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Simple Gifts

Music by Elder Joseph Brackett

Originally Performed by The King's Singers

The song was largely unknown outside Shaker communities until Aaron Copland used its melody for the score of Martha Graham's ballet Appalachian Spring (Shakers once worshipped on Holy Mount, in the Appalachians), first performed in 1944. Copland used "Simple Gifts" a second time in 1950 in his first set of Old American Songs for voice and piano, which was later orchestrated. Many people thought that the tune of "Simple Gifts" was a traditional Celtic one but both the music and original lyrics are actually the compositions of Brackett. "Simple Gifts" has been adapted or arranged many times since by folksingers and composers.

    Release Date: 1848
Awards
2008 - Grammy Winner - Best Classical Crossover Album


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Sally K. Albrecht : All-American Partner Songs : Songbook : 038081489773  : 00-43437

Sally K. Albrecht : All-American Partner Songs

Here's a great way to introduce young singers to classic patriotic and folk songs while developing independent part-singing. These well-known favorites will never go out of style! You may even want to invite the audience to sing along in performance. Includes easy-to-teach staging suggestions for eight of the twelve selections. Recommended for grades 2--7. Includes reproducible student pages.

Songlist: America, America the Beautiful, Bill Bailey, Ev'ry Night When the Sun Goes In, Oh! Susanna, Polly Wolly Doodle, Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, Sweet Betsy from Pike, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, The Yankee Doodle Boy, You're a Grand Old Flag

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40774b | Songbook | $29.95


Various Arrangers : Wedding Songs for Vocal Duet : Duet : Songbook : 073999829013 : 157560762X : 02500735

Various Arrangers : Wedding Songs for Vocal Duet

Add a celebratory tone to your special day with this unique selection of love songs. These duets are arranged for high voice/low voice combinations so any type of vocal pairing will work. Includes 23 great wedding classics: Ave Maria - Flower Duet - Sunrise, Sunset - Through the Years - We've Only Just Begun - and more.

Songlist: Follow Me, For You, Laudate Dominum, Ave Maria, Simple Gifts, Butterfly Kisses, Through The Years, For Always, Give Me Forever (I Do), Amazing Grace, Flower Duet, Panis Angelicus, Bist du bei mir (You Are With Me), I Love You Truly, Sunrise, Sunset, Longer, May You Always, Oh, Promise Me, Perhaps Love, We've Only Just Begun, When I Fall In Love, Your Song

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Voicing: Duet | 8430b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Aaron Copland : Old American Songs Complete : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088549084 : 1617803928 : 48020988

Aaron Copland : Old American Songs Complete

Mixed voice arrangements by David Brunner, Irving Fine, Glenn Koponen, Gregory Rose, and R. Wilding-White collected for the first time in a complete edition. Includes the original notes on the songs.

Songlist: The Boatmen's Dance, The Dodger, Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, I Bought Me a Cat, The Little Horses, Zion's Walls, The Golden Willow Tree, At the River, Ching-a-ring Chaw

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Voicing: SATB | 7558b | Songbook | $8.95


Alexander L'Estrange : Oh Shenandoah and Other American Folksongs : SAB : Book : 9780571529353 : 12-0571529356

Alexander L'Estrange : Oh Shenandoah and Other American Folksongs

Oh Shenandoah: This volume is a toe-in-the-water introduction to some of the great and much loved American folksongs. Two individual songs are presented here, Oh Shenandoah and Simple Gifts, along with Low-down on the Hoe-down - a rip-roaring medley of light-hearted line dance tunes.

Songlist: Oh Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, Low-down on the Hoe-down

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Voicing: SAB | 40753b | Book | $5.50


Alexander L'Estrange : Oh Shenandoah and Other American Folksongs : SA : Book : 9780571529360 : 12-0571529364

Alexander L'Estrange : Oh Shenandoah and Other American Folksongs

Oh Shenandoah: This volume is a toe-in-the-water introduction to some of the great and much loved American folksongs. Two individual songs are presented here, Oh Shenandoah and Simple Gifts, along with Low-down on the Hoe-down - a rip-roaring medley of light-hearted line dance tunes.

Songlist: Oh Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, Low-down on the Hoe-down

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Voicing: SA | 40754b | Book | $5.50


Derric Johnson : A Cappella Americana Songbook : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : Derric Johnson : 884088075088 : 1423412400 : 08745572

Derric Johnson : A Cappella Americana Songbook

Widely considered to one of today's top a cappella arrangers Derric Johnson is also one of our favorites. This songbook is a collection of 14 classic American folk songs as for arranged and performed by Derric Johnson's Liberty Voices and which can be heard on their CDs "A Cappella Americana" and "A Slice of A Cappella". To study a Derric Johnson arrangement is to contemplate the canon of a master. Key to his style is his seamless blending of classical choral and jazz idioms that are fresh, yet easy to assimilate. We highly recommend this songbook for most all choirs, ensembles and groups should have a least one Derric Johnson arrangement in their repertoire.

Songlist: America, The Beautiful, Love's Old Sweet Song, My Country 'Tis Of Thee, Oh! Susanna, Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, Skip To My Lou, The Star Spangled Banner, Swing Low, Taps, The Red White And Blue, We The People, Yankee Doodle, You Are My Sunshine

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9391b | Songbook | $11.95 | A Cappella


Joe Ambroso : Choir Starters : 01 Songbook Warm Ups : vm10

Joe Ambroso : Choir Starters

Start every rehearsal with Music! The well-loved tunes in Choir Starters are effective, enjoyable, and energizing ways to begin every rehearsal. Flexible voicing and thoughtful arranging provides options for ensembles of any combination or age (including those with changing voices). Choir directors will appreciate the efficiency that Choir Starters brings to their rehearsals, and singers will jump at the chance to begin every rehearsal with real tunes! Each Choir Starter is arranged in two parts, each written in both treble and bass clefs. This flexible voicing allows Choir Starters to be sung by ensembles of any age or voicing, including: SATB, SAB, 3-Part Mixed (SAT), SA (Trebles), TB (Men's), or Unison voices. This collection is useful for choirs of all ages and abilities!

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Aura Lee, Battle Hymn of the Rupublic, Buffalo Gals, Down by the Riverside, My Country 'Tis of Thee, My Old Kentucky Home, Oh, Susanna, Simple Gifts, Yankee Doodle

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6859b | Songbook Warm Ups | $5.95


John Jacobson : Patriotic Partners : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : John Jacobson : 884088479909 : 1423491750 : 09971405

John Jacobson : Patriotic Partners

Let your patriotic pride shine and develop independent 2-part singing for a winning partnership! John Jacobson and Tom Anderson have partnered up new creative lyrics and singable melodies with patriotic favorites in this spirited collection you will use again and again. Young singers will learn each melody separately, and then sing them together for instant harmonic fun. Watch the excitement grow! The Teacher Edition offers piano/vocal arrangements with choreography, and, for added value, reproducible vocal sheets and teaching objectives linked to the National Standards for each song. Stretch your budget dollars further with the Classroom Kit and receive the Teacher Edition and an ENHANCED CD with performance and accompaniment song tracks, plus PDFs of singer songsheets for projection options! Don't miss this winning collection of spirited originals partnered with patriotic favorites 3-6.

