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I Say a Little Prayer

Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David

Originally Performed by Dionne Warwick

Intended by lyricist Hal David to convey a woman's concern for her man who's serving in the Vietnam War, "I Say a Little Prayer" was recorded by Dionne Warwick in a 9 April 1966 session. Although Bacharach's recordings with Warwick typically took no more than three takes (often only taking one), Bacharach did ten takes on "I Say a Little Prayer" and still disliked the completed track, feeling it rushed.

The track went unreleased until September 1967 when it was introduced on the album The Windows of the World which largely consisted of older material; it was Scepter Records owner Florence Greenberg rather than Bacharach who wanted "I Say a Little Prayer" added to that album [3] from which it had a single release in October 1967 as the intended B-side of the newly recorded track "(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls". However, the brisk sound of "I Say a Little Prayer" which Bacharach disliked proved to be the comeback sound for Warwick as "I Say a Little Prayer" became the original favored side reaching #4 that December on the Billboard Hot 100 – Warwick's first Top Ten appearance since "Message to Michael" in the spring of 1966 – and also #8 on the Billboard R & B Chart and #4 on the Canadian Charts. "(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls" would become a hit subsequent to the success of "I Say a Little Prayer" reaching #2 in February 1968: Warwick's "I Say a Little Prayer"/"(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls" single would receive gold certification from the RIAA for sales of a million units becoming the only certified gold single of the first phase of Warwick's career.

    Release Date: 1967


I Say a Little Prayer

I Say a Little Prayer

Michele Weir has given this 1967 pop hit by Dionne Warwick a fresh treatment that is ideal for jazz, pop and concert choirs! Solo and group, cascading vocal phrases and a contemporary keyboard part add interest!

Voicing: SATB



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Gitika Partington : Sing Pop A Cappella Vol 1 : SATB : Songbook & 1 CD : 884088541408 : 1849381690 : 14041280

Gitika Partington : Sing Pop A Cappella Vol 1

Gitika Partington's a cappella arrangements are used by youth and community choirs around the world. Gitika believes in the sensational power of group singing, bringing people together to express joy and celebration through song. Not being able to read music is no obstacle and Gitika's tips and the original arrangements included here demonstrate just how rewarding and inclusive teaching a cappella by ear and gesture can be!

Songlist: Chasing Cars, Help!, I Say A Little Prayer, Somethin' Stupid, Nobody's Fault But Mine

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Voicing: SATB | 5695b | Songbook & 1 CD | $16.95 | A Cappella


Robert Rice : Novello Youth Chorals - Pops : SSA : Songbook : 9780711986305 : 14070851

Robert Rice : Novello Youth Chorals - Pops

A collection of evergreen pop favourties for SSA choir with piano accompaniment, arranged by Berty Rice. Includes Baby One More Time, A Woman In Love, (Something Inside) So Strong and Stop.The collection is intended for younger voices and is ideal for all school choral groups, assemblies and concerts.

Songlist: Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), Angels, I Say A Little Prayer, Tragedy

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Voicing: SSA | 10702b | Songbook | $11.25 | With Piano


Tom Wiggall : Just Voices - Popular Favorites : SSA. / SAT : Songbook : 884088625665 : 1846098750 : 14041561

Tom Wiggall : Just Voices - Popular Favorites

This volume of the Just Voices series includes 10 timeless pop songs that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Complete with piano reductions for easy rehearsal, all of the songs in the book can be sung by either a SSA or SAT choir, making Just Voices the most enjoyable and flexible introduction to unaccompanied choral singing available.

Songlist: (Something Inside) So Strong, Ain't No Sunshine, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Bridge Over Troubled Water, California Dreamin', God Only Knows, I Say A Little Prayer, Our House, With A Little Help From My Friends, Yesterday Once More

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Voicing: SSA. / SAT | 7263b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


Various : Novello Youth Chorals - Choral Anthology : SATB : Songbook : 9781844494712 : 14070380

Various : Novello Youth Chorals - Choral Anthology

The Novello Choral Programme is the creation of a panel of advisors pre-eminent in the British music scene. They have been chosen for their experience in choral conducting, concert work and music education.

