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Lean on Me

Music by Bill Withers

Originally Performed by Bill Withers

"Lean on Me" is a song written and recorded by African American singer-songwriter Bill Withers. It was released in April 1972 as the first single from his second album, Still Bill. It was his first and only number one single on both the soul singles and the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard ranked it as the No. 7 song of 1972. It is ranked number 208 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Numerous cover versions have been recorded, and it is one of only nine songs to have reached No. 1 in the US Singles Charts with versions recorded by two different artists.

    Release Date: 1972


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Beginning with the key anthem from the civil rights movement,We Shall Overcome, Mark Hayes leads the singer into Bill Wither's song Lean On Me, creating a powerfully moving ballad of inspiration, hope, and courage. The orchestration adds even more spirit. Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTBB, SSA, Orchestration Score and Parts, StudioTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:55.




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Barrie Carson Turner : Just Voices - Gospel : SSA. / SAT : 01 Songbook : 884088627454 : 1846099293 : 14041563

Barrie Carson Turner : Just Voices - Gospel

Ten easy three-part a cappella arrangements of inspirational songs, for either SSA or SAT choirs, with a piano part for convenient rehearsal. All of these rousing pieces are presented in new arrangements by Barrie Carson Turner. Bringing together ten timeless songs of faith, celebration and inspiration, Just Voices: Gospel is an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Perfect for your next concert or as a fun treat for your choir.

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Down By The Riverside, Lean On Me , Let It B, O Happy Day!, Redemption Song, Soon And Very Soon, Standing In The Need Of Prayer, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Wade In The Water

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Voicing: SSA. / SAT | 7264b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing Songs of the '70s : Unison : Songbook : 884088897895 : 1480338060 : 00118311

Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing Songs of the '70s

Step back in time to the '70s when the Bee Gees were hot, bell-bottom jeans and polyester jumpsuits were the rage, and disco had taken over the dance floor! Soaring, upbeat performances by such disco greats as Donna Summer, Bee Gees, Kool and the Gang, Village People and Michael Jackson electrified concert halls around the world. This one-of-a-kind collection of '70s favorites feature fresh, new arrangements by Alan Billingsley that are perfect for group singing in the classroom, choir or community. The Piano/Vocal Collection offers fully accompanied songs that have been carefully arranged for young unison voices with some optional harmony. Singer Edition comes in paks of ten and provides vocal parts only. Electrify your performance with professionally-produced recordings on a separate performance/accompaniment CD. Available separately: Piano/Vocal Collection, Singer Edition 10-Pak, Performance/Accomopaniment CD. Suggested for grades 4-8.

Songlist: I Just Want To Celebrate, Lean On Me, I've Got The Music In Me, Old Time Rock & Roll, Y.M.C.A., You've Got A Friend

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Voicing: Unison | 2724b | Songbook | $19.95 | Accompaniment CD Available


Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing... Songs from Glee : Unison : Songbook : 884088502072 : 1423492870 : 09971453

Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing... Songs from Glee

Let's all sing just for the fun of it! Your students will enjoy recreating the music featured on the popular Fox TV series in arrangements adapted just for the needs of young singers! This value-packed collection of five songs and professionally-produced recordings is perfect for classroom or stage. Designed for unison voices with optional harmonies for added fun! Available separately: Piano/Vocal Collection, Singer Edition 10-Pak, Performance/Accompaniment CD. Suggested for grades 5-8.

Songlist: Jump, Lean On Me, Somebody To Love, Don't Stop Believin', Can't Fight This Feeling

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Voicing: Unison | 2750b | Songbook | $14.95 | Accompaniment CD Available


Rick Hein : Novello Primary Chorals - Easy Soul : 2-Part : Songbook & Audio Download : 9781783058594 : 14043642

Rick Hein : Novello Primary Chorals - Easy Soul

The Novello Primary Chorals series presents Easy Soul, containing six of the greatest soul songs that children will love to sing. For 2-part Choir and Piano accompaniment, the simple and easy arrangements of these hit tunes will provide a fun and enjoyable introduction to ensemble singing.

From soul classics like Aretha Franklin's Respect and Ben E. King's Stand By Me to James Brown's driving funk tune I Got You (I Feel Good), every one of these songs is great fun for children to sing and listen to. The simple vocal arrangements of all seven songs include easy Piano accompaniments and Guitar chord symbols, so an adult or even one of the children can accompany on an instrument getting everyone involved.

