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Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Traditional African American Spiritual

"Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (or simply "Motherless Child") is a traditional Negro spiritual. It dates back to the era of slavery in the United States. An early performance of the song dates back to the 1870s by the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Commonly heard during the Civil rights movement in the United States,[3] it has many variations and has been recorded widely.

The song is an expression of pain and despair as it conveys the hopelessness of a child who has been torn from her or his parents. Under one interpretation, the repetition of the word "sometimes" offers a measure of hope, as it suggests that at least "sometimes" the singer does not feel like a motherless child.


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Jester Hairston : Spirituals 2 : SATB : Sheet Music : Jester Hairston

Jester Hairston : Spirituals 2

Songlist: Live-A-Humble, Oh, Rocka My Soul, Poor Man Lazrus, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Steal Away, What Kind O'Shoes You Gonna Wear, Who'll Be A Witness For My Lord?, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

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Voicing: SATB | 1226b | Sheet Music | $19.98 | A Cappella


John Rutter : Feel The Spirit : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : HMB231

John Rutter : Feel The Spirit

This collection of familiar spirituals arranged by John Rutter is beautifully set for mezzo-soprano solo and mixed choir. Each selection can be performed alone, or the collection can be performed as a whole to showcase the rich heritage of the spiritual.

Songlist: Deep River, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, I Got a Robe, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Steal Away, When the Saints Go Marching In

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Voicing: SATB | 9687b | Songbook | $10.95


K. Scott Warren : Three Spirituals : SATB divisi : Sheet Music

K. Scott Warren : Three Spirituals

This lively setting of 'Ain'-a That Good News' is perfect for all choirs looking to energize any church service or concert. A chromatic modulation jump starts each new verse, as the energy and excitement is ratcheted up a notch. The canon in the penultimate verse adds variety to the otherwise homophonic texture, and the music finishes brightly with volume and excitement. Warren rejuvenates 'Go Tell it on the Mountain' by skilfully varying the metre between 7/8 and 6/8 in the refrain and presenting each verse differently. This clever arrangement is perfectly suited for concerts and church services alike. In the haunting and plaintive setting of 'Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,' Warren creatively evokes a stark tone of loneliness and despair with descending chromatic inner voices in the opening. What follows is a rich, reflective harmonic texture filled with chromatic surprises.

Songlist: Ain't That Good News, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 9597b | Sheet Music | $9.95 | A Cappella


Kari Ala-Pollanen : Negro Spirituals for SA Chorus : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : 073999361216 : 48000691

Kari Ala-Pollanen : Negro Spirituals for SA Chorus

Finnish choral conductor and composer Kari Ala-Pollanen is the director of the acclaimed Tapiola Choir in Finland and is highly regarded thruout Europe. Here is a collection of her arrangements of Negro spirituals for SA chorus.

Songlist: Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Standin' in the Need of Prayer, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child , By an' By, Mary Had a Baby, Little David, Babylon's Fallin'.

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Voicing: 2-Part | 9653b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella


King's Singers : Spirituals : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999218626 : 0634061909 : 08743912

King's Singers : Spirituals

Here for the first time in one collection are well-known traditional spirituals in the King's Singers own performing editions. This third volume in the Colour of Song series contains works from their past repertoire as well as two brand new arrangements. Also includes performance notes for each song.

Songlist: Deep River, Down to the River to Pray, Joshua, Keep in the Middle of the Road, Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Stand Still, Jordan, Standing in the Need of Prayer, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | Performed by King's Singers | 6142b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Mitch Miller : The Mitch Miller Community Songbook : 2- and 3-Part : 01 Songbook : 723188900275  : 00-CN0027

Mitch Miller : The Mitch Miller Community Songbook

A collection for group singing for all occasions.

Songlist: Alouette, America, America, The Beautiful, Au Clair de la Lune, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, Birch Tree, Blues in the Night, British Grenadiers, Broom, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Cantique de Noel, Careless Love, Charleston, Christmas Is Coming, Cielito Lindo, Come Follow, Come Ye Thankful People, Dancing in the Dark (from "The Band Wagon"), Dear Old Girl, Down by the Riverside, Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, Fine and Dandy, First Nowell, From Ill Do Thou Defend Me, Gal I Left Behind Me, Galway Piper, Give Me Your Tired Your Poor, and more

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Voicing: 2- and 3-Part | Performed by Mitch Miller | 4317b | Songbook | $14.95


Pamela Baskin-Watson : Spirituals & Gospels : Various Voicings : Conductor Score : 805095040012  : 01-ADV4001

Pamela Baskin-Watson : Spirituals & Gospels

The arrangements of these pieces use more jazz-based harmonies, rather than traditional. The effect is fresh and beautiful. Titles include: This Little Light of Mine (SATB) * Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (SATB) * Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel (SATB) * I'm Seeking For a City (SATB) * Mah God Is so High (SSAA) * My Soul Has Been Redeemed (SAT).

Songlist: This Little Light of Mine, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, I'm Seeking For a City, Mah God Is so High, My Soul Has Been Redeemed

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Voicing: Various Voicings | 40828b | Conductor Score | $16.95


Various Arrangers : Women's Spirituals Vol 2 : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Women's Spirituals Vol 2

Ysaye Barnwell is a member of Sweet Honey in the Rock and the unique stylings and vocal techniques of that famed ensemble are evident in this piece. "Wade in the Watah" borrows from another spiritual, Done Made My Vow, and references the great Harriet Tubman as freedom's guide. The incredible "train effects" are amazing. The broad range of this piece, which occasionally divides into six-part treble, covers the full spectrum from low D to high B! A most impressive entry for contest, festival, or worship. Wade in the Watah will leave listeners in awe! Energetic and electric, this dynamic arrangement of the familiar spiritual, "This Little Light of Mine", will become a favorite of singers and audiences, alike. Tight harmonies and playful syncopation make this piece so much fun, it seems effortless. Altos will love their moment in the spotlight with instructions such as "chesty and raucous," and each vocal part gets its own time to shine. A great concert, contest, or festival selection. Heard here is "Muse," Cincinnati's Womens Choir, Catherine Roma, conductor. " Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" - Rich, chromatic harmonies and a bluesy accompaniment support a fabulous soprano or tenor solo in this mournful spiritual. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child has long been a favorite of choirs and soloists alike, and this soulful arrangement has something for everybody.

