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Robert DeCormier

Robert De Cormier was the acclaimed music director of the New York Choral Society for 17 years. Under his leadership the group became renowned for its high standard of excellence in choral singing and unique variety of programming.

As Music Director Emeritus, he guest conducted a performance of the Verdi Requiem in 1990, the Berlioz Requiem at St. Paul's Cathedral, New York City in 1992 and the premiere of a commissioned work, the Missa Iona in 1993 at St. Bartholomew's in New York City. During the 1995-96 season he conducted the operas, Brundibar and The Emperor of Atlantis in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and at Merkin Concert Hall in New York.

He has conducted the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in performances of the Mozart C Minor Mass, the Verdi Requiem, Vaughan Williams's Dona Nobis Pacem, Haydn's Creation, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and the Brahms Requiem.

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Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Robert DeCormier : Choral Folk Songs From South Africa : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088153656 : 1423427645 : 50486503

Robert DeCormier : Choral Folk Songs From South Africa

In the huge continent of Africa, the cradle of the human race, there are hundreds of different languages, hundreds of different instruments, many different types of melody, different types of antiphony (gospel churches call it "answer-back" or "call and response"). South Africa especially likes to sing in rich harmony. Three parts, four parts, five parts, six parts or more. The songs in this collection were selected, compiled and arranged by the great folk singer and musician Pete Seeger and edited by Robert DeCormier for use in schools, churches, community gatherings and homes. Through music and singing, we can experience a world of beauty, vigor, subtlety and rich variety. All a cappella with rehearsal piano.

Songlist: Abiyoyo, Hey,T'hola, T'hola, Manamolela, Bayandoyika, Inkosi Yamampondo, Bayeza (Oonomot'hot'holo), Ingoma Ya Bakweta, Somagwaza, Oalla Mohololi, Hey, Tswana, Babevuya, Ut'he Wena, Isileyi Sam, Father, Father, Goodbye, Hey, Motswala, Here's to the Couple, Vul' Emnyango, Uqongqot'hwane, Icamagu, Senzennina

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Voicing: SATB | 5010b | Songbook | $9.95


Robert DeCormier : Choral Arrangements : SATB : Sheet Music

Robert DeCormier : Choral Arrangements

Robert DeCormier is an American musical conductor, arranger, and director, and a graduate of the Juilliard School. He has arranged music for many singers and groups, including Harry Belafonte and Peter, Paul, and Mary, and has worked with Milt Okun. DeCormier is perhaps most famous for his spiritual arrangements.here is an a cappella setting of the Sacred Harp melody "Wayfaring Stranger" which has been part of the choral repertoire for many years. If you haven't performed this recently, do it now! There is a delightful vocal jazz choral setting of the classic Dixieland favorite "Ja Da." A real crowd pleaser for any concert! The classic spiritual "JA-DA" should be in the library of every high school choir. Sure to inspire your audience and students alike!

Songlist: He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, JA-DA, Wayfaring Stranger

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Voicing: SATB | 7013b | Sheet Music | $4.50 | A Cappella


Robert DeCormier : Hallelujah  : SATB : 01 Songbook : 00-27416

Robert DeCormier : Hallelujah

Rediscover the fine arrangements of Robert DeCormier in this elegant new collection of five of his best-loved spirituals.

Songlist: Hallelujah , Walk Together, Children, Stars Shinin' By n' By, Ride On, King Jesus, Let Me Fly

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Voicing: SATB | 8632b | Songbook | $7.95 | A Cappella


Robert Decormier : Shout For Joy - A Suite of Christmas Spirituals : SATB : 01 Songbook : Robert DeCormier : 783556012177  : 00-LG52095

Robert Decormier : Shout For Joy - A Suite of Christmas Spirituals

This exciting suite tells the story of the birth of Christ by weaving spirituals together. The shepherds start the journey with "Rise Up Shepherd". Two other spirituals follow -- "What Month Was My Jesus Born in?" and "The Virgin Mary Had-A One Son" -- leading into "Mary Had a Baby, "Shout For Joy"!" The suite ends with a rousing gospel arrangement of "Go Tell It On The Mountain". This idiomatic suite would be at home in school and church programs alike. Chamber Orchestra Parts are also available on rental for the work.

