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Irving Berlin

Born: 1888. Died: 1989. Lived in: United States

Meet the man who wrote "God Bless America". His name was Irving Berlin, one of the greatest American songwriters of his time. His life began in a foreign country, as one of eight children of Leah and Moses Baline. He grew up and greatly impacted society from the many famous songs and plays he wrote, while most of them are still very popular today. We are talking about the man who started out in a poor town in Russia, then came to the United States and made it big.

Irving Berlin was born under the name Israel Isidore Baline on May 11, 1888 in Mogilyov, Russia. He came to America with his family at age five to escape the pogroms in Russia. The family settled in New York City, where Israel and his brothers sold cheap newspapers on the street to support their family after the death of his father. Not long after, he became a singing waiter, which started him off in the singing business. Israel began composing songs. He couldn't read music, but taught himself to play piano enough so he could write his own music.

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Audrey Snyder : White Christmas : Showtrax CD : 884088242329 : 08748883

Audrey Snyder : White Christmas

It's the Irving Berlin favorite as performed doo-wop style by the Drifters, rediscovered in the movie Home Alone and with Santa and his reindeer on the web. Now perform it live with your group and this easily learned choral arrangement! Available separately: SATB, SSA, TTB, ShowTrax CD. Electric bass part included. Duration: ca. 2:50.

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Performed by Drifters | 5126p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Bruce Healey : God Bless America : Showtrax CD : 073999509809 : 08703320

Bruce Healey : God Bless America

This powerful setting of the Irving Berlin patriotic classic is written for soloist, choir and orchestra and features an optional narration of the beautiful and inspiring Give me your tired, your poor... text by Emma Lazarus. Available for SATB, SAB, and SSA; all editions are compatible with the full orchestra arrangement. Ideal for festival occasions of all types. (Performance time: approx. 4:30) God Bless America - SATB Festival Choral HL08703316 God Bless America - SAB Festival Choral HL08703317 God Bless America - SSA Festival ChoralHL08703317 God Bless America - Full Orchestra Score/Parts (includes 40 SATB octavos) HL04490122 ShowTrax CD HL08703320

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4224p | Showtrax CD | $19.95


Don Besig and Nancy Price : Alexander's Ragtime Band : Showtrax CD : 038081044965  : 00-3703

Don Besig and Nancy Price : Alexander's Ragtime Band

What a combination! Irving Berlin's classic song with a new partner-melody by Don Besig and Nancy Price. A real winner for 2-part choirs. The optional SoundTrax CD adds a true ragtime sound.

Songlist: Thankful, A Banana Split, Grandma's Pretty Good Chicken Pot Pie, Let's Eat!, The Fast Food Tango, We Love Pizza, What's Cookin'?

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5606p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Don Besig and Nancy Price : I Love a Piano : Showtrax CD : 038081046556  : 00-3880

Don Besig and Nancy Price : I Love a Piano

Don Besig and Nancy Price have done it again! It's a partner song with one of Irving Berlin's all-time favorites: "I Love a Piano". Don and Nancy's clever text fits perfectly with their bouncy new melody, and both complement the original tune. The piano accompaniment calls for two players at one piano. Or use the SoundTrax cassette which features a ragtime piano and banjo feel.

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5609p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Ed Lojeski : Isn't This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)? : Showtrax CD : 884088477400 : 08751151

Ed Lojeski : Isn't This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)?

The 1935 motion picture Top Hat introduced this Irving Berlin song to the world and it continues to be a popular standard for jazz performers. It features a vintage, bluesy swing that will showcase your singers at their best! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:35.

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4202p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Ed Lojeski : God Bless America - A Gospel Medley : Showtrax CD : 073999113358 : 08711335

Ed Lojeski : God Bless America - A Gospel Medley

Prepare to be moved! Set in a soulful gospel style, this gospel-flavored medley is guaranteed to lift hearts, minds and spirits! Includes God Bless America, America the Beautiful, The Battle Hymn of the Republic. Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, IPak (C) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 9:00.

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4229p | Showtrax CD | $35.00


Greg Jasperse : I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm : Studiotrax CD : Showtrax CD : 888680607685 : 1495059375 : 35030870

Greg Jasperse : I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

Irving Berlin's classic is presented here in a gentle, sweet groove with simple jazz vocals and soft rhythm. Beginning with an easy vocal riff, the familiar melody is accompanied by refreshed chords that lightly surprise and offer a new interpretation to this romantic, winter song.

