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Alice Parker

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Alice Parker

Alice Parker received professional training successively as a composer, conductor and teacher. Her work is founded on the interaction of these fields, and their extension into writing, theorizing and mentoring. It is founded upon the conviction that music is first and foremost sound, and that a paper diagram is a very imperfect medium for its transmission.

Vocal sound comes from human throats, and is infinitely variable. An inner vision of those sounds is necessary before one can evoke them through composing or performance. She knows that wonderfully musical sounds can come from amateur as well as professional singers, from children as well as adults, and from churches, schools and family groups.

Her over fifty years' experience in teaching has given her the ability to express her ideas in clear and memorable language. Her love of poetry and of the lyric line in both words and songs undergirds her understanding. She has identified techniques which work for composers, performers and teachers, and inspires any group which works with her into wonderfully musical, expressive and communicative singer.

Songbooks and Collections (See Individual Arrangements)

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Alice Parker : Alice Parker Collection : SATB : Sheet Music : Alice Parker : 

Alice Parker : Alice Parker Collection

Review: In traditional "Parker" style, Alice has arranged a bright a cappella setting of the American folk-tune "Happy In The Lord" with stunning effect."I Want Two Wings" is a light, brisk spiritual arranged for a cappella voices. With independent lines playing with each other throughout, giving some gospel-type solos for the soprano section, the piece makes an excellent concert/festival selection for an advanced choir! This distinctive spiritual arrangement of "When Jesus Comes" adds to the considerable body of choral work Alice Parker has created during her remarkable career. Imaginative, compelling, always melodic, it is among her finest in this genre. This distinctive spiritual arrangement of "You Can Tell The World" adds to the considerable body of choral work Alice Parker has created during her remarkable career. Imaginative, compelling, always melodic, it is among her finest in this genre. Also included in this package is "I Want Two Wings."

Songlist: Balm In Gilead, Happy In The Lord, I Want Two Wings, Tell 'Em I'm Gone, When Jesus Comes

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2212b | Sheet Music $8.95 | SATB add item to cart


Alice Parker : Creative Hymn Singing : 01 Songbook : Alice Parker :  : 08763068

Alice Parker : Creative Hymn Singing

Review: This is a collection of hymn tunes and texts with notes on their origin, idiom, and performance; and suggestions for their use in the service. It is Alice Parker at her best, providing some musical ideas for the improvisation of hymn-anthems by choirs and congregations. Included are chapters on chants and processionals, Psalter hymns, chorales, classic hymns, folk hymns, and spirituals.

Songlist: Of the Father's Love Begotten, Here, O my Lord, I See Thee, Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise, O Splendor of God's Glory Bright, All People That on Earth do Dwell, I to the Hills Will Lift Mine Eyes, Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now, Comfort, Comfort Ye My People, Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word, Give to the Winds Thy Fears, A Mighty Fortress is Our God, Let All Together Praise Our God, Come, Thou Almighty King, I Waited Patient for the Lord, Praise the Lord who Reigns Above, O Thou in Whose Presence, How Firm a Foundation, Jerusalem, My Happy Home, Star in the East, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Vhild, Were You There When They Crucified My Lord, Standing in the Need of Prayer, Who'll be a Witness for My Lord

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6676b | Songbook $8.95 add item to cart


Alice Parker / Robert Shaw : Singin' in the Spirit : SATB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw :  : 25559

Alice Parker / Robert Shaw : Singin' in the Spirit

Review: An exciting collection of five classic spiritual settings which can be performed separately or together as a suite.

Songlist: I'm Goin' to Sing, Steal Away, I Got Shoes, Deep River, John Saw duh Numbuh

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8592b | Songbook $6.95 | SATB add item to cart Spirituals Arrangements


Alice Parker / Robert Shaw : Vive L'Amour - Love Songs For Men's Voices : TTBB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw :  : 038081274102  : 00-25561

Alice Parker / Robert Shaw : Vive L'Amour - Love Songs For Men's Voices

Review: Love songs sung by men's voices have a unique poignancy and charm. Robert Shaw's understanding of this style, and the kind of tone which these settings evoke, have made them much loved by singers and listeners. These selections may be performed separately or as a program suite.