Songlist: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Git On Board the Gospel Train, I Hear a Voice A-Prayin', This Little Light of Mine, Wade in the Watah

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Voicing: SSAA | 9296b | Sheet Music | $6.50 | A Cappella


Yale Glee Club Series : Traditional Spirituals : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 073999824155 : 0793546494 : 50482415

Yale Glee Club Series : Traditional Spirituals

The spirituals in this collection have become mainstays in the body of American male chorus literature. Their arrangers, Marshall Bartholomew and Fenno Heath, were conductors of the Yale Glee Club, one of the groups that was central in creating and sustaining the tradition of collegiate male choir singing in America.

Songlist: The Battle Of Jericho, Keep In The Middle Of The Road, In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin', Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Guide My Hand, De Animals A-Comin', This Train, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, He's Got The Whole In His Hand, My Lord, What a Mornin', Rise Up, Shepard, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, He Never Said A Mumbalin' Word

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Voicing: TTBB | 9132b | Songbook | $19.95 | A Cappella


Harry T. Burleigh : 25 Spirituals - High Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088616724 : 1458418227 : 00230110

Harry T. Burleigh : 25 Spirituals - High Voice

25 spirituals arranged by American composer Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949), including: Balm in Gilead, Deep River, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Steal Away, Wade in the Water, and more.

Songlist: Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Deep River, Balm in Gilead, I Want to Be Ready, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, The Gospel Train, My Lord, What a Mornin', Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, By an'By, Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Don't You Weep When I'm Gone, Go Down Moses, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, I Stood on the River of Jordan, Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, O Rocks, Don't Fall on Me, Oh, Didn't It Rain, Sinners, Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass, 'Tis Me, O Lord, Wade in the Water, Weepin'Mary, You May Bury Me in the East

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Voicing: Solo | 3053b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Harry T. Burleigh : 25 Spirituals - Low Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088616731 : 1458418235 : 00230111

Harry T. Burleigh : 25 Spirituals - Low Voice

A collection of the best-loved spirituals arranged by Harry T. Burleigh. Includes: Balm in Gilead - Deep River - Go Down, Moses, Go - Tell It on the Mountain - Little David, Play on Your Harp - My Lord, What a Mornin' - Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - Steal Away - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Wade in the Water - and more. The CD includes piano accompaniments of each piece.

Songlist: Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Deep River, Balm in Gilead, I Want to Be Ready, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, The Gospel Train, My Lord, What a Mornin', Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, By an'By, Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Don't You Weep When I'm Gone, Go Down Moses, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, I Stood on the River of Jordan, Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, O Rocks, Don't Fall on Me, Oh, Didn't It Rain, Sinners, Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass, 'Tis Me, O Lord, Wade in the Water, Weepin'Mary, You May Bury Me in the East

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Voicing: Solo | 3054b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Harry T. Burleigh : Album of Negro Spirituals - High Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 00-27268

Harry T. Burleigh : Album of Negro Spirituals - High Voice

Don't miss this comprehensive collection of 100 all-time-favorite gospel songs written in "hymn style," 4-part harmony arrangements with chord symbols.

Songlist: By An' By, Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, De Blin' Man Stood on De Road An' Cried, De Gospel Train, Deep River, Ev'ry Time I Feel De Spirit, Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Stan' Still Jordan, Wade 'In De Water, Weepin' Mary, Were You There?

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Voicing: Solo | 8590b | Songbook & CD | $22.95


Harry T. Burleigh : Album of Negro Spirituals - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 00-27270

Harry T. Burleigh : Album of Negro Spirituals - Low Voice

One dozen spirituals arranged for solo voice with accompaniment. Preserved in Burleigh's arrangements are the essential characteristics of these songs that generally derived from spontaneous outbursts of intense religious fervor.

Songlist: By An' By, Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, De Blin' Man Stood on De Road An' Cried, De Gospel Train, Deep River, Ev'ry Time I Feel De Spirit, Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Stan' Still Jordan, Wade 'In De Water, Weepin' Mary, Were You There?

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Voicing: Solo | 8591b | Songbook & CD | $22.95


J. Rosamond Johnson : Album of Negro Spirituals : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999086348 : 0793553911 : 00008634

J. Rosamond Johnson : Album of Negro Spirituals

Album Of Negro Spirituals Newly adapted and arranged by J. Rosamond Johnson. 26 favorite examples of America's great contribution to the world of music.

Songlist: Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Deep River, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Standin' In The Need Of Prayer (Standing In The Need Of Prayer), Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Go Down Moses, Give Me That Old Time Religion, Joshua (Fit The Battle Of Jericho), Were You There?, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Gospel Train Is Coming, De Band O'gideon, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Goin'to Shout-Over God's Heaven, I Been In De Storm,So Long, I'm A-Rollin', Lis'en To De Lam's, Now Let Me Fly, O Rocks, Don't Fall On Me, Peter, Go Ring-A Dem Bells, Peter On De Sea,Sea,Sea,Sea, Roll, Jordan, Roll!

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Voicing: Solo | 20368b | Songbook | $10.95 | PVG


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


Moses Hogan : Deep River Songbook (High Voice) : Solo : Songbook : Moses Hogan : 073999529364 : 063402115X : 00740132

Moses Hogan : Deep River Songbook (High Voice)

Features 10 spirituals as interpreted by acclaimed conductor and arranger Moses Hogan.

Songlist: He Never Said A Mumblin Word, My Good Lord's Been Done Here, Were You There?, He's Got the Whole World in his Hands, Give Me Jesus , Somebody's Knockin' At Yo' Door, Let Us Break Bread Together, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Walk Together Children, Where You There?, Deep River

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Voicing: Solo | 3346b | Songbook | $16.98 | Voice and Piano


Moses Hogan : Deep River Songbook (Low Voice) : Solo : Songbook : Moses Hogan : 073999317169 : 0634021168 : 00740133

Moses Hogan : Deep River Songbook (Low Voice)

Features 10 spirituals as interpreted by acclaimed conductor and arranger Moses Hogan.

