In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
A cappella has developed and been inspired by many different styles over the years. In recent years there has developed a new style of a cappella called contemporary a cappella which has taken the art of a cappella singing to new directions. These sheet music arrangements and songbooks are excellent examples of the contemporary a cappella sound.
Songbooks and Collections
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Billy Joel : A Cappella for Female Voices
Contemporary a cappella arranger Deke Sharon does his magic on the classic Billy Joel song "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)". An absolute winner! Kirby Shaw's exquisite a cappella arrangement of this stunning Billy Joel pop ballad "The Longest Time" is available separately: men's and women's ensembles. Don't miss it! Billy Joel's pop hit from 1983 "And So It Goes" is a perennial favorite and evokes an even earlier time in America's pop history. Now available for mixed and SSA voicings, your groups will love to perform these well-crafted arrangements.
Songlist: Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), The Longest Time, And So It Goes
Deke Sharon : Songs from Pitch Perfect 2 for Female Voices
The second Pitch Perfect movie was an even bigger hit than the first and the songs are just as catchy. "Bella's Opening " - the girls are back for their senior year and better than ever with a modern pop medley fit for the President? until Fat Amy ruins everything. Sing the arrangement that the Bellas sang, wardrobe malfunction optional. Songs include We Got the World, Timber, America, The Beautiful, and Wrecking Ball."Bellas Finale " - As in the first movie, this mashup weaves together several great songs and storylines from throughout the film, with a twist of an ending. Songs include Run The World (Girls), Where Them Girls At, We Belong, We Got The World, and Flashlight."Bellas Back to Basics" - The Bellas have lost their sound, and to find it again they sing this medley of some of the greatest and most iconic women's harmony groups from the past, from the Andrew's Sisters to En Vogue. Songs include Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, You Can't Hurry Love, Lady Marmalade, and My Lovin'."Cups" - The trailer for the highly anticipated Pitch Perfect 2 gives us a sneak peek at the music for the new film, including this expanded version of Anna Kendrick's breakout hit Cups. After a sweet, reflective opening verse, it moves into tempo for a more expanded treatment.
Songlist: Bella's Opening (from Pitch Perfect 2), Bellas Finale (from Pitch Perfect 2), Bellas Back to Basics (Medley), Cups (When I'm Gone)
Deke Sharon : Pop Songs for Younger Female Voices
"Royals" - The pop megahit and Grammy-winning song of the year by Lorde will be an accessible and fun introduction to pop a cappella for younger SSA choirs!"Happy" - Younger or beginning a cappella groups will love this creative and upbeat song from Pharrell arranged for unaccompanied voices!"The Climb" - This Miley Cyrus song continues in popularity and offers an inspirational message for pop and spring programming in this unaccompanied setting.Katy Perry's #1 hit "Roar" was immensely popular with young singers, with its affirming message of strength and inspiration. This accessible a cappella setting gives it a whole new dimension for developing choral skills and confidence.
Songlist: Royals, Happy, The Climb, Roar
James Taylor : You've Got A Friend - Five James Taylor Classics
Five James Taylor songs are included in this value-packed collection for treble voices! Your singers will enjoy rehearsing and performing these hits arranged by composer/conductor and former King's Singer Philip Lawson. Includes: Carolina in My Mind, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Fire and Rain, Sweet Baby James, You've Got a Friend.
Songlist: Carolina In My Mind, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Fire And Rain, Sweet Baby James, You've Got A Friend
ABBA : Smash Hits - Vol 1
One of the most successful pop acts of all time, ABBA first shot to fame in 1974 after winning the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Waterloo'. The three songs in this volume are among the best-known of all ABBA's many hits: 'Mamma Mia!' the title song to the popular musical; the poignant 'Super Trouper' with its reflections on some of the trials tribulations of life on the road; and 'Money, money, money' with its chromatic twists and catchy interludes. 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. Choral Basics are great value for money providing a contrasted set of arrangements for any concert.
Songlist: Mamma Mia, Super Trouper, Money, Money, Money
ABBA : Smash Hits - Vol 2
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
Adele : Songs for Treble Voices
Adele is currently the most acclaimed female singer of the era and her songs are hits worldwide. Have your choir singing the latest hit music. Adele returned to the pop charts in spectacular style, breaking records and achieving tremendous commercial success. This soulful piano ballad evokes themes of nostalgia and reflection for a wonderful choral showcase for choirs of all ages and levels.From her second album 21 and also performed by Gwyneth Paltrow on Glee "Turning Tables" has a piano accompaniment that is almost classical in approach, the reflective vocals express emotion of deep melancholy tinged with hopefulness. "Someone Like You" opens with a single voice on the opening verse, the vocal textures gradually build into a full-voiced chorus that expresses the emotional message of the song. Ideal for all types of choral ensembles! "Rolling in the Deep" can be performed a cappella, as in the GLEE version, or with the bluesy, soulful accompaniment. The all-girl Troubletones sing a phenomenal mash-up of two Adele hits in Season Three. Alternating between the aggressive "Rumour Has It" and a more accepting "Someone Like You," this epic pairing offers solo opportunities and powerful vocal backups. A fantastic SSA feature!
