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Music by Christopher Cross

Originally Performed by Christopher Cross

"Sailing" is a song written and recorded by American artist Christopher Cross. It was released in June 1980 as the second single from his eponymous debut album. The song was a success in the USA, winning Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Arrangement of the Year, and helping Cross win the Best New Artist award. VH1 named this the greatest "softsational soft rock" music song of all time.

It was a number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, reaching that position on August 30, 1980, for one week. Since its debut, it has been covered by many artists, including Avant, Barry Manilow, Greenskeepers, N'Sync, Phajja, Patrick Yandall and, as a duo, Moya Brennan & Cormac de Barra. Recorded in 1979, the song was one of the first digitally recorded songs to chart, utilizing the 3M Digital Recording System.[3] In his Grammy acceptance speech, Cross acknowledged "Sailing" as his favorite song on the album and that originally it was not meant to be a single.

    Release Date: 1980
1981 - Grammy Winner - Record of the Year
1981 - Grammy Winner - Song Of The Year



Christopher Cross

Perhaps the quintessential Yacht rock song of the era, this Song of the Year Grammy winner from 1981 is as breezy as they come. Ed Lojeski's choral arrangement soars, gently setting the text of Christopher Cross's debut single with aplomb!

Voicing: SATB

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Celtic Woman : Believe : SSAA : Songbook : 038081437989  : 00-39246

Celtic Woman : Believe

After multiple world tours and more than six million albums sold, superstar ensemble Celtic Woman presents the official songbook edition of their seventh studio album, Believe. Produced by Alfred Music, the arrangements in this folio are modeled as closely to the original recordings as possible, which allows music makers to bring the songs to life as they're accustomed to hearing them. In addition to the vocal parts and piano accompaniment, key violin parts are notated on their own staff where appropriate, and chord fingering grids are provided for optional guitar accompaniment.

Songlist: Awakening, Nocturne, Sailing, The Fox Hunter, The Water Is Wide, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Black Is the Colour, Follow On, Ave Maria, Teir Abhaile Riu, You'll Never Walk Alone, A Spaceman Came Traveling, Songs from the Heart: Walking the Night / The World Falls Away, A Woman's Heart, The Parting Glass, Smile, Green Grow the Rushes

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Voicing: SSAA | Performed by Celtic Woman | 4036b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG

Nicholas Hare : Ladies Barbershop Book : SSAA : Songbook : 884088611118 : 0853607877 : 14041462

Nicholas Hare : Ladies Barbershop Book

'Ladies Barbershop Book' offers unaccompanied arrangements of a variety of well-loved songs, from the 1920's to the 1970's. Performances should work equally well with choirs or just four voices. Arranged by Nicholas Hare for SSAA. Helpful performance notes are included for each of the songs, and the arrangements are notated on two staves for easy piano rehearsal.

Songlist: Big Spender, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Do You Want To Know A Secret?, Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words), He Was Beautiful (Cavatina), I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair, Sailing, Summertime, The Sound Of Silence, Tonight, We'll Meet Again

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Voicing: SSAA | 7241b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella

Peter Hunt : Voiceworks - Young Choirs: A Handbook for Singing : Songbook & 2 CDs : Peter Hunt : 0193435490

Peter Hunt : Voiceworks - Young Choirs: A Handbook for Singing

Choir directors will be delighted with Voiceworks, a superb resource for leaders of choral groups aged 11 to 14 ... This handbook covers all the areas a leader needs to know about. A detailed introduction is followed by sections on how to warm up the voice and rehearse. The section on boys' changing voices is particularly useful. The undoubted triumph of the publication is the very approachable material: 60 songs, from unison to four-part harmony.

Songlist: Abeeyo, Adio mama, Allunde, Amazing grace, Amen siakudumisa, Away in a manger, Azikatale, Baby one, Certainly, Lord, Chan mali chan, Da doo ron ron, Didn't my Lord deliver Danuel?, Doubletalk, Drumkit, Drunken sailor, Echo, Elijah Rock, Father, father goodbye, Gaudete, Glowing candle light, Good news!, Green trees, rocky road, Halle halle, halle, Hear the wind, Hepa hepa nay nay, Hey ungua, Hill an' gully rider, I'll fly away, In the bleak midwinter, John Kanaka, and more

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5565b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $53.45 ON SALE $

Various : Cool Choir Library: Popular Songs : SA : Songbook & CD : 50602391

Various : Cool Choir Library: Popular Songs

The arrangements are all by established and highly skilled composers who know what really works well with choirs.The book comes with an accompanying CD containing both practice and performance tracks for all the songs.

