In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
These are all the a cappella releases and additions.
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Review: "As" was performed by NBC's The Sing Off Season Two Winners Committed on their eponymous debut album, this uplifting Stevie Wonder classic combines both rich close harmony and interwoven polyrhythmic counterpoint, making it an impressive showstopper for an advanced group. Vocal percussion optional. Note: a full video of the song can be seen on www.youtube.com."Little Lion Man" - The debut single from 2009 by Mumford & Sons from their debut album Sigh No More packs a folk rock punch in this arrangement for unaccompanied male voices."Good Life" - Here is the 2011 pop hit by OneRepublic as arranged by a cappella guru Deke Sharon for Tim Seelig and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in a vibrant and joyful setting! The lyrics may not be suitable for every choir, so be sure to preview it first!Your favorite male collegiate group from Pitch Perfect is back, this time with a fun Mika song, complete with vocal trumpet jam and gospel breakdown.
Songlist: As, Little Lion Man, Good Life, Lollipop
Review: "Just the Way You Are" - Billy Joel's pop hit from 1978 receives a fresh and contemporary treatment in this a cappella setting, with melodic lines seamlessly moving from part to part within a light vocal texture that will challenge your pop/jazz singers to perform at peak level! "A Groovy Kind of Love" - From the king'singers' album Circle of Life comes this great 1966 pop song that was covered by Phil Collins in the '80s. "Bring Back That Leroy Brown" - For a novelty change-of-pace, this song by Queen's Freddie Mercury is arranged by Philip Lawson. Fun and funny, your group will love to perform it and your audience will be entertained. "Rosanna" - Toto's 1982 pop hit in a colorful a cappella setting with beatbox vocals and fun triadic harmonies. A great showcase for a pop ensemble or larger concert group!
Songlist: Just the Way You Are, A Groovy Kind of Love, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Rosanna
Review: Pull the heart strings with these touching ballads. "Seven Bridges Road" - This iconic song by the Eagles from the late 1960s speaks directly to the heart with thrilling vocal harmonies that will showcase your ensemble at their best! There are stars in the Southern sky/Southward as you go/There is moonlight and moss in the trees/Down the Seven Bridges Road."Somewhere Out There" originally appeared in the 1986 animated film An American Tail with the single performed by singers Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram. The a cappella choral textures communicate the touching lyric and classic melody of this beloved ballad perfectly in a setting that is accessible, yet musically satisfying! Opening with a lyric solo line accompanied by the ensemble, the melody then passes between the soprano and tenor before modulating, and moving steadily forward to the expressive final chords."Tears in Heaven" - The intimacy and directness of a cappella singing create a special emotional atmosphere in this tender setting of the Grammy award-winning pop hit by Eric Clapton. You will create a magical concert moment with the gentle guitar-style accompaniment recreated by the vocals and the heartfelt lyrics. "Right Here Waiting" - This 1989 #1 pop hit by Richard Marx will provide a wonderful romantic moment in a Valentine's concert, spring concert or any time you need a special expression of love! The background vocals create a warm texture and the melodic phrases will warm the heart! "u Are So Beautiful" - Beautiful is what you will say when you hear this gorgeous a cappella setting of the pop hit by Billy Preston, originally recorded by Joe Cocker. Expressive melodic contours and carefully crafted harmonizations will create the perfect moment in your concert.
Songlist: Seven Bridges Road, Somewhere Out There, Tears in Heaven, Right Here Waiting, You Are So Beautiful
Review: The VOCES8 Method is an innovative new system which enhances neurological development, helping to deliver improved academic results. Based on research by the Institute of Education, it contains group activities based on rhythm and melody which are designed to develop key learning skills and improve students' academic learning processes for all subjects. Suitable for small groups or whole-school participation. Requires no musical expertise or expensive equipment. Supported by free online training videos and backed up by CPD training sessions led by members of VOCES8. An interactive app enables students to explore the activities for themselves.
Review: Hark, hark, the lark is a collection of eight exquisite settings for upper voices, specially commissioned to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. The volume pays tribute to Britain's greatest writer, presenting a selection of his finest texts set to music by some of today's most accomplished choral composers.
Songlist: And will he not come again?, Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Come unto these yellow sands, Hark, hark, the lark, Our revels now are ended, Over hill, over dale, When icicles hang by the wall, You spotted snakes with double tongue
Review: Shall I compare thee? is a collection of ten exquisite settings for mixed voices, specially commissioned to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. The volume pays tribute to Britain's greatest writer, presenting a selection of his finest texts set to music by some of today's most accomplished choral composers. Accompanied and unaccompanied settings
Songlist: The Bird of Dawning , Fear no more the heat o' th' sun, I know a bank where the wild thyme blows , It was a lover and his lass, Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? , Sigh no more, ladies , Come away, come away death , When that I was and a little tiny boy , If music be the food of love , Touch her soft lips and part
Review: Sir David Willcocks: A Celebration in Carols marks the 95th birthday of one of the most acclaimed choral conductors, editors, and arrangers of our time. A survey of his work, the collection brings together many of Willcocks's best-loved carol arrangements, spanning his career as co-editor of Carols for Choirs and as conductor of the UK's finest choirs. It includes a selection of his original compositions too, and gives an overview of the styles and traditions that have enhanced the Christmas musical experience of thousands of singers and listeners. As an affectionate birthday tribute, A Celebration also includes specially-commissioned new carols by John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, and Jonathan Willcocks.