Songlist: Turning Tables, Someone Like You, Rolling In The Deep, Rumour Has It / Someone Like You, Hello
Carrie Underwood : Songs for Treble Voices
Ever Ever After - "Storybook endings, fairy tales coming true" - this song from the Disney film Enchanted as performed by Carrie Underwood makes us all believe it could be so! A great choice for pop and groups alike, your singers will want to sing it again and again. All-American Girl was a hit on both the Billboard Country and Hot 100 charts this endearing song tells the story of a "sweet little beautiful, wonderful, perfect All-American Girl" and makes a wonderful feature for end-of-the-year programs! Inside Your Heaven - For the first time in history the same song, recorded by a different artist, succeeded itself at the top of the charts. American Idol's Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice shared in that success with this recent hit. Piano accompaniment.
Songlist: All-American Girl, So Small, Inside Your Heaven, Ever Ever After
Charles Beale : Disco Classics
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.
Deke Sharon : Natural Woman (Collection) SSAA
A selection of standards arranged by Deke Sharon and Anne Raugh from the popular CASA songbook series. Women's arrangements - especially interesting ones - are in very short supply. That's why we're very pleased to offer this songbook. Many old standards are here, plus there are a few more challenging contemporary pieces.
Songlist: A Natural Woman, It's My Party, Leader of the Pack, Lollipop, Mister Sandman, O Canada!, One Fine Day, Sweet Dreams, The Boy from New York City, The Star Spangled Banner
Deke Sharon : Pitch Perfect (the movie) for Female Voices
Remember the scene in Pitch Perfect where Beca first teaches the Barden Bellas how to sing a mashup? This is that exact arrangement of "Just the Way You Are/Just a Dream " from the movie, distilled into 4-part harmony plus duet. Vocal percussion optional. "Cups" is the irresistible break-out hit by Anna Kendrick from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack has a sweet folky flavor and the fun "cup" accompaniment will be a hit with your choir! Now crossing over to YouTube and mainstream radio, the song is getting major attention in the media. May be performed a cappella or accompanied. "Bellas Finals" - Perhaps the biggest a cappella moment in modern cinema, the Barden Bellas win the ICCAs with this exact full-length arrangement from the movie Pitch Perfect, distilled into 4-part harmony plus solo. Vocal percussion optional.
Songlist: Just the Way You Are/Just a Dream , Bellas Finals, Since U Been Gone, Party in the U.S.A., Cups
Deke Sharon : Pop Classics
"Feel the Earth Move" is one of rock's most iconic women's songs (from Carole King's Tapestry), this pulsing, rhythmic arrangement incorporates elements of doo-wop and contemporary a cappella beneath a barn-burning solo. Vocal or other percussion optional. The Beatles greatest modern folk/pop song "Blackbird" is finally available for SSA groups, with the melody moving between vocal parts and interspersed elements of counterpoint and 3-part harmony. The number #1 song from the Footloose soundtrack "Holding Out For A Hero", sung by Bonnie Tyler, was one of the biggest songs of the 1980s. Bombastic and fun, it's a great feature for a female soloist, and makes a great show closer or encore. he Andrew Sisters had a hit in 1947 with the lighthearted, playful ditty "Too Fat Polka" that's more relevant now than ever!
Songlist: Holding Out For A Hero, Too Fat Polka, I Feel The Earth Move, Blackbird
Deke Sharon : Girls Just Want To Have Fun
FUN (and challenging) contemporary songs for women's voices! Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" is set for solo and four background parts, as is "My Lovin'." "Walking On Sunshine" is written for solo plus three background parts, while the others are written for 4 parts.