Songlist: Loch Lomond, Green Grow The Rushes, O, Stodole Pumpa, Down By The Sally Gardens, Vive L'Amour

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8631b | Songbook $6.95 | TTBB add item to cart Male Voice Arrangements


Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Sweet Manna : SATB : 01 Songbook : Alice Parker : Parker, Alice  : 5076

Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Sweet Manna

Review: The 17 varied early American songs of praise found in songbooks published between 1790 and 1830 in "Sweet Manna" give us a glimpse of the musical life of the early settlers and the changing modes of Christian worship as the country developed. The rich variety of lyrics and tunes include cheerful gathering songs like "My God, the Spring of All My Joy;" slow, reflective moods as in "Deep Distress and Troubled Thoughts;" sprightly dances: "When Some Kind Shepherd from His Fold;" and joyous marches: "My Soul, Triumphant in the Lord." Fuguing tunes like "How Pleased and Blessed Was I" and "Through Every Age, Eternal God" release their energies; while more modal melodies like "Return, O God of Love, Return" shed a quiet grace. The mixed a cappella voices of MMA are strong and soaring, and these powerful songs are sung with spirit and feeling, and it is easy to imagine being in the congregations where they were first sung, joining in wonderful choruses of praise.

Songlist: Almighty Maker, God, My Thoughts, That Often Mount the Skies, When Some Kind Shepherd from His Fold, Ye Boundless Realms of Joy, How Pleased and Blessed Was I, From Deep Distress and Troubled Thoughts, What Is Our God, or What His Name, My Soul, Triumphant in the Lord, To God, in Whom I Trust, Hear Me, O Lord, nor Hide Thy Face, My Soul, the Great Creator Praise, How Short and Hasty Is Our Life, How Soft the Words My Savior Speaks, Through Every Age, Eternal God, Return, O God of Love, Return, My God! The Spring of All My Joys, Brethren, We Have Met to Worship

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6867b | Songbook $16.98 | SATB add item to cart


Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Take Me To The Water : SATB : 01 Songbook : Alice Parker : Alice Parker : 4243

Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Take Me To The Water

Review: The Musicians of Melodious Accord are a 16-voice professional chorus in New York City, offering recordings and concerts of many styles. Their conductor, Alice Parker, is internationally known as a composer, arranger, conductor and teacher, with a passion for true folksongs. "Take Me to the Water" is the command, request and plea (founded on John 4:14) made by those who seek the "well of water springing up into everlasting life." It serves as a unifying phrase for the powerful African-American spiritual songs in this collection, which come from the mid-19th century and earlier, from such sources as "Slave Songs," published in NY in 1867. 13 a cappella songs, sung with tremendous feeling, strength and sweetness by the MMA, from "I Know the Lord," "Come On Up to Bright Glory" and "Hush! Hush!" to "Free at Last," the title tune, and "Who'll Be a Witness." "Take Me" is a beautiful, inspirational collection!

Songlist: I Know the Lord, Stayed on Jesus, Come On Up to Bright Glory, Don't Be Weary, Traveler, Hush! Hush!, We WIll March Through the Valley, He Is King of Kings, Let Us Break Bread Together, Is There Anybody Here, Free At Last, Take Me to the Water, Cert'nly, Lord, Who'll Be A Witness

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6866b | Songbook $13.98 | SATB add item to cart


Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : Easter Carol Collection : SATB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw :  : 073999814330 : 50481433

Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : Easter Carol Collection

Review: Taken from the first arrangements on which Robert Shaw and Alice Parker collaborated, these titles were selected from hundreds of familiar and forgotten works for their musical and poetic excellence. The arrangements were made as simple as possible in order to let the words shine through the choral tone and texture while achieving variety from changes in voicing in a constant effort to reflect the most subtle articulations of the text. The earliest song in this collection is the ancient chant "Christ the Lord Hath Risen." Other familiar hymns come from the sacred tradition: "The Strife is O'er," and "O Sons and Daughters." The re-telling of the Easter story, and the joy of the Easter season, should shine forth through the singing of these songs. Listen, re-enact and give voice to the central mystery, in order that all who hear may join the celebration.

