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Arrangements with Vocal Percussion

One of the great things about the vocal band and contemporary a cappella movement is the advent of vocal percussion. Around for many years, vocal percussion is now an integral part of so many of the best groups out there. Even if you've never tried VP, you can imagine by watching your favorite percussionist that, wow, this stuff is hard - and amazing to listen to.

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Africa : SATB : Bryan Sharpe : David Paich : Toto : 00-43531 : 038081490717

Bryan Sharpe : Africa

This appealing 1983 number one hit by Toto is perfect for pop a cappella groups. Starting with the optional vocal percussion intro, the energy of the original builds to the finish. Recording provided by Ethos, directed by Brody McDonald.

Arranger: Bryan Sharpe | Composers: David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Toto

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-43531


As : TTTBBB : Deke Sharon : Stevie Wonder : Committed : Sheet Music : 00114540 : 884088875206

Deke Sharon : As

As performed by NBC's The Sing Off Season Two Winners Committed on their eponymous debut album, this uplifting Stevie Wonder classic combines both rich close harmony and interwoven polyrhythmic counterpoint, making it an impressive showstopper for an advanced group. Vocal percussion optional. Note: a full video of the song can be seen on www.youtube.com.

Arranger: Deke Sharon | Composer: Stevie Wonder Performed By: Committed

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Voicing: TTTBBB | Sheet Music | $2.20 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114540


Ba Ba Doo Ba (A Jazz Improv) : SATB : Nick Page : Nick Page : Sheet Music : 48004914 : 073999671322

Nick Page : Ba Ba Doo Ba (A Jazz Improv)

There are three sections to the piece. The audience can join in singing the opening groove. When the conductior or leader form the chorus gives the signal, the chorus goes into a second section. Because of the improvisational nature of jazz, the leader can then either return to the first section or go on the third section. During the first section, soloists should come forward to scat or create vocal drum grooves (percussion patterns made with the voice). Invite audience members to come forward to do solos. If you want, change the key of the piece or sing it fast or sing it slow or sing it slow, then fast to create vocal drum grooves to go in the background or, while the vocal drum grooves are wailing away, have the singing suddenly stop, letting the drum patterns shine out by themselves. Jazz is living music. You keep it alive by keeping it spontaneous. The piece should always end with the third section. The fast run at the end of the third section isn't so much sung, as it sounded-li

Composer: Nick Page

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004914


Bellas Finals : SATB divisi : Mark Brymer : Sheet Music : 00115046 : 884088877958

Mark Brymer : Bellas Finals

Perhaps the biggest a cappella moment in modern cinema, the Barden Bellas win the ICCAs with this exact full-length arrangement from the movie Pitch Perfect, distilled into 4-part harmony plus solo. Vocal percussion optional. The film Pitch Perfect presents the world of collegiate a cappella groups with a comedic flair and musical sassiness that your pop ensembles will love to recreate! Whether a cappella or accompanied, here is the Bellas' terrific mash-up, including: Don't You (Forget About Me), Give Me Everything (Tonight), Price Tag.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | TV/Movie: Pitch Perfect

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00115046 | Showtrax CD Available


Bellas Finals : SSAA : Deke Sharon : Sheet Music : 00118967 : 884088903985

Deke Sharon : Bellas Finals

Perhaps the biggest a cappella moment in modern cinema, the Barden Bellas win the ICCAs with this exact full-length arrangement from the movie Pitch Perfect, distilled into 4-part harmony plus solo. Vocal percussion optional.

Arranger: Deke Sharon

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00118967 | Showtrax CD Available


Black Horse and the Cherry Tree : SATB divisi : Deke Sharon : Sheet Music : 08749900 : 884088349639

Deke Sharon : Black Horse and the Cherry Tree

This future classic rock tune is arranged in the contemporary collegiate a cappella style with six vocal parts supporting the melody with a blend of sassy vocal harmonies and crisp, edgy instrumental textures. Works well with vocal percussion or drums (not notated, but easily improvised).