Songlist: He Never Said A Mumblin Word, My Good Lord's Been Done Here, Were You There?, He's Got the Whole World in his Hands, Give Me Jesus , Somebody's Knockin' At Yo' Door, Let Us Break Bread Together, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Walk Together Children, Where You There?, Deep River

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Voicing: Solo | 3347b | Songbook | $16.98 | Voice and Piano


Patrick Liebergen : Spirituals for Young Voices : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088908058 : 1480342637 : 35029028

Patrick Liebergen : Spirituals for Young Voices

Spirituals for Young Voices is a collection of fifteen spirituals for solo voice and is suitable for both male and female young voices. The included accompaniment CD allows your young singers excellent opportunities to rehearse on their own or use the piano accompaniments in performance situations if needed. All songs in this collection are appropriate for use as recital repertoire or solo, festival, and contest use. Songs include: All My Trials; Amen!; Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?; Do, Lord, Remember Me; Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit; Go Tell It on the Mountain; He's Got the Whole World in His Hands; Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho; My Lord, What a Morning!; Rock-a My Soul; Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; There Is a Balm in Gilead; This Little Light of Mine; Wade in the Water. For Grades 6-12.

Songlist: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, This Little Light Of Mine, All My Trials, Amen, My Lord, What a Mornin', Wade In The Water, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, There Is A Balm In Gilead, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Rock-A-My Soul, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Do, Lord, Remember Me, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel

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Voicing: Solo | 20390b | Songbook | $29.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters : 15 Easy Spiritual Arrangements - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999361810 : 0634098462 : 00000392

Richard Walters : 15 Easy Spiritual Arrangements - Low Voice

Fresh arrangements for first-year voice students, with intermediate level piano parts. Spirituals are for all singers, representing a significant part of American folk music. Beyond educational use, it goes without saying that spirituals make excellent church solos.

Songlist: Balm in Gilead, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, The Gospel Train, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Jacob's Ladder, Let Us Break Bread Together, Lord, I Want to Be a Christian, Mary Had a Baby, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, This Little Light of Mine, Were You There?

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Voicing: Solo | 5143b | Songbook & CD | $16.95


Richard Walters : 15 Easy Spiritual Arrangements - High Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999922769 : 0634098454 : 00000391

Richard Walters : 15 Easy Spiritual Arrangements - High Voice

Fresh arrangements for first-year voice students, with intermediate level piano parts. Spirituals are for all singers, representing a significant part of American folk music. Beyond educational use, it goes without saying that spirituals make excellent church solos.

Songlist: Balm In Gilead, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, The Gospel Train, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Jacob's Ladder, Let Us Break Bread Together, Lord, I Want to Be a Christian, Mary Had a Baby, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, This Little Light of MIne, Were You There?

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Voicing: Solo | 5146b | Songbook & CD | $16.95


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 : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Soprano : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680666521 : 1495088537 : 50600846

Various : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Soprano

The vocal and musical abilities of high school and college singers have guided the song choices in this series. These volumes introduce classical voice students to American art song, with some of the most often studied music in the genre. The Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano/Alto volumes have the same song list, but in different keys. The same is true of the Tenor and Baritone/Bass song lists.

Songlist: Orpheus With His Lute, The Children, American Lullaby, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Longing, Mother, I Can Not Mind My Wheel, This Little Rose, The Green Dog, The Lass From The Low Countree, Loveliest Of Trees, The Daisies, It's All I Have To Bring (Bacon), The Shepherd, Where The Music Comes From

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Voicing: Solo | 4497b | Songbook & Online Audio | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Mezzo-Soprano : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680666538 : 1495088545 : 50600847

Various : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Mezzo-Soprano

The vocal and musical abilities of high school and college singers have guided the song choices in this series. These volumes introduce classical voice students to American art song, with some of the most often studied music in the genre. The Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano/Alto volumes have the same song list, but in different keys. The same is true of the Tenor and Baritone/Bass song lists.

Songlist: Orpheus With His Lute, The Children, American Lullaby, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Longing, Mother, I Can Not Mind My Wheel, This Little Rose, The Green Dog, The Lass From The Low Countree, Loveliest Of Trees, The Daisies, It's All I Have To Bring (Bacon), The Shepherd, Where The Music Comes From

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Voicing: Solo | 4498b | Songbook & Online Audio | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Tenor : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680666545 : 1495088553 : 50600848

Various : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Tenor

The vocal and musical abilities of high school and college singers have guided the song choices in this series. These volumes introduce classical voice students to American art song, with some of the most often studied music in the genre. The Tenor and Baritone/Bass volumes have the same song list, but in different keys. The same is true of the Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano/Alto song lists

Songlist: Orpheus With His Lute, The Sea, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair, The Colorado Trail, Across The Western Ocean (Five Sea Chanties, No. 3), Brother Will, Brother John (Sacco), Shenandoah, Hey Nonny-No!, Loveliest Of Trees, The Daisies, Cabin, The Shepherd, Where The Music Comes From

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Voicing: Solo | 4499b | Songbook & Online Audio | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : American Art Songs for the Progessing Singer - Baritone/Bass : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680666552 : 1495088561 : 50600849

Various : American Art Songs for the Progessing Singer - Baritone/Bass

The vocal and musical abilities of high school and college singers have guided the song choices in this series. These volumes introduce classical voice students to American art song, with some of the most often studied music in the genre. The Tenor and Baritone/Bass volumes have the same song list, but in different keys. The same is true of the Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano/Alto song lists.

Songlist: Orpheus With His Lute, The Sea, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair, The Colorado Trail, Across The Western Ocean (Five Sea Chanties, No. 3), Brother Will, Brother John (Sacco), Shenandoah, Hey Nonny-No!, Loveliest Of Trees, The Daisies, Cabin, The Shepherd, Where The Music Comes From

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Voicing: Solo | 4500b | Songbook & Online Audio | $16.95 | 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 Arrangers : The Student Singer - High Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088590697 : 1458411249 : 00230104

Various Arrangers : The Student Singer - High Voice

This collection for progressing students includes art songs, as well as arrangements of folksongs and spirituals.

