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Partner Songs songbooks

A great way to introduce young singers to part singing is with partner songs. Partner songs are melodies which fit together in such a way that they sound good when performed together. They are melodies performed as independent musical voices. Because two or more melodic voices are performed at the same time, harmony is created.

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Greg Gilpin : Partner Songs for the Developing Choirnew

Review: The developing choir is a unique ensemble and ranges in size from many to just a few, in age from younger to older and from the experienced to brand new singers. Both male and female are a part of these groups with ever-changing vocal challenges. Educators who teach this wide group of musicians know there is a need for many tools of repertoire that build bridges to the art of choral singing. Partner Songs for the Developing Choir is designed to help teach harmonic singing through sophisticated melodies and distinguished texts, appealing to singers from upper elementary through middle school and early high school, and can even continue for the less-experienced or smaller adult choir. Some of the choral works are very basic in form and melodic writing, while others might include a bridge or B section or more intricate melodies, expanding the harmonic learning. This REPRODUCIBLE collection with helpful rehearsal suggestions and online access to Full Performance and Accompaniment Only audio recordings and Singer PDF parts can be used all year long with spirituals, Latin settings, multicultural, patriotic, Christmas and holiday selections. Songs include: Akatonbo, Bethlehem Lullaby, Et in Terra Pax, Jingle All the Way, Joshua Fit the Battle, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Musica Dei, Skatin' and Sleighin', Swing Low Sweet Chariot, You're a Grand Old Flag. Suggested for Grades 3-9.

Songlist: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Jingle All The Way, You're A Grand Old Flag, Skatin' And Sleighin', Akatonbo, Bethlehem Lullaby, Musica Dei Donum, Joshua Fit The Battle, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning, Et In Terra Pax

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4553b | Songbook | $59.95 | SATB |

Cheryl Lavender : World Partners

Review: Calling all world brothers and sisters! Travel our musical globe with WORLD PARTNERS! Like the patches of a family quilt, the folk songs of the world's children tell their stories. Arranged by master music educator, Cheryl Lavender, the twelve "patches" in this collection are shared with the hope that global cultures and traditions might be better understood and celebrated by our world siblings and ultimately come together into the "quilt of humanity." For instantly successful and "can-do" harmonies, these kid-tested folk songs are arranged with catchy, original partner songs and canons. Adaptable for classroom or concert, all songs are reproducible and include piano/vocal arrangements, teaching tips and reproducible songsheets with phonetic pronunciations. For a richer performance opportunity, many songs feature Orff and percussion parts, as well as easy-to-learn folk dances. For added value, there are teaching objectives linked to the National Standards for each song!

Songlist: A La Nanita Nana , Arirang, Come Dance A Jig , Havah Nagilah, Le Carillon, Light A Candle For Peace, The Piper O' Dundee, Sarasponda, Tarantella, Tina Singu (Sing It!), Vo Luzern Uf Weggis Zu, Vo Luzern Uf Weggis Zu

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9676b | Songbook | $24.95 | 2-Part |

Cristi Cary Miller : Pentatonic Partners (A Collection of Songs and Activities)

Review: Based on the 5-tone pentatonic scale, here is a creative collection of folksong partners for voice and piano arranged by music specialist, Cristi Cary Miller. These well-crafted arrangements incorporate simple Orff accompaniments and vocal ostinati for instant harmonic fun! Planning and preparation will be a breeze with the easy-to-follow teaching plans, movement suggestions and a variety of innovative activities. Reproducible songsheets are an added bonus! Available: Teacher's Manual. For Gr. 2-6.

