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Emily Crocker

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Emily Crocker

Emily Holt Crocker, founder and artistic director of the Milwaukee Children's Choir is recognized nationally as a leading expert in children's choirs. The Milwaukee Children's Choir has received acclaim for performances with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, the American Choral Directors Association, the Chiba People's Festival in Japan and the Canterbury (England) International Children's Choir Festival.

As a composer, Ms. Crocker's works have been performed around the world and she has received ASCAP awards for concert music since 1986. She is well known for her work in developing choral instructional materials and is an author of Experiencing Choral Music, choral textbook series for grades 6-12, published by McGraw-Hill/Glencoe. As a guest conductor, she led the Midwinter Children's Choral Festival in Carnegie Hall in 1999 and 2001 and has conducted the Milwaukee Symphony Pops Orchestra and the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra in performances with the Milwaukee Children's Choir. In 2002 she was awarded the Excellence in Youth Music award from the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee.

In 1989, after a 15 year teaching career in her native Texas, she joined the music publishing industry and is now Vice President of Choral Publications for Hal Leonard Corporation in Milwaukee.

Discography

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Milwaukee Children's Choir : Christmas Suite

Review: This festive suite by acclaimed composer Mark Brymer is scored in a Holiday Pops style for orchestra, choir and soloist. This 30-minute work is divided into nine sections, each titled for a letter in the word C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S. This performance by the Milwaukee Children's Choir features mezzo-soprano Christine Thomas and is accompanied by the Indianapolis Recording Orchestra. This is a charming piece which weaves together holiday favorites with newly composed songs. It is a fresh new work which will delight this season.

Songlist: It Must Be Christmas, Hark! Hear the Children Sing, Rejoice! Rejoice! , I Hear the Bells, Snow!, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Merry, Merry Christmas, Angels We Have Heard On High, Savior!

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7296 00 1 CD $15.98 Childrens Choir Christmas


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Milwaukee Children's Choir : Mid-Winter Night's Dream

Review: Good cheer comes from the Milwaukee Children's Choir on this recording of Christmas music. This album features Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols as sung by the Cantorei Choir, led by Emily Crocker and accompanied by harpist Stephen Hartman. This is one of the great Christmas pieces for treble voices. The CD also contains performances by the Concert Choir and Prelude Choir and includes pieces by Emily Crocker: "In dulci jubilo" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." Wonderful performances by all.

Songlist: Cantorei Choir:, Good Cheer, Cantate, Carol of the Bells, Concert Choir and Prelude Choir:, Orion , The Birch Tree , Antiphonal Gloria, In dulci jubilo, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Cantorei Choir:, In dulci jubilo , Ask the Moon , Path to the Moon, The Sleigh (a la Russe) , Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day , A Ceremony of Carols, Hodie, Wolcum Yole, There Is No Rose, That Tonge Child, Balulalow , As Dew in Aprille, This Little Babe, Interlude, Spring Carol, Adam Lay Ybounden, Hodie

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7297 00 1 CD $15.98 Mixed Childrens Choirs


Milwaukee Children's Choir : Winter's Night

Review: This is wonderful program of holiday music from the Milwaukee Children's Choir. The recording features performances by the Cantorei Choir with additional selections by the Concert Choir, Youth Chorale and Prelude Choir. Conducted by Emily Crocker, the Cantorei Choir sings selections from Henry Purcell's Come Ye Sons of Art and John Rutter's suite, Dancing Day, with Stephen Hartman on harp. These spirited performances will bring joy to your holiday season.

Songlist: Winter's Night , Old Fox Wassail , Chrissimas Day , The Boar's Head Carol , Winter Holiday, Al Shlosha D'Varim , S'vivon , Come Ye Sons of Art, Come Ye Sons of Art, Strike the Viol, Sound the Trumpet , Laudate Pueri Dominum , Dancing Day, Prelude, Angelus and virginem, A Virgin Most Pure, Personent Hodie, Interlude, There Is No Rose, Coventry Carol, Dancing Day

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7294 00 1 CD $15.98 Childrens Choir Christmas


Emily Crocker : Essential Musicianship: A Comprehensive Choral Method - Book 1 Teacher's Edition

Review: "Essential Musicianship, Book 1," recommended for Grades 6-8 or other beginning groups, is a sequential choral method that helps the beginning singer develop a strong foundation of musical skills. In each of the twenty chapters a concept is presented in the theory section, practiced in the sight-reading section, and applied in the performance of a song. The Teacher Edition provides comprehensive lesson plans based on the National Standards for Arts Education.