Songlist: America, America For Me, America, The Beautiful, Down By The Riverside, Give Love, Have You Ever Seen A Yankee Doodle?, Hip Hop Hooray For The U.S.A., Home Sweet Home, I Love America, I Love That Grand Old Flag, Let Freedom Ring, Simple Gifts, There's A Light, Three Cheers For America, Yankee Doodle Boy, You're A Grand Old Flag

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Voicing: 2-Part | 9679b | Songbook | $19.95


Paul Jennings : Do Re Mi Fa Fun : 01 Songbook : 073999040197 : 44204019

Paul Jennings : Do Re Mi Fa Fun

The core of this valuable resource is a set of 12 sequenced songs for grades 2-6 to help students learn solfege syllables in an enjoyable way. Includes folk songs, rounds, canons and masterworks.

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Angels We Have Heard On High, Do Re Mi Fa Fun, Fly Away, Frog Went A-Courtin', Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring, Minuet (Royal Fireworks), Mr. Caruso, Practice Makes Perfect, Simple Gifts, You're My Friend

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6649b | Songbook | $19.95


Various Arrangers : Women's Spirituals Vol 3 : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Women's Spirituals Vol 3

'Down in the Valley to Pray' was featured in the film 'O Brother Where Art Thou?' (only it was titled 'Down in River to Pray'), workers in a field sang the song with great fervor as they swung their hoes plowing the land. The song is African-American in origin, perhaps with some Appalachian influence due to the use of the pentatonic scale. The piece should be sung with great energy, with an ever-strong pulse on the first beat of the measure. The ever-popular spiritual, 'Wade in the Water' is especially fun to sing in this arrangement. It lends itself to accompaniment well, or it can be sung a cappella. The great 3 part harmony mixed with the very expressive dynamics make it very fun to sing. The wonderful melody hardly needs decoration. At times, indeed, it seems that harmony merely gets in its way. This arrangement is intended to highlight the tune's effectiveness through its simple and straightforward persentation. With the possible exception of a slight slowing in the final few measures, the piece should remain in tempo thorughout, and dynamics should err on the side of comfortably soft. 'The 'river' figure should remain a background murmur with little or no change in dynamic. Joan Szymko's 'Amazing Grace' is very exciting, there isn't a boring line in any voice part. 'Simple Gifts' is one of 12.000 songs composed by the Shakers during the middle of the nineteenth century. Thought to be written by Shaker Elder Joseph Brackett, the song was both an instruction for like as well sa an instruction for dancing. This arrangement starts out unison before breaking off into glorious 4 part women's harmonies.

Songlist: Down in the Valley to Pray, Some of These Days, Amazing Grace, Simple Gifts

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Voicing: SSAA | 9458b | Sheet Music | $7.50 | A Cappella


Yumiko Matsuoka : Collection : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music

Yumiko Matsuoka : Collection

An arrangement of the classic folk song "Black Is The Color" that reflects the deep dark color of "my true love's hair." Opens with a tenor solo, then develops into a warm, full-textured chorus. "The Lord's Prayer" is a solemn and heartfelt a cappella rendition of the well-known tune. Rich close harmony is employed throughout, which soars to a climax with "for Thine is the kingdom." . An old English folk "Scarborough Fair" song made popular by Simon and Garfunkel arranged with a larger ensemble in mind. Tenor sings the melody, surrounded by soprano/bass pedal point and alto/baritone ostinato lines. It then shifts into different moods, keys and harmonic settings, sensitively corresponding to the lyrics. "My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night" is one of the Stephen Foster evergreens, this arrangement starts with male unison, then develops into a rich close harmony with some twists here and there. Followed by a short baritone solo, it builds up to a beautiful climax with a key change, and a calm, pensive ending. An excellent showcase for a strong small group. "The Water Is Wide" is a ballad to be savored by both singers and audiences. It showcases male and female soloists over a beautiful, haunting background lines, builds up to the tutti section where each part has a moment to shine, then comes to a quiet close with a reprise of the male solo. "Simple Gifts" is an arrangement written for Vox One's album Pure Imagination, this Shaker song is transformed into an ode to the open skies of Africa. Combining a Swahili phrase for "dance and sing" and vowels not commonly used in choral singing, a bed of background lines are laid to carry the melody in 9/8. Its uplifting message comes through strongly as joyous rhythm and harmony is weaved together by each part.

Songlist: Black Is the Color, The Lord's Prayer, My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night, Scarborough Fair, The Water Is Wide, Simple Gifts

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | Performed by Vox One | 2220b | Sheet Music | $15.95 | A Cappella


Aaron Copland : Old American Songs Complete : Solo : Songbook : 073999280685 : 161774011X : 48018783

Aaron Copland : Old American Songs Complete

The two sets of Old American Songs are beloved, standard vocal literature. This edition combines them in one publication, and also transposes them from the original Medium Voice keys both up for High Voice, and down for Low Voice. The original Medium Voice publications remain available.

Songlist: I Bought Me A Cat, Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, The Boatmen's Dance, The Dodger, The Little Horses, Zion's Walls, The Golden Willow Tree, At The River, Ching-A-Ring Chaw

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Voicing: Solo | 40262b | Songbook | $17.95 | Voice and Piano


Aaron Copland : Aaron Copland - Old American Songs Complete (High Voice) : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 884088349004 : 1423479939 : 48019953

Aaron Copland : Aaron Copland - Old American Songs Complete (High Voice)

The two sets of Old American Songs are beloved, standard vocal literature. This edition combines both sets in one publication, available for the first time with online recorded piano accompaniments.

Songlist: I Bought Me A Cat, Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, The Boatmen's Dance, The Dodger, The Little Horses, Zion's Walls, The Golden Willow Tree, At The River, Ching-A-Ring Chaw

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Voicing: Solo | 40277b | Songbook & Online Audio | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Aaron Copland : Aaron Copland - Old American Songs Complete (Medium Voice) : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088349011 : 1423479912 : 48019954

Aaron Copland : Aaron Copland - Old American Songs Complete (Medium Voice)

The two sets of Old American Songs are beloved, standard vocal literature. This edition combines both sets in one publication, available for the first time with a CD of piano accompaniments.

