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Bridge Over Troubled Water

Music by Paul Simon

Originally Performed by Simon & Garfunkle

"Bridge over Troubled Water" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel from their fifth studio album.Composed by singer-songwriter Paul Simon, the song is performed on piano and carries the influence of gospel music. The original studio recording employs elements of Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" technique using L.A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew.

It was the last song recorded for their fifth and final album, but the first fully completed. The song's instrumentation was recorded in California while the duo's vocals were cut in New York. Simon felt his partner, Art Garfunkel, should sing the song solo, an invitation Garfunkel initially declined. Session musician Larry Knechtel performs piano on the song, with Joe Osborn playing bass guitar and Hal Blaine closing out the song with drums. The song won five awards at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971, including Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

The song became Simon & Garfunkel's biggest hit single, and it is often considered their signature song. It was a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks, and it also topped the charts in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and New Zealand. It was a top five hit in eight other countries as well, eventually selling over six million copies worldwide, making it among the best-selling singles. It became one of the most performed songs of the twentieth century, with over 50 artists, among them Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin, covering the song. It was ranked number 48 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

    Release Date: 1971, Grammy Winner, Song of the Year, 1971

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Celtic Woman : Believe : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 038081437989  : 00-39246

Celtic Woman : Believe

After multiple world tours and more than six million albums sold, superstar ensemble Celtic Woman presents the official songbook edition of their seventh studio album, Believe. Produced by Alfred Music, the arrangements in this folio are modeled as closely to the original recordings as possible, which allows music makers to bring the songs to life as they're accustomed to hearing them. In addition to the vocal parts and piano accompaniment, key violin parts are notated on their own staff where appropriate, and chord fingering grids are provided for optional guitar accompaniment.

Songlist: Awakening, Nocturne , Sailing, The Fox Hunter, The Water Is Wide, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Black Is the Colour, Follow On, Ave Maria, Teir Abhaile Riu, You'll Never Walk Alone, A Spaceman Came Traveling, Songs from the Heart: Walking the Night / The World Falls Away, A Woman's Heart, The Parting Glass, Smile, Green Grow the Rushes

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Voicing: SSAA | Performed by Celtic Woman | 4036b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Tom Wiggall : Just Voices - Popular Favorites : SSA. / SAT : 01 Songbook : 884088625665 : 1846098750 : 14041561

Tom Wiggall : Just Voices - Popular Favorites

This volume of the Just Voices series includes 10 timeless pop songs that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Complete with piano reductions for easy rehearsal, all of the songs in the book can be sung by either a SSA or SAT choir, making Just Voices the most enjoyable and flexible introduction to unaccompanied choral singing available.

Songlist: (Something Inside) So Strong, Ain't No Sunshine, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Bridge Over Troubled Water, California Dreamin', God Only Knows, I Say A Little Prayer, Our House, With A Little Help From My Friends, Yesterday Once More

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Voicing: SSA. / SAT | 7263b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Simon & Garfunkel A Cappella : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Simon & Garfunkel A Cappella

Paul Simon is certainly one of the greatest songwriters of the modern popular song and here are some classics that are sure to please. The phenomenal Simon & Garfunkel #1 hit from 1970 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" in a powerful a cappella setting! From the wistful opening phrases, this iconic song builds to a full-voiced forte, alternating between rich homophonic choral textures and solo melodies with vocal accompaniment sections, before its quiet and gentle closing tones. The King's Singers setting of the famous Simon and Garfunkel song "April Come She Will" explores the seasons through a gentle vocal tapestry of rhythm and rich harmony with a smooth lead floating above it all. "Baby Driver" - Sheer, unbridled fun! For college or adult jazz chorus, this arrangement as sung by the New York Voices is a bit tricky, but well worth the effort. It features incredible harmony and rhythm and some a cappella sections, but the purpose of this piece is not to get technical-just to have fun! Four-part scat singing frames the piece on either end, while your baritone soloist goes to town (with great choral support) on each verse. Baby Driver, extracted from the New York Voices Songs of Paul Simon CD, is a toe-tappin', hand-clappin' jazz party. Invite everyone you know!

Songlist: April Come She Will, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Baby Driver

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | Performed by Simon & Garfunkel | 7362b | Sheet Music | $5.50 | A Cappella


Elvis Presley : If I Can Dream : Solo : Songbook : 888680102395 : 1495054101 : 00154678

Elvis Presley : If I Can Dream

This unique project features classic Elvis vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment by the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra, along with a duet with Michael Bublé, and appearances by Il Volo and Duane Eddy. Our matching songbook features piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of all 14 tracks: An American Trilogy - And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind - Bridge over Troubled Water - Burning Love - Can't Help Falling in Love - Fever - How Great Thou Art - If I Can Dream - In the Ghetto (The Vicious Circle) - It's Now or Never - Love Me Tender - Steamroller (Steamroller Blues) - There's Always Me - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'.

