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Sisters

From the musical

White Christmas



Music by Irving Berlin

"Sisters" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin in 1954, best known from the 1954 movie White Christmas. Both parts were sung by Rosemary Clooney (who served as Vera-Ellen's singing vocal dub for this song, while Trudy Stevens dubbed Vera-Ellen's other songs in the film). The movie White Christmas also starred Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. It was not possible to issue an "original soundtrack album" of the film, because Decca Records controlled the soundtrack rights, but Clooney was under exclusive contract with Columbia Records. Consequently, each one issued a separate "soundtrack recording": Decca issuing Selections from Irving Berlin's White Christmas, while Columbia issued Irving Berlin's White Christmas. On the former, the song "Sisters" (as well as all of Clooney's vocal parts) was recorded by Peggy Lee, while on the latter, the song was sung by Rosemary Clooney and her own sister, Betty. The Clooney sisters' version, which was also released as a single, was the most popular recording of the song, charting in 1954.

    Release Date: 1954


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Gweneth Walker : To My Girls : SSAA : Sheet Music

Gweneth Walker : To My Girls

"A bright girl, a jungle girl, shining quick as a snake" is the gutsy narrator of 'This Morning.' The voices have strong, syncopated rhythmic figures on "nn" and "la" sounds, and slide upward on "girl" for well-crafted-and enjoyable-instrumental effects. In 'To My Girls,' the poet tells her four graceful, nearly grown daughters. Reflective homophonic sections tell the mother's hopes. They alternate with ostinato patterns of simmering energy, reflecting the dancing excitement of four girls ready to burst forth, out into the world. The most percussive of the set, 'Sisters' features schoolyard-style partnered handclap patterns for singers in pairs. That's in addition to finger snaps, and cymbal, brush, and sticks-on-the-rim vocal percussion effects, all painting a lively picture of the "very same place" that "you and me," sisters, come from.

Songlist: This Morning, To My Girls, Sisters

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Voicing: SSAA | 9476b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Irving Berlin : Irving Berlin - Movie Songs : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999080902 : 0793503795 : 00308090

Irving Berlin : Irving Berlin - Movie Songs

30 songs from some of the most-loved movies ever. Songs include: Be Careful, It's My Heart - Easter Parade - Happy Holiday - Cheek to Cheek - Sisters - Top Hat, White Tie and Tails - White Christmas - and more.

Songlist: Change Partners, Be Careful, It's My Heart, The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing, Better Luck Next Time, Let Yourself Go, Cheek To Cheek, A Couple Of Swells, Easter Parade, Happy Holiday, I Used To Be Color Blind, I'd Rather Lead A Band, I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket, Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain?), It Only Happens When I Dance With You, Let's Face The Music And Dance, Let's Start The New Year Right, Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me, No Strings (I'm Fancy Free), Now It Can Be Told, The Piccolino, Plenty To Be Thankful For, Sisters, Steppin' Out With My Baby, This Year's Kisses, Top Hat, White Tie And Tails, When Winter Comes, White Christmas, You Keep Coming Back Like A Song, You're Easy To Dance With, You're Laughing At Me

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Voicing: Solo | 20393b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


Louise Lerch (editor) : The Teen's Musical Theatre Collection : Solo : Songbook : 073999140354 : 0793582253 : 00740077

Louise Lerch (editor) : The Teen's Musical Theatre Collection

This publication is a hit! With 33 great songs from stage and movie musicals - plus plot notes for each - this series is indispensible for teaching young singers.

Songlist: Once Upon A Dream, Beauty And The Beast, Memory, God Help The Outcasts, On My Own, Belle (Reprise), Think Of Me, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Feed The Birds, Honey Bun, I Could Have Danced All Night, I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Got The Sun In The Morning, I Have Confidence, I'll Know, In My Own Little Corner, It's A Most Unusual Day, Just You Wait, Many A New Day, Much More, My Favorite Things, Out Of My Dreams, Part Of Your World, People Will Say We're In Love, The Simple Joys Of Maidenhood, Sisters, Sixteen Going On Seventeen, Stepsisters' Lament, There Are Worse Things I Could Do, Till There Was You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2664b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Louise Lerch (editor) : Musical Theatre Anthology for Teens - Duets Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999183481 : 0634030760 : 00740159

Louise Lerch (editor) : Musical Theatre Anthology for Teens - Duets Edition

A three-book series of large collection of theatre and movie musical songs for teens, with no songs duplicated from the best-selling The Teen's Musical Theatre Collection. There are over 35 songs in each volume, with enough variety to keep any stage-struck teen singing for months. Songs range from the classic musicals, to Disney movies, to contemporary Broadway shows.

