Women's A Cappella Arrangements

Arranging for an all-women’s group takes an real understanding many arrangers just don’t have. Recognizing that not all of us are stratospheric sopranos and that altos want juicy lines to sing, or that sometimes we want to cover the hard-hittin’, edgy music the guy’s groups are known for, takes someone who truly “gets” women’s a cappella – and we here at Primarily A Cappella get it! We’ve gathered a large selection of songbooks and sheet music of arrangements just for the female groups out there, with a broad range of styles, including rock, R&B, Broadway, pop, jazz, choral, barbershop, and more.

Robert Latham: Classic Pop Ballads



Streets of London
The Windmills of Your Mind - Alan Bergman / Michael Legrand
The Sound of Silence - Paul Simon
Yesterday - Lennon / McCartney
Killing Me Softly - Carole King

SSA a cappella

Yesterday and other Classic Pop Ballads is an absolute winner! Robert Latham's deft, skillful arrangements of some of the best-loved pop ballads of all time form an immensely rewarding collection for choirs in search of fresh a cappella material.

7320 SONGBOOK $6.95

Deke Sharon: Women's Classic Pop Vol 4



Heart of Glass (Blondie) - arr. Deke Sharon
I Can't Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt) - arr. Deke Sharon
Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper) - arr. Deke Sharon
Imagine (John Lennon) - arr. Deke Sharon

SSAA a cappella

"Time After Time" - A modern classic, this Cyndi Lauper ballad is perfect for an intermediate women's ensemble, ready to tackle gentle arpeggiations and delicate parallel harmonies. "Heart of Glass" - A powerful soprano solo sits atop your SATB band as the groove their way through this Blondie classic. A great way to introduce your singers to modern polyrhythms and non-standard syllables in a format that's easy for them to understand and internalize. "I Can't Make You Love Me" - With rich harmonies, delicate arpeggiations and a soaring, heartfelt melody, this showstopping Bonnie Raitt ballad makes a perfect penultimate number. "Imagine" - This simple, sweet setting of John Lennon's song of hope features a soprano soloist. Perfect for a group looking for a good first a cappella song, or a more advanced group interested in focusing on nuance and sincerity.

7202 SHEET MUSIC $7.95

Various Arrangers: Women's Classic Pop Vol 3




Come In From The Rain (Melissa Manchester) - arr. Mac Huff
I Hope You Dance - arr. Deke Sharon
We Will Rock You (Queen) - arr. Mark Brymer
Where Is Love? (Lionel Bart) - arr. Kirby Shaw

SSAA a cappella

The 1970's pop hit "Come In From The Rain" translates beautifully into a lush and deeply felt a cappella ballad. Perfect for graduation, end-of-the-year programing of a special concert feature, you will want to perform it again and again! Introduce your choir to the fun of a cappella singing with this accessible arrangement of the Lee Ann Womack hit "I Hope You Dance" that topped the charts in 2001. Crafted for success, this setting gives all the parts a chance to sing the melody while the background vocals are easy and create a perfect stylistic texture. "We Will Rock You" - Your whole crowd will join in with the stomps and claps as you perform this rock and roll classic! This iconic 1978 pop hit by Queen will bring down the house! Here is the tender love ballad from "Where Is Love?" Oliver in a shimmering a cappella setting for women's voices. A gem!

7107 SHEET MUSIC $5.95

Deke Sharon: Women's Classic Pop Vol 2



Fields of Gold (Sting) - arr. Deke Sharon
Here Comes the Sun (George Harrison) - arr. Deke Sharon
Mama I'm A Big Girl Now (From Hairspray) - arr. Deke Sharon
Songbird (Christine McVie) - arr. Deke Sharon
When I'm Sixty-Four (Lennon / McCartney) - arr. Deke Sharon

SSAA a cappella

"Fields of Gold" - If it wasn't written by Sting, this haunting melody could easily be a traditional English fold song. The melody moves through all four women's parts, with the background texture changing in each verse, ranging from arpeggiated polyphony to warm close harmony. "Here Comes the Sun" - Perfect for a spring concert, this bright Beatles classic features rich harmonies and light arpeggiated textures resulting in a warm sound without being too complex. The melody is in the Soprano 1 line, allowing either a group or individual solo. "Mama I'm A Big Girl Now" - This playful song from Hairspray brings the sound of the early 1960's to life with a universal theme. The many verses can be sung by different soloists. "Songbird" - Based on the Eva Cassidy recording, this honest, emotional ballad features light arpeggiated textures and soaring harmonies supporting a gorgeous, heartfelt soprano melody with occasional duet/trio lines. "When I'm Sixty-Four" - Playful, sweet, melodic... this arrangement brings out all of the best elements of this Beatles ditty, with the melody bouncing between the various voices. When your singers are sixty-four, they'll still be humming along to this timeless classic!

7106 SHEET MUSIC $8.95

Deke Sharon: Pop Hits for Women's Voices



Dancing Queen - Benny Anderson / Bjorn Ulvaeus - arr. Deke Sharon
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Gimbel / Fox - arr. Deke Sharon
True Colors Tom Kelly - arr. Deke Sharon
Good Old A Cappella - L. Carter, O. Nevada - arr. Deke Sharon
God Only Knows - Brian Wilson / Tony Asher - arr. Deke Sharon
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen - arr. Deke Sharon

SSAA a cappella

Deke Sharon has become one of the leading arranger of “contemporary” a cappella and here is a fine collection of classic pop songs. “Dancing Queen” - ABBA is back, so get some dancing shoes for your choir! Upbeat, infectious and fun, this arrangement will bring energy to singers and get audiences dancing in the aisles. “Killing Me Softly With His Song” was popularized by Roberta Flack in the 1970s, updated by the Fugees and Lauryn Hill in the 90s, this song connects with many generations. This arrangement provides a terrific vehicle to show off the talents of a sensitive female soloist. The modern day classic “True Colors” has been a huge hit for both Cyndi Lauper and Phil Collins. Now it's your turn! “Good Old A Cappella” was first performed by The Persuasions and popularized by The Nylons, this tune has been sung by countless contemporary a cappella groups. Originally from the collection Contemporary A Cappella Volume 1, now for treble voices too! “God Only Knows” with music by Brian Wilson, made popular by The Beach Boys in the '60s, this arrangement for women's choirs is a great one to feature your soprano soloist or section. “Hallelujah” - From the Dreamworks animated feature film "Shrek" comes this sweet and poignant Leonard Cohen hit, scored here for your women's group.

8010 SHEET MUSIC $9.95

Jonathan Wikeley: Just Voices - Beatles

All You Need Is Love
Blackbird
Eleanor Rigby
Hey Jude
Let It Be
The Fool On The Hill
Ticket To Ride
When I'm Sixty Four
With A Little Help From My Friends
Yesterday


SSA a cappella

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. Just Voices The Beatles brings together ten hits from the Fab Four that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style.

7265 SONGBOOK $14.45

Tom Wiggall: Just Voices - Popular Favorites

Something Inside) So Strong - Labi Siffre
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All I Have To Do Is Dream - Bryant
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon
California Dreamin' - John & Michele Philips
God Only Knows - Brian Wilson Tom Wiggall
I Say A Little Prayer - Burt Bacharachl
Our House - Graham Nash
With A Little Help From My Friends - Lennon McCartney
Yesterday Once More - Richard Carpenter

SSA a cappella

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.

7263 SONGBOOK $14.45

Jonathan Wikeley: Just Voices - Showtunes

Close Every Door - Andrew Lloyd Webber - Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
One Marvin Hamlisch - A Chorus Line
Pick A Pocket Or Two - Lionel Bart - Oliver
Seasons Of Love - Jonathan Larson - Rent
Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat - Frank Loesser - Guys and Dolls
Sunrise, Sunset - Jerry Bock - Fiddler on the Roof
The Rhythm Of Life - Cy Coleman - Sweet Charity
Tomorrow Belongs To Me - Joihn Cander - Cabaret
Whistle Down The Wind - Andrew Lloyd Webber - Whistle Down The Wind
You'll Never Walk Alone - Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein - Carousel

SSA a cappella

The perfect introduction to unaccompanied three-part choral singing! Each book in the Just Voices series contains ten themed songs in simple a cappella arrangements created especially for beginners. Complete with piano reductions for easy rehearsal, all of the songs in the book can be sung by either SSA or SAT choir, making Just Voices the most enjoyable and flexible introduction to unaccompanied choral singing available. Just Voices Showtunes brings together ten stage songs that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style.

7262 SONGBOOK $14.45

Barrie Carson Turner: Just Voices - Vocal Jazz

Ain't Misbehavin'
Come Fly With Me
Don't Know Why
Fever
Fly Me To The Moon
If I Had You
Stormy Weather
T'aint What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)
Take The 'A' Train
The Girl From Ipanema


SSA a cappella

Ten easy three-part a cappella arrangements of inspirational songs, for either SSA or SAT choirs, with a piano part for convenient rehearsal. All of these rousing pieces are presented in new arrangements by Barrie Carson Turner. Bringing together ten timeless songs of faith, celebration and inspiration, Just Voices: Classic Pop is an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Perfect for your next concert or as a fun treat for your choir. Just Voices Jazz brings together ten timeless jazz songs that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style.

7267 SONGBOOK $14.45

Various Arrangers: Classic Jazz Songs




Chile Con Carne - arr. Anders Edenroth
I Have Dreamed - arr. Kirby Shaw
What A Wonderful World - arr. Audrey Snyder
Alfie - arr. Phil Mattson

SSAA a cappella

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 allows 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.

8014 SHEET MUSIC $7.95

Various Arrangers: Beatles Songs for Women's Voices




Hey Jude - arr. Deke Sharon
Here, There and Everywhere - arr. Mac Huff
The Long and Winding Road - arr. Mac Huff
Yellow Submarine - arr. Mark Brymer

SSA a cappella

Without doubt some of the finest songs ever written were those by Lennon and MacCartney and here is a collection of some of their finest song all arranged for unaccompanied voices. "The Long and Winding Road" - Skillfully arranged, this #1 hit by the Beatles will be a standout in any concert. Treat your audience to an a cappella moment they will remember for a long, long time. "Here, There and Everywhere" - Here's an expressive a cappella setting of the classic Beatles song, full of wonderful textures, lyric lines, and lots of opportunities for rubato styling! "Yellow Submarine" - From the Beatles' 1966 hit movie and single, recently re-released in theaters and DVD, in a colorful a cappella arrangement. "Hey Jude" - This timeless Beatles classic is given a hip contemporary treatment.

8009 SHEET MUSIC $6.95

Kirby Shaw: Standards for Women



Unchained Melody - arr. Kirby Shaw
Always - Irving Berlin - arr. Kirby Shaw
My Funny Valentine - Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers - arr. Kirby Shaw
What’ll I Do - Irving Berlin- arr. Kirby Shaw

SSAA a cappella

These songs are so wonderful they have become part of the great American songbook. The timeless ballad “Unchained Melody“ is simply breathtaking! Perfect for concert groups or pop ensembles, this is an arrangement will become a staple in your repertoire. “My Funny Valentine” is on just about everyone's top ten list of all-time classic ballads! Lush harmonies, varied textures, and a timeless melody and lyric...this is it! “Always” has been recorded by hundreds of major artists over the years, the classic simplicity of this Irving Berlin song makes it one of our most treasured standards. This expressive a cappella setting for women's voices will create a magical moment in performance! The classic Irving Berlin song “What’ll I Do” was sung by Judy Garland and is a popular standard that has been performed by many great singers. This stellar a cappella arrangement is a real treat and is a perfect song for female voices.

8011 SHEET MUSIC $7.50

Various Arrangers: Women's Broadway




What I Did For Love (A Chorus Line) Arr. Mac Huff
Till There Was You (The Music Man) Arr. Kirby Shaw
If Ever I Would Leave You (Camelot) Arr. Kirby Shaw
Once Upon A Time (All American) Arr. Kirby Shaw
Memory (Cats) Arr. Philip Lawson

SSAA a cappella

Beautiful harmonies and a lyrical melody combine to make "Once Upon A Time" a true classic. Recorded by many artists including Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darrin, the song was featured in the Broadway production of All American. The touching standard " Till There Was You", from The Music Man, in a beautiful a cappella setting by Kirby Shaw with jazz harmonies that will enchant both your singers and your audience. "If Ever I Would Leave You " is one of the top Broadway love ballads of all time, and this arrangement is a natural for a cappella women. Fantastic lyrics offer unique opportunities for lyric expression. The new setting of "Memory" from the pen of former King's Singers Philip Lawson has sensitive harmony and thoughtful voice-leading making this Broadway chestnut a winner!

9193 SHEET MUSIC $8.95

Kirby Shaw: Women's Love Songs



My Romance (Roger & Hart) arr. Kirby Shaw
What'll I Do? (Irving Berlin)
How Deep Is The Ocean? (Irving Berlin)
When I Fall In Love

SSAA a cappella

Smooth a cappella harmonies and unique choral textures make the Rodgers & Hart standard "My Romance" an exceptional choice for SSAA ensembles. The warm standard "When I Fall In Love" featured in the movie Sleepless in Seattle, in a stunning a cappella arrangement. The Irving Berlin chestnut : What'll I Do?" Is a delight and varied choral textures and luscious harmonies make "How Deep Is The Ocean?", another Berlin standard, an ideal selection for a cappella female groups. Ultimately romantic!

4811 SHEET MUSIC $7.95

Various Arrangers: Women's Doo Wop

Under the Boardwalk arr. Mark Brymer
Stand By Me (Ben E King) arr. Mac Huff
Best of Doo Wop Medley: arr. Ed Lojeski
-A Teenager in Love
-Lollipop
-Earth Angel
-Sh-boom

SSAA a cappella

As one of the earliest forms of a cappella singing every group should know at least some of the doo wop classics. "Under The Boardwalk", the 1964 hit by the Drifters, is one of the all time a cappella standards and probably should be in every group's repertoire. Here's a super doo-wop arrangement of Ben E King's 1961 "Stand By Me" and a lovely medley by Ed Lojeski of four doo wop gems. These songs are always crowd pleasers.

