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Blue Skies

From the musical

Betsy

Music by Irving Berlin

The song was composed in 1926 as a last-minute addition to the Rodgers and Hart musical Betsy. Although the show ran for 39 performances only, "Blue Skies" was an instant success, with audiences on opening night demanding 24 encores of the piece from star Belle Baker. During the final repetition, Ms. Baker forgot her lyrics, prompting Berlin to sing them from his seat in the front row.

In 1927, the music was published and Ben Selvin's recorded version was a #1 hit. That same year, it became one of the first songs to be featured in a talkie, when Al Jolson performed it in The Jazz Singer. The song was recorded in all of the major and dime store labels of the time. Another version of the song was recorded by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra in 1935 [Victor Scroll 25136]. 1946 was also a notable year for the song, with a Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film taking its title along with two recorded versions by Count Basie and Benny Goodman reaching #8 and #9 on the pop charts, respectively. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye performed the song in 1954's White Christmas. Crossing genres, Willie Nelson's recording of "Blue Skies" was a #1 country music hit in 1978. It was a major western swing and country standard already in 1939, by Moon Mullican, and in 1962 by Jim Reeves.

    Release Date: 1926

Songbooks and Arrangements


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Deke Sharon : A Cappella Jazz Classics : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999671124 : 0634084232 : 08744372

Deke Sharon : A Cappella Jazz Classics

This five-song volume includes songs your jazz ensemble will love to sing! Each of these songs is a classic on its own, and in the hands of master a cappella arranger Deke Sharon they become true vocal jazz classics. "Always" is 4-part SATB, with the melody passing among the parts. "Blue Skies" is Sop/Mezzo/Alto/Tenor/Bass, with the Alto written as "optional" (in case you need to sing it with just four parts) and includes a scat break. "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" is scored for SATB with a baritone solo - a very cool jazz waltz! Everyone gets a turn in "Route 66," both with the melody and little scat opportunities. Finally, "What'll I Do" is a gorgeous 4-part rubato ballad spiced with plaintive triplets echoing the refrain in thebackground. A real winner!

Songlist: Always, Blue Skies, Oh What A Beautiful Morning, What'll I Do, Route 66

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 2846b | Songbook | $5.98 | A Cappella


Roger Emerson : For Men Only - On Stage Collection : TBB : 01 Songbook : 073999897487 : 08744885

Roger Emerson : For Men Only - On Stage Collection

Emerson at his best! Five great arrangements for men are included in this collection: Blue Skies, If I Can't Love Her, Seasons of Love, Try to Remember, The Wells Fargo Wagon.

Songlist: If I Can't Love Her, Seasons Of Love, Blue Skies, Try To Remember, The Wells Fargo Wagon

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Voicing: TBB | 4247b | Songbook | $3.50


Irving Berlin : Irving Berlin - Ballads - 2nd Edition : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999080919 : 0793503787 : 00308091

Irving Berlin : Irving Berlin - Ballads - 2nd Edition

This second edition features 26 of Berlin's most-loved classics, including: All by Myself - Always - Be Careful, It's My Heart - Because I Love You - Blue Skies - Change Partner - Easter Parade - The Girl That I Marry - How Deep Is the Ocean - I Never Had a Chance - The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On) - They Say It's Wonderful - What'll I Do? - and more.

Songlist: Always, All Alone, All By Myself, All Of My Life, Remember, Change Partners, Be Careful, It's My Heart, Because I Love You, Blue Skies, Say It Isn't So, Easter Parade, The Girl That I Marry, How About Me?, How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky), I Can't Remember, I Got Lost In His Arms, I Never Had A Chance, I'm Beginning To Miss You, It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow, Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much, Reaching For The Moon, Soft Lights And Sweet Music, The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On), They Say It's Wonderful, What'll I Do?, When I Lost You

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Voicing: Solo | 20394b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


Irving Berlin : Holiday Inn - The New Irving Berlin Musical : Solo : Songbook : 888680642051 : 1495074005 : 00194941

Irving Berlin : Holiday Inn - The New Irving Berlin Musical

15 piano/vocal selections from the musical adaptation of the classic holiday film featuring music penned by Irving Berlin, including the iconic Christmas song White Christmas plus: Be Careful, It's My Heart - Blue Skies - Cheek to Cheek - Easter Parade - Happy Holiday - It's a Lovely Day Today - Let's Start the New Year Right - Nothing More to Say - Plenty to Be Thankful For - Shaking the Blues Away - Song of Freedom - Steppin' Out with My Baby - You're Easy to Dance With.

