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Gwyn Arch

Living in: England

Gwyn Arch MBE founded the Reading Male Voice Choir in 1971 and was the Musical Director until 2015. He was Director of Music at Bulmershe College of Higher Education until his retirement in 1985. A Composition Fellow of Trinity College , London, and a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music. He has composed hundreds of songs and choral works, particularly arrangements for both mixed and male voices. He is one of the most frequently performed arrangers of male choir music in the country. He examined for the Associated Board for ten years. Gwyn was awarded the MBE for services to music in Berkshire in the 2006 Queens Birthday Honours List

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Gwyn Arch : Merry Christmas Everybody! : SSA : Songbook :               : 12-0571517803

Gwyn Arch : Merry Christmas Everybody!

Featuring some of the very best known Christmas pop classics, these skillful, jazzy arrangements offer challenge and reward in equal measure.

Songlist: Merry Christmas Everybody, I Believe in Father Christmas, Walking in the Air, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Saviour's Day

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Voicing: SSA | 40783b | Songbook | $7.50


Gwyn Arch : Fly Me to the Moon : SATB : Songbook : 9780571521340 : 12-0571521347

Gwyn Arch : Fly Me to the Moon

Five classic jazz standards superbly arranged in a vocal jazz style for upper voices and piano by Gwyn Arch. This is a must-have collection for any choir hoping to extend their repertoire beyond the traditional. The lively, fun to sing arrangements will please both choirs and audiences time and again.

Songlist: All The Things You Are, Caravan, Fly Me To The Moon, Moonglow

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Voicing: SATB | 40789b | Songbook | $7.95


Gwyn Arch : Go Down, Moses : SATB : Songbook : 9780571528509 : 12-0571528503

Gwyn Arch : Go Down, Moses

Go Down, Moses is a collection of three spirituals - the dramatic Go Down, Moses, a jauntry arrangement of Oh Mary, Don't You Weep, and the ever-popular He's Got the Whole World in His Hands. Liven up any concert programme with these classic songs, arranged by the talented Gwyn Arch.

Songlist: Go Down, Moses, Oh Mary, Don't You Weep, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

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Voicing: SATB | 40792b | Songbook | $7.50


Gwyn Arch : Go Down, Moses : SSA : Songbook : 9780571528516 : 12-0571528511

Gwyn Arch : Go Down, Moses

Go Down, Moses is a collection of three spirituals - the dramatic Go Down, Moses, a jauntry arrangement of Oh Mary, Don't You Weep, and the ever-popular He's Got the Whole World in His Hands. Liven up any concert programme with these classic songs, arranged by the talented Gwyn Arch.

Songlist: Go Down, Moses, Oh Mary, Don't You Weep, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

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Voicing: SSA | 40793b | Songbook | $7.50


Gwyn Arch : I Got a Robe : SATB : Songbook : 9780571528523 : 12-057152852X

Gwyn Arch : I Got a Robe

I Got a Robe is a collection of three upbeat spirituals - I Got a Robe, Peter, Go Ring Them Bells and Ride On, King Jesus. These imaginative arrangements for choir and piano by well-loved arranger Gwyn Arch will inspire and delight both audiences and performers, and make any concert go with a swing.

Songlist: I Got a Robe, Go Ring Them Bells, Ride On, King Jesus

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Voicing: SATB | 40794b | Songbook | $6.95


Gwyn Arch : I Got a Robe : SSA : Songbook : 9780571528530 : 12-0571528538

Gwyn Arch : I Got a Robe

I Got a Robe is a collection of three upbeat spirituals - I Got a Robe, Peter, Go Ring Them Bells and Ride On, King Jesus. These imaginative arrangements for choir and piano by well-loved arranger Gwyn Arch will inspire and delight both audiences and performers, and make any concert go with a swing.

Songlist: I Got a Robe, Go Ring Them Bells, Ride On, King Jesus

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Voicing: SSA | 40795b | Songbook | $7.50


Gwyn Arch : Gospel Rock : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571516384 : 12-0571516386

Gwyn Arch : Gospel Rock

These fabulous gospel arrangements, by Gwyn Arch, are directed at the young or developing choir. Pieces have been specially chosen to enable successful program planning and a manageable piano accompaniment is also provided. The optional third line is designed for boys with newly changed or unstable voices. These pieces are fun and straightforward, allowing young singers to experiment with different styles. Gospel Rock is sure to be a hit with both choir and audience alike. Titles: Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John/By an' By * Just a Closer Walk with Thee * Daniel Was a Prayin' Man.

