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Jay Althouse

Born: 1951. Living in: Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jay Althouse received a B.S. degree in Music Education and an M.Ed. degree in Music from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. For eight years he served as a rights and licenses administrator for a major educational music publisher. During that time he served a term on the Executive Board of the Music Publishers Association of America. As a composer of choral music, Jay has more than 700 works in print for choirs of all levels. His music is widely performed throughout the English-speaking world. He is a writer member of ASCAP and is a regular recipient of the ASCAP Special Award for his compositions in the area of standard music.

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By Jay Althouse : Ready, Set, Sing! : SAB : CD : 038081495996  : 00-44094

By Jay Althouse : Ready, Set, Sing!

The five SAB anthems contained in this collection are ready when you need them most! Slim Sundays, "blizzard" Sundays, summer choir, or any time an easily prepared anthem is needed quickly because of brief rehearsal time or limited resources. And although these anthems are easily prepared, they're still highly effective. Created by veteran composer/arranger Jay Althouse, Ready, Set, Sing! is an indispensable resource you'll use time and time again!

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Voicing: SAB | 40720b | CD | $8.95


Ed. Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Spirituals : Solo : CD : 038081179766  : 00-19810

Ed. Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Spirituals

A wonderful variety of 11 favorite spirituals are featured in this new songbook. Included are: Gospel Train * Ride the Chariot * Kum Ba Yah * Down by the Riverside * Wade in the Water * Yes, My Lord! * Amazing Grace * Go, Tell It on the Mountain * Joshua * Good News! * Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen.

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Voicing: Solo | 40723b | CD | $13.95 | Recorded Acc. Available


Ed. Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Folk Songs : Solo : CD : 038081174013  : 00-17174

Ed. Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Folk Songs

A collection of 10 folk songs arranged for voice and piano in a simple style appropriate for beginning soloists, unison classroom singing, and elementary choral groups. Included are reproducible melody-line song sheets for each song. Easy piano accompaniments strongly support the melody, and vocal tessituras are moderate; most have an octave range. Titles: All Through the Night * Li'l Liza Jane * Siyahamba * Scarborough Fair * Skye Boat Song * The Water Is Wide * Ma Bella Bimba * Poor Wayfaring Stranger * Oh, Susannah * De Colores.

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Voicing: Solo | 40725b | CD | $16.95 | Recorded Acc. Available


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : It's a Zoo Out There - Animals A to Z (27 Unison Songs for Young Singers) : Unison : 00  1 CD : 038081223346  : 00-23396

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : It's a Zoo Out There - Animals A to Z (27 Unison Songs for Young Singers)

Learn all about animals from A to Z with these 27 adorable unison songs for young singers. From the Absent Minded Alligator to the Zany Zebra, young singers will be both tickled and charmed by these informative and whimsical songs. This collection is 100% reproducible, and is perfect for both the classroom and the stage! Recommended for grades K-5. 100% reproducible. Suggestions for additional activities and "About the Animals" information included. Chord symbols included. Can be used as a songbook or a program (approximately 30 minutes).

Songlist: Introduction, It's a Zoo Out There, An Absent Minded Alligator, The Baby Baboon Loved the Blues, A Courteous Cockatoo, Watch the Dolphins Dance, The Emu Is His Name, The Fancy Fiddler Crab, Get Up and Go Gecko, The Laughing Hyena, The Innocent Ibis, The Jazzy Jaguar Cub, The Kooky Kookaburra, The Lyin' Lyon, Amani, the Meerkat, Nightingale, Busy River Otter, Can Ya Stand a Panda, Quiet Quail, That Ridiculous Rhinoceros, The Dashing Young Swordfish, To a Toucan, The Umbrella Bird, The Vulture Wanted Culture, Did You Ever Wanna Be a Wallaby?, Beginning With an "X" , A Yakety Yak, A Zany Zebra

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Voicing: Unison | 6522b | 1 CD | $13.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Santa's Stuck in the 50's : CD : 038081173719  : 00-18731

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Santa's Stuck in the 50's

If you think your attic is a mess, imagine what Santa's must look like! After a cleaning spree, the whole gang at the North Pole is delighted to find quite a number of boxes left over from the fabulous 50's! As the reindeer and elves dig in, they find great stuff, including Frisbees, Hula Hoops, and other things still popular today! A box of 45 RPM records is cause for celebration as the whole gang gets ready to "Rock Around the Shop Tonight!" It becomes clear that most of the newly discovered "leftovers" are still hot gift items, so a special news bulletin is announced from WXMAS News, where Santa tells children to stop sending Christmas lists. Instead, he wants letters from them explaining how they've been good this year! A special "letter writing" scene follows, as children sing "Santa, Be Good to Me." In the finale, Santa gets ready to deliver all the great 50's toys and games while "Rockin' Down the Chimney!" Don't miss this rockin' and rollin' Christmas musical that will take your students and audience back to those fabulous 50's! Recommended for grades three and up. Approximately 30 minutes.

