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How Can I Keep from Singing?

Music by Robert Wadsworth Lowry

How Can I Keep From Singing?" (also known by its incipit "My Life Flows On in Endless Song") is a Christian hymn with music written by American Baptist minister Robert Wadsworth Lowry. The song is frequently, though erroneously, cited as a traditional Quaker or Shaker hymn. The original composition has now entered into the public domain, and appears in several hymnals and song collections, both in its original form and with a revised text. Though it was not originally a Quaker hymn, twentieth-century Quakers adopted it as their own and use it widely today.

    Release Date: 1869


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Bob Chilcott / Peter Hunt : SongStream : SAB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 9780193435452

Bob Chilcott / Peter Hunt : SongStream

SongStream is an exciting and innovative collection of 10 songs for youth choirs. Largely scored for SAB, with some divisi and optional parts, these songs combine the music of Bob Chilcott and the Voiceworks approach of Peter Hunt to present a dazzling array of pieces in all styles for young singers. Here are original compositions and arrangements, a gentle Japanese song and a gutsy setting of a Native American text, a funky spiritual and a Beatles encore, a tranquil folksong and a song noisily celebrating life and youthful energy. Accessible, relevant, and heart-warming, these pieces will communicate directly with young singers and their audiences and freshen any concert programme.

Songlist: Aka-Tonbo, Blue Mountain River, Can You Hear Me?, Give Me Strength , How Can I Keep From Singing?, The Ribbon , Shake the Bottle, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Three Country Dances In One, With A Little Help From My Friends

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Voicing: SAB | 9363b | Songbook | $13.95 | A Cappella


Larry Pugh (editor) : 6 Anthems For Women's Voices : SSA : 01 Songbook : 9781429102476 : 45/1158L

Larry Pugh (editor) : 6 Anthems For Women's Voices

Six attractive SSA anthems varied in musical style, both seasonal and non-seasonal in service usage, and all best-sellers in separate octavo format from some of today's favorite composers are now offered in this remarkable budget-stretching choral collection: "6 Anthems for Women's Voices." Let the men of the choir join their families in the congregation for Sunday worship and have the opportunity to enjoy hearing their female cohorts sing these inspirational anthems not only a great treat, but one in which they can reciprocate with the use of the companion volume of "7 Anthems for Men's Voices!". It is a wonderful opportunity to offer musical variety for the congregation, a Sunday "off" for half your choir, and to feature the talents of your female choir members.

Songlist: How Can I Keep From Singing?, Lulay Alleluia, I'm Gonna Sing, Christ Came To Bethlahem, Prayer For Peace, Father (O God), We Worship You

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Voicing: SSA | 8101b | Songbook | $6.95 | Accompanied


Various Arrangers : American Hymns for Male Voices : TTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : American Hymns for Male Voices

Judy Herrington established her reputation through her conducting work with the Tacoma Youth Chorus. Later, her books, folk song arrangements and choral series produced an ardent following. This a cappella arrangement of one of the great American hymns "How Can I Keep From Singing" is another tribute to her excellent work. "Bound For The Promised Land" - Canonic imitation and development propel this sturdy folk setting to a powerful and dramatic conclusion arranged by Emily Crocker. Here is an arrangement of "Almighty Father" by the great Leonard Bernstein.

Songlist: The Lord's Prayer, How Can I Keep from Singing?, Bound For The Promised Land, Almighty Father

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Voicing: TTBB | 7038b | Sheet Music | $6.50 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Intermediate Repertoire for Treble Voices : SSA. Treble : Sheet Music : 02437

Various Arrangers : Intermediate Repertoire for Treble Voices

The text of "Wind Song" is derived from the names for different types and characters of winds found all over the globe. Each wind is presented in its own language, and the mood of each is reflected in the music. Written to excite and intrigue, the creative and improvisatory work for women's choir "'s No Wonder" highlights the double meaning of the title. It's no wonder that winter itself creates snow wonder. The musical structure of "How Can I Keep From Singing?" is similar to the well known American folk hymn, Amazing Grace. A verse of Amazing Grace is included in the last section of this arrangement. "Songs From Gahu is a recreational piece of the Ewe (eh-weh), who live in Ghana and Togo, West Africa. Gahu" is a rich texture of singing, dancing, drumming, drama and the visual impact of colorful costumes. It originated in Nigeria and was brought to Ghana in the 1950's by Ewes who had travelled there, "Gahu" means "expensive dance" and refers to the elaborate nature of the costumes. These four songs (among many others) accompany the dancing and drumming of Gahu.

Songlist: Songs From Gahu, How Can I Keep from Singing?, 's No Wonder, Wind Song

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Voicing: SSA. Treble | 8075b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella


Jay Althouse : American Folk Songs for Solo Singers : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081397634  : 00-35567

Jay Althouse : American Folk Songs for Solo Singers

Most vocal teachers have already discovered Jay's extremely popular Folk Songs for Solo Singers collections. And now, Alfred is excited to offer another for vocal students and their teachers! American Folk Songs for Solo Singers includes an excellent variety of solo material for recitals, concerts, and contests, available in two voicings.