Songlist: Always Be My Baby, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, My Lovin', Turn The Beat Around, Walking On Sunshine
Deke Sharon : Women's Classic Pop Vol 2
"Fields of Gold" - If it wasn't written by Sting, this haunting melody could easily be a traditional English fold song. The melody moves through all four women's parts, with the background texture changing in each verse, ranging from arpeggiated polyphony to warm close harmony. "Here Comes the Sun" - Perfect for a spring concert, this bright Beatles classic features rich harmonies and light arpeggiated textures resulting in a warm sound without being too complex. The melody is in the Soprano 1 line, allowing either a group or individual solo. "Mama I'm A Big Girl Now" - This playful song from Hairspray brings the sound of the early 1960's to life with a universal theme. The many verses can be sung by different soloists. "Songbird" - Based on the Eva Cassidy recording, this honest, emotional ballad features light arpeggiated textures and soaring harmonies supporting a gorgeous, heartfelt soprano melody with occasional duet/trio lines. "When I'm Sixty-Four" - Playful, sweet, melodic... this arrangement brings out all of the best elements of this Beatles ditty, with the melody bouncing between the various voices. When your singers are sixty-four, they'll still be humming along to this timeless classic!
Songlist: Fields of Gold, Here Comes The Sun, Mama I'm A Big Girl Now, Songbird, When I'm Sixty-Four
Deke Sharon : Women's Classic Pop Vol 4
"Time After Time" - A modern classic, this Cyndi Lauper ballad is perfect for an intermediate women's ensemble, ready to tackle gentle arpeggiations and delicate parallel harmonies. "Heart of Glass" - A powerful soprano solo sits atop your SATB band as the groove their way through this Blondie classic. A great way to introduce your singers to modern polyrhythms and non-standard syllables in a format that's easy for them to understand and internalize. "I Can't Make You Love Me" - With rich harmonies, delicate arpeggiations and a soaring, heartfelt melody, this showstopping Bonnie Raitt ballad makes a perfect penultimate number. "Imagine" - This simple, sweet setting of John Lennon's song of hope features a soprano soloist. Perfect for a group looking for a good first a cappella song, or a more advanced group interested in focusing on nuance and sincerity.
Songlist: Heart of Glass, I Can't Make You Love Me, Time After Time, Imagine
Deke Sharon : Pop Hits for Women's Voices
Deke Sharon has become one of the leading arranger of "contemporary" a cappella and here is a fine collection of classic pop songs. "Dancing Queen" - ABBA is back, so get some dancing shoes for your choir! Upbeat, infectious and fun, this arrangement will bring energy to singers and get audiences dancing in the aisles. "Killing Me Softly With His Song" was popularized by Roberta Flack in the 1970s, updated by the Fugees and Lauryn Hill in the 90s, this song connects with many generations. This arrangement provides a terrific vehicle to show off the talents of a sensitive female soloist. The modern day classic "True Colors" has been a huge hit for both Cyndi Lauper and Phil Collins. Now it's your turn! "Good Old A Cappella" was first performed by The Persuasions and popularized by The Nylons, this tune has been sung by countless contemporary a cappella groups. Originally from the collection Contemporary A Cappella Volume 1, now for treble voices too! "God Only Knows" with music by Brian Wilson, made popular by The Beach Boys in the '60s, this arrangement for women's choirs is a great one to feature your soprano soloist or section. "Hallelujah" - From the Dreamworks animated feature film "Shrek" comes this sweet and poignant Leonard Cohen hit, scored here for your women's group.
Songlist: Dancing Queen, Killing Me Softly With His Song, True Colors, Good Old A Cappella, God Only Knows, Hallelujah
Deke Sharon / Anne Raugh : Respect
More classic songs for women's voices! These charts will get your group, and your audience, dancing in the aisles! All of the arrangements are four parts except "Dancing In The Streets" is 5 parts, and "Son of a Preacher Man" is 4 parts plus solo.
Songlist: Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Dancing In The Streets, Respect, Sentimental Journey, Son-Of-A-Preacher Man
Deke Sharon / Anne Raugh : Let's Hear It (Collection)
More great pop hits that are becoming standards which also translate very well to a cappella treatments. Pat Benetar reached the top 10 with "Hit Me With Your Best Shot' and ""Let's Hear It For The Boy" from the movie "Footloose" was another big seller. Lisa Loeb has developed a sterling reputation as a great contemporary singer/songwriter and this arrangement by Deke Sharon of her "Stay" is a true delight.
Songlist: Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Let's Hear It For The Boy, Stay
Deke Sharon / Anne Raugh : Call Me (Collection)
Four fun songs suitable for all. Includes Debbie Harry's (Blondie) pop hit "Call Me", the big hit for Betty Everett "The Shoop Shoop Song", The Everly Brothers classic "When Will I Be Loved" and the bound-to-please audience grabber "The Loco-Motion" which was an early hit as songwriter for Carole King.