Songlist: I Bought Me A Cat, Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, The Boatmen's Dance, The Dodger, The Little Horses, Zion's Walls, The Golden Willow Tree, At The River, Ching-A-Ring Chaw

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Voicing: Solo | 40278b | Songbook & 1 CD | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Aaron Copland : Aaron Copland - Old American Songs Complete (Low Voice) : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088349028 : 1423480848 : 48019955

Aaron Copland : Aaron Copland - Old American Songs Complete (Low Voice)

The two sets of Old American Songs are beloved, standard vocal literature. This edition combines both sets in one publication, available for the first time with a CD of piano accompaniments.

Songlist: I Bought Me A Cat, Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, The Boatmen's Dance, The Dodger, The Little Horses, Zion's Walls, The Golden Willow Tree, At The River, Ching-A-Ring Chaw

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Voicing: Solo | 40279b | Songbook & 1 CD | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Aaron Copland : Old American Songs Complete : Solo : Songbook : 884088402709 : 1423480392 : 48020607

Aaron Copland : Old American Songs Complete

The two sets of Old American Songs are beloved, standard vocal literature. This edition combines the original Medium Voice sets in one publication. Transposed editions also available: (48018783 High Voice, $14.99 48018784 Low Voice, $14.99)

Songlist: Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, The Boatmen's Dance, The Dodger, The Little Horses, Zion's Walls, The Golden Willow Tree, I Bought Me a Cat, At the River, Ching-a-ring Chaw

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Voicing: Solo | 40280b | Songbook | $17.95 | Voice and Piano


Jay Althouse : Encores for Solo Singers - High : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081212227  : 00-21831

Jay Althouse : Encores for Solo Singers - High

Alfred's newest addition to the ...for Solo Singers series offers 11 masterful vocal solo settings, designed to bring down the house or add the perfect final closing sentiment to your presentation. Well-known composers/arrangers Jay Althouse, Sally Albrecht, and Mark Hayes are all represented in this collection.

Songlist: Battle Hymn of the Republic, Bringing in the Sheaves, Danny Boy, Dry Bones , Finale from The Gondoliers, Give My Regards to Broadway, May You Always Have a Song, O Holy Night , Simple Gifts, Song of Peace, You Made Me Love You

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Voicing: Solo | 5355b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Jay Althouse : Encores for Solo Singers - Low : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081212258  : 00-21834

Jay Althouse : Encores for Solo Singers - Low

Alfred's newest addition to the ...for Solo Singers series offers 11 masterful vocal solo settings, designed to bring down the house or add the perfect final closing sentiment to your presentation. Well-known composers/arrangers Jay Althouse, Sally Albrecht, and Mark Hayes are all represented in this collection.

Songlist: Battle Hymn of the Republic, Bringing in the Sheaves, Danny Boy, Dry Bones, Finale from The Gondoliers, Give My Regards to Broadway , May You Always Have a Song, O Holy Night , Simple Gifts, Song of Peace, You Made Me Love You

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Voicing: Solo | 5356b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2 - Medium High : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081136516  : 00-16304

Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2 - Medium High

This volume of best-loved folk songs for solo voice and piano contains fourteen memorable works arranged by three of Alfred's top writers: Jay Althouse, Mark Hayes and Ruth Elaine Schram. Includes "Camptown Races," "Follow the Drinking Gourd" and more!

Songlist: The Water Is Wide , Cindy, All Through The Night , Poor Boy , Camptown Races , Go 'Way From My Window , Simple Gifts , Poor Wayfaring Stranger, He's Gone Away , Old Dan Tucker , All My Trials , Follow the Drinking Gourd , Fire Down Below , Shenandoah

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Voicing: Solo | 5366b | Songbook & CD | $20.95


Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2 - Medium Low : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081136523  : 00-16305

Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2 - Medium Low

This volume of best-loved folk songs for solo voice and piano contains fourteen memorable works arranged by three of Alfred's top writers: Jay Althouse, Mark Hayes and Ruth Elaine Schram. Includes "Camptown Races," "Follow the Drinking Gourd" and more!

Songlist: The Water Is Wide , Cindy, All Through The Night , Poor Boy , Camptown Races , Go 'Way From My Window , Simple Gifts , Poor Wayfaring Stranger, He's Gone Away , Old Dan Tucker , All My Trials , Follow the Drinking Gourd , Fire Down Below , Shenandoah

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Voicing: Solo | 5367b | Songbook & CD | $20.95


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


Joan Frey Boytim : Easy Songs For The Beginning Baritone / Bass : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 073999837599 : 0634019724 : 50483759

Joan Frey Boytim : Easy Songs For The Beginning Baritone / Bass

This series was designed to supplement traditional vocal instruction. Each piece is in English and has a limited vocal range as well as a piano accompaniment that is playable by a student pianist. The pieces include art songs, folksongs, humorous songs, and suitable vintage popular songs and are all appropriate for contest solos. The accompanying CD includes professionally-recorded accompaniments.

Songlist: Aura Lee, Beautiful Dreamer, The Erie Canal, Foolish Questions, Funiculi, Funicula, Go Down Moses, I Wish I Was Single Again, If You Were The Only Girl In The World, The Jolly Miller, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, The Lark In The Morn, The Lost Chord, The Minstrel Boy, Mrs. Murphy's Chowder, Out Of My Soul's Great Sadness, Request, Simple Gifts, Smick, Smack, Smuck, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, The Story Of A Tact, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Where Did You Get That Hat?, While Strolling Through The Park One Day, You'll Miss Lots Of Fun When You're Married

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Voicing: Solo | 9185b | Songbook & Online Audio | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Mark Hayes : The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection: 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice - Medium High : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081198668  : 00-20960

Mark Hayes : The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection: 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice - Medium High

Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist, and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a delightful addition to his popular vocal solo series. 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice offers traditional tunes from Scotland, Wales, and the United States, ranging from the plaintive (I Know Where I'm Going) to the passionate (Aura Lee); from the Civil War (Goober Peas) to the nineteenth century American frontier (Railroad Medley); and from comic courting songs (Billy Boy) to early popular song (Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer). Available in both medium high and medium low voicings with accompaniment CD recordings. A full performance Listening CD, featuring all ten titles in a mixture of voicings, is also available.