9012 SHEET MUSIC $5.95

Various Arrangers: Movie Classics for Women's Voices

My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) Celine Dion
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King) Elton John/Tim Rice
Beauty & The Beast - Menken / Ashman arr. Kirby Shaw
Under The Sea (Little Mermaid) Menken / Ashman arr. Kirby Shaw
Preludium (Sound of Music) Rodgers / Hammerstein

SSAA a cappella

Add a touch of Hollywood to your repertoire! The popular love theme from the hit movie Titanic, originally recorded by Celine Dion, is now available in an exquisite setting by Kirby Shaw. The essence of this very moving, emotional ballad, with its haunting melody and tender lyrics, is beautifully captured with word painting and lush harmonies. Guaranteed to create a moment of sheer magic in your concert. The breathtaking ballad "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?" from The Lion King has a sonorous setting for a cappella ensembles. "Under The Sea' is the showstopper from The Little Mermaid in a dynamite a cappella rendition by the incomparable Kirby Shaw. SSAA

4812 SHEET MUSIC $8.95

Various Arrangers: Women's Popular Jazz

From A Distance (arr. Mac Huff) SSAA
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Rock-A-Bye Baby (arr. Michele Weir)
Java Jive (arr. Kirby Shaw)

SSAA a cappella

"I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" is a whimsical gem for female voices and will captivate your audiences. Kirby's exquisite arrangement of this classic song lets each section blossom with a turn at the melody. Mac Huff's arrangement of Bette Midler's #1 pop hit "From A Distance" has powerful lyrics and a timeless melody that will create an unforgettable concert moment. Magical! Michele Weir's arrangements of "Rock-A-Bye Baby" is a smooth jazz delight and the vocal jazz standard "Java Jive"gets a great a cappella treatment with the Kirby Shaw touch! Still swings!

2372 SHEET MUSIC $6.95

Various Arrangers: Women's Heavenly Pop

Lullaby, Goodnight My Angel (Billy Joel), arr. Kirby Shaw
And So It Goes (Billy Joel) arr. Kirby Shaw
You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban), arr. Ed Lojeski
Angel (Sarah McLachlan), arr. Mac Huff

SSAA a cappella

Kirby Shaw's exquisite arrangements of two Billy Joel ballads "And So It Goes" and "Lullaby", one of the most poignant and beautiful songs of the '90s, are simply stunning. The moving lyrics and soaring vocals of the Josh Groban classic "You Raise Me Up" will inspire all who hear it and powerful poetry, deep emotion, warm choral textures are all highlights of the Sarah McLachlan hit "Angel", now in an expressive a cappella setting. Haunting!

4813 SHEET MUSIC $6.95

Various Arrangers: Women's Songs of Praise

This Is My Father's World (arr. Andrea Ramsey)
Heaven Somewhere (arr. Stephen Hatfield)
The Water Is Wide (arr. Kirby Shaw)
The Lord's Prayer (Albert Hay Malotte)
Prayer (Whitney Berry)

SSAA a cappella

"This Is My Father's World" - This favorite hymn has been tastefully arranged for 4-part women's a cappella voices. Singers will enjoy the interesting lines, and listeners will celebrate a new arrangement of this classic hymn. In keeping with Sister Rosetta Tharpe's stylistic blend, this arrangement of "Heaven Somewhere " has a funky doo-wop flavored middle section that reminds us just how many different rock styles go back to the gospel source. This fresh treatment of the timeless "The Water Is Wide" allows for solos, duets and all voices in a largely homophonic setting. Strong harmonies with additional new lyrics add a positive and uplifting message. "Prayer" is a powerful and moving work and includes the traditional Kyrie Eleison.

9195 SHEET MUSIC $7.95

Various Arrangers: American Folk Hymns

Prayer Of The Children - arr. Andrea S. Klouse
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning - arr. Jay Althouse
Let Me Fly - arr. Robert DeCormier
'Tis The Gift To Be Simple - arr. Alice Parker
Salvation Is Created - arr. Donald Moore


SSAA a cappella

Some choral pieces speak for themselves! 'Salvation Is Created' is just such a work. Don Moore brings this song into the reach of many choirs who may have been unable to perform the original edition. All of the rich sonorities have been captured in this wonderful new edition. Don't miss this one! With "'Tis The Gift To Be Simple" Alice Parker combines her incredible arranging skill together with her knowledge and understanding of American hymnody to bring us this wonderful setting of the ever-popular Shaker tune. Robert DeCormier's highly successful SATB edition of "Let Me Fly" has been part of the choral repertoire for decades. Now he has provided us with a wonderful SSAA arrangement that is the perfect showcase for your women's ensemble. The strength of thes teady, walking-tempo spiritual "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning" comes from the powerful dynamic contrasts and solid choral writing. Features brief descant-style female solos. The optional hand drum adds a rhythmic pulse. "Prayer Of The Children" - This extraordinary work by renowned composer Kurt Bestor has established itself as one of the truly remarkable additions to choral repertoire in the '90s. It has been performed by many of the finest choirs throughout the world. Now Andrea Klouse has scored it for your women's choir.

7019 SHEET MUSIC $7.95

Various Arrangers: Women's Classic Pop

Candle On The Water (Pete's Dragon), arr. Kirby Shaw
Somewhere Out There (American Tail), arr. Kirby Shaw
(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding), arr. Mac Huff
Yellow Submarine (The Beatles), arr. Mark Brymer

SSAA a cappella

"Candle On The Water" is a simply breath-taking setting for women's voices and "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" is a soulful a cappella rendition of the 1968 #1 pop hit by Otis Redding that's great for pop and jazz groups. From the Beatles' 1966 hit movie and single "Yellow Submarine" is a colorful, fun arrangement and Kirby Shaw does a wonderful job with the beautiful "Somewhere Out There" from American Tail.

9209 SHEET MUSIC $6.95

Kirby Shaw: Women's Pop Ballads

Embraceable You arr. Kirby Shaw
Through the Eyes of Love ('Ice Castles' Theme), arr. Kirby Shaw
Misty, arr. Russ Robinson
The Rose, arr. Kirby Shaw
Without a Song, arr. Kirby Shaw

SSAA a cappella

Kirby Shaw's tradition for creating exceptional a cappella ballads continues with this wonderful arrangement of the Gershwin classic "Embraceable You." Showcase your singers with this very special arrangement! The 1978 movie Ice Castles featured a musical score by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. This wonderful ballad " Through the Eyes of Love " lives on and has been recorded by artists the world over. Kirby Shaw uses his exceptional arranging skill to bring us this very special arrangement. Don't miss this one! Kirby Shaw presents a lush a cappella arrangement of "The Rose" the beautiful song made popular by Bette Midler in the film of the same name. The classic Vincent Youman song " Without a Song" has delighted audiences for decades and has been recorded by artists of every genre. Kirby Shaw has added his superior arranging talent to provide us with a truly wonderful new arrangement.

9210 SHEET MUSIC $8.50

Various Arrangers: Patriotic Songs for Womens' Voice

Star Spangled Banner, arr. Barry Talley
Star Spangled Banner, arr. Russell Robinson
America The Beautiful, arr. Gregg Smith

SSAA a cappella

"America the Beautiful" and "The Star Spangled Banner" are two of our nation's most beloved patriotic songs. Here we offer a practical and well-crafted selection of top-notch a cappella arrangements for women's voices. These arrangements are distinctive settings of America's national anthem and are an excellent choice for many performance and civic events.

9413 SHEET MUSIC $4.95

Meredith Monk: Three Heavens and Hells

Three Heavens and Hells

SSAA a cappella

Based on a text by Tennessee Reed, the 11 year-old daughter of author Ishmael Reed. Three Heavens and Hells may be performed by a children's or adult chorus of treble voices.

7239 SHEET MUSIC $9.95

Various Arrangers: World Folk Songs for Women's Voices Vol 1

Danny Boy, (Ireland) arr. Phillip Lawson
Geordie, (Scotland) arr. Stephen Hatfield
Whitest Stockings, Whitest Roses, (Latvia) arr. Imant Raminsh
Kumbaya, (Congo) arr. Kirby Shaw
Three Flower Songs, (US) arr. Mrs. H.H.A. Beach
- The Clover
- The Yellow Daisy
- The Bluebell
Three Yorkshire Folk Songs, (England) arr. David Andrews
- The Lass of Richmond Hill
- Scarborough Fair
- On Ilkla Moor Baht'at

SSAA a cappella

Beautiful lyric lines and warm harmonies are the centerpiece of the stunning a cappella setting of the beloved Irish folk melody "Danny Boy" and this work is sure to leave your listeners spellbound! A colorful and lively Scottish ballad "Geordie" and tells the tale of Lady Ann, gone to Edinburgh to save her man Geordie from wrongful execution. Each of the four vocal parts has its chance to sing! The second selection "Whitest Stockings" is from a set of Five Latvian Folk Songs, this song tells of a young woman picking the whitest of garden roses for a wreath. Its rhythmic 2/4 is playful, with off-the-beat accents strewn in and the melody line weaving through the four-part women's arrangement. Featured in the 2001 National ACDA concert, this makes a fine festival or competition selection. Moderately difficult. The a cappella classic "Kumbaya" starts with a vocal rhythm pattern behind a solo, gradually building in intensity into a duet, a trio and finally a triumphant SSAA 4th verse. All the parts have interesting vocal lines, the drama is constant and the lyrics are inspiring – a unique and powerful arrangement! "Scarborough Fair" is one of the most famous of British folk songs and with good reason which this arrangements showcases and the "Three Flower Swongs" are American classics and these arrangements are published by the Library of Congress. Showcase your group's talents with a wordly touch.

9211 SHEET MUSIC $11.95

Various Arrangers: World Folk Songs for Women's Voices Vol 2



Freedom Come, arr. Ben Allaway
Waly, Waly, arr. Joan Szymko
Poor Wayfaring Stanger, arr. Shane Warby
Melodijas, arr. Peteris Barisons
Sulle Mulle, arr. Alo Ritsing
Wana Baraka, arr. Shawn L. Kirchner

SSAA a cappella

This eclectic collection contains six diverse gems for female singers. "Freedom Come"is in the style of a South African freedom song: creating an atmosphere in which hope can increase, healing can occur, and connections to our common humanity can be strengthened. "Waly, Waly" is a masterful setting of a well-loved, Scottish ballad that is rich in harmonic texture. "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" is a beautiful arrangement of an American folk hymn written for the Brigham Young University Women's Chorus. "Melodijas" is a Latvian text by J. Sudrabkalns wherein musical concepts become metaphors for the complexities of life. Peteris Barisons's arrangement enhances the meaning of the text while simultaneously evoking rich, warm tone and expressive delivery. "Sulle Mulle" features Barbershop-style singing, composed by Alo Ritsing, esteemed teacher, composer and conductor at the Heino Eller Music School in Estonia. Finally, "Wana Baraka" is a popular, religious Kenyan song, arranged by Shawn Kirchner to express the quality of joy and improvisation that comes with spontaneous music-making.

9457 SHEET MUSIC $8.95

Various Arrangers: World Folk Songs for Women's Voices Vol 3




Malolo (Lullaby on a Samoan text), Annea Lockwood
Artsa Alina, Nina Gilbert
K’wae-jina ching-ching nah-neh, arr. Nina Gilbert
Shenandoah, arr. William G. Lycan
Suo Gân (traditional Welsh lullaby), arr. Thomas Edward Morgan

SSAA a cappella

Mellifluous Samoan lull words, like "manulele" (bird), and "suamalie," (sweet) are the basis for the hypnotic lullaby of repeated and recombined pentatonic patterns, titled 'Malolo.' Accessible to average choirs, this piece, with its subtle rhythmic interest and carefully crafted dynamic changes, is rewarding for more advanced choirs as well. The "macho march" setting of the Israeli pioneer song, 'Artsa Alina,' makes fine use of rapid alternation between unisons and vigorous chords. This one is a rouser! The Hebrew text is phonetically underlaid, with full Hebrew text and translation, with prononciation guide, included. Because 'K’wae-jina ching-ching nah-neh' builds on repeating short verses and refrains, this song of warning and complaint is accessible to western singers. Suggestions for performance alternatives give additional flexibility.The Korean text is underlaid phonetically, with full Korean text and translation, and guides to pronunciation, given as well. The haunting melody of 'Shenandoah' is variously placed against pedal points, with unison phrase closings, in the alto line, and at close imitation, to give the acoustic feeling of the singers' listening and longing for the sound of the beloved. Lush voicing and the subtle rhythmic texture of the choral accompaniment highlight the simple appeal of 'Suo Gan.' With full Welsh text and phonetic rendition underlaid in the score, and word-by-word and prose translations.

9497 SHEET MUSIC $8.95

Various Arrangers: World Folk Songs for Women's Voices Vol 4



Charlottown (America) - arr. Charles F. Bryan
Loch Lomond (Scotland) - arr. Vijay Singh
Ning Wendete (Kenya) - arr. Lana Walter
Wayfaring Stranger (America) - arr. Robert DeCormie
My Heart Is Full Of Merriment And Joy (Norway) - arr. Jerry Wesley Harris

SSA a cappella

The need to provide our students with exposure to the music of all of the world's cultures has never been greater. Lana Walter brings us the rhythmic work "Ning Wendete" for women's choir from Kenya. All of its authentic charms are captured in the rhythmic variation. A complete translation and pronunciation guide are provided. A new treatment for women's choir of the renowned Scottish air "Loch Lomond". Beautiful, flowing harmonies and solo opportunities combine to create a lush yet sensible setting of this classic folk favorite. Gentle flashes of 'Simple Gifts' add a grace and charm that make this a truly unique setting! Robert DeCormier's a cappella setting of the American folk melody "Wayfaring Stranger" has been part of the choral repertoire for many years. If you haven't performed this recently, do it now!

7020 SHEET MUSIC $9.95

Mike Brewer: Hamba Lulu - Five African Songs




Mangwani M'Pulele - Sotho Children's Song
O-re-mi - Nigerian Highlife Song
Karanga Walking Song
Hamba Lulu - Zulu Wedding Song
Askha Thali - Zulu Freedom Song

SSAA a cappella

Hamba Lulu is a fantastic addition to the choral repertoire. A breath of fresh air in the classroom and for many a choir wanting a challenge. These stirring songs are additive, so you can tailor performances to local resources, increasing technical demand according to their experience. Easy to learn and sure to make an instant impact on audiences, the songs tap into the rich seam of African culture.

7317 SONGBOOK $6.95

Mike Brewer: Banuwa - Three African Songs




Banuwa
Izintakana
Babevuya / Walamba

SSAA a cappella

Banuwa is a vibrant collection that presents choirs with a terrific opportunity to experience the excitement and energy of African music. Building on the success of Hamba Lulu, this volume taps into the rich seam of African culture and includes the festive song 'Banuwa', alongside Zulu bird song 'Izintakana' and the South African wedding song 'Babevuya' - coupled here with the infectious 'Walamba'.

7322 SONGBOOK $6.95

Various Arrangers: American Folksongs




Poor Lonesome Cowboy - arr. Marilyn Crabb Epp / Norman Luboff
Sacramento Sis Joe - arr. Jackson Berkey
All The Pretty Little Horses - arr. Emily Crocker

SSAA a cappella

“Poor Lonesome Cowboy” is an original arrangement by Norman Luboff of this famous cowboy’s lament. “All The Pretty Little Horses” is a traditional Southeastern American folksong featuring canonic imitation, vocal ostinati, and delicately intertwining melodies, this a cappella setting is stunning. “Sacramento - Sis Joe” is a wiry, spiky combination of two American folk songs; one very well-known; one somewhat obscure. The better known is Stephen Foster’s “Camptown Races” but it’s appearance here, however, is with a completely different text that captures the excitement of a mid-1800’s trip to California in search of gold! “Sis Joe” is a traditional railroad song that was used by Aaron Copland in “Rodeo”.