Songlist: Greensleeves, Jacob's Ladder, All Through the Night, Shenandoah, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Bright is the ring of words (VAUGHAN WILLIAMS), The Call (VAUGHAN WILLIAMS), Come again, sweet love (JOHN DOWLAND), The Gospel Train, How Can I Keep from Singing, How happy art thou (HENRY LAWES), I attempt from love's sickness (HENRY PURCELL), I Gave My Love a Cherry, It was a lover and his lass (HENRY PURCELL), Jack and Joan (THOMAS CAMPIAN), My Lord, What a Mornin', Now Is The Month Of Maying, Nymphs and Shepherds (HENRY PURCELL), Pastime With Good Company, The Silver Swan (ORLANDO GIBBONS), Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Spring Sorrow (JOHN IRELAND), This Little Light of Mine, Weep you no more (ROGER QUILTER), What if I never speed? (JOHN DOWLAND)

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Voicing: Solo | 3068b | Songbook & 1 CD | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Arrangers : The Student Singer - Low Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088590703 : 1458411257 : 00230105

Various Arrangers : The Student Singer - Low Voice

This collection for progressing students includes art songs, as well as arrangements of folksongs and spirituals.

Songlist: Greensleeves, Jacob's Ladder, All Through the Night, Shenandoah, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Bright is the ring of words (VAUGHAN WILLIAMS), The Call (VAUGHAN WILLIAMS), Come again, sweet love (JOHN DOWLAND), The Gospel Train, How Can I Keep from Singing, How happy art thou (HENRY LAWES), I attempt from love's sickness (HENRY PURCELL), I Gave My Love a Cherry, It was a lover and his lass (HENRY PURCELL), Jack and Joan (THOMAS CAMPIAN), My Lord, What a Mornin', Now Is The Month Of Maying, Nymphs and Shepherds (HENRY PURCELL), Pastime With Good Company, The Silver Swan (ORLANDO GIBBONS), Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Spring Sorrow (JOHN IRELAND), This Little Light of Mine, Weep you no more (ROGER QUILTER), What if I never speed? (JOHN DOWLAND)

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Voicing: Solo | 3069b | Songbook & 1 CD | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Composers : Best Of Spirituals & Gospels : Solo : Songbook : 073999789775 : 3795757541 : 49008419

Various Composers : Best Of Spirituals & Gospels

An anthology of some of the most beautiful and most popular tunes in this genre in new and fresh arrangements, all with easy piano accompaniment. The separate voice part contains an optional part for a second voice. For guitarists there is fingering notation as well as chord symbols.

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Amen, And I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Come And Go With Me , Deep River, Didn't It Rain, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Down By The Riverside, Dry Bones, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Gimme That Old Time Religion, Glory, Hallelujah, Go Down Moses, Go, Tell It On The Mountains, God Told Hezekiah, Good News! The Chariot's Comin', Hallelu', Hallelu' , Have You Got Good Religion , Heaven, Heaven Is So High, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands , I Am Weak, But Thou Art Strong, If I Could I Surely Would, If You Want Joy , I'll Fly Away , I'm Gonna Sing, It Is Me , Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Kum ba yah, Let Me Fly, and more

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Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers : The Best Of Jubilee : 00  1 CD

Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers : The Best Of Jubilee

An LA-born native Californian, Albert McNeil earned Bachelors and Masters degrees at UCLA and did his doctorate studies at USC, the Westminster Choir College of Princeton and the Univ. of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has been conducting groups and church choirs for most of his adult life, and has dedicated himself to upholding a tradition of choral excellence as Founder/Director of the McNeil Jubilee Singers in 1968. Since then the Singers have earned international acclaim for their vast repertoire of African-American folk music, focusing on the rich genre known as Negro Spirituals as well as gospel, secular folk songs, calypsos and other African-Caribbean and African vocal forms. Their repertory also consists of concert works by distinguished African-American composers and arrangers along with Classical Opera, Sacred Music and Musical Theater. The 15 selections in "Best of Jubilee" draw on the best performances of one of the most honored choral ensembles. It's understandably hard to pick favorites, but the South African freedom song "Siyahamba'ekukhanuen'kwenkhos" (We are marching in the light of God), "Glory, Glory Hallelujah," "Open the Window, Noah," "Hallelujah! (Been Down Into The Sea)," "Oh, Mary Don't You Weep," "Oh Make Me Holy," "All My Trials," "Walk Together Children" and "Rocka My Soul" are particularly fine. Inspirational and moving songs, every one the best of the best!

Songlist: Siyahamba'ekukhanyet'kwenkhos, Dry Bones, Glory, Glory Hallelujah, Open The Window Noah, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Hallelujah! (Been Down Into The Sea), Sometimes I feel Like A Motherless Child, Oh Mary Don't You Weep, Jesus Lay Your Head in da Winder, The Word Was God, Oh Make Me Holy, All My Trials, Walk Together Children, John the Revelator, Rocka My Soul

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Cambridge Singers : Feel The Spirit : 00  1 CD : John Rutter : 128

Cambridge Singers : Feel The Spirit

Strong, stirring spirituals and tuneful, jazz-flavored settings of Shakespeare's timeless lyrics are the mouth-watering ingredients of the Cambridge Singers' eagerly-awaited new album Feel the Spirit. John Rutter has written vivid new arrangements of seven well-loved American spirituals for choir, with soloist Melanie and the BBC Concert Orchestra joining with the Cambridge Singers for this world premiere recording. Another notable 'first' is jazz legend George Shearing's captivating new cycle of Shakespeare settings, Songs and Sonnets. Those who associate George Shearing with instrumental jazz (and of course with his immortal Lullaby of Birdland) will be astonished and delighted at the youthful charm and skillful word-setting of this 81-year old master's choral writing. The final touch of sparkle is added by Proms favorite Wayne Marshall's piano, with Malcolm Creese on bass. To complete the album, John Rutter's own Birthday Madrigals - written in 1995 to celebrate George Shearing's 75th birthday - also receives their premiere recording.