Songlist: Railroad Medley, I Know Where I'm Going, Simple Gifts, Beautiful Dreamer, The Erie Canal , The Ash Grove, The Arkansas Traveler, Aura Lee, Billy Boy, Goober Peas

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Voicing: Solo | 5433b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Mark Hayes : The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection: 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice - Medium Low : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081198699  : 00-20963

Mark Hayes : The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection: 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice - Medium Low

Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist, and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a delightful addition to his popular vocal solo series. 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice offers traditional tunes from Scotland, Wales, and the United States, ranging from the plaintive (I Know Where I'm Going) to the passionate (Aura Lee); from the Civil War (Goober Peas) to the nineteenth century American frontier (Railroad Medley); and from comic courting songs (Billy Boy) to early popular song (Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer). Available in both medium high and medium low voicings with accompaniment CD recordings. A full performance Listening CD, featuring all ten titles in a mixture of voicings, is also available.

Songlist: Railroad Medley, I Know Where I'm Going, Simple Gifts , Beautiful Dreamer, The Erie Canal, The Ash Grove, The Arkansas Traveler, Aura Lee, Billy Boy, Goober Peas

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Voicing: Solo | 5434b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Richard Walters (editor) : The Boy's Changing Voice : Solo : Songbook : 884088922856 : 1480352373 : 00121394

Richard Walters (editor) : The Boy's Changing Voice

20 selections, art songs and folksong arrangements, with a limited vocal range of one octave, chosen especially for the adolescent boy's voice during its change from a higher treble register. The complete range of the book falls between the F below middle C to the G above middle C.

Songlist: Simple Gifts, Aura Lee, The Jolly Miller, Barbara Allen, The Erie Canal, All Through the Night, Shenandoah, It was a lover and his lass, I Gave My Love a Cherry, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Bendemeer's Stream, Bill Groggin's Goat, Bury Me No on the Lone Prairie, Come again, sweet love, Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, The lark in the Morn, Pastime With Good Company, The Rambling Silor, The Silver Swan, The Streets of Laredo

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Voicing: Solo | 2555b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : 25 Folksong Solos for Children : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680102401 : 149505411X : 00154679

Various : 25 Folksong Solos for Children

Folksongs especially arranged for a child's solo voice (including a unchanged boy's treble voice), with a limited range, designed to encourage lyric singing, and easy piano accompaniments. Contents: All the Pretty Little Horses - Animal Fair - Annabel Lee - The Ash Grove - Bill Grogan's Goat - Cradle Song - Every Night When the Sun Goes In -Father's Whiskers - The Generous Fiddler - How Can I Keep from Singing - Hush, Little Baby - The Lark in the Morn - Little Brown Dog - The Mermaid - My White Horse - On Mondays I Never Go to Work - Poor Lonesome Cowboy - The Red River Valley - Scarborough Fair - Shenandoah - Simple Gifts - The Streets of Laredo - Sweet the Evening Air of May - Tell Me Why - The Water Is Wide.

Songlist: Simple Gifts, All The Pretty Little Horses, Kehto Laula (Cradle Song), Water Is Wide, The Mermaid, The Generous Fiddler, Animal Fair, Tell Me Why, The Ash Grove, The Red River Valley, Mi Caballo Blanco (My White Horse), How Can I Keep From Singing, Bill Grogan's Goat, Scarborough Fair, Shenandoah, The Streets Of Laredo, Annabel Lee, Hush, Little Baby, Every Night When The Sun Goes Down, Poor Lonesome Cowboy, Lark In The Morning, Little Brown Dog, On Mondays I Never Go To Work, Father's Whiskers, Sweet The Evening Air Of May

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Voicing: Solo | 4335b | Songbook & Online Audio | $14.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : Sacred Vocal Solos for Kids : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088863098 : 1476875650 : 00110424

Various : Sacred Vocal Solos for Kids

30 songs of faith in easy arrangements.

Songlist: Alive, Alive, All Night, All Day, Amazing Grace, Dare To Be A Daniel, Down In My Heart, Give Me Oil In My Lamp, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, I Will Sing Of The Mercies, I Would Be True, I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing, I'm In The Lord's Army, Jacob's Ladder, Jesus Bids Us Shine, Jesus In The Morning, Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Loves The Little Children, Just As I Am, Little David, Play On Your Harp, My God Is So Great, So Strong And So Mighty, Oh, How I Love Jesus (O How I Love Jesus), Praise Him, All Ye Little Children, Rock-A-My Soul, Simple Gifts, Tell Me The Stories Of Jesus, The Gospel Train, This Is My Father's World, This Little Light Of Mine, Trust And Obey, What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Zacchaeus

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Voicing: Solo | 5815b | Songbook & CD | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : American Folksongs & Spirituals : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999207965 : 0793559219 : 00310138

Various : American Folksongs & Spirituals

75 songs of American heritage, including: All The Pretty Little Horses - Arkansas Traveler - Aura Lee - Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair - The Blue Tail Fly - Buffalo Gals (Won't You Come Out Tonight) - Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie - Cotton Eyed Joe - Deep River - Down In The Valley - The Drunken Sailor - Git Along, Little Doggies - Home On The Range - Hush, Little Baby - I've Been Working On The Railroad - Joshua (Fit The Battle Of Jericho) - Never Said A Mumblin' Word - Oh! Susanna - Old Joe Clark - The Red River Valley - She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain - Shenandoah - Simple Gifts - Steal Away - The Streets Of Laredo - Wayfaring Stranger - and many more!

Songlist: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, The Wabash Cannon Ball, Somebody's Knockin' At Your Door, Soon I Will Be Done (Trouble Of The World), Steal Away (Steal Away To Jesus), This Little Light Of Mine, Simple Gifts, The Lonesome Road, All My Trials, All The Pretty Little Horses, Frankie And Johnny, Deep River, Down In The Valley, Skip To My Lou, Turkey In The Straw, Animal Fair, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, When The Saints Go Marching In, Arkansas Traveler, Home On The Range, I've Been Working On The Railroad, Yankee Doodle Boy, Aura Lee, Standin' In The Need Of Prayer (Standing In The Need Of Prayer), Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, There Is A Balm In Gilead, The Red River Valley, John Henry, Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20381b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


Various : 15 Recital Songs in English : Solo : Songbook : 884088239299 : 142344079X : 48019744

Various : 15 Recital Songs in English

A collection of American and British songs for the progressing singer. Contents: Dirge (Argento) - The Ash Grove (Britten) - O Waly, Waly (Britten) - The Salley Gardens (Britten) - At the River (Copland) - Simple Gifts (Copland) - Fear no more the heat o' the sun (Finzi) - Oh fair to see (Finzi) - Money, O! (Head) - Spring Sorrow (Ireland) - Drink to me only with thine eyes (Quilter) - Weep you no more (Quilter) - Little Elegy (Rorem) - Love (Rorem) - Bright is the ring of words (Vaughan Williams).