8015 SHEET MUSIC $4.95

Various Arrangers: Spanish Carols, Lullabies and Folksongs

A Belen Pastores (Villancico) - Teofilo Becerra Medina
Canticos De Navidad Juan Orrego-Salas
Maquerule - Julián Gómez Giraldo
Fum, Fum, Fum - arr. Alice Parker / Robert Shaw
Four Spanish Lullabies - Francisco Nuñe
- Criome Mi Madre
- Tengo Sueno
- Nana Para Guitara
- Cucyu


SSA a cappella

“Come, come, shepherds let us go! Let's run to Bethlehem.” Written in the “Bambuco Fiestero” rhythm of the Andes Mountains of Columbia, the characteristic dance rhythm of 6/8 against 3/4 is the main feature of this a cappella setting. In Spanish, with English translation. "Canticos De Navidad" - Juan Orrego-Sala, a noted Latin American composer, is Professor Emeritis of Composition and Latin American Music at the Indiana University School of Music. This charming set of Christmas pieces reflects his native country, Chile, not only in the language, but in the characteristic rhythms and harmonies. The second of the three, Alleluya, can be extracted for year-round performance, and, although diminutive in length, deserves a place along side the well-known “Alleluia” by Randall Thompson with whom the composer studied. The original settings of "Four Spanish Lullabies" create the feeling of tenderness and sorrow so typical of the Spanish lullaby. A litling Brazilian style lullaby, a 3-part a cappella chorus, a flight of imagination and a comical nursery rhyme make up this compelling set. The energetic Colombian folksong "Maquerule" tells the tale of a friendly baker who learns the hard way to collect the cash upfront! Strong syncopation and a staccato singing section add to the fun. Includes suggestions for using optional percussion.

7041 SHEET MUSIC $9.50

Various Arrangers: Celtic Folksongs




Danny Boy, arr. Philip Lawson,
Geordie, arr. Stephen Hatfield
Celtic Lullaby, arr. David Fanshawe
An Irish Blessing, arr. Audrey Snyder

SSAA a cappella

Beautiful lyric lines and warm harmonies are the centerpiece of Philip Lawson's stunning a cappella setting 'Danny Boy'. This work is sure to leave your listeners spellbound! 'Geordie' is a colorful and lively Scottish ballad telling the tale of Lady Ann, gone to Edinburgh to save her man Geordie from wrongful execution. Each of the four vocal parts has its chance to sing! In 'Celtic Lullaby,' english composer David Fanshawe has crafted a song of delicate beauty and rich nuance based on a traditional Celtic melody. May be performed for Christmas and other concert programs. The beautiful 'Irish Blessing' text is creatively set in an expressive a cappella original work by Audrey Snyder.

9514 SHEET MUSIC $5.95

Various Arrangers: Scandinavian Folk Songs



Danny Boy, arr. Philip Lawson,
Geordie, arr. Stephen Hatfield
Celtic Lullaby, arr. David Fanshawe
An Irish Blessing, arr. Audrey Snyder

SSAA a cappella

Norway is a country rich in folk tradition, and in these piece, elements of folk dance and instrumental music are clearly represented. These tunes are fun, singable, and would fit perfectly on a program of multicultural music, or as a stand-alone on a concert of a more diverse nature. Complete IPA guide included. “The text exists merely to give form to the music and is meaningless,” says Finnish composer Mäntyjärvi, whose “El Hambo” in 1999 was an instant success with American high school choirs. In “Pseudo-Yoik” he takes a humorous look at the stereotype of the Lapland folk music. Fun stuff!

8020 SHEET MUSIC $3.95

Bela Bartok: Four Hungarian Folksongs



The Wooing of a Girl
Enchanting Song
Spring
Mocking of Youth

SSA a cappella

"Many people think it is a comparatively easy task to write a composition on found folk tunes... This way of thinking is completely erroneous. To handle folk tunes is one of the most difficult tasks; equally difficult, if not more so, than to write a major original composition. If we keep in mind that borrowing a tune means being bound by its individual peculiarity, we shall understand one part of the difficulty. Another is created by the special character of folk tune. We must penetrate it, feel it, and bring out its sharp contours by the appropriate setting... It must be a work of inspiration just as much as any other composition." - Bela Bartok

9270 SHEET MUSIC $6.50

Various Arrangers: Russian Folk Songs



Kalinka - arr. Joan Gregoryk
One Day By The River A Young Cossack Roamed - arr. Lana Walter


SSA Cappella

"Kalinka" is about a young man sitting under a red berry bush (Kalinka), singing of his feelings for his sweetheart. The expressiveness of the song is achieved through the contrast between a lively and rhythmic chorus and the more legato and subdued verses. The Russian folk song "One Day By The River A Young Cossack Roamed" is transcribed and arranged here based on a version sung by Olga and Kristina Bashirin in Irkutsk, Russia, in July of 1993. Includes both English and Russian text with pronunciation guide for the Russian.

8021 SONGBOOK $3.95

Zhou Long: Four Seasons



Spring - River Scenes on a Spring Evening
Summer - The True Face of Mount Lu
Autumn - Moon Song at Mount Emei
Winter - Snowy River

SSAA Cappella

Zhou Long (b. July 8, 1953, Beijing) is internationally recognized for creating a unique body of music that brings together the aesthetic concepts and musical elements of East and West. Deeply grounded in the entire spectrum of his Chinese heritage, including folk, philosophical, and spiritual ideals, he is a pioneer in transferring the idiomatic sounds and techniques of ancient Chinese musical traditions to modern Western instruments and ensembles. This is a collection of traditional Chinese folk songs selected to reflect the four seasons that will add a flavor of the Orient to your repertoire.

9103 SONGBOOK $3.95

Various Arrangers: Songs of the Pacific Rim



Toshima Rice Pounding Song - arr. Wendy Bross Stuart
Pen-Pen de Sarapen - arr. Sidney Marquez Boquiren
Salidummay - arr. Sidney Marquez Boquiren
Pamulinawen - arr. Sidney Marquez Boquiren


SSAA a cappella

"Toshima Mochi Tsuki Bushi" is a Japanese folk song from Tokyo-To (Tokyo District). It is celebratory in nature, and implies that it might be sung as a work song while pounding rice into rice balls (mochi). The making of mochi is a collaborative family activity associated with the new year. Comprised of a children's song, a lullaby, and a love song, this collection of Filipino folk tunes is full of lively rhythms and enchanting melodies.

8018 SHEET MUSIC $3.95

Rosephanye Powell (editor): Spirituals for Upper Voices

Somebody's Knockin' At Yo' Do' - Rosephanye Powell
Deep River - William C. Powell
I Got a Robe - Eurydice V. Osterman
In Dat Great Gettin' Up Mornin' - Byron J. Smith
Let Me Fly - Mark Butler
Lit'l David Play On Yo' Harp - Evelyn Simpson-Curenton
There Is a Balm In Gilead - Barbara W. Baker
I'm Gonna Sing - Lela Anderson
Scandalize My Name - Damon H. Dandridge
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel? - David Morrow
I Got a Home In-a Dat Rock - Jacqueline Hairston
This Joy I Have - Robert L. Morris

SSAA a cappella

This in an outstanding collection of twelve African American spirituals arranged for upper voices in two, three, or four parts. Rosephanye and William Powell have collaborated with some of the most talented and respected spiritual specialists in the US to deliver specially commissioned, authentic arrangements.

7256 SONGBOOK $14.95

Barrie Carson Turner: Just Voices - Gospel

Amazing Grace
Down By The Riverside
Lean On Me
Let It B
O Happy Day!
Redemption Song
Soon And Very Soon
Standing In The Need Of Prayer
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Wade In The Water


SSA a cappella

Ten easy three-part a cappella arrangements of inspirational songs, for either SSA or SAT choirs, with a piano part for convenient rehearsal. All of these rousing pieces are presented in new arrangements by Barrie Carson Turner. Bringing together ten timeless songs of faith, celebration and inspiration, Just Voices: Gospel is an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Perfect for your next concert or as a fun treat for your choir.

7264 SONGBOOK $14.95

Various Arrangers: Women's Spirituals Vol 4

My Soul's Been Anchored In The Lord - arr. Rollo Dilworth
Stand on the Rock - arr. Kirby Shaw
Hold Me, Rock Me - arr. Brian Tate
Keep Yo' Lamps - arr. Rosephanye Powell
Roll, Jordan, Roll - arr. Brian Tate
Good News! - arr. Ken Berg

SSAA a cappella

"My Soul's Been Anchored In The Lord" - The iconic spiritual arrangement by Moses Hogan has been masterfully adapted for treble voices by Rollo Dilworth. From the powerful opening chords to the exhilarating call and response sections, this is a work that will bring down the house! "Keep Yo' Lamps" - Renowned composer Rosephanye Powell takes a traditional “field shout” and presents it with care for an authentic sound. There is great passion in this approach and will provide an excellent opportunity to teach the history of the African American spiritual and its importance. "Hold Me, Rock Me" - Brian Tate cleverly combined the texts from a variety of frequently used spirituals to create a brand new choral selection. The yearning for belonging is quickly evident and rocks gently to a satisfying finish. Brian Tate has been composing and arranging a steady string of choral hits that deserves our attention. Uplifting lyrics, fun-to-sing melodies and a unique form will make "Stand on the Rock" an instant hit – “smack dab in the middle of the spirit zone”! "Roll, Jordan, Roll" - This great, rocking spiritual arranged by Brian Tate is simply fun to sing! A repeated ostinato section builds to the final ending.

7206 SHEET MUSIC $10.95

Various Arrangers: Women's Spirituals Vol 3

Down in the Valley to Pray, arr. Michael Cleveland
Wade in the Water, arr. Marion Verhaalen
Some of These Days, arr. Paul Rardin
Amazing Grace, arr. Joan Szymko
Simple Gifts, arr. Amy Dalton

SSAA a cappella

'Down in the Valley to Pray' was featured in the film 'O Brother Where Art Thou?' (only it was titled 'Down in River to Pray'), workers in a field sang the song with great fervor as they swung their hoes plowing the land. The song is African-American in origin, perhaps with some Appalachian influence due to the use of the pentatonic scale. The piece should be sung with great energy, with an ever-strong pulse on the first beat of the measure. The ever-popular spiritual, 'Wade in the Water' is especially fun to sing in this arrangement. It lends itself to accompaniment well, or it can be sung a cappella. The great 3 part harmony mixed with the very expressive dynamics make it very fun to sing. The wonderful melody hardly needs decoration. At times, indeed, it seems that harmony merely gets in its way. This arrangement is intended to highlight the tune's effectiveness through its simple and straightforward persentation. With the possible exception of a slight slowing in the final few measures, the piece should remain in tempo thorughout, and dynamics should err on the side of comfortably soft. 'The 'river' figure should remain a background murmur with little or no change in dynamic. Joan Szymko's 'Amazing Grace' is very exciting, there isn't a boring line in any voice part. 'Simple Gifts' is one of 12.000 songs composed by the Shakers during the middle of the nineteenth century. Thought to be written by Shaker Elder Joseph Brackett, the song was both an instruction for like as well sa an instruction for dancing. This arrangement starts out unison before breaking off into glorious 4 part women's harmonies.

9458 SHEET MUSIC $7.95

Various Arrangers: Women's Spirituals Vol 2

Wade in the Watah (arr. Ysaye Barnwell)
This Little Light of Mine (arr. Ysaye Barnwell)
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (arr. Nina Gilbert)
Git on Board The Gospel Train (arr. Jacqueline Hairston)
I Hear A Voice A-Prayin' (arr. Houston Bright)

SSAA a cappella

Ysaye Barnwell is a member of Sweet Honey in the Rock and the unique stylings and vocal techniques of that famed ensemble are evident in this piece. "Wade in the Watah" borrows from another spiritual, Done Made My Vow, and references the great Harriet Tubman as freedom’s guide. The incredible “train effects” are amazing. The broad range of this piece, which occasionally divides into six-part treble, covers the full spectrum from low D to high B! A most impressive entry for contest, festival, or worship. Wade in the Watah will leave listeners in awe! Energetic and electric, this dynamic arrangement of the familiar spiritual, "This Little Light of Mine", will become a favorite of singers and audiences, alike. Tight harmonies and playful syncopation make this piece so much fun, it seems effortless. Altos will love their moment in the spotlight with instructions such as “chesty and raucous,” and each vocal part gets its own time to shine. A great concert, contest, or festival selection. Heard here is “Muse,” Cincinnati’s Womens Choir, Catherine Roma, conductor. " Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" - Rich, chromatic harmonies and a bluesy accompaniment support a fabulous soprano or tenor solo in this mournful spiritual. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child has long been a favorite of choirs and soloists alike, and this soulful arrangement has something for everybody.

9296 SHEET MUSIC $7.95

Kirby Shaw: Women's Spirituals Vol 1



Amazing Grace
Wade In The Water
Sinner Man
Stand on the Rock
Down By The Riverside
Plenty Good Room (On the Glory Train)

SSAA a cappella

The treatment of the classic spiritual 'Wade In The Water" by Kirby Shaw includes the elements that always seem to “work”: a soulful solo, supportive choral parts that have their own interest, and new verses that are seamless in the story. Designed to showcase that special soloist in your choir, "Down By The Riverside" gets an upbeat a cappella treatment that allows for an optional audience sing-/snap-along. John Newton's famous and beloved hymn "Amazing Grace" is perhaps one of the most well-known song in the world. This traditional setting will surely have a profound effect on your singers and audiences. Hold on to your choir robes! The invigorating a cappella adaptation of "Sinner Man", one of the great traditional spirituals, will bring your audience to their feet! Uplifting lyrics, fun-to-sing melodies and a unique form of "Stand On The Rock" will make this new original spiritual an instant hit – “smack dab in the middle of the spirit zone”!

9013 SHEET MUSIC $8.95

Nina Gilbert: Three Shaker Spirituals



Oh, The Beautiful Treasure
We Will Walk with Mother and Mourn
Hop Up and Jump Up

SSAA a cappella

Explore the American heritage of Shaker hymnody with these three settings of lesser-known, very appealing Shaker spirituals. Each brief setting grows from its underlying melody to make an exceptionally unified arrangement. With a different technique as the focus for each arrangement, these minute-long pieces make fine vocalises for your choir. "Oh the beautiful treasure," with its square rhythms, horn calls, and harmonic texture opening out and closing, is excellent for teaching chord tuning. "We will walk with Mother and mourn," with its smooth, stepwise, rising and falling melody, is a fine exercise for legato singing. "Hop up and jump up," with its crisp rhythms and phrase fragments tossed from part to part, calls for rhythmic clarity and clean entrances and cutoffs.

