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Down by the Riverside

Traditional African American Spiritual

Down by the Riverside" (also known as "Ain't Gonna Study War No More" and "Gonna lay down my burden") is a spiritual. Its roots date back to before the American Civil War, though it was first published in 1918 in Plantation Melodies: A Collection of Modern, Popular and Old-time Negro-Songs of the Southland, Chicago, the Rodeheaver Company. The song has alternatively been known as “Ain' go'n' to study war no mo'”, “Ain't Gwine to Study War No More”, “Down by de Ribberside”, “Going to Pull My War-Clothes” and “Study war no more”. The song was first recorded by the Fisk University jubilee quartet in 1920 (published by Columbia in 1922), and there are at least 14 black gospel recordings before World War II.

Because of its pacifistic imagery, "Down by the Riverside" has also been used as an anti-war protest song, especially during the Vietnam War.[1] The song is also included in collections of socialist and labor songs.



Down by the Riverside

Down by the Riverside

Voicing: 3-Part


Down by the Riverside

Down by the Riverside

Voicing: 2-Part


Down by the Riverside

Down by the Riverside

The King's Singers

From the smooth layered opening to the spectacular jazz conclusion, this is a King's Singers arrangement to bring down the house! Full of rhythmic, melodic and lyric twists, it is a challenge, but definitely worth it!

Voicing: SATBBB


Down by the Riverside

Down by the Riverside

Voicing: 3-Part


Down by the Riverside

Down by the Riverside

Voicing: 2-Part



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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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


Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Book 3, Student : SATB : 01 Songbook : Emily Crocker : 073999401066 : 0793543533 : 08740106

Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Book 3, Student

"Essential Musicianship, Book 3," recommended for Grades 10-12 or other advanced singers, is a sequential choral method that helps the returning high school singer develop intermediate to advanced skills. Concepts presented include major/minor scales, diatonic chords, intervals, chromaticism, categories of harmony, modes, simple, asymmetric and changing meters. The 52 practice/performance songs for mixed, treble and tenor bass choirs are designed to improve reading skills through expressive singing.

Songlist: Aura Lee, Awake, Arise!, Benedictus, Bound For The Promised Land, Canon, Cape Cod Girls, The Colorado Trail, Confitemini Domino, Da Pacem, Domine, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Deck The Hall, Down By The Riverside, Faith And Hope And Love, Fine Knacks For Ladies, Gloria!, Goin' Round The Mountain, Golden Slumbers, Good Night Ladies, Greensleeves, The Gypsy Rover, Hi-Ho The Holly, I Know Where I'm Goin', Illumina Oculos Meos, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Kumbaya, Kyrie Eleison, Locus Iste, My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, My True Love Hath My Heart, O Mistress Mine, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 1803b | Songbook | $12.95


Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Level Three Teacher Edition : SATB : 01 Songbook : Emily Crocker : 073999401073 : 0793543541 : 08740107

Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Level Three Teacher Edition

ESSENTIAL MUSICIANSHIP is a sequential comprehensive curriculum that is designed to build all the skills of a choral musician. It includes Voice-builders, Theory-Builders, Sight-Reading exercises and songs which can be used for classroom or concert. The easy-to-use format allows the books to be used with all types of choir: mixed, treble or tenor bass.

Songlist: All People On Earth Do Dwell, All The Pretty Little Horses, Amazing Grace, An' Thou Wert My Ain Thing, Antiphonal Alleluia, Aura Lee, Awake, Arise!, Benedictus, Bound For The Promised Land, Canon, Cape Cod Girls, The Colorado Trail, Confitemini Domino, Da Pacem, Domine, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Deck The Hall, Down By The Riverside, Faith And Hope And Love, Fine Knacks For Ladies, Gloria!, Goin' Round The Mountain, Golden Slumbers, Good Night Ladies, Greensleeves, The Gypsy Rover, Hi-Ho The Holly, I Know Where I'm Goin', Illumina Oculos Meos, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Kumbaya, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 1816b | Songbook | $19.95


Gwyn Arch : Four Jazz Spirituals : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571515233 : 12-0571515231

Gwyn Arch : Four Jazz Spirituals

These four spirituals have been arranged by Gwyn Arch especially for the younger or developing choir. They are fun arrangements of popular or well known spirituals that are interesting to sing and fairly straightforward to perform. The optional baritone line makes the collection suitable for choirs with a dearth of male voices but equally suitable for boys to sing as their voices change and develop.