Songlist: Weep You No More, Op. 12, No. 1, Bright Is The Ring Of Words, Love, Simple Gifts, O Waly, Waly, The Ash Grove, At The River, Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, The Salley Gardens, Dirge, Fear No More The Heat O' The Sun, Little Elegy, Money, O!, Oh Fair To See, Spring Sorrow

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Various : 15 Recital Songs in English : Solo : Songbook : 884088239312 : 1423441133 : 48019745

Various : 15 Recital Songs in English

A collection of American and British songs especially suitable for student singers, with songs by Dominick Argento, Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland, Gerald Finzi, Michael Head, John Ireland, Roger Quilter, Ned Rorem and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Includes recorded companion audio of accompaniments. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Songlist: Weep You No More, Op. 12, No. 1, Bright Is The Ring Of Words, Love, Simple Gifts, O Waly, Waly, The Ash Grove, At The River, Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, The Salley Gardens, Dirge, Fear No More The Heat O' The Sun, Little Elegy, Money, O!, Oh Fair To See, Spring Sorrow

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Various : The Developing Classical Singer : Solo : Songbook : 888680672072 : 1495094138 : 48024016

Various : The Developing Classical Singer

The selection of songs has been carefully considered to represent a variety of composers from primarily the twentieth century. Songs were chosen that are appropriate challenges to the advancing teenage singer, or for the university student. DOMINICK ARGENTO: Dirge - DOMINICK ARGENTO: Spring - LEONARD BERNSTEIN: I hate music! - LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Jupiter has seven moons - FRANK BRIDGE: Love went a-riding - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Come you not from Newcastle? - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Early one morning - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: O Waly, Waly - AARON COPLAND: The Little Horses - AARON COPLAND: Simple Gifts - AARON COPLAND: Why do they shut me out of Heaven? - JOHN DUKE: Central Park at Dusk - GERALD FINZI: Oh fair to see - RICHARD HUNDLEY: When children are playing on the green - JOHN IRELAND: Spring Sorrow - C. HUBERT H. PARRY: A Spring Song - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): I attempt from love's sickness - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): If music be the food of love (1st version) - ROGER QUILTER: Dream Valley - ROGER QUILTER: Love's Philosophy - ROGER QUILTER: Weep you no more - NED ROREM: Little Elegy - NED ROREM: Love - CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: A Lullaby - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Bright is the ring of words - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Linden Lea - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The sky above the roof

Songlist: Linden Lea, Weep You No More, Op. 12, No. 1, Bright Is The Ring Of Words, Love, Love's Philosophy, Op. 3, No. 1, A Lullaby, Simple Gifts, I Attempt From Love's Sickness To Fly, If Music Be The Food Of Love, O Waly, Waly, Spring, The Little Horses, Jupiter Has Seven Moons, I Hate Music!, Come You Not From Newcastle?, Early One Morning, Dirge, Little Elegy, Oh Fair To See, Spring Sorrow, Love Went A-Riding, Central Park at Dusk, Why Do They Shut Me Out Of Heaven?, When Children Are Playing Alone On The Green, A Spring Song, Op. 21, No. 2, Dream Valley, Op. 20, No. 1, The Sky Above The Roof

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Various : The Developing Classical Singer : Solo : Songbook : 888680672089 : 1495094154 : 48024017

Various : The Developing Classical Singer

The selection of songs has been carefully considered to represent a variety of composers from primarily the twentieth century. Songs were chosen that are appropriate challenges to the advancing teenage singer, or for the university student. DOMINICK ARGENTO: Dirge - LEONARD BERNSTEIN: I hate music! - FRANK BRIDGE: Love went a-riding - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: The Nurse's Song - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: O Waly, Waly - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Sail on, sail on - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Sephestia's Lullaby - AARON COPLAND: At the River - AARON COPLAND: Heart, we will forget him - AARON COPLAND: The Little Horses - AARON COPLAND: Simple Gifts - AARON COPLAND: The world feels dusty - GERALD FINZI: It was a lover and his lass - JOHN IRELAND: Spring Sorrow - C. HUBERT H. PARRY: A Spring Song - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): I attempt from love's sickness - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): If music be the food of love (1st version) - ROGER QUILTER: Dream Valley - ROGER QUILTER: Love's Philosophy - ROGER QUILTER: Weep you no more - NED ROREM: Little Elegy - NED ROREM: Love - CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: A Lullaby - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Bright is the ring of words - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Linden Lea - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The sky above the roof

Songlist: Linden Lea, Weep You No More, Op. 12, No. 1, Bright Is The Ring Of Words, It Was A Lover And His Lass, Love, Love's Philosophy, Op. 3, No. 1, A Lullaby, Simple Gifts, I Attempt From Love's Sickness To Fly, If Music Be The Food Of Love, O Waly, Waly, The Little Horses, At The River, I Hate Music!, Sail On, Sail On, Dirge, Little Elegy, Spring Sorrow, Sephestia's Lullaby, The Nurse's Song, Love Went A-Riding, A Spring Song, Op. 21, No. 2, Dream Valley, Op. 20, No. 1, Heart, We Will Forget Him, The World Feels Dusty, The Sky Above The Roof

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Various : The Developing Classical Singer : Solo : Songbook : 888680672102 : 1495094340 : 48024019

Various : The Developing Classical Singer

The selection of songs has been carefully considered to represent a variety of composers from primarily the twentieth century. Songs were chosen that are appropriate challenges to the advancing teenage singer, or for the university student. BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Greensleeves - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Master Kilby - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Morning - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: O Waly, Waly - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: The Salley Gardens - AARON COPLAND: I bought me a cat - AARON COPLAND: The Little Horses - AARON COPLAND: Simple Gifts - JOHN DUKE: Central Park at Dusk - GERALD FINZI: Come away, death - GERALD FINZI: Fear no more the heat o' the sun - GERALD FINZI: It was a lover and his lass - MICHAEL HEAD: Money, O! - JOHN IRELAND: Spring Sorrow - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): I attempt from love's sickness - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): I'll sail upon the Dog-star - ROGER QUILTER: O mistress mine - ROGER QUILTER: Three Poor Mariners - ROGER QUILTER: Weep you no more - NED ROREM: Stopping by woods one snowy evening - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Bright is the ring of words - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Vagabond - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Youth and Love - PETER WARLOCK: As ever I saw

Songlist: Morning, Weep You No More, Op. 12, No. 1, Bright Is The Ring Of Words, It Was A Lover And His Lass, The Vagabond, I Bought Me A Cat, Simple Gifts, I Attempt From Love's Sickness To Fly, O Waly, Waly, Greensleeves, Three Poor Mariners, The Little Horses, Master Kilby, The Salley Gardens, Fear No More The Heat O' The Sun, Money, O!, Spring Sorrow, I'll Sail Upon The Dog-Star, Come Away, Come Away Death, Youth And Love, Central Park at Dusk, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening, As Ever I Saw, O Mistress Mine, Op. 6, No. 2

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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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Various Composers : Children's Sacred Solos : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999666434 : 0634081594 : 00740297

Various Composers : Children's Sacred Solos

15 fun songs of faith for church in kid-friendly keys with a companion CD of full performances by children soloists with piano accompaniments.