Songlist: Angels, Annie's song, Bridge over troubled water, Brown-eyed girl, Dancing Queen, Mamma mia, Sailing, Streets of London, Waterloo, You'll never walk alone

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Voicing: SA | 2154b | Songbook & CD | $13.95

Accidentals : Intermittent Plush : 1 CD

Accidentals : Intermittent Plush

NYC-based, unique mixed-voice octet the Accidentals won the 1995 Harmony Sweeps Finals, winning first prize, audience favorite, and best song. "Plush" is dedicated to the group's beloved New York City, but besides Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years," most of the material is not related to NYC. Rather, it's the jazzy, sophisticated sound, thanks especially to arrangements and music by the group's Margaret Dorn, on these 21 songs that make us think of the Big Apple. Poetry is a very strong theme here: "The Earth and Man" is from a poem by Stopford Brooke, "The Mermaid" and "The Dolphin" are poems by Eleanor Wilner, and "Jazz Fantasia" and "Prayers of Steel" are poems by Carl Sandburg. "Betrothal," "3 Females" and "Lunch in the Rain" are poems by Marcia Pelletiere," and "It Ceased To Hurt Me," "Did You Ever Stand," "The Night Was Wide" and "Our Only Lullaby" are poems by Emily Dickinson. Other favorites are "Hymn," "Watercolor," Christopher Cross' "Sailing" and the accompanied "Many Voices." "Plush" is a complex, stunning, beautifully done piece of work by one of the best vocal ensembles on the planet!

Songlist: Hymn, Watercolor, The Earth and the Man, The Mermaid, Sailing, Jazz Fantasia, Prayers of Stell, The Woodsman and the Ax, Still Crazy After All These Years, Betrothal, 3 Females, Lunch in the Rain, What a Piece of Work Is Man, It Ceased To Hurt Me, Did You Ever Stand, The Night Was Wide, Our Only Lullaby, The Dolphin, Many Voices

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7422c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

The Blenders : From The Mouth : 1 CD : ct 4445

The Blenders : From The Mouth

From the opening cut, "Tasty,"; the Blenders infuse the hackneyed "upbeat "description with real meaning. There is an occasional touch of percussion added to this mix but frequently it is hard to discriminate between that and the vocal percussion and tambourine of Darren and Ryan. The production of this release is enhanced by experience as the group records, produces, and does everything else on this second effort. Studio originals are the substance of the recording but don't miss the hysterical, live, country version of "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Songlist: Oxapello?, Tasty, Tasty, Tasty, Lonely With You, You, Jeannine's Anthem, Plainotfancy, Summer Sounds, Sailing, The Girl Is Good, Dirty Windows, 60 Minute Man, Interlude, Don't Worry, Be Happy, Gray Matters, Aunt Sue's Ant Soup

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2421c | 1 CD | $14.95 ON SALE $ | A Cappella

The Blenders : Now And Then : 1 CD

The Blenders : Now And Then    onsale

This 1997 release is a compilation of some of the group's favorite songs from their first three albums, plus three previously unreleased tunes. The new material opens the album - so the first half (the "Now" part) is accompanied, but full of the luscious vocals that has won the group so many fans. It includes a somewhat obscure Led Zeppelin cover, "That's The Way;" a solemn song about a friend's death "Fly Away;" and radio-friendly "Every Now and Then." Among the six a cappella tunes are the Christopher Cross tune "Sailing," and originals "Plainotfancy" and "Rock Your World." The CD is intended to introduce The Blenders to listeners outside the a cappella world, but it will also serve as a great introduction to the group for our catalog customers, and is a must for collectors who want a complete set by this up and coming vocal band.

Songlist: That's the Way, Fly Away, Every Now & Then, Let It Fall, Charlie Anyboy, Comin' Back Again, Sailing, Plainotfancy, Grey Matters, Together, Rock Your World, Last Kiss

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2424c | 1 CD | $14.95 ON SALE $2.95 | Primarily a cappella

Hyannis Sound : Cape Standard Time : 1 CD

Hyannis Sound : Cape Standard Time    onsale

The Sound, founded and produced annually by Townsend Belisle, has been Cape Cod's all-male a cappella ensemble since 1994, and is comprised of an elite group of 14 young male singers from colleges and universities across the country. They perform in backyards, weddings, fine dining establishments, stadiums and everything in between. "Cape Standard Time" has 15 finely crafted covers, some favorites are: "72 Hour Daze (Taxiride), Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me To The Moon," James Taylor's "Your Smiling Face," Otis Reddings " The Dock Of The Bay," Stephen Bishop's "On and On," Michael Jackson's "Thriller," the Blenders' arrangement of Christopher Cross' "Sailing," Sting's marvelous "Fields of Gold," and Queen's immortal "Bohemian Rhapsody." Strong, solid vocal percussion, sweet, soaring leads, hip arrangements, strong material-it adds up to an entertaining winner for Hyannis Sound!