Songlist: Nothing More To Say, Be Careful, It's My Heart, Blue Skies, Cheek To Cheek, Easter Parade, Holiday Inn, Happy Holiday, It's A Lovely Day Today, Let's Start The New Year Right, Plenty To Be Thankful For, Shaking The Blues Away, Song Of Freedom, Steppin' Out With My Baby, White Christmas, You're Easy To Dance With

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Voicing: Solo | 40086b | Songbook | $17.95


Pro Vocal : Great Standards Collection - Women's Edition : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088404451 : 1423481143 : 00740426

Pro Vocal : Great Standards Collection - Women's Edition

Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band.

Songlist: Blue Skies, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Cabaret, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words), The Glory Of Love, How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky), I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby), Let's Face The Music And Dance, Pick Yourself Up, Puttin' On The Ritz, Shout, Skylark, Snowbird, When You Wish Upon A Star

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Voicing: Solo | 5131b | Songbook & CD | $19.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Various : Scat Omnibook : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088952396 : 1480355623 : 00122426

Various : Scat Omnibook

Instrumentalists, get ready for some fun. For the first time ever, you can play the exact lines as scatted by some of the greatest jazz legends of all time: Karrin Allyson, Louis Armstrong, Ann Hampton Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Roberta Gamarini, Dianne Reeves, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan, and more! Of course singers can get in on the fun, too, with this unique songbook. Omnibooks are comprehensive collections featuring the most accurate note-for-note transcriptions right from the recordings and are spiral-bound for easy usability. They also include chord symbols, metronome markings and record information. This Scat Omnibook features 74 arrangements of 63 songs exactly as they were recorded, including: Air Mail Special - All Blues - Bernie's Tune - Blue Skies - Centerpiece - Flying Home - Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You - I Got Rhythm - It's All Right with Me - Just Friends - Lullaby of Birdland - Oh, Lady Be Good! - Old Devil Moon - On the Sunny Side of the Street - Rockin' in Rhythm - Shiny Stockings - Sing, Sing, Sing - Stolen Moments - A-Tisket, A-Tasket - West Coast Blues - and many more. Includes an artist index and introduction on the history of scat vocals.

Songlist: You'll Have To Swing It, West Coast Blues, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Air Mail Special, All Blues, All Of Me, Centerpiece, From This Moment On, All God's Chillun Got Rhythm, Nature Boy, Clementine, Schulie A Bop, St. Louis Blues, Bernie's Tune, Billie's Bounce (Bill's Bounce), Blue Skies, Bluesette, Body And Soul, Honeysuckle Rose, Stolen Moments, Bli Blip, Just Friends, There Will Never Be Another You, Suddenly In Walked Bud, Crazy Rhythm, Dinah, Sing, Sing, Sing, I Got Rhythm, Flat Foot Floogee, Flying Home, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2997b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95


Various : The Singer's Anthology of American Standards - Soprano : Solo : Songbook : 888680700386 : 1495098419 : 00238674

Various : The Singer's Anthology of American Standards - Soprano

A collection of great songs from the 1920s-1960s, transposed into appropriate keys, based on original sources. This soprano edition includes: All the Things You Are - Blue Skies - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) - How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky) - In the Still of the Night - Love Is Here to Stay - Moon River - The Nearness of You - Over the Rainbow - Someone to Watch over Me - When I Fall in Love - and more.

Songlist: Time After Time, All The Things You Are, More Than You Know, Some Other Time, Bewitched, Blame It On My Youth, Blue Skies, But Not For Me, In The Still Of The Night, Embraceable You, Stardust, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words), A Foggy Day (In London Town), When I Fall In Love, God Bless America ae, He Was Too Good To Me, How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky), I Love A Piano, I'll Be Seeing You, I've Got A Crush On You, In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, Isn't It Romantic?, Love Is Here To Stay, Love Walked In, Make Someone Happy, The Man I Love, Moon River, My Funny Valentine, The Nearness Of You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40584b | Songbook | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : The Singer's Anthology of American Standards - Mezzo-Soprano : Solo : Songbook : 888680700393 : 1495098427 : 00238675

Various : The Singer's Anthology of American Standards - Mezzo-Soprano

A collection of great songs from the 1920s-1960s, transposed into appropriate keys, based on original sources. This mezzo-soprano/alto edition includes: All the Things You Are - Blue Skies - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) - How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky)- In the Still of the Night - Love Is Here to Stay - Moon River - The Nearness of You - Over the Rainbow - Someone to Watch over Me - When I Fall in Love - and more.