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Voicing: Studiotrax CD | 5427p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Joseph Martin : God Bless America : Showtrax CD : 884088696542 : 35028630

Joseph Martin : God Bless America

Uses: Patriotic Scripture: II Chronicles 7:14; Psalm 33:12 StudioTrax CD: Truly a song that needs no introduction! This national treasure is arranged for success with power and respect for the original song. Quoting America the Beautiful, the arrangement begins with a flourish before settling into the opening, less performed verse of the Irving Berlin standard. Gradually building to a massive finale, this anthem will have the audience singing along and cheering even before the final notes are sounded.

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4277p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Keith Christopher : God Bless America : Showtrax CD : 073999400397 : 08740039

Keith Christopher : God Bless America

Here's a powerful setting of the Irving Berlin patriotic classic arranged for choir, band and optional strings. Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD, Concert Band Accompaniment, String Pak. Performance Time: Approx. 2:15.

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4238p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Kirby Shaw : Let's Face the Music and Dance : Showtrax CD : 884088493431 : 08751637

Kirby Shaw : Let's Face the Music and Dance

You'll create a spellbinding effect with this Irving Berlin classic in a Latin style arrangement filled with rich jazz harmonies. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm section parts available as a digital downlaod (vbs, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:00.

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2732p | Showtrax CD | $26.95 | With Piano


Kirby Shaw : Cheek to Cheek : Showtrax CD : 073999428377 : 08742837

Kirby Shaw : Cheek to Cheek

Nothing says class like an Irving Berlin standard, and this favorite tune from the Fred Astaire film TOP HAT is first class for your vocal jazz group.

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4169p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Kirby Shaw : Sisters : SSA : Showtrax CD : 073999002942 : 08200294

Kirby Shaw : Sisters

From Irving Berlin's White Christmas, this tune can't miss! Available: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:05.

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Voicing: SSA | 4947p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Kirby Shaw : Puttin' On the Ritz : Showtrax CD : 884088052027 : 08661907

Kirby Shaw : Puttin' On the Ritz

First, Irving Berlin...then the popular Taco recording...now Kirby Shaw! An up-tempo Dixieland treatment that's a show-stopper for any age choir. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, 2-Part, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD.

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5170p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Mac Huff : Anything You Can Do (Medley) : Showtrax CD : 073999211597 : 08621159

Mac Huff : Anything You Can Do (Medley)

This cheerful mini-medley includes a pair of Irving Berlin partner songs that make a wonderful guy-girl concert feature. Includes: Anything You Can Do, An Old Fashioned Wedding, (I Wonder Why?) You're Just in Love. Available: SATB, SAB, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:45.

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2959p | Showtrax CD | $19.95


Mac Huff : I Love Ragtime : Showtrax CD : 884088962654 : 00123857

Mac Huff : I Love Ragtime

Here is a short 3-minute medley containing three ragtime songs by the great American songwriter Irving Berlin, celebrating the music and dance craze at the beginning of the 20th century and which ultimately led to the development of jazz and rock and roll. Your singers will love to recreate the music of a bygone era in this nostalgic salute. Includes: Alexander's Ragtime Band, I Love a Piano, and Ragtime Violin. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:15.

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4397p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Mac Huff : I Got the Sun in the Morning : Voicetrax CD : 884088101756 : 08551905

Mac Huff : I Got the Sun in the Morning

This Irving Berlin favorite will showcase your younger choirs at their best in this light swing arrangement.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part and VoiceTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

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4499p | Voicetrax CD | $22.95


Mark Brymer : They Say It's Wonderful : Showtrax CD : 884088494087 : 08751658

Mark Brymer : They Say It's Wonderful

Demonstrate your group's vocal jazz technique with this standard set in a medium swing with an awesome sax solo. A surefire audience pleaser! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: 2:40.

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2733p | Showtrax CD | $26.95 | With Piano


Mark Brymer : There's No Business Like Show Business : Showtrax CD : 073999580174 : 44523078

Mark Brymer : There's No Business Like Show Business

Only Irving Berlin could write a showstopper like this one! Arranged in a contemporary show style with easy-to-learn parts and fast-moving lyrics, you will set the mood for a dynamic show. Great opener! Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:45.

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2740p | Showtrax CD | $26.95 | With Piano


Mark Brymer : Let's Dance! - The Songs of Irving Berlin (Medley) : Showtrax CD : 884088113094 : 08621471

Mark Brymer : Let's Dance! - The Songs of Irving Berlin (Medley)

Grab your top hat and celebrate the music of Irving Berlin with this toe-tapping 4-minute medley. Includes: Let's Face the Music and Dance, Puttin' On the Ritz and Steppin' Out with My Baby.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ePak Combo and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:05.

