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Jon Washburn Collection

Jon Washburn is the Conductor and Artistic Director of Canada's outstanding professional vocal ensemble, the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Well known internationally for his mastery of choral technique and interpretation, Washburn travels widely as guest conductor, lecturer, clinician, and master teacher.

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Pacem : SATB : Don Macdonald : Sheet Music : 50600844 : 888680665579 : 1495088235

Don Macdonald : Pacemnew

With a quiet and free opening solo on a single pitch imploring Peace, not war, the stage is set for a passionate and heart-felt song of peace. Seven statements of peace populate this powerful anthem ending with Si vis pacem para pactem (If you want peace, agree to keep the peace).

Arranger: Don Macdonald

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A Stephen Foster Medley : SATB : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : WW1372 : 884088066086

Jon Washburn : A Stephen Foster Medley

This glorious piece of Americana includes familiar melodies such as 'Camptown Races,' 'Beautiful Dreamer,' and 'Oh, Susanna' and would be a wonderful feature item for a concert program. Offers tantalizing possibilities for performance and staging.

Arranger: Jon Washburn

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Ave Maria : SATB divisi : 50486441 : Sheet Music : 50486441 : 884088127374 : 1423423461

: Ave Maria

The rich harmonies and striking textures of this work by Lithuanian composer Jonas Tamulionis (b. 1949) will enrich the repertoire of all advanced choirs. Duration: Approx. 4:40. Recorded by Ave Vita, conductor Kastytis Barisas. Used by permission.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
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Bonny Portmore : SATB divisi : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 08501518 : 073999239362

Jon Washburn : Bonny Portmore

An Irish folksong popularized by Loreena McKennitt, this arrangement offers a showcase alto solo supported by lush choral harmonies and an accessible piano accompaniment.

Arranger: Jon Washburn

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Chinese Melodies - Two Songs on Love and Nature : SATB divisi : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : WW1360 : 884088065966

Jon Washburn : Chinese Melodies - Two Songs on Love and Nature

Unusual and charming but not unduly difficult, this fun arrangement by honored Canadian choral master Jon Washburn can be sung in either transliterated Chinese or in English. Includes 'Kang Ding Love Song' and 'Looking for Plum Blossoms in the Snow.' Duration: approx. 4:00

Arranger: Jon Washburn

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Dona Nobis Pacem : SATB : 50600078 : Sheet Music : 50600078 : 888680041762 : 1495008509

: Dona Nobis Pacem

Incorporating the traditional melody that we all associate with this title, Jon Washburn has composed a new melody and overlays the word Peace spoken in 40 languages. Scored for double choir, there is a beautiful antiphonal effect that adds to the sense of Peace being encouraged by the choir.

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Hear My Prayer, O Lord : SSATB : 50600088 : Sheet Music : 50600088 : 888680041861 : 1495008606

: Hear My Prayer, O Lord

This haunting, introspective plea for relief begins as a near-whisper and rises to an intense clangor. Through the mantra-like repetition and gradual transformation of the words from this timeless Psalm, we enter and experience a world of intense spiritual conflict and resolution. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.

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I Love the Lord (Psalm 116) : SATB : 50486218 : Sheet Music : 50486218 : 884088063047 : 1423410548

: I Love the Lord (Psalm 116)

This setting of Psalm 116 is an exuberant expression of joy. A concert showpiece! (From the Jon Washburn G. Schirmer Choral Series) Recorded by the Vancouver Chamber Choir. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Performance Time: Approx. 3:20

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Kyrie Eleison (Lord, Have Mercy) (from Requiem for Peace) : SATB divisi : 50486434 : Sheet Music : 50486434 : 884088126049 : 1423422848

: Kyrie Eleison (Lord, Have Mercy) (from Requiem for Peace)

Part of a larger work, Requiem for Peace, this piece was built on a cantus firmus melody by Kuni Murai and honors the suffering civilians of the world who have been caught in the cross fire between warring nations. Duration: ca. 5:00. Recording used by permission of Larry Nickel.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
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La Llorona : SATB : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 50600487 : 888680602673 : 1495057445

Jon Washburn : La Llorona

This heartfelt Mexican folksong features altos for much of the melody, a strumming piano accompaniment (or harp), glistening women's glissandi and a soaring soprano solo descant. In Spanish.