8035 SHEET MUSIC $3.95

John Phillips: Eight Negro Spirituals

Mary Had A Baby
You Got A Right
Never Said A Mumbalin' Word
The Train Is Bound For Glory
Steal Away To Jesus
Little David, Play On Yo' Harp
Nobody Knows De Trouble I See, Lord
Dry Bones


SSA a cappella

A collection of classic Negro spirituals arranged for unaccompanied SSA choir by John C. Phillips

7269 SONGBOOK $9.95

Marylou India Jackson: Three Spirituals




Done Foun' My Los' Sheep
Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho
Steal Away

SSAA a cappella

This quiet and gentle setting of "Done Foun' My Los' Sheep" is a showcase for your soprano soloist, with the chorus singing background chords and alleluias throughout. The text is on the parable of the lost sheep--excellent for church use. Your second altos will love "Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho" - they get the melody in the refrain, and lots of low f's during the verses. The strong rhythms of this setting will energize your chorus! Audiences get very quiet when they hear that special simple piece. "Steal Away" is one such, a lost gem from the choral director at Bennett College for Women, 1931-1935.

8036 SHEET MUSIC $3.95

Kari Ala-Pollanen: Negro Spirituals for SA Chorus

Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit
Standin' in the Need of Prayer
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
By an' By
Mary Had a Baby
Little David
Babylon's Fallin'.

SA cappella

Finnish choral conductor and composer Kari Ala-Pöllänen is the director of the acclaimed Tapiola Choir in Finland and is highly regarded thruout Europe. Here is a collection of her arrangements of Negro spirituals for SA chorus.

9653 SONGBOOK $8.95

Anonymous 4: American Charts Package

Grace
Jewett, by John Newton and R.F. Mann
Dunlap's Creek, by Isaac Watts and F. Lewis
New Britain, by John Newton and Columbian Harmony
Journey
The Morning Trumpet, by John leland and B.F. White
Resignation, by Isaac Wats, arr. Johanna Maria Rose
Poland, by Isaac Watts and Timothy Swan
Wayfaring Stranger, arr. John M. Dye
Sweet By and By, by Joseph P. Webster, arr. Johanna Maria Rose
Invitation
Holy Manna, by William Moore
Abbeville, arr. Anonymous 4
Wondrous Love, arr. James Christopher
Sweet Hour of Prayer, by William B. Bradbury
Crossing
Blooming Vale, by Isaac Watts, arr. Nym Cooke
Idumea (I), by Charles Wesley and Ananias Davisson
Sweet Prospect, by Samuel Stennett and William Walker
Shall We Gather at the River, by Robert lowry
Parting
Amanda, by Isaac Watts, Justin Morgan
Invitation, by F. Warren and William Hauser, arr. Marsha Genensky and Johanna Maria Rose
Parting Hand, by John Blain and William Walker
Angel Band, by Jefferson haskell, arr. Marsha Genensky and Johanna Maria Rose

SSAA a cappella

American Angels is the diary of Anonymous 4's first journey to the roots of Anglo-American spiritual vocal music. It includes 18th-century psalm settings and fuging tunes from rural New England, 19th century folk hymns and camp revival songs from the rural South, and gospel songs originating in the Northeastern cities and adopted in the late 19th Century by rural Southerners. Also included are the charts from some of their other recordings. SSAA

9545 SHEET MUSIC $9.95

Various Arrangers: Medieval Songs for Upper Voices


If Ye Love Me - Thomas Tallis - arr. Russell Robinson
Domine Fili Unigenite - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - arr. Matthew Michaels
Gloria Patri - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - arr. Linda Spevacek
Exultate Justi - da Viadana - arr. Russell Robinson
Gaudete Christus est natus - Piae Cantiones - arr. Jeremy Summerly
Celebrate This Day Together - Pierre Clereau - arr. Patrick M. Liebergen
There is no rose - Trinity Roll - arr. Jeremy Summerly
Alleluia - Montpellier Codex - arr. Jeremy Summerly


SSA a cappella

Our fascination with the music of the medieval era continues to grow and grow. This collection with contemporary notation and helpful performance options offers the modern choir an opportunity to celebrate the music of the past. “If Ye Love Me” is one of the most recognized anthems from the English Renaissance, in a new adaptation specifically geared to the limits of younger voices and middle school choirs. Intimate and expressive, this would work well in both concert and worship settings, and provides a great way to introduce young singers to historical choral works. “Domine Fili Unigenite” features canonic imitation, vocal ostinati, and delicately intertwining melodies, this a cappella setting is stunning. “Gloria Patri” has powerful antiphonal effect provides a dramatic vehicle for the English or Latin text! An appealing Renaissance work for both your mixed and treble ensembles! “Exultate Justi” is the famous Psalm 33 motet by Lodovico Grossi da Viadana adapted for younger ensembles. This composition is written in the typical Renaissance style of motets (a cappella sacred works) and madrigals (a cappella secular works). “Celebrate This Day Together” - energetic and rhythmic 16th-century piece is an excellent introduction to the music of the Renaissance. Includes secular or Christmas lyrics and optional hand drum.

8016 SHEET MUSIC $9.95

Various Arrangers: Medieval Songs for Female Voices



O Virgo Splendens (O Virgin Resplendent) SSA
Castitatis thalamum (Marriage bed of chastity) SA
O frondens virga (O branch, coming into leaf) - Hildegard von Bingen - Unison
Dancing - Scott Tucker - SSAA
Circle - Joan Szymko - SSA

a cappella

“O Virgin Resplendent” - A late medieval canon, moving almost entirely in fluid eighth-note triplets, comes to rest at the end of each phrase. Edited by Mark Winges for the Piedmont Children's Choirs, this piece works beautifully as a processional. “Marriage bed of Chastity” - This lively 13th-century conductus from the Las Huelgas manuscript, with added optional percussion parts, makes a very effective processional. Mary is the "marriage bed of chastity" sought by God the Father for bearing the Son. “O frondens virga” - This new edition of Hildegard's antiphon places it in its liturgical context, pairing it with a plainchant "Magnificat" (included in this edition by William Flynn). The reprise of the antiphon has an optional added voice in organum, reflecting medieval performance practice. Latin, with full translation and historical and performance notes. “Dancing” - "I stumble and tumble," begins this freely-rendered medieval text, set in 6/4 over a delightfully lurching scat ostinato in 12/8. Written for the women of the Cornell University Chorus, it works easily when conducted in a big 2. English. “Circle” - In this medieval mystic text the circle is an image for meditation, first excluding, then embracing, the world. The musical setting reflects the image with contracting and expanding textures, and a soprano solo.

8033 SHEET MUSIC $7.95

Jerry Weseley Harris (arranged by): Renaissance Pieces for Women's Voices

Love Learns By Laughing - Thomas Morley
Aye Me, Hey Ho - Thomas Weelkes
Though Philomela Lost Her Love - Thomas Morley
My Bonnie Lass - Thomas Morleys
Oh Follow, Follow On! - Clement Janequin
Fire, Fire, My Heart - Thomas Morley
Amyntas With Phylis Faire - Francis Pilkington
Farewell, Dear Love - Robert Jones
Since I First Saw Your Face - Robert Jones

SSAA a cappella

Jerry Weseley Harris has more than 500 published choral compositions, arrangements and editions, sold throughout the world. Here is a great collection of arrangements from some of the masters of the Renaissance period that are accessible and fun to sing.

8071 SHEET MUSIC $6.95

Various Arrangers: Renaissance Chorals for Women

Adoramus Te - Palestrina (arr. Russell Robinson)
Fa Una Canzona - Orazio Vecchi (arr. Russell Robinson)
Go Now My Love - Claudin DeSermisy (arr. Jerry Weseley Harris)
Exsultate Justi - Lodovico Grossi DaViadana (arr. Earlene Rentz)
Domine Fili Unigenite - Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina (arr. Don Malin)
O Music, Thou Most Lovely Art - Johann Jeep (arr. Jerry Weseley Harris)
Mon Coeur Se Recommande A Vous (arr. Russell Robinson)
Ave Maria - Arcadelt (arr. Russell Robinson

SSA cappella

The French chanson "Mon Coeur Se Recommande A Vous" (a polyphonic song popular in the 15th and 16th centuries) focuses on the subject of love. Performance notes and a pronunciation guide for the eight lines of French are included in the publication, or use the sensitive English text provided by Dr. Robinson. New edition for SSA choirs! "Exsultate Justi" - Sixteenth-century composer Lodovico Viadana created this wonderful work that is now a choral performance classic, performed regularly by choirs throughout the world. Earlene presents this new setting that will give your women a chance to shine. The most famous of all 15th Century Italian madrigals "Fa Una Canzona" is brought to life in this new Russell Robinson edition from our Developing SATB Repertoire series. Both English and Italian texts are included. This fine collection offers arrangement that are both challenging and rewarding and will certainly help boost your singers confidence.

7016 SHEET MUSIC $12.50

Various Arrangers: Rennaissance Songs for Female Voices

Virgines Prudentes - Jacob Handl
Canzonette a Tre - Claudio Monteverdi
Congratulamini Mihi Omnes - Jacob Handl
Tragico Tecti Syrmate - Orlando Di Lasso
O Magnum Mysterium - Jakob Handl

SSAA cappella

"Canzonette a Tre" - These four songs describe the pangs of thwarted romantic love: torment, desire, and longing. (The third may be the world's only love song declaring envy of a flea--including hopping rhythms.) These songs include a wide range of Renaissance musical devices, including imitation, cadential suspensions, metric changes, and dance-like rhythms. Since they are short and strophic, they give your singers multiple chances of mastering idioms of Renaissance polyphony on a small scale. "Virgines Prudentes" - This very easy double chorus piece, with Chorus I-II echoes, is a wonderful introduction to the world of more than four parts. The text, based on the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, is suitable for Advent. "Congratulamini Mihi Omnes" - "Rejoice with me, all ye who love the Lord" is the beginning of the text, expressing Mary's joy in a first-person responsory text incorporating parts of the Magnificat. This sturdy polyphonic setting concludes with an exultant homophonic section in triple meter. "Tragico Tecti Syrmate" - This angels' lament for the destruction of a city is the crown of Renaissance music for upper voices. While each of the largely syllabic parts is independent, together they interweave in a stately harmonic rhythm, conveying both the dignity of formal mourning, and the richness of the city and its people that are no more.

8031 SHEET MUSIC $11.50

Libby Larsen: Music For Upper Voices

Day Song
A Young Nun, Singing
The Witches’ Trio
Eine kleine Snailmusik
Jack’s Valentine

SSAA a cappella

As one of the most active and successful composers working today, Libby Larsen has produced a substantial body of important works for orchestra, dance, opera, choral, chamber and solo performance. Recognized for "her subtle and sophisticated harmony, revealing an extraordinary capacity for combining seemingly dissimilar elements with great ease" her works are widely performed and recorded. This is a fine collection of her arrangements that are challenging, rewarding and lots of fun to sing. "The Witches' Trio" from Hamlet is particularly interesting and the short and sweet "Jack's Valentine" (written for Jack Keroauc) is a gem.

9618 SHEET MUSIC $7.95

Sharon/Raugh: Contemporary A Cappella Collection

Designed to be introductory primers for high school or other beginning groups, the Contemporary A Cappella Association Songbooks nonetheless adhere to a fine musical standard (unlike some beginning arrangements, which can be watered down and unsatisfying). There are informative performance notes and recommendations for transposing parts, to permit performance by all male or female ensembles. In addition, a discography suggests definitive recordings of these popular songs, which can help facilitate the learning process and educate the ear. Easy to use, the CASA songbooks are an excellent resource.

Contemporary A Cappella Collection: Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Always Be My Baby
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
My Lovin'
Turn The Beat Around
Walking On Sunshine

SSAA a cappella

FUN (and challenging) contemporary songs for women's voices! Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" is set for solo and four background parts, as is "My Lovin'." "Walking On Sunshine" is written for solo plus three background parts, while the others are written for 4 parts.

6045 SONGBOOK $5.98

Contemporary A Cappella Collection: Natural Woman

A Natural Woman
It's My Party
Leader of the Pack
Lollipop
Mister Sandman
O Canada!
One Fine Day
Sweet Dreams
The Boy from New York City
The Star Spangled Banner

SSAA a cappella

A selection of standards arranged by Deke Sharon and Anne Raugh from the popular CASA songbook series. Women's arrangements - especially interesting ones - are in very short supply. That's why we're very pleased to offer this songbook. Many old standards are here, plus there are a few more challenging contemporary pieces.

1013 SONGBOOK $11.98

Contemporary A Cappella Collection: Respect

Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Dancing In The Streets
Respect
Sentimental Journey
Son-Of-A-Preacher Man

SSAA a cappella

A selection of standards arranged by Deke Sharon and Anne Raugh from the popular CASA songbook series. Women's arrangements - especially interesting ones - are in very short supply. That's why we're very pleased to offer this songbook. Many old standards are here, plus there are a few more challenging contemporary pieces.

9032 SONGBOOK $5.98

Deke Sharon / Anne Raugh: Call Me (Collection)

Call Me
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
When Will I Be Loved?
The Loco-Motion

SSAA A Cappella

Four fun songs suitable for all. Includes Debbie Harry's (Blondie) pop hit "Call Me", the big hit for Betty Everett "The Shoop Shoop Song", The Everly Brothers classic "When Will I Be Loved" and the bound-to-please audience grabber "The Loco_Motion" which was an early hit as songwriter for Carole King.

9407 SONGBOOK $2.95

Deke Sharon / Anne Raugh: Let's Hear It (Collection)

Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Let's Hear It For The Boy
Stay

SSAA A Cappella

More great pop hits that are becoming standards which also translate very well to a cappella treatments. Pat Benetar reached the top 10 with "Hit Me With Your Best Shot' and ""Let's Hear It For The Boy" from the movie "Footloose" was another big seller. Lisa Loeb has developed a sterling reputation as a great contemporary singer/songwriter and this arrangement by Deke Sharon of her "Stay" is a true delight.

