorius from the German Renaissance period has long been a part of our choral repertoire. Russell Robinson has created an easy-to-sing SATB setting as well as a three-part men's edition. A perfect way to present standard choral repertoire to your developing choirs.
Songlist: A Song Of Peace And Harmony, Psallite, Sing And Rejoice, All Ye Who Music Love, Counterpoint Of The Animals
Review: "Now is the Month of Maying" - Morley's famous madrigal is arranged perfectly for 3-part mixed voices. Excellent for developing choirs and small vocal ensembles. Limited range male part. "How Merrily We Live" - Another well-edited arrangement by Russell Robinson of a light and spirited work from the madrigal repertoire. It's the perfect choice for any SSA or 3-part mixed choir, with or without experience in madrigal singing. May be performed a cappella or with piano doubling the voices. Perfect for developing part singing in today's treble and mixed choirs. "Fair Phyllis" - Another well-edited arrangement by Russell Robinson from the madrigal repertoire. Sung a cappella, or with the piano, the men's part spans only six notes in an easy range for changing voices. Charming secular text, light polyphonic texture, changing meters, and contrasting dynamics. Fair Phyllis is perfect as a first madrigal or as a Renaissance feature on any program. "Counterpoint of the Animal" - Sixteenth century Italian composer Adriano Banchieri must have had quite the sense of humor. This classic light-hearted concert work has been a staple in choral repertoire for decades. Now Russell Robinson brings us a new setting that will add a touch of classy fun to any serious concert. "My Bonnie Lass" - This arrangement of a favorite Thomas Morley madrigal, a popular choice in the 3-part voicing, is now available for SATB and TBB choirs. Bright tonalities and buoyant contrapuntal textures display the sound of Renaissance choral music. Another fine Robinson edition.
Songlist: Now Is the Month of Maying, How Merrily We Live, Fair Phyllis, Counterpoint of the Animals, My Bonnie Lass
Review: There is no easier way to introduce children to harmony and part-singing than "the Round." What an ingenious concept - everyone sings the same thing, just beginning at different times! The beauty of this structure is the ease of teaching this type of song, and the satisfying results for both the singer and the listener.
Songlist: I'm Gonna Sing My Praise, I'll Walk With Jesus, When Will the Little King Come?, Thank You For Christmas, Say I Love You, New Life
Review: Introduce junior high and middle school students to the joys of madrigal singing with this outstanding collection. Perfect for young , developing voices, this collection features some of the best known madrigals skillfully arranged for three part mixed voices by Theron Kirk. From the"fa la la" madrogals of Morley to the German part song of Hassler, each is carefully set to compliment the voice ranges and qualities of the devolping male singer. An excellent addition to the repertoire of the changing voice.
Songlist: Sing We And Chant It, Now Is The Month Of Maying, In These Delightful, Pleasant Groves, My Bonnie Lass She Smileth , Matona, Lovely Maiden, Fair Phyllis I Saw, Since Robin Hood, Dancing And Springing
Review: Representing musical styles from the 17th century through the 20th century, these sixteen masterworks have been skillfully edited and adapted for the SAB choir, accompanied by organ or piano. Evenly divided between seasonal and general worship services, these choral classics comprise a repertoire base that should be an integral part of every choral library. Now they are within the grasp of smaller choirs and available at an incredible economical cost of about 55 cents per anthem! Economic considerations aside, this treasure-trove of carefully edited and timeless anthems is a remarkable investment for choral performances in concert or worship services alike.
Songlist: Easter Alleluia, Praise to God, Rejoice in the Lord Always, Psalm 98, The Angel Gabriel, From Heaven Above, Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Now Thank We All, The Heavens Are Telling, Angel Voices Ever Singing, Jesu, Word of God Incarnate, Psalm 117, Psalm 150, We Adore You, O Christ, Jerusalem
Review: This volume of the Just Voices series includes 10 timeless pop songs that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Complete with piano reductions for easy rehearsal, all of the songs in the book can be sung by either a SSA or SAT choir, making Just Voices the most enjoyable and flexible introduction to unaccompanied choral singing available.