Songlist: Whole Lotta Cleanin' Goin' On, Strollin' Through the 50's with You, Rock Around the Shop Tonight!, Gifts Come from the Heart, Scene Change Music, Santa Be Good to Me, Play Off Music, Rockin' Down the Chimney Tonight

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40853b | CD | $59.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Santa's Stuck in the 50's : CD : 038081173726  : 00-18732

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Santa's Stuck in the 50's

If you think your attic is a mess, imagine what Santa's must look like! After a cleaning spree, the whole gang at the North Pole is delighted to find quite a number of boxes left over from the fabulous 50's! As the reindeer and elves dig in, they find great stuff, including Frisbees, Hula Hoops, and other things still popular today! A box of 45 RPM records is cause for celebration as the whole gang gets ready to "Rock Around the Shop Tonight!" It becomes clear that most of the newly discovered "leftovers" are still hot gift items, so a special news bulletin is announced from WXMAS News, where Santa tells children to stop sending Christmas lists. Instead, he wants letters from them explaining how they've been good this year! A special "letter writing" scene follows, as children sing "Santa, Be Good to Me." In the finale, Santa gets ready to deliver all the great 50's toys and games while "Rockin' Down the Chimney!" Don't miss this rockin' and rollin' Christmas musical that will take your students and audience back to those fabulous 50's! Recommended for grades three and up. Approximately 30 minutes.

Songlist: Whole Lotta Cleanin' Goin' On, Strollin' Through the 50's with You, Rock Around the Shop Tonight!, Gifts Come from the Heart, Scene Change Music, Santa Be Good to Me, Play Off Music, Rockin' Down the Chimney Tonight

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40854b | CD | $14.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : December Nights, December Lights : CD : 038081178868  : 00-19241

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : December Nights, December Lights

"December Nights, December Lights. Celebrations all across the land." A variety of candle holders displayed in a shop window leads a group of students to discover the diversity of the season. Learn about the different ways we celebrate in December with this musical presentation for Unison or 2-Part voices.

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40860b | CD | $16.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Holiday Song Search : CD : 038081186535  : 00-20089

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Holiday Song Search

Looking for a fresh approach to the holiday season? Join in on the "Holiday Song Search!" Don't miss the fun as Chris Moss and Eve Tide, the editors of the Holly & Ivy Music Company, hunt for the perfect holiday song. Will the famous song-writing team of Noelle Green and Nicolas Red come through? See what happens when a talented group of young students enters the scene with new ideas and songs to spare! It's a hoot! -Recommended for grades three and up. -Performance Time: Approximately 25 minutes.

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40864b | CD | $59.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : December Gifts : CD : 038081211657  : 00-21772

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : December Gifts

Learn about December holidays and gift-giving traditions around the world in December Gifts. Here's the perfect way to celebrate ALL the December holidays! Traditions vary with each holiday, but all have one thing in common---the tradition of exchanging gifts.

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40875b | CD | $49.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve : CD : 038081212050  : 00-21813

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve

Don't touch that dial! You won't want to miss this incredible 40-minute TV variety show, "Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve." Everyone will be performing a special number, including The Mistletones, Suzy and The Snowflakes, the Reindeer, the Elves, Mrs. Claus, and yes, of course, Santa himself! It's an evening of entertainment and fun, complete with staging notes and two commercials. Recommended for grades 3 and up.

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40881b | CD | $59.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve : CD : 038081212067  : 00-21814

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve

Don't touch that dial! You won't want to miss this incredible 40-minute TV variety show, "Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve." Everyone will be performing a special number, including The Mistletones, Suzy and The Snowflakes, the Reindeer, the Elves, Mrs. Claus, and yes, of course, Santa himself! It's an evening of entertainment and fun, complete with staging notes and two commercials. Recommended for grades 3 and up.

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40882b | CD | $16.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : 'Twas the Night Before Christmas : CD : 038081238760  : 00-23553

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Make this retelling of the timeless Christmas classic a holiday tradition at your school. Six festive songs are cleverly interspersed throughout the original Clement Clarke Moore poem, creating a brief theatrical performance that is sure to "wow" your holiday audience. From the cheery "Christmas Is Coming," to the rockin' "Reindeer on the Roof," and Tchaikovsky's traditional "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies," 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is filled with memorable music and rhyming verse for a sleigh-full of young performers. The Teacher's Handbook includes reproducible Student Pages and Staging Notes.