Songlist: Call Me, The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss), When Will I Be Loved?, The Loco-Motion
Kelly Clarkson : Songs for Treble Voices
American Idol was the television hit of the summer. The winner, Kelly Clarkson, rocketed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with the hit "A Moment Like This". Beautifully arranged for choir, this moment will capture your audience's heart! The power ballad "Behind These Hazel Eyes" taps into all the angst and intensity of young love. A great showcase for SSA choirs, it retains all the emotion of the original recording. Alan Billingsley captures all the excitement of the original in this appealing arrangement of "Breakaway" from The Princess Diaries 2.
Songlist: Breakaway, Behind These Hazel Eyes, A Moment Like This, Since U Been Gone
Kirby Shaw : Standards for Women
These songs are so wonderful they have become part of the great American songbook. The timeless ballad "Unchained Melody" is simply breathtaking! Perfect for concert groups or pop ensembles, this is an arrangement will become a staple in your repertoire. "My Funny Valentine" is on just about everyone's top ten list of all-time classic ballads! Lush harmonies, varied textures, and a timeless melody and lyric...this is it! "Always" has been recorded by hundreds of major artists over the years, the classic simplicity of this Irving Berlin song makes it one of our most treasured standards. This expressive a cappella setting for women's voices will create a magical moment in performance! The classic Irving Berlin song "What'll I Do" was sung by Judy Garland and is a popular standard that has been performed by many great singers. This stellar a cappella arrangement is a real treat and is a perfect song for female voices.
Songlist: Always, Unchained Melody, My Funny Valentine, What'll I Do
Kirby Shaw : Women's Classic Pop Vol 5
Billy Joel's pop hit from 1983 "The Longest Time" is a perennial favorite and evokes an even earlier time in America's pop history. From 1973, the pop hit "Shambala" by Three Dog Night is a buoyant song full of tasty harmonies and a warm gospel groove that will infuse your concert with the hopefulness and joy. This "vocals only" edition will be especially effective for choirs of all types! The intimacy and directness of a cappella singing create a special emotional atmosphere in this tender setting of the Grammy award-winning pop hit "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton. You will create a magical concert moment with the gentle guitar-style accompaniment recreated by the vocals and the heartfelt lyrics. The #1 hit from 1967 "Groovin'" by the Young Rascals in a smooth vocals-only setting perfectly captures the relaxed slow groove of the song with an easy vocal accompaniment and a irresistible solo.
Songlist: The Longest Time, Shambala, Tears In Heaven, Groovin'
Lady Gaga : Songs for Treble Voices
The chart-topping Lady Gaga song "Born This Way" is a powerful and dramatic anthem of inclusiveness and affirmation! Featured in the Season 2 GLEE episode of the same name, it opens with an energetic dance-pop groove, building into the full-voiced chorus, "I'm on the right track baby, I was born this way!" From the opening episode of Glee Season 2, Rachel and Sunshine cover Lady Gaga and Beyonce's standout pop single "Telephone". The mini-diva duel will make an awesome SSA feature that girls' choirs will love to perform! "The Edge of Glory" - Show and pop choirs will make a tremendous impact in this chart-topping powerhouse with its thumping bass and irresistible dance/pop groove! A fantastic choreography showcase! Piano accompanied.
Songlist: Telephone, Born This Way, The Edge of Glory
Michael Jackson : Smash Hits! Vol 1
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
Robert Latham : Classic Pop Ballads
Yesterday and other Classic Pop Ballads is an absolute winner! Robert Latham's deft, skillful arrangements of some of the best-loved pop ballads of all time form an immensely rewarding collection for choirs in search of fresh 'a cappella' material.
Songlist: Streets of London, The Windmills of Your Mind, The Sound Of Silence, Yesterday, Killing Me Softly
Taylor Swift : Songs for Treble Voices
Teen pop star Taylor Swift has evolved into very much the young artist by crossing genres with ease! Featuring a happy pop backbeat, "You Belong with Me" climbed to the top of the Hot 100, Country and AC charts. "Love Story" is a charming Romeo and Juliet story told through music and the catchy "Mine" was country pop hit. Her chart hit from 2011 "Mean" celebrates the underdog and the dreamer, and helps those who may be bullied understand that "it gets better" while imagining the bully will someday receive comeuppance! With its sweet country harmonies and sassy lyrics, this easily-learned song will be an entertaining addition to your program! Piano accompanied.