Songlist: Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Steel Away, I Got A Robe, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Deep River, When The Saints Go Marching In, Live With Me And Be My Love, When The Daffodils Begen To Peer, It Was A Lover And His Lass, Spring, Who Is Silvia, Fie On Sinful Fantasy, Hey, Ho, The Wind And The Rain, The Heavenly Aeroplane, Lord Of The Dance, It Was A Lover And His Lass, Draw On Sweet Night, Come Live With Me , My True Love Hath My Heart, When Daisies Pied, Skylark

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Cantamus : Joy : 00  1 CD : Pamela Cook

Cantamus : Joy

Called by one observer "probably the best girls' choir in the world," Mansfield, Nottinghamshire's (UK) Cantamus Girls Choir consists of approximately 40 girls aged between 13 and 19. Founded in 1968 by Director Pamela Cook, the Choir has consistently won international competitions such as the "Choir of the World" title 1997 Llangollen Eisteddfod, Olympic Champions title at the World Choir Games 2004 and 2006 and many others. There are 20 songs here, mostly lightly accompanied by accompanist and arranger Michael Neaum. Some of our favorites are "Look to this Day," "La Regata," "O Won't You Sit Down?," "Goin' Up-a-Yonder;" "Pretty Little Horses," "And So It Goes," "Miss You Nights" and "The Rose." Wonderful leads, perfect harmonies - "Joy" is exactly that!

Songlist: Look to This Day, White Waves on the Water, The Last Spring, La Regata, Sous le Dome Epais, The Lord Bless You and Keep You, Sanctus, O Won't You Sit Down?, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Goin' Up a-Yonder, You Raise Me Up, Pretty Little Horses, Harry, Can You Hear Me?, Hallelujah, And So It Goes, Who Knows Where the Time Goes?, Miss You Nights, The Rose

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Collegium Regale : Carry Me Home : 00  1 CD : Stephen Cleobury :  403

Collegium Regale : Carry Me Home

Carry me home is an assortment of folk songs arranged for male voices including "Londonderry Air" and "O Waly Waly". Collegium Regale, which is composed of the choral scholars from the King's College Choir, explores the traditional songs of Britain, America, France and Hungary. Many of these familiar tunes, such as "Molly Malone" and "Shenandoah" were arranged by Keith Roberts who serves as the group's artistic consultant. The spirituals arranged by Robert Rice stray from the traditional style. His versions lean toward the lighter sounds of doo-wop and barbershop, particularly in "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child." Though, all pieces and especially the solos are sung beautifully.

Songlist: Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Brigg Fair, Botany Bay, Il est ne le divin enfant, Myfanwy, The turtle dove, Londonderry air, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Nobody knows the trouble I seen, De gospel train, My sweetheart's like Venus, Ca' the yowes, Molly Malone, O Waly Waly, Ye banks and braes, Song of the Volga Boatmen, Shenandoah, Joshua, Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

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Deep River Boys : The Early Years 1937-50 : 00  1 CD : ACBT4372.2

Deep River Boys : The Early Years 1937-50

Acrobat has a highly interesting catalogue of gospel, doowop and vocal group recordings, which already includes a Deep River Boys collection from their later era during the 1950s when they recorded for EMI in the UK. This is an expanded version of an album, now no longer available, which was released in 2000.

Songlist: Carmena Waltz Song, Who'll Jine de Union, I Am Seeking for a City, I Am Bound for Sweet Canaan Land, I Got a Home in Dat Rock, In Dat Great Getting' Up Morning, You Talk Too Much, A Zoot Suit, Cousin Jedidiah, A Little Jive Is Good for You, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Get on Board Little Children, We Are Walking in the Light, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Oh Freedom, Castle on the River Nile, I'm Trampin', Go Down Moses, Honey, Honey Honey, My Guys Come Back, This Chick's Too Young to Fry, Charge It to Daddy, Get Up Them Stairs Mademoiselle, It Had to Be You, What Did He Say, Purgatory, Two Blocks Down Turn to the Left, Ain't Misbehavin', That's What You Need to Suceed, and more

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Elmer Iseler Singers : Spirituals : 00  1 CD : Elmer Iseler : MQS 81115

Elmer Iseler Singers : Spirituals

Internationally renowned for their expressive phrasing and luxurious tone, The Elmer Iseler Singers present sixteen traditional spirituals, including Go Down Moses, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

Songlist: Ain'a that Good News, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Ol' Time Religion, Mary Had A Baby, Git On Board, Go Down Moses, Listen to de Lambs, Aint' Got Time To Die, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Deep River, Poor Man Lazrus, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Same Train, Lit'le David, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Let Me Fly

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Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : I Hear Music : 00  1 CD : ROYCD292

Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : I Hear Music

This release is a "twofer" by having two classic Fred Waring stereo albums on one CD. "In Hi-Fi" (1957) and "All Through the Night" (1958) were both big sellers when there were first released and these recording clearly demonstrate why The Pennsylvanians were so popular. Lots of warm memories here!

Songlist: I Hear Music, Dry Bones, In the Still of the Night, Ol' Man River, Hit the Road to Dreamland, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Cigarette, Sweet Music and You, The Whiffenpoof Song, Hora Staccato, Lolly Too Dum Dey, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, You'll Never Walk Alone, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Sleep, Autumn Leaves, If I Had My Way, The Inch Worm, Dear Hearts and Gentle People, Anywhere I Wander, Tennessee Waltz, Greensleeves, Funiculi Funicula, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, The Unconstant Lover, Comin' Thro' the Rye, All Through the Night

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Harvard Glee Club : Long Way From Home : 00  1 CD : Jameson Marvin