Songlist: Bright Morning Stars , Down in the Valley to Pray, Honey Babe , How Can I Keep from Singing?, My Lord, What a Mornin', Nine Hundred Miles, Old Joe Clark, Pretty Little Girl , Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child , Sun Don't Set in the Mornin', The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: Solo | 7258b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : American Folk Songs for Solo Singers : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081397603  : 00-35564

Jay Althouse : American Folk Songs for Solo Singers

Most vocal teachers have already discovered Jay's extremely popular Folk Songs for Solo Singers collections. And now, Alfred is excited to offer another for vocal students and their teachers! American Folk Songs for Solo Singers includes an excellent variety of solo material for recitals, concerts, and contests, available in two voicings.

Songlist: Bright Morning Stars , Down in the Valley to Pray, Honey Babe , How Can I Keep from Singing?, My Lord, What a Mornin', Nine Hundred Miles, Old Joe Clark, Pretty Little Girl , Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child , Sun Don't Set in the Mornin', The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: Solo | 7260b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Various Arrangers : Best of Songs of Inspiration and Celebration : Solo : Songbook : 841886012714 : 1847610935 : 49017668

Various Arrangers : Best of Songs of Inspiration and Celebration

30 well-known songs in attractive arrangements for 1-2 voices with easy-to-play piano accompaniments and guitar frames.

Songlist: All Things Bright and Beautiful, Amazing Grace, America, The Beautiful, Auld Lang Syne, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, For He's a Jolly Good Fellow, For the Beauty of the Earth, God of Our Fathers, God Save the Queen, Great Day!, Heart of Oak, He's Got the Whole World, Home! Sweet Home!, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, How Can I Keep from Singing?, I Got a Home in That Rock, I Vow to Thee, My Country, Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory, Land of My Fathers, Men of Harlech, O Canada!, O God, Our Help in Ages Past, Rule, Britannia, Simple Gifts, Shall We Gather at the River?, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Maple Leaf For Ever!, This Land of Ours, This Little Light of Mine

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Voicing: Solo | 2576b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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How Can I Keep from Singing? : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Songbook : 5100

Gwyneth Walker : How Can I Keep from Singing?

A very popular setting of the most popular Quaker hymn c. 1800.<

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.60 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 5100


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SSA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 5655

Gwyneth Walker : How Can I Keep from Singing?

A very popular setting of the most popular folk hymn.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.60 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 5655


How Can I Keep from Singing? : TTBB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 6336

Gwyneth Walker : How Can I Keep from Singing?

A very popular setting of the most popular folk hymn.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.60 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 6336


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SATB Divisi : 0 : Sheet Music : WLG148 : 884088994945

How Can I Keep from Singing?

Thoughtfully set to a new tune supported by a majestic piano accompaniment, the vocal lines seem to emulate the echos of the hills where this text may have first been sung. The rich choral texture and dramatic rise and fall of the work will make this a good selection for festival choirs. Duration: ca. 5:20

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WLG148


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SSAA : Robert Wadsworth Lowry; Karen P Thomas : Robert Wadsworth Lowry; Karen P Thomas : Sheet Music : SBMP894 : 964807008945

Robert Wadsworth Lowry; Karen P Thomas : How Can I Keep from Singing?

Starting with the most innocent of beginnings and featuring the famous treble melody, this piece builds to a dramatic ending while maintaining the integrity of the original tune. Set for both treble and mixed voices, it is a beautiful celebration of Lowry's hymn.

Composer: Robert Wadsworth Lowry; Karen P Thomas

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.05 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP894


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SATB divisi : Robert Wadsworth Lowry; Karen P Thomas : Robert Wadsworth Lowry; Karen P Thomas : Sheet Music : SBMP897 : 964807008976

Robert Wadsworth Lowry; Karen P Thomas : How Can I Keep from Singing?

Starting with the most innocent of beginnings and featuring the famous treble melody, this piece builds to a dramatic ending while maintaining the integrity of the original tune. Set for both treble and mixed voices, it is a beautiful celebration of Lowry's hymn.

Composer: Robert Wadsworth Lowry; Karen P Thomas

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP897


How Can I Keep from Singing? : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00124475 : 884088967567

Rollo Dilworth : How Can I Keep from Singing?

Now available for young singers in a 2-Part treble voicing, this treasured folk hymn comes alive in this vibrant gospel setting by Rollo Dilworth. An excellent concert opener!

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00124475


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SSA : Judith Herrington : Sheet Music : 08301553 : 073999781168

Judith Herrington : How Can I Keep from Singing?