9406 SONGBOOK $2.95

UNC Jazz Press: Women's Jazz 1

Shuffle Off To Buffalo arr.Marion Linton
Longing For My Love arr.Martina Freytag
Remember Me arr.Martina Freytag
Blame It On My Youth arr.Sonja Ramirez

SSAA A Cappella

This arrangement of "Shuffle Off To Buffalo" takes the listener on a captivating journey by train from a Buffalo of the 40's to one of the 90's. Equipped with train sounds and humorous quotes, this Warren/Dubin tune is lively and fun to sing. Each chorus is introduced with a rubato verse which creates a pleasing contrast. "Longing for My Love" is a composition in the style of Take Six, but much easier to learn. Surprising jazz harmony changes on uh-syllables. Very contemplative and a nice change for a normally vacuous repertoire. "Blame it On My Youth" is in the style of Autumn Leaves with notated vocal jazz improvisation part. In this emotional jazz ballad the lyrics tell of longing while two loving people are apart. "Remember Me" is a beautiful SSAA a cappella ballad. Although it is a harmonically lush arrangement, it is very singable.

9015 SHEET MUSIC $11.98

UNC Jazz Press: Women's Jazz 2

Bye, Bye Blackbird (Peggy Lee) arr. April Arabian Tini Level 3/4
Send In The Clowns (Sondheim) arr. Ray Sheehan Level 4
I Can Dream, Can't I? (Fain/Kahal) arr. Brad Rees Level 3

SSAA A Cappella

An a cappella, medium swing version of the great standard " Bye, Bye Blackbird" arranged especially for four-part women's voices. The arrangement features a special introduction, tag and open improvisation section. Playing with melody and rhythm, the arrangement offers a fun challenge to singers and promises to be a hit with audiences. Requires wide ranges (E below middle C for Alto II, and high C for Soprano I). "I Can Dream, Can't I?" is from the composers of the standard, "I'll Be Seeing You", this beautiful 1937 ballad moves between lush harmonies and flowing counterpoint. It is richly texutred, yet accessible to most groups. "Send In The Clowns: is the hauntingly beautiful ballad from Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music is arranged for four female voices. Unusual text painting devices are used to highlight the lyrics as well as tongue-in-cheek circus music. The arrangement will provide a challenge for the female group who seeks a unique setting of this wonderful show tune.

4772 SHEET MUSIC $9.98

UNC Jazz Press: Women's Jazz 3

Give Me the Simple Life (arr. Dave Cross)
Summertime (arr. Martina Freytag)
Playrooms (arr. Jim Farrell)
Queen of Hearts (arr. Deke Sharon)
I Remember Clifford (arr. Ray Sheehan)

SSAA A Cappella

Sung either soli or solo, the front section of 'Give Me the Simple Life' really sets up this chart for success. A written-out bass solo leads into an a cappella SSAA quartet feature that is 'a real gas!' Back to the bridge, on through a key change to the classic Basie "Splanky" ending. Suitable for contest or concert. Freytag's latin version of 'Summertime' will be fun for the singers and the audience. 'Playrooms' is an a cappella jazz waltz, that will set a gentle tone in your program. The text, written by Jackie Farrell, describes the beauty of young children and of the simple joys often forgotten by adults. 'Queen of Hearts' is a playful, easy to sing yet very full sounding version of this repeated pop and country top ten hit. The lead moves from part to part, giving the upper three parts each a chance to sing the melody. The alto 2 "bass line" features plenty of lyrics and countermelodies as well. 'I Remember Clifford,' a classic Benny Golson tune, is set here for female voices and a torch-style soloist. The tribute to jazz great and trumpet player, Clifford Brown, has remained a jazz standard since first introduced. The lush harmonies provide a beautiful setting for Golson's tribute. The soloist has freedom to sing the line as written or develop her own solo line.

9375 SHEET MUSIC $14.95

UNC Jazz Press: Queens Of Song

How About You? (Clooney) arr. Roger Treece Level 4
For All We Know (Coots/Lewis) arr. Skip Wilkins Level 4
Cielito Lindo (King Sisters) arr. Morgan Ames Level 3
My Funny Valentine (Rogers/Hart) arr. Vern Swain Level 4

SSAA A Cappella

"How About You". This a cappella tour-de-force is designed to feature a quartet or the entire choir. This vocal adaptation of the Rosemary Clooney/Hi-Lo's recording will challenge the most adept vocalists and will likewise impress the haughtiest self-proclaimed vocal jazz aficionado. "For All We Know" is a lush four-voice a cappella ballad for soprano soloist. Written for and performed by UNC's SUS 4. The inclusion of the verse at the end is inspired by Mark Murphy's rendition. "Cielito Lindo" is a traditional tune with very unusual rhythm approach. Tempo: breakneck. Requires good, strong sopranos. This intense rubato arrangement of the Rogers & Hart classic " My Funny Valentine", though accessible to an upper-level high school SSAA group with some jazz experience, is challenging and muscially rewarding enough for the collegiate ensemble as well. Ranges are moderate: Soprano I extends up to F5, Alto II down to Bb3, keeping the harmonies close. A soprano solo is featured in the bridge over a three-part background, leading to a dramatic high point at "Stay, little Valentine, stay!" Suggestions for breaths, expressive markings and dynamics are detailed in the score.

4773 SHEET MUSIC $11.98

UNC Jazz Press: Women's Jazz Ballads

Try A Little Tenderness - Dave Cross
Draw Me A Circle - Michele Weir SSAAA
Sounds Like Fun - Morgan Ames
Nina Never Knew - Dave Cross

SSAA A Cappella

A warm and beautiful melody with poignant lyrics set in a sensitive, a cappella arrangement makes 'Try A Little Tenderness' a festival or concert favorite. The lyrics and melody to 'Draw Me A Circle' have an almost child-like simplicity. Setting it within the framework of a harmonically sophisticated arrangement has created a lovely and poignant piece. It is a cappella, rubato and features a fairly lengthy soprano solo. 'Sounds Like Fun' is a short and sweet showpiece. It is part ballad, part rhythmic masterpiece. The hot chords and flashy vocal moves eloquently, but not difficultly, to the very end. This chart is sure to be enjoyed by all those who sing it or just listen to it! 'Nina Never Knew' is an expressive and sensitive ballad setting with a beautiful, lyric melody. Medium difficult, but well worth the effort!

4774 SHEET MUSIC $8.98

UNC Jazz Press: For Women Only

The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel arr. Deke Sharon
Rockin' Robin - arr. Deke Sharon
Goodbye Old Paint - arr. Morgan Ames
I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do - arr. Morgan Ames
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Russell/Ellington - arr. Ward Swingle
Silent All These Years

SSAA A Cappella

This close harmony version of the Simon and Garfunkel classic "The Sound Of Silence" works well for beginning groups looking for interesting material, or advanced groups interested in a beautiful mood piece allowing for emotional interpretation. Mixing close harmony with arpeggiated textures, this arrangement allows each voice a turn with the solo line, and plenty of opportunity for rubato and expressive dynamics. This upbeat finger snappin' pop version of the doo-wop classic " Rockin' Robin" will add some spark (and tweet) to your repertoire without being too difficult. The solo moves from part to part, allowing every singer a chance in the spotlight. "Goodbye Old Paint" is a delightful western classic using modern harmonies and approach and "I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do" is a ballad of the 40's in block harmonies. The tempo is medium. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" is one of the many great Ellington songs, arranged here for treble voices. The singers can feel free to alter the scat if it works better that way. "Silent All These Years". Tori Amos broke onto the music scene with this introspective ballad, and this arrangement captures all of the original's delicate moodiness. The background voices weave smooth patterns and ring warm chords. This is an excellent showcase for an expressive soloist (can either be a soprano or alto 1). SSSAA a cappella (4 part with solo).

4775 SHEET MUSIC $15.98

Ysaye Barnwell: Arrangements for Women's Voices

There Is A Balm In Gilead
Sound-Bite From Bejing
More Than A Paycheck
On Children



SSAA a cappella

Most known for her singing with and musical compositions performed and recorded by Sweet Honey In The Rock, Dr. Barnwell has composed and arranged music appearing on 10 recordings on the Rounder, Flying Fish, Earthbeat!/Warner and Music For Little People Labels and has been a commissioned composer on numerous and varied dance, choral, film, and video.

9441 SHEET MUSIC $6.95

Javier Busto: Arrangements Vol 1



Ave Maria
Bustapi (For The Peace)
The Lord Is My Shepherd
Magnificat

SSAA a cappella

The beautiful choral writing of Javier Busto speaks to the heart. His “Ave Maria” is one of the great works, which permits a choir to perform to the fullest, emotionally as well as technically. A fine choice for a festival program. Composed for the Tapiola Choir, the theme for “For The Peace”, describes in its three sections how provocation and violence are turned into understanding and peace. The Lord Is My Shepherd is an equally brilliant setting of the 23rd Psalm. Magnificat is perfect for your Children's Choir Christmas program!

9085 SHEET MUSIC $6.98

Javier Busto: Arrangements Vol 2

Laudate Dominum
Popule Meus
Salve Regina

SSAA a cappella

The popular latin text 'Laudate Dominum,' is brought to life in Javier Busto's brilliant setting. The graceful setting of 'Salve Regina' highlights the beauty of the female voice. For ambitious choirs, it would be an excellent concert or competition choice. The beautiful setting of 'Pupule Meus' will be enjoyed equally by the singers and audience alike!

9086 SHEET MUSIC $5.98

Clough-Leighter: The A Cappella Singer

Now in the month of Maying (Morley)
April is in my Mistress' face (Morley)
Sing we and chant it (Morley)
My Bonny Lass (Morley)
Shoot, false love, I care not (Morley)
Dainty, fine, sweet nymph (Morley)
Flora gave me fairest flowers (Wilbye)
Adieu, sweet Amarillis (Wilbye)
Grace my lovely ones, fair beauties (Weelkes)
I thought that Love had been a boy (Byrd)
Let go, why do you stay me (Bennett)
The Silver Swan (Gibbons)
Rest, sweet nymphs (Pilkington)
In the delightful, pleasant groves (Purcell)
Matona, lovely maiden (di Lasso)
I know a young maiden wondrous fair (di Lasso)
O eyes of my beloved (di Lasso)
My heart doth beg you'll not forget (di Lasso)
Gay little Nymph (Regnard
One smiling summer morning (Verdelot)
To woodland glades I must fare (Tessier)
Coletta (Gevaert)
Spring returns (Marenzio)
So well I know who's happy (Vecchia)
You defy me, my beloved foe (Giovanelli)
Cloud Messengers (Cui)
Radiant stars, above the mountains glowing (Nocturne)

"The A Cappella Singer" books, of which this is the second, are designed to bring much of this music in most engaging variety and excellence into schools, colleges, universities, clubs, communities and homes. While the other books in this series are designed for mixed voice, this book is designed for female voices, containing Madrigals and Ayres with all their grace, wit and lyrical charm; the ineffably lovely and truly religious music of Bach, Brahms and other composers nearer our own times; and fine arrangements of folk songs: this is an endlessly rich field containing most of the best choral music in the world. SSAA

9050 SONGBOOK $12.98

Tom Fettke: Women Sing Great Hymns of the Faith

Sing the Mighty Power of God
Jesus Saves!
All the Way My Savior Leads Me
Jesus Love Me, This I Know
All Creatures of Our God and King
Higher Ground
Praise Him! Praise Him!
I Must Tell Jesus
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought
I Love Thee with More Love to Thee
Jesus Shall Reign
Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee
Crown Him With Many Crowns

SSA

This exciting collection of favorite hymns has been compiled and arranged especially for women's voices by the incomparable Tom Fettke. Singable and timeless, the songs in this resource are useful for trios, ensembles or full ladies chorus. With accompaniment.

7033 SONGBOOK $8.95

Dave Williamson: Blessings, Honor and Praise

Above All
Draw Me Close
God of Wonders
He Knows My Name
Here I Am To Worship
I Will Remember Thee
Light of the World
Oh The Glory of Thy Presence
The Power of Your Love
Shout to the North
Take This Life
We Fall Down
You Are My Refuge
Your Love Feeds My Soul
Peace Like a River

SSA

Give the women of your church the tools to sing and lead your congregation in worship with arranger Dave Williamson's collection of 14 favorite praise and worship songs. In Blessing, Honor and Praise you'll discover the soaring, simple beauty of women's voices blended for a sweet and fluid sound. The unison, two and three part arrangements include occasional solos for variety and are all designed to be approachable for singers of all skill levels. Optional parts for female worship teams (groups of three to six voices) are spread throughout the collection as well as two a cappella arrangements. With heart-moving songs like "We Fall Down," "Above All," and "Take This Life," the entire congregation can join together in worship with Blessing, Honor and Praise. With accompaniment.

6891 SONGBOOK $8.95

Larry Pugh (editor): 6 Anthems For Women's Voices



How Can I Keep From Singing? - Mary Lynn Lightfoot
Lulay Alleluia - Ruth Elaine Schram
I'm Gonna Sing - Andre J. Thomas
Christ Came To Bethlahem - Victor C Johnson
Prayer For Peace - Mary Lynn Lightfoot
Father (O God), We Worship You - Victor C Johnson

SSA

Six attractive SSA anthems—varied in musical style, both seasonal and non-seasonal in service usage, and all best-sellers in separate octavo format from some of today’s favorite composers - are now offered in this remarkable budget-stretching choral collection: "6 Anthems for Women’s Voices." Let the men of the choir join their families in the congregation for Sunday worship and have the opportunity to enjoy hearing their female cohorts sing these inspirational anthems - not only a great treat, but one in which they can reciprocate with the use of the companion volume of "7 Anthems for Men’s Voices!". It is a wonderful opportunity to offer musical variety for the congregation, a Sunday “off” for half your choir, and to feature the talents of your female choir members.

8101 SONGBOOK $6.95

Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor): In Concert! For SSA



How Can I Stop Singing My Song? - Cynthia Gray
The River Sleeps Beneath The Sky - Mary Lynn Lightfoot
A Jubilant Gloria - Linda Spavacek
The Linden Tree - Sherri Porterfield
The Birthday of My Life - Eugene Butler
Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier - Brad Printz
O Wind! - Mary Lynn Lightfoot
The Poet Sings - Z. Randall Stroope
Leave No Song Unsung - Linda Spavacek

SSA

Best-selling repertoire in a practical voicing makes up this collection for concerts for festivals. The nine selections by leading composers offer a wide spectrum of styles and moods. All are designed to challenge and expand the ability and versatility of the choir, energize singers, and entertain audiences-and at half the cost of separate octaves Includes accompaniment.

