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Bobby McFerrin

On the 11th of March, 1950, Bobby McFerrin was born. His parents were classical singers and he began to study music theory early on in his life. His family then moved to Los Angeles. During high school and then in College, UCSC, he focused on the piano. Once he finished college, Bobby McFerrin toured with numerous bands including the Ice Follies.

However, it was only in 1977 that Bobby McFerrin decide to become a singer. At one point he met Bill Cosby who arranged for him take part in the 1980 Playboy Jazz Festival. It was only two years later where he released his firm album called "Bobby McFerrin" in 1982. It was in 1983, that Bobby McFerrin started converting without a band. This eventually led him to make a solo tour in Germany. It was in Germany that he recorded his album "The Voice". From that point on, he continued to make solo tours in the most prestigious locations. It is also important to realize that Bobby McFerrin worked with several important people like Garrison Keillor, Jack Nicholson, and Joe Zawinul. On "Another Night in Tunisia", Bobby McFerrin won two Grammies.

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Bobby McFerrin : Charts Package : SATB : Sheet Music

Bobby McFerrin : Charts Package

Without a doubt one of the most popular songs of the 20th century, "Don't Worry, Be Happy" is re-created here in an exact transcription of the Bobby McFerrin's original hit recording from the album "Simple Pleasures." 3 Soprano parts, 2 Alto parts, and a very hip Bass line back up the soloist or soloists of your choice - a cappella. Great fun to sing and to hear! A reverent and truly beautiful rendition of the widely known "23rd Psalm," this piece is frequently used in religious services. It's pace is slow and contemplative, and the music enhances the beauty of the language. As recorded on Bobby's "Medicine Music" CD. In "Grace," alto, tenor, and bass voices suggest the chant-like song of a carillon while the sopranos create a rhapsodic melody. This meditative score is enhanced with rhythmic breathing and optional parts for two cellos or cello section. Transcribed from "Hush," Bobby's duo album with Yo-Yo Ma. Each of Bobby's arrangements comes with extensive performance notes. With text adapted from the Book of Matthew, "Manna" provides a simple refrain with wonderfully textured variations that bring light to the thought "Whoever believes in Me will live forever." "Manna" includes a through-composed piano part as an additional color in the ensemble. "Come to Me" is rhythmic music full of life, freedom, and joy. An up-tempo piece to make everyone feel good, "come to me" with text adapted from the Book of John, includes parts for vocal percussion, body percussion, and handclaps. As recorded on Bobby's "Simple Pleasures" CD.

Songlist: Don't Worry Be Happy, Grace, 23rd Psalm, Manna, Come to Me

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Bobby McFerrin | 9018b | Sheet Music | $15.95 | A Cappella


Bobby McFerrin : Charts Package 2 : SATB : Sheet Music

Bobby McFerrin : Charts Package 2

Bobby McFerrin is unique not only due to his choice of notes, but in the way he sings those notes. Each of these beautiful arrangements, all three part of Bobby's sacred music series, comes with extensive performance notes to help your group achieve the sounds and groove that was originally intended. With text adapted from the Book of Matthew, "Manna" provides a simple refrain with wonderfully textured variations that bring light to the thought "Whoever believes in Me will live forever." "Manna" includes a through-composed piano part as an additional color in the ensemble. "Come to Me" is rhythmic music full of life, freedom, and joy. An up-tempo piece to make everyone feel good, "come to me" with text adapted from the Book of John, includes parts for vocal percussion, body percussion, and handclaps. As recorded on Bobby's "Simple Pleasures" CD. "The Garden" exemplifies a new approach in choral writing in which McFerrin's African-influenced nuances are given full body by co-composer and arranger Roger Treece. The music, originally recorded on the 'Medicine Music' CD, will provide an exciting and gratifying challenge for choral singers and a rich experience for audiences.

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Bobby McFerrin | 9019b | Sheet Music | $14.88 | A Cappella


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23rd Psalm : SATB : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Sheet Music : psalm

Bobby McFerrin : 23rd Psalm

A reverent and truly beautiful rendition of the widely known Psalm, frequently used in religious services. It's pace is slow and contemplative and the music enhances the beauty of the language. As recorded on Bobby's Medicine Music CD.

Arranger: Bobby McFerrin | Composer: Bobby McFerrin Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 | A Cappella |
psalm


Don't Worry Be Happy : SAB Divisi : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Sheet Music : happy

Bobby McFerrin : Don't Worry Be Happy

Without a doubt one of the most popular songs of the 20th century, Don't Worry, Be Happy is re-created here in an exact transcription of the Bobby McFerrin's original hit recording from the album Simple Pleasures. 3 soprano parts, 2 alto parts, and a very hip bass line back up the soloist or soloists of your choice.

Arranger: Bobby McFerrin | Composer: Bobby McFerrin Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: SAB Divisi | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella |
happy


Don't Worry, Be Happy : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Bobby McFerrin. : Bobby McFerrin : Sheet Music : 08656841 : 073999568417

Kirby Shaw : Don't Worry, Be Happy

The light-hearted caribbean flavor of this unique piece took the country by storm! Kirby transcribes Bobby McFerrin's hit for today's a cappella ensemble. Available: SATB a cappella. Performance Time: 4:12.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Bobby McFerrin. Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08656841


Don't Worry, Be Happy : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Sheet Music : 08747370 : 884088199722

Audrey Snyder : Don't Worry, Be Happy

What a great way to introduce the music of Bobby McFerrin to younger choirs! Winning the Grammy in 1989, this hit tune will bring a smile to everyone's face! Includes parts for Flute 1 & 2. Discovery Level 2. Available separately: 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:30.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Bobby McFerrin Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747370 | Voicetrax CD Available


Grace : SATB : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Sheet Music : grace

Bobby McFerrin : Grace

Alto, tenor, and bass voices suggest the chant-like song of a carillon while the sopranos create a rhapsodic melody. This meditative score is enhanced with rhythmic breathing and optional parts for two cellos or cello section. Beautifully transcribed from Hush, Bobby's duo album with Yo-Yo Ma.

Arranger: Bobby McFerrin | Composer: Bobby McFerrin Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 | A Cappella |
grace


knickknack : SATB : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Sheet Music : knickknack

Bobby McFerrin : knickknack

The music from the hilarious Pixar short film of the same name which preceded Disney's Finding Nemo in movie theaters and on DVD. Great fun to sing and not hard to learn, 'Knickknack' provides charming musical accompaniment to an animated love-story-with-a-sense-of-humor. Audiences will recognize it instantly (unless they were out on the popcorn line).

Arranger: Bobby McFerrin | Composer: Bobby McFerrin Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella |
knickknack


Manna : SATB : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Sheet Music : manna

Bobby McFerrin : Manna

With text adapted from the Book of Matthew, Manna provides a simple refrain with wonderfully textured variations that bring light to the thought "Whoever believes in Me will live forever." 'Manna' includes a through-composed piano part as an additional color in the ensemble.

Arranger: Bobby McFerrin | Composer: Bobby McFerrin Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $4.95 | A Cappella |
manna


The 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother) : SATB : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Sheet Music : 08596598 : 073999965988

Bobby McFerrin : The 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother)

This ethereal transcription, as recorded by Bobby McFerrin, provides a new and different setting for this cherished Psalm. The very free, almost chant-like rhythms and repetitive harmonies of this a cappella piece, coupled with an original paraphrase of the text, produce a very contemporary perspective on the well-known words of assurance. Especially useful for Good Shepherd Sunday. Available: SATB a cappella.

Arranger: Bobby McFerrin | Composer: Bobby McFerrin Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08596598

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