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September



Originally Performed by Earth, Wind & Fire

"September" is a song by American funk band Earth, Wind & Fire, written by Maurice White, Al McKay, and Allee Willis. It was recorded during the I Am sessions and released as a single in 1978. Featured on the band's album The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1, "September" reached number one on the US R&B chart, number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the UK singles chart.

This song was released on November 18, 1978, the same date of mass suicide in Jonestown. There is no evidence that White's unusual lyrics for the chorus have any concrete meaning (whether as a reference to the Persian king Bardiya, said to have been murdered in September 522 B.C., or otherwise), and were questioned by Willis: "I said, 'We are going to change 'ba-dee-ya' to real words, right?' ... I learned my greatest lesson ever in songwriting from him, which was never let the lyric get in the way of the groove.

    Release Date: 1971

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Cheryl Lavender : Singing Fun for Little Ones : Kids : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088153021 : 1423427505 : 09971086

Cheryl Lavender : Singing Fun for Little Ones

Created and field-tested especially for 'little ones' in Kindergarten - Grade 2, Book/CD features 24 original songs and sight-reading pieces that will delight and challenge your budding musicians! You'll find warm-ups, holiday celebrations, seasonal songs, high/low pitch games, language arts connections with syllables and rhymes, movement and dramatizations, piano, fingerplays, and even a song to wrap up a successful school year. Of special interest are twelve monthly, developmentally-sequenced, sight-reading pieces designed to build music literacy skills with patterns of ta, ti-ti, rest, so-mi-la and mi-re-do. The enclosed CD recording includes both full performance and accompaniment tracks for the songs, and instrumental backup tracks for the signt-reading pieces.

Songlist: Shake It!, Let's Warm Up, September, Who Am I Thinking Of?, What Am I Thinking Of?, October, Piano Land, November, Dance of the Little Leaf, December, Our Holiday Ensemble, January, One Hundred Days of School, Febuary, Solo and Ensemble, March, Creepy and Crawly and Great, April, Down at the Park, May, Moving Up, June, July, August

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Voicing: Kids | 6553b | Songbook & 1 CD | $24.95


Deke Sharon : A Cappella R&B : SATB : Sheet Music

Deke Sharon : A Cappella R&B

The number one Temptations R&B classic "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" makes for a great closer or encore, and will have your audience clapping along. The melody sits in a perfect range to be sung by any voice parts (bass can be sung an octave lower), and with 4 verses it's a great opportunity for a shared solo. A soulful tenor solo soaring over rhythmic four part harmonies brings the Marvin Gaye Motown classic "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" to life. A perfect mid-set song to show off your group's ability to groove. "September" - Just four parts, but sounds like a dozen! The melody skips from part to part as the other voices playfully recreate Earth Wind and Fire's horns, guitars, bass, keyboards... everything but the costumes! NBC's sensational singing competition The Sing-Off continued its popularity again in 2011 with an exuberant celebration of the Lionel Richie #1 hit from 1983. Mesmerizing vocal grooves combine with solos and duets to create a joyful showcase for all types of vocal ensembles!

Songlist: Ain't Too Proud To Beg, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, September, All Night Long (All Night)

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Voicing: SATB | 7676b | Sheet Music | $7.50 | A Cappella


Perpetuum Jazzile : Vocal Ecstasy : SATB : Songbook : 884088964504 : 1540000435 : 00124192

Perpetuum Jazzile : Vocal Ecstasynew

From the large Slovenian pop choir Perpetuum Jazzile, best known for their cover of Toto's Africa (with over 19 million YouTube views), this collection of top hits will allow pop, show and concert choirs everywhere to recreate this amazing sound! Several songs have vocal percussion.

Songlist: Joyful, Joyful, Oh Happy Day, Africa, September, Boogie Wonderland, Just The Way You Are, Rosanna, True Colors, In The Stone

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Voicing: SATB | 4470b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella


Various : Trolls : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680665463 : 1495088197 : 00216513

Various : Trolls

Matching folio to the infectious soundtrack of the 2016 DreamWorks film featuring songs by Justin Timberlake; Anna Kendrick; Zooey Deschanel; Gwen Stefani; Ariana Grande; Earth, Wind & Fire; and more! It includes the Grammy Award-winning song Can't Stop the Feeling.

Songlist: Move Your Feet, Hello, Mo' Money Mo' Problems, They Don't Know, It's A Sunshine Day, September, I'm Coming Out, Can't Stop The Feeling!, Hair Up, Get Back Up Again, D.A.N.C.E., What U Workin' With?, True Colors, The Sound Of Silence

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Voicing: Solo | 4459b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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September : SATB : Mark Brymer : Earth, Wind & Fire : Songbook : 08201824 : 073999889031

Mark Brymer : September

This 1979 Hot 100 hit by Earth Wind and Fire still sizzles! Straight-forward vocal writing and a hot horn chart make it perfect for pop showcases any time of year.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental ePak and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

Arranger: Mark Brymer Performed By: Earth, Wind & Fire

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201824 | Showtrax CD Available


September : SAB : Mark Brymer : Earth, Wind & Fire : Sheet Music : 08201825 : 073999239331

Mark Brymer : September

This 1979 Hot 100 hit by Earth Wind and Fire still sizzles! Straight-forward vocal writing and a hot horn chart make it perfect for pop showcases any time of year.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental ePak and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

Arranger: Mark Brymer Performed By: Earth, Wind & Fire

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201825 | Showtrax CD Available


September : SSA : Mark Brymer : Earth, Wind & Fire : Sheet Music : 08201826 : 073999817140

Mark Brymer : September

This 1979 Hot 100 hit by Earth Wind and Fire still sizzles! Straight-forward vocal writing and a hot horn chart make it perfect for pop showcases any time of year.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental ePak and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

Arranger: Mark Brymer Performed By: Earth, Wind & Fire

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201826 | Showtrax CD Available


September : SATB : Deke Sharon : Earth, Wind & Fire : Sheet Music : 08751689 : 884088495077

Deke Sharon : September

Just four parts, but sounds like a dozen! The melody skips from part to part as the other voices playfully recreate Earth Wind and Fire's horns, guitars, bass, keyboards... everything but the costumes!

Arranger: Deke Sharon Performed By: Earth, Wind & Fire

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08751689

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