Songlist: Away in a manger, I saw three ships, O come, all ye faithful, Sussex Carol, Infant holy, infant lowly, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Hark! the herald-angels sing, Quelle est cette odeur agreable?, Gabriel's Message, Birthday Carol, Resonemus laudibus, Jingle, Bells , Lullay, my liking, High Word of God, eternal Light , Starry night, Rejoice and sing!, Nowell, nowell , There is no rose
Review: Half Moon Rising, compiled and edited by John Winzenburg, offers a broad range of choirs an informed introduction to performing Chinese choral music. The collection includes a representative and contrasting selection of works from the past century - folksong arrangements; pieces mixing traditional Chinese and Western Romantic styles; and contemporary settings of ancient poetry. Includes a broad range of styles and dialects, illustrating the region's rich diversity, all presented with the transliterated original text with poetic English translations below the staves and introductions containing information on the composers/arrangers; performance notes; and literal English translations.
Songlist: Ba Jun Zan | Magnificent Horses, Diu Diu Dang Ah | Old Train Song, Dui Hua | Antiphonal Flower Song, Gai Tau Hong Mei | Street Calls, Ge Lao Huan Ge | Happy Song of the Gelao, Hong Dou Ci | Red Bean Poem, Ken Chun Ni | Cultivating Spring Soil, Kuai Le De Ju Hui | Happy ReunionLok Sui Tien | Rainy Days, Mo Li Hua | Jasmine Flower, Mu Ge | Shepherd’s Song, Pao Ma Liu Liu Di Shan Shang | Horses Run on the Mountain, Qing Chun Wu Qu | Dance of Youth, Ru Meng Ling | Like a Dream, Seui Diu Go Tau | Under the Mid-Autumn Moon, Shui Guang Lian Yan | Ripples Glisten Away, Shui Xian Hua | Narcissus Flower, Tin O O | Dark Clouds, Xiao He Tang Shui | Flowing Creek, Xiao Huang Li Niao | Little Oriole, Yang Guan San Die | Parting at Yangguan Pass, Yi Wang | To Forget
Review: 16 contemporary sacred works for mixed voices. Exciting new choral works by some of the most highly regarded British choral composers of our time - from Jonathan Dove and Howard Goodall to Judith Bingham and Jonathan Harvey. Contemporary settings of key sacred texts such as Agnus Dei, Gloria, and The Lord is my shepherd, for use in concerts, church services, and choral evensongs throughout the year. Includes accompanied and unaccompanied works for mixed-voice choirs (four to eight parts), from intermediate to more advanced level. Introduction and commentary with valuable rehearsal and performance tips by internationally acclaimed British choral conductor Simon Halsey
Songlist: A Blessing, Absolon, My Son, Adoro Te, Agnus Dei, A Song of the New Jerusalem, Ave Maria, The Call, God be in my head, Gloria (from Missa Brevis, Jubilate Deo, Let all the world in every corner sing, The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23) , Oculi omnium, Remember, O Lord, The Souls of the Righteous, Now let us sing (Worcester Introit
Review: Hymns from King's is a volume of 20 hymn arrangements for choir and keyboard by Stephen Cleobury - Director of Music at King's College Cambridge for more than 25 years. Covering the entire church year, Hymns from King's is not just a book of descants - it also contains varied arrangements and accompaniments for many of the most popular hymns sung not only at King's College, but also in churches around the world.
Songlist: O come, O come Emmanuel, Christians awake, salute the happy morn, As with gladness men of old, My song is love unknown, Jesus Christ is risen today, Thine be the Glory, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty, Come ye thankful people, come, All creatures of our God and king, Alleluia, sing to Jesus, Just as I am, without one plea, Let all mortal flesh, Abide with me, O God our help in ages past, Lord of all hopefulness, Love divine, all loves excelling, Now thank we all our God, Praise my soul, the king of heaven, Glorious things of thee are spoken
Review: The Book of New Introits is a collection of over thirty short pieces, ideal for opening any service or concert. The selected works span the church year and are wide-ranging in style and scoring, but have been selected for accessibility and interest.