Songlist: An American Trilogy, And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind, There's Always Me, How Great Thou Art, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Burning Love, Can't Help Falling In Love, Fever, If I Can Dream, In The Ghetto (The Vicious Circle), It's Now Or Never, Love Me Tender, Steamroller (Steamroller Blues), You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Elvis Presley | 40180b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Elvis Presley : The 25th Anniversary Concert : Solo : Songbook : 884088253271 : 1423445775 : 00306989

Elvis Presley : The 25th Anniversary Concert

Matching folio to the special live-concert show at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis on August 16, 2002 celebrating the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. Featuring Elvis via video and a host of former bandmates live on stage, the two-hour concert showcased many favorite hits, including: Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Burning Love - Can't Help Falling in Love - In the Ghetto - My Way - Suspicious Minds - That's All Right - and many more. 23 songs in all!

Songlist: C.C. Rider, My Way, An American Trilogy, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Welcome To My World, How Great Thou Art, A Big Hunk O' Love, Bridge Over Troubled Water, That's All Right, Burning Love, Can't Help Falling In Love, Mystery Train, I Can't Stop Loving You, If I Can Dream, In The Ghetto (The Vicious Circle), Just Pretend, Polk Salad Annie, Steamroller (Steamroller Blues), Suspicious Minds, Walk A Mile In My Shoes, The Wonder Of You, You Gave Me A Mountain, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Elvis Presley | 40215b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Various : Pop Ballads : Solo : Songbook : 888680723248 : 1540015114 : 00255799

Various : Pop Balladsnew

The Vocal Sheet Music series is an exciting new series for singers, featuring authentic piano accompaniments and custom guitar chord diagrams, tailored to each song's unique chord progressions and designed to provide realistic support. 33 contemporary ballads are included in this volume.

Songlist: Hero, Time After Time, Faithfully, Hello, So Far Away, Kiss From A Rose, Angel, My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From 'Titanic'), Un-break My Heart, Shape Of My Heart, Here And Now, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Can't Help Falling In Love, Careless Whisper, Just The Way You Are, Ebony And Ivory, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, I Knew I Loved You, Glory Of Love, Hard To Say I'm Sorry, Hey Jude, How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, I Honestly Love You, I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Killing Me Softly With His Song, Rainy Days And Mondays, Right Here Waiting, Save The Best For Last, Saving All My Love For You, Take My Breath Away (Love Theme), and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40588b | Songbook | $19.95 | Singer & Piano/Guitar


Various : The Great American Songbook - Pop/Rock Era : Solo : Songbook : 888680754419 : 1540030504 : 00278788

Various : The Great American Songbook - Pop/Rock Era

Most people think of older standards when they hear Great American Songbook, but these more recent hits are so successful that they already have earned their place in musical history. Includes piano, voice and guitar arrangements of 100 songs.

Songlist: Lowdown, More Than A Feeling, Ain't That A Shame, Time After Time, Runaway, All Along The Watchtower, God Only Knows, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Rocky Mountain High, Stand By Me, Lean On Me, American Pie, The Look Of Love, Walking In Memphis, Don't Know Why, Don't Stop Believin', Be-Bop-A-Lula, Billie Jean, Blue Suede Shoes, Blueberry Hill, Summertime Blues, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Daydream, Bye Bye Love, California Dreamin', Drift Away, Can't Help Falling In Love, Good Vibrations, Dance To The Music, Deacon Blues, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40602b | Songbook | $29.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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Bridge Over Troubled Water : SATB : Audrey Snyder : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Songbook : 00155827 : 888680602321

Audrey Snyder : Bridge Over Troubled Water

The true beauty of the powerful lyrics in this Simon & Garfunkel hit from 1970 comes shining through in this accessible and well-crafted a cappella setting. From the simple and intimate opening to the full-voiced conclusion, your singers and audiences will enjoy an emotional concert experience!