Songlist: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, This Little Light of Mine, When the Love Comes Trickalin' Down, Down by the Riverside

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40838b | Songbook | $5.80


Joe Ambroso : Choir Starters : 01 Songbook Warm Ups : vm10

Joe Ambroso : Choir Starters

Start every rehearsal with Music! The well-loved tunes in Choir Starters are effective, enjoyable, and energizing ways to begin every rehearsal. Flexible voicing and thoughtful arranging provides options for ensembles of any combination or age (including those with changing voices). Choir directors will appreciate the efficiency that Choir Starters brings to their rehearsals, and singers will jump at the chance to begin every rehearsal with real tunes! Each Choir Starter is arranged in two parts, each written in both treble and bass clefs. This flexible voicing allows Choir Starters to be sung by ensembles of any age or voicing, including: SATB, SAB, 3-Part Mixed (SAT), SA (Trebles), TB (Men's), or Unison voices. This collection is useful for choirs of all ages and abilities!

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Aura Lee, Battle Hymn of the Rupublic, Buffalo Gals, Down by the Riverside, My Country 'Tis of Thee, My Old Kentucky Home, Oh, Susanna, Simple Gifts, Yankee Doodle

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6859b | Songbook Warm Ups | $5.95


John Jacobson : Patriotic Partners : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : John Jacobson : 884088479909 : 1423491750 : 09971405

John Jacobson : Patriotic Partners

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


John Leavitt : A Treasury of Song for Sight-Singing and Performance : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088494957 : 08751678

John Leavitt : A Treasury of Song for Sight-Singing and Performance

Sight-singing is important in the development of independent musicianship. The music in this collection will aid in the development of this skill but also be interesting enough to motivate the singer and be substantive enough to be useful in a variety of performance applications. Song categories include Patriotic, Christmas, Folk Song, Renaissance and Baroque Part Songs and Spirituals. All songs will stand alone as a cappella settings. Several songs also have optional piano accompaniments. Sight-reading or analysis tips are included for each selection.

Songlist: America, The Beautiful, Da Pacem, Domine, Deep River, Down By The Riverside, Faith And Hope And Love, Happy, Happy Birthday, In The Bleak Midwinter, Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee , Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Now All The Woods Are Sleeping, Oh, Dear! What Can the Matter Be?, Oh Mary Don't You Weep, Say Love If Ever Thou, Set Me As A Seal, Since First I Saw Your Face, The Star Spangled Banner, Take Me Out To The Ball Game, Water Is Wide, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Voicing: SATB | 7695b | Songbook | $4.95


Joyce Eilers : The Beginning Part-Singer Vol 1 & 2 : 2-Part : 01 Songbook

Joyce Eilers : The Beginning Part-Singer Vol 1 & 2

Master writer for young voices, Joyce Eilers has designed a special series for choirs ready to begin part-singing! Filled with Joyce's carefully developed techniques and suggestions, this collection of five best-selling chorals will motivate your choir and help them achieve a successful first experience. In Volume II, Joyce Eilers reinforces the necessary criteria for choosing music for the young singer and shows how to make adjustments as the choir gains in maturity and musical experience. This valuable resource includes five best-selling chorals along with Joyce's helpful suggestions and teaching tips. This collection is sure to produce immediate success with your choir!

Songlist: America, The Beautiful, The Pirate Song, Tiki Chant, My America, Glendy Burke, The Legend of the Bells, Down By The Riverside, Go For It!, Dreamer with Liberty and Justice For All

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Voicing: 2-Part | 7836b | Songbook | $6.95


King's Singers : Folk Songs and Fantasies : SATB divisi : Songbook : 888680707026 : 1540019888 : 00243922

King's Singers : Folk Songs and Fantasies

In this 50th Anniversary year of The King's Singers there is much celebrating to be done. A 3 disc CD has been recorded by the current members of the group and from that new recording, the most popular songs have been selected for this collection. Known for their consummate artistry in all genres and styles, their interpretations of pop and folk music are legendary. Songs include: And I Love Her - And So It Goes - Danny Boy - Down by the Riverside - Down with Love - I'll Follow the Sun - Loch Lomond - Love Is Here to Stay - MLK - Quand Tu Dors Pres De Moi - That Lonesome Road

Songlist: MLK, Danny Boy, And I Love Her, And So It Goes, Down By The Riverside, Loch Lomond, Down With Love, That Lonesome Road, Quand Tu Dors Pres De Moi, I'll Follow The Sun, Love Is Here To Stay

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Performed by King's Singers | 4558b | Songbook | $10.95 | A Cappella


Kirby Shaw : Women's Spirituals Vol 1 : SSAA : Sheet Music

Kirby Shaw : Women's Spirituals Vol 1

The treatment of the classic spiritual 'Wade In The Water" by Kirby Shaw includes the elements that always seem to "work": a soulful solo, supportive choral parts that have their own interest, and new verses that are seamless in the story. Designed to showcase that special soloist in your choir, "Down By The Riverside" gets an upbeat a cappella treatment that allows for an optional audience sing-/snap-along. John Newton's famous and beloved hymn "Amazing Grace" is perhaps one of the most well-known song in the world. This traditional setting will surely have a profound effect on your singers and audiences. Hold on to your choir robes! The invigorating a cappella adaptation of "Sinner Man", one of the great traditional spirituals, will bring your audience to their feet!