Songlist: Introduction, To The Teacher, How To Use This Book, Lesson Plans, Effective Teaching Checklist, National Standards For Arts Education, Goals And Overview, Voice: Posture - Breath - Tone, Theory: Rhythm - Beat - Note Values (quarter, half, whole), Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills, Goals and Overview, Voice: Five Basic Vowels (ee, eh, ah, oh, oo), Theory: Basic Notation (staff, clefs, note names), Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills, Goals and Overview, Voice: Breath Support (diaphragm), Theory: Measure - Meter - Barlines, Sight-Reading: Rhythm Practice - Pitch Practice, Performance Speech Chorus, Months of the Year, Goals and Overview, Voice: Review, Theory : Review, Sight-Reading: Rhythm Practice - Pitch Practice, Performance: Speech Chorus, Tongue Twister, Goals and Overview, Voice: Practice (posture, breath, and vowel shape), Theory: Pitch - Scale - Key of C Major, Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills - Combine Rhythm and Pitch, Performance: Short Songs With Text - Accompanied Song, Proverbs (unison), Follow Me (unison), Voice: Practice (posture, breath, and bowel shape), Theory: Whole Steps and Half Steps, Sight-Reading: Whole/Half Step Drill and Excercises, Performance: Singing In Parts, Treble, Tenor Bass, Mixed, Goals and Overview, Voice: Practice (posture, breath and vowel shape), Theory: Review, Sight-Reading: Practice (pitch and rhythm), Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Sing Alleluia, Tenor Bass: Sing Alleluia, Mixed: Winter, Goals and Overview, Voice: Practice (posture, breath, vowels) - Articulation, Theory: Sharps and Flats - Key Of G Major, Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills - Excercises, Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Erin, Tenor Bass: Shipwrecked, Mixed: Sing Your Songs, Goals and Overview, Voice: Practice (posture, breath, vowels, articulation), Theory: Accidentals - Key Signature, Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills - Excercises, Performance: A Cappella Cannon, Joyfully Sing (3-Part, any combination), Goals and Overview, Voice: The Breathing Process, Theory: Rests (quarter, half, whole), Sight-Reading: Rhythm Drills with Rests, Performance: Speech Chorus, Animal Song (4-part, any combination), Goals and Overview, Voice: Review, Theory: Review, Sight-Reading: Excercises, Performance: Accompanied Song, Rain (unison), Goals and Overview, Voice: Vocalization, Theory: Melodic Intervals, Sight-Reading: Melodic Interval Practice (C Major, G Major), Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Sing Hosanna, Tenor Bass: Sing Hosanna, Mixed: Sing Hosanna, Goals And Overview, Voice: Review of Vowels - Additional Vowel Sounds, Theory: Harmonic Intervals, Sight-Reading: Practice with Harmonic Intervals, Performance: Accompanied Song, Dance! (SA, TB, or SATB), Goals and Overview, Voice: Posture - Breath - The Neutral Vowel (upsidown e), Theory: Triads - The Tonic Chord, Sight-Reading: Tonic Chord Practice - "Pickup" Notes, Performance: Accompanied Songs, Treble: King William, Tenor Bass: King William, Mixed: Hosanna, Goals and Overview, Voice: Dipthongs, Theory: Key of F Major - Dotted Half Notes, Sight-Reading: Chord Drills - Exercises in 3/4 and 4/4, Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Love In Thy Youth, Tenor Bass: As The Holly Groweth Green, Mixed: The Call, Goals and Overview, Voice: Articulation ("t" and "d"), Theory: Eight Notes and Rests - Beat/Division of Beat, Sight-Reading: Rhythm Drills, Performance: Speech Chorus, Hey Diddle Diddle (2-Part, any combination), Goals and Overview, Voice: Review, Theory: Review, Sight-Reading: Practice, Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Let Us Chase The Squirrel, Tenor Bass: Leave Her, Johnny, Mixed: Betty Botter, Goals and Overview, Voice: Articulation (singing R), Theory: Meter - Downbeat/Secondary Stress, Sight-Reading: Practice with Changing Meters, Performance A Cappella Song, Alleluia (SA, TB, or SATB), Goals And Overview

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Emily Crocker : Essential Sight-Singing - Mixed Voices

Review: Based on the successful Essential Elements for Choir series, this new choral sight-singing method will allow you to build skills in all your choral ensembles in a handy octavo-sized volume! Featuring a step-by-step approach, unison and combinable exercises, and motivating short songs, these volumes provide a basis for developing music literacy within the choral rehearsal, allowing your singers to develop their full individual potential.

