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Alice Parker

Alice Parker received professional training successively as a composer, conductor and teacher. Her work is founded on the interaction of these fields, and their extension into writing, theorizing and mentoring. It is founded upon the conviction that music is first and foremost sound, and that a paper diagram is a very imperfect medium for its transmission.

Vocal sound comes from human throats, and is infinitely variable. An inner vision of those sounds is necessary before one can evoke them through composing or performance. She knows that wonderfully musical sounds can come from amateur as well as professional singers, from children as well as adults, and from churches, schools and family groups.

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Alice Parker : Alice Parker Collection : SATB : Sheet Music : Alice Parker

Alice Parker : Alice Parker Collection

In traditional "Parker" style, Alice has arranged a bright a cappella setting of the American folk-tune "Happy In The Lord" with stunning effect."I Want Two Wings" is a light, brisk spiritual arranged for a cappella voices. With independent lines playing with each other throughout, giving some gospel-type solos for the soprano section, the piece makes an excellent concert/festival selection for an advanced choir! This distinctive spiritual arrangement of "When Jesus Comes" adds to the considerable body of choral work Alice Parker has created during her remarkable career. Imaginative, compelling, always melodic, it is among her finest in this genre. This distinctive spiritual arrangement of "You Can Tell The World" adds to the considerable body of choral work Alice Parker has created during her remarkable career. Imaginative, compelling, always melodic, it is among her finest in this genre. Also included in this package is "I Want Two Wings."

Songlist: Balm In Gilead, Happy In The Lord, I Want Two Wings, Tell 'Em I'm Gone, When Jesus Comes

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Voicing: SATB | 2212b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


Alice Parker : Creative Hymn Singing : 01 Songbook : Alice Parker : 08763068

Alice Parker : Creative Hymn Singing

This is a collection of hymn tunes and texts with notes on their origin, idiom, and performance; and suggestions for their use in the service. It is Alice Parker at her best, providing some musical ideas for the improvisation of hymn-anthems by choirs and congregations. Included are chapters on chants and processionals, Psalter hymns, chorales, classic hymns, folk hymns, and spirituals.

Songlist: Of the Father's Love Begotten, Here, O my Lord, I See Thee, Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise, O Splendor of God's Glory Bright, All People That on Earth do Dwell, I to the Hills Will Lift Mine Eyes, Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now, Comfort, Comfort Ye My People, Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word, Give to the Winds Thy Fears, A Mighty Fortress is Our God, Let All Together Praise Our God, Come, Thou Almighty King, I Waited Patient for the Lord, Praise the Lord who Reigns Above, O Thou in Whose Presence, How Firm a Foundation, Jerusalem, My Happy Home, Star in the East, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Vhild, Were You There When They Crucified My Lord, Standing in the Need of Prayer, Who'll be a Witness for My Lord

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6676b | Songbook | $8.95


Alice Parker / Robert Shaw : Singin' in the Spirit : SATB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw : 00-25559

Alice Parker / Robert Shaw : Singin' in the Spirit

An exciting collection of five classic spiritual settings which can be performed separately or together as a suite.

Songlist: I'm Goin' to Sing, Steal Away, I Got Shoes, Deep River, John Saw duh Numbuh

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Voicing: SATB | 8592b | Songbook | $6.95


Alice Parker / Robert Shaw : Vive L'Amour - Love Songs For Men's Voices : TTBB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw : 038081274102  : 00-25561

Alice Parker / Robert Shaw : Vive L'Amour - Love Songs For Men's Voices

Love songs sung by men's voices have a unique poignancy and charm. Robert Shaw's understanding of this style, and the kind of tone which these settings evoke, have made them much loved by singers and listeners. These selections may be performed separately or as a program suite.

Songlist: Loch Lomond, Green Grow The Rushes, O, Stodole Pumpa, Down By The Sally Gardens, Vive L'Amour

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Voicing: TTBB | 8631b | Songbook | $6.95


Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Take Me To The Water : SATB : 01 Songbook : Alice Parker : 4243

Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Take Me To The Water

The Musicians of Melodious Accord are a 16-voice professional chorus in New York City, offering recordings and concerts of many styles. Their conductor, Alice Parker, is internationally known as a composer, arranger, conductor and teacher, with a passion for true folksongs. "Take Me to the Water" is the command, request and plea (founded on John 4:14) made by those who seek the "well of water springing up into everlasting life." It serves as a unifying phrase for the powerful African-American spiritual songs in this collection, which come from the mid-19th century and earlier, from such sources as "Slave Songs," published in NY in 1867. 13 a cappella songs, sung with tremendous feeling, strength and sweetness by the MMA, from "I Know the Lord," "Come On Up to Bright Glory" and "Hush! Hush!" to "Free at Last," the title tune, and "Who'll Be a Witness." "Take Me" is a beautiful, inspirational collection!

