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The Sound Of Silence

Music by Paul Simon

Originally Performed by Paul Simon

"The Sound of Silence", originally "The Sounds of Silence", is a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. The song was written by Paul Simon over a period of several months in 1963 and 1964. A studio audition led to the duo signing a record deal with Columbia Records, and the song was recorded in March 1964 at Columbia Studios in New York City for inclusion on their debut album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M..

Released in October 1964, the album was a commercial failure and led to the duo breaking apart, with Paul Simon returning to England and Art Garfunkel to his studies at Columbia University. In spring 1965, the song began to attract airplay at radio stations in Boston, Massachusetts, and throughout Florida. The growing airplay led Tom Wilson, the song's producer, to remix the track, overdubbing electric instrumentation. Simon & Garfunkel were not informed of the song's remix until after its release. The single was released in September 1965.

The song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending January 1, 1966, leading the duo to reunite and hastily record their second album, which Columbia titled Sounds of Silence in an attempt to capitalize on the song's success. The song was a top-ten hit in multiple countries worldwide, among them Australia, Austria, West Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. Generally considered a classic folk rock song, the song was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important" in 2013 along with the rest of the Sounds of Silence album.

    Release Date: 1964


The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

Voces8

VOCES8 performs the Simon and Garfunkel classic 'The Sound of Silence' arranged by Alexander L'Estrange.


The Sound Of Silence

The Sound Of Silence

Now available in a Discovery Series edition for young choirs, this #1 hit from 1966 by Simon and Garfunkel offers lots of opportunities for developing choral skills while connecting the generations through music. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:20.

Voicing: 3-Part


The Sound Of Silence

The Sound Of Silence

Now available in a Discovery Series edition for young choirs, this #1 hit from 1966 by Simon and Garfunkel offers lots of opportunities for developing choral skills while connecting the generations through music. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:20.

Voicing: 2-Part



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Gwyn Arch : Classic Pop Ballads : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571516391 : 12-0571516394

Gwyn Arch : Classic Pop Ballads

Classic Pop Ballads collects three of the world's all-time great pop songs in irresistible arrangements for young or newly-formed choirs. Pieces have been specially chosen to enable successful program planning and a manageable piano accompaniment is also provided. The optional third line is designed for boys with newly changed or unstable voices. These pieces are fun and straightforward, allowing young singers to experiment with different styles. These songs are sure to be a hit with any young choir. Titles: Streets of London * The Sound of Silence * The Windmills of Your Mind

Songlist: Streets of London, The Sound of Silence, The Windmills of Your Mind

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40830b | Songbook | $5.80


Nicholas Hare : Ladies Barbershop Book : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 884088611118 : 0853607877 : 14041462

Nicholas Hare : Ladies Barbershop Book

'Ladies Barbershop Book' offers unaccompanied arrangements of a variety of well-loved songs, from the 1920's to the 1970's. Performances should work equally well with choirs or just four voices. Arranged by Nicholas Hare for SSAA. Helpful performance notes are included for each of the songs, and the arrangements are notated on two staves for easy piano rehearsal.

Songlist: Big Spender, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Do You Want To Know A Secret?, Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words), He Was Beautiful (Cavatina), I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair, Sailing, Summertime, The Sound Of Silence, Tonight, We'll Meet Again

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Voicing: SSAA | 7241b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


Robert Latham : Classic Pop Ballads : SSA : 01 Songbook : 12-0571518230

Robert Latham : Classic Pop Ballads

Yesterday and other Classic Pop Ballads is an absolute winner! Robert Latham's deft, skillful arrangements of some of the best-loved pop ballads of all time form an immensely rewarding collection for choirs in search of fresh 'a cappella' material.

Songlist: Streets of London, The Windmills of Your Mind, The Sound Of Silence, Yesterday, Killing Me Softly with His Song

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Voicing: SSA | 7320b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : For Women Only : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : For Women Only

This close harmony version of the Simon and Garfunkel classic "The Sound Of Silence" works well for beginning groups looking for interesting material, or advanced groups interested in a beautiful mood piece allowing for emotional interpretation. Mixing close harmony with arpeggiated textures, this arrangement allows each voice a turn with the solo line, and plenty of opportunity for rubato and expressive dynamics. This upbeat finger snappin' pop version of the doo-wop classic " Rockin' Robin" will add some spark (and tweet) to your repertoire without being too difficult. The solo moves from part to part, allowing every singer a chance in the spotlight. "Goodbye Old Paint" is a delightful western classic using modern harmonies and approach and "I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do" is a ballad of the 40's in block harmonies. The tempo is medium. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" is one of the many great Ellington songs, arranged here for treble voices. The singers can feel free to alter the scat if it works better that way. "Silent All These Years". Tori Amos broke onto the music scene with this introspective ballad, and this arrangement captures all of the original's delicate moodiness. The background voices weave smooth patterns and ring warm chords. This is an excellent showcase for an expressive soloist (can either be a soprano or alto 1). SSSAA a cappella (4 part with solo).