Songlist: You Belong with Me, Mine, Love Story, Mean, Today Was a Fairytale
Various Arrangers : Pentatonix for Female Voices
"Let It Go", the epic single from the smash Disney film Frozen, has been memorably covered by Pentatonix. This a cappella setting inspired by that version dazzles with harmony, color and emotion for a spectacular choral showcase. Adapted from the Pentatonix cover of "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit, this is an awesome vocal showcase for pop and show groups from high school and up! Irresistible! "Save the World/Don't You Worry Child" has the vibrant a cappella sounds of Pentatonix, the accessible setting of the mash-up by Swedish House Mafia also has optional accompaniment, making this a fantastic showcase for high school pop and show choirs.
Songlist: Let It Go, Rather Be, Save the World/Don't You Worry Child
Various Arrangers : Women's Heavenly Pop
Kirby Shaw's exquisite arrangements of two Billy Joel ballads "And So It Goes" and "Lullaby", one of the most poignant and beautiful songs of the '90s, are simply stunning. The moving lyrics and soaring vocals of the Josh Groban classic "You Raise Me Up" will inspire all who hear it and powerful poetry, deep emotion, warm choral textures are all highlights of the Sarah McLachlan hit "Angel", now in an expressive a cappella setting. Haunting!
Songlist: Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), And So It Goes, Angel, You Raise Me Up
Various Arrangers : The Vintage Harmony Girl Groups
The 1950's were the golden age for the close harmony girl groups with many of them enjoying top pop hits and regular TV appearances. Many of the female harmony groups of today owe much to these early pioneers and this collection of songs are some of the finest of the era. Includes number one hits from the Andrews Sister, McGuire Sisters and the Chordettes. With piano accompaniment.
Songlist: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Mister Sandman, Lollipop, Sugartime, Sincerely
Various Arrangers : Women's Classic Pop Vol 3
The 1970's pop hit "Come In From The Rain" translates beautifully into a lush and deeply felt a cappella ballad. Perfect for graduation, end-of-the-year programing of a special concert feature, you will want to perform it again and again! Introduce your choir to the fun of a cappella singing with this accessible arrangement of the Lee Ann Womack hit "I Hope You Dance" that topped the charts in 2001. Crafted for success, this setting gives all the parts a chance to sing the melody while the background vocals are easy and create a perfect stylistic texture. "We Will Rock You" - Your whole crowd will join in with the stomps and claps as you perform this rock and roll classic! This iconic 1978 pop hit by Queen will bring down the house! Here is the tender love ballad from "Where Is Love?" Oliver in a shimmering a cappella setting for women's voices. A gem!
Songlist: Come In From The Rain, I Hope You Dance, We Will Rock You, Where Is Love?
Various Arrangers : Beatles Songs for Women's Voices Vol 2
Another great collection of arrangements from song of the best in the business. Everybody but everybody ebjoys an Beatles song! "Penny Lane" - Using vocals only to create the musical tapestry from the rhythmic and harmonic background to the iconic piccolo trumpet line, this #1 Beatles hit from 1967 will really wow your audience and be a blast to rehearse and perform! "Here Comes The Sun" - Perfect for a spring concert, this bright Beatles classic in an appealing a cappella setting features rich harmonies and light arpeggiated textures resulting in a warm sound without being too complex. "When I'm Sixty-Four" - Playful, sweet, melodic... this arrangement brings out all of the best elements of this Beatles ditty, with the melody bouncing between the various voices. When your singers are sixty-four, they'll still be humming along to this timeless classic! "Imagine" - This simple, sweet setting of John Lennon's song of hope features a soprano soloist. Perfect for a group looking for a good first a cappella song, or a more advanced group interested in focusing on nuance and sincerity."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 from 1970 in this a cappella setting will be an inspirational choice for choral concerts of all types.
Songlist: Penny Lane, Here Comes The Sun, When I'm Sixty-Four, Imagine, Let It Be
Various Arrangers : Beatles Songs for Women's Voices
Without doubt some of the finest songs ever written were those by Lennon and MacCartney and here is a collection of some of their finest song all arranged for unaccompanied voices. "The Long and Winding Road" - Skillfully arranged, this #1 hit by the Beatles will be a standout in any concert. Treat your audience to an a cappella moment they will remember for a long, long time. "Here, There and Everywhere" - Here's an expressive a cappella setting of the classic Beatles song, full of wonderful textures, lyric lines, and lots of opportunities for rubato styling! "Yellow Submarine" - From the Beatles' 1966 hit movie and single, recently re-released in theaters and DVD, in a colorful a cappella arrangement. "Hey Jude" - This timeless Beatles classic is given a hip contemporary treatment.