Arranger: Deke Sharon

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749900


Capelinha de Melao : SATB : Will Lopes : Sheet Music : 00204789 : 888680658328

Will Lopes : Capelinha de Melao

Invigorating vocal percussion and layered harmonies bring life and energy to this Brazilian children's song that will be an excellent world music addition to concerts in middle school and up. In Portuguese with background information, translation and pronunciation.

Arranger: Will Lopes | Country: Brazil

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00204789


Don't Stop the Music   : TTBB : Deke Sharon : Sheet Music : 00118964 : 884088903954

Deke Sharon : Don't Stop the Music

Pitch Perfect starts with a bang - The Treblemaker's arrangement of the modern Rhianna classic. A perfect show opener or closer for your male a cappella group (4-parts plus solo, vocal percussion optional).

Arranger: Deke Sharon

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00118964


Donkey Riding : SA : Thomas Bell : Sheet Music : 9780193805248 : 9780193805248

Thomas Bell : Donkey Riding

This fun, raucous, traditional Canadian sea shanty is arranged for SA, piano, hand-claps, thigh-slaps, and foot-stomps. The piano part is easy to play and the vocal lines are a delight to sing. This title is a perfect fit for school choirs. For SA and piano with body percussion.

Arranger: Thomas Bell | Country: Canada

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $3.25 | With Piano |
9780193805248


Fields of Gold : TTBB divisi : Ethan Sperry : Sting : Sting : Sheet Music : 00154363 : 888680100261

Ethan Sperry : Fields of Gold

This vibrant unaccompanied setting of the classic song by Sting opens gently with a solo voice, expanding to a duet, then the full chorus, before moving into tempo. Vocal percussion creates a colorful texture that will engage your singers and audiences in a fully unique way.

Arranger: Ethan Sperry | Composer: Sting Performed By: Sting

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Voicing: TTBB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154363


Gabi, Gabi : SATB : William Powell : Sheet Music : 08703250 : 073999032505

William Powell : Gabi, Gabi

This a cappella setting of a traditional South African praise song just bursts with joyful energy. Dynamic contrast, percussion and a wide range of layered vocal textures make this an appealing concert choice. Available: SATB a cappella. Performance Time: Approx. 2:15.

Arranger: William Powell | Country: South Africa

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703250


Hawaii Five-O Theme : SATB divisi : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 08202829 : 884088552794

Roger Emerson : Hawaii Five-O Theme

It's the instantly recognized theme from the incredibly popular TV show, now familiar to a new generation of fans in the 2010 version of the series. A great a cappella showcase for pop, jazz and show choirs, your singers will build performance skills and have fun in the process! Optional Vocal percussion. Duration: ca. 2:45.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Country: Hawaii

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202829 | Voicetrax CD Available


I Feel The Earth Move : SSAA : Deke Sharon : Carole King : Sheet Music : 00114543 : 884088875237

Deke Sharon : I Feel The Earth Move

One of rock's most iconic women's songs (from Carole King's Tapestry), this pulsing, rhythmic arrangement incorporates elements of doo-wop and contemporary a cappella beneath a barn-burning solo. Vocal or other percussion optional.

Arranger: Deke Sharon | Composer: Carole King

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114543


Just the Way You Are/Just a Dream  : SSAA : Deke Sharon : Sheet Music : 00118966 : 884088903978

Deke Sharon : Just the Way You Are/Just a Dream

Remember the scene in Pitch Perfect where Beca first teaches the Barden Bellas how to sing a mashup? This is that exact arrangement from the movie, distilled into 4-part harmony plus duet. Vocal percussion optional.

Arranger: Deke Sharon

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00118966


knickknack : SATB : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Sheet Music : knickknack

Bobby McFerrin : knickknack

The music from the hilarious Pixar short film of the same name which preceded Disney's Finding Nemo in movie theaters and on DVD. Great fun to sing and not hard to learn, 'Knickknack' provides charming musical accompaniment to an animated love-story-with-a-sense-of-humor. Audiences will recognize it instantly (unless they were out on the popcorn line).

