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I Say a Little Prayer

Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David

Intended by lyricist Hal David to convey a woman's concern for her man who's serving in the Vietnam War, "I Say a Little Prayer" was recorded by Dionne Warwick in a 9 April 1966 session. Although Bacharach's recordings with Warwick typically took no more than three takes (often only taking one), Bacharach did ten takes on "I Say a Little Prayer" and still disliked the completed track, feeling it rushed.

The track went unreleased until September 1967 when it was introduced on the album The Windows of the World which largely consisted of older material; it was Scepter Records owner Florence Greenberg rather than Bacharach who wanted "I Say a Little Prayer" added to that album [3] from which it had a single release in October 1967 as the intended B-side of the newly recorded track "(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls". However, the brisk sound of "I Say a Little Prayer" which Bacharach disliked proved to be the comeback sound for Warwick as "I Say a Little Prayer" became the original favored side reaching #4 that December on the Billboard Hot 100 – Warwick's first Top Ten appearance since "Message to Michael" in the spring of 1966 – and also #8 on the Billboard R & B Chart and #4 on the Canadian Charts. "(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls" would become a hit subsequent to the success of "I Say a Little Prayer" reaching #2 in February 1968: Warwick's "I Say a Little Prayer"/"(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls" single would receive gold certification from the RIAA for sales of a million units becoming the only certified gold single of the first phase of Warwick's career.

    Release Date: 1967

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Gitika Partington : Sing Pop A Cappella Vol 1 : SATB : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088541408 : 1849381690 : 14041280

Gitika Partington : Sing Pop A Cappella Vol 1

Gitika Partington's a cappella arrangements are used by youth and community choirs around the world. Gitika believes in the sensational power of group singing, bringing people together to express joy and celebration through song. Not being able to read music is no obstacle and Gitika's tips and the original arrangements included here demonstrate just how rewarding and inclusive teaching a cappella by ear and gesture can be!

Songlist: Chasing Cars, Help!, I Say A Little Prayer, Somethin' Stupid, Nobody's Fault But Mine

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Voicing: SATB | 5695b | Songbook & 1 CD | $16.95 | A Cappella


Tom Wiggall : Just Voices - Popular Favorites : SSA. / SAT : 01 Songbook : 884088625665 : 1846098750 : 14041561

Tom Wiggall : Just Voices - Popular Favorites

This volume of the Just Voices series includes 10 timeless pop songs that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Complete with piano reductions for easy rehearsal, all of the songs in the book can be sung by either a SSA or SAT choir, making Just Voices the most enjoyable and flexible introduction to unaccompanied choral singing available.

Songlist: (Something Inside) So Strong, Ain't No Sunshine, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Bridge Over Troubled Water, California Dreamin', God Only Knows, I Say A Little Prayer, Our House, With A Little Help From My Friends, Yesterday Once More

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Voicing: SSA. / SAT | 7263b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


Aretha Franklin : Aretha Franklin : Solo : Songbook : 884088993887 : 1480384593 : 00125964

Aretha Franklin : Aretha Franklin

20 classics from the Queen of Soul arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Songs include: Ain't No Way - Chain of Fools - Do Right Woman Do Right Man - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) - I Say a Little Prayer - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Respect - Rock Steady - Save Me - Think - Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) - and more!

Songlist: Think, Since You've Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet Baby), Do Right Woman Do Right Man, I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You), A Rose Is Still A Rose, Rock Steady, Respect, Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business), Save Me, Baby, I Love You, Ain't No Way, The House That Jack Built, Chain Of Fools, Don't Play That Song (You Lied), Freeway Of Love, I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), I Say A Little Prayer, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Spanish Harlem, Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)

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Voicing: Solo | 40085b | Songbook | $16.95


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


Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - C : Solo : Songbook

Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - C

Features the best tunes of Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Ellington, etc., as well as some pop and jazz standards. There are lyrics on almost every tune, all the verses are included, and the chords are a consensus of how each song has been interpreted by the best jazz artists, almost always hipper than the original changes. Includes vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, black & white photos and introductory text. "Singers! All of you should line up and kiss Chuck Sher's feet! For doing these genius fake books for us - I mean, a world without them is inconceivable." - Mark Murphy