Songlist: Hey Jude, Here, There and Everywhere, The Long and Winding Road, Yellow Submarine
Various Arrangers : Women's Broadway
Beautiful harmonies and a lyrical melody combine to make "Once Upon A Time" a true classic. Recorded by many artists including Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darrin, the song was featured in the Broadway production of All American. The touching standard " Till There Was You", from The Music Man, in a beautiful a cappella setting by Kirby Shaw with jazz harmonies that will enchant both your singers and your audience. "If Ever I Would Leave You " is one of the top Broadway love ballads of all time, and this arrangement is a natural for a cappella women. Fantastic lyrics offer unique opportunities for lyric expression. The new setting of "Memory" from the pen of former King's Singers Philip Lawson has sensitive harmony and thoughtful voice-leading making this Broadway chestnut a winner!
Songlist: Once Upon A Time , Memory, Till There Was You, What I Did For Love
Various Arrangers : Women's Classic Pop
"Candle On The Water" is a simply breath-taking setting for women's voices and "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" is a soulful a cappella rendition of the 1968 #1 pop hit by Otis Redding that's great for pop and jazz groups. From the Beatles' 1966 hit movie and single "Yellow Submarine" is a colorful, fun arrangement and Kirby Shaw does a wonderful job with the beautiful "Somewhere Out There" from American Tail.
Songlist: Candle On The Water (from Pete's Dragon), Somewhere Out There, (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay, Yellow Submarine
Various Arrangers : Women's Pop Ballads
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! Kirby Shaw presents a lush a cappella arrangement of "The Rose" the beautiful song made popular by Bette Midler in the film of the same name. The classic Vincent Youman song " Without a Song" has delighted audiences for decades and has been recorded by artists of every genre. Kirby Shaw has added his superior arranging talent to provide us with a truly wonderful new arrangement.
Songlist: Embraceable You, Through the Eyes of Love ('Ice Castles' Theme), Misty, The Rose, Without a Song
Various Arrangers : Patriotic Songs for Womens' Voice
"God Bless America" and "The Star Spangled Banner" are two of our nation's most beloved patriotic songs. Here we offer a practical and well-crafted selection of top-notch a cappella arrangements for women's voices. These arrangements are distinctive settings of America's national anthem and are an excellent choice for many performance and civic events. "God Bless America" - Ballgames, community events and concert performances - whether you sing the optional opening verse or jump straight to the chorus, this a cappella setting of the beloved patriotic classic by Irving Berlin will fill many programming options! The Grammy-winning singer Kelly Clarkson scored big with an elegant, pitch-perfect and rousing rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XLVI with choral back-up provided by the Indianapolis Children's Choir, conducted by Henry Leck. Here is the arrangement in two keys, the original in G, as sung by Kelly and a B-flat edition, for use with soprano or tenor soloist, or a group of singers.
Songlist: The Star-Spangled Banner, The Star-Spangled Banner, God Bless America, The Star Spangled Banner
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The decade of the 1970s was one long dance party, as rock reached its stride and disco took the world by storm! Join the fun of this salute to the music of the era. Songs include: ABC (The Jackson 5), Boogie Wonderland (Earth, Wind and Fire), Dancing Queen (Abba), Joy To the World (Three Dog Night), You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (Leo Sayer), You're the One That I Want (Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta), Your Mama Don't Dance (Loggins and Messina). Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 8:40.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw
Listen in to the sensational '60s girl group hits: It's My Party, Chapel of Love, Downtown, Lollipop, These Boots Are Made for Walking. A short fast-paced medley that is great fun! Available: SSA, ShowTrax Cassette. Performance Time: Approx. 5:00.
Arranger: Ed Lojeski
SSA groups will love this sensational salute to the music of the 60s! Easily learned, there are lots of opportunities for choreography and featured solos in this 6-minute medley. Songs include: Baby Love, Chapel of Love, My Guy, Please Mr. Postman, Stop! In The Name of Love.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw
It was a totally awesome decade of big hair, torn jeans and lots of new young artists! This 11-minute medley will help you experience this extraordinary era. Songs include: All Night Long (All Night), Flashdance...What a Feeling, Footloose, I Love Rock 'n Roll, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Let's Hear It for the Boy, Material Girl, Thriller. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 11:00.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw
The 1990s saw a fusion of styles with rock continuing in popularity with influences of soul, funk, dance-pop and hip hop. Pop/Show choirs and their listeners will love recreating the sound of an era with this 7-minute medley of '90s hits: Livin' La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin), Opposites Attract (Paula Abdul), Smooth (Santana), Step by Step (New Kids on the Block). Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts (tpt 1-2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm) available as a digital download. Duration: ca. 7:00.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw
American Idol was the television hit of the summer. The winner, Kelly Clarkson, rocketed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with this hit. Beautifully arranged for choir, this moment will capture your audience's heart. Available separately: SATB, SAB, and SSA. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance time: Approx. 3:45
Arranger: Alan Billingsley | Performed By: Kelly Clarkson
Winner of the original American Idol contest, Kelly Clarkson continues to have a powerful impact on the pop music scene. This 5-minute mini-medley includes: Breakaway, A Moment Like This and Since U Been Gone.Available separately: SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 5:00.