To make it even easier for young singers, the Novello Primary Chorals Easy Soul sheet music comes with a download card of sound-alike backing and vocal demonstration tracks. This means that the group can hear exactly how everything should sound, before trying it out themselves with a professionally-recorded track. T

Songlist: Feeling Good, I Got You (I Feel Good), Lean On Me, Respect, Stand By Me, (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

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Voicing: 2-Part | 4209b | Songbook & Audio Download | $13.95


Roger Emerson : Pop Intervals and Ear Training for Choir : Songbook : 888680727925 : 1540020754 : 00262111

Roger Emerson : Pop Intervals and Ear Training for Choir

See it! Hear it! Sing it! Using familiar popular song phrases, POP INTERVALS FOR CHOIR teaches and reinforces the 10 most common intervals a singer will need to effectively sight-read choral literature. In addition, singing by step and establishing a key center are taught with popular songs that every singer will know. The importance of audiation (inner hearing) is reinforced with each interval as well as easy-to-follow instructions for preparation and extension. You will also receive digital access to a professionally-produced audio recording of the accompaniment for each exercise and PDFs of singer parts and theory practice pages for projection and reproducible options. Build your choir's musicianship the easy way with this motivational resource! Exercises are based on the following songs: Lean on Me (step), Ob-la-di Ob-la-da (skip), Isn't She Lovely (minor 2nd), Hallelujah (minor 3rd up), Count on Me (major 3rd up), Brave (perfect 4th up), Skyfall (perfect 5th up), My Way (major 6th up), Let It Snow (octave), Hey Jude (minor 3rd down), Happy Together (perfect 4th down), It Don't Mean a Thing (perfect 5th down). Suggested for grades 6 and up.

Songlist: Count On Me, My Way, Lean On Me, Hallelujah, Brave, Skyfall, Happy Together, Hey Jude, It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Isn't She Lovely

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40296b | Songbook | $34.95


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


Various Arrangers : The Most Requested Wedding Reception Songs : Solo : Songbook : 884088629847 : 160378425X : 02501750

Various Arrangers : The Most Requested Wedding Reception Songs

After the vows have been taken the fun begins! Here are more than 50 favorites to get the party started on your big day: Celebration - Fever - From This Moment On - Have I Told You Lately - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) - I Gotta Feeling - I Will Always Love You - I Won't Give Up - Last Dance - Let's Get It On - Shower the People - Sunrise, Sunset - (I've Had) The Time of My Life - Unforgettable - The Way You Look Tonight - What a Wonderful World - The Wind Beneath My Wings - Y.M.C.A. - You Sexy Thing - and dozens more!

Songlist: Friends, I Swear, Still The One, Celebration, Last Dance, I'll Be There For You (Theme From 'Friends'), All My Life, Butterfly Kisses, Through The Years, Let's Get It On, A Song For Mama, Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life), I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, Because You Loved Me, You're Still The One, Lean On Me, From This Moment On, That's What Friends Are For, Legs, In My Daughter's Eyes, We Are Family, Sunrise, Sunset, Better Be Good To Me, In My Life, Shower The People, I Won't Give Up, On A Night Like This, I Gotta Feeling, Father And Daughter, Fever, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2536b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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Lean on Me : SATB : Adam Anders : Bill Withers : Glee Cast : Songbook : 08202514 : 884088457112

Adam Anders : Lean on Me

The cast of Glee performed a powerful and emotional rendition of Bill Withers #1 hit of 1972, with all the genuine honesty and gospel-infused spirit you could ever want. An uplifting choice for graduation or any other concert! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:00.

Arranger: Adam Anders | Composer: Bill Withers Performed By: Glee Cast

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202514 | Showtrax CD Available


Lean on Me : SAB : Adam Anders : Bill Withers : Glee Cast : Sheet Music : 08202515 : 884088457129

Adam Anders : Lean on Me

The cast of Glee performed a powerful and emotional rendition of Bill Withers #1 hit of 1972, with all the genuine honesty and gospel-infused spirit you could ever want. An uplifting choice for graduation or any other concert! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:00.

Arranger: Adam Anders | Composer: Bill Withers Performed By: Glee Cast

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202515 | Showtrax CD Available


Lean on Me : SSA : Adam Anders : Bill Withers : Glee Cast : Sheet Music : 08202516 : 884088457136

Adam Anders : Lean on Me

The cast of Glee performed a powerful and emotional rendition of Bill Withers #1 hit of 1972, with all the genuine honesty and gospel-infused spirit you could ever want. An uplifting choice for graduation or any other concert! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:00.