Songlist: Prayer of St Katharine, Christe Arise, Holy is the true light, Candlemas Carol, O Saviour of the world, Eternal Grace, Crux fidelis, I have laboured sore, Love is come again, I will arise , God has highly exalted him, Trinit , Christ was the word, I have done what is mine to do, Present yourselves as a living sacrifice, We will remember them, O Lord, Blessed are the pure in heart, Nisi Dominus , O Immaculata Virgo Maria, O Lord, thou knowest, Save us, O Lord, The Lord hath spoken , My Jesus, I love thee, Come unto me, Misericordias Domini, Fear nothing, The Lord is at hand, He that hath my commandments, The Call
Review: 30 classic and contemporary Disney songs especially arranged for teen singers.
Songlist: Can You Feel The Love Tonight, If I Can't Love Her, Me, You've Got A Friend In Me, Someday (Esmeralda's Prayer), Santa Fe, Go The Distance, Strangers Like Me, You'll Be In My Heart, When She Loved Me, Proud Of Your Boy, Wherever The Trail May Lead, The Bare Necessities, One Step Closer, Breaking Free, What I've Been Looking For, Le Festin, Fathoms Below, Her Voice, The Spirit Of Adventure, A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes, Gaston, Give A Little Whistle, Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life For Me), I've Got No Strings, Les Poissons, The Lord Is Good To Me, When I See An Elephant Fly, When You Wish Upon A Star
Review: The King of Pop is gone but his music will surely live forever. "Thriller" - Perhaps the most iconic song of the 80s is finally available as an a cappella arrangement! Rhythmic, full, fun to sing, yet not too complex so your singers will be able to tackle a few signature dance moves while they sing. Zombies optional. "Man In The Mirror" - Featured on the 2013 season of NBC's The Sing-Off, the #1 hit by Michael Jackson has a sweetness that speaks directly to the heart. Lending itself to multiple soloists and vocal pairings, this is a perfect arrangement to showcase your talented singers! "Don't Stop the Music" - From the popular movie Pitch Perfect, this irresistible vocal arrangement of the 2008 chart hit by Rihanna is unstoppable!
Songlist: Thriller, Man In The Mirror, Don't Stop the Music
Review: First, We Sing! Songbook Two is a collection of 18 more children's songs, rhymes and games from around the world, selected, transcribed and annotated by Dr. Susan Brumfield. Whether you are looking for new songs to add to your repertoire, or for new ways to teach familiar favorites, Songbook Two is loaded with more fresh ideas for the music class. This second volume in a series designed to bring delightfully singable songs and practical pedagogy together is perfect for use in both home and school. Songbook Two also features extension activities for the classroom, historical references, pedagogical indices and suggestions for including these songs in the First We Sing! literacy-based music series available from Hal Leonard. This second volume comes with a Sing-along CD recording featuring Inner Voices, a group of 8-12 year old singers from The West Texas Children's Chorus. This enhanced CD also offers PDF songsheets for projection or print options. Songbook Two includes suggestions for Orff instruments and recorder, along with seasonal and holiday songs, singing games and songs just for fun. Ideally suited for teaching musical skills, this collection provides a vocabulary of music and play from which children can draw today. Adults and kids of all ages will discover the fun and enjoyment of listening, learning, singing and playing these songs for generations to come! ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.
Songlist: Nine Hundred Miles, Skip To My Lou, Sailing On The Ocean, Bluebells, Cockleshells, Dry Bones Come Skipping, Autumn Canon, Let Me Out, Madalina Catalina, Strawberries, Mbombela (The Train Comes), Duerme Pronto (El Canto De Madre), Green Sally Up, Oro, My Little Boat, Ye Toop Doram, Pop Goes The Weasel, Ships Are Sailing, Going Down To Cairo, Needle's Eye
Review: Now you can team up with a fantastic vocalist to make beautiful music from ten of Broadway's most beloved duet moments! This collection includes a CD with example vocals on each song plus separate background tracks so you can sing along. Songs: What Do the Simple Folk Do - We Kiss in a Shadow - Summer Nights - I Remember It Well - Think of Me - People Will Say We're in Love - Bess, You Is My Woman Now - Make Believe - It Only Takes a Moment - All I Ask of You.
Songlist: WHAT DO THE SIMPLE FOLK DO KEY F-G, WE KISS IN A SHADOW KEY Ab, SUMMER NIGHTS KEY D, I REMEMBER IT WELL KEY Eb, THINK OF ME KEY Bb, PEOPLE WILL SAY WE'RE IN LOVE KEY D, BESS YOU IS MY WOMAN NOW KEY Bb - Eb, MAKE BELIEVE KEY E, IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT KEY A, ALL I ASK OF YOU KEY Db
Style: Show Tunes
Review: Sing! is a complete program of effective and efficient vocal warm-ups suitable for all styles of singing. Produced by a world-class vocal coach working with singers in musical theatre, opera, rock, folk and jazz this little book and its complementary audio content explain how the human voice works and how to use it to maximum effect while at the same time protecting it from strain or injury. The 39 exercises have been developed to help you refine vocal techniques with the aid of audio examples that encourage you to participate as you might in a live watrm-up session. Also featuring a download card that gives you access to online audio and spoken instructions so that your voice will be in the best shape possible for any performance.