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40896b | CD | $49.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Dear Santa: Letters and Songs to the North Pole : CD : 038081261522  : 00-24044

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Dear Santa: Letters and Songs to the North Pole

When the postman announces final call for letters to the North Pole, members of the choir rush to the mailbox with special secrets and wishes for Dear Santa! Readers display their own unique personalities as they share letters (in rhyming verse) followed by an enthusiastic corresponding choral number. Eight 2-part songs and six letters in all. Recommended for grades three and up. Performance time: approximately 25 minutes. Reproducible Student Pages and Staging Suggestions included.

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40905b | CD | $49.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : North Pole Star : CD : 038081296340  : 00-27374

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : North Pole Star

Reality TV fans will be totally amused and entertained as each of Santa's eight reindeer audition for a panel of important judges including Mrs. Claus, Santa himself, and (special guest at the North Pole) Steven/Susan Cruelle---played by one of your students, a local celebrity, or a school administrator. Host, Nicky Snowcrest keeps the show rolling along, and the "Star Singers" back up each of the featured performers as they sing and dance their way toward the ultimate title of North Pole Star. For a truly surprise ending, allow your audience to cast votes during the song "We All are Winners Here," or plan and prepare a winner in advance! Either way, it's just so much fun poking fun at a pop culture phenomenon. * Recommended for grades 3 and up. * Performance time: approximately 40 minutes. * Staging Notes included.

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40914b | CD | $59.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : North Pole Star : CD : 038081296357  : 00-27375

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : North Pole Star

Reality TV fans will be totally amused and entertained as each of Santa's eight reindeer audition for a panel of important judges including Mrs. Claus, Santa himself, and (special guest at the North Pole) Steven/Susan Cruelle---played by one of your students, a local celebrity, or a school administrator. Host, Nicky Snowcrest keeps the show rolling along, and the "Star Singers" back up each of the featured performers as they sing and dance their way toward the ultimate title of North Pole Star. For a truly surprise ending, allow your audience to cast votes during the song "We All are Winners Here," or plan and prepare a winner in advance! Either way, it's just so much fun poking fun at a pop culture phenomenon. * Recommended for grades 3 and up. * Performance time: approximately 40 minutes. * Staging Notes included.

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40915b | CD | $16.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : The North Pole Radio Hour : CD : 038081313016  : 00-28755

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : The North Pole Radio Hour

Take a 35-minute trip down memory lane as NPR (North Pole Radio) presents its 1946 Christmas holiday edition of "The North Pole Radio Hour." Hosts Sandy Snow and Storm Phillips welcome special guests the Moss Family (winners of the Klean Soap commercial songwriting contest) and several long-distance callers who phone in to chat with the big man himself during the "Ask Santa" segments. Swingin' musical guests include Joey Garland and Heather Holladay, each backed up by NPR's own "Snowtones." A fun-filled flashback to a bygone era with enough opportunities for the whole school to participate! Recommended for grades three and up. Performance time: approximately 35 minutes. Staging Suggestions included. Enhanced SoundTrax CD includes a reproducible PDF file of Cover Art.

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40923b | CD | $59.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : The North Pole Radio Hour : CD : 038081313023  : 00-28756

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : The North Pole Radio Hour

Take a 35-minute trip down memory lane as NPR (North Pole Radio) presents its 1946 Christmas holiday edition of "The North Pole Radio Hour." Hosts Sandy Snow and Storm Phillips welcome special guests the Moss Family (winners of the Klean Soap commercial songwriting contest) and several long-distance callers who phone in to chat with the big man himself during the "Ask Santa" segments. Swingin' musical guests include Joey Garland and Heather Holladay, each backed up by NPR's own "Snowtones." A fun-filled flashback to a bygone era with enough opportunities for the whole school to participate! Recommended for grades three and up. Performance time: approximately 35 minutes. Staging Suggestions included. Enhanced SoundTrax CD includes a reproducible PDF file of Cover Art.

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40924b | CD | $16.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Snow Way Out!  : CD : 038081339481  : 00-31177

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Snow Way Out!

Our hosts, Jack and Jackie Frost have just finished renovating Winteris Wonderland, a fabulous North Country resort originally built by Old Man Winter. Their staff, the Frostbites, are busily getting everything ready for the grand reopening festivities (singing as they clean, of course). Guests start to arrive, but sadly, thereis just no snow! Everyone is getting anxious, especially little Sunny Holliday who has never experienced the wonderful white stuff. At last, the final special guest, Old Man Winter, arrives---and with him, the much anticipated precipitation! * Recommended for grades 2--7. * Performance time: approximately 20 minutes. * Reproducible Student Pages included in Teacheris Handbook. * Enhanced SoundTrax CD includes reproducible PDF files of Student Pages and Cover Art. * Staging Notes included.