7077 SONGBOOK $8.95

Camp Kirkland: Worship From The Heart ... For Women's Voices

Grace Alone
Nobody Fills My Heart Like Jesus
Jesus, We Crown You with Praise
You Are My All in All
It Is Good
How Deep the Father's Love for Us
Love Is the More Excellent Way
Our Great Savior
Dying to Reach You
What a Faithful God
Wonderful Grace of Jesus
Beautiful Baby
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Send Me
O the Blood of Jesus
Nothing But the Blood
There Is a Fountain
In the Manger
He's Been Faithful

Word Music has provided solid resources for women's ensembles and choruses for years. How many times have you worked with your ladies' ensemble out of "that Green book that Word did?" This new collection, Worship from the Heart ... for Women's Voices continues that great tradition and at the same time breaks new ground. Camp Kirkland has compiled a fabulous collection of songs for women's choir. He was careful to include a wide variety of titles that you can use for almost every occasion. From non-seasonal praise and worship, to Christmas and Easter, these arrangements feature contemporary standards, hymn classics and other new favorites. SSA with some keyboard accompaniement

4001 SONGBOOK $8.95

Tom Fettke: The Best of Tom Fettke for Women's Voices, Vol 1

Be Still and Know
Canticle of Praise (Medley)
Coming Down
Good Old Gospel Singing (Medley)
How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings
If Heaven Never Was Promised to Me
Lamb of God
Midnight Cry
People Need the Lord
Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy
The Rock of Faith Is Jesus
Rose of Bethlehem
This World Is Not My Home

For years, Tom Fettke has provided women's ensembles with beautiful arrangements for every season of the church year. In The Best of Tom Fettke for Women's Voices, Vol. 1, Tom has selected his favorite arrangements of artist songs, choral classics, southern gospel classics and even Christmas songs to make a wonderful collection that celebrates decades of his exemplary arranging for women's voices. The songs selected run the gambit of styles; from soaring ballads and quiet expressions of faith and trust, all the way to toe-tapping southern gospel! Every song in the book can be performed with the fully orchestrated accompaniment found on the Stereo Accompaniment CD, or you can choose to use the piano accompaniment in the book. Your women will love the collection of songs found in The Best of Tom Fettke for Women's Voices, Vol. 1, and will find many options for worship services and concerts throughout the year!

1027 SONGBOOK $8.95

Tom Fettke: Gospel According to Ladies

Bright and Morning Star (Medley)
Coming Again
Coming Down
For What Earthly Reason
Good Old Gospel Singing (Medley)
Hallelujah! Praise the Lamb
He is Here
He Knows Just What I Need
Holy Lamb of God
I'm Glad I Know Who Jesus Is
I've Never Been This Homesick Before
Reaching
Rise
Satisfied
Talkin' 'Bout the love of God
The King and I Medley
The Lord in This Place
The Way of the Cross Led Me Home
There's Still Power in the Blood
This World is Not My Home
We Shall Rise
We're Gonna Make It
What a Day That Will Be
Where the Spirit of the Lord Is

Southern gospel favorites for SSA ladies' voices, arranged by Tom Fettke. Trios, ensembles, and full choirs will enjoy singing these 30 songs for Sunday morning and evening services or anytime. The 24 arrangements also include four a cappella selections with an optional fourth part.

7099 SONGBOOK $8.95

Mosie Lister: Ladies Sing Gospel

Feel Like Flying Away
His Grace Is Sufficient for Me
I Should Have Been Crusified
I'm on the Battlefield
Jesus, the Light of the World (Medley)
Joy Comes In the Morning
Light Up the Sky
Still Feelin' Fine
Sweeter as the Days Go By
Then I Met the Master
Try Jesus
Turning Point
We Will Lift Up the Name of the Lord
Where No One Stands Alone
You Are My Song

A dynamic compilation of 15 accessible arrangements for ladies' trios, ensembles, and choirs. This unique gathering of themes includes testimony, worship and praise, invitation, and Christian life. Arranged by Mosie Lister some with keyboard accompaniement.

7096 SONGBOOK $8.95

Various Arrangers: Contemporary Praise for Ladies' Voices

Bright and Morning Star (Medley)
Coming Again
Coming Down
For What Earthly Reason
Good Old Gospel Singing (Medley)
Hallelujah! Praise the Lamb
He is Here
He Knows Just What I Need
Holy Lamb of God
I'm Glad I Know Who Jesus Is
I've Never Been This Homesick Before
Reaching
Rise
Satisfied
Talkin' 'Bout the love of God
The King and I Medley
The Lord in This Place
The Way of the Cross Led Me Home
There's Still Power in the Blood
This World is Not My Home
We Shall Rise
We're Gonna Make It
What a Day That Will Be
Where the Spirit of the Lord Is

Contemporary praise and worship for ladies' choir, ensemble, or trio. A rich and lively blend of favorite praise songs, contemporized hymns and fresh songs. Nineteen arrangements by Dennis Allen, Camp Kirkland, Russell Mauldin, Tom Fettke, and Michael Lawrence, including such titles as Bow the Knee; Desire of My Heart; The Call; We Fall Down; and many more.

7098 SONGBOOK $8.95

Tom Fettke: Ladies Rejoice

A Perfect Heart
Ceaseless Praise
Christlike Medley - He's Still Workin' on Me, Let the Beauty of Jesus be Seen in Me, 2 Corinthians 3:18
Forever
God Exalted Him
He Giveth More Grace
He Loved Me
Heaven's Jubilee
His Grace is Sufficient for Me
How Majestic is Your Name
I Will Glory in the Cross
I'm Climbing Up the Mountain
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee - A Meditiation: Sun of My Soul, Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee, Fairest Lord Jesus
Lift Up A Song
Lord, Let me Serve - Medley: Lord, Let Me Serve, This Is My Prayer
Near the Cross
Proclaim the Glory of the Lord
Shut De Do
Ten Thousand Angels
The Birthday of a King
The Love of God
Victory in Jesus
We've Come, O Lord

This best selling collection for female voices includes 23 arrangements for ladies' choirs or ensembles. Includes contemporary and gospel favorites in attractive and practical arrangement. Some seasonal selections included. SSA, some with optional fourth part

1020 SONGBOOK $8.95

Philip Ledger (editor): Anthems For Choirs 3 - Sopranos and Altos

Introits
Alleluia Psallat
Quam Pulcra Es
O Vos Omnes
Ave Regina Caelorum
O Crux Benedicta
O Dommine Jesu Christe
Surgens Jesu
Two Canons
Im Himmelreich
In Praise Of God
Veni, Creator
Hymn To The Virgin
O Bone Jesu
Psalm 13
Psalm 150
Song Of The Sun
Good - Nature To Animals
Christ The Lord Is Risen Again
Anthem For The Trinity

Anthems For Choirs Volume 3 is comprised of anthems in three or more parts and a set of five introits. Four new anthems have been specially commisioned from David Lord, John Rutter, Robert Sherlaw Johnson, and Phyllis Tate. With the exception of Christmas all seasons of the church's year are represented in the collection. There are 24 anthems included in this volume.

9142 SONGBOOK $16.95

Philip Ledger: Anthems For Choirs 2 - Sopranos and Altos

Advent
Lent
Passiontide
Easter
Ascension
Pentecost
Trinity
Festivals
Festivals Of The NVM
Saints' Day
Michaelmas
All Saints' Day
All Souls' Day
Communion and Corpus Christi Feasts Of The Holy Cross Evening
The Church and Dedication Festivals

The two volumes Anthems for Choirs 2 and 3 form a comprehensive collection for soprano and alto voices ranging from the 13th century to the present day. They are suitable for cathedral, church, school, women's, girls', and boys' choirs. Volume 2 is devoted to unison and two-part anthems whilst Volume 3 comprises anthems in three or more parts and a set of five introits. Four new anthems have been specially commissioned from David Lord, John Rutter, Robert Sherlaw Johnson, and Phyllis Tate. With the exception of Christmas (most choir libraries already contain music for this festival) all seasons of the Church's year are represented in the collection. There are 24 anthems in each book.

9469 SONGBOOK $16.95

Katherine Davis: The Green Hill - for three part choir SSA

A Babe So Tender - Old Flemish Carol.
But the Lord is Mindful of His Own - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
Deck Thyself, my Soul, With Gladness - Johann Cruger/Johann Sebastian Bach
Ding-Dong! Merrily on High - French Air: Branle De l'Official
Father Eternal - Cesar Franck
From God Shall Naught Divide Me - Johann Sebastian Bach
Glory to God - Giovanni Pieruigi da Palestrina.
God is a Spirit - Wiliam Sterndale Bennett
God our Father, Lord of Heaven (Tantum Ergo) - Jose Maria Beobide
Good Christian Men, Rejoice - Ancient German Carol.
He Shall Feed His Flock - Georg Friedrich Handel
Holy, Holy, Holy! - Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovski .
How Beautiful are the Feet - Georg Friedrich Handel
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Jesu, Holy Spirit - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Let All Things Now Living - Traditional
Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending - W. Owen
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming - 16th Century Melody
Long Hast Thou Stood, O Church of God - Ludvig M. Lindeman
O For a Heart to Praise my God - Orlando Gibbons
O Holy Jesu - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
O Rejoice, Ye Christians, Loudly - Johann Sebastian Bach.
O Sacred Head now Wounded - Hans Leo Hassler
Praise the Lord! Franz Joseph Haydn
Rejoice in the Lord Alway - Henry Purcell
The King of Love my Sheperd is - Ancient Irish Hymn
The Spacious Firmament - Franz Josef Haydn
Thou Knowest, Lord - Henry Purcell
Turn Thee, again, O Lord - Thomas Attwood .
Up, up! My Heart, With Gladness - Johann Cruger
We Gather Together (Prayer of Thanksgiving) - Netherlands Folk Song
We Give Thee but Thine Own.
What Child is This? - English Melody
Where Are Those Who Long Have Striven - Franz Peter Schubert
Ye Sons and Daughters of the King - Franz Liszt
Ye That Have Spent the Silent Night - Nikolaus Hermann
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

The anthems in this book have been chosen from the best religious music of many churches, countries, and centuries. Since the amount of good church music composed for women’s voices is practically negligible, the book contains for the most part traditional airs and carols newly harmonized, arrangements of music composed originally for mixed voices, and a few judiciously selected songs originally composed for solo voice, to which choral parts have been added. There are included a number of anthems intended to be sung without accompaniment and simple enough for a young choir’s first venture into a cappella singing. Accompaniments are provided, but are marked FOR REHEARSAL ONLY, and directors are urged to let their choirs experience the delight and growth that comes from this kind of singing, and never to doubt their ability to undertake it.

9620 SONGBOOK $14.95

Libby Larsen: The Womanly Song of God



The Womenly Song of God

SSSSAAAA a cappella

When I first read Catherine de Vinck's jubilant celebration of birth, renewal, and life "The Womanly Song of God" (the complete poem appears on page 27), I heard it as a head-tossing, laughing, dancing first-person soliloquy. I was immediately drawn to its energy and set out to compose a work with exactly the same feeling. The Choir acts both as a singing group and as drumming group. The piece begins with a "call to the dance" consisting of an upward scale that builds to a diatomic nine-note chord. Following this, the choir becomes a drumming group, spinning sung rhythmic patterns into a buoyant accompaniment to the sung text. C major (Ionian mode) anchors the piece tonally. As the piece progresses, the choir, as drumming group, adds foot-stomping and hand-clapping, until the piece becomes a vibrant song-dance. - Libby Larsen

9654 SONGBOOK $5.50

Various Arrangers: Augsburg Choirbook for Women

Ah, Holy Jesus
Cold December's Winds Were Stilled
Come, Gracious Spirit
For The Beauty Of The Earth
How Can I Keep From Singing
The King Of Love My Shepard Is
Many In One
My Soul's Been Anchored In The Lord
Nunc Dimittis
O Splendor Of God's Glory Bright
Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep
Tears Will Dry
Thou Shalt Know Him
Three German Carols
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

SSAA

The Augsburg Choirbook for Women offers diverse musical selections for choirs of all ages and abilities from high school through adult. The high quality and yet accessible music in this volume will be useful to church, college and community choirs. The volume contains a cappella settings as well as gospel settings with piano and voicings from unison to SSAA. Composers include Nancy Grundahl, Carolyn Jennings, Anne Krentz Organ and Bruce Trinkley. This will be a wonderful addition to a choral library.

9512 SONGBOOK $9.95

Randall Thompson: A Cappella Compositions for Women's Voices

Alleluia
Rosemary
The Gate of Heaven
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Pueri Hebraeorum

SSAA A Cappella

Five choral works by one of the master's of 20th century American choral music. Randall Thompson’s "Alleluia" - since 1940, this classic of classics has become one of the nation’s most-often performed choral works. Rare is the church, school, community, or professional choir that has not sung it. The masterful construction and simplicity of text (Alleluia, Amen) make the Alleluia suitable for almost any choir for almost any occasion. "The Gate of Heaven" was composed for the dedication of the Jessie Ball duPont Chapel, Hollins College, Virginia, 1959. It is particularly suitable for the dedication of religious buildings. "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" In response to a complaint from his students about having to use Latin texts, Dr. Thompson composed this motet at the blackboard for his class in modal counterpoint. The text is the familiar bedtime prayer from The New England Primer. "Pueri Hebraeorum" was composed in 1928 for the Wellesley College Choir, when the enrollment grew to twice the size the chancel could accommodate. The choirs sang back and forth from opposite ends of the chapel. Jacob Handl's Haec Dies had suggested the pattern for eight-part chorus. The voice parts may be doubled by two quartets of similar instruments. The text is in Latin. Particularly suitable for Palm Sunday. "Rosemary", the name of Thampson's daughter, was commission by the Women's University Glee Club of New York and is based on a cycle of American verse. Any one of these compositions would make an interesting and rewarding addition to a women's choir repertoire.

9163 SHEET MUSIC $14.95

Various Arrangers: Madrigals for SSA

Sing We and Chant It (Thomas Morley arr. Russell Robinson)
Fire, Fire (Thomas Morley arr. Russell Robinson)
All Ye Who Music Love (Baldassare Donato arr. Russell Robinson)
Three New Madrigals (arr Jay Althouse)
- Come, Celebrate this Festive Day
- How Fair A Rose?
- All Ye, the Music Makers

SAA a cappella

New for SSA! Russell Robinson has now adapted this widely performed madrigal "Sing We and Chant It" for treble choirs. It's superbly reduced to preserve the harmonic and melodic structure of the original 5-part work. The quintessential madrigal, it features dynamic variations, much repetition for quick learning, and an open score for easy reading. Russell Robinson has adapted "Fire, Fire", one of Thomas Morley's most enduring madrigals, for 3-part voices, just right for today's young and developing choirs. The independent vocal lines make it an excellent learning piece and a perfect "first madrigal" for any choir. "All Ye Who Love Music" was given its English text by Thomas Oliphant in 1837. This arrangement has been lowered one step from the original key of G major to F major. The soprano (Part 1) melody is basically the same; however, Parts II and III have been arranged iin such a way as to limit the range and for ease of singing, while retaining the sound and flavor of the original. As will all Renaissance madrigals, this piece should be sung lightly and lyrically. This trio of fresh, new, madrigals from Jay Althouse is a valuable addition to the choral repertoire SSA choirs. The first is in a traditional madrigal style, with a "fa la la" section and features and echo chorus. The second is lush and lovely, homophonic in nature, with a thought-provoking text. The third is up-tempo and includes an optional hand drum: it could be used as a processional or at a madrigal dinner. Use any or all of the three for concerts, contests, and adjudications.