Songlist: Beat And Rhythm; Basic Notation, Measures, Meters, And Barlines, Pitch, Scale And Key Of C, Whole Steps And Half Steps, Sharps And Flats; Key Of G, Accidental And Key Signature; Rests, Melodic Intervals; Harmonic Intervals, Tonic Chord, Key Of F Major, Eighth Notes And Rests, Changing Meters, Solfege; Numbers; Counting Systems; Simple Meter; Compound Meter

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6357 01 Book $4.50 Sightsinging Material


Emily Crocker : Sight-Singing For SSA

Review: An excellent introduction to sight singing for SSA chorus. From the creators of "Patterns of Sound" and "The Choral Approach to Sight Singing," comes this practical, easy-to-use sight-singing method for SSA choirs in junior high and high school! It includes 3-part exercises and songs (accompanied and a cappella) that begin from square one, assuming no previous training, and presents musical elements in a logical sequence that will yield quick results. Recommended for Grades 6-12.

Songlist: Travel On, Good Night!, Young Man Came A-Courting, The Librarian, Oh Dear, Ties and Slurs, Goodbye, Goodbye, Who Has Seen The Wind?, As I Was Out Walking, Good Luck Song, One I Love, Slovak Folk Song, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Green Grow The Rushes, Skater's Waltz, Summer Is A-Coming In, Song Without Words, Ev'ry Night

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7259 01 Book $14.95 Sightsinging Material


Emily Crocker : Sight-Singing For SSA - Student

Review: An excellent introduction to sight singing for SSA chorus. From the creators of "Patterns of Sound" and "The Choral Approach to Sight Singing," comes this practical, easy-to-use sight-singing method for SSA choirs in junior high and high school! It includes 3-part exercises and songs (accompanied and a cappella) that begin from square one, assuming no previous training, and presents musical elements in a logical sequence that will yield quick results. Recommended for Grades 6-12.

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5603 01 Book $3.50 Sightsinging Material


Emily Crocker : The Choral Approach to Sight-Singing Vol. 2 - Teacher's Edition

Review: Here is an exciting easy-to-use sight-singing method for middle school/jr. high choirs that starts from square one, assuming no previous training. It is presented in a logical, sequenced order, with harmonically combinable exercises to develop rhythmic and melodic independence. The collection offers a variety of a cappella and accompanied songs for 3-Part Mixed voices. This is volume 2!

Songlist: Rhythm - Let's Review, Key of F _ Review and Practice, Syncopation, Two Practice, Key of G, Exercises in G, Key of D, Key of A Flat, Key of E Flat, Key of B Flat

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6552 01 Book $19.95 Sightsinging Material


Emily Crocker & John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship: A Comprehensive Choral Method Book 2

Review: Essential Musicianship, Book 2, recommended for Grades 8-10 or other older beginners, is a sequential choral method that helps the older beginner or returning singer develop basic to intermediate skills. Each of the twenty chapters includes materials for vocal development, music theory, sight reading and performance. The Teacher Edition provides comprehensive lesson plans based on the National Standards for Arts Education.

Songlist: To The Teacher, National Standards For Arts Education, Effective Teaching Checklist, Goals and Overview, Voice: Posture - Breath - Tone - 5 Basic Vowels, Theory: Rhythm - Beat - Note Values (quarter, half, whole), Sight-Reading: Rhythm Drills, Theory: Basic Notation (staff, clefs, note names), Sight-Reading: Note Identification, Goals and Overview, Voice: Breath Support (diaphragm), Theory: Measure - Meter - Barlines, Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills, Performance: Accompanied Song, Sweet Music in the Night (unison), Goals and Overview, Voice: Practice (posture, breath, vowels), Theory: Review, Theory: Whole Steps and Half Steps, Sight-Reading: Whole/Half Step Practice, Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Indian Summer, Tenor Bass: Love's Lament, Mixed: Kyrie Eleison, Goals and Overview, Voice: Practice (posture, breath, vowels) - Articulation, Theory: Sharps and Flats - Key of C Review - Key of G, Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills (key of G practice), Theory: Accidentals - Key Signature, Sight-Reading: Pitch Drills (key of G practice), Performance: 4-Part A Cappella Canon, Sun is High, Goals and Overview, Voice: Practice (Posture, Breath, Tone, Articulation), Theory: Melodic Intervals, Sight-Reading: Melodic Interval Practice, Theory: Harmonic Intervals - Chords, Sight-Reading: Interval Practice - Pitch Drills, Performance: Accompanied Song, The Spider and the Fly (SA, TB, or SATB, Goals and Overview, Voice: The Breathing Process, Theory: Triads - The Tonic Chord, Sight-Reading: Tonic Chord Practice, Theory: Rests (quarter, half, whole), Sight-Reading: Rhythm Drills - Pitch Drills, Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Jubilate Deo, Tenor Bass: Jubilate Deo, Mixed: To Make A Prarie, Goals and Overview, Voice: Review, Theory: Review, Performance: Accompanied Songs, Treble: Fond Affection, Tenor Bass: The Rainbow , Mixed: How Doth the Little Crocodile, Goals and Overview, Voice: Vocalization, Theory: Meter- Dotted Half Notes, Sight-Reading: Changing Meters, Performance: Accompanied Song, Three Nursery Rhymes (unison), and much more!