Arranger: Mark Brymer | Performed By: Kelly Clarkson
Vanessa Carlton took the airwaves by storm with her single debut, A Thousand Miles. Simple harmonies and a great hook make this one a winner. 'Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles if I could just see you ... tonight.Available separately: SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.
Arranger: Roger Emerson | Performed By: Vanessa Carlton
The English singer/songwriter Adele's second album 21 has enjoyed enormous critical acclaim, with reviewers lauding her multi-Grammy-winning vocal performance and introspective songwriting. Four smash hits are included in this 10-minute medley, including: Rolling In The Deep, Rumour Has It, Set Fire to the Rain, Someone Like You.
Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Adele Atkins | Performed By: Adele
Bill Withers is one of America's premier singer/songwriters and his timeless music combines soulful warmth with a genuine honesty and sensitivity. This pop hit continues to connect with audiences today just as strongly as it did when it debuted in 1972. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts (syn, gtr, b, dm) available as a digital download. Duration: ca. 2:30.
Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Bill Withers | Performed By: Bill Withers
The debut #1 hit from American artist Meghan Trainor celebrates a healthy self-image with a unique groove and infectious feel-good vocals! The PG lyrics are aimed at helping everyone view themselves in a positive light. Duration: ca. 3:10 ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.
Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Meghan Trainor | Performed By: Meghan Trainor
There's a party goin' on! The classic Lionel Richie 1983 #1 hit gets a new hot treatment for a new generation of pop music fans. Great show choir feature!Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:20.
Arranger: Mark Brymer | Performed By: Lionel Richie
This Sarah McLachlan hit, featured in the movie soundtrack from City of Angels, offers a gentle pop groove and is easily learned. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:40.
The sounds of The Supremes come alive in this five-minute tribute arranged by Kirby Shaw. Let your girl's group add their interpretation to these great #1 hits. Includes: Baby Love, Stop! In the Name of Love, You Can't Hurry Love. Available: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 5:00.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Performed By: The Supremes
Topping the Billboard Hot 100 for over five weeks, Daniel Powter's fresh new single was used as the American Idol exit theme. An infectious chorus and reflective lyrics have kept it at the top.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:40.
Arranger: Alan Billingsley | Composer: Daniel Powter | Performed By: Daniel Powter
Let the rhythm take you over...Bailamos! Enrique Iglesias #1 hit from 1999 sizzles with Latin fire in this setting that will totally energize your concert. A fantastic feature for pop and show choirs! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts (tpt 1-2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm) available as a digital download. Duration: ca. 3:15.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Paul Barry | Performed By: Enrique Iglesias
Two Latin hits are paired in a winning combination that will turn your stage into a non-stop party! Colorful and filled with rhythmic verve, your show choir will have a blast! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts (tpt 1-2, tsx, tbn, bsx, gtr, b, dm) available as a digital download. Duration: ca. 2:45.
Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Tony Pabon
We are beautiful in ev'ry single way. Words won't bring us down. This moving anthem of self-respect flew to the top of the charts. Perfect for mixed or women's groups this arrangement will cause a moment of reflection for both performers and listeners.Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSA. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. 4:10
Arranger: Mac Huff | Performed By: Christina Aguilera
This power ballad chart-topper by Kelly Clarkson taps into all the angst and intensity of young love. A great showcase for SSA choirs, it retains all the emotion of the original recording.Available separately: SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:15
Arranger: Alan Billingsley | Performed By: Kelly Clarkson
The Bellas are back for their senior year and better than ever with a modern pop medley fit for the President? until Fat Amy ruins everything. Sing the arrangement that the Bellas sang, wardrobe malfunction optional. Songs include We Got the World, Timber, America, The Beautiful, and Wrecking Ball.
Arranger: Deke Sharon | Performed By: The Bellas
The Bellas have lost their sound, and to find it again they sing this medley of some of the greatest and most iconic women's harmony groups from the past, from the Andrew's Sisters to En Vogue. Songs include Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, You Can't Hurry Love, Lady Marmalade, and My Lovin'.
Arranger: Deke Sharon | Performed By: The Bellas
As in the first movie, this mashup weaves together several great songs and storylines from throughout the film, with a twist of an ending. Songs include Run The World (Girls), Where Them Girls At, We Belong, We Got The World, and Flashlight.