Songlist: Rockin' Robin, The Sound Of Silence, Goodbye Old Paint, I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do, Silent All These Years

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Voicing: SSAA | 4775b | Sheet Music | $13.95 | A Cappella


Paul Simon : Paul Simon in Concert - Live Rhymin' : Solo : 01 Songbook : 752187109167 : 082563301X : 14025204

Paul Simon : Paul Simon in Concert - Live Rhymin'

From folk-pop-rock legend Paul Simon comes this collection of a dozen fantastic compositions performed live for his 1974 concert album. Includes such classics as: Loves Me like a Rock - America - The Boxer - Bridge over Troubled Water - and more. Illustrated with photographs from the concert.

Songlist: AMERICA, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Jesus Is The Answer, HOMEWARD BOUND, AMERICAN TUNE, DUNCAN, EL CONDOR PASA, LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK, Me & Julio Down by the School Yard, MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION, THE BOXER, THE SOUND OF SILENCE

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Paul Simon | 20334b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Various : Trolls : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680665463 : 1495088197 : 00216513

Various : Trolls

Matching folio to the infectious soundtrack of the 2016 DreamWorks film featuring songs by Justin Timberlake; Anna Kendrick; Zooey Deschanel; Gwen Stefani; Ariana Grande; Earth, Wind & Fire; and more! It includes the Grammy Award-winning song Can't Stop the Feeling.

Songlist: Move Your Feet, Hello, Mo' Money Mo' Problems, They Don't Know, It's A Sunshine Day, September, I'm Coming Out, Can't Stop The Feeling!, Hair Up, Get Back Up Again, D.A.N.C.E., What U Workin' With?, True Colors, The Sound Of Silence

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Voicing: Solo | 4459b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG


Various : The Great American Songbook - Movie Songs : Solo : Songbook : 888680754402 : 1540030490 : 00278787

Various : The Great American Songbook - Movie Songs

100 timeless hits from the silver screen are showcased in this massive collection of classics in arrangements for piano, voice and guitar. Songs include: Alfie - Because You Loved Me - City of Stars - Come What May - Don't You (Forget About Me) - Endless Love - Eye of the Tiger - Flashdance...What a Feeling - Happy - I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow - Let It Go - Moon River - My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from 'Titanic') - New York, New York - Over the Rainbow - Puttin' on the Ritz - The Rose - Singin' in the Rain - (I've Had) the Time of My Life - Up Where We Belong - The Way We Were - The Wind Beneath My Wings - You've Got a Friend in Me - and more. 464 pages!

Songlist: Happy, At Last, The Rose, You Light Up My Life, True Love, Alfie, You've Got A Friend In Me, All The Way, Somewhere, Kiss From A Rose, My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From 'Titanic'), Because You Loved Me, When She Loved Me, The Look Of Love, I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow, Let It Go, Come What May, Secret Love, New York, New York, As Time Goes By, Somewhere Out There, High Hopes, This Is Me, The Power Of Love, Ben, Blaze Of Glory, I Believe I Can Fly, Can't Help Falling In Love, The Candy Man, Charade, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40601b | Songbook | $27.50 | PVG


Various : 151 of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever : Solo : Songbook : 888680925482 : 1540048292 : 00291051

Various : 151 of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever

This huge songbook (672 pages!) features 151 standards that every musician should know! Each song is arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Songs include: All the Things You Are - At Last - Bridge over Troubled Water - City of Stars - Constant Craving - Crazy - Gabriel's Oboe - Hallelujah - Imagine - La Vie En Rose (Take Me to Your Heart Again) - My Heart Will Go on (Love Theme from 'Titanic') - Over the Rainbow - Perfect - River Flows in You - Shallow - Somewhere - Summertime - This Is Me - Time After Time - Wonderful Tonight - You Raise Me Up - and more. Listen to a Spotify playlist of all the songs from this book!

Songlist: Easy Living, Open Arms, Crazy, Good Night, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Believe, Beautiful In My Eyes, You Belong To Me, Beauty And The Beast, The Colour Of My Love, At Last, Gabriel's Oboe, The Rose, Time After Time, Sway, Faithfully, If, Perfect, Hello, All I Ask Of You, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Change The World, Someone Like You, All Of Me, The Tracks Of My Tears, Ooo Baby Baby, Best Of My Love, All The Things You Are, All The Way, Somewhere, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 70728b | Songbook | $32.95 | PVG


Die Singphoniker : A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel : 00  1 CD : 321

Die Singphoniker : A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel

Paul Simon is certainly one of America's finest contemporary songwriters and his songs with Art Garfunkel are pop classics. This recording is a wonderful choral setting of some of the best of these songs as performed by this top-notch vocal ensemble.