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6548 01 Book $19.95 Choral Methods


Emily Crocker & John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship: A Comprehensive Choral Method Book 3

Review: Essential Musicianship is a sequential comprehensive curriculum that is designed to build all the skills of a choral musician. It includes Voice-builders, Theory-Builders, Sight-Reading exercises and songs which can be used for classroom or concert. The easy-to-use format allows the books to be used with all types of choir: mixed, treble or tenor bass.

Songlist: To The Teacher, National Standards for Arts Education, Effective Teaching Checklist, Goals and Overview, Voice: Posture - Breath - Tone Production, Theory: Key - Scale - Circle of Fifths, Sight-Reading: Major and Minor Pitch Practice, Performance: A Cappella Canon, Da Pacem Domine (2,3, or 4-Part any combination), Goals and Overview, Voice: Breath - Tone Production - Resonance, Theory: Simple Meter - Beat - Division - Subdivision, Sight-Reading: Practice Simple Meters (rhythm and pitch exercises), Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, Tenor Bass: Shalom Chaverim, Mixed: The Water is Wide, Goals and Overview, Voice: Breath - Tone Production - Resonance - Range Extension, Theory: Intervals (major, minor, perfect), Sight-Reading: Melodic and Harmonic Interval Practice, Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: I Know Where I'm Going, Tenor Bass: Sit Down, Brother, Mixed: The Silver Moon is Shining, Goals and Overview, Voice: Posture - Breath - Resonance, Theory: Intervals (diminished, augmented), Sight-Reading: Interval Practice, Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: All the Pretty Little Horses, Tenor Bass: Bound for the Promised Land, Mixed: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Goals and Overview, Voice: Registers - Flexibility, Theory: Primary Cords (I, IV, V), Sight-Reading: Harmonic Practice (I, IV, V), Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Tenor Bass: Goodnight Ladies, Mixed: Oh, Susanna, Goals and Overview, Voice: Registers (chest, middle, head, falsetto, whistle), Theory: Diatonic Chords (I, ii, iii, IV, V, vi, vii), Sight-Reading: Diatonic Chord Practice, Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Amazing Grace, Tenor Bass: The Colorado Trail, Mixed: An' Thou Wert My Ain Thing, Goals and Overview, Voice: Registers - Range Extension, Theory: Categories of Harmony (tonic, subdominant, dominant), Sight-Reading: Harmonic Practice, Performance: A Cappella Songs, Treble: Where Go the Boats?, Tenor Bass: Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron, Mixed: Oh Dear! What Can The Matter Be, Goals and Overview, Appendix, Circle Of Fifths, Careers In Music, Bibliography, Recommended Videos, and much more!

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6549 01 Book $19.95 Choral Methods


Emily Crocker & Joyce Eilers : Choral Approach to Sight Singing

Review: Here is an exciting easy-to-use sight-singing method for middle school/jr. high choirs that starts from square one, assuming no previous training. It is presented in a logical, sequenced order, with harmonically combinable exercises to develop rhythmic and melodic independence. The collection offers a variety of a cappella and accompanied songs for 3-Part Mixed voices in two sequenced volumes. The Teacher's Edition additionally includes complete instruction for use of the method!

Songlist: Rhythm - Let's Begin, Singing Exercises, Rests - Silent Breathes, The Pitch Ladder, New Patterns, Warm-Ups, Tune-Ups, Ties, Slurs, Dotted Notes, How To Find Do, Terms And Symbols Glossary

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6273 01 Book $19.95 Sightsinging Material


Joyce Eilers Bacak and Emily Crocker : Patterns of Sound - Teacher's Edition Vol. 2

Review: Don't read notes, read patterns of sound! This unique sight reading course for treble voices in elementary and early middle school does just that! PATTERNS OF SOUND uses excellent voice leading, careful sequencing and musically interesting exercises that can be combined to strengthen part singing, pitch relationships and to develop rhythmic independence. Volume 1 starts from square one, assuming no previous training, with exercises that are so carefully sequenced that the students are quickly singing four-measure phrases and eight measure songs in two parts and finding it easy! Students are introduced to notes, rests, meter, pitch and unison/2-part songs in Vol. 1, and continue in Vol. 2 with dotted rhythms & syncopation, keys & key changes and more 2-part songs. Use it every day and watch your students' confidence level grow!

