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Sir Duke

Music by Stevie Wonder

Originally Performed by Stevie Wonder

"Sir Duke" was released as a single in 1977, the track topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Black Singles charts,[1] and reached number two in the UK Singles Chart, his joint biggest hit there at the time. Billboard ranked it as the No. 18 song of 1977. The song was written in tribute to Duke Ellington, the influential jazz legend who had died in 1974. The lyrics also refer to Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Wonder re-recorded the song for the 1995 live album Natural Wonder.

    Release Date: 1977 on the album Songs in the Key of Life
Awards
2019 - New York Harmony Sweepstakes Best Original Arrangement


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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The Real Group : Arrangements of The Real Group Vol 4 : SATB divisi : Sheet Music

The Real Group : Arrangements of The Real Group Vol 4

"There Will Never Be Another You " is a sensitive treatment of the jazz standard that opens as a ballad before moving to a buoyant swing feel. Great tune, great arrangement. SATB a cappella with soprano solo. "Come Sunday" - Careful voice leading makes the contemporary harmonic changes and chord voicings in this chart quite accessible in this SSATBB a cappella arrangement. It features a strong 5 and 6 part into featuring the first chorus with a pyramid background behind a soprano melody moving into spread harmonies. The second chorus is open for a improvised solo with a tag over a 3-part harmonized background with walking bass. The chart ends with a 6-way harmonized "quasi-shout" chorus moving back into the origianl melody. Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" never had it so good in this marvelous Edenroth arrangement.

Songlist: There Will Never Be Another You , Come Sunday, Sir Duke, Very Early

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Performed by The Real Group | 7808b | Sheet Music | $12.95 | A Cappella


Pro Vocal : Hits Of The '70's - Male Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 00740383

Pro Vocal : Hits Of The '70's - Male Voice

Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight classic songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band.

Songlist: Can't Smile Without You, How Deep is you Love, I Write the Songs, Maggie May, Nights in White Satin, Sir Duke, Tonight's the Night (Gonna be Alright), You Should be Dancing

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Voicing: Solo | 6812b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Stevie Wonder : Stevie Wonder - Written Musiquarium : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999062885 : 0634004972 : 00306288

Stevie Wonder : Stevie Wonder - Written Musiquarium

Features 41 hits spanning his long and illustrious career: All Is Fair in Love - Ebony and Ivory - For Once in My Life - Higher Ground - I Just Called to Say I Love You - Isn't She Lovely - My Cherie Amour - Overjoyed - Part Time Lover - Ribbon in the Sky - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Sir Duke - Superstition - That Girl - Uptight (Everything's Alright) - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - more. Includes a partial discography.

Songlist: You And I, For Your Love, All In Love Is Fair, True To Your Heart, Master Blaster, Fingertips (Part 2), Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day, All I Do, As, Lately, You Will Know, Kiss Lonely Good-bye, Higher Ground, Overjoyed, For Once in My Life, Boogie On Reggae Woman, I Wish, Do I Do, Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing, Ebony And Ivory, That Girl, Go Home, Heaven Help Us All, I Just Called To Say I Love You, I Was Made To Love Her, If You Really Love Me, Living For The City, Love Light In Flight, My Cherie Amour, Part Time Lover, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Stevie Wonder | 20256b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Stevie Wonder : The Best of Stevie Wonder : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999064209 : 0634031643 : 00306420

Stevie Wonder : The Best of Stevie Wonder

20 of the greatest hits from this legendary Motown superstar's illustrious career. Includes: Ebony and Ivory - For Once in My Life - Higher Ground - I Just Called to Say I Love You - I Was Made to Love Her - I Wish - Isn't She Lovely - Living for the City - My Cherie Amour - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Sir Duke - Superstition - Uptight (Everything's Alright) - You and I - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - and more.

Songlist: You And I, Fingertips (Part 2), Higher Ground, For Once in My Life, I Wish, Ebony And Ivory, I Just Called To Say I Love You, I Was Made To Love Her, If You Really Love Me, Living For The City, My Cherie Amour, A Place In The Sun, Ribbon in the Sky, Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours, Sir Duke, Superstition, Uptight (Everything's Alright), You Are the Sunshine of My Life, You Haven't Done Nothin', Isn't She Lovely

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Stevie Wonder | 20257b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Stevie Wonder : The Stevie Wonder Anthology : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999064476 : 0634036610 : 00306447

Stevie Wonder : The Stevie Wonder Anthology

A must for every Wonder fan, this is a comprehensive collection of 75 gems from 1963 to 1998. Includes: Boogie On Reggae Woman - Ebony and Ivory - Fingertips (Part 2) - For Once in My Life - Higher Ground - I Just Called to Say I Love You - I Was Made to Love Her - Isn't She Lovely - My Cherie Amour - Part Time Lover - Ribbon in the Sky - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Sir Duke - Superstition - Uptight (Everything's Alright) - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - and more. This deluxe, 368-page collection also features a discography of all the songs, listed chronologically by album!