Songlist: (Something Inside) So Strong, Ain't No Sunshine, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Bridge Over Troubled Water, California Dreamin', God Only Knows, I Say A Little Prayer, Our House, With A Little Help From My Friends, Yesterday Once More
Review: These best sellers are ready when you need them. After One-Rehearsal Wonders, Volumes 1 and 2 were such runaway hits; we felt we had to continue these helpful compilations featuring some of our best sellers adapted for churches with limited rehearsal time. This cavalcade of chorals will provide a steady procession of favorites for your choir and congregation and a great value for your music budget. Don't miss this treasury of 11 proven winners scored for SAB and two-part choirs. This collection is ideal for summer choir repertoire when numbers are lower or for small ensembles any time.
Songlist: Clap Your Hands And Sing Hallelujah!, Come And See, Down By The Riverside, For Such A Time As This, Give It To Jesus, I Surrender, Lord, In Your House, O Lord, Peace Go With You, The Time For Singing Has Come, Truly God Is Good, We Come Together Here
Review: The history of Georgian music is primarily that of folk song. Polyphonic singing has always had its place in Georgian social life. Genres include hunting songs, labor songs, ritual songs, laments, love songs, wedding songs, marching songs, and historical ballads. This unique collection of ten traditional three-part folk songs from the Caucasus Republic of Georgia provides a broad sampling of these genres, from several of Georgia's distinct regions.
Songlist: Alilo, Aralo, Ch'ich'e T'ura, Didavoi Nana, Gonja, Kash Kruli, Mival Guriashi, Odoia-naduri, Tskhenosnuri
Review: Cantor Rena Shapiro's take on the Israeli classic "Eili, Eili" is a fantastic a cappella addition to any repertoire. The setting's savvy utilization of just three voices gives it lots of mileage with a beginning choir but provides plenty for an advanced one to work with in terms of expression and nuance. The piece includes sections in both Hebrew and English. The flowing, contrapuntal movement in Cantor Davidson's setting of Psalm 121 ("A song of ascents...") is at once modern and madrigal, and provides options for singing in English, Hebrew, or both. The song S'Vivon depicts the Hanukkah dreydl, a small top with four sides. Each side of the dreydl contains one of the four Hebrew initials of the phrase, "(A) Great Miracle Happened There."
Songlist: Eili, Eili, Shir Hama'alot, S'Vivon
Review: Beginning choirs will love the imagery and contemporary harmonies in the a cappella original "A Pawnee Prayer". Perfect for contest or concert use, the optional hand drums provide additional rhythmic background. "Ezekiel Saw The Whee"l - An invigorating adaptation of one of the great spirituals! "Plenty Good Room" - Using jazz articulations in an exuberant spiritual style, this original provides an exciting dimension to choral programming! "When It Was Yet Dark" - Set to a beautiful old hymn tune from an 1855 collection, this piece offers much scope for phrasing and word painting as the singers recreate the setting from outside the tomb, and explore the psychology of one of the Bible's most famous and timeless characters, Mary Magdalene. "Who Rolled The Stone Away?" - This exciting arrangement of a traditional gospel swing is full of accents, scoops and body percussion that will challenge your choir to internalize the lively and spirited gospel style.