Harvard Glee Club : Long Way From Home

The 60-voice Harvard Glee Club, Harvard's internationally renowned men's chorus, is the oldest college chorus in America, founded by students in 1858 to sing college songs and glees. It took until 1912, under the dynamic direction of Dr. Archibald T. Davison, that the Glee Club developed a repertoire of distinction and gained a national reputation. Drawing its repertoire from six centuries, the Glee Club has proved itself particularly expert in the performance of contemporary American music, sacred repertory of the Renaissance, Eastern European music and Folk songs of the world. Under the direction of Jameson Marvin since 1978, the HGC has enhanced its reputation as one of America premier collegiate choruses. "Long Way From Home" is a rich collection of 27 tunes, many of them, like "The Minstrel Boy," "Danny Boy," "Skye Boat Song," "K'ang Ting Love Song" and "Barb'ra Allen," beautifully arranged by conductor Marvin, and several others, like "The Foggy Dew," "Glorious Apollo" and "Sacramento," arranged by Archibald Davison. Other favorites are Franz Schubert's "Widerspruch" and "La Pastorella, the Georgian Folk song "Voi Di Vo," the traditional song "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," "Lowlands" (arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw; and several written by Harvard men, Richmond K. Fletcher's "Yo Ho" and "The Grid Iron King & Soldiers Field," R.G. Williams' "Up the Street" and "Harvardiana," Murray Taylor's "Ten Thousand Men of Harvard" and "Fair Harvard," a traditional Irish Air based on a poem by Samuel Gilman, 1811. Every cut here has the wonderful beauty and gravitas we've come to expect and enjoy from this venerable, powerful men's chorus!

Songlist: N'e Se Di Djemo, The Minstrel Boy, Waitin' for the Dawn of Peace, Laura Lee, The Foggy Dew, Danny Boy, Bushes and Briars, Glorious Apollo, Skye Boat Song, Widerspruch, La Pastorella, Suo-Gan, Shenandoah, Esti Dal, Voi Di Vo, Ej Dziny Dziny Dom, K'ang Ting Love Song, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Gentle Annie, Sacramento, Barbara Allen, Lowlands, Yo Ho, Ten Thousand Men of Harvard, Up the Street, Harvardiana: The Grid Iron King & Soldiers Field, Fair Harvard

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John Alexander Singers : Shenandoah: Songs of the American Spirit : 00  1 CD : John Alexander : G-49263

John Alexander Singers : Shenandoah: Songs of the American Spirit

John Alexander takes the listener on a musical tour of American historical touchstones, celebrating the diverse folk culture of the United States, as well as the emotions and experiences of pioneer life. The John Alexander Singers, one of America's rising professional chamber choirs, captures the essence of the American spirit in this inspirational recording. The history of our country is written in our song, and what a variety of song it is! War songs, tunes from Appalachia, gospel-all have been mined over the years by composers and arrangers of every era. This recording offers a varied program of these American works, from the well known (Shenandoah, Buffalo Gals) to the less familiar, expertly arranged for choir and sung by this nationally acclaimed American choir.

Songlist: Shenandoah, Sourwood Mountain, She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, Down to the River to Pray, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier, Aura Lee, Goober Peas, He's Gone Away, Cindy, Billy Boy, Buffalo Gals, The Erie Canal, Home On The Range, The Colorado Trail, Sacramento ~ Sis Joe, How Can I Keep From Singing

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Kantorei : The Road Home - Folk Songs and Spirituals : 00  1 CD : Richard Larson

Kantorei : The Road Home - Folk Songs and Spirituals

Denver-based 36 mixed-voice semiprofessional choir Kantorei has grown from a group of six friends singing carols in 1997 to a respected group that has appeared at Carnegie Hall for the National ACDA Conference, and been conducted by Rene Clausen in a premiere performance of his work. Esteemed director Richard Larson has been a major factor in the group's rise. "Home" is the group's fifth very good CD, and is a collection of 21 folk songs and spirituals. Picking favorites is not easy, there are excellent solos on "Let Me Fly ," "Dere's No Hidin' Place," "Ezekiel Saw de Wheel " and "City Called Heaven." Folk tunes "Black is the Color," "Danny Boy," and "Wearing of the Green " are wonderful. And we can't forget the four tunes arranged by the late Moses Hogan, "The Battle of Jericho" "You Better Min' How You Talk ," "I Can Tell the World" and "My Soul's Been Anchored." Another winner for Kantorei! Recommended.

Songlist: Let Me Fly, Dere's No Hidin' Place, Oh, Shenandoah, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Black is the Color, If I Got My Ticket, My Lord, What a Mornin', The Battle of Jericho, You Better Mi' How You Talk, I Can Tell the World, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, City Called Heaven, I Got Shoes, I Believe This Is Jesus, Danny Boy, Wearing of the Green, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Amazing Grace, God Is Seen, Wade in the Water, My Soul's Been Anchored

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Les Petits Chanteurs : Etition du Centenaire : 00  2 CDs : 3017445

Les Petits Chanteurs : Etition du Centenaire

After Emmanuel Descombes' December 2006 documentary of this famous children's chorus, RYM Musique & Buda Records now make available a beautiful box set celebrating 100 years of the choir. The 2XCD set includes some of the best of the legendary interpretations and recent recordings of the PCCB, accompanied by a twelve-page booklet including photos, history, and more.

Songlist: Ils etaient trois petits enfants, Dors, ma colombe, Guillo, prends ton tambourin, Pour les enfants de choeur et de maitrise, Sem pospeste, Hymne de Serapion, Tengo de subir al puerto, La nuit, Quand mon mari vient de dehors, Tutu maramba, Les deux cites, Le chant des adieux, Trois beaux oiseaux de paradis, Madre en la puerta, Les voisins, Entre le boeuf et l'ane gris, Chanson joyeuse de noel, Noel savoyard, Stille nacht, Noel Yougoslave, Noel Polonais, O Come, All Ye Faithful, La joie de vivre de monseigneur maillet, Un enfant est ne, Chanson de solveig, Little David, La rose rouge, Maman me permets-tu?, Yamaderano, Kalinka, and more

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Masters of Harmony : Portrait : 00  1 CD

Masters of Harmony : Portrait

"Portrait" is a strong new collection from the dynamic, 7-time BHS International Chorus champions Masters of Harmony. 15 finely-crafted tunes including some of our favorites "Go Down Moses, "I Will Go Sailing No More," "Good Luck Charm" and "Sold" (sung with 2008 BHS Quartet champs OC Times), "Stand By Me," "Nice 'N Easy" (sung with 2008 Far Western District Quartet champs Masterpiece, "Yona From Arizona," "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" and "Portrait of My Love Medley." The Masters, directed by Michigan Jake member Mark Hale, has a wonderful, complex sound that adds new dimensions to these classic songs. Enjoy one of Barbershop's great champion choruses's.