Songlist: Oh Won't You Sit Down?, Good News, Wayfaring Stranger, Goodbye, Old Paint, This Old Hammer, In That Great Gettin' Up Morning, Wade In The Water, Chatter With The Angels, Heave Ho Me Laddies, Josey, Pentatonic Partners, Sing All Along The Way, Yonder Mountain, The Old Ark's A-Moverin', One More River, Pretty Saro, This Train, Charlie, Li'l Liza Jane (Go Li'l Liza), Ezekiel Saw The Wheel, Sandy Land, Land Of The Silver Birch, Cape Cod Chantey, Cedar Swamp, The Crawdad Hole, Hurry Up, Liza Jane, Shake That Little Foot, Sun Don't Set In The Mornin', My Horses Ain't Hungry

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2758b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95 |

Elizabeth Gilpatrick : 'Round the Seasons!

Review: 40 new rounds, partner songs and short songs for every holiday and season. 'Round the Seasons is a delightful resource ideal for developing the beginning part-singing with your young singers. Great for warm-ups too!

Songlist: Round the Seasons , A Birthday Song , A New Year's Call , A Sledding Song , A Turkey Knocked at My Back Door , Blue, White, and Red , Boxing Day , Burn Little Candle , Care for the Earth , Cinco de Mayo , December Winds , Easter Alleluia , Feliz Navidad , Groundhog Day Has Come , Harambee! , Hurry Santa , I Have Lost My Jingle Bell , I Hear an Owl , I Met an April Fool , I Only Fly at Night , If You Haven't Got a Fiddle , Keep the Dream Alive , My Valentine Is You! , Nine Little Candles , Old Abe Lincoln , Old Autumn Wind , On New Year's Day , Plant a Tiny Acorn , School's Out , Song of the Seasons , and more

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9686b | Songbook | $19.95 |

Jill and Michael Gallina : Tunes for Two the Whole Year Through

Review: Tunes for Two the Whole Year Through is a versatile collection from Jill and Michael Gallina of their best-selling partner song chorals. A perfect way to present the major holidays that occur during the school year, each of the themed songs can be used successfully as classroom lessons or as stand-alone chorals for concerts and performances. Use with any 2-part mixed voice choir of any age or size including elementary or middle school singers, community choirs or senior citizen choruses. This budget-stretching Classroom Kit contains a 2-part collection as well as an Enhanced StudioTrax CD that includes accompaniment and performance tracks, reproducible singer's parts, poster, program, clip art, and composers' info. A BONUS linking and rhyming script gives the opportunity to stage short revue-style performances making this an indispensable partner song collection for your choral or general music library! For Grades 3-6.

Songlist: Boo! & Halloween Is Here, Christopher Columbus & Let's Go Sailing, Happy Holidays, I'll Give You My Heart & Valentine's Day, Presidents On Parade, A Round 'Bout Winter, Sing To Martin Luther King, Spin, Spin, Spin, A Spring Go 'Round, You're A Grand Old Flag

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5680b | Songbook & 2 CD | $47.95 | 2-Part |

Jill Gallina : Partners in Spirit

Review: Enrich your school or church music program with this wonderful collection of well-known spirituals and fresh gospel music. It contains eight creative, singable, easy-to-teach arrangements of traditional spirituals and gospel music paired with original music from partner song composer and arranger, Jill Gallina. Present these songs separately any time during the year, or together for a complete concert program for your school or church. The partner songs are wonderful teaching tools, helping your choir members to grow musically by teaching independent part-singing for verses one and two and then combining the parts in verse three for successful partner singing. The kit contains the reproducible singers' parts with piano accompaniment and a StudioTrax CD that includes accompaniment and performance tracks. Grades 2-6.

Songlist: He's Got the Whole World, Joshua Fit The Battle, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Standin' in the Need Of Prayer, O, Them Golden Slippers, I Got Shoes, Who Did Swallow Jonah?, Ezekiel Saw de Wheel

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9677b | Songbook & 1 CD | $24.95 | 2-Part |

Jill Gallina : Together At Christmas

Review: This wonderful collection of partner songs pairs traditional Christmas carols with original songs by Jill Gallina. Perfect for your holiday concert or Christmas pageant, these delightful songs are sure to engage singers and audiences alike!