Songlist: Sing Well, Sing Low, Sing Supported, Sing Long, Sing Freely, Sing Clearly, Sing Out!
Review: Adapted from the Pentatonix cover of this song by Clean Bandit, this is an awesome vocal showcase for pop and show groups from high school and up! Irresistible! VoiceTrax CD includes a full performance of the primary voicing, accompaniment only and part-predominant tracks for each voice part of each voicing.
Songlist: Rather Be
Review: Belting is a strong way of big singing that has become very popular in contemporary styles. It is heard in everything from rock to hip-hop to pop to musical theater to the plethora of award shows. However, not only is there much confusion and misinformation about how to belt well, if done poorly belting can actually damage the voice. Numerous famous singers have belted their way to injury or even lost their voices, sometimes permanently. Many voice teachers believe (incorrectly) that belting is simply bad, physically and aesthetically. So, singing students are getting mixed messages. They hear their favorite artists belt-singing throughout their favorite music, yet the resources teaching healthy belting techniques are few and far between. Belting for the Contemporary Singer seeks to remedy the situation. The fact is, belting can be done well and without causing injury. This book presents the facts about belting, what approaches work and which to avoid. Its online video and audio demonstrate good techniques and exercises.
Songlist: What Ids Belting Exactly?, Dynamics, Becoming Vocally Flexible and Agile, Air: The Source of Your Belting Power, The Vocal Anatomy of Belting, Larynx: Your Tone Generator, Belting Techniques That Work, The Healthy Belting Voice, Exercises For Belting, Breath Management
Review: Bring on the snow with fresh, new arrangements of holiday favorites that shuffle and swing! And for the grand finale, Irving Berlin's classic White Christmas is sure to be an unforgettable musical experience for singers and audiences alike! Great for choir, classroom and community, these songs have been carefully adapted for young unison voices with optional harmony for added fun. The Piano/Vocal Collection offers fully accompanied songs, and the Singer Edition comes in paks of 10 with vocal parts only. Perform these holiday gems live or with the professionally-produced recordings available on a separate performance/accompaniment CD. Suggested for grades 4-8. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.
Songlist: Little Saint Nick, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, White Christmas
Review: Baton Basics is a unique approach to the teaching of conducting, based upon the concept of conveying weight, resistance, and energy, combined with size, beat placement, and speed, through gestures and motions that you already know, in order to communicate a better concept of musical sound to the musicians.Learn how to communicate music through gestures, by training the muscles of your fingers, hands, wrist, forearm, and full arm. Release body tension, improve your posture, and develop a deeper sense of calm on the podium through overall body and breathing exercises.Explore the concepts and diagrams of Max Rudolph, and the Ilya Musin and Hideo Saito conducting methods, and learn how to best incorporate these into your own technique, along with excercises for conducting cues, fermatas, recitative, controlling tempo, showing dynamics, and conducting crescendos and diminuendos. Learn which gestures are most effective in producing specific types of sounds, musical attacks, and releases.Baton Basics features over 60 video examples on a companion web site and 120 detailed illustrations to help you improve your conducting technique. Baton Basics can be used by a student just starting out, or by professional conductors who have been conducting for many years. It is a valuable took for anyone interested in expanding their vocabulary of conducting gestures.
Songlist: The Body, - The Feet, - Grounding the Lower Body, - The Waist and The Back, - Lifting the Ribcage and Opening the Chest, - The Head, - The Shoulders, - The Arms, - The Wrist and Fingers, - The Face and Eyes, Motion and Gestures, Connecting with the Sound, Applying and Combining Gestures, Controlling Tempo and Volume
Review: Celebrate the music of The Beatles with this one-of-a-kind collection! These five classic hits have been adapted specifically for young unison voices, with optional harmony for some added fun. Perfect for group singing in the classroom, choir or community, these arrangements will be a blast to rehearse and perform! The Piano/Vocal Collection offers fully accompanied songs, and the Singer Edition comes in handy paks of ten with vocal parts only. Check out the professionally-produced recording available separately, for performance and accompaniment possibilities! Suggested for grades 4-8. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.
Songlist: Can't Buy Me Love, Octopus's Garden, Drive My Car, A Hard Day's Night, Here Comes The Sun
Review: Legendary foursome High Society's (Connie Noble, Kim Hulbert, Sandy Shelver and Pat Vozza) being named Sweet Adelines International Quartet Champions in 1976 led to a long, wonderful career, with concerts all over North America, a USO Tour and four top-selling albums, "High Society," "On the Road Again," "By Design" and "Fascinatin'." For all their loyal fans over the years, and for those who have never had the chance to savor the buttery harmonies, sweet leads and ringing, hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck-tingling held chords of one of Sweet Adelines' all-time great champions, we would highly recommend "Celebrating High Society." A 2-CD collection of 51 tunes, "Celebrating" leaves none of the good stuff out, including every song on their four best-selling albums! All of our favorites, "Take Me to the Land of Jazz," "Get Happy," "Top Hat Medley," "Jump Shout Boogie," "Tin Roof Boogie," "Java Jive," "In My Life," "Crazy," "Fred Astaire Medley," "Lazy River," "Lullaby of Birdland"... they're all here. Treat yourself to a tasty banquet of very Sweet Adelines!
