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Hawley Ades

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Hawley Ades

Hawley Ades was an American, choral arranger, born in Wichita, Kansas in 1908. He died March 26, 2008, at the age of 99, three months shy of his 100th birthday. He was the son of two professional musicians; choral director Lucius Ades, and concert pianist and teacher Mary Findley Ades.

Hawley Ades graduated from Rutgers College in 1929. He was hired as a staff arranger for Irving Berlin's publishing company, where from 1932 to 1936 he made hundreds of stock arrangements for the leading dance bands of the day, including special arrangements for Raymond Scott and Paul Whiteman.

In 1937, he was hired as a choral arranger for Fred Waring's very popular group, The Pennsylvanians, and was a mainstay for the next 38 years. Fred Waring often introduced Ades on concert tours by saying that "more people play and sing his arrangements than those of any other arranger in history."

He became one of the most prolific choral arrangers of the 20th Century. His arrangements - published by Waring's Shawnee Press - are still very popular throughout the USA, especially with high school and community choirs.

In 1966, Ades authored the textbook "Choral Arranging" - a standard in the field. He retired from the Waring organization in 1975, but continued to write and analyze music almost to his death.

One of his last known arrangements was for lifelong family friend and professional musician and composer Roger Rossi. Mr. Rossi remembers, "Hawley Ades and I were friends for fifty-five years. We both took piano lessons from his mother, Mary Findley Ades. I've had a warm and lasting friendship with his entire family. Naturally, upon completing my Ave Maria, I sent it to Hawley." Rossi went on to say that Ades' quickly replied, "the piece is absolutely beautiful, and I'd like to write an SATB arrangement for it." To that Rossi stated, "I was shocked he'd do that. While still mentally sharp, he was 95 years old, and half blind! He had to use a magnifying aid to see his notes while scoring. Gradually, note-by-note he plodded away until it was done. It was a chore that exemplified the man's great work ethics, congeniality, and talents all the way through to his later years. He did it for me, and I'm so proud of him. Unfortunately, he never heard his own arrangement. I'm sure he would've been thrilled like I was. The world is a better place now, because Hawley Ades was here."

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Hawley Ades : Choral Arranging

Review: A unique book that authoritatively discusses how to create effective vocal arrangements and techniques in virtually every major kind of vocal ensemble; sacred, secular and Baroque to Jazz. Contains more than 270 illustrated examples, plus an index, study suggestions and a comprehensive bibliography. Hawley Ades had many years experience arranging for choral groups and is particularly known as the long-time arranger for Fred Waring and his Pennslyvanians. As a standard text in the field, Choral Arranging is a must for home or class study and a valued reference source for every music library.

Songlist: Principles of Part Writing for Voices, Four Part Writing, Accompaniments, Three Part Writing, Two Part Writing, Unison Writing, Special Techniques, Contrapuntal Techniques, Special Mixed Voice Groupings, Treble Voice Choruses, Male Choruses, Key and Tempo Changes, Introductions and Endings, Resources in Combination, Planning Arrangements, Scoring Arrangements, Chorus with Instrumental Groups, Recent Trends in Choral Writing, Recent Trends in Accompaniment Styles

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Individual Arrangements (See Songbooks and Collections)

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Ah, Bleak And Chill Wintry WindHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SATBSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Ah, Bleak And Chill Wintry WindHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols TTBBSheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Ah, Bleak And Chill Wintry WindHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SSASheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
Ah, Bleak And Chill Wintry WindHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SABSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
All On A Christmas MorningHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SATBSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
All On A Christmas MorningHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols TTBBSheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
All On A Christmas MorningHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SSASheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
All On A Christmas MorningHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SABSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
Angels From The Realms Of GloryHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
As Lately We WatchedHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Bright, Bright, The Holly Berries Hawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SATBSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Bright, Bright, The Holly Berries Hawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols TTBBSheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Bright, Bright, The Holly Berries Hawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SSASheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
Bright, Bright, The Holly Berries Hawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SABSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
Bring A Torch, Jeannette IsabellaHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Carol Of The MotherHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SATBSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Carol Of The MotherHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols TTBBSheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Carol Of The MotherHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SSASheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
Carol Of The MotherHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SABSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
Caroling CarolingHawley AdesAlfred BurtSan Francisco Choral ArtistsStar of Wonder - Music For The Season 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Caroling, Caroling Long Ago Hawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SATBSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Caroling, Caroling Long Ago Hawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SSASheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
Caroling, Caroling Long Ago Hawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols TTBBSheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Caroling, Caroling Long Ago Hawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SABSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
Christ In The Stranger's Guise Hawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SATBSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Christ In The Stranger's Guise Hawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols TTBBSheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Christ In The Stranger's Guise Hawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SSASheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
Christ In The Stranger's Guise Hawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SABSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
Christ Was Born On Christmas DayHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Christmas Cometh CarolingHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SATBSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Christmas Cometh CarolingHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols TTBBSheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Christmas Cometh CarolingHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SSASheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
Christmas Cometh CarolingHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SABSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
Come Dear ChildrenHawley AdesAlfred BurtSan Francisco Choral ArtistsStar of Wonder - Music For The Season 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Come, Dear ChildrenHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SATBSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Come, Dear ChildrenHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols TTBBSheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Come, Dear ChildrenHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SSASheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
Come, Dear ChildrenHawley AdesAlfred BurtAlfred BurtChristmas Carols SABSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
Friendly BeastsHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Fum, Fum, FumHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Glad Christmas BellsHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Go Tell It On The MountainHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Good Christian Men RejoiceHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Good King WencelasHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Here I'll StayHawley AdesFred Waring and his PennsylvaniansSentimental Journey 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Here We Come A-CarolingHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Holly And The IvyHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
I Can't Give You Anything but LoveHawley AdesFred Waring and his PennsylvaniansSentimental Journey 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I heard The Bells on Christmas DayHawley AdesFred WaringFred Waring Christmas SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
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