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00155827


Bridge Over Troubled Water : SAB : Roger Emerson : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 08552406 : 884088638504

Roger Emerson : Bridge Over Troubled Water

Rolling Stone named this Simon & Garfunkel hit from 1970 as one of the 500 greatest songs of all time and now younger choirs can experience it in a well-crafted setting that preserves the essence of the song's power and positive message. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 4:25.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552406 | Voicetrax CD Available


Bridge Over Troubled Water : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 08552407 : 884088638511

Roger Emerson : Bridge Over Troubled Water

Rolling Stone named this Simon & Garfunkel hit from 1970 as one of the 500 greatest songs of all time and now younger choirs can experience it in a well-crafted setting that preserves the essence of the song's power and positive message. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 4:25.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552407 | Voicetrax CD Available


Bridge Over Troubled Water : SATTBB : Philip Lawson : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 08752755 : 884088551520

Philip Lawson : Bridge Over Troubled Water

The phenomenal Simon & Garfunkel #1 hit from 1970 in a powerful a cappella setting! From the wistful opening phrases, this iconic song builds to a full-voiced forte, alternating between rich homophonic choral textures and solo melodies with vocal accompaniment sections, before its quiet and gentle closing tones. Duration: ca. 5:15.

Arranger: Philip Lawson | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SATTBB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08752755


Bridge Over Troubled Water : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 35002413 : 747510010913

Kirby Shaw : Bridge Over Troubled Water

Kirby Shaw's phenomenal arrangement of this Simon & Garfunkel hit ballad is contemporary choral writing at its finest! The light, harmonic a cappella opening is contrasted with this soaring fresh gospel-style setting that holds opportunities for improvisation from multiple soloists. This is an excellent choice for a pops concert or graduation. Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTBB, SSA, Show Band Orchestration, StudioTrax A/P CD.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35002413 | Showtrax CD Available


Bridge Over Troubled Water : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 35002414 : 747510050551

Kirby Shaw : Bridge Over Troubled Water

Kirby Shaw's phenomenal arrangement of this Simon & Garfunkel hit ballad is contemporary choral writing at its finest! The light, harmonic a cappella opening is contrasted with this soaring fresh gospel-style setting that holds opportunities for improvisation from multiple soloists. This is an excellent choice for a pops concert or graduation. Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTBB, SSA, Show Band Orchestration, StudioTrax A/P CD.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35002414 | Showtrax CD Available


Bridge Over Troubled Water : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 35002415 : 747510017653

Kirby Shaw : Bridge Over Troubled Water

Kirby Shaw's phenomenal arrangement of this Simon & Garfunkel hit ballad is contemporary choral writing at its finest! The light, harmonic a cappella opening is contrasted with this soaring fresh gospel-style setting that holds opportunities for improvisation from multiple soloists. This is an excellent choice for a pops concert or graduation. Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTBB, SSA, Show Band Orchestration, StudioTrax A/P CD.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35002415 | Showtrax CD Available


Bridge Over Troubled Water : TTBB : Kirby Shaw : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 35002417 : 747510069195

Kirby Shaw : Bridge Over Troubled Water

Kirby Shaw's phenomenal arrangement of this Simon & Garfunkel hit ballad is contemporary choral writing at its finest! The light, harmonic a cappella opening is contrasted with this soaring fresh gospel-style setting that holds opportunities for improvisation from multiple soloists. This is an excellent choice for a pops concert or graduation. Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTBB, SSA, Show Band Orchestration, StudioTrax A/P CD.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35002417 | Showtrax CD Available


Bridge Over Troubled Water : SAB : Mark Hayes : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 35002418 : 747510178699

Mark Hayes : Bridge Over Troubled Water

The incredibly talented Mark Hayes breathes new life into this inspirational favorite. Beginning with a cool, almost tribal, percussive groove, new harmonies sweep in and out of this outstanding orchestration that only he could have created. A must for the inspirational moment in your program. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, StudioTrax CD, Orchestration.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35002418 | Showtrax CD Available


Bridge Over Troubled Water : SATB : Mark Hayes : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 35002420 : 747510178682

Mark Hayes : Bridge Over Troubled Water

The incredibly talented Mark Hayes breathes new life into this inspirational favorite. Beginning with a cool, almost tribal, percussive groove, new harmonies sweep in and out of this outstanding orchestration that only he could have created. A must for the inspirational moment in your program. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, StudioTrax CD, Orchestration.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35002420 | Showtrax CD Available


Bridge Over Troubled Water : SSA : Mark Hayes : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 35002426 : 884088417017

Mark Hayes : Bridge Over Troubled Water

The incredibly talented Mark Hayes breathes new life into this inspirational favorite. Beginning with a cool, almost tribal, percussive groove, new harmonies sweep in and out of this outstanding orchestration that only he could have created. A must for the inspirational moment in your program. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, StudioTrax CD, Orchestration.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35002426 | Showtrax CD Available

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