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From a Distance

Music by Julie Gold

Originally Performed by Bette Midler

"From a Distance" is a song written in 1987 by American singer-songwriter Julie Gold. Gold was working as a secretary at the time for Home Box Office and writing songs in her free time. Gold's friend, Christine Lavin, introduced the song to Nanci Griffith who first recorded it for her 1987 album, Lone Star State of Mind. It quickly became a favorite of Griffith's fans around the world.

The song also became subject of many interpretations with the most famous being the Bette Midler version.

    Release Date: 1987, Grammy Winner, Song of the Year, 1991

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various Arrangers : Men's Pop Hits : TTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Men's Pop Hits

The classic Beatles song "Yesterday", as recorded by the popular group Boyz II Men, is given a wonderful treatment here by Mac Huff, guaranteed to spellbind your audience. "You Raise Me up" is now available in this a cappella concert arrangement, and the moving lyrics and soaring vocals of this Josh Groban classic will inspire all who hear it. Masterful! Here is a soulful a cappella rendition of "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay", the #1 pop hit by Otis Redding, that's great for contemporary groups. "From a Distance" is a stunning new a cappella setting of the #1 pop hit by Bette Midler. These powerful lyrics and a timeless melody will create an unforgettable concert moment. Magical!

Songlist: From A Distance, (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay, You Raise Me Up

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Voicing: TTBB | 2214b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Women's Popular Jazz : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Women's Popular Jazz

"I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" is a whimsical gem for female voices and will captivate your audiences. Kirby's exquisite arrangement of this classic song lets each section blossom with a turn at the melody. Mac Huff's arrangement of Bette Midler's #1 pop hit "From A Distance" has powerful lyrics and a timeless melody that will create an unforgettable concert moment. Magical! Michele Weir's arrangements of "Rock-A-Bye Baby" is a smooth jazz delight and the vocal jazz standard "Java Jive"gets a great a cappella treatment with the Kirby Shaw touch! Still swings!

Songlist: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, Java Jive, From a Distance, Rock-A-Bye Baby

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Voicing: SSAA | 2372b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Bette Midler  : The Bette Midler Songbook : Solo : Songbook : 884088405960 : 1423481666 : 00307067

Bette Midler : The Bette Midler Songbook

Vocal transcriptions of 25 songs from the Divine Miss M, all in their original keys

Songlist: Bed of Roses, Blueberry Pie, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Chapel of Love, Do You Want To Dance?, Friends, From A Distance, The Gift of Love, The Glory of Love, Hello in There, It's Too Late, Mele Kalikimaka, Midnight in Memphis, Mr. Rockefeller, Pretty Legs (And Great Big Knockers), The Rose, Some People's Lives, Stay With Me, Stuff Like That There, Tenderly, There Is Something Your Heart Has Been Telling Me, Ukulele Lady, When Your Life Was Low, The Wind Beneath My Wings, You're Moving Out Today

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Bette Midler | 5003b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Favorite Pop Songs : Audition Songs for Female Singers : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088469313 : 1423489446 : 14028738

Favorite Pop Songs : Audition Songs for Female Singers

No more problems finding an accompanist! Make a big impression with these 10 great songs, carefully selected for singers auditioning for shows or bands!

Songlist: Come What May, Don't Speak, From A Distance, Hero, I Will Always Love You, I Will Survive, Saving All My Love For You, That Don't Impress Me Much, The Wind Beneath My Wings, You Must Love Me

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Voicing: Solo | 5783b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Voice and Piano


Pro Vocal : Timeless Hits - Women's Edition : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088279431 : 1423465555 : 00740421

Pro Vocal : Timeless Hits - Women's Edition

Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for nine hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band.