Songlist: Tree In The Meadow, Take Me To The Land Of Jazz, Jazz Baby, As Time Goes By, Jazz Came Up The River, I'll Always Be In Love With You, Someone To Watch Over Me, There's No Business Like Show Business, Didn't We, Get Happy, That Old Feeling, 42nd Street, Top Hat Medley, On the Road Again, How Could You Believe Me Medley, Everything Old Is New Again, Thank You World, Weekend In New England, I Don't Want To Walk Without You, Jump Shout Boogie, God Bless America, Here's To The Winners, I Got Rhythm Medley, Church Bells Are Ringing For Mary, Tin Roof Blues, London By Night, The Secret Of Christmas, Joshua Medley, On The Road Again, A Little Bit Of Happiness, Java Jive, I Want You With Me, They All Laughed, In My Life, I'm Beginning To See The Light, Coloring Book, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, The Man That Got Away, Oliver Medley, Fascinatin' Rhythm, Gotta Be This Or That/Undecided, Crazy, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Little Girl Blue, Skylark, It' s The Talk Of The Town, Fred Astaire Medley, The Man I Love, Lazy River, If You Love Me, Really Love Me, Lullaby Of Birdland
Review: 25 songs arranged exactly how The King sang them, including: All Shook Up - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Burning Love - Can't Help Falling in Love - Don't Be Cruel (To a Heart That's True) - Heartbreak Hotel - It's Now or Never - A Little Less Conversation - Love Me Tender - Return to Sender - Suspicious Minds - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - The Wonder of You - and more.
Songlist: Loving You, Too Much, All Shook Up, Love Me, Heartbreak Hotel, Don't, An American Trilogy, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, A Little Less Conversation, Burning Love, Little Sister, Can't Help Falling In Love, Cryin' In The Chapel, (You're The) Devil In Disguise, Don't Be Cruel (To A Heart That's True), (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I, I Need Your Love Tonight, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, It's Now Or Never, Love Me Tender, Return To Sender, Suspicious Minds, (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear, Wear My Ring Around Your Neck, The Wonder Of You
Review: The singing on this disc is exemplary, as is the case with the other Gottwald recordings on CARUS by the Saar-brucken Chamber Choir. The new CD features instead the South West German Vocal Ensemble, based in Stuttgart, clearly a center of choral excellence; consider also the Gachinger Kantorei and Freider Bernius's Stuttgart Chamber Choir... This is clearly a recording to treasure. --Choral Journal, Nov 2014
Songlist: Erinnerung, Wo Die Schonen Trompeten Blasen, Um Mitternacht , Die Zwei Blauen Augen, Urlicht, Ich Bin Der Welt Abhanden Gekommen, Scheiden Und Meiden, Die Stille Stadt, Laue Sommernacht, Bei Dir Ist Es Traut, Es Sungen Drei Engel, Im Abendrot
Review: Perfect pitch - also called absolute pitch - has been a source of endless fascination for hundreds of years. The ability to recognize musical tones with no reference is often viewed as a kind of magical power, a gift that only a select few musicians are born with, a skill that cannot be learned. But perfect pitch is largely a misunderstood phenomenon. The Hal Leonard Perfect Pitch Method is designed to help you develop a sense of perfect pitch. In the process, your overall musicianship will benefit and you'll start listening to music on a deeper level and getting more satisfaction from it. At the heart of this book is a series of 49 ear-training sessions, one per day for seven weeks, using the included CDs or the online audio. Many of the lessons include three separate drills. You can do just one and save the others for later, or all three at the same time. Take your time, advancing to the next session only when you're satisfied with your results on the previous session. Pretty soon, you'll notice a marked improvement in your pitch acuity!
