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John Purifoy

Living in: Knoxville, Tennessee .

John Purifoy is an ASCAP composer and arranger with various published choral anthems, cantatas and keyboard collections and works recorded by Carol Lawrence, Anita Kerr, the Chicago Master Chorale and other artists. His work for chorus and orchestra, We Hold These Truths, narrated by Alex Haley won the 1987 Freedoms Foundation Award for musical programs. He is the composer and lyricist of the stage musical, Lambarene, which received a workshop production at the state theatre of New Jersey in 1991. John lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife Vicki, a television news producer, and two teenage sons, Drew and Michael.

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John Purifoy : Mistletoe and Holly : Showtrax CD : 884088218973 : 08748293

John Purifoy : Mistletoe and Holly

Oh by gosh, by golly! 'Tis the season to be jolly and you'll do just that with this holiday favorite recorded famously by Frank Sinatra. You will love how easily your choir learns this arrangement and even your audience will be humming along! Duration: ca. 2:25. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD.

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Performed by Frank Sinatra | 2372p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


John Purifoy : Appalachian Fiddler : Showtrax CD : 884088995287 : 00126223

John Purifoy : Appalachian Fiddler

This vibrant work is infused with joyful energy! Three American folksongs are combined with original words and music to create a spectacular showcase for school and community groups. The authentic fiddle obbligato adds to the fun! Includes: Cotton Eyed Joe, Cumberland Gap, Goin' Across the Mountain.

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2515p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


John Purifoy : It Might as Well Be Spring : Showtrax CD : 884088053284 : 08621419

John Purifoy : It Might as Well Be Spring

This Oscar-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein classic was written for the film State Fair in 1945. John Purifoy's well-crafted arrangement is highlighted by warm vocal harmonies and an expressive piano accompaniment.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ePak(S) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:30.

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2646p | Showtrax CD | $22.95 | With Piano


John Purifoy : Look to the Rainbow : Showtrax CD : 884088484286 : 08621737

John Purifoy : Look to the Rainbow

Audiences will thrill to the soaring lines of this beloved ballad from the Broadway masterpiece Finian's Rainbow. Opportunities for artistry abound in this superbly crafted setting for concert choirs with optional chamber orchestration. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Chamber Orchestra score and parts (fl, ob, hp, perc, vn 1-2, va, vc, db), ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:35.

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2689p | Showtrax CD | $26.95 | With Piano


John Purifoy : Wonderful Town (Choral Highlights) : Showtrax CD : 073999349979 : 08621385

John Purifoy : Wonderful Town (Choral Highlights)

This musical classic has found a new voice with a recent revival on Broadway. Filled with energetic music by Leonard Bernstein and great lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the story of moving to The Big Apple has never been better. Includes: Christopher Street, Ohio, One Hundred Ways to Lose a Man, (I Want) a Quiet Girl, Swing and It's Love.Available separately: SATB, SAB and 2-Part. ShowTrax CD and I-Pak also available. Performance time approx. 9:30.

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2969p | Showtrax CD | $59.95


John Purifoy : The Light in the Piazza : Showtrax CD : 884088068240 : 08621449

John Purifoy : The Light in the Piazza

In addition to being Richard Rodgers' grandson, Adam Guettel is a gifted composer in his own right! This title song from his Tony Award-winning musical creates a magical aura of love and destiny.Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSA. Instrumental ePak includes score and parts for Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Harp, Percussion, Timpani, Violin 1, 2, Viola, Cello and Contrabass. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00

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2973p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


John Purifoy : The Light in the Piazza : Showtrax CD : 884088115456 : 08621480

John Purifoy : The Light in the Piazza

Adam Guettel's The Light in the Piazza has been described as a shimmering pearl, and with its soaring melodies and passionate, romantic lyrics, the Tony Award-winning musical richly deserves the accolades it has received. This 11-minute medley features well-crafted vocal parts and the orchestration captures the magic of the original Broadway production. Ideal for high school and community choirs, it includes: The Beauty Is, The Light in the Piazza, Passeggiata, Say It Somehow, Statues and Stories. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Chamber Orchestra score and parts (sc, fl, ob, eh, timp, perc, hp, str: 88442) and ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 11:30

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2977p | Showtrax CD | $59.95


John Purifoy : Show Off : SSA : Showtrax CD : 884088235239 : 08621569

John Purifoy : Show Off

The Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone is a delightful show within a show with plenty of catchy 1920s style melodies to keep your toes tapping. This Charleston-flavored song featured Sutton Foster in the original New York production and makes a perfect feature for SSA groups of all ages! Duration: ca. 3:00. Available separately: SSA, ShowTrax CD.