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2975p | Showtrax CD | $39.95


Mark Brymer : White Christmas : Showtrax CD : 073999887532 : 08744925

Mark Brymer : White Christmas

This Irving Berlin favorite really shimmers and sparkles in this new treatment for young voices. The completely orchestrated ShowTrax adds to the effect. Don't miss this one!Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:20.

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5096p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Mark Hayes : Blue Skies : Studiotrax CD : Showtrax CD : 888680605100 : 1495058379 : 35030846

Mark Hayes : Blue Skies

Irving Berlin's much-recorded song from 1926 takes a sultry and sophisticated turn with this dynamic, jazzy arrangement that includes optional rhythm, flugelhorn and flute. The song is a symbol of cheer of being in love. Blue days, all of them gone. Nothing but blue skies from now on. An American Songbook treasure.

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Voicing: Studiotrax CD | 5426p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Michael Brown : Irving Berlin's Christmas : Showtrax CD : 884088476830 : 08751141

Michael Brown : Irving Berlin's Christmas

This spectacular setting for choir, band and optional strings of some of Irving Berlin's classic songs offers a variety of entertaining performance options and highlights his most beloved holiday songs. The 7-minute medley includes: Happy Holiday, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep, Snow, White Christmas. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, Concert Band (Grade 3), String Pak, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 6:40.

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2414p | Showtrax CD | $49.95


Paul Jennings : God Bless America : Showtrax CD : 073999157727 : 08551584

Paul Jennings : God Bless America

Joyce Eilers and Paul Jennings have combined their considerable talents to create a setting of Irving Berlin's God Bless America that is ideal for younger bands and choirs in middle school through high school. Available separately: SA(T)B, 2-Part, Young Band (Gr. 2), Opt. String Pak and ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:45.

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4220p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Paul Lavender : God Bless America : Showtrax CD : 073999883480 : 08711352

Paul Lavender : God Bless America

The incredibly moving Irving Berlin song as performed by Celine Dion has captured the heart and soul of America. Show your patriotic spirit with this powerful setting.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, 2-Part and TTBB. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. 3:55

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Performed by Celine Dion | 4231p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Paul Murtha : Irving Berlin: From Rags to Ritz : Showtrax CD : 884088558284 : 08752979

Paul Murtha : Irving Berlin: From Rags to Ritz

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Irving Berlin's classic Alexander's Ragtime Band with this medley of four of his all-time greatest hits arranged for choir, band and strings! A fantastic closer or festival feature, it includes: Alexander's Ragtime Band, Blue Skies, Play a Simple Melody, Puttin' on the Ritz. Available separately: SATB, 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD, Concert Band (Grade 3), String Pak. Duration: ca. 4:35.

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5261p | Showtrax CD | $39.95


Roger Emerson : Irving Berlin's America (Medley) : Showtrax CD : 073999783728 : 08742392

Roger Emerson : Irving Berlin's America (Medley)

With a musical career spanning a century, the 20th century was Irving Berlin's own and his music was America's music. This spectacular choir, band and optional string medley of some of Irving Berlin's classic songs offers a variety of entertaining performance options. Includes: Alexander's Ragtime Band, There's No Business Like Show Business, Puttin' on the Ritz, Always, Blue Skies, God Bless America. Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, Concert Band (Gr. 3), String Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 7:00.

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4242p | Showtrax CD | $35.95


Roger Emerson : Puttin' On the Ritz : Showtrax CD : 073999559927 : 08551332

Roger Emerson : Puttin' On the Ritz

In a super arrangement for younger choirs, this timeless Irving Berlin classic still sparkles! Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: 2:20.

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4434p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Roger Emerson : Blue Skies : Showtrax CD : 073999114317 : 08551491

Roger Emerson : Blue Skies

Now available separately: younger voices, this Irving Berlin tune is a classic of jazz swing style. This long-time favorite will bring a smile to your face and put a spring in your step! Available: SATB, 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

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4441p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Rosana Eckert : How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky?) : Showtrax CD : 884088062316 : 08745372

Rosana Eckert : How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky?)

Set in a medium swing, this setting of the Irving Berlin classic will not disappoint!Available separately: SATB, SSAA, ePak(R) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30.

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4186p | Showtrax CD | $22.95

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