Songlist: Alive, Alive, All Night, All Day, Dare To Be A Daniel, Give Me Oil In My Lamp, The Gospel Train, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, I Will Sing Of The Mercies, I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing, Jesus Bids Us Shine, Jesus In The Morning, Little David, Play On Your Harp, My God Is So Great, So Strong And So Mighty, Praise Him, All Ye Little Children, Rock-A-My Soul, Simple Gifts

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Vocal Selections : The Giant Book of Children's Vocal Solos : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680096359 : 1495051536 : 00153571

Vocal Selections : The Giant Book of Children's Vocal Solos

A must-own comprehensive collection of 76 songs from musical theatre, movies, folksongs and standards for any budding vocalist!

Songlist: Beauty And The Beast, Animal Crackers In My Soup, Happiness, You've Got A Friend In Me, Impossible, This Little Light Of Mine, Tomorrow, Simple Gifts, Born To Entertain, Some Folks, Maybe, The Work Song, High Hopes, Baby Face, Baby Mine, It's Possible (In McElligot's Pool), The Ballad Of Davy Crockett, Down In My Heart, Sit Down, Sister, Sing, The Bare Necessities, Let Me Entertain You, Be Kind To Your Parents, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song), Let There Be Peace On Earth, Shenandoah, The Streets Of Laredo, Candle On The Water, Castle On A Cloud, Catch A Falling Star, and more

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Camerata Singers : Copland - Works for Chorus : 00  1 CD : Timothy Mount : 7677

Camerata Singers : Copland - Works for Chorus

Aaron Copland is best remembered for creating a truly American style of music which is full of folk influences, and melodic and harmonic simplicity. The Old American Songs incorporate folk melodies ranging from minstrel songs (The Boatmen's Dance) to hymns (Simple Gifts) to political satire (The Dodger). Originating as songs for voice and piano, these arrangements by Irving Fine for chorus were authorized by the composer, who himself further expanded the songs for voice and orchestra. "The House on the Hill" and "An Immortality" were both arranged by the recently departed Daniel Pinkham, who was a student of Copland's at Harvard.

Songlist: The Boatmen's Dance, The Dodger, Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, I Bought Me a Cat, Help Us O Lord, Thou O Jehovah Abideth Forever, Have Mercy On Us, Sing Ye Praises To Our King, The Little Horses, Zion's Walls, The Golden Willow Tree, At the River, Ching-a-Ring Chaw, An Immortality, Las Agachadas, The House on the Hill, The Lark

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Cantus : That Eternal Day : 00  1 CD

Cantus : That Eternal Day

All male, 9-voice a cappella ensemble Cantus, acclaimed by Fanfare as the "premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States," rehearses and performs without a conductor or a music director. "Deep River," Cantus' 2003 album of African-American Spirituals, was so well-received, the group realized that "Singing, in this land we call America, has its roots firmly planted in sacred music." They tells us that the very first book published in the colonies was a Psalter, published in 1640. Tenor Aaron Humble reports, "We were excited to explore the bold shapes and sounds of colonial music and learn how we could juxtapose this unique soundscape with more familiar sacred works like Paul Manz's "E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come" and Moses Hogan's "Witness."" There are 18 songs here, including some surprising, wonderful cuts like Bobby McFerrin's "The 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother)," William Billings' "Anthem, Lamentation Over Boston," the composer's attempt to deal spiritually with the burning of Boston by the British in the American Revolution, its world premiere recording. Other world premiere recordings are "There's a Meeting Here Tonight" arranged by Cantus, "Simple Gifts" arranged by Stephen Caracciolo," "What Have I Done" ("Amazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun," and "Keep Your Lamps," both arranged by Timothy Takach, "Run On (God's Gonna Cut You Down)", arranged by Gary Ruschman, "Been in the Storm" arranged by Cantus, "The Sweet By and By," arranged by Aaron Humble; and "Paradise," arranged by Malcolm Dalglish. Every cut here touches and moves, surprises and delights us-don't miss "That Eternal Day," one of the best of the year!

Songlist: There's a Meeting Here Tonight, Wondrous Love, Simple Gifts, Jewett, What Have I Done, He Never Said a Mumberlin' Word, Run On (God's Gonna Cut You Down), Been In The Storm, Anthem: Lamentation Over Boston, The Sweet By and By, Hallelujah, The 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother), Wanting Memories, Paradise, E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come, Witness, Keep Your Lamps, Goin' Home

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Dale Warland Singers : Harvest Home: Songs From the Heart : 00  1 CD : Dale Warland : 49243

Dale Warland Singers : Harvest Home: Songs From the Heart

Harvest Home originated in England as a festival for "bringing in the harvest" around the autumnal equinox. The community would work together to get the harvest (usually wheat, barley, corn, and oats) in before the autumn weather closed in. This bringing of the "harvest home" would be an occasion for great rejoicing accompanied by feasting, music, and dancing. Our "Homecoming" takes its origins from this festive term. This recording is a collection of familiar spirituals, folk songs, and hymns. Exquisitely sung and beautifully recorded, this CD offers some of the most heartfelt singing we've heard in awhile. Perfect intonation, sumptuous sound, and familiar tunes - this is Dale Warland at his best. Includes "Deep River," Simple Gifts, "The Water is Wide," Beautiful River ("Shall we gather at the river") "We gather together," and many more. The booklet features full text and notes on each song. The Grammy-nominated Dale Warland Singers, during their 31 years of concerts and recordings, set the standard for excellence in American choral singing. This was recorded before the group disbanded in 2004.

Songlist: Beautiful River (Shall We Gather at the River), Simple Gifts, She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, Peace, McKay, A la claire fontaine, Deep River, We Gather Together, Not One Sparrow is Forgotten, Cindy, Gentle Annie, We Shall Walk Through the Valley, The Water is Wide, By and By, The Old Church, Lay Me Low, The Road Home,

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir : Greatest Hits - 22 Best-Loved Favorites : 00  1 CD : Richard P. Condie / Jerold D. Ottley : 7464482942-6 : MDK48294

Mormon Tabernacle Choir : Greatest Hits - 22 Best-Loved Favorites

The legendary and beloved Mormon Tabernacle Choir's excellent "best-of" collection of previously released material includes show tunes ("The Sound of Music," "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning," "Seventy-Six Trombones," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Over the Rainbow," "Whistle While You Work," "Climb Every Mountain," "Oklahoma" and others), traditional and spirituals ("He's Got the Whole World In His Hands," "Simple Gifts," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Bless This House") and sacred music and hymns ("Art Thou With Me," "The Lord's Prayer," "Heavenly Father! (Ave Maria)"). Accompanying them are the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra, and the massive Mormon Tabernacle organ. Beautiful and powerful music from start to finish!