Songlist: Carol Of The Angels, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Little Star, O Little Town, On A Starlit Night, Only A Manger

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9674b | Songbook & 1 CD | $29.95 | 2-Part |

John Jacobson : Patriotic Partners

Review: Let your patriotic pride shine and develop independent 2-part singing for a winning partnership! John Jacobson and Tom Anderson have partnered up new creative lyrics and singable melodies with patriotic favorites in this spirited collection you will use again and again. Young singers will learn each melody separately, and then sing them together for instant harmonic fun. Watch the excitement grow! The Teacher Edition offers piano/vocal arrangements with choreography, and, for added value, reproducible vocal sheets and teaching objectives linked to the National Standards for each song. Stretch your budget dollars further with the Classroom Kit and receive the Teacher Edition and an ENHANCED CD with performance and accompaniment song tracks, plus PDFs of singer songsheets for projection options! Don't miss this winning collection of spirited originals partnered with patriotic favorites 3-6.

Songlist: America, America For Me, America, The Beautiful, Down By The Riverside, Give Love, Have You Ever Seen A Yankee Doodle?, Hip Hop Hooray For The U.S.A., Home Sweet Home, I Love America, I Love That Grand Old Flag, Let Freedom Ring, Simple Gifts, There's A Light, Three Cheers For America, Yankee Doodle Boy, You're A Grand Old Flag

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9679b | Songbook | $19.95 | 2-Part |

John Jacobson and Alan Billingsley : Choose Your Partner

Review: Partner a fresh new original song with an old favorite, add choreography by John Jacobson and you've got an exciting collection to introduce 2-part singing to your elementary students. Learn each tune separately, then put them together for instant harmonic fun! This all-in-one format comes complete with piano/vocal accompaniment, choreography and reproducible singer pages. So, choose your partner and let's go!

Songlist: All I Do is Work, The Best Choir in the World, City Life, Fifty Stars, Goodbye my Friends, Home, My America, Quiet!, A Rainbow of Peace, Snow Beautiful Snow, The Sun and Moon, Way Up High

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6556b | Songbook | $19.95 | 2-Part |

John Jacobson, Alan Billingsley : Choose Your Holiday Partner

Review: Holiday harmony in a snap! From Thanksgiving through New Year's, this delightful collection of partner songs provides a host of harmonic fun for young singers. And what's more, everything you need is under one cover - piano/vocal accompaniments, choreography and reproducible singer pages. You are sure to enjoy the fresh originals by John and Alan partnered with these holiday favorites.

Songlist: Auld Lang Syne, Away In A Manger, Deck The Hall, Fa La La Along, Great Big Party, A Happy Carol, Hey, You! (With Up On The Housetop), A Holiday Visit, Hush Little One, It's Over, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Joy To The World, Latkes For Me, Peace, Put Up A Tree, Silent Night, Up On The Housetop, We Gather Together, We Give Thanks, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Where Is The Child?

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9675b | Songbook | $19.95 | 2-Part |

Mary Donnelly : Folksong Partners

Review: Flexible Favorites for Unison and Part-Singing Fun! Folksongs are not only fun to sing, but teach multicultural heritage and provide a better understanding of music concepts with repetitive rhythms and melodies. So, what better way to introduce young singers to beginning part-singing than with folksongs! The popular writing team of Mary Donnelly and George Strid add their creative touch to twelve folksong favorites with this flexible collection that can be used throughout the elementary grades. The reproducible singer songsheets feature each folksong and its partner on separate pages for a variety of teaching options. Teach these folksong favorites in the lower grades. When singers are ready, teach the partner song, and you've added twelve more songs to their singing repertoire. For further challenge, partner them up for twelve more performance options! A helpful teaching sequence and extension activities are also included. Accompany your singers live with simple piano parts printed in the Teacher Edition, or use quality recordings on the Performance/Accompaniment CD, available separately or in the Classroom Kit. Fresh new originals partnered with these folksong favorites: Zum Gali Gali, A-Tisket A-Tasket, She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, Down the River, Here We Go Looby Loo, Mi Chacra, Shake the Papaya Down, The Crocodile, Look There Is the Steamer, Yankee Doodle, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me. Suggested for grades 1-6.