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Wade In The Water, Sinner Man, Down By The Riverside, Plenty Good Room (On the Glory Train)

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Voicing: SSAA | 9013b | Sheet Music | $7.50 | A Cappella


Mitch Miller : The Mitch Miller Community Songbook : 2- and 3-Part : 01 Songbook : 723188900275  : 00-CN0027

Mitch Miller : The Mitch Miller Community Songbook

A collection for group singing for all occasions.

Songlist: Alouette, America, America, The Beautiful, Au Clair de la Lune, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, Birch Tree, Blues in the Night, British Grenadiers, Broom, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Cantique de Noel, Careless Love, Charleston, Christmas Is Coming, Cielito Lindo, Come Follow, Come Ye Thankful People, Dancing in the Dark (from "The Band Wagon"), Dear Old Girl, Down by the Riverside, Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, Fine and Dandy, First Nowell, From Ill Do Thou Defend Me, Gal I Left Behind Me, Galway Piper, Give Me Your Tired Your Poor, and more

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Voicing: 2- and 3-Part | Performed by Mitch Miller | 4317b | Songbook | $14.95


Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : Moses Hogan : 073999437034 : 0634058444 : 08743703

Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit

With a foreward by Andre Thomas, this collection of Moses Hogan spiritual arrangements is a welcome addition to any director's library and is a fitting tribute to to this great American composer and conductor. Includes: Ain't That Good News, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Joshua (Fit the Battle of Jericho), My Soul's Been Anchored in De Lord, Ride the Chariot, This Little Light of Mine, We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace and 26 more.

Songlist: Abide With Me, Ain't That Good News, The Battle of Jericho, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Do Lord, Remember Me, Down By the Riverside, Elijah Rock, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, God's Gonna Set This World on Fire, Good News, the Chariot's Comin', Great Day, Hear My Prayer, I Can Tell the World, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, I Got a Robe, I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands on Me, I Stood on the River of Jordan, I Want Jesus to Walk With Me, I Want to Be Ready, I Want to Thank You, Lord, I'm Gonna Sing 'til the Spirit Moves in My Heart, Jesus Lay Your Head in the Window, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Lord, I Want To Be A Christian, My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord, Oh Mary, Don't You Weep Don't You Mourn, Ride the Chariot, Standing in the Need of Prayer, Steal Away, and more

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 2833b | Songbook | $18.95 | A Cappella


Moses Hogan : Traditional Spirituals 2 : SATB divisi : Sheet Music : Moses Hogan

Moses Hogan : Traditional Spirituals 2

Moses Hogan's contemporary settings of spirituals, original compositions, and other works have been enthusiastically accepted by audiences around the globe and have become staples in the repertoires of high school, college, church, community and professional choirs everywhere. Here is a taste of some of his best work.

Songlist: Abide With Me, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Down By The Riverside, Give Me Jesus, I Can Tell The World, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, I Got A Home In-a Dat Rock

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 3343b | Sheet Music | $10.98 | A Cappella


Moses Hogan : Steal Away : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999444742 : 08744474

Moses Hogan : Steal Away

The inimitable Moses Hogan created stunning arrangements of many spirituals during his all too brief lifetime. In this new collection, seasoned church music arranger John Purifoy has edited five of Hogan's arrangements from their original multi-layered voicings to SATB with piano accompaniment, making them completely accessible to all sizes of choirs. Titles include Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?, Down by the Riverside, Steal Away, Wade in the Water and We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace.Available separately: SATB, Preview CD and Preview Pak (one book and one Preview CD).

Songlist: Steal Away (Steal Away To Jesus), Wade In The Water, We Shall Walk Through The Valley In Peace, Down By The Riverside, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel

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Voicing: SATB | 4245b | Songbook | $6.95


Various : One Rehearsal Wonders - Volume 3 : SAB : 01 Songbook : 884088455613 : 1423488172 : 35026767

Various : One Rehearsal Wonders - Volume 3

These best sellers are ready when you need them. After One-Rehearsal Wonders, Volumes 1 and 2 were such runaway hits; we felt we had to continue these helpful compilations featuring some of our best sellers adapted for churches with limited rehearsal time. This cavalcade of chorals will provide a steady procession of favorites for your choir and congregation and a great value for your music budget. Don't miss this treasury of 11 proven winners scored for SAB and two-part choirs. This collection is ideal for summer choir repertoire when numbers are lower or for small ensembles any time.

Songlist: Clap Your Hands And Sing Hallelujah!, Come And See, Down By The Riverside, For Such A Time As This, Give It To Jesus, I Surrender, Lord, In Your House, O Lord, Peace Go With You, The Time For Singing Has Come, Truly God Is Good, We Come Together Here

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Voicing: SAB | 7850b | Songbook | $7.95


Various Composers : Singalong Favorites : Unison : 01 Songbook : 073999903461 : 0793500680 : 00490346

Various Composers : Singalong Favorites

39 songs for hours of singalong fun!

