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Jerome Kern

Born: 1885. Died: 1945. Lived in: United States

Jerome David Kern was born in 1885. He began his stage career grafting American songs (for which he wrote the music) into imported European operettas. His breakthrough came with the song "They Didn't Believe Me", written (with lyrics by Edward Laska) for a show called "The Girl from Utah". It established him as a major American composer in 1914. Married to a Englishwoman, Kern became an Anglophile, and teamed up with British writers Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse to write the so-called "Princess Theatre musicals"--shows like "Very Good, Eddie" and "Leave It To Jane", which were unusual not so much for their silly storylines but for the fact that the characters were everyday people rather than the exotic characters of operetta, and also for the fact that these shows had few sets and small casts. He later wrote shows like "Sally" and "Sunny", both loaded with song hits, star casts and spectacular sets but silly plots.


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Kirby Shaw : The Way You Look Tonight : Showtrax CD : 884088134334 : 08621503

Kirby Shaw : The Way You Look Tonight

Set in a happy swing tempo, this standard arranged by Kirby Shaw just brims with energy. The vibrant rhythms and full jazz harmonies complete the package.Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSA. Instrumental ePak includes parts for Trumpet 1 & 2, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Guitar, Bass and Drums. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. 2:40

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2834p | Showtrax CD | $22.95

Kirby Shaw : Smoke Gets in Your Eyes : Showtrax CD : 884088327972 : 08749839

Kirby Shaw : Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Set in a smooth samba style, this arrangement will showcase your vocal jazz or pop ensemble at their very best! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:45.

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2838p | Showtrax CD | $24.95

Mark Hayes : All the Things You Are : Showtrax CD : 888680010003 : 1480391387 : 35029750

Mark Hayes : All the Things You Are

Hammerstein and Kern's popular hit, and part of the American songbook, is presented with a light and jazzy Latin feel, complete with optional instrumental parts or rhythmic accompaniment track. Smooth vocal lines sit above the exciting samba-like accompaniment. Accessible to all levels and gorgeous for many voicings. Duration: ca. 3:25

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2843p | Showtrax CD | $26.95

Paris Rutherford : All The Things You Are : Showtrax CD : 884088539320 : 08752484

Paris Rutherford : All The Things You Are

Your audience will be swept away with this inviting setting of the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein classic! Opening with a warm, rubato piano intro followed by vibrant opening chords from the singers, this chart settles into a fresh swing treatment that will make everyone smile! Available separately: SATB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (pno, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 4:20.

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2899p | Showtrax CD | $26.95

Rosana Eckert : Pick Yourself Up : Voicetrax CD : 888680709075 : 00244854

Rosana Eckert : Pick Yourself Up

This great swing tune by Jerome Kern and from the hit 1936 movie Swing Time is here masterfully arranged for the developing vocal jazz choir. Positive lyrics and a written out scat section allow this to be equally successful in a jazz choir or a larger mixed choir looking for a fun and upbeat song in your program.

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7865p | Voicetrax CD | $26.95

Steve Zegree : Look for the Silver Lining : Showtrax CD : 073999564099 : 08551799

Steve Zegree : Look for the Silver Lining

Looking for a way to introduce jazz to your youngest choirs? This fine arrangement will do just that while entertaining your audience as well. Fun!Available separately: 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:20.

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2829p | Showtrax CD | $22.95

Steve Zegree : Pick Yourself Up : Showtrax CD : 884088327651 : 08749818

Steve Zegree : Pick Yourself Up

Develop vocal jazz style and an introduction to improvisation with this fun swing arrangement with a great message that is perfect for younger choirs! Nothing's impossible I have found. For when my chin is on the ground I pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again. Available separately: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD.

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2837p | Showtrax CD | $24.95

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