In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
A wide selection of both a cappella and accompanied vocal harmony arrangements of many different styles and voicings.
Finding arrangements of the hits of today and recent yesterdays isn’t easy, and if you can find them, they’re frequently very limited and, well, yes, often boring arrangements. But your search is over! We’ve gathered together many songbooks of the songs you’ll enjoy singing – whether it’s Billy Joel, Broadway, movie classics, the Beatles, Disney, even country & western, you’ll find it here. And you’ll love the arrangements – they’re by some of the best arrangers out there, industry leaders, educators, even a Disney musical director.
The Great American Songbook, also known as "American Standards", is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century. Although several collections of music have been published under the title, it does not refer to any actual book or specific list of songs, but to a loosely defined set including the most popular and enduring songs from the 1920s to the 1950s that were created for Broadway theatre, musical theatre, and Hollywood musical film. They have been recorded and performed by a large number and wide range of singers, instrumental bands, and jazz musicians. The Songbook comprises standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin, and also Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Richard Rodgers, and many others.
If you're a fan or performer of choral music, you know that many of the amateur ensembles tend to lean towards the same repertoire. We all know that it's not their fault - it's just hard to find a broad range of pieces of sheet music to perform, right? Er... well, actually, no. Look no further! Whether four-century-old folk music, liturgical pieces, or even a choral take on 1980's pop, we've got everything a choral fan and performer needs to expand their repertoire and make their singing the freshest experience it's ever been, including choral songbooks and sheet music from some of the top choral arrangers and ensembles of the last half-century.
Everybody loves a great show tune and over the many decades there have been innumerable songs that were not only popular in their time but have become standards that will be sung for generations to come. The live stage of course has been the source of many of these tunes not only on Broadway and the West End but also more and more from original movie musicals. Here we offer a wide selection of choral arrangements in sheet music and songbooks.
We offer tens of thousands of arrangements and so to make it easier for you to find the right song we have had great fun selecting arrangements that fit into certain specialty categories. We have Disney songs, TV theme songs, movie songs along with great artists such as The Beatles and the Motown groups. You will find some great stuff here!
Our arrangements our compiled from a variety of sources to provide the best selection possible. Most of them are designed for the group at the intermediate skill level. Though some of the songs included within this category are in fact popular or traditional compositions, it is the style of the arrangement that we classify as jazz. Please contact our staff if you have a question about any of the titles on this page; we will be happy to consult with you personally.
A collection of arrangements for mixed voices in a wide variety of styles and genres. A selection of SATB, SATB divisi and multiple part arrangements suitable for choirs and ensembles of all abilities.
A wide selection SSAA, SSA and SA vocal harmony arrangements for female and treble voices. Sheet music and songbooks of music of many different genres and styles that are suitable for choruses and ensembles of all abilities.
A wide selection TTBB, TTB and TB vocal harmony arrangements for male and low voices. Sheet music and songbooks of music of many different genres and styles that are suitable for choruses and ensembles of all abilities.
A selection of arrangements for 3-part mixed voices suitable for choirs and groups of all abilities. SAB
A large selection of two part vocal harmony arrangements suitable for beginning choirs. Music songbooks and sheet music of a wide variety of styles and genres
Barbershop is one of the areas of the a cappella world where finding arrangements isn’t hard – there are many, many outlets for them. Too many, in fact. It’s sort of like doing a Google search – winnowing down your search results to what you’re actually looking for, and excluding the stuff you don’t want or need. Well, Primarily A Cappella has done that search for you, and we’ve narrowed down the barbershop arrangements section to the stuff that’s really worth singing. The only way we could make it easier for you is if we sang it for you – but it would be a lot more fun for you if you sang it yourself!
A great way to expand your ensemble’s repertoire is to include arrangements from other countries which can also add a little international flavor to your concerts. Always fun to sing we have collected a wide variety of folk songs from all corners of the world.
What fun it is to sing harmony in praise to the Lord and we have collected here a selection of accessible arrangements that we feel sure you and your group will find most rewarding and satisfying to perform. In America there has developed many styles of singing that can be considered gospel music yet they all have in common the ability to raise the roof in praise of the Lord. Here is your chance to do the sing in harmony to Jesus.
We carry a wide selection of arrangements for inspirational, spirituals, hymns and popular a cappella Christian music. Many of the songbooks also have a CD recording of the artists singing the exact same arrangements as in the songbook.
Spirituals are the Southern sacred "folk" songs created and first sung by African Americans during slavery. Their original composers are unknown, and they have assumed a position of collective ownership by the whole community. They lend themselves easily to communal singing. Many are in a call-and-response structure, with back-and-forth exchanges between the leader and the group. A formal concert tradition has evolved from the original spirituals, with solo and choral arrangements based on original slave melodies, employed for performance by amateur and professional artists.
If you're a fan or performer of choral music, you know that many of the amateur ensembles tend to lean towards the same repertoire. We all know that it's not their fault - it's just hard to find a broad range of pieces of sheet music to perform, right? - well, actually, no. Look no further! Whether four-century-old folk music, liturgical pieces, or even a choral take on 1980's pop, we've got everything a choral fan and performer needs to expand their repertoire and make their singing the freshest experience it's ever been, including songbooks and sheet music from some of the top choral arrangers and ensembles of the last half-century.
While we offer a wide selection of songbooks and collections of vocal harmony arrangements we also carry thousands of individual folios. Here we have arrangements of every style and genre sorted by the various publisher's sheet music series featuring both a sacred and secular titles.
If there's one type of song every group should have in their repertoire is a patriotic one. Not only for love of country but more practically for performing at sporting events, special occasions, county fairs and such.
There are many ways to become a successful vocalist and having a wide repertoire of recognizable songs to which you know the lyrics and feel comfortable singing is a prerequisite. We carry a wide selection of songbooks for the solo voice almost all of which have an accompaniment CD included which can be a great help for singers wishing to widen their repertoire. Useful for both practicing and performing one doesn’t need to have an accompanist, let alone a whole band, to be able to deliver a song professionally. Many of the accompaniment CDs are enhanced and can be played in your computer where you can adjust pitch and experiment with different ways of performing the songs. Whether for auditions, events, parties or in your living room these books are a fun and useful way to improve your singing voice.
Whether you’re looking for your choir or your caroling group, or maybe just for your family to sing together on Christmas Eve, we have the arrangements you need. Just knowing the words isn’t enough – you need to know how to sing it as a group, and thanks to an amazing collection of world-class arrangers, we have the arrangements you need to achieve that. If you don’t want to sing your favorites in the traditional manner, why not try a pop arrangement? Maybe a jazz arrangement, or even a barbershop one? Make each old favorite new again each season!