Songlist: After The Ball, Auld Lang Syne, A Bicycle Built For Two (Daisy Bell), Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, (Oh, My Darling) Clementine, Down By The Old Mill Stream, Down By The Riverside, Down In The Valley, Give My Regards To Broadway, Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Hello! Ma Baby, I Love You Truly, I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad), I've Been Working On The Railroad, In The Evening By The Moonlight, In The Good Old Summertime, Just A Song At Twilight (Love's Old Sweet Song), Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Mary's A Grand Old Name, Moonlight Bay, My Gal Sal, My Wild Irish Rose, Oh! You Beautiful Doll, The Red River Valley, School Days (When We Were A Couple Of Kids), She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain, Shine On, Harvest Moon, Sweet Adeline (You're The Flower Of My Heart, Sweet Adeline), and more

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Voicing: Unison | 5540b | Songbook | $9.95


Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Spirituals : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081179773  : 00-19811

Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Spirituals

A wonderful variety of 11 favorite spirituals are featured in this new songbook.

Songlist: Gospel Train, Ride the Chariot, Kum Ba Yah , Down by the Riverside, Wade in the Water , Yes, My Lord!, Amazing Grace, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, Joshua, Good News!, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

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Voicing: Solo | 5449b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Joan Frey Boytim : First Book of Tenor Solos - Part III : Solo : 01 Songbook & 2 CDs : 073999499957 : 0634098691 : 50485890

Joan Frey Boytim : First Book of Tenor Solos - Part III

Even more great solos for high school and college singers at the same level as The First Book of Solos and The First Book of Solos - Part II, with a variety of over 30 classical songs per volume, and a completely different song list for each voice type.

Songlist: Let The Heavens Rejoice (Gaul), The Children, Arise, O Lord (Hoffmeister), Down By The Riverside, The Sleigh, Peace I Leave With You, Behold What Manner Of Love, Shady Grove, A Seasonal Thanksgiving, Shoes (K.L.Manning)

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Voicing: Solo | 20029b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $26.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Composers : Best Of Spirituals & Gospels : Solo : Songbook : 073999789775 : 3795757541 : 49008419

Various Composers : Best Of Spirituals & Gospels

An anthology of some of the most beautiful and most popular tunes in this genre in new and fresh arrangements, all with easy piano accompaniment. The separate voice part contains an optional part for a second voice. For guitarists there is fingering notation as well as chord symbols.

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Amen, And I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Come And Go With Me , Deep River, Didn't It Rain, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Down By The Riverside, Dry Bones, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Gimme That Old Time Religion, Glory, Hallelujah, Go Down Moses, Go, Tell It On The Mountains, God Told Hezekiah, Good News! The Chariot's Comin', Hallelu', Hallelu' , Have You Got Good Religion , Heaven, Heaven Is So High, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands , I Am Weak, But Thou Art Strong, If I Could I Surely Would, If You Want Joy , I'll Fly Away , I'm Gonna Sing, It Is Me , Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Kum ba yah, Let Me Fly, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5224b | Songbook | $19.95


Various Composers : The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book - C Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999400793 : 0881889792 : 00240079

Various Composers : The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book - C Edition

This must-own collection includes 635 songs spanning all jazz styles from more than 9 decades - from traditional to swing to modern jazz, carefully chosen chords with common practice chord substitutions, lyrics to accomodate vocalists, easy-to-read music, and composer and performer indexes.

Songlist: AC-DC Current, Across The Alley From The Alamo, After Hours, After You've Gone, Afternoon In Paris, Ah-Leu-Cha, Ain't Misbehavin', Air Mail Special, Airegin, All About Ronnie, All Blues, All Of Me, All Of You, All Or Nothing At All, All The Things You Are, Along Came Betty, Alright, Okay, You Win, Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy), Amazing Grace, Among My Souvenirs, And All That Jazz, Angel Eyes, Another Hairdo, Apple Core, Apple Honey, Aren't You Glad You're You, As Catch Can, Au Privave, Autumn Leaves, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5241b | Songbook | $44.95


Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Robin and Linda Williams : Learn To Sing Harmony : 01 Book & 1 CD : 073999331295 : 0634044826 : 00641533

Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Robin and Linda Williams : Learn To Sing Harmony

Now that these popular lessons are on CD, it's easier than ever to join in and make beautiful vocal music. Find the song or part you are learning with the simple push of a button, and start harmonizing! If you're a complete beginner you'll learn the theory behind harmony singing and get the ear training you'll need to develop your style. If you already have some knowledge, these four wonderful singers will help you hone your skills, increase your repertoire and gain new techniques and insights into singing with others. The vocal parts, for duet, trio and quartet singing, are recorded on separate channels to allow you to try out your harmonies with Cathy, Marcy, Robin and Linda.