Judy Herrington established her reputation through her conducting work with the Tacoma Youth Chorus. Later, her books, folk song arrangements and choral series produced an ardent following. This a cappella arrangement of one of the great American hymns is another tribute to her excellent work. Available: SSA a cappella, TBB a cappella.

Arranger: Judith Herrington

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301553


How Can I Keep from Singing? : TBB : Judith Herrington : Sheet Music : 08301554 : 073999119633

Judith Herrington : How Can I Keep from Singing?

Judy Herrington established her reputation through her conducting work with the Tacoma Youth Chorus. Later, her books, folk song arrangements and choral series produced an ardent following. This a cappella arrangement of one of the great American hymns is another tribute to her excellent work.

Arranger: Judith Herrington

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301554


How Can I Keep from Singing? : 2-Part : Mary Donnelly : Sheet Music : 08551358 : 073999285062

Mary Donnelly : How Can I Keep from Singing?

This gentle folk hymn is expertly arranged for young singers with a simple partner melody. Excellent 2-part programming! Available: 2-Part. Performance Time: Approx. 2:35.

Arranger: Mary Donnelly

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551358


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SAB : Emily Crocker : Sheet Music : 08745216 : 884088047986

Emily Crocker : How Can I Keep from Singing?

This plaintive 19th century melody, popularized by the 60s folk movement in a simple and elegant a cappella setting makes a wonderful feature for treble or mixed choirs, especially in a warm acoustic setting.Available separately: SAB and SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 2:20

Arranger: Emily Crocker

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745216


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SSA : Emily Crocker : Sheet Music : 08745244 : 884088053185

Emily Crocker : How Can I Keep from Singing?

This plaintive 19th century melody, popularized by the 60s folk movement in a simple and elegant a cappella setting makes a wonderful feature for treble or mixed choirs, especially in a warm acoustic setting.Available separately: SAB and SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 2:20

Arranger: Emily Crocker

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745244


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08745990 : 884088134129

Rollo Dilworth : How Can I Keep from Singing?

This treasured folk hymn comes alive in this vibrant gospel setting by Rollo Dilworth. An excellent concert opener!Available separately: SATB and SSAA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:15.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745990


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SSAA : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08747131 : 884088147907

Rollo Dilworth : How Can I Keep from Singing?

This treasured folk hymn comes alive in this vibrant gospel setting by Rollo Dilworth. An excellent concert opener!Available separately: SATB and SSAA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:15.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747131


How Can I Keep From Singing? : SSA : Rene Clausen : Rene Clausen : Sheet Music : 15-2971R : 9781429128780

Rene Clausen : How Can I Keep From Singing?

When most conductors see the name Rene Clausen attached to a piece of music, they tend to associate that selection with college or professional singers. Happily, on occasion, Rene brings his compositional talents and deep understanding of the voice to a broader range of ensembles. Although not easy, this piece is perfectly suitable for a high school or community treble choir.

Composer: Rene Clausen

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2971R


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SSA : Becki Slagle Mayo : Sheet Music : 35026743 : 884088454319 : 1423487761

Becki Slagle Mayo : How Can I Keep from Singing?

This arrangement for SSA voices is unique and accessible for developing choirs. The opening and closing antiphonal refrain, major and minor modes with homophonic and contrapuntal harmony, beautifully paints the text asking, How can I keep from singing? Available separately: SSA, PianoTrax CD. Duration: 3:31.

Arranger: Becki Slagle Mayo

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35026743


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SSA : Robert Lowry : Sheet Music : 48004608 : 073999698534

Robert Lowry : How Can I Keep from Singing?

The musical structure of this piece is similar to the well known American folk hymn, Amazing Grace. A verse of Amazing Grace is included in the last section of this arrangement.

Arranger: Robert Lowry

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004608


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SATB : Mack Wilberg : Mack Wilberg : Sheet Music : 9780193514164

Mack Wilberg : How Can I Keep from Singing?

Wilberg's arrangement of Robert Lowry's text and melody is a beautifully reflective take on the well-known hymn. Simple vocal lines are enhanced by a gently flowing accompaniment, rich in suspensions and harmonic interest. This part can be played on the piano, or by the unusual combination of flutes, cors anglais, harp, and strings.

Composer: Mack Wilberg

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.90 |
9780193514164


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SSAA : Sarah Quartel : Sarah Quartel : Sheet Music : 9780193522084

Sarah Quartel : How Can I Keep from Singing?

This lively reimagining of the traditional hymn is a thrilling a cappella arrangement which pairs the soaring legato melody with a rhythmic vocal accompaniment. Together, these elements capture both the gentle hope and the profound joy contained in the text. Also including moments of tenderness and reflection, the piece comes to a rousing close with an energy that engages singers and audience alike.

Composer: Sarah Quartel

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $3.25 | A Cappella |
9780193522084

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