Songlist: This Joyful Eastertide, Christ The Lord Hath Risen, Hilariter, Lord Christ, When First Thou Cam'st To Men, Love Is Come Again, O Sons And Daughters, On Easter's Morn, The Strife Is O're, Easter Eggs

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9128b | Songbook $3.50 | SATB add item to cart


Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : Hymns and Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw :  : 783556003274  : 00-LG51097

Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : Hymns and Carols

Review: This invaluable collection contains 21 hymns, folk hymns, carols, and spirituals -- all set by the renowned talents of Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. The collection serves as a brief history of sacred song, beginning with early hymns of the church and culminating with spirituals from the New World.

Songlist: A Mighty Fortress, All Hail The Power, All People That On Earth Do Dwell, Angels We Have Heard on High, Bright Canaan, Broad is the Road, Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken, His Voice as the Sound, How Far is it to Bethlehem?, I'm Goin' to Sing, I Will Arise, Now Thank We All Our God, Now the Day is Over, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Pensive Dove, Prayer of Thanksgiving, Psalm 4, Ride On, King Jesus, Rise Up, O Men of God, When Jesus Wept, Worthy the Lamb,

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9207b | Songbook $11.95 | SATB add item to cart


Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : The Shaw-Parker Book of Christmas Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw :  : 073999814972 : 0793510643 : 50481497

Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : The Shaw-Parker Book of Christmas Carols

Review: Twenty-four carols arranged by the eminent choral director Robert Shaw and the respected Alice Parker. Shaw-Parker arrangements are famous and recorded by everyone, including Shaw's various ensembles. Described as a mixed voice collection, these twenty-four carols have varying voicings, with frequent solo opportunities. There are also a few tenor/bass charts. Most have piano for rehearsal.

Songlist: Allon, Gay Bergeres, Les Angeles Dans Nos Campagnes (Angels We Have Heard On High) 3. The Boar's Head Carol (TTBB), Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light , The Carol Of The Birds , The Cherry Tree Carol , Christ Was Born On Christmas Day, Fum, Fum, Fum , Good Christian Men Rejoice, Good King Wenceslas, Here Mid The Ass and The Oxen, The Holly And The Ivy , How Unto Bethlehem, I Saw Three Ships, Il Est Ne , In The Bleak Midwinter , Lay Down Your Staffs, Masters In This Hall, O Sanctissima , So Blest A Sight, Susanni , Touro-louro-loura , What Child Is This, Ya Viene La Vieja

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6230b | Songbook $11.95 | SATB add item to cart Choral Christmas Arrangements


Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Listen, Lord : 00  1 CD : Alice Parker :  : 49219

Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Listen, Lord

Review: Alice Parker and Melodious Accord dig deep into the rich history of the black tradition. This recording contains a cantata, two suites and eight spirituals in choral settings by Parker. Interspersed between the suites and cantata are sets of spiritual arrangements. "I want Jesus to walk with me" is especially beautiful. The title piece "Listen Lord," a cantata for solo contralto, chorus and jazz combo, uses the text of the opening prayer in James Weldon Johnson's God's Trombones in combination with two spirituals. This jazzy-blues set features contralto Pamela Warrick-Smith. The first suite, "Dem Bells," was composed for choir and handbells. The first and last movements are light almost-rags with a slow somber movement in the middle. The performance on the recording uses piano. The last set, "Street Corner Spirituals," is a suite combining fragments of spirituals for chorus, and an informal street corner band of trumpet, drums and keyboard. These catchy tunes and varied rhythms make a fun toe-tapping piece. This CD is a great example of Alice Parker's unique view on the black spiritual as a melodic resource.