Songlist: Basics of Harmony, Down By The Riverside, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, Red River Valley, Long Journey Home, Good Old Mountain Dew, Hand Me Down My Walking Cane, Additional song lyrics, Careless Love, Trouble In Mind, Leavin' Train, Down In The Valley, Turtle Dove, Little Darlin' Pal Of Mine, Gold Watch And Chain, Keep On the Sunny Side, Blues Stay Away From Me, Amazing Grace, Goodnight, Irene, Stay All Night

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6199c | Book & 1 CD | $34.95


Alti & Bassi : Il Mito Americano : 00  1 CD

Alti & Bassi : Il Mito Americano

Unfortunately our understanding of Italian is limited to restaurant menus, but a scan of the track list indicates that the spiritual and jazz standard are this CD's focus. These five European chaps obviously have a fondness for these particularly American forms; "Climbing Up The Mountain," "Summertime," "Satin Doll," and "Sophisticated Lady" are the mediums for Alti & Bassi's swinging big band style. Vocal orchestrations and scat are vital ingredients, and the group has a great deal of skill and versatility. Their gospel turn on "I'm Rolling Through This Unfriendly World" is warm and convincing. Occasional piano accompaniment.

Songlist: Tu vo fa' f'americano, Climbing up the Mountain, Down by the Riverside, Fugue with Satin Doll, Quando canta Rabagliati, Jusus Gave Me Water, Satin Doll, Summertime, I'm Rolling Thorough This Unfriendly World, When the Saints Go Marchin' In , Jazz, Sphisticated Lady, Dueling Voices

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2189c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Fisk Jubilee Singers : In Bright Mansions : 00  1 CD : Paul T. Kwami : 78762

Fisk Jubilee Singers : In Bright Mansions

Fisk University, originally the Fisk Free Colored School, was founded in Nashville, TN right after the Civil War, by northern missionaries. The school treasurer, a Gettysburg veteran named George White, loved music, and was moved by the slave hymns he would sometimes overhear in the refugee camps, but it was difficult to get his young students to sing them, as they were associated with slavery and things best forgotten. George began collecting and arranging these "secret songs," with the help of his secretary, Ella Sheppard, who brought him "O Freedom" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," lullabies her mother had taught her. In time, White and Sheppard collected over a hundred songs. In 1871, Fisk was on the brink of financial collapse, and George White took a group of young singers on the route of the Underground Railroad, hoping to "sing into the hearts" of the people and raise money to save the school. At first enduring racism and indifference, the group finally found some success in Ohio, and then made it to New York, where Henry Ward Beecher, in his Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, was so moved by their singing he commanded his wealthy parishioners to give generously to the Jubilee's cause. Suddenly the churches of metropolitan New York opened their doors to them, and people rushed to hear "the genuine soul music of the slave cabins, before the Lord led his people out of the house of bondage." This began a series of successful tours, to Britain, Europe and all over the United States that finally exhausted the young singers, yet raised enough to erase Fisk's debt and build beautiful new campus buildings. 18 authentic songs, some of our favorites: "Down By The Riverside," "De Gospel Train," "Were You There," "Rockin' Jerusalem," "Nobody Knows the Trouble I See," "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands," "I'm Got A Home In-A Dat Rock," and the title tune. The CD cover and liner notes are actually a small book, with great old photos and the amazing story of the Fisk Singers. And, this is an "Enhanced" CD--if you load it into your computer's CD player, you can see a nicely-done visual presentation of the group's history with many photos, as well as photos and info from the recording session--very cool. Recommended.

Songlist: I'm Gonna Sing Till the Spirit Moves, Poor Man Lazrus, Down By the Riverside, Lord, I'm Out Here On Your Word, De Gospel Train, Were You There?, Rockin' Jerusalem, Nobody Knows the Trouble I See, I Been in the Storm, Soon-Ah Will Be Done, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Hold On, There Is A Balm in Gilead, Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord, Wade in the Water, Ride On, Jesus, I'm Got A Home In-A Dat Rock, In Bright Mansions

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2808c | 1 CD | $16.98 | Primarily a cappella


Four Lads : Moments To Remember : 00  1 CD : TGN1079.2

Four Lads : Moments To Remember

Their sound was quintessential Fifties: bright, melodic, sentimental and uncomplicated. Often working with greats like Mitch Miller and Frank Loesser, the Four Lads have contributed some great songs to fifties pop music. This collection includes the very best of this group. Selections include novelty songs such as "Gilly, Gilly Ossenfeffer" and their first gold record hit "Istanbul." Also included are many of the songs written by Bernie Toorish under his pen name of Dazz Jordan, like "The Mocking Bird" and "My Little Angel," written for his wife. Since their arrival in America in 1950, this Canadian quartet has left us with many moments to remember.