Songlist: What Is Perfect Pitch?, What Is Relative Pitch?, Other Frequently Asked Questions, How To Use This Book, Notes and Color, Starting Off On The Right Foot, Audiation, Session Prep, Listening Sessions, Answer Keys For Questions
Review: When we first heard and saw these seven beautiful singers, on the stage of the 1999 National Harmony Sweeps Finals in San Rafael, CA, they were the NY Regional Champs, a gospel group called "Seven," recently formed as a group and unknown on the a cappella scene. A sublime 12 minute set later they were the surprise winners, and these talented, soulful men have never looked back since then! Their latest release, of many excellent albums and DVDs we've praised in the Singers.com catalog, "Hidden in Plain Sight," is a wonder, and has drawn superstar-like attention. Difficult to pick favorites among these 14 cuts, but a cover of Coldplay's hit "Fix You," an audience favorite on their live shows, also stands out for us, "Galileo" features a wonderful (and actually licensed) sample of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," and the gorgeous, elemental "Mahalia" samples Mahalia Jackson's "Trouble of the World" while giving a nod to the group's spiritual roots. Other favorites are what group front man Roger Thomas calls "Hybrids," where the group takes well-known songs like Wham's "Everything She Wants" and makes it the impetus for their own song, "Life Goes On;" and the group imitates all the instruments on Art of Noise's "Moments in Love," bringing their own song into the mix. "Rhapsody to the Queen" is another favorite of the group's eight originals on the album. It's clear to us how much Naturally 7 has become the cutting edge in the a cappella world by all the reviewers who rave about how 7 showcases the "awesome power of the human voice." This is what we've been talking about for decades when reviewing truly transcendent, envelope-pushing artists. Naturally 7 has clearly risen to this rare, atmospheric level, and we would invite you to celebrate this achievement with us by treating yourself to "Hidden in Plain Sight!"
Songlist: Tempus Fugit (Motus1), Keep The Customer Satisfied, Rhapsody of the Queen, Can't Take The Credit, Galileo feat. Queen, Moments (Ive Been Loved), Life Goes On, Put You On To This, Fix You, Need You With Me, Mahalia, Take It (Golden Gates), Run Away, Eppur Si Muove (Motus V)
Review: Sing and Celebrate 4! provides everything you need for developing younger elementary choirs in your church! Designed for grades K-4, Sing and Celebrate 4! contains a variety of general and seasonal songs for use throughout the church year. Packed with lesson plans, teaching resources, and rehearsal planning ideas, this collection gives you all the tools necessary for building a successful, engaging choir program in one value-packed Book/CD! The enhanced StudioTrax CD features accompaniment and performance tracks, along with reproducible singers' pages and colorful PDF song charts for projection options! Songs, both familiar and new, along with fun, creative teaching plans will nurture the musical and spiritual growth of your singers to last a lifetime. Songs include: All Night, All Day (General), God Made Me (General), Luke 6:31 (The Golden Rule) (General), Thanksgiving Day and Every Day (Thanksgiving), We Wait for Him (Advent), Do You See the Christmas Star? (Christmas), Jesus Is Born, Let the Earth Rejoice! (Christmas), Prepare the Way for Jesus (Palm Sunday), Jesus Is Risen! Sing for Joy! (Easter), A Gift from God (Mother's Day/Father's Day/Family). Also available in the Sing and Celebrate! series: the original Sing and Celebrate! (35028238), Sing and Celebrate 2! (35028755), Sing and Celebrate 3! (35029219) ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.
Songlist: All Night, All Day, God Made Me, Luke 6:31 (The Golden Rule), Thanksgiving Day And Every Day, We Wait For Him, Do You See The Christmas Star?, Jesus Is Born, Let The Earth Rejoice!, Prepare The Way For Jesus, Jesus Is Risen! Sing For Joy!, A Gift From God
Review: This book features authentic transcriptions in the original keys of a dozen of the biggest hits from country/pop crossover superstar Taylor Swift in voice with piano accompaniment format: Back to December - Blank Space - I Knew You Were Trouble - Love Story - Mean - Our Song - Shake It Off - Teardrops on My Guitar - 22 - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - White Horse - You Belong with Me.
Songlist: Our Song, Love Story, Shake It Off, Teardrops On My Guitar, You Belong With Me, White Horse, Mean, Back To December, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, I Knew You Were Trouble, 22, Blank Space
Review: A delightful musical journey from Iceland to Italy via the coasts of Scandinavia and England. Includes Norwegian hymns, Italian Laude, English medieval carols and chants from the Icelandic Office of St Thorlak plus new music commissioned by Trio Mediaeval.
Songlist: Vespers Reponsory, Ama, Ave rex angelorum, Ecce quod natura mutat sua jura, Ave maria stella, Vespers Antiphon And Psalm I,II,III, Ioseph fili David, Ave regina caelorum, Alleluia: A Newe Work, Morgonljos, Vespers Antiphon And Psalm IV / V, Fammi cantar l'amor, Gud unde oss her at leve sa, Benedicti e llaudati, Klokkeljom, Special Antiphon, Ingen vinner frem til den evige ro, Fryd dig du Kristi brud, I Hamrinum, Vale dulcis amice
Review: Vocal Repair is a singing curriculum specifically designed for the tired, over-taxed, and recovering voice. Whether you have been over-singing, yelling at a game or party, or have had to take time off from singing due to an illness or injury, Vocal Repair can help you gently get your voice back into good health. And it is an excellent supplement to vocal therapy or voice lessons. Vocal Repair emphasizes the importance of singing "mezza voce" (half voice), not pushing or straining, and slowly building the strength to sing through the entire CD. Ariella Vaccarino, creator of Voice Lessons To Go, guides you through the singing exercises, providing explanations and vocal examples to piano accompaniment.Singers, Actors, Teachers, Speakers, Dancers - This is an inexpensive tool to help maintain and recover a healthy voice.Vocal Repair can be an excellent companion to Ariella's other Voice Lessons To Go CDs for when your voice feels tired and needs a gentle tune-up. It is also a wonderful program to gently warm the voice down after a long day of speaking or singing promoting good long lasting vocal health.