Songlist: Rise Up Shepherd, What Month Was My Jesus Born in?, The Virgin Mary Had-A One Son, Shout For Joy, Go Tell It On The Mountain

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Voicing: SATB | 9107b | Songbook | $6.50


Robert DeCormier : The Music of Counterpoint : SAB Divisi : Sheet Music

Robert DeCormier : The Music of Counterpoint

Commissioned by the Vermont Arts Council, this moving setting of 'Everything is Music' (from Pulitzer Prize winner Romain Rolland's text) is a substantial work for advanced ensembles. Expressive vocal lines tell the hallowed story of the Christmas spiritual 'The Glory Manger.' 'The Friendly Beasts' beautifully captures the beloved story of the gentle donkey, pompous cow and sweet dove. The exciting setting of the African-American spiritual, 'Hold on' is inspiring. "Keep your hand on that plow - hold on!"

Songlist: Hold On!, The Glory Manger, Everything Is Music

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Voicing: SAB Divisi | 9387b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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All Mixed Up : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Pete Seeger : Sheet Music : 00144012 : 888680060213

Robert DeCormier : All Mixed Up

Pete Seeger (1919-2014) was a master at using humor to get a point across as seen in this calypso style novelty song. Make your audience smile as you sing this clever arrangement where language, food and people all get mixed up together no matter what you do! With djembe.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier Performed By: Pete Seeger

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00144012


Bayeza (Oonomot'hot'holo) : SATBB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 50490087 : 884088494629 : 1423477103

Robert DeCormier : Bayeza (Oonomot'hot'holo)

This South African folksong is quite simple to learn and quite effective in performance, with the parts entering gradually and then taken away. Intended as a morning ceremonial song, it may be sung a cappella, with guitar or piano. Duration: ca. 2:00.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Country: South Africa

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Voicing: SATBB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50490087


Dormi, Dormi, O Bel Bambin : SSAA divisi : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 00-34782 : 038081385082

Robert DeCormier : Dormi, Dormi, O Bel Bambin

This beautifully expressive and artistic a cappella arrangement of the well-known Italian carol features a soprano solo, luscious harmonies, and a singable text, lulling the Christ child to sleep.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Country: Italy

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Voicing: SSAA divisi | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-34782


Dormi, Dormi, O Bel Bambin : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 00-LG53052 : 654979042709

Robert DeCormier : Dormi, Dormi, O Bel Bambin

This beautifully expressive and artistic a cappella arrangement of the well-known Italian carol features a soprano solo, luscious harmonies, and a singable text, lulling the Christ child to sleep.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Country: Italy

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-LG53052


He's Got The Whole World In His Hands : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Traditional : Sheet Music : 00-LG51921 : 783556010456

Robert DeCormier : He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

This classic spiritual arranged by the amazingly talented Robert DeCormier should be in the library of every high school choir. Sure to inspire your audience and students alike!

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Composer: Traditional

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-LG51921


Hold On! : SATB divisi : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08745571 : 884088074388

Robert DeCormier : Hold On!

This exciting setting of the African-American spiritual is inspiring. Keep your hand on that plow - hold on!

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745571


If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song) : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Pete Seeger : Pete Seeger : Sheet Music : 08201472 : 073999124125

Robert DeCormier : If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)

The incomparable arranging talents of Robert DeCormier combined with this legendary Pete Seeger song will be a musical inspiration for your choirs and audiences. This arrangement is based on DeCormier's classic arrangement for the Weavers. Don't miss it! Performance Time: Approx. 2:10.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Composer: Pete Seeger Performed By: Pete Seeger | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201472


JA-DA : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 00-LG53044 : 654979188384

Robert DeCormier : JA-DA

Robert DeCormier brings us this delightful vocal jazz choral setting of the classic Dixieland favorite "Ja Da." A real crowd pleaser for any concert!