Songlist: The Mocking Bird (Original 1952 Version), Somebody Loves Me, Down by the Riverside, Istanbul (not Constantinople), Gilly, GIlly, Ossenfeffer, Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea, Skokiaan, Rain Rain Rain, Moments to Remember, No, Not Much!, Standing on the Corner, My Little Angel, A House With Love in it, The Bus Stop Song (A Paper of Pins), Who Needs You, I Just Don't Know, Put A Light in the Window, There's Only One of You, Enchanted Island, The Mocking Bird, The Girl on Page 44, Happy Anniversary

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2037c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Accompanied


Luther College Norsemen : Oh Sing Jubilee : 00  1 CD : Timothy Peter : LCRNM07-1

Luther College Norsemen : Oh Sing Jubilee    onsale

Luther College's rich heritage of singing grew out of Scandinavian and German Lutheran congregations singing hymns. Founded in its present form in 1981, Norsemen is exclusively for men in their first year at Luther College and boasts a membership of 80-90 singers under the direction of Dr. Timothy Peter. 18 songs are here, from the title tune, Bach's "Come Holy Ghost," Pavel Chesnokov's "Bladoslovi, dushe moya, Ghospoda," the Kirby Shaw-arranged "Down By the Riverside," G.B. Martini's "In Mounte Oliveti," Harry Simeone's "Little Drummer Boy," the spirituals "My Lord, What a Mornin'" and "De' Mornin' Come, Cole Porter's "Blow, Gabriel, Blow!" and Michael Smith's lovely "All is Well." There is some light accompaniment. Rich harmonies, spirited leads and the aptly-named Norsemen's rich, deep sound add greatly to our enjoyment and appreciation of each of these tunes. Great stuff!

Songlist: Oh Sing Jubilee, O Vos Omnes, Come Holy Ghost, The King Of Love, Blagagoslovi Dushe Moya Ghospoda , Silent Noon , All That Hath Life And Breath, Down By The Riverside , In Monte Oliveti , Fergus Molly , Little Drummer Boy, My Lord, What a Mornin', Gaudeamus Igitur , Blow Gabriel Blow , Adiemus , Lily's Eyes , De' Mornin' Come , All Is Well

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8639c | 1 CD | $9.95 | Some a cappella


Oasis Chorale : In Endless Light : 00  1 CD : Wendell Nisley : AP951

Oasis Chorale : In Endless Light

Another fine collection from Kinzers, PA's 33-strong, mixed-voice Oasis Chorale, whose intent is "to provide an opportunity for young people to use their God given talents in promoting this 'Oasis' in the desert of ungodly music of the day-giving a cool drink to the thirsty soul and spirit." Some favorites among these 17 songs are: Paul Tchesnokoff's "Let Thy Holy Presence," "Make a Joyful Noise Unto God," with text from Psalm 66, William Byrd and William Leighton's "Look Down, O Lord, On Me," Edward Grieg and H.A. Brorson's "God's Son Has Made Me Free," Roy Hamilton's "Lord, I Need You," Lyle Stutzman and Samuel Johnson's "Prayer for Strength," the traditional Spiritual "I'm Goin' to Sing," J. Haydn's (with text by Jane McKnight) "Praise We Sing to Thee," Frederick Lehman's "The Love of God" and M. Lowrie Hoffard & H. Millard's lovely "Abide With Me, 'Tis Eventide." Let this beautiful music open your heart to praise and worship with Oasis Chorale!

Songlist: Let Thy Holy Presence, Make a Joyful Noise, Look Down, O Lord, God's Son Has Made Me Free, Lord, I Need You, Give Me Jesus, For He Shall Give His Angels, Prayer for Strength, The King of Love, I'm Goin' To Sing, O Day Full of Grace, Praise We Sing to Thee, The Love of God, Down By the Riverside, Alleluia, Prayer, Abide With Me, 'Tis Eventide

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3051c | 1 CD | $12.95 | A Cappella


Ohio State University Men's Glee : Brothers in Song : 00  1 CD : Robert J. Ward : 6689

Ohio State University Men's Glee : Brothers in Song

The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club was organized in 1875 and has created a long tradition of choral excellence. The 2006 incarnation of the group, conducted by Dr. Robert J. Ward, brings us a spirited collection of songs, mixing a cappella with accompanied material, as well as showing off the rich variety of their repertoire, from traditional tunes like "Down By The Riverside," "She Moved Through the Fair," the beautifully harmonic a cappella song "Blow the Candles Out" and "O Mistress Mine" to classical tunes like Franz Schubert's "Widerspruch," Richard Wagner's "Begluckt darf nun dich," Felix Mendelssohn's" Periti autem" and Z. Randall Stroope's "Dies Irae;" to popular music like Billy Joel's lovely "And so it goes," Michael Martin's "Send In the Clowns," and of course songs of OSU: "Carmen Ohio," "The Buckeye Battle Cry," "Campus Echoes" and "Hang on Sloopy." We also liked Sven-David Svenstrom's dramatic a cappella "Kyrie" and John Rutter's "Down By the Sally Gardens." A fine collection from one of America's oldest and most respected Collegiate groups!