Songlist: Who Rolled The Stone Away?, When It Was Yet Dark, Plenty Good Room (On the Glory Train), The Lord's Prayer, Ezekiel Saw The Wheel, A Pawnee Prayer
Review: Russell Robinson has now adapted this widely performed madrigal "Sing We and Chant It" for treble choirs. It's superbly reduced to preserve the harmonic and melodic structure of the original 5-part work. The quintessential madrigal, it features dynamic variations, much repetition for quick learning, and an open score for easy reading. Russell Robinson has adapted "Fire, Fire", one of Thomas Morley's most enduring madrigals, for 3-part voices, just right for today's young and developing choirs. The male part has a limited, 5-note range...great for changing voices. The independent vocal lines make it an excellent learning piece and a perfect "first madrigal" for any choir. Carefully tailored to the needs of middle school and junior high singers. "All Ye Who Love Music" was given its English text by Thomas Oliphant in 1837. This arrangement has been lowered one step from the original key of G major to F major. The soprano (Part 1) melody is basically the same; however, Parts II and III have been arranged iin such a way as to limit the range and for ease of singing, while retaining the sound and flavor of the original. As will all Renaissance madrigals, this piece should be sung lightly and lyrically. This trio of fresh, new, madrigals from Jay Althouse is a valuable addition to the choral repertoire mixed choirs. The first is in a traditional madrigal style, with a "fa la la" section and features and echo chorus. The second is lush and lovely, homophonic in nature, with a thought-provoking text. The third is up-tempo and includes an optional hand drum: it could be used as a processional or at a madrigal dinner. Use any or all of the three for concerts, contests, and adjudications.
Songlist: Sing We and Chant It, Fire, Fire, All Ye Who Music Love, Come Celebrate This Festive Day, How Fair a Rose?, All Ye, the Music Makers
Review: "With The Sound of Singing" - Let music fill your heart with joy in this delightful madrigal style piece. Easily learned and a great concert change of pace! "This Day Of Joyful Pleasure" is a perfect piece to introduce madrigal style. Easy ranges; voices may be doubled by instruments. "Sweeter Than The King's Wine" is a fun original madrigal by the talented Stephen Hatfield that mixes light, dancing textures of the madrigal with a soulful singing style. Here's a 3-part a cappella arrangement of a Thomas Morley madrigal "Spring-Time" that is ideal for young ensembles at concert and contest performances. Excellent for developing style, phrasing, intonation and dynamic contrast. New English lyrics highlight the bright madrigal style of "Come Make Merry And Sing" by the Italian composer Thomaso Cimello. An excellent and accessible way for young singers to develop madrigal technique. A delightful setting of "While Joyful Springtime Lasteth" is lively and colorful. An excellent contest or ensemble selection.
Songlist: With The Sound of Singing, This Day Of Joyful Pleasure, Sweeter Than The King's Wine, Come Make Merry And Sing
Review: Kirby Shaw's tradition for creating exceptional a cappella ballads continues with this wonderful arrangement of the Gershwin classic "Embraceable You." Showcase your singers with this very special arrangement! The 1978 movie Ice Castles featured a musical score by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. This wonderful ballad, "Through The Eyes Of Love," lives on and has been recorded by artists the world over. Kirby Shaw uses his exceptional arranging skill to bring us this very special arrangement. Don't miss this one! Russell Robinson embraces all the beauty and sensitivity of this Errol Garner pop tune, "Misty," in a very simple setting that will add a touch of class to any choral concert. Also included in this package is "Java Jive" arranged by Kirby Shaw, and Jeff Funk's arrangement of "Blue Moon."
Songlist: Misty, Embraceable You, Java Jive, Theme from Ice Castles ( Through The Eyes of Love ), Blue Moon
Review: This setting of one of America's favorite folksongs "Shenandoah" is a great opportunity for students to perform an a cappella work. As the piece floats along, propelled by a gentle surge of eighth notes symbolizing the "rollin' river," dissonances and melodic shifts lie beneath to challenge your choir. "All For Me Grog" - The rough and tumble life of a sailor and his adventures on the high seas is celebrated in this rousing English sea shanty known from Nova Scotia to Australia. This a cappella setting of a traditional South African praise song "Gabi, Gabi" just bursts with joyful energy. Dynamic contrast, percussion and a wide range of layered vocal textures make this an appealing concert choice. "Eili, Eili" - Cantor Rena Shapiro's take on this Israeli classic is a fantastic a cappella addition to any repertoire. The setting's savvy utilization of just three voices gives it lots of mileage with a beginning choir but provides plenty for an advanced one to work with in terms of expression and nuance. The piece includes sections in both Hebrew and English.
Songlist: Freedom Is Coming, Gabi, Gabi, All For Me Grog, Shenandoah, Eili, Eili
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