Songlist: Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Angels, Blueberry Hill, California Dreamin', Dream a little dream of me, God Bless the Child, I Say A Little Prayer, La Cucaracha, Mamma Mia, O Happy Day!, Swing low, Sweet Chariot

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Voicing: SATB | 10812b | Songbook | $15.50 | With Piano


Various Arrangers : Jazz Burt Bacharach : SDATB : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : Jazz Burt Bacharach

Some of the great vocal jazz arrangers and one of the greatest modern songwriters! "The Look Of Love" - A cool Latin groove and great vocal writing make this Zegree chart a real standout! "What The World Needs Now" - Opening with a soulful soprano sax, this setting moves into a jazz waltz and then a driving 4/4 groove, returning to the jazz waltz for the final vocal build on the lyric: for everyone! "I Say a Little Prayer" - Michele Weir has given this 1967 pop hit by Dionne Warwick a fresh treatment that is ideal for jazz, pop and concert choirs! Solo and group, cascading vocal phrases and a contemporary keyboard part add interest! "A House Is Not a Home" - Philip Lawson, former lead baritone and arranger for the King's Singers has used his experience and talents to set this powerful Burt Bacharach ballad for concert choirs. In the style of the Luther Vandross rendition, this is a powerful concert closer. "Alfie" - arranged by the acclaimed vocal jazz educator Phil Mattson, this song and text is among the most meaningful in contemporary music. Rich harmonies highlight the powerful emotions inherent in the text.

Songlist: The Look Of Love, What The World Needs Now, I Say a Little Prayer, A House Is Not a Home, Alfie

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Voicing: SDATB | 2035b | Sheet Music Collection | $9.95 | With Piano


Aretha Franklin : Aretha Franklin : Solo : Songbook : 884088993887 : 1480384593 : 00125964

Aretha Franklin : Aretha Franklin

20 classics from the Queen of Soul arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Songs include: Ain't No Way - Chain of Fools - Do Right Woman Do Right Man - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) - I Say a Little Prayer - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Respect - Rock Steady - Save Me - Think - Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) - and more!

Songlist: Think, Since You've Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet Baby), Do Right Woman Do Right Man, I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You), A Rose Is Still A Rose, Rock Steady, Respect, Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business), Save Me, Baby, I Love You, Ain't No Way, The House That Jack Built, Chain Of Fools, Don't Play That Song (You Lied), Freeway Of Love, I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), I Say A Little Prayer, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Spanish Harlem, Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Aretha Franklin | 40085b | Songbook | $16.95


Burt Bacharach : The Songs of Bacharach & Hal David : Solo : Songbook : 073999131123 : 0793598397 : 00313112

Burt Bacharach : The Songs of Bacharach & Hal David

23 beloved songs by this talented team: Alfie - (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me - Anyone Who Had a Heart - (They Long to Be) Close to You - Do You Know the Way to San Jose - I Say a Little Prayer - I'll Never Fall in Love Again - The Look of Love - Magic Moments - Make It Easy on Yourself - One Less Bell to Answer - Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - Trains and Boats and Planes - Walk On By - What the World Needs Now Is Love - more.

Songlist: Walk On By, Alfie, (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me, The Look Of Love, Anyone Who Had A Heart, The April Fools, (They Long To Be) Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Don't Make Me Over, A House Is Not A Home, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Magic Moments, Make It Easy On Yourself, Message To Michael, One Less Bell To Answer, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, This Guy's In Love With You, Trains And Boats And Planes, What The World Needs Now, Wishin' And Hopin', Wives And Lovers (Hey, Little Girl)

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Burt Bacharach | 20270b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - C : Solo : Songbook

Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - C

Features the best tunes of Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Ellington, etc., as well as some pop and jazz standards. There are lyrics on almost every tune, all the verses are included, and the chords are a consensus of how each song has been interpreted by the best jazz artists, almost always hipper than the original changes. Includes vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, black & white photos and introductory text. "Singers! All of you should line up and kiss Chuck Sher's feet! For doing these genius fake books for us - I mean, a world without them is inconceivable." - Mark Murphy

Songlist: After You, Again, Agua De Beber (Water To Drink), Ain't No Sunshine, Alice in Wonderland, All About Ronnie, All My Tomorrows, All Of You, All The Way, All Through The Night, Alone Together, Am I Blue?, And The Angels Sing, Anything Goes, As Time Goes By, As We Speak, At Last, At Long Last Love, Autumn Nocturne, Bag's Groove, Baltimore Oriole, A Beautiful Friendship, Begin the Beguine, Bess, You is My Woman, The Best is Yet to Come, Bewitched, Bidin' My Time, Blackberry Winter, Blue and Sentimental, Blue Gardenia, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 7086b | Songbook | $41.95


Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - Bb : Solo : Songbook

Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - Bb

Features the best tunes of Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Ellington, etc., as well as some pop and jazz standards. There are lyrics on almost every tune, all the verses are included, and the chords are a consensus of how each song has been interpreted by the best jazz artists, almost always hipper than the original changes. Includes vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, black & white photos and introductory text. "Singers! All of you should line up and kiss Chuck Sher's feet! For doing these genius fake books for us - I mean, a world without them is inconceivable." - Mark Murphy

