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Burt Bacharach

Born: 1928. Living in: United States

Burt Bacharach is, quite simply, one of the most accomplished composers of the 20th Century. In the '60s and '70s, Bacharach was a dominant figure in popular music, writing a remarkable 52 Top 40 hits. In terms of musical sophistication, Bacharach's compositions differed from much of the pop music of the era. Bacharach songs typically boasted memorable melodies, unconventional and shifting time signatures, and unique chord changes. Combining elements of jazz, pop, Brazilian music and rock, Bacharach created a unique new sound that was as contemporary as it was popular. Lyricist Hal David, Bacharach's primary collaborator, infused Bacharach's music with tart, melodramatic lyrics worthy of the best Tin Pan Alley composers. David's bittersweet, unsentimental lyrics were often in striking contrast to Bacharach's soaring melodies. While in the late 1970s Bacharach's name became synonymous with elevator music (due in great part to its sheer familiarity), a closer listening suggests that his meticulously crafted, technically sophisticated compositions are anything but easy listening.

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Alan Billingsley : That's What Friends Are For : Showtrax CD : 6549790982010 : 00-CDM05060

Alan Billingsley : That's What Friends Are For

Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and Gladys Knight combined their talents to bring us this extraordinary song created by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. This new choral setting from Alan Billingsley captures all the sounds of the original hit recording.

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5991p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Ed Lojeski : I'll Never Fall in Love Again : SSA : Showtrax CD : 073999650792 : 08201313

Ed Lojeski : I'll Never Fall in Love Again

This 1970 pop hit by Dionne Warwick is a great feature for SSA groups. With easy parts and lots of choreography options, this Hal David and Burt Bacharach classic will leave your audience with a smile.

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Voicing: SSA | Performed by Dionne Warwick | 2819p | Showtrax CD | $19.95


Greg Gilpin : That's What Friends Are For : Showtrax CD : 654979039488  : 00-CDM02093

Greg Gilpin : That's What Friends Are For

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5963p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Jay Althouse : I Say a Little Prayer : Showtrax CD : 038081360508  : 00-33142

Jay Althouse : I Say a Little Prayer

This great tune was most recently featured on the TV hit Glee as sung by a trio of choreographed cheerleaders. Let your ladies do a little research and listen to how Dionne Warwick originally sang this tune in 1967.

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Performed by Dionne Warwick | 5789p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Mac Huff : Knowing When to Leave : SSA : Showtrax CD : 884088563844 : 08621802

Mac Huff : Knowing When to Leave

From the recent revival of the 1960s musical Promises, Promises with Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth about corporate climbing and people looking for love in a lonely world, this quirky Hal David/Burt Bacharach song, with its angular melody, '60s pop harmonies and empowered lyrics, creates a strong Broadway feature for SSA groups. Available separately: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:30.

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Voicing: SSA | Performed by Kristin Chenoweth | 2697p | Showtrax CD | $26.95 | With Piano


Mac Huff : Wishin' and Hopin' : SSA : Showtrax CD : 884088099794 : 08201957

Mac Huff : Wishin' and Hopin'

This sixties pop classic is skillfully arranged by Mac Huff for women's voices with a cute novelty flavor. Performance Time Approx. 2:40,Available separately: SSA and ShowTrax CD.

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Voicing: SSA | 2825p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Mark Brymer : I Say a Little Prayer : SSA : Showtrax CD : 073999005455 : 08200545

Mark Brymer : I Say a Little Prayer

This 1967 pop hit by Dionne Warwick is a super choice for SSA groups. Available: SSA, ShowTrax Cassette. Performance Time: Approx. 2:35.

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Voicing: SSA | Performed by Dionne Warwick | 2814p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Mark Brymer : Walk on By : SSA : Showtrax CD : 884088033903 : 08201878

Mark Brymer : Walk on By

Dionne Warwick was the artist in this 1964 pop hit by songwriting legends Hal David and Burt Bacharach. Set in a smooth Latin style, it has super choreography potential and is a great showcase for SSA groups.Available separately: SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25

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Voicing: SSA | Performed by Dionne Warwick | 2824p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Roger Emerson : What the World Needs Now : Showtrax CD : 884088467609 : 08750851

Roger Emerson : What the World Needs Now

One of the most loved hits of the sixties, this song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David continues in popularity with audiences worldwide! Opening with a soulful soprano sax, this setting moves into a jazz waltz and then a driving 4/4 groove, returning to the jazz waltz for the final vocal build on the lyric: for everyone! A fantastic concert closer! Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available as a digital download (ssx, tpt 1-2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:10.

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2840p | Showtrax CD | $26.95

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