Songlist: After You , Again, Agua De Beber (Water To Drink), Ain't No Sunshine, Alice in Wonderland, All About Ronnie, All My Tomorrows, All Of You, All The Way, All Through The Night, Alone Together, Am I Blue?, And The Angels Sing, Anything Goes, As Time Goes By, As We Speak, At Last, At Long Last Love, Autumn Nocturne, Bag's Groove, Baltimore Oriole, A Beautiful Friendship, Begin the Beguine, Bess, You is My Woman, The Best is Yet to Come, Bewitched, Bidin' My Time, Blackberry Winter, Blue and Sentimental, Blue Gardenia, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 7086b | Songbook | $41.95


Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - Bb : Solo : Songbook

Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - Bb

Features the best tunes of Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Ellington, etc., as well as some pop and jazz standards. There are lyrics on almost every tune, all the verses are included, and the chords are a consensus of how each song has been interpreted by the best jazz artists, almost always hipper than the original changes. Includes vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, black & white photos and introductory text. "Singers! All of you should line up and kiss Chuck Sher's feet! For doing these genius fake books for us - I mean, a world without them is inconceivable." - Mark Murphy

Songlist: After You, Again, Agua De Beber (Water To Drink), Ain't No Sunshine, Alice In Wonderland, All About Ronnie, All My Tomorrows, All Of You, All The Way, All Through The Night, Alone Together, Am I Blue?, And The Angels Sing, Anything Goes, As Time Goes By , As We Speak, At Last, At Long Last Love, Autumn Nocturne, Bag's Groove, Baltimore Oriole, Beautiful Friendship, A, Begin the Beguine, Bess, You Is My Woman, Best Is Yet To Come, The , Bewitched, Bidin' My Time, Blackberry Winter, Blue And Sentimental, Blue Gardenia, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 7087b | Songbook | $41.95


Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - Eb : Solo : Songbook

Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - Eb

Features the best tunes of Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Ellington, etc., as well as some pop and jazz standards. There are lyrics on almost every tune, all the verses are included, and the chords are a consensus of how each song has been interpreted by the best jazz artists, almost always hipper than the original changes. Includes vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, black & white photos and introductory text. "Singers! All of you should line up and kiss Chuck Sher's feet! For doing these genius fake books for us - I mean, a world without them is inconceivable." - Mark Murphy

Songlist: After You , Again , Agua De Beber (Water To Drink), Ain't No Sunshine, Alice in Wonderland, All About Ronnie, All My Tomorrows, All Of You, All The Way, All Through The Night, Alone Together, Am I Blue?, And The Angels Sing, Anything Goes, As Time Goes By, As We Speak, At Last, At Long Last Love, Autumn Nocturne, Bag's Groove, Baltimore Oriole, A Beautiful Friendship, Begin the Beguine, Bess, You is My Woman, The Best is Yet to Come, Bewitched, Bidin' My Time, Blackberry Winter, Blue and Sentimental, Blue Gardenia, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 7088b | Songbook | $41.95


Glee : Women's Edition Volume 1 : Solo : Songbook : 884088519940 : 1423496973 : 00230061

Glee : Women's Edition Volume 1

Sing popular songs from the hit FOX TV show arranged specifically for vocalists! Includes: Alone - Bust Your Windows - Defying Gravity - Don't Stop Believin' - Hate on Me - I Say a Little Prayer - Keep Holding On - Maybe This Time - Take a Bow - Taking Chances - You Keep Me Hangin' On.

Songlist: Take A Bow, Alone, Don't Stop Believin', Defying Gravity, Keep Holding On, Taking Chances, Bust Your Windows, Hate On Me, Maybe This Time, I Say A Little Prayer, You Keep Me Hangin' On

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Voicing: Solo | 8349b | Songbook | $14.95


Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Pop/Rock Audition - Women's Edition : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088312497 : 1423468864 : 00001215

Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Pop/Rock Audition - Women's Edition

Many large theatre auditions call for a 16-bar excerpt, and sometimes specifically request pop/rock songs. This book unprecedentedly answers that need. Beyond theatre, this volume will be useful for other audition calls requiring a brief song. Each volume includes great songs from the 1950s to the 21st century. Each excerpt has been given a thoughtful and effective form.

Songlist: Hero, Without You, Holding Out For A Hero, Crazy, Beautiful, I Need You, Solitaire, Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), Walk On By, I'll Be There, Time After Time, I'll Stand By You, Remember Me This Way, This Ain't A Love Song, You Learn, I Will Remember You, Don't Stop, All By Myself, All My Loving, So Far Away, Listen, All Through The Night, It's Too Late, Alone, Reflection, I Will, Superstar, You'll Be In My Heart (Pop Version), I Wanna Love You Forever, Somebody To Love, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 3016b | Songbook | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


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 : The Women of R&B  : Solo : Songbook : 073999263411 : 0634081675 : 00311130

Various : The Women of R&B

37 songs from the top women in R&B.