Songlist: I Know the Lord, Stayed on Jesus, Come On Up to Bright Glory, Don't Be Weary, Traveler, Hush! Hush!, We WIll March Through the Valley, He Is King of Kings, Let Us Break Bread Together, Is There Anybody Here, Free At Last, Take Me to the Water, Cert'nly, Lord, Who'll Be A Witness

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Melodious Accord | 6866b | Songbook | $13.98 | A Cappella


Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Sweet Manna : SATB : 01 Songbook : Alice Parker : 5076

Melodious Accord - Alice Parker : Sweet Manna

The 17 varied early American songs of praise found in songbooks published between 1790 and 1830 in "Sweet Manna" give us a glimpse of the musical life of the early settlers and the changing modes of Christian worship as the country developed. The rich variety of lyrics and tunes include cheerful gathering songs like "My God, the Spring of All My Joy;" slow, reflective moods as in "Deep Distress and Troubled Thoughts;" sprightly dances: "When Some Kind Shepherd from His Fold;" and joyous marches: "My Soul, Triumphant in the Lord." Fuguing tunes like "How Pleased and Blessed Was I" and "Through Every Age, Eternal God" release their energies; while more modal melodies like "Return, O God of Love, Return" shed a quiet grace. The mixed a cappella voices of MMA are strong and soaring, and these powerful songs are sung with spirit and feeling, and it is easy to imagine being in the congregations where they were first sung, joining in wonderful choruses of praise.

Songlist: Almighty Maker, God, My Thoughts, That Often Mount the Skies, When Some Kind Shepherd from His Fold, Ye Boundless Realms of Joy, How Pleased and Blessed Was I, From Deep Distress and Troubled Thoughts, What Is Our God, or What His Name, My Soul, Triumphant in the Lord, To God, in Whom I Trust, Hear Me, O Lord, nor Hide Thy Face, My Soul, the Great Creator Praise, How Short and Hasty Is Our Life, How Soft the Words My Savior Speaks, Through Every Age, Eternal God, Return, O God of Love, Return, My God! The Spring of All My Joys, Brethren, We Have Met to Worship

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Melodious Accord | 6867b | Songbook | $16.98 | A Cappella


Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : The Shaw-Parker Book of Christmas Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw : 073999814972 : 0793510643 : 50481497

Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : The Shaw-Parker Book of Christmas Carols

Twenty-four carols arranged by the eminent choral director Robert Shaw and the respected Alice Parker. Shaw-Parker arrangements are famous and recorded by everyone, including Shaw's various ensembles. Described as a mixed voice collection, these twenty-four carols have varying voicings, with frequent solo opportunities. There are also a few tenor/bass charts. Most have piano for rehearsal.

Songlist: Allon, Gay Bergeres, Les Angeles Dans Nos Campagnes (Angels We Have Heard On High) 3. The Boar's Head Carol (TTBB), Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light , The Carol Of The Birds , The Cherry Tree Carol , Christ Was Born On Christmas Day, Fum, Fum, Fum , Good Christian Men Rejoice, Good King Wenceslas, Here Mid The Ass and The Oxen, The Holly And The Ivy , How Unto Bethlehem, I Saw Three Ships, Il Est Ne , In The Bleak Midwinter , Lay Down Your Staffs, Masters In This Hall, O Sanctissima , So Blest A Sight, Susanni , Touro-louro-loura , What Child Is This, Ya Viene La Vieja

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Voicing: SATB | 6230b | Songbook | $11.95


Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : Easter Carol Collection : SATB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw : 073999814330 : 50481433

Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : Easter Carol Collection

Taken from the first arrangements on which Robert Shaw and Alice Parker collaborated, these titles were selected from hundreds of familiar and forgotten works for their musical and poetic excellence. The arrangements were made as simple as possible in order to let the words shine through the choral tone and texture while achieving variety from changes in voicing in a constant effort to reflect the most subtle articulations of the text. The earliest song in this collection is the ancient chant "Christ the Lord Hath Risen." Other familiar hymns come from the sacred tradition: "The Strife is O'er," and "O Sons and Daughters." The re-telling of the Easter story, and the joy of the Easter season, should shine forth through the singing of these songs. Listen, re-enact and give voice to the central mystery, in order that all who hear may join the celebration.

