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Alfie

Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David

Originally Performed by Cher

"Alfie" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David to promote the 1966 film Alfie. The song was a major hit for Cilla Black (UK) and Dionne Warwick (US). Although Burt Bacharach has cited "Alfie" as his personal favorite of his compositions, he and Hal David had not been very interested when approached by Ed Wolpin, who headed the composers' publishers Famous Music, to write a song to serve as a promotional tie-in with the upcoming film Alfie (a release from Paramount Pictures who owned Famous Music). Hal David would attribute the composers' lack of interest to the title character's name being pedestrian: "Writing a song about a man called 'Alfie' didn't seem too exciting at the time."

    Release Date: 1966

Songbooks and Arrangements


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Various Arrangers : A Cappella Movie Themes : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : A Cappella Movie Themes

"Mission: Impossible Theme" - It's the instantly recognized theme from television and film! A great a cappella showcase for pop, jazz and show choirs, your singers will build performance skills and have fun in the process! "Our Town" - Time brings changes but life goes on - this is the poignant message of the Randy Newman song recorded by James Taylor for the Disney movie "Cars". Alternating between solo melodic lines with vocal accompaniment and full homophonic phrases, this vocal setting will create a moment of sheer enchantment in your performance. Under The Sea - "It's better down where it's wetter" with this comical calypso king'singers' arrangement of this favorite Disney hit. "Alfie" - From songwriting legends Hal David and Burt Bacharach and arranged by the acclaimed vocal jazz educator Phil Mattson, this song and text is among the most meaningful in contemporary music. Rich harmonies highlight the powerful emotions inherent in the text.

Songlist: Alfie, Under The Sea, Mission: Impossible Theme, Our Town

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 7204b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Classic Jazz Songs : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Classic Jazz Songs

Here's a collection of four classic songs that are fun to sing and guaranteed to be audience favorites. This perennially popular song "Chile con Carne" from The Real Group is now available for treble voices, allowing you to get into a jazzy groove with this fun, upbeat concert work. Features syncopated, Latin-like rhythms and witty lyrics, with repeated figures that make this easier to teach and learn. "Alfie" is from songwriting legends Hal David and Burt Bacharach and arranged by the acclaimed vocal jazz educator Phil Mattson, this song is among the most meaningful in contemporary music. "I Have Dreamed" has rich harmonies highlight the powerful emotions inherent in the text. Lush vocal textures and expressive harmonies are the highlight of this well-crafted a cappella setting of the classic ballad from Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. An excellent showcase for both concert groups and vocal jazz ensembles. "What a Wonderful World" was written for and first performed by Louis Armstrong, this popular standard rejoices in the simple enjoyment of everyday life. This lush setting is perfect for SSAA ensembles from high school and up.

Songlist: Chile Con Carne, I Have Dreamed, What A Wonderful World, Alfie

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Voicing: SSAA | 8014b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella


Burt Bacharach : Anthology : Solo : Songbook : 723188615308  : 00-VF1530

Burt Bacharach : Anthology

Burt Bacharach is an American pianist and composer. He is best known for his many pop hits from the early 1960s through the 1980s, with lyrics written by Hal David, many of which were produced for and recorded by Dionne Warwick. Bacharach had written a total of 70 Top 40 hits in the US, and 52 Top 40 hits in the UK and must be considered one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. Here is a collection of all his greatest songs and what a legacy he has. Many great standards here!

Songlist: (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me, A House Is Not A Home, Alfie, Any Day Now , Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur's Theme , Blue Guitar, (They Long To Be) Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose?, Don't Make Me Over, Heartlight, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Make It Easy On Yourself, Making Love, Message To Martha, My Little Red Book , On My Own, One Less Bell To Answer, Paper Mache, Promises, Promises, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head , Reach Out For Me, That's What Friends Are For, The April Fools, The Green Grass Starts To Grow, The Look Of Love, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Windows Of The World, This Guy's In Love With You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5379b | Songbook | $19.95


Burt Bacharach : The Songs of Bacharach & David : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999131123 : 0793598397 : 00313112

Burt Bacharach : The Songs of Bacharach & David

23 beloved songs by this talented team: Alfie - (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me - Anyone Who Had a Heart - (They Long to Be) Close to You - Do You Know the Way to San Jose - I Say a Little Prayer - I'll Never Fall in Love Again - The Look of Love - Magic Moments - Make It Easy on Yourself - One Less Bell to Answer - Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - Trains and Boats and Planes - Walk On By - What the World Needs Now Is Love - more.

Songlist: Walk On By, Alfie, (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me, The Look Of Love, Anyone Who Had A Heart, The April Fools, (They Long To Be) Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Don't Make Me Over, A House Is Not A Home, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Magic Moments, Make It Easy On Yourself, Message To Michael, One Less Bell To Answer, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, This Guy's In Love With You, Trains And Boats And Planes, What The World Needs Now, Wishin' And Hopin', Wives And Lovers (Hey, Little Girl)

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Voicing: Solo | 20270b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Steve Tyrell - Back to Bacharach : Original Keys For Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088275518 : 1423463773 : 00307024

Steve Tyrell - Back to Bacharach : Original Keys For Singers

Our matching folio to Steve Tyrell's tribute to Burt Bacharach - created with Bacharach's participation - features the actual vocal transcriptions of the recording.

Songlist: Walk On By, The Look Of Love, This Guy's In Love, One Less Bell To Answer, What The World Needs Now, Reach Out For Me, I Say A Little Prayer, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, Always Something There To Remind Me, (They Long To Be) Close To You, A House Is Not A Home, Alfie, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

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Voicing: Solo | 5170b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice : Solo : Songbook : 884088198916 : 1423451228 : 00240307

Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice

The Real Vocal Book has many of the selections from volumes 1 and 2 of the instrumental Real Books, but now with the lyrics added to the pre-existing melody line. Nearly 300 essential songs compiled especially for singers.

Songlist: Agua De Beber, Alfie, Alice In Wonderland, All Alone (Left Alone), (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings, All Of Me, All Of You, All The Things You Are, Alright, Okay, You Win, Always, Angel Eyes, April In Paris, Are You Havin' Any Fun?, Autumn In New York, Autumn Leaves, Avalon, Azure, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Baltimore Oriole, Basin Street Blues, Bewitched, Beyond The Sea, Billie's Blues, Billie's Bounce, Birdland, The Birth of the Blues, Blame It on My Youth, Blue Skies, Bluesette, Body And Soul, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5186b | Songbook | $29.95


Individual Folios

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Alfie : SATB divisi : Phil Mattson : Burt Bacharach : Songbook : 08747441 : 884088205331

Phil Mattson : Alfie

From songwriting legends Hal David and Burt Bacharach and arranged by the acclaimed vocal jazz educator Phil Mattson, this song and text is among the most meaningful in contemporary music. Rich harmonies highlight the powerful emotions inherent in the text.

Arranger: Phil Mattson | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David | TV/Movie: Alfie

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747441


Alfie : SSAA : Phil Mattson : Burt Bacharach : Sheet Music : 08748423 : 884088222192

Phil Mattson : Alfie

From songwriting legends Hal David and Burt Bacharach and arranged by the acclaimed vocal jazz educator Phil Mattson, this song and text is among the most meaningful in contemporary music. Rich harmonies highlight the powerful emotions inherent in the text.

Arranger: Phil Mattson | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748423

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