Songlist: After You, Again, Agua De Beber (Water To Drink), Ain't No Sunshine, Alice In Wonderland, All About Ronnie, All My Tomorrows, All Of You, All The Way, All Through The Night, Alone Together, Am I Blue?, And The Angels Sing, Anything Goes, As Time Goes By, As We Speak, At Last, At Long Last Love, Autumn Nocturne, Bag's Groove, Baltimore Oriole, Beautiful Friendship, A, Begin the Beguine, Bess, You Is My Woman, Best Is Yet To Come, The, Bewitched, Bidin' My Time, Blackberry Winter, Blue And Sentimental, Blue Gardenia, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 7087b | Songbook | $41.95


Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - Eb : Solo : Songbook

Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - Eb

Features the best tunes of Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Ellington, etc., as well as some pop and jazz standards. There are lyrics on almost every tune, all the verses are included, and the chords are a consensus of how each song has been interpreted by the best jazz artists, almost always hipper than the original changes. Includes vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, black & white photos and introductory text. "Singers! All of you should line up and kiss Chuck Sher's feet! For doing these genius fake books for us - I mean, a world without them is inconceivable." - Mark Murphy

Songlist: After You, Again, Agua De Beber (Water To Drink), Ain't No Sunshine, Alice in Wonderland, All About Ronnie, All My Tomorrows, All Of You, All The Way, All Through The Night, Alone Together, Am I Blue?, And The Angels Sing, Anything Goes, As Time Goes By, As We Speak, At Last, At Long Last Love, Autumn Nocturne, Bag's Groove, Baltimore Oriole, A Beautiful Friendship, Begin the Beguine, Bess, You is My Woman, The Best is Yet to Come, Bewitched, Bidin' My Time, Blackberry Winter, Blue and Sentimental, Blue Gardenia, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 7088b | Songbook | $41.95


Glee : Women's Edition Volume 1 : Solo : Songbook : 884088519940 : 1423496973 : 00230061

Glee : Women's Edition Volume 1

Sing popular songs from the hit FOX TV show arranged specifically for vocalists! Includes: Alone - Bust Your Windows - Defying Gravity - Don't Stop Believin' - Hate on Me - I Say a Little Prayer - Keep Holding On - Maybe This Time - Take a Bow - Taking Chances - You Keep Me Hangin' On.

Songlist: Take A Bow, Alone, Don't Stop Believin', Defying Gravity, Keep Holding On, Taking Chances, Bust Your Windows, Hate On Me, Maybe This Time, I Say A Little Prayer, You Keep Me Hangin' On

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Voicing: Solo | 8349b | Songbook | $14.95


Jennifer Hudson : Respect : Solo : Songbook : 196288020653 : 1705153496 : 00382513

Jennifer Hudson : Respectnew

A dozen timeless hits sung by Aretha Franklin as presented in the 2021 hit movie Respect starring Jennifer Hudson, in arrangements for piano, voice and guitar. Includes: Ain't No Way - Chain of Fools - Do Right Woman Do Right Man - Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business) - Here I Am (Singing My Way Home) - I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) - I Say a Little Prayer - (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman - Respect - Since You've Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet Baby) - Spanish Harlem - Think.

Songlist: Think, Since You've Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet Baby), Do Right Woman Do Right Man, I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You), Respect, Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business), Ain't No Way, Chain Of Fools, Here I Am (Singing My Way Home), I Say A Little Prayer, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Spanish Harlem

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Aretha Franklin | 10104b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Pop/Rock Audition - Women's Edition : Solo : Songbook : 884088312497 : 1423468864 : 00001215

Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Pop/Rock Audition - Women's Edition

Many large theatre auditions call for a 16-bar excerpt, and sometimes specifically request pop/rock songs. This book unprecedentedly answers that need. Beyond theatre, this volume will be useful for other audition calls requiring a brief song. Each volume includes great songs from the 1950s to the 21st century. Each excerpt has been given a thoughtful and effective form.