Songlist: This Joyful Eastertide, Christ The Lord Hath Risen, Hilariter, Lord Christ, When First Thou Cam'st To Men, Love Is Come Again, O Sons And Daughters, On Easter's Morn, The Strife Is O're, Easter Eggs

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Voicing: SATB | 9128b | Songbook | $3.50 | A Cappella


Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : Hymns and Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw : 783556003274  : 00-LG51097

Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : Hymns and Carols

This invaluable collection contains 21 hymns, folk hymns, carols, and spirituals -- all set by the renowned talents of Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. The collection serves as a brief history of sacred song, beginning with early hymns of the church and culminating with spirituals from the New World.

Songlist: A Mighty Fortress, All Hail The Power, All People That On Earth Do Dwell, Angels We Have Heard on High, Bright Canaan, Broad is the Road, Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken, His Voice as the Sound, How Far is it to Bethlehem?, I'm Goin' to Sing, I Will Arise, Now Thank We All Our God, Now the Day is Over, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Pensive Dove, Prayer of Thanksgiving, Psalm 4, Ride On, King Jesus, Rise Up, O Men of God, When Jesus Wept, Worthy the Lamb,

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Voicing: SATB | 9207b | Songbook | $11.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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'Tis The Gift To Be Simple : SSAA : Alice Parker : Songbook : 00-LG53031 : 654979187646

Alice Parker : '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.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-LG53031


American Dances (Collection) : 2-Part : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 43509059 : 073999090598

Alice Parker : American Dances (Collection)

Echo melodies and rollicking rhythms give these three traditional folk song arrangements their special spark! Includes: On the Galilee, Old Betty Larkin, and That Raging Canoe. Available: 2-Part. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 43509059


Balm in Gilead : SATB divisi : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 00200508 : 888680650896

Alice Parker : Balm in Gilead

This traditional spiritual is set with divisi choral parts and requires a mezzo-soprano soloist who can soar over the choir, carry the music and bring style and passion to the rendering. Beautiful legato and dynamically subtle singing by the choir is a must with the results being a most satisfying performance for singer and listener.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00200508


By an' By : SATB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 00200904 : 888680652296

Alice Parker : By an' By

Light, fast, strong and accented describe this arrangement of the traditional spiritual. This is a wonderful contrast to the heavy style so often associated with traditional spirituals. Each of the voice parts gets to carry the melody throughout the course of the arrangement creating extra interest for the singers.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00200904


Cindy : TTBB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : SBMP1215 : 608938359933

Alice Parker : Cindy

"I wish I was an apple a hangin' from a tree, and ev'ry time that Cindy passed she'd take a bite of me." Guys will delight in singing this clever arrangement of the American folksong. The versatility that the elegant writing affords makes this piece appropriate for choirs of all sizes.

Arranger: Alice Parker | Country: United States

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1215


Do, Lord, Remember Me : SATB : Alice Parker : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : SBMP1108 : 608938358936

Alice Parker : Do, Lord, Remember Me

This long-time favorite song of campfire sing-a-longs has been elevated to concert status by the legendary Alice Parker. The publication was made extra special by the opportunity to include her creative and inspirational advice on how to perform it. Conservative ranges make this gem of a piece accessible to many choirs.

Composer: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1108


Fum, Fum, Fum : SSA : Alice Parker / Robert Shaw : 50317390 : 073999173901

Alice Parker / Robert Shaw : Fum, Fum, Fum

Arranger: Alice Parker / Robert Shaw | Country: Spain

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50317390 | Showtrax CD Available


Happy In The Lord : SATB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 08740513 : 073999405132

Alice Parker : Happy In The Lord

In traditional "Parker" style, Alice has arranged a bright a cappella setting of the American folk-tune "Jesus My All to Heaven Is Gone" with stunning effect.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740513


Hard Times Come Again No More : TTBB : Alice Parker : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : WW1546 : 888680062569

Alice Parker : Hard Times Come Again No More

One of the sweetest of Stephen Foster's songs, balancing nostalgia with heartfelt lament. Seems made for male chorus, with the kind of piano or guitar accompaniment that would've been found in 19th century homes. Very accessible vocal writing with a simple accompaniment makes this a fantastic option for every men's chorus.

Arranger: Alice Parker | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1546


Hark, I Hear The Harps Eternal : TTBB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 00-28499 : 038081310435

Alice Parker : Hark, I Hear The Harps Eternal

Now men's choirs can enjoy this famous arrangement by Alice Parker, originally written for the Robert Shaw Chorale. The strong walking pulse and juxtaposed motives have made it exceptionally popular for over 40 years.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28499


Honey, Pepper, Leaf-Green Limes : SATB : Alice Parker : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 50486879 : 884088274184 : 1423463218

Alice Parker : Honey, Pepper, Leaf-Green Limes

All the colors of a Jamaican marketplace burst into song in this rhythmic concert setting by Alice Parker. Taking its text from a poem by Agnes Maxwell Hall, this work is a celebration of life and all its wonders. For SATB mixed voices with flute, cello and percussion. Includes parts for Percussion (Guiro, 2 Congas, Bomba), Flute and Cello. Duration: ca. 2:45.