Arranger: Adam Anders | Composer: Bill Withers Performed By: Glee Cast

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.15 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202516 | Showtrax CD Available


Lean on Me : 2-Part : Adam Anders : Bill Withers : Glee Cast : Sheet Music : 08202671 : 884088496463

Adam Anders : Lean on Me

The cast of Glee performed a powerful and emotional rendition of Bill Withers #1 hit of 1972, with all the genuine honesty and gospel-infused spirit you could ever want. An uplifting choice for graduation or any other concert! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:00.

Arranger: Adam Anders | Composer: Bill Withers Performed By: Glee Cast

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202671 | Showtrax CD Available


Lean on Me : SATB : Andre Williams : Kirk Franklin : Kirk Franklin : Sheet Music : 08711499 : 884088047931

Andre Williams : Lean on Me

Originally featuring artists such as R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Bono and Crystal Lewis, this Grammy Award-nominated Kirk Franklin gospel original reminds us that no one should go through this world alone.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:10

Arranger: Andre Williams | Composer: Kirk Franklin Performed By: Kirk Franklin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08711499 | Showtrax CD Available


Lean on Me : SAB : Andre Williams : Kirk Franklin : Kirk Franklin : Sheet Music : 08711500 : 884088047948

Andre Williams : Lean on Me

Originally featuring artists such as R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Bono and Crystal Lewis, this Grammy Award-nominated Kirk Franklin gospel original reminds us that no one should go through this world alone.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:10

Arranger: Andre Williams | Composer: Kirk Franklin Performed By: Kirk Franklin

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.35 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08711500 | Showtrax CD Available


Lean on Me : SSA : Andre Williams : Kirk Franklin : Kirk Franklin : Sheet Music : 08711501 : 884088047955

Andre Williams : Lean on Me

Originally featuring artists such as R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Bono and Crystal Lewis, this Grammy Award-nominated Kirk Franklin gospel original reminds us that no one should go through this world alone.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:10

Arranger: Andre Williams | Composer: Kirk Franklin Performed By: Kirk Franklin

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.70 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08711501 | Showtrax CD Available


Lean on Me : SATB : Mark Hayes : Bill Withers : Sheet Music : 35027829 : 884088551636

Mark Hayes : Lean on Me

Beginning with the key anthem from the civil rights movement,We Shall Overcome, Mark Hayes leads the singer into Bill Wither's song Lean On Me, creating a powerfully moving ballad of inspiration, hope, and courage. The orchestration adds even more spirit. Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTBB, SSA, Orchestration Score and Parts, StudioTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:55.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Bill Withers

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35027829 | Showtrax CD Available


Lean on Me : SAB : Mark Hayes : Bill Withers : Pete Seeger : Sheet Music : 35027830 : 884088551643

Mark Hayes : Lean on Me

Beginning with the key anthem from the civil rights movement,We Shall Overcome, Mark Hayes leads the singer into Bill Wither's song Lean On Me, creating a powerfully moving ballad of inspiration, hope, and courage. The orchestration adds even more spirit. Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTBB, SSA, Orchestration Score and Parts, StudioTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:55.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Bill Withers Performed By: Pete Seeger

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35027830 | Showtrax CD Available


Lean on Me : TTBB : Mark Hayes : Bill Withers : Sheet Music : 35027831 : 884088551650

Mark Hayes : Lean on Me

Beginning with the key anthem from the civil rights movement,We Shall Overcome, Mark Hayes leads the singer into Bill Wither's song Lean On Me, creating a powerfully moving ballad of inspiration, hope, and courage. The orchestration adds even more spirit. Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTBB, SSA, Orchestration Score and Parts, StudioTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:55.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Bill Withers

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35027831 | Showtrax CD Available


Lean on Me : SSA : Mark Hayes : Bill Withers : Sheet Music : 35027832 : 884088551667

Mark Hayes : Lean on Me

Beginning with the key anthem from the civil rights movement,We Shall Overcome, Mark Hayes leads the singer into Bill Wither's song Lean On Me, creating a powerfully moving ballad of inspiration, hope, and courage. The orchestration adds even more spirit. Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTBB, SSA, Orchestration Score and Parts, StudioTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:55.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Bill Withers

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35027832 | Showtrax CD Available

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