Songlist: Three Spirituals:, - When Jesus Comes, - Tell 'em I'm Gone, - You Can Tell the World, Listen, Lord:, - This Morning, - I, It May Be, - This Man of God, - When I've Done, Two Spirituals:, - I Want Jesus to Walk With Me, - He's Got the Whole World, A Suite: Dem Bells:, - Mary and Martha Have Just Gone 'long, - Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass, - I'm A-Rollin', Three Spirituals:, - God Loves All His Many People, - Welcome Table, - Father's Got a Home, A Suite: Street Corner Spirituals, - Come and Go with Me, - Blow Yo' Gospel Trumpet, - Can't You Hear, - Holy, Holy, - Let the Church Roll On, - Glory, Hallelujah

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Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : O Sing The Glories : 00  1 CD : Alice Parker :  : 633

Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : O Sing The Glories

Review: Renowned composer and arranger Alice Parker has compiled a collection of her most beloved commissioned works. Presented here in four suites and performed by The Musicians of Melodious Accord, Parker sweeps us away on a roller coaster of symphonic movement. This group of choral anthems written over the last 25 years celebrates, reflects, and exalts the praises of our Lord. Music collection in preparation.

Songlist: God of Grace and God of Laughter, A Mountain Psalm, Come, O Come , Easterdays, In All My Vast Concerns with Thee, Ye Followers of the Prince of Peace, Bright Morning Stars, The Promised Land, Now Brethren, Though We Part, Rejoice, the Lord Is King, For the Fruit of All Creation, O Sing the Glories, Destructive Sword, God Is Love, Lord, Enthron, In Heav'nly Speldor, Look unto Abraham, Know That the Lord Is God

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Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Sweet Manna : 00  1 CD : Alice Parker : Parker, Alice  : 434

Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Sweet Manna

Review: The 17 varied early American songs of praise found in songbooks published between 1790 and 1830 in "Sweet Manna" give us a glimpse of the musical life of the early settlers and the changing modes of Christian worship as the country developed. The rich variety of lyrics and tunes include cheerful gathering songs like "My God, the Spring of All My Joy;" slow, reflective moods as in "Deep Distress and Troubled Thoughts;" sprightly dances: "When Some Kind Shepherd from His Fold;" and joyous marches: "My Soul, Triumphant in the Lord." Fuguing tunes like "How Pleased and Blessed Was I" and "Through Every Age, Eternal God" release their energies; while more modal melodies like "Return, O God of Love, Return" shed a quiet grace. The mixed a cappella voices of MMA are strong and soaring, and these powerful songs are sung with spirit and feeling, and it is easy to imagine being in the congregations where they were first sung, joining in wonderful choruses of praise.

Songlist: Almighty Maker, God, My Thoughts, That Often Mount the Skies, When Some Kind Shepherd from His Fold, Ye Boundless Realms of Joy, How Pleased and Blessed Was I, From Deep Distress and Troubled Thoughts, What Is Our God, or What His Name, My Soul, Triumphant in the Lord, To God, in Whom I Trust, Hear Me, O Lord, nor Hide Thy Face, My Soul, the Great Creator Praise, How Short and Hasty Is Our Life, How Soft the Words My Savior Speaks, Through Every Age, Eternal God, Return, O God of Love, Return, My God! The Spring of All My Joys, Brethren, We Have Met to Worship

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6867c | 1 CD $15.98 add item to cart Shapenote Music


Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Take Me To The Water : 00  1 CD : Alice Parker : Parker, Alice  : CD-329

Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Take Me To The Water

Review: The Musicians of Melodious Accord are a 16-voice professional chorus in New York City, offering recordings and concerts of many styles. Their conductor, Alice Parker, is internationally known as a composer, arranger, conductor and teacher, with a passion for true folksongs. "Take Me to the Water" is the command, request and plea (founded on John 4:14) made by those who seek the "well of water springing up into everlasting life." It serves as a unifying phrase for the powerful African-American spiritual songs in this collection, which come from the mid-19th century and earlier, from such sources as "Slave Songs," published in NY in 1867. 13 a cappella songs, sung with tremendous feeling, strength and sweetness by the MMA, from "I Know the Lord," "Come On Up to Bright Glory" and "Hush! Hush!" to "Free at Last," the title tune, and "Who'll Be a Witness." "Take Me" is a beautiful, inspirational collection!