Songlist: Rhythm - Let's Review, Let's Review Pitch, Ties, Name That Tune, Hear the Wind, Slurs, Dotted Notes, Songs Using Dotted Notes, Angels We Have Heard on High, More Dotted Rhythms, More Practice, Name That Tune, Getting Up to Speed, Go Tell It On The Mountain, On the Road Again, Pick Up Notes, Ezekiel Saw The Wheel, Syncopation Information, Combining Pitch and Rhythm, Here We Go Again, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Ping Pong, Our Gallant Whaling Ship, Counting in Six, 3/8 Notes and Rests, New 6/8 Combinations, Name That Tune, On We Go, The Echo, How to Find Do, Do Moves around A Lot, Finding the Starting Pitch in Any Key, The "Count" of Song, Major and Minor, Songs in Minor Keys, Name That Tune, Old Abram Brown, Accidentals, Accidentals in Songs, Name That Tune, The Stars and Stripes Forever, Terms And Symbols, Glossary

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5564 01 Book $14.95 Sightsinging Material


Emily Crocker : Voice Builders For Better Choirs

Review: This valuable resource is a must for every choral director. The 140 warmups and vocal exercises in a handy Book/CD format will help singers produce a free and open tone, develop clean articulation and diction, improve resonance, intonation and more. The enclosed CD includes demonstration for each accompanied exercise for full choir, small group or individual practice.

Songlist: Preparation, Quality Sound, Expanding the Voice, Pronunciation, Choral Singing, Problem Solving, Piano Accompaniements

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1156 01 Book & 1 CD Warm Ups & Exercises $29.95 Choral Warm-Ups


Emily Crocker : Essential Sight Singing - Male Voices

Review: Based on the successful Essential Elements for Choir series, this new choral sight-singing method will allow you to build skills in all your choral ensembles in a handy octavo-sized volume! Featuring a step-by-step approach, unison and combinable exercises, and motivating short songs, these volumes provide a basis for developing music literacy within the choral rehearsal, allowing your singers to develop their full individual potential.

Songlist: Beat and Rhythm, Pitch, Scale and Key of C, Whole Steps and Half Steps, Sharps and Flats, Accidentals and Key Signature: Rests, Melodic Intervals, Harmonic Intervals, Tonic Chord, Key of F Major, Eighth Notes and Rests, Changing Meters

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6372 01 Songbook $4.95 Sightsinging Material


Emily Crocker : Essential Sight-Singing - Treble Voices

Review: Based on the successful Essential Elements for Choir series, this new choral sight-singing method will allow you to build skills in all your choral ensembles in a handy octavo-sized volume! Featuring a step-by-step approach, unison and combinable exercises, and motivating short songs, these volumes provide a basis for developing music literacy within the choral rehearsal, allowing your singers to develop their full individual potential.

Songlist: Beat And Rhythm; Basic Notation, Measures, Meters, And Barlines, Pitch, Scale And Key Of C, Whole Steps And Half Steps, Sharps And Flats; Key Of G, Accidental And Key Signature; Rests, Melodic Intervals; Harmonic Intervals, Tonic Chord, Key Of F Major, Eighth Notes And Rests, Changing Meters, Solfege; Numbers; Counting Systems; Simple Meter; Compound Meter

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6373 01 Songbook $4.50 Sightsinging Material


Emily Crocker : Essential Sight-Singing Vol. 2 for Treble Voices

Review: Based on the successful 'Essential Elements for Choir series, this second volume in our choral sight-singing method will allow you to continue to build skills in your choral ensembles with a handy octavo-sized volume! Continuing where Volume 1 finished, this step-by-step approach uses unison and combinable exercises along with motivating songs to provide a basis for developing music literacy within the choral rehearsal. The Accompaniment CDs provide light accompaniment for the combinable pitch builders, speech choruses and songs. In keeping with the spirit of sight-reading, there is no singing on the CDs.