Songlist: Freedom, Memory, In His Eyes, All I Ask Of You, I'll Cover You, When I'm By Your Side, Who Will Love Me As I Am?, Written In The Stars, Anything You Can Do, Worlds Apart, Getting To Know You, I Could Be Happy With You, I Have Dreamed, I Whistle A Happy Tune, It's A Grand Night For Singing, The Last Night Of The World, A Little Fall Of Rain, My Favorite Things, Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', People Will Say We're In Love, The Royal Nonesuch, Sisters, Stepsisters' Lament, Sun And Moon, We Kiss In A Shadow, We Make A Beautiful Pair, A Whole New World, Why Am I Me?, Wunderbar, If Momma Was Married, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2668b | Songbook | $17.95 | Voice and Piano


Louise Lerch (editor) : The Teen's Musical Theatre Collection : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999807684 : 0634030779 : 00740160

Louise Lerch (editor) : The Teen's Musical Theatre Collection

These popular publications are compiled especially for the tastes and abilities of the talented teenage singer/actor. Songs span from classic stage musicals, to the golden age of Hollywood, to the stage and cinema of the 1980s and '90s. Indispensible for teaching young singers, these book/CD packs also include notes on each selection.

Songlist: Once Upon A Dream, Beauty And The Beast, Memory, God Help The Outcasts, On My Own, Belle (Reprise), Think Of Me, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Feed The Birds, Honey Bun, I Could Have Danced All Night, I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Got The Sun In The Morning, I Have Confidence, I'll Know, In My Own Little Corner, It's A Most Unusual Day, Just You Wait, Many A New Day, Much More, My Favorite Things, Out Of My Dreams, Part Of Your World, People Will Say We're In Love, The Simple Joys Of Maidenhood, Sisters, Sixteen Going On Seventeen, Stepsisters' Lament, There Are Worse Things I Could Do, Till There Was You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2669b | Songbook & CD | $29.95 | Voice and Piano


Rosemary Clooney : The Best of Rosemary Clooney : Solo : Songbook : 073999363234 : 0634063286 : 00306538

Rosemary Clooney : The Best of Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit "Come On-a My House", which was followed by other pop numbers "Botch-a-Me (Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina)" (a cover version of the Italian song Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina by Alberto Rabagliati), "Mambo Italiano", and "This Ole House", songs which tended to obscure her talents as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1974, when Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business. From the late 1970s until her death in 2002, she recorded a series of albums for the Concord Jazz, record label with small ensembles which were warmly received by audiences and critics alike. 21 classic standards from one of the most popular vocalists of all time.

Songlist: Ask Me Again, Botch-A-Me (Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina), Come On-A My House, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, Do You Miss New York?, Everything Happens To Me, Half As Much, Hey There, I Can't Get Started With You, I Want To Be A Sideman, Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me, Mambo Italiano, Mangos, Sentimental Journey, Sisters, Sweet Kentucky Ham, Tenderly, This Old House, Time Flies, When October Goes, White Christmas

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Rosemary Clooney | 5309b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Vocal Selections : White Christmas : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088274634 : 1423463501 : 00313429

Vocal Selections : White Christmas

The 1954 film White Christmas is a beloved holiday classic. The stage musical has already delighted audiences nationwides, and will hit the Great White Way this holiday season! Our songbook features piano/vocal arrangements of 17 Irving Berlin gems, plus an essay on the origin of the stage adaptation.

Songlist: Snow, The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing, Blue Skies, Let Yourself Go, The Old Man, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, Falling Out Of Love Can Be Fun, Happy Holiday, How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky), I Love A Piano, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Let Me Sing And I'm Happy, Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me, Sisters, White Christmas, Love And The Weather, What Can You Do With A General

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Voicing: Solo | 20061b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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Sisters : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Irving Berlin : Songbook : 08200292 : 073999002928

Kirby Shaw : Sisters

From Irving Berlin's White Christmas, this tune can't miss! Available: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:05.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200292 | Showtrax CD Available

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