Songlist: Hero, Without You, Holding Out For A Hero, Crazy, Beautiful, I Need You, Solitaire, Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), Walk On By, I'll Be There, Time After Time, I'll Stand By You, Remember Me This Way, This Ain't A Love Song, You Learn, I Will Remember You, Don't Stop, All By Myself, All My Loving, So Far Away, Listen, All Through The Night, It's Too Late, Alone, Reflection, I Will, Superstar, You'll Be In My Heart (Pop Version), I Wanna Love You Forever, Somebody To Love, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 3016b | Songbook | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : Sing 2 : Solo : Songbook : 196288058748 : 1705160697 : 00403538

Various : Sing 2

Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers are back to demonstrate the power of music to heal even the most broken heart. The much-anticipated follow-up to Sing was released in December, 2021, and features a soundtrack full of more big fun hits. Our matching folio features piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of 13 songs, including: Can't Feel My Face - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - I Say a Little Prayer - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Let's Go Crazy - A Sky Full of Stars - Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of - Where the Streets Have No Name - Your Song Saved My Life -

Songlist: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of, Heads Will Roll, A Sky Full Of Stars, Break Free, Can't Feel My Face, Could Have Been Me, There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back, Your Song Saved My Life, I Say A Little Prayer, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Let's Go Crazy, Where The Streets Have No Name

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Voicing: Solo | 10110b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : My Best Friend's Wedding : Solo : Songbook : 073999600278 : 0793586615 : 00313083

Various Arrangers : My Best Friend's Wedding

A souvenir folio with photos and 12 songs from the movie starring Julia Roberts. Songs include: I Say a Little Prayer - I'll Never Fall in Love Again - The Way You Look Tonight - What the World Needs Now - Wishin' and Hopin' - and more.

Songlist: I'll Be Okay, Suite From 'My Best Friend's Wedding', Always You, You Don't Know Me, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, If You Wanna Be Happy, Tell Her (Tell Him), The Way You Look Tonight, What The World Needs Now, Wishin' And Hopin'

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Voicing: Solo | 2502b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Vocal Selections : Promises, Promises : Solo : Songbook : 884088516727 : 1423496396 : 00313508

Vocal Selections : Promises, Promises

Based on the 1960 film The Apartment, this classic Bacharach & David musical is enjoying a resurgence thanks to the acclaimed, Tony-nominated 2010 revival. Our brand new folio features a dozen songs in standard piano/vocal format with the melody in the piano part.

Songlist: Knowing When To Leave, She Likes Basketball, A Fact Can Be A Beautiful Thing, Half As Big As Life, Upstairs, Wanting Things, You'll Think Of Someone, A House Is Not A Home, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Promises, Promises, Whoever You Are, I Love You

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Voicing: Solo | 20070b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Vocal Selections : Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical : Solo : Songbook : 884088602864 : 1458414523 : 00313591

Vocal Selections : Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical

Adapted from Stephan Elliott's 1994 cult-classic film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the Tony-winning musical is a comedy of errors involving two drag queens and a transsexual trekking through the remote Australian desert to a drag show in small resort town.

Songlist: Go West, Always On My Mind, I Will Survive, Pop Muzik, Color My World, Don't Leave Me This Way, A Fine Romance, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Hot Stuff, I Love The Night Life, I Say A Little Prayer, It's Raining Men, Like A Prayer, MacArthur Park, Material Girl, Shake Your Groove Thing, True Colors, What's Love Got To Do With It, We Belong

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Voicing: Solo | 20073b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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I Say a Little Prayer : SSA : Jay Althouse : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Songbook : 00-33141 : 038081360492

Jay Althouse : I Say a Little Prayer

This great tune was most recently featured on the TV hit Glee as sung by a trio of choreographed cheerleaders. Let your ladies do a little research and listen to how Dionne Warwick originally sang this tune in 1967.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
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| 00-33141 | Showtrax CD Available


I Say a Little Prayer : SATB : Michele Weir : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Sheet Music : 00142082 : 888680047313

Michele Weir : I Say a Little Prayer

Michele Weir has given this 1967 pop hit by Dionne Warwick a fresh treatment that is ideal for jazz, pop and concert choirs! Solo and group, cascading vocal phrases and a contemporary keyboard part add interest!

Arranger: Michele Weir | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00142082 | Showtrax CD Available


I Say a Little Prayer : SSA : Michele Weir : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Sheet Music : 00142083 : 888680047320

Michele Weir : I Say a Little Prayer

Michele Weir has given this 1967 pop hit by Dionne Warwick a fresh treatment that is ideal for jazz, pop and concert choirs! Solo and group, cascading vocal phrases and a contemporary keyboard part add interest!

Arranger: Michele Weir | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00142083 | Showtrax CD Available


I Say a Little Prayer : SSA : Mark Brymer : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Sheet Music : 08200544 : 073999981438

Mark Brymer : I Say a Little Prayer

This 1967 pop hit by Dionne Warwick is a super choice for SSA groups. Available: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:35.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200544 | Showtrax CD Available

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