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-LG53044


Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08743909 : 073999439090

Robert DeCormier : Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream

Recorded in 76 languages, this has become one of the most enduring and treasured peace songs. Made popular by The Weavers, this arrangement is quickly learned.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743909


Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream : SSA : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08743910 : 073999439106

Robert DeCormier : Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream

Recorded in 76 languages, this has become one of the most enduring and treasured peace songs. Made popular by The Weavers, this arrangement is quickly learned.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Country: United States

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743910


Let Me Fly : SSAA : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 00-LG53070 : 654979096177

Robert DeCormier : Let Me Fly

Robert DeCormier's highly successful SATB edition of "Let Me Fly" has been part of the choral repertoire for decades. Now he has provided us with a wonderful SSAA arrangement that is the perfect showcase for your women's ensemble.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-LG53070


Run, Come, See Jerusalem : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08744738 : 073999473537

Robert DeCormier : Run, Come, See Jerusalem

The Weavers were the voice of a generation and their landmark Carnegie Hall performance and recording of this Blind Blake classic galvanized a generation of fans. This authentic setting by Robert DeCormier captures the style perfectly.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744738


The Frozen Logger : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08743954 : 073999439540

Robert DeCormier : The Frozen Logger

A perfect example of a tall tale (those improbable stories with a grain of truth at the center), this will appeal to anyone who likes to embellish a fine story to make it even better.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743954


The Glory Manger : SATB divisi : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08745240 : 884088053086

Robert DeCormier : The Glory Manger

Expressive vocal lines tell the hallowed story in this Christmas spiritual.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745240


This Land Is Your Land : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Woody Guthrie : Woody Guthrie : Sheet Music : 08743618 : 073999436181

Robert DeCormier : This Land Is Your Land

Woody Guthrie's well-known melody combined with Robert DeCormier's incomparable arranging skill provides a musical moment that will be fun for your choir and your audience.Available separately: SATB only. Performance time: Approx. 3:05.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Composer: Woody Guthrie Performed By: Woody Guthrie | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743618


This Land Is Your Land : 2-Part : Robert DeCormier : Woody Guthrie : Sheet Music : 08744394 : 073999443943

Robert DeCormier : This Land Is Your Land

Now available in 2-part and SSA, this Woody Guthrie melody combined with Robert DeCormier's incomparable arranging skill provides a musical moment that will be fun for your choir and your audience.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier Performed By: Woody Guthrie | Country: United States

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744394


This Land Is Your Land : SSA : Robert DeCormier : Woody Guthrie : Sheet Music : 08744395 : 073999283532

Robert DeCormier : This Land Is Your Land

Now available in 2-part and SSA, this Woody Guthrie melody combined with Robert DeCormier's incomparable arranging skill provides a musical moment that will be fun for your choir and your audience.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier Performed By: Woody Guthrie | Country: United States

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744395


Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) : SATB divisi : Robert DeCormier : Pete Seeger : The Byrds : Sheet Music : 08747486 : 884088207434

Robert DeCormier : Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)

Composed by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s, this tune went on to become a #1 hit in 1965 in a recording by the Byrds and one of the defining songs of the decade. Choirs from high school through adult will enjoy this setting by Robert DeCormier that captures the spirit of the era. With piano or guitar. Duration: ca. 4:00

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Composer: Pete Seeger Performed By: The Byrds | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747486


Ut'he Wena : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 50490092 : 884088494636 : 1423477111

Robert DeCormier : Ut'he Wena

This South African folksong is a traditional wedding song sung when the couple signs the wedding register. The melody is in the upper voice while the lower voices sing a musical accompaniment. Duration: ca. 2.20.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Country: South Africa

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50490092


Wayfaring Stranger : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 00-LG51625 : 783556007616

Robert DeCormier : Wayfaring Stranger

Robert DeCormier's a cappella setting of the Sacred Harp melody has been part of the choral repertoire for many years. If you haven't performed this recently, do it now!

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.40 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-LG51625


Wayfaring Stranger : SA : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 00-LG51626 : 783556007623

Robert DeCormier : Wayfaring Stranger

Robert DeCormier's a cappella setting of the Sacred Harp melody has been part of the choral repertoire for many years. If you haven't performed this recently, do it now!

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-LG51626


When I First Came to This Land : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08744739 : 073999884555

Robert DeCormier : When I First Came to This Land

Robert DeCormier adds his distinctive touch to this fun number written by Songwriters Hall of Fame member Oscar Brand.Available separately: SATB. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744739

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