Songlist: Go Down Moses, I Will Go Sailing No More, Blues in the Night, Roll On, Mississippi, Good Luck Charm, For Good, Stand By Me, Bach Fugue in D Minor, Nice 'N' Easy, Wonderful One, Yona From Arizona, Time After Time, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Sold, Portrait of My Love Medley

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir : Songs of the Civil War & Stephen Foster Favorites  : 00  1 CD : Richard P. Condie : 07464482972-3 : MDK48297

Mormon Tabernacle Choir : Songs of the Civil War & Stephen Foster Favorites

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, accompanied by the huge Tabernacle organ, bring us some beautifully sung, authentic Civil War songs. We learned some of these songs in elementary school, and remember being touched by their poignancy, at the same time appalled to learn of the bloody slaughter. Soldiers on both sides marched off to songs like "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp," "The Bonnie Blue Flag," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Dixie" and "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," but it's the songs like "He's Gone Away," "Tenting On The Old Camp Ground," "Aura Lee," "Lorena," "Kathleen Mavourneen," "Sweet Evelina," "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" and the sadly unincluded "One Vacant Chair" that tell the real, heartbreaking story of the war. We're then cheered up, however, by 9 Stephen Foster "pop" tunes, the joyous "Ring De Banjo," "Oh! Susanna," "The Glendy Burk," "Beautiful Dreamer," "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," "Nellie Bly" and others. A powerful collection from the magnificent MTC.

Songlist: Tramp, Tramp, Tramp , Aura Lee , The Bonnie Blue Flag , He's Gone Away, The Battle Cry of Freedom , Lorena , The Battle Hymn of the Republic , Tenting on the Old Camp Ground , Sweet Evelina, I Wish I Was In Dixie , Kathleen Mavourneen , Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child , When Johnny Comes Marching Home

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Moses Hogan Singers : Deep River : 00  1 CD : Moses Hogan : 073999033076 : 08703307

Moses Hogan Singers : Deep River

From the library of Moses Hogan is Deep River, featuring 18 songs: 10 Songs are solo arrangements and 8 songs are never before recorded choral arrangements. The Solos are available in the corresponding Deep River Songbook for both High and Low voice, and charts are available for the choral pieces. Soloists are Henrietta Davis/Soprano, Robert Sims/Baritone, and Alfred Walker/Bass with Moses Hogan accompanying on piano. Deep River comes highly recommended!

Songlist: Deep River, Hear My Prayer, He Never Said A Mumblin' Word , Ride The Chariot, My Good Lord's Done Been Here, Were You There?, I Want To Be Ready, He's Got the Whole World In His Hands, You Better Min' How You Talk, A Spiritual Reflection, Give Me Jesus, Good News, The Chariot's Coming, Somebody's Knockin' At Yo Door, We Shall Walk Through The Valley In Peace, Let Us Break Bread Together, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Walk Together Children, Who Built The Ark?

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Oxford Pro Musica Singers : Deep River : 00  1 CD : 96

Oxford Pro Musica Singers : Deep River

'Feel the Spirit' is a set of seven arrangements of well-known spirituals, first performed in 2001. It is performed on this recording by the acclaimed jazz singer Jacqueline Dankworth in its chamber-ensemble arrangement. Harvey Brough's 'Walled Garden Suite' for soloist, choir and instrumental quartet was written for Dankworth and first performed on the occasion of the opening of the walled garden at Wingfield Arts in Suffolk. Of the two collections by Bob Chilcott on this CD, 'Fragments from his Dish' is a group of five light-hearted part-songs on the themes of food and drink. The programme concludes with 'The Making of the Drum', settings of words by Barbadian poet Edward Kamau Braithwaite, commissioned from Bob Chilcott by OPMS on the occasion of the choir's twentieth anniversary in 1997. It tells the story of the making of a traditional African drum and is heavily influenced by the style of African tribal music.

Songlist: Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Steal Away, I Got A Robe, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child , Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Deep River, The Argument, Red Running Rue, To Daffodils, On Himself, Grace-The Clean Platter, The Pie , Harvest In My Crift, Christmas 1666, Whines From The Wood , The Skin, The Barrel Of The Drum, The Two Curved Sticks Of The Drummer , The Gong-Gong

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Pacific Boychoir : That Promised Land : 00  1 CD : Kevin Fox

Pacific Boychoir : That Promised Land

The elite Troubadors of Oakland's Pacific Boychoir Academy are joined by Continuum, a group of former boy choristers whose voices have changed, and soloist Jonathon Hampton, to sing this strong collection of 19 African-American spirituals, directed by Kevin Fox. Favorites are "Ain't Got Time to Die," "City Called Heaven," "Precious Lord" and "Wade in the Water," all of which features Hampton's smooth countertenor; "Over Yonder," which features soloist Jacob Wilson; "Deep River," "The Battle of Jericho" and "Hear My Prayer." There is some light accompaniment. The soloists contrast nicely with the Troubadors' sweet, high background vocals, particularly Hampton's rich leads. A special, beautifully performed collection!

Songlist: I Open My Mouth, Little David, Play On Your Harp, All My Trials, Take My Mother Home, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Witness, There Is A Balm In Gilead, Ain't Got Time To Die, Precious Lord, I Stood On The River Of Jordan, Deep River, City Called Heaven, Over Yonder, The Storm Is Passing Over, Wade In The Water, Ain't That Good News, Praise His Holy Name, The Battle Of Jericho, Hear My Prayer

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The Singers Unlimited : The Complete A Cappella Sessions : 00  2 CDs

The Singers Unlimited : The Complete A Cappella Sessions    Out of Print

It doesn't get any better than this! After years of being available only on the box set here is a 2 CD release of all 33 a cappella recordings (not including Christmas) of quite probably the best vocal jazz group ever. The arrangements of Gene Puerling are simply exquisite and his ability to transform a song to completely new heights is astounding. We carry many thousands of a cappella CDs and this release is, in our opinion, the most essential CD for the collection of any serious fan of a cappella music!

