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Betty Bertaux

Betty Bertaux, founder/director of the Children's Chorus of Maryland, was regarded as an authority on vocal and musical development in children. A former faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and Holy Names College in Oakland, California, she has been professionally active for over 40 years, working with music students of all ages. Dr. Bertaux is internationally recognized and often engaged as a guest conductor and workshop clinician with children's choruses and choral conferences. Currently serving as an adjunct professor for VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Dr. Bertaux is also internationally established and frequently commissioned as a composer and arranger of music for treble choirs. Her works are available via the Betty Bertaux Music Series with Boosey & Hawkes of New York and Alliance Music Publications, Houston.

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Betty Bertaux : Music for Treble Voices : 3 Part Treble : Sheet Music : 02437

Betty Bertaux : Music for Treble Voices

Betty Bertaux, founder/director of the Children's Chorus of Maryland, is regarded as an authority on vocal and musical development in children. A former faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and Holy Names College in Oakland, California, she has been professionally active for over 40 years, working with music students of all ages. Dr. Bertaux is internationally recognized and often engaged as a guest conductor and workshop clinician with children's choruses and choral conferences. Currently serving as an adjunct professor for VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Dr. Bertaux is also internationally established and frequently commissioned as a composer and arranger of music for treble choirs.

Songlist: I'll Give My Love An Apple, Nachtlied, Before Rain, Shady Grove, Wondrous Love, A Cloud

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Voicing: 3 Part Treble | 8077b | Sheet Music | $9.95 | A Cappella


Betty Bertaux : Three Riddles : SSA. : Sheet Music

Betty Bertaux : Three Riddles

Betty Bertaux, founder/director of the Children's Chorus of Maryland, is regarded as an authority on vocal and musical development in children. A former faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and Holy Names College in Oakland, California, she has been professionally active for over 40 years, working with music students of all ages. Dr. Bertaux is internationally recognized and often engaged as a guest conductor and workshop clinician with children's choruses and choral conferences. Here are three songs that will be fun for singers and audience alike!

Songlist: Unborn Baby, Gone For Good, An Apple With Its Seeds

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Voicing: SSA. | 9077b | Sheet Music | $5.95 | A Cappella


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A Cloud : Treble : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004051 : 073999320718

Betty Bertaux : A Cloud

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: Treble | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004051


America, The Beautiful : SSA : Betty Bertaux : Samuel A. Ward : Sheet Music : 48005139 : 073999477092

Betty Bertaux : America, The Beautiful

This moving arrangement was performed by the Children's Chorus of Maryland at the National Tribute Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters in October 2002, honoring over 400 men and women who perished in 2001 while performing acts of bravery and heroism.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux | Composer: Samuel A. Ward

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48005139


America, The Beautiful : Unison : Betty Bertaux : Samuel A. Ward : Sheet Music : 48005140 : 073999602852

Betty Bertaux : America, The Beautiful

This moving arrangement was performed by the Children's Chorus of Maryland at the National Tribute Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters in October 2002, honoring over 400 men and women who perished in 2001 while performing acts of bravery and heroism.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux | Composer: Samuel A. Ward

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48005140


An Apple With Its Seeds : SSA : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004010 : 073999931419

Betty Bertaux : An Apple With Its Seeds

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004010


Before Rain : SSA : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004012 : 073999745573

Betty Bertaux : Before Rain

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004012


Chatter with the Angels : 2-Part : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48019425 : 884088137502

Betty Bertaux : Chatter with the Angels

A well-known children's folk song from the African American tradition, Chatter with the Angels has been sung and enjoyed by American children of all cultural backgrounds for at least a hundred years. Easily-learned and fun to sing.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019425


Cock-a-doodle-doo! : 2-Part : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004252 : 073999457285

Betty Bertaux : Cock-a-doodle-doo!

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004252


Cornish Wassail : Unison : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48019872 : 884088273712

Betty Bertaux : Cornish Wassail

There are countless wassail songs from the many regions of Great Britain, but Cornish Wassail derives from Cornwall, in the south of England. This cheerful, unison arrangement has two possible endings: the first is rather abrupt and often gets a laugh; the other is a bit longer, and involves audience participation. The choice is yours, and is sure to please. Duration: ca. 3:00.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019872


Dance : SA : Betty Bertaux : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48022906 : 884088917777

Betty Bertaux : Dance

Composer Betty Bertaux selected the poetry of 11 year old musician and dancer Elizabeth Porter Eachus for the Fairfax Children's Chorus 2012 project. With a piano part that is rhythmic and syncopated, the vocal lines sing descriptive passages that create a joyful mood. Duration: ca. 7 minutes with repeats.