Songlist: You And I, For Your Love, All In Love Is Fair, True To Your Heart, Master Blaster, Fingertips (Part 2), Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day, All I Do, As, Lately, You Will Know, Kiss Lonely Good-bye, If It's Magic, I Ain't Gonna Stand For It, Never Had A Dream Come True, Another Star, Did I Hear You Say You Love Me, Don't Drive Drunk, Ecclesiastes, Get It, Happy Birthday, He's Misstra Know It All, Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away, I'm Wondering, It's You, Joy Inside My Tears, Keep On Running, Knocks Me Off My Feet, Land Of La La, Ngiculela-Es Una Historia I Am Singing, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Stevie Wonder | 20258b | Songbook | $29.95 | PVG


Five Live : Take Two : 00  1 CD

Five Live : Take Two

The (you guessed it!) five members of Five Live met while singing together in the Swingle Singers. One by one they left the group to pursue individual careers as free-lance singers. Collectively, they worked in just about every different type of musical work, opera, jazz, avant-garde film, and radio session work. Although each enjoyed the work immensely, they realized that they all missed close harmony singing. One night after a good meal and a few glasses of wine they began to sing for fun and the rest, as they say, is history. Five Live was born to create a more gutsy/pop sort of sound with five singers, three men and two women. Their program contains humor and energy with an international repertoire ranging from "Yesterday" by the Beatles to rhythmic Latin American favorites such as "Bambaleo" by the Gipsy Kings. Along the way you'll be treated to a truly original rendition of "Don't Worry Be Happy." (Hah, you thought it couldn't be done!) You'll find a medley of Edith Piaf tunes, "Volare," "Sir Duke," "Send In The Clowns," and more. All these have been crafted with a touch of jazz and a wide brush of pop sounds by some of the best trained voices around. They are Sarah Eyden - soprano, Carol Canning - alto, Andy Busher - Tenor, Ben Parry - baritone, and David Porter Thomas - bass. You will find that the beauty and comfortable familiarity of the songs will foster listening to Five Live over and over

Songlist: Boy From New York City, Besame Mucho, Overture "Marriage of Figaro", Don't Worry Be Happy, Uptown Girl, Piaf Medley, Volare, Drive My Car, Yesterday, Sir Duke, Send In The Clowns, The Winner Takes It All, Vem Kan Segla, Bambaleo

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4433c | 1 CD | $13.95 | A Cappella


Heaven's Playground : Heaven's Playground : 00  1 CD

Heaven's Playground : Heaven's Playground

Young contemporary Christian quintet from Washington state, who obviously know their Motown soul. As such, they don't sound much like fellow Christian groups like the AVB or Rescue; Heaven's Playground place less emphasis on state-of-the-art production and multitracking, and more on punchy rhythms and vertically structured harmonies. This is within the context of songs such as 'Sir Duke,' 'Fly Away' (written by Cedric Dent), and the guitar-accompanied 'Workin' For Da Man,' which should become a rockabilly cult classic - very cool minor chord derived harmonies give it the feel of genuine lament. The recitation intro of 'Have You Seen Her,' along with the arrangement and even the stylistic inflections, are an uncannily accurate rendering of 1960's doo-wop/soul. The final track? That pillar of the barbershop pantheon, 'Coney Island Baby.' These guys are fun.

Songlist: Change In My Life, Sir Duke, Fly Away, Workin For Da Man, People Get Ready, Have You Seen Her?, Shine On Us, Brotherlove, I'll Be Whatever You Want Me To Be, Coney Island Baby

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2209c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Panache : Four Friends - Best of : 00  2 CDs

Panache : Four Friends - Best of

The Bad News is, the former Sweet Adelines Queens of Harmony, the four lovely, talented women of Panache, have disbanded and are no longer singing together as a group. The Good News is, they left us this wonderful 2-CD set to remember them by! We won't go into the individual titles, but suffice to say that there's a "whole bunch" of our favorites on these two CDs, including selections from discontinued Panache titles. These are the songs that took them to Sweet Adelines Gold, and that made them one of our best selling Barbershop titles. These four beloved entertainers are leaving exactly the way they came into our lives - with Panache. Enjoy!

