In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
If there's one type of song every group should have in their repertoire is a patriotic one. Not only for love of country but more practically for performing at sporting events, special occasions, county fairs and such.
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Review: Joe Liles is Music Publications Editor for the Barbershop Harmony Society and was the Society's executive director for over 10 years. He has been inducted into the Barbershop Harmony Society Hall of Fame and is considered to be an expert in the art of barbershop music. Four copies of the sheet music arrangement plus a CD featuring the full performance plus part-predominant tracks (Tenor, Lead, Baritone, Bass), sung with lyrics.
Songlist: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Review: Two-time international gold medal winner Brian Beck arrangers a stirring rendition of the great patriotic classic. Four copies of the sheet music arrangement plus a CD featuring the full performance plus part-predominant tracks (Tenor, Lead, Baritone, Bass), sung with lyrics. Learn your parts individually to sing together beautifully!
Songlist: God Bless The USA
Review: 'The Star Spangled Banner' and 'America the Beautiful' are two of the best-known (and most-loved) songs in America. You will note that the melody of the Banner is passed between the lead and bass sections to preserve the close harmony voicing in this rangy melody. Work to achieve choral balance such that the audience can hear and follow the melody. in the overlay to America the Beautiful, have a small group, or even the audence, sing the unison melody first. Next, have a chorus or quartet sing the overlay section alone. last time through, combine the two parts. Feel free to improvise harmonies in the tag section! Four copies of the sheet music arrangement plus a CD featuring the full performance plus part-predominant tracks (Tenor, Lead, Baritone, Bass), sung with lyrics.
Songlist: 4 copies of Two Patriotic Classics, CD features part-predominant tracks, sung with lyrics., Full Performance, Tenor, Lead , Baritone, Bass
Review: Yes, you want to sing patriotic songs, but you want them with a bit of a contemporary twist? Then check out these charts by Deke Sharon. Standard 'America The Beautiful' is scored SATB w/solo (alto or baritone), with a 12/8 groove. George M. Cohan's 'Yankee Doodel Dandy' is a driving swing, with unexpected syncopations and some whistling with an SSATB voicing. Then there's Neil Diamond's '(Coming to) America' - a contemporary ode to our country of immigrants (SSATB). Lee Greenwood's modern anthem 'God Bless The USA' is designed to send shivers down the spines and bring audiences to their feet. And finally, you can rock out to the Steve Miller Band chart 'Living In The USA' - SSAB w/tenor solo - with a decidedly more jaundiced view of American culture. A little something for everyone!
Songlist: America, God Bless The USA , Living In The USA , America, The Beautiful, Yankee Doodle Dandy
Review: Widely considered to one of today's top a cappella arrangers Derric Johnson is also one of our favorites. This songbook is a collection of 14 classic American folk songs as for arranged and performed by Derric Johnson's Liberty Voices and which can be heard on their CDs 'A Cappella Americana' and 'A Slice of A Cappella'. To study a Derric Johnson arrangement is to contemplate the canon of a master. Key to his style is his seamless blending of classical choral and jazz idioms that are fresh, yet easy to assimilate. We highly recommend this songbook for most all choirs, ensembles and groups should have a least one Derric Johnson arrangement in their repertoire.
Songlist: America The Beautiful, Love's Old Sweet Song, My Country 'Tis Of Thee, Oh! Susanna, Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, Skip To My Lou, The Star Spangled Banner, Swing Low, Taps, The Red White And Blue, We The People, Yankee Doodle, You Are My Sunshine
Review: From one of the most celebrated arrangers for a cappella here is a set of three patriotic songs that is guaranteed to stir the hearts and voices of performers and audiences alike. For unaccompanied mixed voices.
Songlist: Star Spangled Banner, My Country 'Tis of Thee, America, The Beautiful
Review: Stirring arrangements of two classic and two original patriotic songs. Top arranger Jay Rouse teams up with Randy Vader to create songs that will make any American pround.
Songlist: The Star-Spangled Banner, Livin' in the Homeland, Count the Cost (to See That Banner Wave), Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Review: There's nothing more American than the annual Barbershop Society competition held every July 4th and nobody sings a patriotic tune quite like a barbershop quartet. Here is a collection of some of America's finest songs as arranged by some of barbershop's finest arrangers. At least one of these arrangements should be in every quartet's repertoire.