Songlist: Carmen Ohio, Musica!, Kyrie , Widerspruch, Send In The Clowns, Dies Irae, "Begluckt darf nun dich", Blow the Candles Out, And So It Goes, She Moved Through the Fair, Landed, O Mistress Mine, Down By the Sally Gardens, Blagoslovi, Dushe Moya, Ghospoda, Periti Autem, Down By the Riverside, Songs of The Ohio State University:, The Buckeye Battle Cry, Campus Echoes, Hang on Sloopy

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8938c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Primarily a cappella


Pacific Mozart Ensemble  : A Story Of Freedom : 00  1 CD : Lynne Morrow :

Pacific Mozart Ensemble : A Story Of Freedom    onsale

The Berkeley, CA-based PME has just been getting better and more innovative since its founding 20 years ago. This rich, powerful, live collection of 23 authentic Spirituals is their 3rd winning recording in the Primarily A Cappella catalog. Some songs are recorded at the Green Room in San Francisco, and the rest at the Oakland Museum. All of our favorites are here, with fresh new arrangements: "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel," "Ezekiel Saw de Wheel," "His Name So Sweet," "Freedom Train," the heartbreaking "Steal Away," "Do Lord, Remember Me," "Elijah Rock," "The Battle of Jericho," "Amazing Grace," "Mary Had a Baby" and many others. Every song a gem, soaring solos, great music, live performance excitement-what could be better? We loved "A Story of Freedom!"

Songlist: Lord I Want To Be A Christian, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Ain't That Good News, His Name So Sweet, Freedom Train, Steal Away, Soon And Very Soon, Deep River, Do Lord Remember Me, Great Day, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Chile, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen , Abide With Me, Elijah Rock, I'm Gonna Sing 'til The Spirit Moves In My Heart, The Battle Of Jericho, Down By The Riverside, Who Is Dat A Yonder, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Amazing Grace, Behold A Star, Mary Had A Baby

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8630c | 1 CD | $9.95


Sound Circle : Finding the Flow : 00  1 CD : Sue Coffee

Sound Circle : Finding the Flow    onsale

17-strong, Boulder, CO-based Sound Circle was first formed in 1994 by founding Artistic Director Sue Coffee, who is also founding Artistic Director of the 125-voice Resonance Women's Chorus and has won numerous awards. This statement from their website tells us a lot about them: "The women of Sound Circle, an a cappella women's vocal ensemble, have come together to experience the deep joy of making music and to share that joy with our audiences. The music we sing connects us to the voices, sounds and rhythms of our own lives. We seek out music that speaks of women's experiences and music by women composers." Here are the titles of the 12 beautiful songs of "Finding the Flow:" "Kinder," by Alyx Autuori of Copper Wimmin, "Woodsmoke and Oranges" by Ian Tamblyn, "Under Heaven, Under the Sun" by Malcolm Dalglish, "I am into to your fire" by Craig Carnahan and James Broughton, "Sweet Darkness" by Terry Schlenker, "Stay" by Carol Maillard, Richard Shindell's poignant ballad "Last Fare of the Day," Linda Webber's "Silence of Our Dreams," Kimmerjae Johnson's "Float Down the River," Sue Johnson's "Sister, My Sister," the Kirby Shaw-arranged traditional tune "Down by the Riverside" and Tom Kimmel's "Never Saw Blue Like That." "Finding the Flow" is powerful, deeply-felt music that touches and moves us. Great stuff from Sound Circle!

Songlist: Kinder, Woodsmoke and Oranges, Under Heaven, Under the Sun, I Am Into Your Fire, Sweet Darkness, Stay, Last Fare Of The Day, Silence Of Our Dreams, Float Down The River, Sister My Sister , Down By The Riverside, Never Saw Blue Like That

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6096c | 1 CD | $3.95


SoVoSo : World Jazz A Cappella : 00  1 CD

SoVoSo : World Jazz A Cappella

1997 Harmony Sweepstakes Winners, SoVoSo alsowon the CARA that same year in the category Studio Album Of The Year. The majority of the six members had been singing together for ten years or so, since being members in Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra. In fact "Dirt" the six movement, twenty plus minute marvel of improvisation was written by McFerrin and SoVoSo as a dance score for the Oberlin Dance Co. of San Francisco. This reviewer particularly loves Melanie Rath's "Show Them Dance"; David Worm's "Say", Joey Blake's "Tu Para Mi" and Rhiannon's "Say A Prayer." Oh heck, all of them!

Songlist: First Words, Say, Show Them Dance, Thank You, People Get Ready, Tu Para Mi, Dirt, That Day, Wa Wa Wa, Home, Fop, U, Down By The Riverside, Say A Prayer

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2700c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


John Jacobson : Get America Singing and Moving : DVD : John Jacobson : 09971081

John Jacobson : Get America Singing and Moving

Move to America's music with this easy-to-follow DVD performance resource from the Master of Movement... John Jacobson! John takes you step-by-step through fresh new choralography routines for ten of your favorite Americana songs from volume 1 of the popular 'Get America Singing.. Again' series. An informational booklet is included with printed choreography for each song. Enhance your next patriotic performance and get America moving!