Composer: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48022906


Esa Noche Yo Baila : 2-Part : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48021027 : 884088561338

Betty Bertaux : Esa Noche Yo Baila

First sung by 17th century African slaves in Bolivia, this song of celebration uses a unique Afro-Hispanic dialect. It was most likely performed and danced at the manger scene on Christmas Eve, accompanied by instruments to create a joyful noise. Duration: ca. 3:00.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux | Country: Bolivia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48021027


Gone For Good : SSA : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004009 : 073999564235

Betty Bertaux : Gone For Good

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004009


He Is Born : Unison : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004812 : 073999739794

Betty Bertaux : He Is Born

While He is Born (Il est né) is suitably performed by a unison group of singers of any age, this arrangement was first performed in 1997 by the first grade class of Corpus Christi School in Piedmont, California. There are several musical concepts and skills that can be exercised during the rehearsal of the piece. Such elements as form, tonality, melody, meter, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, theory and expressiveness can all be explored through listening, thinking, movement and solfa.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004812


Hine Ma Tov : Unison : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48019860 : 884088273422

Betty Bertaux : Hine Ma Tov

How good and pleasant it is that people live together in peace. This compelling Israeli melody with its Dorian nature, small range, stepwise motion, and repetitive text is perfectly suited for singers of all ages. The addition of a sparse piano accompaniment and varied percussion timbres complement the effect of an exotic tonal flavor. Duration: ca. 3:15.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux | Country: Israel

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019860


I'll Give My Love An Apple : SSA : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004163 : 073999747478

Betty Bertaux : I'll Give My Love An Apple

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004163


Jubilate Deo : SSSAAA : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48019861 : 884088273439

Betty Bertaux : Jubilate Deo

Originally conceived at the request of Children's Chorus of Maryland, this arrangement of an old Praetorius melody was intended to be accessible to singers ranging in age from 6 to 17 years. The tune is reinvented through the use of a variety of instruments and the result is that new life is breathed into an old favorite. Available separately: SSSAAA, Instrumental Parts. Duration: ca. 3:05.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: SSSAAA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019861


Nachtlied : SSA : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004165 : 073999346831

Betty Bertaux : Nachtlied

Theme from Andante con moto from Sonata Op. 57 "Appassionata"

Arranger: Betty Bertaux | Country: Germany

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004165


Personet Hodie : 2-Part : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48019259 : 884088093594

Betty Bertaux : Personet Hodie

This new version of a well-known song makes a clear break from tradition to set the melody free and let it return to its roots. The accompanying flute and handbells lend a suitably medieval timbre to this colorful and celebratory piece.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019259


Pick a Bale of Cotton : 2-Part : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004011 : 073999646511

Betty Bertaux : Pick a Bale of Cotton

This arrangement of the familiar work song is both spontaneous and fun to sing. Accordingly, it may be used informally without the piano accompaniment.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004011


S'Vivon : SSAA : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004013 : 073999832327

Betty Bertaux : S'Vivon

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."

Arranger: Betty Bertaux | Country: Israel

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004013


S'vivon (The Dreydl Song) : SATB : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004590 : 073999074246

Betty Bertaux : S'vivon (The Dreydl Song)

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.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004590


Shady Grove : SSA : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004055 : 073999153255

Betty Bertaux : Shady Grove

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004055


Sing Me a Song : SSAB : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48021026 : 884088561321

Betty Bertaux : Sing Me a Song

Sing Me a Song is one of the more popular Italian canzonetta of the late 16th Century. Similar to the madrigal with a secular text, the canzonetta is less serious with bright melodies and up-beat, dance-like rhythms. This arrangement offers English text and SSAB voicing for choirs with limited male voices. Duration: ca. 2:10.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: SSAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48021026


Song in the Imperative Mood : 2-Part : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48018890 : 073999976991

Betty Bertaux : Song in the Imperative Mood

The imperative mood of this playful selection refers to the text's lighthearted commanding of various springtime occurrences to take place in the country. With piano. Parts for clarinet and bassoon add a bright accompaniment. Recorded by Children's Chorus of Maryland, Betty Bertaux, Director.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48018890


The May Day Carol : 3-Part : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004151 : 073999592368

Betty Bertaux : The May Day Carol

with Piano

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004151


To Music : SSA : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004166 : 073999399745

Betty Bertaux : To Music

16th Century German Chorale

Arranger: Betty Bertaux | Country: Germany

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004166


To Music : Unison : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004340 : 073999222777

Betty Bertaux : To Music

Based on a 16th century German chorale, this work is an excellent tool for teaching expressive singing and musical phrasing. May be programmed for any concert with the theme of music, Let earth resound with music, and life the richer be. Available separately: SSA, String parts. Duration: 3:15.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004340


Tongue Twisters : SSA : Betty Bertaux : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48022624 : 884088865504

Betty Bertaux : Tongue Twisters

Tongue twisters are fun for all ages. This setting of three includes: Mules an enticing tango; Betty Botter's Butter with stylistic hints of Gilbert and Sullivan, includes a canon with a mid-stream change of tonality, and finally, a quasi-recitative; Tree Toad, a good old down-home country tune. Duration: ca. 5:00.

Composer: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48022624


Unborn Baby : SSA : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48004008 : 073999670561

Betty Bertaux : Unborn Baby

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004008


Wondrous Love : SSA : Betty Bertaux : Sheet Music : 48018909 : 073999909814

Betty Bertaux : Wondrous Love

An arrangement of a song from The Sacred Harp songbook, the basis of the longstanding community "shape-note" singing tradition in the rural South. This selection is winningly lyrical and heartfelt. Recorded by Children's Chorus of Maryland, Betty Bertaux, Director.

Arranger: Betty Bertaux

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48018909

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