Songlist: Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John/By an' By, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Daniel Was a Prayin' Man

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40829b | Songbook | $5.50


Gwyn Arch : Classic Pop Ballads : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571516391 : 12-0571516394

Gwyn Arch : Classic Pop Ballads

Classic Pop Ballads collects three of the world's all-time great pop songs in irresistible arrangements for young or newly-formed choirs. Pieces have been specially chosen to enable successful program planning and a manageable piano accompaniment is also provided. The optional third line is designed for boys with newly changed or unstable voices. These pieces are fun and straightforward, allowing young singers to experiment with different styles. These songs are sure to be a hit with any young choir. Titles: Streets of London * The Sound of Silence * The Windmills of Your Mind

Songlist: Streets of London, The Sound of Silence, The Windmills of Your Mind

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40830b | Songbook | $5.80


Gwyn Arch : West End Show Stoppers : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571516797 : 12-0571516793

Gwyn Arch : West End Show Stoppers

Titles: On my own (Les Miserables) * Consider yourself/Who will buy? (Oliver) * Memory (Cats)

Songlist: On my own, Consider yourself/Who will buy?, Memory

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40831b | Songbook | $5.80


Gwyn Arch : Smash Hits for Christmas : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571516926 : 12-0571516920

Gwyn Arch : Smash Hits for Christmas

Slade's smash hit Merry Christmas, Everybody is teamed up here with The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy and the ever-popular Do You Hear What I Hear?, in irresistible arrangements guaranteed to make your Christmas concert go off with a bang! The Faber Young Voices series is devised specifically to address the needs of young or newly-formed choirs looking for easy, yet rewarding new repertoire.

Songlist: Christmas, Everybody, The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, Do You Hear What I Hear?

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40832b | Songbook | $5.50


Gwyn Arch : Hits from <i>Oklahoma</i> and <i>The King and I</i> : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571517459 : 12-0571517455

Gwyn Arch : Hits from Oklahoma and The King and I

Two gems from Oklahoma! are complemented here by timeless favorites from The King and I, a show which continues to hold a magical appeal for children of all ages. The Faber Young Voices series is devised specifically to address the needs of young or newly formed choirs looking for easy, yet rewarding new repertoire.

Songlist: The Surrey with the Fringe on Top , Kansas City, Getting to Know You, I Whistle a Happy Tune

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40834b | Songbook | $5.80


Gwyn Arch : Hits from <i>South Pacific</i> and <i>Carousel</i> : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571517466 : 12-0571517463

Gwyn Arch : Hits from South Pacific and Carousel

Immortalized on the football terraces, 'You'll never walk alone' is an exquisite, moving song in its original form and a highlight of the show 'Carousel'. It is presented here with other all-time greats from 'Carousel' and 'South Pacific' in irresistible arrangements by Gwyn Arch. The Faber Young Voices series is devised specially to address the needs of young or newly formed choirs looking for easy, yet rewarding new repertoire. Titles: A Cock-Eyed Optimist (South Pacific) * Happy Talk (South Pacific) * You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel) * June Is Bustin' Out All Over (Carousel).

Songlist: A Cock-Eyed Optimist, Happy Talk, You'll Never Walk Alone, June Is Bustin' Out All Over

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40835b | Songbook | $5.80


Gwyn Arch : The Girl from Ipanema : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571518500 : 12-0571518508

Gwyn Arch : The Girl from Ipanema

In this volume one of the most alluring, sad and popular songs, The Girl from Ipanema, is beautifully arranged for young voices along with the stirring 'Banana Boat Song' and the breathtaking finale to the collection, the Argentinean tango 'La Cumparsita'. These fun, yet manageable, arrangements will delight young choirs time and again.

Songlist: The Girl from Ipanema, Banana Boat Song, La Cumparsita

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40836b | Songbook | $5.50


Gwyn Arch : Four Jazz Spirituals : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571515233 : 12-0571515231

Gwyn Arch : Four Jazz Spirituals

These four spirituals have been arranged by Gwyn Arch especially for the younger or developing choir. They are fun arrangements of popular or well known spirituals that are interesting to sing and fairly straightforward to perform. The optional baritone line makes the collection suitable for choirs with a dearth of male voices but equally suitable for boys to sing as their voices change and develop.

Songlist: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, This Little Light of Mine, When the Love Comes Trickalin' Down, Down by the Riverside

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40838b | Songbook | $5.80


Gwyn Arch : Folksongs from the Wild West : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571515332 : 12-0571515339

Gwyn Arch : Folksongs from the Wild West

These folk songs from the wild west have been arranged with the younger choir in mind. They are fun arrangements of popular folk songs that are interesting to sing and fairly straightforward to perform. The optional baritone line makes the collection suitable for choirs with a dearth of male voices but equally suitable for boys to sing as their voices change and develop.

Songlist: Worried Man Blues, Red River Valley/The Colorado Trail, Clementine

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40840b | Songbook | $5.80


Gwyn Arch : Get On Board! : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571516094 : 12-0571516092

Gwyn Arch : Get On Board!

Get on Board! offers a terrific selection of gospel favorites on the theme 'traveling to freedom', in dynamic yet straightforward arrangements. The Faber Young Voices series is devised specifically to address the needs of young or newly formed choirs looking for easy, yet rewarding new repertoire.

Songlist: Good news/Ride in the chariot, Goin' up, This train/The Gospel Train

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40841b | Songbook | $5.80

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