Review: One of Germanys best-loved classical performers joins forces with a legendary close-harmony group for a winter-themed album to bring warmth to the dark months of the year: Albrecht Mayer & The Kings Singers. The pairing of probably the worlds most famous and accomplished oboist, with the UKs celebrated vocal ensemble The Kings Singers is a heavenly musical partnership. The interplay of colors, melodies and harmonies between these performers enchant and delight in Baroque, classical and seasonal favorites. Mayer, the oboist with the magical tone, is renowned for the sublime singing quality of his playing. On Let It Snow the tone of his oboe blends magnificently with the silky sounds of a group that has been entertaining audiences across the globe since 1968. This specially chosen mixed-genre program is woven around the theme of winter: snow, ice, fireplaces, sleigh rides, Christmas, New Years, Chanukah.
Songlist: Let It Snow, Adagio, Baby, It's Cold Outside, She Moved Through The County Fair, Aleih Neiri, Winter, Es Ist ein Ros' entsprungen, Jingle Bells, What Child Is This?, Sinfonia, The Wild Wood Carol, Frhlingstraum, Srnade d'hiver
Review: The King's Singers explore the folk songs and melodies of the world in a new program entitled Postcards. "In our travels we have amassed a wonderful collection of folk songs and popular songs from numerous countries, many of which we use as encores when we visit," said KS, "The influences and sources are extraordinarily far-ranging, and each song has its own local characteristics. To celebrate the diversity of music that we perform and the numerous countries we visit each concert season, we have recorded an album of some of our favorite folk songs from around the world."
Songlist: Feller from Fortune , Tico Tico no Fuba, Es dunkelt schon in der Heide, Star of the County Down, My love is like a red, red rose, Jeg gik mig ud en sommerdag, Vito, Contigo Aprendi, Zai no yao yuan de di fang, Suo Gan, Egoli, Baylere, Little David play on your harp, Esti Dal, Mein kleiner gruner Kaktus, Arrirang, Pokarekare Ana, Oak and the Ash, Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare), Tuoll on mun kultani, Botany Bay, Pasional
Review: There Is No Rose explores a wealth of repertoire drawn from the compositional output for female voices, from a wonderful group of British composers. The first part of the CD celebrates the centenary of one of the most prolific British composers of the 20th century, Benjamin Britten, while the rest of the program includes such gems as an incredibly moving setting by Tarik O Regan of a poignant poem by Anglican priest-poet Mark Pryce, a world-premiere recording of the haunting Coventry Carol set for four-part female choir by Lionel Salter, and Elgar s The Snow, a real showpiece for Les Sirenes and one of the works that secured their place in the Grand Final of Choir of the Year 2012!
Songlist: A Ceremony of Carols, Sweet was the Song, The Song of the Woman, The Oxen , Bring Rest, Sweet Dreaming Child , The Coventry Carol, Jesu, Thou the Virgin-Born, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, A Lullaby for Becky, The Snow, Deck the Halls, Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day, A Merry Christmas
Review: If you're a choir director looking for an authentic contemporary sound from your choir, this DVD shows you how to work with the three essential components: choir, soloists, and band. Jeannie Gagne and other contemporary music experts discuss and demonstrate techniques in contemporary styles such as rock, folk, country, and jazz. Jeannie Gagne is a vocalist, experienced choir director, co-creator of the hymnal "Singing the Journey", songwriter/composer, author of "Your Singing Voice", and Berklee College of Music professor in both contemporary and classical singing.
Songlist: The choir's role: support or lead, Making the transition from classical to contemporary styles, Vocal production, Rhythm and movement: putting it in the body, The five rhythm options in contemporary music, Having fun and taking chances, Getting off book: connecting with the audience, Choosing soloists who can tell the story, Recruiting from the choir: experience and encouragement, Microphone technique, Listening and imitation: knowing the genre, Developing an individual sound, Vocal coaching demonstrations, Baring the soul - singing from the heart, Band instrument configuration and the band as timekeeper, Music styles: finding the right musicians, Band charts: sheet music vs. lead sheets, Band rehearsal sessions, Putting it together with choir and soloists
Beyond The Sea
Review: Pride of Orange County, CA, Lead Sean Devine, formerly of the much-beloved Alley Cats, Tenor Shawn York, Baritone Patrick Claypool and Bass Cory Hunt of OC Times rose quickly in the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Quartet standings, placing 18th in 2004, 5th in 2005, 2nd in 2007 and finally winning Gold in 2008! Since then the group has been touring nationally and internationally extensively, finally pausing long enough in LA's The Greene Room for Marc Greene to work his magic on their aptly-titled third album, "The Road." There are 13 classic, feel-good tunes here, some of our favorites are Fats Domino's soulful hit "I'm Walkin'," Elvis Presley's "Good Luck Charm," Brian Wilson's poignant anthem "In My Room," The Tune Weavers' "Happy Happy Birthday Baby," Bobby Darin's hit "Beyond The Sea," Josh Turner's "Why Don't We Just Dance," Lennon & McCartney's "If I Fell," a sweet "Just My Imagination/My Girl" Medley, and Bob Dylan's "Wagon Wheel." Top-drawer arrangements, pitch-perfect harmonies, unbelievably soaring closing chords - the Times has it all. Want to listen to one of Barbershop's all time best do their stuff? Hit "The Road!"
