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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.

Arranger: Jon Washburn | 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. In German. Duration: approx. 4:00

Arranger: Jon Washburn | Country: Germany

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


Bonny Portmore : SATB divisi : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 08501518 : 073999239362

Jon Washburn : Bonny Portmore

An Irish folksong popularized by Loreena McKennitt, this arrangement offers a showcase alto solo supported by lush choral harmonies and an accessible piano accompaniment.

Arranger: Jon Washburn | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | With Piano


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

Arranger: Jon Washburn | 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 : 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.

Composer: Jon Washburn

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

Arranger: Jon Washburn

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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.

Arranger: Jon Washburn | Country: Mexico

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


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.

Arranger: Jon Washburn | Country: Japan

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


Silver : SAB : Jon Washburn : 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.

Composer: Jon Washburn

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


Tango to Evora : SSAA : Jon Washburn : 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.

Arranger: Jon Washburn

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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.

Arranger: Jon Washburn | 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!

Arranger: Jon Washburn | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | A Cappella


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

Arranger: Jon Washburn

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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

A late 19th century composer, Hugo Wolf's songs, or Lieder, 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. Duration: ca. 3:15.

Arranger: Jon Washburn

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


Wiegenlied : SSATB : Jon Washburn : 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.

Arranger: Jon Washburn

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

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