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Sweet Honey In The Rock

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Female World Septet from Washington, DC.

Founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973 at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company, Sweet Honey In The Rock, internationally renowned a cappella ensemble, has been a vital and innovative presence in the music culture of Washington, D.C., and in communities of conscience around the world.

From Psalm 81:16 comes the promise to a people of being fed by honey out of the rock. Honey - an ancient substance, sweet and nurturing. Rock - an elemental strength, enduring the winds of time. The metaphor of sweet honey in the rock captures completely these African American women whose repertoire is steeped in the sacred music of the Black church, the clarion calls of the civil rights movement, and songs of the struggle for justice everywhere.

Rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, Sweet Honey In The Rock possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of Blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey's collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms.

In the best and in the hardest of times, Sweet Honey In The Rock has come in song to communities across the U.S., and around the world raising her voice in hope, love, justice, peace, and resistance. Sweet Honey invites her audiences to open their minds and hearts and think about who we are and how we treat each other, our fellow creatures who share this planet, and of course, the planet itself.

Sweet Honey's latest release, Experience...101 was a 2008 Grammy Award nominee. After attending the awards ceremony in Los Angeles, and walking the "red carpet", the group summed up the experience in one word: amazing. The excitement continued as Sweet Honey was asked to compose new material in celebration of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater's 50th anniversary. Together these two artistic treasures of the African American experience are performing this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration throughout the United States.

Sweet Honey In The Rock is Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, and Shirley Childress Saxton.


Individual Folios

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Greed : SATB divisi : Bernice Johnson Reagon : Sweet Honey in the Rock : 00215824 : 888680664794

Bernice Johnson Reagon : Greednew

From Bernice Johnson Reagon's sermon in music, we are confronted by the sin of greed in each of us. Recorded by Sweet Honey in the Rock, this song offers a humorous but astute assessment of our culture and institutions.

Composer: Bernice Johnson Reagon Performed By: Sweet Honey in the Rock

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00215824


Breaths : SSATBB : Ysaye Barnwell : Sweet Honey In The Rock : Sheet Music : ymb118

Ysaye Barnwell : Breaths

Arranger: Ysaye Barnwell Performed By: Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Voicing: SSATBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| ymb118


Hope : SSAATTBB : Ysaye Barnwell : Ysaye Barnwell : Sweet Honey In The Rock : Sheet Music : ymb121

Ysaye Barnwell : Hope

Arranger: Ysaye Barnwell | Composer: Ysaye Barnwell Performed By: Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music


More Than a Paycheck : SSAA : Ysaye Barnwell : Sweet Honey In The Rock : Sheet Music : dc134

Ysaye Barnwell : More Than a Paycheck

Arranger: Ysaye Barnwell Performed By: Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| dc134


On Children : SSAA : Barnwell / Gibran : Sweet Honey In The Rock : Sheet Music : ymb117

Barnwell / Gibran : On Children

Arranger: Barnwell / Gibran Performed By: Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| ymb117


Sound-Bite from Beijing : SSAA : Ysaye Barnwell : Sweet Honey In The Rock : Sheet Music : ymb119

Ysaye Barnwell : Sound-Bite from Beijing

Arranger: Ysaye Barnwell Performed By: Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| ymb119


Spiritual : SSATB : Ysaye Barnwell : Sweet Honey In The Rock : Sheet Music : ymb124

Ysaye Barnwell : Spiritual

Arranger: Ysaye Barnwell Performed By: Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| ymb124


There Is A Balm in Gilead : SSAA : Ysaye Barnwell : Sweet Honey In The Rock : Sheet Music : ymb123

Ysaye Barnwell : There Is A Balm in Gilead

Arranger: Ysaye Barnwell Performed By: Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| ymb123


This Little Light of Mine : SSAA : Ysaye Barnwell : Sweet Honey In The Rock : Sheet Music : 35023219 : 747510060871

Ysaye Barnwell : This Little Light of Mine

Arranger: Ysaye Barnwell Performed By: Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35023219


Wade in the Watah : SSAA : Ysaye Barnwell : Sweet Honey In The Rock : Sheet Music : 35024874 : 747510050742

Ysaye Barnwell : Wade in the Watah

Arranger: Ysaye Barnwell Performed By: Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35024874


Wanna Die Easy, When I Die : SSAATTBB : Ysaye Barnwell : Sweet Honey In The Rock : Sheet Music : ymb120

Ysaye Barnwell : Wanna Die Easy, When I Die

Arranger: Ysaye Barnwell Performed By: Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| ymb120


Wanting Memories : SSATB : Ysaye Barnwell : Sweet Honey In The Rock : Sheet Music : ymb103

Ysaye Barnwell : Wanting Memories

The shimmer of the water can be heard as the choir opens this piece. The beautiful melody rises above to tell the tender story of this love song. Listen to the piece come alive in the recording created by the high school choir that commissioned this piece.

Arranger: Ysaye Barnwell Performed By: Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| ymb103 | Voicetrax CD Available


We Are the Ones We Been Waiting For : SATB : Sweet Honey in the Rock : Sheet Music : 08749913 : 884088350956

Sweet Honey in the Rock : We Are the Ones We Been Waiting For

From Bernice Johnson Reagon and Sweet Honey in the Rock, this song written in tribute to the women of South Africa is a powerful and uplifting call for leadership and inner strength. It is especially appropriate as an audience participation number and recessional.

Performed By: Sweet Honey in the Rock

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749913


Would You Harbor Me? : SATB : Ysaye Barnwell : Sweet Honey In The Rock : Sheet Music : ymb110

Ysaye Barnwell : Would You Harbor Me?

Arranger: Ysaye Barnwell Performed By: Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| ymb110

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