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Coldplay's biggest hit to date "Viva La Vida", this pop juggernaut manages to marry sweeping melodies with repetitive textures reminiscent of Steve Reich of Phillip Glass-esque minimalism. The rich overlapping vocal lines split into as many as nine different parts at times (in addition to the Tenor solo), but the repeating patterns keep it from being challenging. "Fix You" was also recorded by the English alternative band Coldplay, this song explores themes of grief and comfort as it gradually builds to an emotional high point. This a cappella setting intensifies the emotion through powerful vocal writing. A challenging work, but impressive! The 2008 mega-hit "Mercy" by Duffy revives the classic Motown sound, complete with sassy "hoo hoo's" and "uh-uh" and "yeah, yeah, yeah's." The solo is perfect for soprano or alto, and although the end result is full and powerful, this arrangement is surprisingly easy to learn and sing. "I'm Yours" was one of the biggest pop songs of 2008, this arrangement features a tenor solo supported by a six part vocal-instrumental texture, weaving together in a light reggae feel that supports the original's sweet harmonies. The haunting ballad "Apologize" was a #1 hit in 16 countries, including the U.S., making it one of the biggest songs of 20e8. The setting is in the contemporary collegiate a cappella style, featuring simple lines layered into a complex, rich interwoven texture, supporting a gorgeous tenor solo.

Item code: 7211B | Sheet Music Collection | $11.95 add item to cart
Contemporary | A Cappella | Mixed 5-8 Parts

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Deke Sharon : Apologize

Arranger: Deke Sharon Performed By: Timberland

Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749899

Philip Lawson : Fix You

Arranger: Philip Lawson | Composer: Chris Martin Performed By: Coldplay

Voicing: SATTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750524

Deke Sharon : I'm Yours

Arranger: Deke Sharon | Composer: Jason Mraz Performed By: Jason Mraz

Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749905

Deke Sharon : Mercy

Arranger: Deke Sharon Performed By: Duffy

Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749910 | Arrangements of the Motown Sound

Deke Sharon : Viva La Vida

Arranger: Deke Sharon | Composer: Coldplay Performed By: Coldplay

Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $3.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749915

Item code:7211B | Sheet Music Collection | $11.95 add item to cart

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