Songlist: Beat and Rhythm; Basic Notation; Measure, Meters & Barlines, Pitch, Scale & Key of C, Whole Steps and Half Steps; Ledger Lines, Sharps and Flats; Key of G Major; Accidentals and Key Signature, Melodic Intervals; Harmonic Intervals, Tonic Chord; Rests, Changing Meters, Eighth Notes and Rests; Dominant chord, Key of F Major, Subdominant Chord, Key of D Major, Sixteenth Notes and Rests, Key of Bb Major, Natural Minor Scale; Relative Minor Scales, Ties and Slurs; Dotted Notes and Thythms, Appendix: Solfege; Numbers; Counting Systems; Simple Meter; Compound Meter

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6598 01 Songbook $4.95 Sightsinging Material


Emily Crocker : Patterns Of Sound Vol 1

Review: Don't read notes, read patterns of sound! This unique sight reading course for treble voices in elementary and early middle school does just that! PATTERNS OF SOUND uses excellent voice leading, careful sequencing and musically interesting exercises that can be combined to strengthen part singing, pitch relationships and to develop rhythmic independence. Volume 1 starts from square one, assuming no previous training, with exercises that are so carefully sequenced that the students are quickly singing four-measure phrases and eight measure songs in two parts and finding it easy! Students are introduced to notes, rests, meter, pitch and unison/2-part songs in Vol. 1, and continue in Vol. 2 with dotted rhythms & syncopation, keys & key changes and more 2-part songs. Use it every day and watch your students' confidence level grow!

Songlist: Rhythm - Let's Begin!, Adding Pitch to Rhythm, Let's Harmonize, Finding Your Starting Pitch, New Patterns, New Notes, New Combinations, Bigger Jumps (Intervals), Songs In Two Parts

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7261 01 Songbook $14.95 Ear Training


Emily Crocker & John Leavitt : Essential Sight-Singing Vol. 2 for Male Voices

Review: Based on the successful 'Essential Elements for Choir series, this second volume in our choral sight-singing method will allow you to continue to build skills in your choral ensembles with a handy octavo-sized volume! Continuing where Volume 1 finished, this step-by-step approach uses unison and combinable exercises along with motivating songs to provide a basis for developing music literacy within the choral rehearsal. The Accompaniment CDs provide light accompaniment for the combinable pitch builders, speech choruses and songs. In keeping with the spirit of sight-reading, there is no singing on the CDs.

Songlist: Beat and Rhythm; Basic Notation; Measure, Meters & Barlines, Pitch, Scale & Key of C, Whole Steps and Half Steps; Ledger Lines, Sharps and Flats; Key of G Major; Accidentals and Key Signature, Melodic Intervals; Harmonic Intervals, Tonic Chord; Rests, Changing Meters, Eighth Notes and Rests; Dominant chord, Key of F Major, Subdominant Chord, Key of D Major, Sixteenth Notes and Rests, Key of Bb Major, Natural Minor Scale; Relative Minor Scales, Ties and Slurs; Dotted Notes and Thythms, Appendix: Solfege; Numbers; Counting Systems; Simple Meter; Compound Meter

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6597 01 Songbook $4.95 Sightsinging Material


Emily Crocker & John Leavitt : Essential Sight-Singing Vol. 2 for Mixed Voices

Review: Based on the successful 'Essential Elements for Choir series, this second volume in our choral sight-singing method will allow you to continue to build skills in your choral ensembles with a handy octavo-sized volume! Continuing where Volume 1 finished, this step-by-step approach uses unison and combinable exercises along with motivating songs to provide a basis for developing music literacy within the choral rehearsal. The Accompaniment CDs provide light accompaniment for the combinable pitch builders, speech choruses and songs. In keeping with the spirit of sight-reading, there is no singing on the CDs.

Songlist: Beat and Rhythm; Basic Notation; Measure, Meters & Barlines, Pitch, Scale & Key of C, Whole Steps and Half Steps; Ledger Lines, Sharps and Flats; Key of G Major; Accidentals and Key Signature, Melodic Intervals; Harmonic Intervals, Tonic Chord; Rests, Changing Meters, Eighth Notes and Rests; Dominant chord, Key of F Major, Subdominant Chord, Key of D Major, Sixteenth Notes and Rests, Key of Bb Major, Natural Minor Scale; Relative Minor Scales, Ties and Slurs; Dotted Notes and Thythms, Appendix: Solfege; Numbers; Counting Systems; Simple Meter; Compound Meter

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6596 01 Songbook $4.95 Sightsinging Material


Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Book 1, Student

Review: Essential Musicianship, Book 1," recommended for Grades 6-8 or other beginning groups, is a sequential choral method that helps the beginning singer develop a strong foundation of musical skills. In each of the twenty chapters a concept is presented in the theory section, practiced in the sight-reading section, and applied in the performance of a song. Book 1 contains drills, exercises and 37 practice/performance songs for mixed, treble and tenor bass choir.