Songlist: Here We Go Again, A-Tisket A-Tasket, My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, Yankee Doodle, Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me, Zum Gali Gali, The Crocodile, She'll Be Headin' To A Hoedown, Headin' To A Hoedown, Sailing Down The River, My Land, Mi Chacra, Sailing Down The Nile, Here Comes Saint Nicholas, Look, There Is The Steamer, Me And My Bonnie, Summer's Here, Don't Bother Me, The Pioneer's Song, A Basketful Of Fun, Shake The Papaya Down, Mama, Don't Wake Me, I Am A Minuteman, Here We Go Looby Loo, Down The River

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2754b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95 | Unison |

Mary Donnelly and George L. O. Strid : Partners

Review: Time and time again, partner songs have proven to be one of the best ways to start your young singers on their way to successful 2-part singing. This fun-filled collection provides a wide variety of accessible music for concerts all year long.

Songlist: America, Of Thee I Sing! ("America, the Beautiful") , A Distant Shore ("The Water Is Wide"), Off to the Races ("Camptown Races"), On the Railroad ("I've Been Workin' on the Railroad") , Sleep, My Child ("All Through the Night"), Snow Is Falling Still ("Still, Still, Still"), Some Folks Do ("Some Folks"), Song of Peace ("Dona Nobis Pacem"), Tell the News! ("Go Tell It on the Mountain"), A Winter Carol ("The Huron Carol")

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9680b | Songbook | $29.95 | 2-Part |

Mary Val Marsh : Partners in Song

Review: Teaching children to sing in parts and with different voices - instruments or vocal - can be a challenge. These traditional pieces, combined with original descants and second parts written by Mary Val Marsh are the perfect way to allow students to learn while they have fun. This collection offers titles for almost every occasion from Patriotic to Holiday to traditional standards that every child should know. Also included in this collection are teaching suggestions and comments by the writer that give each piece a little extra for learning and performing. This is a resource that will become a standard!

Songlist: America, Angels we Have Heard on High, Caroling Song, Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean, Deck the Halls, Harvest Hymn, Little David, Play on Your Harp, Mary Ann, My Lord, What a Morning, Sanctus, Silent Night, Spring Walk

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7446b | Songbook | $3.95 | 2-Part |

Sally K. Albrecht : Broadway Partners

Review: Here's a great way to introduce your young singers to 10 Broadway classics while developing independent part-singing! There's nothing more fun than a partner song, and this terrific collection features well-known favorites that will never go out of style! Includes easy-to-teach staging suggestions where appropriate.

Songlist: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Comedy Tonight, Ease on Down the Road, The Gold Diggers' Song, 42nd Street, Look to the Rainbow, Soon It's Gonna Rain , Tea for Two, Together Wherever We Go, Wouldn't It Be Loverly, Yankee Doodle Boy

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9684b | Songbook | $29.95 | 2-Part |

Sally K. Albrecht : Grab a Partner!

Review: There's nothing more fun than singing a partner song, and there's no better way to develop independent 2-part singing with your young performers. GRAB A PARTNER! by well-known composers Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse, features 12 terrific partner songs, each utilizing a well-known melody

Songlist: A Broadway Song (with Give My Regards to Broadway), Which Ball Game? (with Take Me Out to the Ball Game), Sing of the Spring (with Now Is the Month of Maying), How I Love My America (with America, the Beautiful), 'Round the Mountain (with She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain), Angels Watchin' (with All Night, All Day), Get That Fly! (with Shoo, Fly), Come By Here (with Kum Ba Ya), Dance Around the Room (with Zum Gali Gali), Gettin' Ready for Santa Claus (with Up on the Housetop), Heavenly Peace (with Silent Night), Goin' to the Races (with Camptown Races)

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9682b | Songbook | $29.95 | 2-Part |

Sally K. Albrecht : Holiday Partners

Review: Before you know it, the holiday season is upon you and it's time to perform! Never fear, Holiday Partners is here! This collection features new and favorite partner songs and easy beginning 2-part arrangements to cover every one of your seasonal celebrations. Sing one, sing two, sing a few!