Songlist: Both Sides Now , London By Night, Here, There And Everywhere, Lullabye, Michelle, The Fool On The Hill, Emily, Since You Asked, More I Cannot Wish You, Try To Remember, Clair, Killing Me Softly with His Song, Yesterday, My Romance, Lost In The Stars, April In Paris, Girl Talk, Nature Boy, I Don't Know Where I Stand, Autumn In New York, Like Someone In Love, Indian Summer, Anything Goes, The Way We Were, One More Time Chuck Corea, Sweet Lorraine, Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, Someone To Light Up My Life, Love Is Here To Stay, The Entertainer, and more

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Wings Over Jordan : Trying to Get Ready : 00  1 CD : 1505

Wings Over Jordan : Trying to Get Ready

Reverend Glynn T. Settle was the originator of the Wings over Jordan Choir (WOJC), which on the public scene in the late 1930s, the first full-time professional black choir in America. Proficient and versatile, during the period 1938 to 1949, the choir performed before sold-out, non-segregated audiences in over 40 American states, 5 European countries, Canada and Mexico. In 1937 the choir inaugurated a successful weekly "Negro Hour" on CBS Radio in Cleveland, reaching 40 million listeners. WOJC's segment of spirituals would be followed by the Southernaires Quartet, and then the Golden Gate Quartet. A songbook was published and over 50 recordings came from this program, performances with major symphonic orchestras and an invitation to sing at the White House. Reverend Settle narrates in this rare collection, saying things like "It's not because I'm a coward and afraid to defend myself that I smilingly take the many abuses forced upon me through life. The fact is, I pity and pray for those who despitefully mistreat me. You may wonder about my attitude. Well, the answer is very simple. I am busy trying to get ready to try on my long white robe." Gospel Friend records is releasing this wonderful collection of 25 authentic spirituals, accompanied by fascinating pictures and text in the liner notes (one of our favorites is several members of the group all dressed up in front of their spanking-new tour bus, "Wings Over Jordan" proudly on the front). There are several spirituals we are hearing for the first time, such as "The Old Ark's A-Movering," "My Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race," the joyous "I Just Got Over," "Meet You at the Judgement," "Trampin'," "Over My Head" and others. And then there are tunes we've heard many times, such as "Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham," "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel," "Wade in the Water," "Old Ship of Zion" and "Sweet Little Jesus Boy," but it's as if we are hearing them for the first time. "Trying to Get Ready" is a treat on many levels, from beginning to end. Don't miss this one!

Songlist: Walk Together Children, Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham, Don't Stay Away, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Trying to Get Ready, The Old Ark's A-Movering, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Wade In The Water, I Just Got Over, Meet You at the Judgement, Plenty Good Room, Trampin', Old Ship of Zion, I'm A-Rollin, When You Come out of the Wilderness, My Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Until I Found the Lord, I've Been 'Buked, I'm Going to Sit at the Welcome Table, Over My Head, Where Shall I Be When the First Trumpet Sounds, Amen, He's All and All to Me

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Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : The Best Of Fred Waring : DVD : Fred Waring : 747510189886 : 1592352448 : 35002003

Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : The Best Of Fred Waring

The stirring performance of timeless music continues to inspire and delight listeners and viewers of all ages. The Fred Waring Show, a groundbreaking musical variety show from the golden days of early television, ran from 1949 until 1954 and was nominated for two primetime Emmys. This DVD features the incomparable baritone Frank Davis as the preacher in a Waring fan favorite, God's Trombones, the stirring James Weldon Johnson narrative poem set to music by Roy Ringwald. Gertrude Jeanette is the prayer leader. In addition, you will find a selection of favorite spirituals and folk songs performed by Frank Davis and the Glee Club Frank Davis was a singer (bass) and soloist with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians from 1952 - 1959, in 1962 and again from 1968-69. He was renowned as a spiritual and gospel singer, and in addition to performing with the Pennsylvanians, he did several solo concert tours.

Songlist: God's Trombones, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, Ain't Gonna Study War No More, Countin' My Blessings, Old Man River, Go Down Moses, Standin' in De Need of Prayer, That Lonesome Road, Shadrack, Born in Bethlehem, Hand Me Down, Somebody Bigger Than You And I, Martilda, Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, That Lonesome Road, Let My People Go, One For The Little Bitty Baby, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

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Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child : TTB : Traditional : Traditional : DVD : BL916

Traditional : Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

This well-known 19th century spiritual is now offered as a beautiful and sensitive setting for T(T)B men's choir (optional second tenor part). Haunting and lovely, it is sure to showcase any male ensemble in a concert or festival setting. Also available as Unison/Optional Two-part (BL689) and in the treble solo book Let Nature Sing (BLB08).

Composer: Traditional

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL916


Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child : SSAA : Rosephanye Powell : Sheet Music : 00145528 : 888680065836

Rosephanye Powell : Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Rosephanye Powell released a gripping arrangement for mixed voices in 2004 that has enjoyed steady use. This SSAA arrangement remains true to the unique qualities of the previous voicing - heart-wrenching harmonies and soulful blue notes that mourn gracefully. The inclusion of the two brief West African texts adds years of history and depth to this somber Spiritual. The surprising Picardy ending provides a pleasant reassurance. Medium difficulty.

Arranger: Rosephanye Powell

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
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| 00145528


Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child : SAB : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 08740006 : 073999810585

Roger Emerson : Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

In the powerful tradition of Roger Emerson's contemporary spiritual settings, this work is ideal for contest and festival occasions. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
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| 08740006


Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child : Unison : Ken Berg : Sheet Music : 08745000 : 073999678932

Ken Berg : Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Simple unison singing is complemented by a jazz-flavored piano accompaniment. Performance Time: Approx. 3:20

Arranger: Ken Berg

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745000


Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child : SSAA : Nina Gilbert : Traditional : Sheet Music : 35020869

Nina Gilbert : Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Arranger: Nina Gilbert | Composer: Traditional

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35020869

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