Arranger: Jon Washburn

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
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Last Night of Stars : SATB divisi : 50600424 : Sheet Music : 50600424 : 888680097035 : 149505179X

: Last Night of Stars

A profoundly beautiful text describes a child in her bed at night, staring out of her high-rise window at a view obscured by a thick haze, her bedroom flooded with sounds from the city. Such a child may turn out to be the voice that brings about the changes needed to remedy our relationship with the planet. This original and hopeful text by the composer is set in a unique, somewhat jazzy style.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
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Le Pont Mirabeau (The Bridge Mirabeau) : SATB : 08501422 : Sheet Music : 08501422 : 073999627626

: Le Pont Mirabeau (The Bridge Mirabeau)

French poet Guillaume Apollinaire's musing on lost love takes on a quintessential French sound. Easily accessible to a good high school choir. In French, with a singable English translation by Jon Washburn.

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Litanei : SATB : 50499595 : Sheet Music : 50499595 : 884088991821 : 1480383031

: Litanei

This beautiful lied by Franz Schubert is skillfully arranged for SATB choir by Jon Washburn. A perfect closing or encore to an all Schubert or German program. Written for All Saints Day, this is also perfect in the sacred setting.

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Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming : SATB : John Washburn : Sheet Music : 08501478 : 073999698978

John Washburn : Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

With its expanded meter to 5/4, this beautiful song from late 1400 in a setting by Jon Washburn creates a sense of space and timelessness like in a large cathedral. Great for good high school choirs or advanced church choirs. Unaccompanied.

Arranger: John Washburn

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Love, Will We Stay : SATB : 50499596 : Sheet Music : 50499596 : 884088991838 : 148038304X

: Love, Will We Stay

Long, legato lines and shifting tonal centers describe this setting by Matthew Emery of this famous James Joyce poem. Speaking of the power of both love and music and how they intertwine and collide, the musical setting is sensitive and powerful and will be a favorite of a good high school or collegiate choir. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.

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Lullaby : SATB : Josh Groban : Josh Groban : Sheet Music : 50600423 : 888680097004 : 1495051757

Josh Groban : Lullaby

In this setting, the composer employs warm, lush harmonic language along with a lovely, lyrical treatment of the familiar bedtime poem by Thomas Dekker. It was premiered at the Vancouver Chamber Choir's semi-annual Youth and Music concert in 2015.

Composer: Josh Groban

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O Nata Lux : SATB divisi : 50600460 : Sheet Music : 50600460 : 888680103507 : 1495054829

: O Nata Lux

Inspired by the astonishing Thomas Tallis setting of the same text and using Tallis's original melody in the final refrain, this work from Swiss composer Ivo Antognini is full of shimmering chords and surprising harmonic inventions. Highly recommended for accomplished choirs and ensembles.

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Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) : SATB divisi : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 50498573 : 884088792282 : 1476867984

Jon Washburn : Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)

Jon Washburn has crafted a lush and dramatic setting of this traditional Japanese folksong. Using the choir as a traditional Japanese stringed folk instrument, Jon sets the mood with a gentle vocal accompaniment for a soprano solo. Soon the dynamics swell and the full sense of spring and the wonder of nature explode with vocal intensity, painting the picture of the arrival of spring.

Arranger: Jon Washburn

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
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Silent Night : SATB Divisi : Ivo Antognini : Franz Xaver Gruber : Sheet Music : 50499569 : 884088987916 : 148037119X

Ivo Antognini : Silent Night

The works of Swiss composer Ivo Antognini have been described as sublime. This setting of the beloved hymn by Franz Gruber certainly qualifies as sublime with the rich jazz chord voicings and unique choral textures. It may be performed by a vocal jazz group, chamber choir or larger concert ensemble for a beautiful and warm concert moment.

Arranger: Ivo Antognini | Composer: Franz Xaver Gruber

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Silver : SAB : 50498574 : Sheet Music : 50498574 : 884088792299 : 1476867992

: Silver

Jon Washburn musically draws special, deep emotions to color this evocative text by Walter de la Mare. The mood is created through the use of a glistening piano part and a brooding choral part. Vocal parts are kept in a moderate range, mood and motion with small rhythmic devices to delight and challenge the singers. Duration: ca. 3:30.

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Sing No Sad Songs for Me : SATB : 50600459 : Sheet Music : 50600459 : 888680103491 : 1495054810

: Sing No Sad Songs for Me

This text is adapted from a heartfelt poem by nineteenth century English poet Christina Rossetti. Teehan's setting is simple and lyrical, with little harmonic twists that lift it from the ordinary, giving a nostalgic feeling.