Songlist: Alleluia, Animal Song, As The Holly Groweth Green, The Bells, Betty Botter, The Call, Dance!, Erin, Hey Diddle Diddle!, Hosanna, The Hunt, Joyfully Sing, King William, Leave Her, Johnny, Let Us Chase The Squirrel, Love In Thy Youth, O Music, Sweet Music, Oh Soldier, Soldier, Rain, Shipwrecked, Sing Alleluia, Sing Your Songs, Sons Of Art, Spring Quiet, Winter

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Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Book 2, Student

Review: "Essential Musicianship, Book 2," recommended for Grades 8-10 or other older beginners, is a sequential choral method that helps the older beginner or returning singer develop basic to intermediate skills. Each of the twenty chapters includes materials for vocal development, music theory, sight reading and performance. Basic notation, rhythm, pitch and basic harmony are covered through drills, exercises and 44 practice/performance songs for mixed, treble and tenor bass choirs.

Songlist: All Join Hands, Au Clair De La Lune, Christmas Comin', Come Follow, Cripple Creek, Down In The Valley, The Flowers, Fog, Fond Affection, He Is Born, Hosanna In Excelsis Deo, How Doth The Little Crocodile, Hush, Little Baby, Indian Summer, Intery Mintery, It Was A Lover And His Lass, Jerimiah Obadiah, Jubilate Deo, The Jumblies, The Kangaroo, Kyrie Eleison, Long, Long Ago, Love's Lament, Music, When Soft Voices Die, O! Mankind, The Old Brass Wagon, The Rainbow, The Red River Valley, San Serini, See Them Dance, Set Me As A Seal, Sing A Song Of Sixpence, Sing Me A Song Of A Lad That Is Gone, Skip To My Lou, The Spider And The Fly, Sun Is High, Sweet Betsy From Pike, Sweet Music In The Night, Three Nursery Rhymes, The Three Rogues, To Make A Prairie, We Give Thanks

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Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Book 3, Student

Review: "Essential Musicianship, Book 3," recommended for Grades 10-12 or other advanced singers, is a sequential choral method that helps the returning high school singer develop intermediate to advanced skills. Concepts presented include major/minor scales, diatonic chords, intervals, chromaticism, categories of harmony, modes, simple, asymmetric and changing meters. The 52 practice/performance songs for mixed, treble and tenor bass choirs are designed to improve reading skills through expressive singing.

Songlist: Aura Lee, Awake, Arise!, Benedictus, Bound For The Promised Land, Canon, Cape Cod Girls, The Colorado Trail, Confitemini Domino, Da Pacem Domine, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Deck The Hall, Down By The Riverside, Faith And Hope And Love, Fine Knacks For Ladies, Gloria!, Goin' Round The Mountain, Golden Slumbers, Good Night Ladies, Greensleeves, The Gypsy Rover, Hi-Ho The Holly, I Know Where I'm Goin', Illumina Oculos Meos, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning, Kumbaya, Kyrie Eleison, Locus Iste, My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, My True Love Hath My Heart, O Mistress Mine, Oh Dear! What Can The Matter Be?, Oh! Susanna, Old Hundred, Shalom Chaveyrim (Shalom Friends), She Sells Sea Shells, She Walks In Beauty, Shenandoah, The Silver Moon Is Shining, Since First I Saw Your Face, Sing A Joyful Song, Sit Down, Brother, Soldier, Soldier, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Teach Me, O Lord, Tex-I-An Boys, Vive La Compagnie!, Walk In Jerusalem, Just Like John, Water Is Wide, When The Saints Go Marching In, Where Go The Boats?

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Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Level One Teacher Edition

Review: "Essential Musicianship, Book 1," recommended for Grades 6-8 or other beginning groups, is a sequential choral method that helps the beginning singer develop a strong foundation of musical skills. In each of the twenty chapters a concept is presented in the theory section, practiced in the sight-reading section, and applied in the performance of a song. The Teacher Edition provides comprehensive lesson plans based on the National Standards for Arts Education.

Songlist: Alleluia, Animal Song, As The Holly Groweth Green, The Bells, Betty Botter, The Call, Dance!, Erin, Hey Diddle Diddle!, Hosanna, The Hunt, Joyfully Sing, King William, Leave Her, Johnny, Let Us Chase The Squirrel, Love In Thy Youth, O Music, Sweet Music, Oh Soldier, Soldier, Rain, Shipwrecked, Sing Alleluia, Sing Your Songs, Sons Of Art, Spring Quiet, Winter

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Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Level Three Teacher Edition

Review: ESSENTIAL MUSICIANSHIP is a sequential comprehensive curriculum that is designed to build all the skills of a choral musician. It includes Voice-builders, Theory-Builders, Sight-Reading exercises and songs which can be used for classroom or concert. The easy-to-use format allows the books to be used with all types of choir: mixed, treble or tenor bass.