Arranger: Bobby McFerrin | Composer: Bobby McFerrin Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella |
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Ma, He's Makin' Eyes at Me : SSAA : Linda Spevacek : Linda Spevacek : Sheet Music : 15-2038H : 000308104066

Linda Spevacek : Ma, He's Makin' Eyes at Me

Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, your women's group will sparkle with this smashing new arrangement, complete with clever, rhythmic "vocal orchestration" parts "accompanying" each verse! The rhythmic feel, along with the superb treatment of the text, should inspire added visual effects and creative movement.

Composer: Linda Spevacek

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Voicing: SSAA | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2038H


Masters in This Hall : 3-Part : Cristi Cary Miller : 00143111 : 888680052652

Cristi Cary Miller : Masters in This Hall

This arrangement of the traditional French carol is a great confidence builder for young choirs, with bold vocal lines, well-crafted harmonies and optional percussion that can be performed by the singers.

Arranger: Cristi Cary Miller

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00143111 | Voicetrax CD Available


New York VoiceDance : SATB : Greg Jasperse : Greg Jasperse : Sheet Music : 35027803 : 884088546823

Greg Jasperse : New York VoiceDance

If you have enjoyed Greg Jasperse' VoiceDance series, you will love this new addition written for the all-camp choir at the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp. A dance of joy and celebration, this new VoiceDance gives the opportunity for improvisation and percussion with Greg suggests several ways to perform the piece, making it adaptable for different choirs and performance times. Stunning in its creativeness and choral excellence.

Composer: Greg Jasperse

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35027803


O Sapo : SSATB : Stephen Hatfield : Sheet Music : 48018902 : 073999364538

Stephen Hatfield : O Sapo

In this irresistible Brazilian song setting, vocal lines imitate percussion patterns to create a truly infectious groove. Newly arranged for SSATB chorus. With optional percussion.

Arranger: Stephen Hatfield | Country: Brazil

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48018902


Ojos Azules : SSA : Stephen Hatfield : Sheet Music : 48019623 : 884088168094

Stephen Hatfield : Ojos Azules

A traditional Andean folk song set for three-part treble choir, this setting employs the use of exciting percussion and authentic vocal effects. The slow, melodious theme of the introduction leads into an intensely driven middle section which will excite singers and mesmerize listeners.

Arranger: Stephen Hatfield | Country: Peru

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019623


Prime Time Blues : SATBB : Anders Edenroth : Real Group : Sheet Music : WRG1014 : 884088223373

Anders Edenroth : Prime Time Blues

With its catchy melody, exciting vocal percussion and clever lyrics, this vocal jazz arrangement is simply awesome, and is the feature track on The Real Group's most recent album. Excellent for advanced high school or college vocal jazz groups.

Arranger: Anders Edenroth Performed By: Real Group

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Voicing: SATBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WRG1014


Right Round : TTBB : Deke Sharon : Pitch Perfect : Sheet Music : 00118965 : 884088903961

Deke Sharon : Right Round

Pitch Perfect's Treblemakers win the regionals with this rowdy, rollicking arrangement originally made popular by the Tufts Beelzebubs on NBC's The Sing Off Season One. 4-part harmony plus duet. Vocal percussion optional.

Arranger: Deke Sharon | Musical: Pitch Perfect

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00118965


Skyfall : SATB divisi : J.A.C. Redford : Adele : Adele : Sheet Music : 35029072 : 884088916114 : 1480345806

J.A.C. Redford : Skyfall

The hit single by Adele from the motion picture Skyfall has been creatively arranged by J.A.C Redford, the orchestrator of the film. Using vocal percussion and divisi vocal parts, J.A.C. has created a setting that is perfect for jazz and show choirs as well as concert choirs. Duration ca. 4:30.

Arranger: J.A.C. Redford | Composer: Adele Performed By: Adele | TV/Movie: Skyfall

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35029072


Waiting on the World to Change : SATB divisi : Deke Sharon : John Mayer : Sheet Music : 00114546 : 884088875268

Deke Sharon : Waiting on the World to Change

John Mayer's groovy, soulful anthem in full, 5-part a cappella harmony with solo (duet on the choruses). Light reggae groove/feel woven among pop harmonies above a playful bass line. Vocal percussion optional.

Arranger: Deke Sharon Performed By: John Mayer

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114546

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