9288 SONGBOOK $6.50

Malle Babbe Womens Choir: Songs of Survival (arranged by Margaret Dryburgh)

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Largo from Symphony No. 9 from "The New World"
The Captive's Hymn
Away In a Manger
Cowley Carol
Good King Wenceslas
Hark The Herald Angel's Sing
Pastoral Symphony from "Messiah"
Sleep, Holy Babe
The First Nowell
Bolero
Londonderry Air
Minuet in G
Prelude, Op. 28, No. 20
Auld Lang Syne
Country Gardens
Faery Song
To a Wild Rose, from "Woodland Sketches"
Allegro, From Sonata in C Major, K. 545
Andante Cantabile, Form String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11
Morning, from "Peer Gynt"
Raindrops, Prelude, Op. 28, No. 15

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These pieces of music came into being in a prison camp on Sumatra. The initial idea was Norah Chambers, and Margaret Dryburgh and her worked on the various pieces. Some they did together and others individually, depending on how well we could remember the original pieces of music. The idea was to bring singers together - Dutch, British, Australian - about thirty in all, to make music to uplift us and perhaps to bring some beauty and sanity. The music was written on odd bits of paper, mostly in pencil, and written as small as possible to save paper. It was difficult at first to sing without words, what sound to make, the tempo and the color. The One sound not used was "AH." It was too throaty. We found the best sounds were "Ne, Le." When notes had to be subg together, as in "Morning Sun," the sixteenth notes were not broken, but sung legato. The sounds used were "Le," with the accent on the first note of the sixteenth notes, such as humming was used when there was a solo singer as undercurrent to the melody. These are fascinating works with a real-life history of perservence and courage. A great addition to any concert.

9412 SHEET MUSIC $10.95

Lana Walter: Magnificat

Magnificat anima mea
Quia fecit mihi magna
Et misericordia
Fecit potentiam
Esurientes
Sicut locutus est
Sicut erat in principio

SAA a cappella

This multi-movement setting of the Song of Mary is a major contribution to the concert literature for women’s chorus. Commissioned by the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble in 2000, its exceptionally intelligent text setting and pure beauty of sound make this a work you will want to add to your repertoire. Two of the movements, “Et misericordia” and “Esurientes,” stand alone well as short anthems. Duration: 14 minutes. Latin, with full translation.

9495 SONGBOOK $7.95

Maggi Payne: Desertscapes

Pyramid Lake
Death Valley
Bryce Canyon
Devil's Playground

SSAA a cappella

This is that special collection of songs for your special choir: a tonal, a cappella, double chorus tour de force of minimalist techniques that sounds like...the desert! This piece repays careful study: the conductor who helps the singers identify repeated patterns, and the relation of each part to its counterpart in the other chorus, will accelerate the learning process. Your reward is four sections of differing programmatic effects, to be performed as one long movement.

9496 SONGBOOK $5.95

Elektra Womens Choir: Canadiana for Women's Voices




Log Drivers' Waltz - Arr. Ron Smail
Lullaby - Arr. Keith Hamel
O Canada- Arr. Diane Loomer

SSAA a cappella

“Log Drivers' Waltz” is a showstopper of a piece! This work is a piece of classic Canadiana, is funny and exciting, and includes a coloratura soprano solo. “Lullaby” wonderfully crafted work uses lullaby words from many different cultures of Canada including First Nations languages, French and English. It is atmospheric and evocative, soothing the listener with overlapping textures and sounds. “O Canada” - A four part a cappella setting of Canada's national anthem with both French and English versions included.

9712 SHEET MUSIC $5.95

Elektra Womens Choir: Choral Classics




Adam Lay Ybounden - Arr. Matthew Larkin
Ave Maria - Arr. David MacIntyre
Missa Brevis) - Arr. Missa Brevis
Salve Regina - Arr. Ramona Luengen

SSAA a cappella

“Adam Lay Ybounden” was written originally for a small church choir, this piece takes the ancient text and sets it with a mystical angularity, but maintaining a beautiful sense of line. Includes a small soprano solo. Written for Elektra Women's Choir, this piece is now heard around the world. Using only the words "Ave Maria" this rhythmic and visionary work is suitable for women's or very advanced children's choir. “Missa Brevis” is a short mass setting for unaccompanied women's or treble choir consists of Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei. Although not technically demanding, the work requires sensitivity of phrasing and detailed attention to text and word stress. The heartfelt simplicity of expression underlines the inherent reverence and beauty of this liturgical text. Performance note: Missa Brevis can also be sung by a mixed chorus with tenors doubling sopranos and basses doubling altos. “Salve Regina” is one of the Catholic Church's four Marian antiphons, is set for unaccompanied women's choir and solo flute or solo soprano. With thick, luscious harmonies, this is a challenging piece of music, at times requiring 8-part divisi. The work requires a good sense of flow, attention to word stress and a convincing understanding of the piece's structure.

9713 SHEET MUSIC $8.50

Zoltan Kodaly: Mountain Nights - Songs Without Words for Women's Voices

Mountain Nights I (SSA div.)
Mountain Nights II (SSA)
Mountain Nights III (SSA)
Mountain Nights IV (SSAA)
Mountain Nights V (SSA div.)

A fascinating and fun set of wordless songs by the Hungarian master.

9079 SHEET MUSIC $7.50

William Dawson: Tuskegee A Cappella Choral Series for Women

Ain'-A That Good News!
Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
There Is A Balm In Gilead

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William Levi Dawson, born in 1899, was educated at Tuskegee Institute, the Horner Institute of Fine Arts, and the American Conservatory, and wrote his own "Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony" in 1934. He began publishing and recording his arrangements of traditional African-American spirituals in 1955 and they are now considered to be some of the finest examples of the genre. Here are a selection of his finest works for unaccompanied female voices. Sing out Sisters! Recommended!

9219 SHEET MUSIC $3.95

William Dawson: Tuskegee Choral Series for Women

I Wan' To Be Ready
You Got To Reap Just What You Sow
Slumber Song
Feed-A My Sheep
Out In The Fields

SSAA

Here are a selection of his works with piano accompaniment. When they are as good as this we have to forgo our a cappella only policy!

9220 SHEET MUSIC $5.95

Sweet Honey in The Rock: Continuum

Breaths
Would You Harbor Me?
We Are...
Cum Ba Yah
Young and Positive
Inner Voices
Run
Denko
Fulani Chant
Dream Songs Of Love
Wodaabe Nights
Alunde
Stay
Prayer To The One
Goin' To See My Baby
Motherless Chil'
Ella's Song
Sometime
I Remember, I Believe
No More Auction Block

Long awaited, the 20 arrangements contained herein are a joyous testimony to the significance of this African-American female ensemble. Compiled and edited by Ysaye M Barnwell, whose bass register and poignant compositions are an integral component of the Sweet Honey character, the songbook also includes performance notes, a discography and several essays. The voice ranges vary, depending upon the arrangement, but are typically five part, and reach down into the bass clef, notated as SATB plus lead. Their songs are living and breathing entities, and the texture of their sound requires flexibility. As said of Sweet Honey in the foreword, by Harry Belafonte, "their melodies make the soul sing!"

8515 SONGBOOK $24.98

Libana

The women's ensemble Libana performs music from around the world: African, Hawaiian, Native American, Rennaissance and Shaker are just some of the diverse groups represented in these rounds, chants and songs. Arranged for treble voices, with some harmony parts - though many are rounds or unison - these arrangements are simple enough for a beginning group to enjoy. They have been selected not only for their musical value, but also their historical merit and spiritual meaning as well.

Libana: Night Passage

Whatever Circles Comes from the Center
Dark of the Moon
Oh Mama Bakudala
Summer Solstice
I Have A Million Nightingales
Bim Bam
Learned of Angel
V'asu Li Mikdash
The Breeze at Dawn
We All Come from the Goddess
Yemaya
Vem Kan Segla
Er a la vo
Night Goes Back
Ise Oluwa
Deep Peace

This songbook features all the arrangements of the songs from the same titled recording.

9753 SONGBOOK $12.98

Libana: A Circle Is Cast

It Joyed My Heart
Ah, Comme C'est Chose Belle
Sure As The Wind
A River Of Birds
Autumn Time
Fly, Fly, Fly
In May, That Lusty Season
Lachen
Full Moonlight Dance
Kore Chant
Ma Belle Sinkwanee
Young Rider
As I Mee Walked
A Perfect Fire
The Earth, The Air, The Fire, The Water
A Circle Is Cast
Mowtay
The Earth Is Our Mother
Ancient Mother
Russian Lullaby
Eyli
Highter
Round And Round
Sisters, Now Our Meeting Is Over

The 22 songs on the CD by the same name are here as well. All of the songs are rounds or chants, with three of the chants including additional harmony lines. As with "Fire Within" the collection is appropriate for entry level groups as well as advanced women's ensembles looking to add some deceptively simple material to their repertoire. The songs are drawn from a diversity of cultures: Renaissance France ("Ah, Comme C'est Chose Belle"), Native American ("Mowtay," "The Earth is Our Mother," "Ancient Mother"), Israeli ("Eyli"), Eastern European ("Russian Lullaby"), as well as recent works and folk songs of unknown origins.

1224 SONGBOOK $12.98

Libana: A Fire Within
Fire Within
Hotaru Koi
Treeplanter's Round
Con El Viento
Good Friend
Kona Kai Opua I Ka Lai
O Virgo Splendens
Rise Up O Flame
Neesa
Lullaby
Clear Horizon
Ode To Contentment
I Will Be Gentle With Myself
Now I Walk In Beauty
Be Like A Bird
Lo Yisa Goy
Kwaheri
And She Will Rise

The 18 songs on the CD by the same name are all found within this songbook. Twelve of the songs are rounds or chants, with the others largely three part harmony settings. So this collection will be appropriate for womens' or girls' groups looking for straightforward harmony settings of women-oriented songs. While the songs are accessible to all levels of singers, we think even advanced ensembles will find material here that will round out their performances. The songs include Native American chants ("Neesa," "Now I Walk In Beauty"), two Renaissance Spanish pieces ("O Virgo Splendens," "Con El Viento"), a Swedish "Lullaby," and a Shaker hymn "Ode to Contentment."

1223 SONGBOOK $12.98

Sweet Adelines: Meet Me In The Lobby

Meet Me in the Lobby is a delightful collection of short, easy-to-follow arrangements - perfect for Sweet Adelines at all levels. ŒThe songs are familiar old standards which epitomize the barbershop style. ŒGreat barbershop tunes like Amazing Grace, Auld Lang Syne, Let Me Call You Sweetheart and Take Me Out To The Ball Game, along with a collection of popular tags, give all those regional weekend late night die-hards a Œquick choice of repertoire. Meet Me in the Lobby is a great source for pick-up quartets, tag quartetting, warm-up songs, audience sing-alongs, woodshedding practice and much more.

Ain't She Sweet?, Amazing Grace, Auld Lang Syne, Down By the Old Mill Stream, Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue, Gypsy Love Song, Heart of My Heart, If I Had My Way, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Love's Old Sweet Song, Tell Me Why, My Wild Irish Rose, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, When You Wore a Tulip, Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Anything Goes, City of Refuge (Run, Run, Run), Last Night Was the End of the World, My Melancholy Baby, Please Don't Give My Daddy No More Wine, The Sunshine of Your Smile, When I Leave the World Behind, When It's Sleepy Time Down South, Where the Black-Eyed Susan Grows

2817 SONGBOOK $11.95

Sweet Adelines: Mass Sing Songbook

Battle Hymn of the Republic - Judy West
The Best of Times, From La Cage Aux Folles - Tedda Lippincott
Carolina In The Morning - Jean Shook
How We Sang Today - Bev Sellers
I'd Like to Teach The World To Sing - Joni Bescos
I'm All Alone - Floyd Connett
San Francisco Bay Blues - Dave Stevens
Send Your Love - Renee Craig
That's What Friends Are For - Bev Sellers
Tuxedo Junction - June Dale
We'll Meet Again - Carolyn Healey
When I Take My Sugar to Tea - Renee Craig
The Winner's Song - Mary Ann Wydra
You're the Spirit of Sweet Adelines - Lynnell Diamond
Harmonize the World - Nancy Bergman

Some of the most accomplished arrangers of 4 part barbershop ladies voices have contributed to this fine collection.

2841 SHEET MUSIC $14.95

Sweet Adelines: Mary K Coffman Songbook

Ballin the Jack
Blues in the Night
Harbor Lights
I Don't Know Why / You Made Me Love You
I'm Alone Because I Love You
Satisfied
Stars Fell On Alabama
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Take Me To the Land of Jazz
Unchained Melody

SSAA a cappella

Even the most seasoned of Sweet Adelines will enjoy these ten, wonderful arrangements by Mary K. Coffman, a long-standing and well-revered figure amongst lady barbershoppers. Mary joined Sweet Adelines International in 1965, and served actively at both the regional and international levels. She was a Certified Judge in the Music category, a Certified Arranger, served on the International Board of Directors and was in great demand as a chorus and quartet coach. She was well-known as both a composer and arranger and this collection of songs are a must have.

5616 SONGBOOK $14.98

Various Arrangers: Eight Elizabethan Madrigals

The Nightingale - Weelkes
Seek sweet content - Wilbye
Now is the month of maying
Come again, sweet love - Dowland
What saith my dainty darling - Morley
All creatures now are merry minded - Bennet
The Silver Swan - Gibbons
My bonnie lass, she smileth - Morley

SSA or SSAA a cappella

Eight Madrigals arranged for SSA or SSAA Choir.

5112 SONGBOOK $9.95

Various Arrangers: Fun Sounds!

A Song Of Rain
Tango Dada
How Do I Love Thee?
Sing and Make Melody



SSAA a cappella

'These songs gives your choir the chance to sing something different and have lots of fun while doing so! "A Song Of Rain" gives your chorus a chance to play with sound: tone clusters build, and the choral wind machine cranks up, to herald the storm. Then the choral “pitter-patter,” using hocket and overlapping rhythms, portrays the rain falling on parched Australian towns. Elizabeth Barrett Browning meets Mae West in this swing setting of the immortal love poem "How Do I Love Thee?", paraphrased by the composer. "Boh-doo" and "wah-wah" scat passages put an original spin on this text, and bring the house down when it is performed with gusto. Winner of the Diva Complex 1996 Composition Contest. The utterly silly text free-associates from "Tango Dada" ("A tutu and also a tattoo") as the chorus sings sultry tango rhythms. With castanets, of course! Written for Diva Complex. With pentatonic tunes backed by syncopated repeated patterns "Make Melody", in 4/4 throughout, recalls Alice Parker's leading of improvisatory sings.