Songlist: I Know the Lord, Stayed on Jesus, Come On Up to Bright Glory, Don't Be Weary, Traveler, Hush! Hush!, We WIll March Through the Valley, He Is King of Kings, Let Us Break Bread Together, Is There Anybody Here, Free At Last, Take Me to the Water, Cert'nly, Lord, Who'll Be A Witness

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6866c | 1 CD $4.95 add item to cart

Individual Arrangements (See Songbooks and Collections)

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistItem TitleFormatTrax
Robert Shaw / Alice ParkerRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerHymns and CarolsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
'Tis Pretty To Be In BalinderryAlice ParkerRobert Shaw ChoraleIrish Folk Songs 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
'Tis The Gift To Be SimpleAlice ParkerVarious ArrangersAmerican Folk HymnsSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
- Blow Yo' Gospel TrumpetAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- Can't You HearAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- Come and Go with MeAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- Father's Got a HomeAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- Glory, HallelujahAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- God Loves All His Many PeopleAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- He's Got the Whole WorldAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- Holy, HolyAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- I Want Jesus to Walk With MeAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- I'm A-Rollin'Alice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- I, It May BeAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- Let the Church Roll OnAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- Mary and Martha Have Just Gone 'longAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- Please Don't Let This Harvest PassAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- Tell 'em I'm GoneAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- This Man of GodAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- This MorningAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- Welcome TableAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- When I've DoneAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- When Jesus ComesAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
- You Can Tell the WorldAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
A Ballynure BalladAlice ParkerRobert Shaw ChoraleIrish Folk Songs 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
A Mighty FortressRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerHymns and CarolsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
A Mountain PsalmAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerO Sing The Glories 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
A Suite: Dem Bells:Alice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
A Suite: Street Corner SpiritualsAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerListen, Lord 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Adeste FidelesAlice ParkerRobert Shaw Chamber SingersAngels On High 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
All Hail The PowerRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerHymns and CarolsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
All People That On Earth Do DwellRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerHymns and CarolsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Allon, Gay BergeresAlice Parker / Robert ShawGuillaume CosteleyRobert Shaw Chamber SingersAngels On High 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Almighty Maker, GodAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerSweet MannaSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Almighty Maker, GodAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerSweet Manna 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
American Dances (Collection)Alice ParkerAlice ParkerAmerican Dances (Collection)Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Angels We Have Heard on HighRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerHymns and CarolsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Angels We have heard on HighAlice Parker / Robert ShawSt Charles SingersChristmas In St Charles 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Aura LeeRalph Hunter, Alice Parker & Robert ShawJohn Alexander SingersShenandoah: Songs of the American Spirit 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Avenging And BrightAlice ParkerRobert Shaw ChoraleIrish Folk Songs 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Balm In GileadAlice ParkerAlice ParkerAlice Parker CollectionSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Break Forth, O Wondrous Heavenly Light, from "Christmas Oratorio"Alice Parker / Robert ShawJohann Sebastian BachRobert Shaw Chamber SingersAngels On High 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Brethren, We Have Met to WorshipAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerSweet MannaSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Brethren, We Have Met to WorshipAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerSweet Manna 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Bright CanaanRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerHymns and CarolsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Bright Morning StarsAlice ParkerMelodious Accord - Alice ParkerO Sing The Glories 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Broad is the RoadRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerRobert Shaw / Alice ParkerHymns and CarolsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Buffalo GalsAlice ParkerDale Warland SingersBlue Wheat 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Bullgine RunAlice ParkerCantusVagabond 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
By an' ByAlice ParkerMoses HoganThe Oxford Book of SpiritualsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
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