Songlist: B-A-B-Y, Baby Love, Dancing In The Street, Do Right Woman Do Right Man, Double Crossing Blues, Gee Whiz, A House Is Not A Home, I Can't Stand The Rain, I Don't Wanna Fight, I Pity The Fool, I Say A Little Prayer, I'd Rather Go Blind, I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, I'm So Excited, If I Were Your Woman, It's Gonna Work Out Fine, Lady Marmalade, Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean, Midnight Train To Georgia, My Dearest Darling, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye), New Attitude, Part Time Love, Private Dancer, Release Me, Respect, Something's Got A Hold On Me, Son-Of-A-Preacher Man, Stir It Up, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 4009b | Songbook | $16.95


Various Arrangers : My Best Friend's Wedding : Solo : Songbook : 073999600278 : 0793586615 : 00313083

Various Arrangers : My Best Friend's Wedding

A souvenir folio with photos and 12 songs from the movie starring Julia Roberts. Songs include: I Say a Little Prayer - I'll Never Fall in Love Again - The Way You Look Tonight - What the World Needs Now - Wishin' and Hopin' - and more.

Songlist: I'll Be Okay, Suite From 'My Best Friend's Wedding', Always You, You Don't Know Me, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, If You Wanna Be Happy, Tell Her (Tell Him), The Way You Look Tonight, What The World Needs Now, Wishin' And Hopin'

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Voicing: Solo | 2502b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Vocal Selections : Promises, Promises : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088516727 : 1423496396 : 00313508

Vocal Selections : Promises, Promises

Based on the 1960 film The Apartment, this classic Bacharach & David musical is enjoying a resurgence thanks to the acclaimed, Tony-nominated 2010 revival. Our brand new folio features a dozen songs in standard piano/vocal format with the melody in the piano part.

Songlist: Knowing When To Leave, She Likes Basketball, A Fact Can Be A Beautiful Thing, Half As Big As Life, Upstairs, Wanting Things, You'll Think Of Someone, A House Is Not A Home, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Promises, Promises, Whoever You Are, I Love You

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Voicing: Solo | 20070b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Vocal Selections : Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088602864 : 1458414523 : 00313591

Vocal Selections : Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical

Adapted from Stephan Elliott's 1994 cult-classic film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the Tony-winning musical is a comedy of errors involving two drag queens and a transsexual trekking through the remote Australian desert to a drag show in small resort town.

Songlist: Go West, Always On My Mind, I Will Survive, Pop Muzik, Color My World, Don't Leave Me This Way, A Fine Romance, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Hot Stuff, I Love The Night Life, I Say A Little Prayer, It's Raining Men, Like A Prayer, MacArthur Park, Material Girl, Shake Your Groove Thing, True Colors, What's Love Got To Do With It, We Belong

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Voicing: Solo | 20073b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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I Say a Little Prayer : SSA : Jay Althouse : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Songbook : 00-33141 : 038081360492

Jay Althouse : I Say a Little Prayer

This great tune was most recently featured on the TV hit Glee as sung by a trio of choreographed cheerleaders. Let your ladies do a little research and listen to how Dionne Warwick originally sang this tune in 1967.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
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| 00-33141 | Showtrax CD Available


I Say a Little Prayer : SATB : Michele Weir : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Sheet Music : 00142082 : 888680047313

Michele Weir : I Say a Little Prayer

Michele Weir has given this 1967 pop hit by Dionne Warwick a fresh treatment that is ideal for jazz, pop and concert choirs! Solo and group, cascading vocal phrases and a contemporary keyboard part add interest! ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.

Arranger: Michele Weir | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00142082 | Showtrax CD Available


I Say a Little Prayer : SSA : Michele Weir : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Sheet Music : 00142083 : 888680047320

Michele Weir : I Say a Little Prayer

Michele Weir has given this 1967 pop hit by Dionne Warwick a fresh treatment that is ideal for jazz, pop and concert choirs! Solo and group, cascading vocal phrases and a contemporary keyboard part add interest!

Arranger: Michele Weir | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00142083 | Showtrax CD Available


I Say a Little Prayer : SSA : Mark Brymer : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Sheet Music : 08200544 : 073999981438

Mark Brymer : I Say a Little Prayer

This 1967 pop hit by Dionne Warwick is a super choice for SSA groups. Available: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:35.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200544 | Showtrax CD Available

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