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Tell My Ma : SATB divisi : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 08501572 : 073999686883

Jon Washburn : Tell My Ma

Rollicking and upbeat, this playful setting of a traditional Irish children's song is accented with hand-clapping and foot-stomping. Limited ranges and familiar harmonies enhance its accessibility and make it a winner!

Arranger: Jon Washburn

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The Beagle and the Beluga and the Eagle's Fine Times : SATB divisi : 50600425 : Sheet Music : 50600425 : 888680097608 : 1495052052

: The Beagle and the Beluga and the Eagle's Fine Times

This is a cheerful, uptempo, jazzy setting of a children's poem originally entitled The Boogie Woogie Beagle Blues. A delightfully whimsical change-of-pace for any fine choir!

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The Bridge Builder : SATB : 50600079 : Sheet Music : 50600079 : 888680041779 : 1495008517

: The Bridge Builder

This wonderful parable by Will Allen Dromgoole has a dreamy quality and the music reflects that with a mix of soft jazz and classical stylings. Syncopated vocal accompaniment creates an effect that feels like ripples on the surface of water. The a cappella setting requires a very good choir.

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The Inn - A Ballad on Lithuanian Folksongs : SATB divisi : 50486440 : Sheet Music : 50486440 : 884088127343 : 1423423437

: The Inn - A Ballad on Lithuanian Folksongs

Based on Lithuanian folksongs, this setting portrays a wild night in a tavern, with singing, laughing, shouting and dancing. For college choirs and up, this is a perfect tour-de-force! Performance Time: Approx. 3:40

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The Swing : SATB : 50498576 : Sheet Music : 50498576 : 884088792312 : 1476868018

: The Swing

A playful, breezy and energetic setting of the Robert Louis Stevenson poem The Swing. With a gently sweeping piano accompaniment, this piece, commissioned by Jon Washburn and his Vancouver Chamber Choir, has moderate vocal ranges, no divisi and will be a concert favorite. Duration: ca. 3:30.

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There Will Come Soft Rains : SATB Divisi : 50498575 : Sheet Music : 50498575 : 884088792305 : 147686800X

: There Will Come Soft Rains

This beautiful Sara Teasdale poem presents, initially, a comforting vision of the natural beauty of a world returning to equilibrium until we realize that it can only happen after humans are removed from the natural equation. Written a century ago, this timely text is set by Rob Teehan in a lush, colorful style which will allow your choir to focus on the poignant text. Duration: ca. 3:30

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Unto Young Eternity : SATB : 50499598 : Sheet Music : 50499598 : 884088991852 : 1480383066

: Unto Young Eternity

From the pen of rapidly rising young composer Matthew Emery and winner of the 2013 ACDA Raymond W. Brock Memorial Student Composition Contest, this a cappella setting of the Robert Herrick poem is a beautiful addition to serious choral repertoire. With dramatic use of dynamics, a fresh harmonic language and a timeless text, this is a wonderful selection for college and community choirs. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.

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Who Has Seen the Wind? : SATB divisi : 50600422 : Sheet Music : 50600422 : 888680096991 : 1495051749

: Who Has Seen the Wind?

The words of this Christina Rossetti poem are simple, but spiritually profound. They speak of trusting in unknowable things, and of appreciating the miracle of our existence. The music is lyrical and contrapuntal with wide dynamic contrasts and moments for your singers to express their individual musicianship.

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Wiegenlied : SSATB : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 50499576 : 884088988012 : 1480371289

Jon Washburn : Wiegenlied

Arranged simply for mixed voices, clarinet and piano four-hands, the lovely Brahms cradle song becomes a work for reflection, healing and introspection, especially appropriate as a quiet encore or choral benediction. Optional 1 piano, 4 hands included with octavo.

Arranger: Jon Washburn

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Your Fragrance : SATB : 50486437 : Sheet Music : 50486437 : 884088126377 : 1423423089

: Your Fragrance

Set to a love poem by the Persian poet Rumi, this exotic work evokes the sounds of the Middle East. Your fragrance fills the meadow ... I hear you.... Duration: Approx. 3:30.

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Your Song : SSATB : Elton John : Elton John : Sheet Music : 50600080 : 888680041786 : 1495008525

Elton John : Your Song

Written for SSATB, semi-chorus and unison children's choir, this is the perfect ending to a concert featuring multiple ensembles. With an original text by the composer, this a cappella composition has a sense of contemporary pop a cappella style and will instantly become a favorite of singers and listeners. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.

Composer: Elton John

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