Songlist: America, The Beautiful, Down By The Riverside, Give My Regards To Broadway, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, I've Been Working on the Railroad, Over My Head, Rock-a My Soul, She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain, Simple Gifts, This Little Light of Mine

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6513dvd | DVD | $29.95


Steve Zegree : <span style="color:red;">Down By The Riverside</span> - Parts CD : Voicetrax CD : 884088051921 : 08745223

Steve Zegree : Down By The Riverside - Parts CD

Here's a fun, funky and rhythmic version of the favorite folksong that your singers will beg to sing! Even classically trained accompanists will sound hip with the jazz accompaniment.

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Performed by Bobby McFerrin | 2019p | Voicetrax CD | $22.95


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Down by the Riverside : 3-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Voicetrax CD : 00154173 : 888680098643

Rollo Dilworth : Down by the Riverside

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154173


Down by the Riverside : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00154174 : 888680098650

Rollo Dilworth : Down by the Riverside

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154174


Down by the Riverside : 3-Part : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 00154177 : 888680098681

Audrey Snyder : Down by the Riverside

Arranger: Audrey Snyder

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154177 | Voicetrax CD Available


Down by the Riverside : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 00154178 : 888680098698

Audrey Snyder : Down by the Riverside

Arranger: Audrey Snyder

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154178 | Voicetrax CD Available


Down by the Riverside : SATBBB : Robert Rice : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 00155740 : 888680601386

Robert Rice : Down by the Riverside

From the smooth layered opening to the spectacular jazz conclusion, this is a King's Singers arrangement to bring down the house! Full of rhythmic, melodic and lyric twists, it is a challenge, but definitely worth it!

Arranger: Robert Rice Performed By: King's Singers

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Voicing: SATBBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00155740


Down by the Riverside : SATB : Stacey V. Gibbs : Sheet Music : 00159826 : 888680620011

Stacey V. Gibbs : Down by the Riverside

Stacey Gibbs has become one of the most commissioned composers of our age because his arrangements of spirituals bring the house down. His setting of this familiar spiritual falls right into line - so fun to sing and rewarding to hear. Great for high school, college and community choirs. Medium.

Arranger: Stacey V. Gibbs

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.45 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00159826


Down By The Riverside : SSAA : Kirby Shaw : Traditional : Sheet Music : 08666114 : 073999661149

Kirby Shaw : Down By The Riverside

Designed to showcase that special soloist in your choir, this spiritual gets an upbeat a cappella treatment that allows for an optional audience sing-/snap-along.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Traditional

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08666114


Down By The Riverside : SATB : Moses Hogan : Traditional : Sheet Music : 08703201 : 073999032017

Moses Hogan : Down By The Riverside

Arranger: Moses Hogan | Composer: Traditional

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703201


Down by the Riverside : 2-Part : Steve Zegree : Bobby McFerrin : Sheet Music : 08745222 : 884088051914 : 1458423980

Steve Zegree : Down by the Riverside

Here's a fun, funky and rhythmic version of the favorite folksong that your singers will beg to sing! Even classically trained accompanists will sound hip with the jazz accompaniment.

Arranger: Steve Zegree Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745222 | Voicetrax CD Available


Down by the Riverside : SSATB : Rosephanye Powell : Sheet Music : 08752950 : 884088557744

Rosephanye Powell : Down by the Riverside

Rosephanye Powell has arranged this traditional African-American spiritual in a joyful gospel arrangement. The vocal parts and rhythms fall into place easily and your group will sound fantastic on this great concert closer. Duration: ca. 3:30 (without opt. repeats).

Arranger: Rosephanye Powell

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08752950


Down by the Riverside : 2-Part : Joyce Eilers : Sheet Music : 40225024 : 884088068684

Joyce Eilers : Down by the Riverside

The use of creative choral camouflage makes the individual parts of this folk favorite come alive! Easy, accessible and fun! Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:05.

Arranger: Joyce Eilers

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 40225024


Down by the Riverside : SAB : Joyce Eilers : Sheet Music : 40225025 : 884088578442

Joyce Eilers : Down by the Riverside

The use of creative choral camouflage makes the individual parts of this folk favorite come alive! Easy, accessible and fun! Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:05.

Arranger: Joyce Eilers

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 40225025


Down by the Riverside : SATB : John Rutter : John Rutter : Sheet Music : 9780193405738

John Rutter : Down by the Riverside

John Rutter's lively arrangement of this barnstorming American folk-song builds up from a quiet opening to a triumphant conclusion, with a characterful orchestration that can only give rise to a rousing performance.

Composer: John Rutter

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.85 |
9780193405738

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