Songlist: Auld Lang Syne, Deck the Hall and Decorate, Dreidel, Dreidel, Follow That Wondrous Star, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, Jingle All the Way, Lullaby on a Silent Night, Over the River, Pat-A-Pan, Peace I Leave with You

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9681b | Songbook | $29.95 | 2-Part |

Sally K. Albrecht : Partners in Spirituals

Review: Singers of all ages love to perform partner songs, and the Partners in Praise Series overflows with traditional melodies arranged in partner song fashion for children's, youth and adult choirs. Each songbook in the series provides a wonderful source of easily-prepared titles for worship and Christian school concerts, as well as reproducible song and narration need to buy additional copies for the singers! Add the delightful short narratives before each song and create a medley of two or more songs for children's chapel, special Sunday school programs, vacation Bible school and adult fellowship events. Combine several groups of singers and perform all six songs with narration for a special 15-20 minute musical program. Partners in...Spirituals, the first installment in the series, includes six partner song arrangements of some of the best-loved spirituals of all time.

Songlist: Glory Bound (This Train & When the Saints Go Marchin' In), Peace Like a River, Kum Ba Yah, Good News! (Go, Tell It on the Mountain), Carry Me Home (Swing Low, Sweet Chariot & Deep River), Rise and Shine!, Sing with the Spirit! , I'm Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing & I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing

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9685b | Songbook | $14.95 | 2-Part |

Sally K. Albrecht : Pop Partners

Review: What a great way to bridge the gap from unison to 2-part singing. There's nothing more fun than singing a partner song! This tremendous collection features well-known songs that will never go out of style, reproducible song sheets, and easy-to teach staging suggestions.

Songlist: All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, Bye Bye Blackbird , Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bell Rock, Shake, Rattle and Roll , Singin' in the Rain, Splish, Splash, Strike Up the Band! , Toot Toot Tootsie (Goodbye) , When You're Smiling

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9683b | Songbook | $29.95 | 2-Part |

St. Olaf Choir : Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing onsale

Review: What a milestone! This was the 100th annual Christmas Festival Concert at this venerated institution. This CD is from the PBS television special that broadcasts nationally and has become quite the Holiday tradition in many homes across the country. A magnificent way to get into the festive mood.

Songlist: Adagio "Nimrod" (Enigma Variations), As the Dark Awaits the Dawnz, Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers, Te Deum laudamus, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Twas in the Moon of Wintertime, O Day Full of Grace, Deepest Heart, A Hymn of the Nativity, God's Word is Our Great Heritage, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Shepherd's Pipe Carol, Today the Virgin, Infant Holy , This Little Babe, Christ the Apple Tree , The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, Noel, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing , Ring Gladsome Bells , Lullaby on Christmas Eve , Psalm 50 (Movement III), Ring Out, Ye Crystal Spheres , Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart, Stay With Us (Captive and Free), Beautiful Savior

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2678c | 2 CDs | $9.95 |

Various Arrangers : All Aboard the Partner Express

Review: Climb aboard the Partner Express for independent part-singing with fast and fun results! Hilarious to heart-warming originals have been partnered with seasonal favorites and folksongs for instant harmonic fun throughout the school year. Effective for classroom or performance, this collection of ten well-crafted partner songs comes complete with accompanied vocal arrangements, choreography and reproducible singer sheets - all under one cover for the teacher on the go!

Songlist: America, I Give My Thanks To You!, Buffalo Gals / Buffalo Guys, The Christmas Tree Feud, Goin' On A Sleigh Ride, Hey, You! (With Up On The Housetop), Jingle Bell Jammin', Makin' Music All Day Long, My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, This Little Light Of Mine, We Live The Dream

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9678b | Songbook | $19.95 | 2-Part |

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