Songlist: 72 Hour Daze, A Thousand Miles, Fly Me to the Moon, Your Smiling Face, (Sitting on) the Dock of the Bay, On and On, Walking Away, Thriller, Sailing, Fields of Gold, I Feel Good, L-Y, Last Goodbye, Bohemian Rhapsody, Parting Blessing

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7429c | 1 CD | $9.95 ON SALE $1.95 | A Cappella

St. Phillip's Boys Choir : Best of Angel Voices : 1 CD : 030206709322 : VARF067093.2

St. Phillip's Boys Choir : Best of Angel Voices

This collection demonstrates the diversity in the choir's repertoire - traditional-sounding inspirational hymns paired with more contemporary songs. The selections are from the mid-'90's before their name was changed to Libera.

Songlist: For the Beauty of the Earth, O for the Wings of a Dove, How Can I Keep from Singing, Pie Jesu (Faure Requiem), Sailing, Amazing Grace, Evening Falls, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Be Still My Soul, Nunc Dimitti, Praise My Soul (The King of Heaven), Close Every Door to Me, Abide with Me, Adoramus Te, Be Still for the Presence of the Lord, Jerusalem

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22255c | 1 CD | $11.95

Take 6 : Iconic : 1 CD : 039911047620 : IDLB104762.2

Take 6 : Iconic

Surely one of the most iconic a cappella groups in history Take 6 has been creating great vocal harmony for many decades. They are true masters of the art and this latest release continues the tradition of vocal excellence.

Songlist: Back in Love Again, Can't Stop the Feeling, Change the World, Sailing, Don't Know Why, Got to Get You Into My Life, All This Love, Could It Be I'm Falling in Love, Roof Garden, Nothing But the Blood

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3088c | 1 CD | $12.95

Various Choirs : Ultimate Welsh Choirs : 2 CDs : 5014797670907

Various Choirs : Ultimate Welsh Choirs

Enjoy the sound of Wales with this extensive collection performed by some of the country's most cherished choirs. Featuring traditional Welsh songs, West End musical classics and popular standards this collection is full of spirit and charm. A beautifully packaged 2 CD set.

Songlist: Love Changes Everything, Take Me Home, Sailing, Lily of the Valley, Do You Hear the People Sing?, The Sound Of Silence, Gloria, I Have a Dream, With a Voice of Singing, The Wonder of You, Solitare, There's A Valley Called the Rhondda, Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Lost Chord, Where Shall I Be?, Abide With Me, Passing By, Love Could I Only Tell The, Sunrise Sunset, Amen, The Crusaders, Pilgrims Chorus, Softly As I Leave You, Rhythm of Life, Myfanwy, Deryn Y Bwn o'r Banna, Speed Your Journey, Beautiful Dreamer, Calm is the Sea, Amazing Grace, and more

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2763c | 2 CDs | $17.95 | A Cappella

Individual Folios

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Sailing : SATB : Ed Lojeski : Christopher Cross : 2 CDs : 00337790 : 840126912296

Ed Lojeski : Sailing

Perhaps the quintessential Yacht rock song of the era, this Song of the Year Grammy winner from 1981 is as breezy as they come. Ed Lojeski's choral arrangement soars, gently setting the text of Christopher Cross's debut single with aplomb!

Arranger: Ed Lojeski Performed By: Christopher Cross

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00337790 | Showtrax CD Available

Sailing : SAB : Ed Lojeski : Christopher Cross : Sheet Music : 00337791 : 840126912302

Ed Lojeski : Sailing

Perhaps the quintessential Yacht rock song of the era, this Song of the Year Grammy winner from 1981 is as breezy as they come. Ed Lojeski's choral arrangement soars, gently setting the text of Christopher Cross's debut single with aplomb!

Arranger: Ed Lojeski Performed By: Christopher Cross

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00337791 | Showtrax CD Available

Sailing : 2-Part : Ed Lojeski : Christopher Cross : Sheet Music : 00337792 : 840126912319

Ed Lojeski : Sailing

Perhaps the quintessential Yacht rock song of the era, this Song of the Year Grammy winner from 1981 is as breezy as they come. Ed Lojeski's choral arrangement soars, gently setting the text of Christopher Cross's debut single with aplomb!

Arranger: Ed Lojeski Performed By: Christopher Cross

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00337792 | Showtrax CD Available

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