Composer: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50486879


I Want Two Wings : SATB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 43509062 : 073999090628

Alice Parker : I Want Two Wings

A light, brisk spiritual arranged for a cappella voices. With independent lines playing with each other throughout, giving some gospel-type solos for the soprano section, the piece makes an excellent concert/festival selection for an advanced choir! Good choice!

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 43509062


Il Est Ne : SATB divisi : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 50483538 : 073999835380

Alice Parker : Il Est Ne

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50483538


In Bleak Midwinter : SSATB : Alice Parker : Gustav Holst : Sheet Music : 50483537 : 073999835373

Alice Parker : In Bleak Midwinter

Arranger: Alice Parker | Composer: Gustav Holst

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50483537


Joy to the World : SATB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 00200949 : 888680652432

Alice Parker : Joy to the World

Scored for SATB choir, trumpet and congregation, this is the perfect arrangement for your Christmas Eve service or your holiday concert. With original music connecting the verses there is opportunity to feature the choir while letting the congregation or audience sing the familiar tune. The trumpet part is included with the octavo.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00200949


Keep Your Hand on That Plow : SATB divisi : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 00200510 : 888680650919

Alice Parker : Keep Your Hand on That Plow

This traditional spiritual comes out of the work song tradition. It is firm and strong and features a baritone soloist who instructs the singers to keep their hands on the plow. The call and response between soloist and choir is classic and offers a wonderful opportunity to teach this style so important in our history.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00200510


Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes (Angels We Have Heard On High) : SATB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 50483539 : 073999835397

Alice Parker : Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes (Angels We Have Heard On High)

Arranger: Alice Parker | Country: France

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50483539


Let the Bullgine Run : TTBB : Alice Parker : Cantus : Sheet Music : 5576

Alice Parker : Let the Bullgine Run

This vigorous, humorous, traditional sea chantey is guaranteed to delight both singers and audiences.

Arranger: Alice Parker Performed By: Cantus

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.40 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 5576


O Tannenbaum : TTBB : Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 50305170 : 073999051704

Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : O Tannenbaum

Arranger: Robert Shaw / Alice Parker

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50305170


Our Native Land : SATB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 00200509 : 888680650902

Alice Parker : Our Native Land

The melodies in this medley come from Early American sources. The opening fife tune was found in a Revolutionary War collection. Our Native Land appeared in a school music book in 1871. The Appalachian tune can be found in many shape-note hymnals. And the march entitled Washington Crossing the Delaware is from the late 18th century. The optional score and parts for full orchestra (00201894) make this a wonderful concert closer for a concert of early American songs, Patriotic songs, and indigenous songs of our country.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00200509


Tell 'Em I'm Gone : SATB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 00200948 : 888680652425

Alice Parker : Tell 'Em I'm Gone

A heavy blues beat defines this arrangement of this traditional spiritual. The arranger calls for wailing and the passion required from the chorus and the mezzo-soprano soloist are critical in bringing this arrangement to life. This is a classic example of the concert spiritual.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00200948


Tell 'Em I'm Gone : SATB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 43509083

Alice Parker : Tell 'Em I'm Gone

Alice Parker has arranged this traditional spiritual with a strong rhythmic feel and bluesy melodic style.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 43509083


When Jesus Comes : TTBB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 08743228 : 073999432282

Alice Parker : When Jesus Comes

This distinctive spiritual arrangement adds to the considerable body of choral work Alice Parker has created during her remarkable career. Imaginative, compelling, always melodic, it is among her finest in this genre.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743228


When Jesus Comes : SATB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 43509081

Alice Parker : When Jesus Comes

This distinctive spiritual arrangement adds to the considerable body of choral work Alice Parker has created during her remarkable career. Imaginative, compelling, always melodic, it is among her finest in this genre.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 43509081


You Can Tell the World : SATB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : 00200950 : 888680652449

Alice Parker : You Can Tell the World

This arrangement of a traditional spiritual is set in an easy swing style and is a song full of hope and joy. All of the voice parts contain divisi and are exposed, allowing the opportunity to feature each section. The end of this arrangement diminuendos to a soft and simple statement signifying the inner joy that each of us can experience when we allow it to happen.

Arranger: Alice Parker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00200950

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