Songlist: Don't Sleep In The Subway, Downtown, Everybody Loves A Lover, From A Distance, I Know A Place, My Love, Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), A Sign Of The Times

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Voicing: Solo | 5009b | Songbook & CD | $14.99 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Various Artists : Ladies of Song : Solo : Songbook : 884088466992 : 1423488989 : 00311948

Various Artists : Ladies of Song

This terrific collection includes over 70 songs associated with some of the greatest female vocalists ever recorded. These "ladies of song" include Barbra Streisand, Etta James, Liza Minnelli, Peggy Lee, and Sarah Vaughan, to name but a few.

Songlist: All I Could Do Was Cry, And All That Jazz, Aquellos Ojos Verdes (Green Eyes), Baby (You've Got What It Takes), Be Anything (But Be Mine), Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much), The Best Is Yet To Come, Blame It On The Bossa Nova, But Beautiful, Buttons And Bows, Cabaret, Call Me, Changing Partners, Come Rain or Come Shine, Daddy, Dear Hearts And Gentle People, Dear Ruby, Dearly Beloved, Don't Be That Way, Downtown, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, From A Distance, The Girl From Ipanema (Gar™ta De Ipanema), God Bless' The Child, Golden Earrings, Guilty, A Guy Is A Guy, How High The Moon, I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5795b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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From a Distance : SATB : Mac Huff : Julie Gold : Bette Midler : Songbook : 02500338 : 073999067798

Mac Huff : From a Distance

Here's a stunning new a cappella setting of the #1 pop hit by Bette Midler. These powerful lyrics and a timeless melody will create an unforgettable concert moment. Magical!Available separately: SATB, SSAA and TTBB a cappella. Performance Time: Approx. 3:40.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Julie Gold Performed By: Bette Midler

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02500338


From a Distance : SSAA : Mac Huff : Julie Gold : Bette Midler : Sheet Music : 02500339 : 073999906363

Mac Huff : From a Distance

Here's a stunning new a cappella setting of the #1 pop hit by Bette Midler. These powerful lyrics and a timeless melody will create an unforgettable concert moment.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Julie Gold Performed By: Bette Midler

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02500339


From A Distance : TTBB : Mac Huff : Julie Gold : Bette Midler : Sheet Music : 02500340 : 073999148053

Mac Huff : From A Distance

Here's a stunning new a cappella setting of the #1 pop hit by Bette Midler. These powerful lyrics and a timeless melody will create an unforgettable concert moment.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Julie Gold Performed By: Bette Midler

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02500340


From a Distance : SATB : Ed Lojeski : Julie Gold : Bette Midler : Sheet Music : 08200224 : 073999002249

Ed Lojeski : From a Distance

Ed Lojeski's masterful arrangement of Bette Midler's mega-hit will make you think you are hearing the song for the first time! Featuring both solo and full choral lines, the powerful message of lyrics and music will create an unforgettable concert moment. Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:35.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Julie Gold Performed By: Bette Midler

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200224 | Showtrax CD Available


From a Distance : 2-Part : Ed Lojeski : Julie Gold : Bette Midler : Sheet Music : 08200226 : 073999002263

Ed Lojeski : From a Distance

Ed Lojeski's masterful arrangement of Bette Midler's mega-hit will make you think you are hearing the song for the first time! Featuring both solo and full choral lines, the powerful message of lyrics and music will create an unforgettable concert moment. Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:35.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Julie Gold Performed By: Bette Midler

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200226 | Showtrax CD Available


From a Distance : SATB : 0 : Sheet Music : 00-5802FC1X : 029156619621

From a Distance

Teena's brilliant arrangement of Bette Midler's inspirational hit is dynamic, building from simple unison texture to fully-complemented harmonies within a series of strategically placed modulations. The text is exceptionally moving.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-5802FC1X


From a Distance : SSA : 0 : Sheet Music : 00-5802FC2X : 029156213690

From a Distance

Teena's brilliant arrangement of Bette Midler's inspirational hit is dynamic, building from simple unison texture to fully-complemented harmonies within a series of strategically placed modulations. The text is exceptionally moving.

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-5802FC2X

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