Songlist: I'm Walkin', Good Luck Charm, What's Your Name?, All I Do Is Dream Of You, In My Room, Happy Happy Birthday Baby, Beyond The Sea, What Don't We Just Dance?, If I Fell, Just My Imagination /My Girl, Wagon Wheel, From The First Hello, One More Chance
Review: Tom Gentry, one of the foremost barbershop arrangers, has given us this playful, welcoming creation. It captures the spirit and character of the song. Note that the downbeat of measures 48 has a short note to emphasize "Don't Grouse". The soaring harmonies and special treatments for individual parts are a delight to the ear. Sing it with joyous mirth!
Songlist: Consider Yourself
Review: After being crowned 2009 Barbershop Harmony Society Quartet Champions, Crossroads has become one of the most sought-after a cappella foursomes in the world, performing in Germany, France, Finland, the U.K., Spain and all over the United States. First coming together as a group in 2007, Tenor Fred, Lead Mike, Bass Jim and Baritone Brandon found that they shared a genuine friendship rooted in faith, family, harmony and a love of great music. And that has given them the opportunity to share their music with audiences all over the world! "The Simple life," their 3rd album, features 11 finely crafted and arranged tunes. Some of our favorites are the Ella Fitzgerald renditions of the title track, "Give Me the Simple Life" and the sultry lament "Angel Eyes;" the Deep River Boys' 1941 version of the 1876 song "My Grandfather's Clock;" Michael Buble's hit single "Hold On," Lerner & Lowe's classic "Gigi," Ron Miller and Orlando Murden's "For Once in My Life," the traditional hymn "Rock My Soul;" Cole Porter's "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" and Robert Lowry and Mrs. A. S. Hawkes' deeply moving "I Need Thee Every Hour." "The Simple life" is a powerful collection from one of Barbershop's most talented and beloved champions, Crossroads.
Songlist: Give Me The Simple Life, Angel Eyes, My Grandfather's Clock, Hold On, Children, Go Where I Send Thee, Gigi, A Word On My Ear (I'm Tone Deaf), For Once In My L1fe, Rock My Soul (In The Bosom of Abraham), Someone Like You, Blow, Gabriel, Blow, I Need Thee Every Hour
Review: These great collections let men sing four-part a cappella harmony with a professionally recorded barbershop quartet. The books include TTBB parts and the CDs feature full performances. Just turn on the CD, open the book, pick your part, and sing along!
Songlist: Do You Hear What I Hear?, (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays , I'll Be Home For Christmas, It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Little Saint Nick , We Need A Little Christmas, White Christmas
Review: One of the most powerful live performers of her time, Nina Simone mixed jazz, blues, soul, classical and more to create a genre all her own. This book features authentic transcriptions in the original keys of 23 Simone classics in voice with piano accompaniment format: Feeling Good - He Needs Me - I Loves You Porgy - I Put a Spell on You - It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - It Might As Well Be Spring - Little Girl Blue - My Baby Just Cares for Me - Solitude - Willow Weep for Me - Work Song - Young, Gifted and Black - and more.
Songlist: If I Should Lose You, Work Song, Solitude, He Needs Me, Night Song, Lilac Wine, Young, Gifted And Black, Take Me To The Water, If You Knew, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Feeling Good, For All We Know, Children Go Where I Send You, I Loves You, Porgy, It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), It Might As Well Be Spring, Little Girl Blue, Love Me Or Leave Me, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Something Wonderful, The Twelfth Of Never, Willow Weep For Me, I Put A Spell On You
Review: Here are authentic vocal piano arrangements - all in their original keys - of 11 popular songs from Chris Mann, the classically trained singer who propelled to fame in the second season of The Voice. Titles: Always on My Mind - Ave Maria - Cuore - Falling - Longer - My Way - Need You Now - On a Night like This - Roads - Unless You Mean It - Viva La Vida.
Songlist: Ave Maria, My Way, Always On My Mind, On A Night Like This, Viva La Vida, Need You Now, Falling, Cuore, Unless You Mean It, Roads, Longer