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Jon Washburn

Living in: Canada

Jon Washburn is the Conductor and Artistic Director of Canada's outstanding professional vocal ensemble, the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Well known internationally for his mastery of choral technique and interpretation, Washburn travels widely as guest conductor, lecturer, clinician, and master teacher. In addition to Canada and the United States, he has performed in Russia, Finland, Estonia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, and Brazil.

Washburn's early musical experience was wide-ranging and eclectic. As a teenager, he was a jazz bass player and band leader. At university, he became heavily involved in musical theatre, specifically acting, singing, conducting, and stage directing. He earned a choral conducting degree at the University of Illinois and proceeded to pursue musicological studies at Northwestern and the University of British Columbia.

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A Stephen Foster Medley : SATB : Jon Washburn : Stephen Foster  : WW1372 : 884088066086

Jon Washburn : A Stephen Foster Medley

This glorious piece of Americana includes familiar melodies such as 'Camptown Races,' 'Beautiful Dreamer,' and 'Oh, Susanna' and would be a wonderful feature item for a concert program. Offers tantalizing possibilities for performance and staging.

Composer: Stephen Foster | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1372


Bist du bei mir : SAATB : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : WW1378 : 884088142872

Jon Washburn : Bist du bei mir

This beautiful, unique arrangement of the famous air collected by J.S. Bach features an inspiring text which translates as, "If you are with me," and works well in both secular concert and sacred contexts including memorial services. Washburn's versatile setting can be performed with the organ and harp accompaniment provided, or a cappella, and can feature a soprano or treble soloist.

Country: Germany

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Voicing: SAATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1378


Chinese Melodies - Two Songs on Love and Nature : SATB divisi : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : WW1360 : 884088065966

Jon Washburn : Chinese Melodies - Two Songs on Love and Nature

Unusual and charming but not unduly difficult, this fun arrangement by honored Canadian choral master Jon Washburn can be sung in either transliterated Chinese or in English. Includes 'Kang Ding Love Song' and 'Looking for Plum Blossoms in the Snow.' Duration: approx. 4:00

Country: China

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.45 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1360


Dona Nobis Pacem : SATB : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 50600078 : 888680041762 : 1495008509

Jon Washburn : Dona Nobis Pacem

Incorporating the traditional melody that we all associate with this title, Jon Washburn has composed a new melody and overlays the word Peace spoken in 40 languages. Scored for double choir, there is a beautiful antiphonal effect that adds to the sense of Peace being encouraged by the choir.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600078


I Will Sing New Songs of Gladness : SATB : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : WW1465 : 884088568382

Jon Washburn : I Will Sing New Songs of Gladness

This uplifting arrangement offers one of DvorŠk's Biblical Songs in a choral setting that can be sung a cappella as well as with DvorŠk's original piano accompaniment. The perfect masterwork to add to your programming! Duration: ca. 2:50.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1465


La Llorona : SATB : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 50600487 : 888680602673 : 1495057445

Jon Washburn : La Llorona

This heartfelt Mexican folksong features altos for much of the melody, a strumming piano accompaniment (or harp), glistening women's glissandi and a soaring soprano solo descant. In Spanish.

Country: Mexico

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600487


Lamb of God : SATB : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : WW1390 : 884088140755

Jon Washburn : Lamb of God

A meditative, soothing mood piece or choral benediction suitable for worship or concert, this approachable setting is accessible to choirs at many levels. Can be accompanied by keyboard or harp.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1390


Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) : SATB divisi : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 50498573 : 884088792282 : 1476867984

Jon Washburn : Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)

Jon Washburn has crafted a lush and dramatic setting of this traditional Japanese folksong. Using the choir as a traditional Japanese stringed folk instrument, Jon sets the mood with a gentle vocal accompaniment for a soprano solo. Soon the dynamics swell and the full sense of spring and the wonder of nature explode with vocal intensity, painting the picture of the arrival of spring.

Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50498573


Silver : SAB : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 50498574 : 884088792299 : 1476867992

Jon Washburn : Silver

Jon Washburn musically draws special, deep emotions to color this evocative text by Walter de la Mare. The mood is created through the use of a glistening piano part and a brooding choral part. Vocal parts are kept in a moderate range, mood and motion with small rhythmic devices to delight and challenge the singers. Duration: ca. 3:30.

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50498574


Tango To Evora : SATB divisi : Jon Washburn : Loreena McKennitt : Sheet Music : WW1297 : 073999792966

Jon Washburn : Tango To Evora

Masterfully arranged by Vancouver Chamber Choir conductor Jon Washburn with cymbals and soft handclapping, the sensual but innocent tango melody in the choir gives an expressive background to a 'floating' soprano solo. Moderately easy.

Composer: Loreena McKennitt

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1297


Tango to Evora : SSAA : Jon Washburn : Loreena McKennitt : Sheet Music : WW1424 : 884088351984

Jon Washburn : Tango to Evora

The widely perfomed SATB version of Loreena McKennitt's beautiful song is now available for women's voices, adding yet another dimension to this great piece. For high school and beyond, the perfect piece for any concert! With Piano and Bell (or Triangle). Duration: ca. 3:15.

Composer: Loreena McKennitt

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.00 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1424


Tell My Ma : SSA : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : WW1436 : 884088498986

Jon Washburn : Tell My Ma

Now available for women's voices! Rollicking and upbeat, this playful setting of a traditional Irish children's song is accented with hand-clapping and foot-stomping. Limited ranges and familiar harmonies enhance its accessibility and make it a winner! Duration: ca. 2:15.

Country: Ireland

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1436


Tell My Ma : SATB divisi : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 08501572 : 073999686883

Jon Washburn : Tell My Ma

Rollicking and upbeat, this playful setting of a traditional Irish children's song is accented with hand-clapping and foot-stomping. Limited ranges and familiar harmonies enhance its accessibility and make it a winner!

Country: Ireland

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08501572


The Glory Manger : TTBB : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 08501600 : 884088065997

Jon Washburn : The Glory Manger

Well-written straightforward arrangement of one of the more unusual spirituals, suitable for a holiday concert or worship service. Familiar harmonies make it an easily learned, readily programmed piece. Duration: approx. 2:00

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08501600


The Star (A Christmas Scene) : SATB : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 50486237 : 884088067021 : 142341098X

Jon Washburn : The Star (A Christmas Scene)

A magical Christmas scene - this carol tapestry includes I Wonder As I Wander, Rise Up Shepherd, and How Brightly Shines the Morning Star, all with a connecting narration from Carl Sandburg's poem Special Starlight. Perfect for setting a special mood for December concerts. Recorded by the Phoenix Bach Choir. Used by Permission. Performance Time: Approx. 8:50

Poetry By: Carl Sandburg

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50486237


Verborgenheit : SATB : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : WW1405 : 884088222482

Jon Washburn : Verborgenheit

Late 19th century composer Hugo Wolf's songs are well-suited for the mature high school or college choir. Verborgenheit, translated to "seclusion", offers great opportunities to explore Wolf's often dark and strong emotions through the music. This exquisite setting builds on Wolf's tonality, harmonically implied in the piano part, which is left intact in this arrangement.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1405


Wiegenlied : SSATB : Jon Washburn : Johannes Brahms : Sheet Music : 50499576 : 884088988012 : 1480371289

Jon Washburn : Wiegenlied

Arranged simply for mixed voices, clarinet and piano four-hands, the lovely Brahms cradle song becomes a work for reflection, healing and introspection, especially appropriate as a quiet encore or choral benediction. Optional 1 piano, 4 hands included with octavo.

Composer: Johannes Brahms

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50499576

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