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40932b | CD | $49.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : The Reindeer Games : CD : 038081384436  : 00-34715

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : The Reindeer Games

Let's see . . . Housetop Hurdles, the popular Antler Ring Toss, Hoof Hockey, the North Pole Vault, Dancing with the Claus, and the Amazing Race Around the World are just a few of the exciting events in this blast of a musical. Your students can be participants or spectators in the games, as reporters Seymour Snow and Candy Cane announce the gold medal winners of each competition. See what happens when the Red and Green teams are tied after the final event. Let the games begin! Performance time is approximately 25 minutes. The Teacher's Handbook includes reproducible student pages and staging notes, and the enhanced SoundTrax CD includes reproducible PDF files of student pages and cover art. This book is recommended for grades two through seven.

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40938b | CD | $44.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : North Pole Diaries : CD : 038081399232  : 00-35727

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : North Pole Diaries

Curious to know the inside scoop on your favorite Christmas characters? Then check out the North Pole Diaries to learn just what secrets Santa, Mrs. Claus, Dancer, two Elves, Santa's Mechanic Bob, and the North Pole Chief of Staff have this season! Each of these seven featured characters shares witty rhyming diary entries, followed by a chorus (of any size) singing and dancing a corresponding festive novelty song. Yes, holiday preparations for Santa and the gang are definitely in full swing! The fully reproducible script and score include complete choreography, making it simple to create a hilarious and entertaining 30-minute musical. Enhanced CD includes reproducible PDF files of Student Pages & Cover Art. Please visit alfred.com/northpolediaries to view free instructional choreography videos. Titles: North Pole Diaries * Gettin' Ready for Christmas * Born to Shop! * Santa Wants a Brand New Bag! * Santa Needs a Vacation * Hip-Hop Reindeer * Away from the Mistletoe * Up, Up, Up in the Sleigh!

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40941b | CD | $44.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Fiesta! The Legend of the Poinsettia : CD : 038081400518  : 00-35855

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Fiesta! The Legend of the Poinsettia

As Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) approaches, all of the villagers celebrate the wonderful traditions of Las Posadas---from the nightly candlelit processions to the breaking of the piņata. But young Alicia is troubled, as she has no gift to present in the plaza on Christmas Eve. She learns that giving from her heart is magical, as her lowly gift blossoms into the fiery poinsettia plant. This 20-minute mini-musical will captivate your performers and audiences alike. Options given for sacred performances. Features several Spanish words and short phrases. Titles: Fiesta! * Is There Any Room? * The Piņata Song * What Can I Give? * March of the Children. Teacher's Handbook includes reproducible pages.

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40944b | CD | $44.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Stormy, the Singing Snowman : CD : 038081426600  : 00-38189

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Stormy, the Singing Snowman

Oh, no! The popular Snowfest festival is just around the corner, and the feature soloist had to cancel! Members of the Snowfest Choir are sent out to hunt for new talent. Join the fun and the singing as Stormy (the snowman) and his Forest Chorus friends decide to audition for the Maestro. Can you guess who ends up with the big solo? Approximately 25 minutes. Recommended for grades two through seven. Titles: Celebrate Snow! * There's Always Room for One More * If They Only Knew * Boogie Down to Harmony Lane * One World * Finale.

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40950b | CD | $44.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Crazy Christmas : CD : 038081445991  : 00-39939

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Crazy Christmas

Everything's wild at the North Pole this time of year! Join the fun as Santa, the elves, the reindeer, and all of your students go crazy for Christmas! Program these nine songs individually, as a concert set, or as a simply staged 30-minute holiday program (using the optional script featuring 40 narrators). Includes complete choreography (also available for free online)! Recommended for grades 1--5. Titles: Crazy Christmas! * Ready, Set, Christmas! * Santa's Job Is a Snap! * The Christmas Rush! * The Reindeer Rock * Dealing with the Reindeer * Santa, Bring Me Snow * Seven Feet of Snow * Holiday Lights.

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40953b | CD | $39.95


Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Bring On the Snow! : CD : 038081469300  : 00-41850

Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse : Bring On the Snow!

This hilarious variety show is chock-full of one-liners, wintertime puns, and even a few knock-knock jokes! Plenty of parts allow you to show off oodles of young actors, or combine roles for just a select group of comedic kids. Silly skits include a pair of wisecracking reindeer, a snowflake ballet class, "Freeze-Whiz" (everyone's favorite game show), and a directionally challenged family of geese. It's a breeze to put together---just stage the scenes around your regular choral formation. Featuring two-part music, appropriate for grades 4 and up. 30 minutes of bad jokes and belly laughs! Book is 100% reproducible.

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40959b | CD | $49.95

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