Songlist: Who's Sorry Now?, If I Love Again, Swing Medley: Somebody Else Is Taking My Place / On A Slow Boat To China, When October Goes, Oh, How I Miss You Tonight, Sir Duke, Sweet Adeline, When the Red, Red Robin Goes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along, My Mother's Eyes, Someone That I Used to Love, Trickle, Trickle, That Old Feeling, Love In Any Language, Billy-A-Dick, Lullaby In Ragtime, The Very Thought of You, You Took Advantage of Me, Embraceable You, It Was Almost Like A Song, Show Introduction, It's A Good Day, Paintin' This Old Town Blue, And So To Sleep Again, If There's Anybody Here From Out of Town, Secret Love, For All the World, (Why Did I Tell You I Was Going to) Shanghai, More Than You Know, With One Look (from Sunset Boulevard), Orange Colored Sky, and more

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5381c | 2 CDs | $29.98 | A Cappella


The Real Group : Nothing But The Real Group : 00  1 CD : 21376

The Real Group : Nothing But The Real Group

We can't start with superlatives when describing the Real Group's work. Our thesaurus isn't infinite. Suffice it to say that they are the premiere jazz a cappella group in Sweden. Well, maybe in Europe. Ok, ok, in the world. They open with a choral scat introduction as they launch into an upbeat "It Don't Mean A Thing." Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" never had it so good. Sweet and slow harmonious interplay is the texture of "When I Fall In Love." Don't drift off into a reverie because (pow!) here's the well known "Chili Con Carne," and so we are alternately jazzed and beguiled by a dozen great tunes, all in English.

Songlist: It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Sir Duke, When I Fall in Love, Chili Con Carne, God Only Knows, As Rain, Drive My Car, There Will Never Be Another You, Come Sunday, Very Early, I'm With You, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

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Performed by The Real Group | 4391c | 1 CD | $19.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Sir Duke : SATB : Paul Langford : Stevie Wonder :  1 CD : 00300238 : 888680961237 : 1540062260

Paul Langford : Sir Duke

Wow, this is a fabulous a cappella vocal arrangement of Stevie Wonder's 1977 hit from his album Songs in the Key of Life! The work captures all the style and rhythmic energy of the original instrumental lines with outstanding vocal writing that will thrill your singers and audience.

Arranger: Paul Langford Performed By: Stevie Wonder

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00300238


Sir Duke : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Stevie Wonder : Stevie Wonder : Sheet Music : 08201062 : 073999657623

Kirby Shaw : Sir Duke

The multi-talented Stevie Wonder scored a #1 hit in this joyous 1977 tribute to Duke Ellington, arranged here by Kirby Shaw. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Stevie Wonder Performed By: Stevie Wonder

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201062 | Showtrax CD Available


Sir Duke : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Stevie Wonder : Stevie Wonder : Sheet Music : 08201063 : 073999605761

Kirby Shaw : Sir Duke

The multi-talented Stevie Wonder scored a #1 hit in this joyous 1977 tribute to Duke Ellington, arranged here by Kirby Shaw. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Stevie Wonder Performed By: Stevie Wonder

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201063 | Showtrax CD Available


Sir Duke : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Stevie Wonder : Stevie Wonder : Sheet Music : 08201064 : 073999010640

Kirby Shaw : Sir Duke

The multi-talented Stevie Wonder scored a #1 hit in this joyous 1977 tribute to Duke Ellington, arranged here by Kirby Shaw. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Stevie Wonder Performed By: Stevie Wonder

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201064 | Showtrax CD Available


Sir Duke : 3-Part : Audrey Snyder : Stevie Wonder : Stevie Wonder : Sheet Music : 08551853 : 884088048952

Audrey Snyder : Sir Duke

This joyful Stevie Wonder classic celebrates music and the universal joy it brings to all people. Not a jazz piece, but paying tribute to jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, this piece is skillfully arranged for less experienced singers; yet it loses none of the power, delight and pure fun of the original.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part and VoiceTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:15

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Stevie Wonder Performed By: Stevie Wonder

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551853 | Voicetrax CD Available


Sir Duke : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : Stevie Wonder : Stevie Wonder : Sheet Music : 08551854 : 884088048969

Audrey Snyder : Sir Duke

This joyful Stevie Wonder classic celebrates music and the universal joy it brings to all people. Not a jazz piece, but paying tribute to jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, this piece is skillfully arranged for less experienced singers; yet it loses none of the power, delight and pure fun of the original.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part and VoiceTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:15

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Stevie Wonder Performed By: Stevie Wonder

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551854 | Voicetrax CD Available

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