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Voicing: SSA | 2987p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


John Purifoy : Anthem : Showtrax CD : 884088311209 : 08621657

John Purifoy : Anthem

Recently performed by Josh Groban in the role of Anatoly Sergievsky in a rock concert revival of the musical Chess, this inspiring song is simply breathtaking! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Chamber Orchestra score and parts (fl, ob, hn, tpt1, tpt2, tbn, bstbn, perc, timp, str: 88442), ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:50.

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Performed by Josh Groban | 2993p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


John Purifoy : American Anthem : Showtrax CD : 884088238582 : 08748675

John Purifoy : American Anthem

Ken Burns' powerful PBS Series The War, featured this contemporary song by Gene Scheer, beautifully performed by Norah Jones. The lyrics speak to the sacrifice, selflessness and bravery of the men and women who fought on the front lines and the home front during World War II. This setting is accessible to most choral groups and will be a wonderful tribute to those we seek to honor. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:35.

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4254p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


John Purifoy : Hidden Away : Showtrax CD : 884088547936 : 08711541

John Purifoy : Hidden Away

Perfect for concert or graduation performances, Josh Groban's powerful anthem evokes themes of hope and the courage to follow one's dreams. Dramatic and uplifting! Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part,ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:45.

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Performed by Josh Groban | 4646p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


John Purifoy : Redeemer, Savior, Friend : Choirtrax CD : 884088109059 : 08745714

John Purifoy : Redeemer, Savior, Friend

This favorite worship song of gratitude and devotion is accessible to most SATB or SAB choirs. From I know You had me on Your mind when You climbed up on that hill to I'll gladly lay down all my crowns for the name by which I'm saved, the lyrics express the profound love of Christ for us and our willing response to that love. Performance Time: Approx. 3:55.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ChoirTrax CD and Instrumental ePak (Parts for Violin I & II, Viola, Cello and String Bass).

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4693p | Choirtrax CD | $22.95


John Purifoy : We Fall Down with Crown Him with Many Crowns : Choirtrax CD : 884088191405 : 08747329

John Purifoy : We Fall Down with Crown Him with Many Crowns

Based on the Chris Tomlin's worship song We Fall Down, arranger John Purifoy has created a moving and heartfelt anthem. Paired with the traditional hymn Crown Him with Many Crowns, this work may be used during the Easter season, or throughout the church year.Available separately: SATB, SAB, Instrumental ePak and ChoirTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:40.

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4699p | Choirtrax CD | $24.95


John Purifoy : Jazz Exsultate : Choirtrax CD : 884088498870 : 08711530

John Purifoy : Jazz Exsultate

Traditional Latin lyrics combine with contemporary jazz harmonies and a very singable melody to produce an irresistible choral showcase for concert or pop choirs! Sure to be a singer and audience favorite! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ChoirTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:00.

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5031p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


John Purifoy : Dream with Me : Showtrax CD : 884088604578 : 08753912

John Purifoy : Dream with Me

She's the little girl with the extraordinary voice! This title track from Jackie Evancho's debut album will be a fantastic selection for choirs of all ages, creating a mesmerizing atmosphere that will enchant your audience! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. String parts (sc, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a digital download. Duration: ca. 3:25.

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Performed by Jackie Evancho | 5039p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


John Purifoy : Peace, Hope, Light, Love : Choirtrax CD : 884088311308 : 08749621

John Purifoy : Peace, Hope, Light, Love

An original melody Peace, Hope, Light, Love is paired with the joyful English carol The Holly and the Ivy for a buoyant and festive seasonal treat! Your concert hall will resound with joy and your listeners' hearts will be lifted up this Christmas. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part Mixed, ChoirTrax CD. Score and Parts (fl, ob, hp, perc, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a Printed Edition and as a digital download. Duration: ca. 3:05.

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5048p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


John Purifoy : A Candlelight Christmas : Choirtrax CD : 884088220839 : 08741503

John Purifoy : A Candlelight Christmas

From Advent to Nativity, the message of Christmas is conveyed in fresh musical moments and the spoken word in this highly flexible work. Traditional carols are blended with new Christmas songs to create a cantata appropriate for Advent, Christmas, Hanging of the Greens, or Lessons and Carols services. Available: SATB, Instrumental Pak (Full Orchestra), Instrumental Pak (Chamber Orchestra), ChoirTrax Cassette, ChoirTrax CD, Preview Cassette, Preview Pak, RehearsalTrax Pak.

