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When Doves Cry

Music by Prince

Originally Performed by Prince

"When Doves Cry" is a song by American singer Prince, and the lead single from his 1984 album Purple Rain. According to the Purple Rain DVD, Prince was asked by the director to write a song to match the theme of a particular segment of the film one that involved intermingled parental difficulties and a love affair. The next morning, Prince had composed two songs, one of which was "When Doves Cry". According to Per Nilsen, Prince's biographer, the song was inspired by his relationship with Vanity 6 member Susan Moonsie.

    Release Date: 1984


When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry

A signature song by Prince and the lead single from his 1984 album Purple Rain, it was a worldwide hit, and his first American #1 single, topping the charts for five weeks. Ranked #52 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, it is also included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Voicing: SATB


When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry

A signature song by Prince and the lead single from his 1984 album Purple Rain, it was a worldwide hit, and his first American #1 single, topping the charts for five weeks. Ranked #52 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, it is also included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Voicing: SAB


When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry

A signature song by Prince and the lead single from his 1984 album Purple Rain, it was a worldwide hit, and his first American #1 single, topping the charts for five weeks. Ranked #52 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, it is also included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Voicing: SSA



Flying Pickets : Volume One : 00  1 CD

Flying Pickets : Volume One

First the original Flying Pickets are not the same quintet that are frequently thought of to be the Flying Pickets; in another example of the machinations that occur between band members, there are in fact two different groups entirely. This CD was released in Europe in 1994, and features a new version of "Only You," their 1983 #1 hit. In terms of sound, the differences between the two Pickets are well, not in name only, but are negligible; uncomplicated arrangements of rock hits ("Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Sign Your Name," "When Doves Cry" etc), performed in a candid style. The name of the group links directly to its working-class origins (a picketer is a striking union worker), and their music is similarly raw and unpretentious. One can imagine them singing at the local pub and having a beer with them later.

Songlist: Under The Bridge, When Doves Cry, Sign Your Name, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Wonderful World, Here, There And Everywhere, Tracks Of My Tears, She Drives Me Crazy, Only You (And You Alone), When You're Young And In Love, Dance The Night Away, Road to Nowhere, Take My Breath Away

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2701c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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When Doves Cry : SATB : Mark Brymer : Prince : Prince :  1 CD : 00222093 : 888680670573

Mark Brymer : When Doves Cry

A signature song by Prince and the lead single from his 1984 album Purple Rain, it was a worldwide hit, and his first American #1 single, topping the charts for five weeks. Ranked #52 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, it is also included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Prince Performed By: Prince

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00222093


When Doves Cry : SAB : Mark Brymer : Prince : Prince : Sheet Music : 00222095 : 888680670597

Mark Brymer : When Doves Cry

A signature song by Prince and the lead single from his 1984 album Purple Rain, it was a worldwide hit, and his first American #1 single, topping the charts for five weeks. Ranked #52 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, it is also included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Prince Performed By: Prince

More details
Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00222095


When Doves Cry : SSA : Mark Brymer : Prince : Prince : Sheet Music : 00222097 : 888680670610

Mark Brymer : When Doves Cry

A signature song by Prince and the lead single from his 1984 album Purple Rain, it was a worldwide hit, and his first American #1 single, topping the charts for five weeks. Ranked #52 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, it is also included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Prince Performed By: Prince

More details
Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00222097

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