Songlist: America The Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic, God Bless America, Star-Spangled Banner
Review: 'America the Beautiful' and 'The Star Spangled Banner' are two of our nation's most beloved patriotic songs. Here we offer a practical and well-crafted collection of top-notch a cappella arrangements for men's voices and there is bound to be at least one that suitable for your group. In an excellent arrangement by David Dickau, the a cappella vocal lines flow easily for each part, providing all the fervor you could want with just enough new material to bring a freshness to the performance. These arrangements are distinctive settings of America's national anthem and are an excellent choice for many performance and civic events.
Songlist: The Star-Spangled Banner, America The Beautiful, The Star-Spangled Banner, America The Beautiful, The Star-Spangled Banner, My Country Tis of Thee, God Bless America, America The Beautiful
Review: Sing some cool arrangements of the National athem! Beginning with a beautiful unison, Tsunenori 'Lee' Abe's arrangement of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' goes into rich harmony without going too far away from the original. Mark Burnell's 'Star Spangled Banner' is an adventurous a cappella version as performed by Cooler by the Lake for the Chicago Bulls and White Sox. Kerry Marsh's 'Star Spangled Banner' uses some modal re-harmonization, some slight meter shifts and has a rousing finish, with some surprises. This chart sounds harder to sing than it is, as the voice leading is very logical and smooth but the chords are wonderful. Jason Heald's 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is a swinging version of the true 'old standard'. This is a very rhythmic a cappella SATB arrangement with a strong gospel feel. The chart opens with a soprano solo and concludes with bold sophisticated harmonies. A terrific opener or closer for any concert or event! Also included is another spectacular 'Star Spangled Banner' and a beautiful arrangement of 'America The Beautiful' by New York Voices' singer/arranger, Darmon Meader.
Songlist: Star Spangled Banner, The Star Spangled Banner, America The Beautiful, Star Spangled Banner, The Star Spangled Banner, Star Spangled Banner, America The Beautiful, Star Spangled Banner
Review: 'God Bless America' and 'The Star Spangled Banner' are two of our nation's most beloved patriotic songs. Here we offer a practical and well-crafted selection of top-notch a cappella arrangements for women's voices. These arrangements are distinctive settings of America's national anthem and are an excellent choice for many performance and civic events. 'God Bless America' - Ballgames, community events and concert performances - whether you sing the optional opening verse or jump straight to the chorus, this a cappella setting of the beloved patriotic classic by Irving Berlin will fill many programming options! The Grammy-winning singer Kelly Clarkson scored big with an elegant, pitch-perfect and rousing rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at Super Bowl XLVI with choral back-up provided by the Indianapolis Children's Choir, conducted by Henry Leck. Here is the arrangement in two keys, the original in G, as sung by Kelly and a B-flat edition, for use with soprano or tenor soloist, or a group of singers.
Songlist: The Star-Spangled Banner, The Star-Spangled Banner, God Bless America, The Star Spangled Banner
Review: 'America the Beautiful' and 'The Star Spangled Banner' are two of our nation's most beloved patriotic songs. Here we offer a practical and well-crafted collection of top-notch a cappella arrangements for mixed voices and there is bound to be at least one that suitable for your group. 'The Star Spangled Banner' - Kirby Shaw's rich a cappella setting sounds much more difficult than it is, thanks to careful voice leading. It will give a special touch to assemblies or any other performance. David L. Brunner - This fresh new arrangement was written in response to the events of September 11, 2001. Barry Talley - Written for the 2000 Texas All-State Choir, this distinctive setting of America's national anthem is an excellent choice for many performance and civic ceremonies. 'America the Beautiful' - Katherine Lee Bates arrangement brings freshness to the familiar, this gospel-tinged a cappella arrangement of the powerful patriotic classic will have audiences out of their chairs and onto their feet. Jack Halloran's unique arranging style brings a special quality to this stirring American patriotic classic. 'Lift Your Voice, America' is a distinctive a cappella pairing of 'America the Beautiful' and 'Battle Hymn of the Republic', this setting is a refreshing change of pace.
Songlist: Star Spangled Banner, Star Spangled Banner, Star Spangled Banner, America The Beautiful, America The Beautiful, Lift Your Voice, America
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