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God Bless the Child

Music by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.

Originally Performed by Billie Holiday

"God Bless the Child" is a song written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. in 1939. It was first recorded on May 9, 1941 and released by the Okeh Records in 1942. Years later, Aretha Franklin performed the song making it even more popular.

Holiday's version of the song was honored with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1976. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Release Date: 1942


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various Arrangers : Standards 5 : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Standards 5

This lush a cappella arrangement of 'I've Never Been In Love Before' features the entire vocal ensemble. The emotional lyric and fresh harmonization make this chart fun to rehearse and perform. Billie Holiday and Blood, Sweat and Tears helped to make 'God Bless The Child part of the standard jazz literature. It is a beautiful arrangement! 'Nancy with the Laughing Face' is another beautiful Johnny Mercer melody arranged in a very singable a cappella setting. A short solo with choir backgrounds sets up a beautiful and sensitive ending. Phil Mattson's arrangement of 'Love For Sale' was originally written for Chanticleer with a female solist. Now your vocal group can enjoy this beautiful gem!

Songlist: I've Never Been in Love Before, God Bless the Child, Nancy With The Laughing Face

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Voicing: SATB | 4746b | Sheet Music | $11.98 | A Cappella


Billie Holiday : Original Keys For Singers : Solo : Songbook : 073999822366 : 0634025872 : 00740140

Billie Holiday : Original Keys For Singers

This groundbreaking publication features authentic transcriptions in the original keys of 19 classics from the most signature recordings of the great Lady Day. Includes a biography and discography, and these classic standards in voice with piano accompaniment format. A must for every jazz singer's library!

Songlist: All Of Me, Billie's Blues (I Love My Man), Body And Soul, Crazy He Calls Me, Easy Living, Fine And Mellow, A Fine Romance, God Bless The Child, Good Morning Heartache, I Cried For You, I Wished On The Moon, Lover, Come Back To Me, Miss Brown To You, Solitude, Some Other Spring, Strange Fruit, This Year's Kisses, The Very Thought Of You, You've Changed

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Billie Holiday | 9206b | Songbook | $21.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Arrangers : Come Fly with Me : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680050283 : 1941566278 : 00142699

Various Arrangers : Come Fly with Me

Example vocals and separate background tracks on CD are provided in this collection of 9 big band standards voiced for men.

Songlist: There'll Be Some Changes Made, God Bless the Child, How High the Moon, Why Don't You Do Right!, Come Fly with Me, I Apologize, Volare, Candy Man, The Way She Makes Me Feel

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Voicing: Solo | 4146b | Songbook | $24.95 | With 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


Individual Folios

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God Bless the Child : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Billie Holiday : Billie Holiday : Songbook : 08657660 : 888680071592

Kirby Shaw : God Bless the Child

(Shaw) SATB

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. Performed By: Billie Holiday

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08657660

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