Songlist: All People On Earth Do Dwell, All The Pretty Little Horses, Amazing Grace, An' Thou Wert My Ain Thing, Antiphonal Alleluia, Aura Lee, Awake, Arise!, Benedictus, Bound For The Promised Land, Canon, Cape Cod Girls, The Colorado Trail, Confitemini Domino, Da Pacem Domine, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Deck The Hall, Down By The Riverside, Faith And Hope And Love, Fine Knacks For Ladies, Gloria!, Goin' Round The Mountain, Golden Slumbers, Good Night Ladies, Greensleeves, The Gypsy Rover, Hi-Ho The Holly, I Know Where I'm Goin', Illumina Oculos Meos, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning, Kumbaya, Kyrie Eleison, Locus Iste, My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, My True Love Hath My Heart, O Mistress Mine, Oh Dear! What Can The Matter Be?, Oh! Susanna, Old Hundred, Shalom Chaveyrim (Shalom Friends), She Sells Sea Shells, She Walks In Beauty, Shenandoah, The Silver Moon Is Shining, Since First I Saw Your Face, Sing A Joyful Song, Sit Down, Brother, Soldier, Soldier, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Teach Me, O Lord, Tex-I-An Boys, Vive La Compagnie!, Walk In Jerusalem, Just Like John, Water Is Wide, When The Saints Go Marching In, Where Go The Boats?

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Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Level Two Teacher Edition

Review: "Essential Musicianship, Book 2," recommended for Grades 8-10 or other older beginners, is a sequential choral method that helps the older beginner or returning singer develop basic to intermediate skills. Each of the twenty chapters includes materials for vocal development, music theory, sight reading and performance. The Teacher Edition provides comprehensive lesson plans based on the National Standards for Arts Education.

Songlist: All Join Hands, Au Clair De La Lune, Christmas Comin', Come Follow, Cripple Creek, Down In The Valley, The Flowers, Fog, Fond Affection, He Is Born, Hosanna In Excelsis Deo, How Doth The Little Crocodile, Hush, Little Baby, Indian Summer, Intery Mintery, It Was A Lover And His Lass, Jerimiah Obadiah, Jubilate Deo, The Jumblies, The Kangaroo, Kyrie Eleison, Long, Long Ago, Love's Lament, Music, When Soft Voices Die, O! Mankind, The Old Brass Wagon, The Rainbow, The Red River Valley, San Serini, See Them Dance, Set Me As A Seal, Sing A Song Of Sixpence, Sing Me A Song Of A Lad That Is Gone, Skip To My Lou, The Spider And The Fly, Sun Is High, Sweet Betsy From Pike, Sweet Music In The Night, Three Nursery Rhymes, The Three Rogues, To Make A Prairie, We Give Thanks

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Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : A Cappella Songs For Treble Voices

Review: This collection of original songs and arrangements of folk tunes provides a long-needed source of a cappella contest literature for the developing choir. Quality texts, careful attention to range, tessitura, and thoughtful limits on melodic and harmonic complexity make these settings an ideal first a cappella experience.

Songlist: All Join Hands, Au Clair De La Lune, Indian Summer, Long, Long Ago, Love In Thy Youth, Spring Quiet

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Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : TTBB Songbook - A Cappella Songs for Tenor Bass Chorus

Review: This collection of original songs and arrangements of folk tunes provides a long-needed source of a cappella contest literature for the developing choir. Quality texts, careful attention to range, tessitura, and thoughtful limits on melodic and harmonic complexity make these settings an ideal first a cappella experience. The collection is also a resource for concert and sight-reading material for beginning and developing men's choruses.

Songlist: Greensleeves, Kumbaya, Vive La Compagnie!, As The Holly Groweth Green, Down In The Valley, Leave Her, Johnny, The Old Brass Wagon, The Red River Valley, Sons Of Art

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Emily Crocker : Warm Ups & Workouts For The Developing Choir

Review: Warm Ups and Work Outs for the Developing Choir is designed to integrate the elements of good singing into the choral rehearsal. The exercises, each with a specific objective, are aimed toward the developing singer in upper elementary or middle school, but can be successfully used by choirs of any level.

Songlist: Warm Ups & Workouts Vol. 1, Warm Ups & Workouts Vol. 2

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