Songlist: The Sound of Music , Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', Born Free , He's Got The Whole World In His Hands , Goin' Home , All Through The Night , Londonderry Air , Seventy-Six Trombones , Art Thou With Me , Simple Gifts, Battle Hymn of the Republic , The Lord's Prayer , Bless This House , Heavenly Father , When You Wish Upon A Star , The Impossible Dream , Over The Rainbow , Whistle While You Work , Climb Ev'ry Mountain , Somewhere , Oklahoma , You'll Never Walk Alone

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir : Hallelujah! Great Choral Classics : 00  1 CD : Jerold D. Ottley : 443 381-2

Mormon Tabernacle Choir : Hallelujah! Great Choral Classics

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents Hallelujah: Great Choral Classics, a recording of spiritual anthems that features several excellent composers and some of their best music. Highlights include Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus," the traditional "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and Puccini's "Humming Chorus." These are all performed with the typical gusto and beauty that the choir is known for. Fans of choral music may want to search this out, this is another excellent performance from this group.

Songlist: Hallelujah Chorus, Ave verum corpus, K618, Thanks be to God, Humming Chorus, Zadok the Priest, Psalm 150, Va, pensiero, Hallujah, Come, Come, Ye Saints, Simple Gifts, Deep River, The Battle Hymn of the Republic

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir : The Essential Mormon Tabernacle Choir : 00  2 CDs

Mormon Tabernacle Choir : The Essential Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Once called America's Choir by Ronald Reagan this choir must certainly be considered amongst the very best in the country and this compilation by Sony Records features 40 of their classic recordings. With performances featuring Eugene Ormandy, Jerold Ottley, Richard Condie, and others, songs include: "Loch Lomand," "Ave Maria," "Londonderry Air," "Born Free" and more on this fabulous 2 CD collection.

Songlist: Disc 1: The Sound Of Music, Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', Born Free, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Going Home, All Through The Night, Londonderry Air, Seventy-Six Trombones, Art Thou With Me, Simple Gifts, Battle Hymn Of The Republic, The Lord's Prayer, Bless This House, Ave Maria, Medley From Pinocchio, The Impossible Dream, The Quest, Over The Rainbow, Medley from Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Somewhere, Oklahoma!, You'll Never Walk Alone, Disc 2: Anvil Chorus, Heavenly Father!, When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again, Holy Art Thou, Loch Lomond, None But The Lonely Heart, The Lost Chord, and more

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Seattle Children's Chorus : Songs From the Heart : 00  1 CD : Kris Mason

Seattle Children's Chorus : Songs From the Heart

The Seattle Children's Chorus was founded in 1988 by artistic director Kris Mason; whose purpose was to promote a high level of vocal and choral training for young musicians in the Seattle area. The approximately 175 choristers perform formal concerts throughout the year, and the Performing Chorus has toured annually throughout the Northwest, Canada and the West Coast. Other tours have taken them to Britain, and they have appeared at Carnegie Hall. These 21 songs mostly feature the Performing Chorus, with the exception of "The Little Birch Tree," "Simple Gifts" and "This Old Man," which features the Advanced Ensemble, who also sing "All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord." Some other favorites are "Festival Sanctus," "Bist du bei mir," "The Father's Love," "Who Can Sail," "Jabberwocky," the poignant "In Flanders Fields," "Psalm 100," "Agnus Dei," "Dance With Me," "Kalinka" and "The Rhythm of Life." There is light piano accompaniment on most tunes, but the soaring, innocent voices of the children are what "Songs from the Heart" is all about. Beautiful and moving, from first cut to the last!

Songlist: Festival Sanctus, Over My Head, Bist du bei mir, Duet From Cantata #15, The Father's Love, Who Can Sail, Jabberwocky, In Flanders Fields, Cantate Domino, The Little Birch Tree, Simple Gifts, This Old Man, Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree, All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord, Psalm 100, Art Thou Troubled, Agnus Dei, Dance With Me, Kalinka, The Storm is Passing Over, The Rhythm of Life

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The Choral Project : Americana : 00  1 CD : Daniel Hughes

The Choral Project : Americana

This recording is a collection of folk songs and spirituals from America. The first three pieces are from Kirke Mechem's American Madrigals and are based on well known folk tunes. Other pieces include "I Can Tell the World," arranged by Moses Hogan, "How Can I Keep From Singing," arranged by Ronald Staheli and "America the Beautiful," arranged by Buryl Red. Led by Daniel Hughs, these songs and more are beautifully sung by the San Jose Choral Project.

Songlist: Kansas Boys, He's Gone Away , New York Girls, Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair , At the River ), Simple Gifts , I Can Tell the World, How Can I Keep from Singing , Let Us Break Bread Together, Polly-Wolly-Doodle, Amazing Grace, Shenandoah, Wade in de Water , Down in the Valley , Cindy , America, The Beautiful

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Tudor Choir : <span style="color:red;">Simple Gifts</span> : 00  1 CD : Doug Fullington : G-49265

Tudor Choir : Simple Gifts

A follow-up to their successful CD of Shaker tunes, "Gentle Words," The Tudor Choir expands the repertoire to include other British and American music of simple character and enduring melody. The Tudor Choir's lovely shaping of phrases, impeccable intonation and unadorned, clean sound allow the words and music to become the Shaker "prayer language," to free the mind from the world, to visit the soul.

Songlist: 'Tis the Gift to be Simple, The Humble Heart, The Star Of Purity, All At Home, Simple Gifts, I am the Rose of Sharon, I Wish I Was A Child Again, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, My Shepherd Will Supply My Need, Simple Gifts, Zion's Walls, The Hills, At The Water's Edge, He That is Down Need Fear no Fall, O Taste and See, The Call, Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep, One Thing Have I Desired, The Gift to Be Simple

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Vox One : Pure Imagination : 00  1 CD : 9245

Vox One : Pure Imagination    onsale

What immediately strikes one upon listening to Vox One's new "Pure Imagination" CD is how good they are not in a flashy, notice we are brilliant singers kind of way, but in a deeply felt, technically beyond question, born to sing way that shows us all of us lesser talents how its done. After seven years, one of a cappella's most accomplished (and recognized) vocal jazz groups returns to the CD player with a satisfying collection of originals, covers and improvs. Yes, Vox One has matured and is exploring new styles, including Indian ragas and world music tinged vocal jams. For those loyal listeners who loved "Chameleon," "Out There" and "Say You Love Me" and have been waiting for an encore, there are the standards such as "Pure Imagination" (written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley), and the traditional "Aura Lee," but there are plenty of new songs composed by the group, as well as the six improvised tracks that offer plenty of room for the the five members (Yumiko Matsuoka, Paul Pampinella, Paul Stiller, Jodi Jenkins Ainsworth and Tom Baskett) to stake out new vocal territory. These Berklee College of Music faculty members exemplify what it is to harmonize, blend and intonate with sublime perfection, and we thank them!