Arranger: Deke Sharon | Performed By: The Bellas
The film Pitch Perfect presents the world of collegiate a cappella groups with a comedic flair and musical sassiness that your pop ensembles will love to recreate! Whether a cappella or accompanied, here is the Bellas' terrific mash-up, including: Don't You (Forget About Me), Give Me Everything (Tonight), Price Tag.
Arranger: Mark Brymer | Performed By: The Bellas
Perhaps the biggest a cappella moment in modern cinema, the Barden Bellas win the ICCAs with this exact full-length arrangement from the movie Pitch Perfect, distilled into 4-part harmony plus solo. Vocal percussion optional.
Arranger: Deke Sharon | Performed By: Pitch Pefect
Practice your beatbox skills with this 2014 pop hit from the indie rock band American Authors. The upbeat folk/pop acoustic with a fun chorus transfers beautifully to vocals only. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.
Arranger: Deke Sharon | Performed By: American Authors
Mark Brymer takes us back in this high-spirited medley of great songs from the fifties and sixties. Quickly learned, this will be a highlight of any concert. Songs include: Big Girls Don't Cry, Hound Dog, It's My Party, Please Mr. Postman, Why Do Fools Fall in Love.Available separately: SSA. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. 4:25.
Arranger: Mark Brymer
From Michael Jackson's number 1 hit from 1991 to the Glee cast cover of the song, this is a song that truly spans the generations. The iconic guitar riffs add sizzle and the rhythm infused pop sound will energize your concert!
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Performed By: Michael Jackson
In Taylor Swift's second #1 hit from her fifth album, she seeks new love in a powerful new voice. Interesting vocal effects make this a great selection for pop and show groups. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.
Strong lyrics and a memorable melody are evident in this top-selling chart from Rascal Flatts. As one of the most popular young bands touring today, they constantly sell out concerts worldwide.Available separately: SATB, SAB, and SSA. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance time approx. 3:10.
Arranger: Mark Brymer | Performed By: Rascal Flatts
In 1975, KC and the Sunshine Band was the hottest disco group on the scene! Featured on many TV shows and movie soundtracks, including most famously ┌Saturday Night Fever,┌ you can now groove on down with this new arrangement of Boogie Shoes from Kirby Shaw. I wanna put on my, my, my, my, my Boogie Shoes to boogie with you. Yeah!
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Richard Finch | Performed By: KC and the Sunshine Band
All the color and light and spectacle of the 70s are distilled into this masterpiece of the era! A top ten hit for Earth, Wind & Fire in 1979, this selection will be a perfect opening for pop and show choirs looking to make an impact!
Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Jonathan Lind | Performed By: Earth, Wind and Fire
This chart-topping Lady Gaga song is a powerful and dramatic anthem of inclusiveness and affirmation! Featured in the Season 2 GLEE episode of the same name, it opens with an energetic dance-pop groove, building into the full-voiced chorus, "I'm on the right track baby, I was born this way!" Availible separately SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts availible digitally (syn 1, syn 2, gtr, b, dm). Duration ca. 3:00.
Arranger: Adam Anders | Composer: Stefani Germanotta | Performed By: Lady Gaga
Celebrating the power of the human spirit and the connections between us, this contemporary pop anthem by Sara Bareilles encourages people to speak up and advocate for themselves. She wrote, there's so much honor and integrity and beauty in being able to be who you are, (and) it's important to be Brave because by doing that you also give others permission to do the same. Available separately: SAB, SSA, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD.
Kelly Clarkson propelled back onto the charts with this pop hit featured in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Alan Billingsley captures all the excitement of the original in this appealing arrangement.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:45.
Arranger: Alan Billingsley | Performed By: Kelly Clarkson | TV/Movie: The Princess Diaries 2
From country superstar, Faith Hill, comes this dynamic #1 hit combining gentle lyrics and a high-impact hook. A powerful concert moment!Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:15.
Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Stephanie Bentley | Performed By: Faith Hill
Kirby Shaw's phenomenal arrangement of this Simon & Garfunkel hit ballad is contemporary choral writing at its finest! The light, harmonic a cappella opening is contrasted with this soaring fresh gospel-style setting that holds opportunities for improvisation from multiple soloists. This is an excellent choice for a pops concert or graduation. Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTBB, SSA, Show Band Orchestration, StudioTrax A/P CD.
The incredibly talented Mark Hayes breathes new life into this inspirational favorite. Beginning with a cool, almost tribal, percussive groove, new harmonies sweep in and out of this outstanding orchestration that only he could have created. A must for the inspirational moment in your program. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, StudioTrax CD, Orchestration.
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