Songlist: Time After Time, All The Things You Are, More Than You Know, Some Other Time, Bewitched, Blame It On My Youth, Blue Skies, But Not For Me, In The Still Of The Night, Embraceable You, Stardust, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words), A Foggy Day (In London Town), When I Fall In Love, God Bless America ae, He Was Too Good To Me, How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky), I Love A Piano, I'll Be Seeing You, I've Got A Crush On You, In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, Isn't It Romantic?, Love Is Here To Stay, Love Walked In, Make Someone Happy, The Man I Love, Moon River, My Funny Valentine, The Nearness Of You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40585b | Songbook | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : The Singer's Anthology of American Standards - Tenor : Solo : Songbook : 888680700409 : 1495098435 : 00238676

Various : The Singer's Anthology of American Standards - Tenor

A collection of great songs from the 1920s-1960s, transposed into appropriate keys, based on original sources. This tenor edition includes: All the Things You Are - Blue Skies - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) - How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky)- In the Still of the Night - Love Is Here to Stay - Moon River - The Nearness of You - Over the Rainbow - Someone to Watch over Me - When I Fall in Love - and more.

Songlist: Time After Time, All The Things You Are, More Than You Know, Some Other Time, Bewitched, Blame It On My Youth, Blue Skies, But Not For Me, Call Me Irresponsible, In The Still Of The Night, Embraceable You, Stardust, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words), A Foggy Day (In London Town), When I Fall In Love, God Bless America ae, How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky), I Love A Piano, I'll Be Seeing You, I've Got A Crush On You, I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face, In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, Isn't It Romantic?, Love Is Here To Stay, Love Walked In, Moon River, My Funny Valentine, The Nearness Of You, Over The Rainbow, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40586b | Songbook | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : The Singer's Anthology of American Standards - Baritone : Solo : Songbook : 888680700416 : 1495098443 : 00238677

Various : The Singer's Anthology of American Standards - Baritone

A collection of great songs from the 1920s-1960s, transposed into appropriate keys, based on original sources. This baritone edition includes: All the Things You Are - Blue Skies - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) - How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky)- In the Still of the Night - Love Is Here to Stay - Moon River - The Nearness of You - Over the Rainbow - Someone to Watch over Me - When I Fall in Love - and more.

Songlist: Time After Time, All The Things You Are, More Than You Know, Some Other Time, Bewitched, Blame It On My Youth, Blue Skies, But Not For Me, Call Me Irresponsible, In The Still Of The Night, Embraceable You, Stardust, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words), A Foggy Day (In London Town), When I Fall In Love, God Bless America ae, How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky), I Love A Piano, I'll Be Seeing You, I've Got A Crush On You, I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face, In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, Isn't It Romantic?, Love Is Here To Stay, Love Walked In, Moon River, My Funny Valentine, The Nearness Of You, Over The Rainbow, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40587b | Songbook | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice : Solo : Songbook : 884088198916 : 1423451228 : 00240307

Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice

The Real Vocal Book has many of the selections from volumes 1 and 2 of the instrumental Real Books, but now with the lyrics added to the pre-existing melody line. Nearly 300 essential songs compiled especially for singers.

Songlist: Agua De Beber, Alfie, Alice In Wonderland, All Alone (Left Alone), (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings, All Of Me, All Of You, All The Things You Are, Alright, Okay, You Win, Always, Angel Eyes, April In Paris, Are You Havin' Any Fun?, Autumn In New York, Autumn Leaves, Avalon, Azure, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Baltimore Oriole, Basin Street Blues, Bewitched, Beyond The Sea, Billie's Blues, Billie's Bounce, Birdland, The Birth of the Blues, Blame It on My Youth, Blue Skies, Bluesette, Body And Soul, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5186b | Songbook | $29.95


Various Composers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers : Solo : Songbook : 884088106522 : 1423419545 : 00311365

Various Composers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers

From Berlin to Gershwin to Carmichael to Cahn, this folio features a comprehensive collection of standards from the greatest American composers, along with photos and bios of these masters of song.