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5066p | Choirtrax CD | $60.95


John Purifoy : Gloria : Choirtrax CD : 884088133238 : 08745962

John Purifoy : Gloria

Michael W. Smith's Christmas classic pairs Angels We Have Heard on High with a wonderfully original treatment of the angels' message, Gloria in Excelsis Deo! Beginning quietly with the Gloria lyrics, this fully orchestrated choral setting grows into an exuberant anthem of joy and praise for the newborn king! Performance Time: Approx. 3:40.Available separately: SATB, SAB, ChoirTrax CD and Instrumental ePak (Score and Parts for Flute, Oboe, Trumpet 1, 2 & 3, Trombone 1 & 2, Violin 1 & 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

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Performed by Michael W. Smith | 5107p | Choirtrax CD | $22.95


John Purifoy : Christmastime Around the World : Showtrax CD : 884088140687 : 08746989

John Purifoy : Christmastime Around the World

The message of Christmas is clear in any language in this delightful song by Senator Orrin Hatch, Lowell Alexander and Phil Naish.Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:40

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5111p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


John Purifoy : Christmas Is A-Comin' (May God Bless You) : Showtrax CD : 884088311391 : 08749630

John Purifoy : Christmas Is A-Comin' (May God Bless You)

This holiday classic recorded by Bing Crosby and others adds a festive touch to all types of school and community concerts. Well-crafted vocal lines and a delightful accompaniment make it an especially useful choice. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:10.

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Performed by Bing Crosby | 5129p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


John Purifoy : O Savior, Open Heaven Wide : Choirtrax CD : 888680672621 : 00225433

John Purifoy : O Savior, Open Heaven Wide

Uses: Advent, Communion Scripture: Isaiah 42:7; Isaiah 49:9; Isaiah 61:1; Isaiah 64:1 A lament of depth and beauty is found in this stunning original. Hopeful in its substance, the expressive arching melody paints the words, O Savior, open heaven wide. Bend down and hear our cry. Each voice part is given a rich fulfilling treatment, and the piano accompaniment adds layers of sonic beauty. A chamber orchestration provides options for directors looking for instrumental opportunities. Poignant! Score and Parts (fl, ob, eng hn, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a digital download.

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5520p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


John Purifoy : Adeste Fideles : Choirtrax CD : 884088891077 : 00117964

John Purifoy : Adeste Fideles

Here is a stately setting of the traditional hymn with four stanzas in Latin (with optional English verses) that will be accessible and very useful for many Christmas programs and services. Optional strings. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ChoirTrax CD. String parts (vln 1, vln 2, vla, vcl, bs) available as a digital download. Duration: 3:05.

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5551p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


John Purifoy : Listen to the Angels : Choirtrax CD : 073999438512 : 08743851

John Purifoy : Listen to the Angels

The angels at Angel Central in the Heavenly Realms are busy as usual, but this year the new angel on the block wants to hear the full story again of what happened on that first Christmas night. It's up to Lead Angel Gabriel to recount the Greatest Story Ever Told with a little help from his friends. This 16-minute musical contains sparkling songs and linking dialog, easily prepared and presented. Perfect for younger voices (Grades K-4). Includes 4 songs. Available: Director's Manual (includes reproducible singer pages), ChoirTrax CD (stereo and split track accomp.), Preview CD (with vocals), and CD 10-Pak (10 Preview CDs for individual rehearsal). Performance Time: Approx. 15 minutes. For Grades K-4.

Songlist: Overture, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Christmas Is A Celebration, Good News Comin'!, Mary You've Been Chosen, On A Night Like Tonight

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5571p | Choirtrax CD | $49.95


John Purifoy : Be Still, My Soul : Choirtrax CD : 884088407353 : 08750207

John Purifoy : Be Still, My Soul

John Purifoy's combination of choir, piano, and cello is wonderfully crafted, making for a sensitive worship moment. Includes cello part. Available separately: SATB, ChoirTrax CD. Duration: ca. 4:05.

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7951p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


John Purifoy : Today He Is Risen! : Choirtrax CD : 884088583705 : 08753452

John Purifoy : Today He Is Risen!

Bold and dramatic, Purifoy's original anthem with optional brass and timpani provides the perfect setting for a glorious Easter morning celebration. Available separately: SATB, ChoirTrax CD. Score and parts (tpt 1-3, tbn 1-2, timp) available as a Printed Edition and as a digital download. Duration: ca. 2:15.

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7957p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


John Purifoy : Immanuel : Choirtrax CD : 884088133207 : 08745959

John Purifoy : Immanuel

Michael Card's classic worship song Immanuel has been sensitively arranged for SATB choir and strings, creating a warm and worshipful anthem for the Advent or Christmas season. And if God is with us, who could stand against us? Our God is with us, Immanuel. Orchestration for strings, woodwinds and percussion available.Available separately: SATB, SAB, ChoirTrax CD and ePak(O). Performance Time: Approx. 3:55.

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7992p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95

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