8039 SHEET MUSIC $8.95

Various Arrangers: Twelve Madrigals for SSA(A)

In Going to My Lonely Bed - Richard Edwards
The Cricket - Josguine des Prés
Fair Phyllis - John Farmer
Those Dainty Daffadillies - Thomas Morley
Ah, Look Upon These Eyes - Palestrina
Tell me, What Master Hand - Palestrina
He's a Pretty Cuckoo - Palestrina
Lo! Country Sports - Thomas Weelkes
Thus Sings My Dearest Jewel - Thomas Weelkes
Flora Gave Me Fairest Flowers - John Wilbye
Sweet Honey-Sucking Bees - John Wilbye
Rounds Based on the Cries of London

SSA or SSAA a cappella

A collection of classic madrigals from the masters of the genre.

5032 SONGBOOK $19.95

Stephen Hatfield: Three Ways To Vacuum Your House

Three Ways To Vacuum Your House - Part I
Three Ways To Vacuum Your House - Part II
Three Ways To Vacuum Your House - Part III

SSA a cappella

These original pieces by the highly regarded Stephen Hatfield incorporates a multiplicity of multicultural influences, from Peru to Scotland. The text is a sequence of nonsense syllables, imitating the humming and muttering one does during housework. The first movement explores various hemiola patterns culminating in vocalized drum patterns modeled on Arabic and Indian traditions. The second movement, whose slow groove is derived from Reggae, incorporates tonalities and scale structures from Brazil and Lebanon. The final movement starts in Peru, and works upward through Latin America only to discover a hitherto unexplored Mexican/Scottish border! Lots of fun to both teach and sing!

9081 SHEET MUSIC $5.95

Nicholas Hare: Ladies Barbershop Book

Big Spender
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
Do You Want To Know A Secret?
Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
He Was Beautiful (Cavatina)
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair
Sailing
Summertime
The Sound Of Silence
Tonight
We'll Meet Again


SSAA a cappella

'Ladies Barbershop Book' offers unaccompanied arrangements of a variety of well-loved songs, from the 1920's to the 1970's. Performances should work equally well with choirs or just four voices. Arranged by Nicholas Hare for SSAA. Helpful performance notes are included for each of the songs, and the arrangements are notated on two staves for easy piano rehearsal.

7241 SONGBOOK $14.95

Various Arrangers: Heavenly Choral Music for Women’s Voices

The Gate of the Year, by Eleanor Daley
Let All the World In Every Corner Sing, by Sven Lekberg
Lullaby from a Child, by David V. Montoya
Heaven Somewhere, arr. Stephen Hatfield

SSA a cappella

'The Gate of the Year' was commissioned by the Alliance for Arts and Understanding for the 2004 Alliance World Festival, with uplifting text by Minnie Louise Haskins, and complemented by a simple Latin chorus, this work offers a powerful showcase for female voices. 'Lullaby from a Child' is a lovely setting of an original poem celebrating motherhood, which is also appropriate for Christmas. It would mesh well with a concert or service of carols. In keeping with Sister Rosetta Tharpe's stylistic blend,'Heaven Somewhere' has a funky doo-wop flavored middle section that reminds us just how many different rock styles go back to the gospel source.

9518 SHEET MUSIC $6.95

Various Arrangers: Sacred Songs for Women's Voices

Ubi Caritas - Ola Gjeilo
The Word Was God
Pie Jesu - Charles Collins
Sing Alleluia, Sing - Julie Knowles

SSAA a cappella

Now available for treble choirs, this readily accessible setting of "Ubi Caritas" sounds at once modern and medieval. Starting in unison and evoking plain chant, it gradually unfolds into wider harmonies and more modern harmonic language. When a choral publication becomes a “hit,” everyone wants to be able to sing it. Following in the footsteps of Rosephanye Powell's original a cappella setting "The Word Was God" comes this new treble voice edition. The John 1:1-3 text breaks all barriers and sings successfully in school and church venues. "Sing Alleluia, Sing" - Impressive for contest use, yet extremely effective as a training piece for treble voices. Julie Knowles writes practical yet exciting music for school use. The setting of "Pie Jesu", a prayer from the traditional Requiem mass ,uses added-tone harmonies and repetition to create a serene, prayerful mood.

8086 SHEET MUSIC $7.95

Various Arrangers: Two Songs for Peace and Justice

Across The Bridge Of Hope - Jan Sandström
O Son Of Spirit - Matthew Levine


SSA a cappella

The text of "Across The Bridge Of Hope" was written by a young junior high Irish boy who very soon after lost his life in a street shooting. And so the poem became the voice of all children, victims in a world of war and violence, and for their universal longing and hope for peace. "O Son Of Spirit" speaks of justice and respect for one another and the music is serene yet powerful. Excellent for high school, college, as well as church, Mr. Levine's understanding of the a cappella choir is apparent. This is a beautiful piece that deserves high consideration.

8085 SHEET MUSIC $2.95

Various Arrangers: Songs for Peace

Da pacem Domine (Give Peace in Our Time, O Lord) - arr. HÂkan Olsson
Fruits of the Selfless Heart - Mother Teresa - arr. Elizabeth Atkinson
Dum Dianae vitrea (When Diana's silver light) - arr. Mable Wheeler Daniels


SSAA a cappella

This powerful plea for peace makes a fine invocation, or opening selection for a concert dedicated to issues of nonviolence, war and peace. Easier than it appears, its clear tonal center provides a firm footing for introducing techniques such as sudden harmonic changes and gradually built tone clusters. Sung by the Peninsula Women's Chorus, Dr. Patricia F. Hennings, Director, at the 1992 Western Division ACDA convention in Honolulu, this piece is exceptionally rewarding for both singers and audience. "The fruit of silence is prayer..." Thus begins Mother Teresa's statement of faith and purpose "Fruits of the Selfless Heart", a poem which she entitled, "A Simple Path." This gentle setting with long note values is given in both a short version, and a longer version with a soloists' counter-melody. It is particularly suitable for use as a benediction, or for repeated singing during the administration of communion, whenever a mantra-like effect of sung prayer is desired. "When Diana's silver light" - Both sound and sense of the Carmina Burana text on the restful loveliness of moonrise are beautifully set in this lyrical, technically strong piece.

8041 SHEET MUSIC $4.95

Audrey Snyder: Choral Compositions

Welcome The New Day
A New Day
Cantate


SSA a cappella

Widely recognized as one of the top educational choral writers today, Audrey composes music with rare beauty, simplicity and charm. She is a highly regarded educator, clinician, editor and producer. Thebuoyant a cappella SSA work "Welcome The New Day" is ideal for contest and other spring performances. Well-crafted part writing makes this an accessible choice for developing ensembles. The joyful new work "A New Day" is an excellent contest and concert piece. Well-crafted part writing makes this a fine choice for developing tuning, phrasing and choral style.

8081 SHEET MUSIC $4.95

Various Arrangers: Joyful Songs

Joyfully Sing - arr. Linda Spevacek
Jubilate Deo - arr. Kirby Shaw
O Clap Your Hands - arr. Julie Knowles
Sing Gloria in Excelsis Deo - arr. Linda Spevacek



SSA a cappella

Your women's ensemble will shine with this joyous a cappella original "Jubilate Deo". Powerful and joyous in expression, this is an ideal concert/festival opener. "O Clap Your Hands" is an exciting showpiece for contest or festival! Rhythmic vitality and solid harmonies propel this work to a powerful conclusion. "Joyfully Sing" - Irrepressible joy fills the air in this superb a cappella concert work for the women of your choir. Dynamic!

8082 SHEET MUSIC $4.95

Walter Ehret (edited and arranged): Let There Be Song

Adoramus Te, Christe
Ave Maria
He Never Said A Mumbalin' Word
He's Gone Away
Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine
Lift Thine Eyes (Elijah)
O Mary, Don't You Weep
On Wings Of Songs
Open Thy Blue Eyes
Sourwood Mountain
Wassail Song
Whistle, Mary Whistle

SSA a cappella

A classic collection for three part treble voices from Walter Ehret. Active as a clinician, conductor, and choral literature specialist, Ehret has functioned in these various capacities at over three hundred workshops in thirty states.

7055 SONGBOOK $6.95

Various Arrangers: Sea Songs

Sea Visions - arr. Daniel E. Gawthrop
Dream Song - arr. Mabel Wheeler Daniels
Roulez jeunes gens, roulez (Roll, young folks, roll) - arr. Alice Parker


SSAA a cappella

The central poem "Sea Song", by Madeleine L'Engle, depicts Neptune as a Sea Bishop who blesses all the creatures of sea and land. Gawthrop's vocally grateful text setting is particularly strong here, with occasional imitative entrances. The legato lullaby "Dream Song" with rocking rhythms imagines dreams coming in on little boats at sunset, then sailing away again at dawn. Three ships full of wheat come into port, and sailors and young women haggle over their wares. Who will be cheated? The rousing concert-closer "Roulez jeunes gens, roulez " features clapping and stomping body percussion. It is high-energy entertainment, written for the Cornell University Glee Club, and now part of their permanent repertoire.

8040 SHEET MUSIC $8.95

Various Arrangers: Madrigals for Women's Voices

O Lovely Dove - James Laster
Two European Madrigals - Jerry Wesely Harris
Now Is The Month Of Maying - Thomas Morley
With The Sound Of Singing
Kikkehihi - Johann Hermann Schein

SSA a cappella

“Oh, Follow, Follow On” (France) & “Spring, Now Spring” (Germany) add lightness to any women's choir repertoire – one of new love, the other of Spring's new birth. In French and German respectively with English translations. In three sections, "O Lovely Dove" employs overlapping legato entries marked by mild dissonance. This piece is a model of expressive writing and sung sensitively, will be moving both to audiences and performers. Let music fill your heart with joy in this delightful madrigal style piece of "With The Sound Of Singing". Easily learned and a great concert change of pace! The short piece "Kikkehihi" was written early in Schein's life and is typical of the Italian madrigal. The polyphonic writing offers each voice a melodic line to shape, and imitation to listen for the other voices. Kikkehihi is a rousing way to begin a program and to introduce the choir and audience to the charm of madrigals.

8083 SHEET MUSIC $8.50

Gweneth Walker: My Girls

This Morning
To My Girls
Sisters

SSA a cappella

"A bright girl, a jungle girl, shining quick as a snake" is the gutsy narrator of 'This Morning.' The voices have strong, syncopated rhythmic figures on "nn" and "la" sounds, and slide upward on "girl" for well-crafted—and enjoyable—instrumental effects. In 'To My Girls,' the poet tells her four graceful, nearly grown daughters. Reflective homophonic sections tell the mother's hopes. They alternate with ostinato patterns of simmering energy, reflecting the dancing excitement of four girls ready to burst forth, out into the world. The most percussive of the set, 'Sisters' features schoolyard-style partnered handclap patterns for singers in pairs. That's in addition to finger snaps, and cymbal, brush, and sticks-on-the-rim vocal percussion effects, all painting a lively picture of the "very same place" that "you and me," sisters, come from.

9476 SHEET MUSIC $6.95

James Rolfe: Three Compositions for Women's Voices

A Flower Was Offer'd to Me
O You Whom I Often
Sleep, Sleep, Beauty Bright

SSAA a cappella

The first of acclaimed Canadian composer J. Rolfe's "Three Compositions for Women's Voices" is “A Flower Was Offer'd to Me” which explores possession and desire, jealousy and rejection, using simple musical means to express Blake's deceptively simple words. The second piece “Sleep, Sleep, Beauty Bright” reflects the quiet intimacy of the Blake lullaby, portraying a sleeping infant's soft smiles and little frowns, as watched tenderly by loving parents. "O You Whom I Often" gives voice to the powerful longing in Whitman's, a quiet but steady flame, inextinguishable.

9711 SONGBOOK $5.95

Gustav Holst: The Princess

The Princess

SSAA a cappella

This new edition of Holst’s beloved settings (from Tennyson’s long narrative poem) reveals them to be models of musical economy for the time-starved teacher, as well as gems of pure loveliness. Devices such as antiphonal and echo choirs, repeated sections in parallel major and minor, and well-handled canonic techniques, make each movement a distinctive delight.

8037 SHEET MUSIC $3.95

Eleanor Daley: Seasons of Love

Spring
Midsummer
Autumn
Winter

SSAA a cappella

The English part song is back, with New World freshness and flair! A prolific composer, Eleanor Daley has a remarkable gift for melody. Her works are most notable for their sensitive interweaving of text and music. She has over one hundred published choral compositions and is commissioned extensively throughout North America.

8032 SHEET MUSIC $6.95

William Averitt: Bound Unto Canaan - Three Shape-Note Hymns

Say, Now Ye Loverly Social Band
You May Tell Them, Father
Ye Souls Who Are Bound unto Canaan

SSA a cappella

The shape-note tradition of singing is uniquely American and are both fascinating and fun to sing. The setting of “Say, Now Ye Loverly Social Band”honors the angularity of the original setting's fourths, sevenths, and ninths. Its square rhythms "walk the way to Canaan's land." “You May Tell Them, Father” - Paired voices sing sprightly stanzas, while the "poor mourning pilgrim" refrain has slow, sweet chords that go straight to the heart. “Ye Souls Who Are Bound unto Canaan” has fast, fluid melodic lines in all voices "join in and help me to sing." All of these arrangements would be interesting additions to your repertoire

8034 SHEET MUSIC $4.95

Lana Walter: Welcome Love - Four Settings of 17th Century Love Poetry

A Welcome
The Mad Maid's Song
To My Dear and Loving Husband
Pack, Clouds, Away!

SSA a cappella

The part song is back! These settings of lesser-known English and American secular poems are new gems for the repertoire, with sensitive text setting and lovely choral sound.

9499 SHEET MUSIC $6.95

Amy Beach: Three Shakespeare Songs

Over Hill, Over Dale
Come Unto These Yellow Sands
Through The House Give Glimmering Light

SSAA a cappella

Clear-textured settings of the fairies' songs from A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest, these songs are lavishly effective in their text setting, harmony, rhythm, and dynamics. The beauty of sound of women's voices shines through these pieces. First published in 1897.

9477 SHEET MUSIC $4.95

Emma Lou Diemer: Hope Is the Thing: An Emily Dickinson Suite

Hope Is the Thing With Feathers
A Bird Came Down The Walk
My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close
If You Were Coming In The Fall
Some Things That Fly There Be

This five-movement major addition to the repertoire for women’s chorus has widely differing voicings and textures. All the movements use Emily Dickinson’s domestic images--bees, birds, balls of yarn--to express hopes and fears relating to the future and the past. Movement 1, 2, 4 and 5 are accompanied, Movement 3 is A Cappella.

9498 SHEET MUSIC $5.95

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