Songlist: Pure Imagination, Kind of a 3Paul Stiller, Improv 1, Simple Gifts, Improv 2, Try, Take Me Out To The Ballgame, Improv 3, Woodstock, Leave It To Me, Improv 4, Aura Lee, Improv 5, I Wish, You Know

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Women's Chorus of Dallas : American Rhapsody : 00  1 CD : Timothy Seelig : wm

Women's Chorus of Dallas : American Rhapsody

Recorded in Dallas in March, 2000, in the 11th year of the Chorus' existence, "American Rhapsody" is 14 powerful (accompanied) songs. Some are traditional songs, "Simple Gifts," "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "The Water is Wide;" some are family songs, "There Are No Mirrors In My Nana's House," "Sisters," "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child," "There Is a Season;" and some are healing songs, "Come to Me Mother," and "You Are the Light." All are beautifully composed, deeply felt-and sung from the heart. The over 100-strong TWCD is directed by Dr. Timothy Selig, accompanied by Anne Albritton with guest musicians. Good liner notes, and great music!

Songlist: Simple Gifts, Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair, Come In, The Water is Wide, Stopping By Woods, There are No Mirrors in My Nana's House, Sisters, It Takes A Village, Love is a Rain of Diamonds, Only Human, The Face of Love, There is A Season, Come To Me Mother, You Are the Light

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John Jacobson : Get America Singing and Moving : DVD : John Jacobson : 09971081

John Jacobson : Get America Singing and Moving

Move to America's music with this easy-to-follow DVD performance resource from the Master of Movement... John Jacobson! John takes you step-by-step through fresh new choralography routines for ten of your favorite Americana songs from volume 1 of the popular 'Get America Singing.. Again' series. An informational booklet is included with printed choreography for each song. Enhance your next patriotic performance and get America moving!

Songlist: America, The Beautiful, Down By The Riverside, Give My Regards To Broadway, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, I've Been Working on the Railroad, Over My Head, Rock-a My Soul, She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain, Simple Gifts, This Little Light of Mine

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Choirs of Brigham Young University : A Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns : DVD : 4931822

Choirs of Brigham Young University : A Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns

A Thanksgiving Of American Folk Hymns is a visual feast from the rich tradition of music at Brigham Young University. As the hour long program begins, an early American landscape of colorful leaves and delicate autumn branches gives way to 400 singers and over a hundred instrumentalists joined in song. To see them, through windows of faith, is to hear beloved favorites anew-Shaker hymns, American folk songs, an African-American spiritual, Southern folk hymns and such classics as Abide With me; 'Tis Eventide and The Battle hymn of the Republic. Voices soar, and we see in the faces of fervent young performers a celebration of the gladness and sorrow that has shaped America-an America we have been and hope to be.

Songlist: Saints Bound for Heaven, My Shepherd Will Supply My Need, Simple Gifts, The Morning Trumpet, Come, We That Love the Lord, Wondrous Love, Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal Southern Folk Hymn, Let Me Fly, Cindy American Folk Song, Bound for the Promised Land, Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee, Redeemer of Israel, Third Symphony, How Can I Keep from Singing, Abide With Me; 'Tis Eventide, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Come, Though Fount of Every Blessing, , ,

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Simple Gifts : SATB : Darmon Meader : DVD : CM9014

Darmon Meader : Simple Gifts

The Darmon Meader touch is applied to the ever-popular Shaker tune in a choral setting and is destined to become a standard for choirs with a taste for classy arrangements. The harmonies are lush, rhythms complex, voicings dramatic and the overall effect, stunning.

Arranger: Darmon Meader

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Simple Gifts : SSAA : Amy Dalton : Elder Joseph Brackett : Sheet Music : SBMP302

Amy Dalton : Simple Gifts

The traditional Shaker hymn is given a fresh, appealing treatment. The Brigham Young University Women's Chorus premiered it, recorded it, and loved it. You will too.

Arranger: Amy Dalton | Composer: Elder Joseph Brackett

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Simple Gifts : SATB : Dale Warland : Sheet Music : 50486092 : 073999486933 : 1423404610

Dale Warland : Simple Gifts

One of the great treasures of American folk music, this Shaker melody receives a refreshing treatment in this Dale Warland setting. With harp. Includes parts for Flute, Harp and Guitar. Performance Time: Approx. 2:10

Arranger: Dale Warland

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
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| 50486092


Simple Gifts : SSA : Joseph Brackett; Ashley F Nelson : Joseph Brackett; Ashley F Nelson : Sheet Music : SBMP1217 : 608938360045

Joseph Brackett; Ashley F Nelson : Simple Gifts

Ashley Nelson's elegant arrangement of the beloved tune will enthrall your singers and audiences. The gorgeous a cappella setting features independent part movement that is a pleasure to perform.

Composer: Joseph Brackett; Ashley F Nelson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
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| SBMP1217


Simple Gifts : SAB : Alexander L'Estrange : Sheet Music : 12-057153810X : 9780571538102

Alexander L'Estrange : Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts has been sung to numerous different lyrics (particularly Sydney Carter's 1960s hymn Lord of the Dance) and the tune is very well known, thanks to its use in Aaron Copland's score for the ballet Appalachian Spring, first performed in 1944. Elder Joseph Brackett -- a Shaker from Maine -- originally wrote it as a "dancing song" in 1848. Faber Choral Singles offer a series of beautifully crafted arrangements in a diversity of musical styles for today's choirs. From Broadway, pop and folk to spirituals, gospel and original works, the Faber Choral Singles series guarantees the perfect repertoire for every occasion.

Arranger: Alexander L'Estrange

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
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| 12-057153810X


Simple Gifts : 2-Part : Earlene Rentz : Earlene Rentz : Sheet Music : 9780193863903 : 9780193863903

Earlene Rentz : Simple Gifts

The well-known Shaker tune in an arrangement which brings out the tune's original sweetness and joy. It is useful as an easy anthem or as a light concert piece, and may be sung by children or by adults.

Composer: Earlene Rentz

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.90 | With Piano |
9780193863903

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