Songlist: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, Ain't Misbehavin', All The Things You Are, All The Way, April In Paris, Autumn In New York, The Best Is Yet To Come, The Best Things In Life Are Free, Beyond The Blue Horizon, Big Spender, Blue Skies, Body And Soul, Button Up Your Overcoat, Buttons And Bows, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Change Partners, Cheek To Cheek, Come Fly With Me, Come Rain or Come Shine, Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me, Don't Blame Me, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Easy Living, Everything's Coming Up Roses, A Fine Romance, For You, For Me, For Evermore, Georgia On My Mind, Here's That Rainy Day, Honeysuckle Rose, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5324b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Various Composers : The Belter's Book of Hot Standards : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999081152 : 0793548160 : 00740003

Various Composers : The Belter's Book of Hot Standards

How many times have we heard women pop singers complain about the printed keys of standard songs? "They're too high for me!" is the predictable comment. Here's a new collection that addresses that concern, transposing great songs down into a comfortable belting range.

Songlist: Black Coffee, Blame It On My Youth, Blue Skies, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Cry Me A River, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, From This Moment On, The Glory Of Love, God Bless' The Child, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, He Was Too Good To Me, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), In A Sentimental Mood, Lazy Afternoon, Let Yourself Go, Long Ago (And Far Away), Love Me Or Leave Me, Make Someone Happy, The Man That Got Away, Maybe This Time, More Than You Know, My Heart Belongs To Daddy, On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever), On The Sunny Side Of The Street, One For My Baby (And One More For The Road), Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), Sentimental Journey, She (He) Touched Me, Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year, Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time), and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5541b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Vocal Selections : White Christmas : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088274634 : 1423463501 : 00313429

Vocal Selections : White Christmas

The 1954 film White Christmas is a beloved holiday classic. The stage musical has already delighted audiences nationwides, and will hit the Great White Way this holiday season! Our songbook features piano/vocal arrangements of 17 Irving Berlin gems, plus an essay on the origin of the stage adaptation.

Songlist: Snow, The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing, Blue Skies, Let Yourself Go, The Old Man, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, Falling Out Of Love Can Be Fun, Happy Holiday, How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky), I Love A Piano, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Let Me Sing And I'm Happy, Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me, Sisters, White Christmas, Love And The Weather, What Can You Do With A General

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Voicing: Solo | 20061b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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Blue Skies : SSA : Ron Caviani : Irving Berlin : Songbook : 00140770 : 888680041069

Ron Caviani : Blue Skies

Arranger: Ron Caviani | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00140770


Blue Skies : SATB : Steve Zegree : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 08200204 : 073999002041

Steve Zegree : Blue Skies

Irving Berlin's standard receives an updated jazz treatment from Steve Zegree. Great for developing vocal style. It swings! Available: SATB, SAB. Performance Time: Approx. 2:10.

Arranger: Steve Zegree | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200204


Blue Skies : SAB : Steve Zegree : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 08200205 : 073999002058

Steve Zegree : Blue Skies

Irving Berlin's standard receives an updated jazz treatment from Steve Zegree. Great for developing vocal style. It swings! Available: SATB, SAB. Performance Time: Approx. 2:10.

Arranger: Steve Zegree | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200205


Blue Skies : 3-Part : Roger Emerson : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 08551489 : 073999922493

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.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551489 | Showtrax CD Available


Blue Skies : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 08551490 : 073999829518

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.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551490 | Showtrax CD Available


Blue Skies : SATB : Mark Hayes : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 35030842 : 888680605063 : 1495058336

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.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030842 | Showtrax CD Available


Blue Skies : SAB : Mark Hayes : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 35030843 : 888680605070 : 1495058344

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.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030843 | Showtrax CD Available


Blue Skies : SSA : Mark Hayes : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 35030844 : 888680605087 : 1495058352

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.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030844 | Showtrax CD Available


Blue Skies : SATB : Roger Emerson : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 40302094 : 073999020946

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.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 40302094

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