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Gregg Smith Singers

Gregg Smith founded the Singers in 1955, when he was a graduate teaching assistant in the music department of UCLA. In 1958 the group took its first step toward international recognition with a European tour that included an appearance at the Brussels World's Fair.

Soon after, the Singers came to the attention of Igor Stravinsky, and in 1959 they began a 12-year association which ended with Gregg Smith traveling to Venice, at the family's request, to prepare the chorus and orchestra for Mr. Stravinsky's funeral.


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Gregg Smith Singers : Jove's Nectar - Music of Edwin London : 00  1 CD : Gregg Smith

Gregg Smith Singers : Jove's Nectar - Music of Edwin London

Founded in 1955 by Gregg Smith, The Gregg Smith Singers have made over 35 US and a dozen European tours, and their recordings have won 3 Grammys and two Montreux Awards. Here the Singers perform the eclectic work of American composer Edwin London. Belonging to no particular school, Edwin's music is alternatively experimental and traditional, it is invariably deeply musical and beautiful. Often theatrical, sometimes literary, occasionally humorous (for instance the composed-out hiccups in the second movement of Jove's Nectar), London's music follows his own path. The surrealistic song titles give us a taste of the composer's unconventional mindset: "Celia's Hiccups," "Canon for Dizzy," "Dr. Lassus," "Fanfaronnada" and "Bach (Again)." There is some orchestra accompaniment on "Dirge with Bells," strings on "Moon Sound Zone," and kazoo and strings on "Psalm of These Days I." All in all, "Jove's Nectar" is some of the most out-there, and interesting, choral music we've heard!

Songlist: Estampie, Celia's Hiccups, Canon for Dizzy, Dr. Lassus, Strangers from the East, Fanfaronnada, Dirge with Bells, Moon Sound Zone, Psalm of these Days I, Psalm of these Days V, Bach (again)

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6762c | 1 CD | $15.98


Gregg Smith Singers : William Duckworth - Southern Harmony : 00  1 CD : Gregg Smith : 2033

Gregg Smith Singers : William Duckworth - Southern Harmony

The 17 men and women of the Gregg Smith Singers, directed by Gregg, perform a piece written by New York City composer Wm. Duckworth, who was affected by "shaped note" (helping the congregation learn the tune by making the notes square, round, triangular and diamond-shaped) singing in rural churches. "Southern" is based on an 1854 hymn collection of the same name, and it is a parody in the ancient sense, not humorous, but a rewriting, paraphrase and commentary on the material. There are 20 songs here, divided into four books: "Consolation," "Wondrous Love," "Hebrew Children," "Solemn Thought," "Rock of Ages," "Cheerful," "War Department," Condescension," "Holy Manna," "Bozrah," "The Mouldering Vine," "Mear," "Leander," "Sardina," "Windham," "Distress," "Nashville, "Turtle Dove," "Primrose" and "Social Band." An intriguing choral piece, with orchestral use of voices, that goes off into surprising, theatrical melodic directions.

Songlist: Consolation, Wondrous Love, Hebrew Children, Solemn Thought, Rock of Ages, Cheerful, War Department, Condescension, Holy Manna, Bozrah, The Mouldering Vine, Mear, Leander, Sardina, Windham, Distress, Nashville, Turtle Dove, Primrose, Social Band

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6783c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Gregg Smith Singers : La Noche : 00  1 CD : Gregg Smith : 85639

Gregg Smith Singers : La Noche

Songlist: Me gustas guando , Dos Caroazones, La Fraternidad, Corazon disperso, Voy a caballo, Sobre el arrozal, Pongo a la luna, Un murcielago, Veloz la rana, Niebla del alba, Vuelan hermosas, La Orilla del Mar, La Tarde, Pescador de Luna, Cantata een la Tumba de Garcia Lorca, Adonde vais, zagales, Aquella flor del campo, Villancico de los pastorcillos, Villancico de los negritos, Villancico de las zagalas, La Noche, Testimonial, Totcuic

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7526c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella


Individual Folios

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Blow The Candles Out : SATB : Gregg Smith : Gregg Smith Singers :  1 CD : 50312900 : 073999129007

Gregg Smith : Blow The Candles Out

Arranger: Gregg Smith Performed By: Gregg Smith Singers

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50312900


Christmas Time Book 1 : SATB : Gregg Smith : Gregg Smith Singers : Sheet Music : 50481390 : 073999813906 : 0793512018

Gregg Smith : Christmas Time Book 1

Arranger: Gregg Smith Performed By: Gregg Smith Singers

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50481390


Christmas Time Book 2 : SATB : Gregg Smith : Gregg Smith Singers : Sheet Music : 50481584 : 073999815849 : 079351164X

Gregg Smith : Christmas Time Book 2

Arranger: Gregg Smith Performed By: Gregg Smith Singers

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50481584


Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming : SATB divisi : Gregg Smith : Stephen Foster : Gregg Smith Singers : Sheet Music : 50318790 : 073999187908

Gregg Smith : Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming

Arranger: Gregg Smith | Composer: Stephen Foster Performed By: Gregg Smith Singers

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50318790


Heilig : SATB : Gregg Smith : Gregg Smith Singers : Sheet Music : 08500702 : 073999428599

Gregg Smith : Heilig

Set for double choir, this work is wonderful for the larger high school or community choir. German and English texts. Available: SATB double choir a cappella.

Arranger: Gregg Smith Performed By: Gregg Smith Singers

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08500702


S'vivon (The Dreydl Song) : 2-Part : Gregg Smith : Gregg Smith Singers : Sheet Music : 50314920 : 073999149203

Gregg Smith : S'vivon (The Dreydl Song)

The imagery of the spinning dreidle is aptly portrayed in the agile accompaniment while the voices sing the familiar folk melody in Hebrew or English. Ideal for 2-Part treble or mixed voices. Available: 2-Part only.

Arranger: Gregg Smith Performed By: Gregg Smith Singers

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50314920