Songlist: The Sound Of Silence, Scarborough Fair Part 1, Scarborough Fair Part 2, The Boxer, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mrs. Robinson, April Come She Will, (What A) Wonderful World, Bright Eyes, El Condor Pasa, Still Crazy After All These Years, Cecilia, Crying In The Rain, Feelin' Groovy (The 59th Street Bridge Song)

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8383c | 1 CD | $11.98


King's Singers : America : 00  1 CD : EMC41448B.2

King's Singers : America

A new budget priced reissue of the classic King's Singers title with their tribute to the USA with four selections from one of the country's most acclaimed songwriters of the current era Paul Simon.

Songlist: Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound Of Silence, America , Homeward Bound, If You Leave Me Now, Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear , Scissors Cut, It's Lonely at the Top , Vincent , Wichita Lineman

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Performed by King's Singers | 6419c | 1 CD | $7.95 | Some a cappella


King's Singers : Greatest Hits : 00  2 CDs : EMC14587.2

King's Singers : Greatest Hits

Considering the longevity of the King's Singers' career (which began in the 1960s with performances of the Schola Cantorum Pro Musica Profana, or, as they were more casually known, the Cam River Boys), it's only natural that a greatest-hits album would require two discs, each crammed full of arrangements of popular songs and vocal pieces from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Whether performing infectious versions of songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, smooth standards by Cole Porter and Harold Arlen, sublime motets by Adrian Willaert and Orlande de Lassus, or lush fin de siecle classics by Gabriel Faure and Edward Elgar, the King's Singers always deliver entertainment first and foremost, and make their virtuosic repertoire fully accessible to audiences. Of course, their singing varies from classically polished formality to a more relaxed, even humorous glee club delivery. Fans who appreciate their amazing sound and enjoy their lively manner will appreciate this generous retrospective, which brings together recordings made between 1974 and 1990. 48 songs in all.

Songlist: Penny Lane, Help!, Yesterday, Elanor Rigby, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound Of Silence, You Are the New Day, Three Times a Lady, The Rhythm of Life, Here Comes The Sun, Barbara Allen, Early One Morning, She Moved Through the Fair, Bugeilo'r Gwenith Gwyn, Londonderry Air, O My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose, The Little Drummer Boy, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, Stille Nacht, Night and Day, Stormy Weather, The Barber of Seville - Overture, The Donkey Serenade, Walking in the Air, Something's Coming, O Dolce Vita Mia, Vecchie Letrose non Valete Niente, A Little Pretty Bonny Lass, Now Is The Month Of Maying, Fine Knacks for Ladies, and more

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Performed by King's Singers | 8863c | 2 CDs | $16.95 | A Cappella


Various Choirs : Ultimate Welsh Choirs : 00  2 CDs : 5014797670907

Various Choirs : Ultimate Welsh Choirs

Enjoy the sound of Wales with this extensive collection performed by some of the country's most cherished choirs. Featuring traditional Welsh songs, West End musical classics and popular standards this collection is full of spirit and charm. A beautifully packaged 2 CD set.

Songlist: Love Changes Everything, Take Me Home, Sailing, Lily of the Valley, Do You Hear the People Sing?, The Sound Of Silence, Gloria, I Have a Dream, With a Voice of Singing, The Wonder of You, Solitare, There's A Valley Called the Rhondda, Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Lost Chord, Where Shall I Be?, Abide With Me, Passing By, Love Could I Only Tell The , Sunrise Sunset, Amen, The Crusaders, Pilgrims Chorus, Softly As I Leave You, Rhythm of Life, Myfanwy, Deryn Y Bwn o'r Banna, Speed Your Journey, Beautiful Dreamer, Calm is the Sea, Amazing Grace, and more

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2763c | 2 CDs | $17.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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The Sound of Silence : SAB : Mac Huff : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel :  2 CDs : 00329920 : 840126907636

Mac Huff : The Sound of Silencenew

The excitement for a brand new Pentatonix arrangement of a beloved pop or rock tune has become something of an achievement in an of itself. This time, Simon & Garfunkel's chart topper from '65 gets a fully vocal musical tribute.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00329920 | Showtrax CD Available


The Sound Of Silence : 3-Part : Roger Emerson : Paul Simon : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 00124651 : 884088983802

Roger Emerson : The Sound Of Silence

Now available in a Discovery Series edition for young choirs, this #1 hit from 1966 by Simon and Garfunkel offers lots of opportunities for developing choral skills while connecting the generations through music. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:20.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Paul Simon

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00124651 | Voicetrax CD Available


The Sound Of Silence : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Paul Simon : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 00124652 : 884088983819

Roger Emerson : The Sound Of Silence

Now available in a Discovery Series edition for young choirs, this #1 hit from 1966 by Simon and Garfunkel offers lots of opportunities for developing choral skills while connecting the generations through music. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:20.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Paul Simon

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00124652 | Voicetrax CD Available


The Sound of Silence : SATB : Mac Huff : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 00329919 : 840126907629

Mac Huff : The Sound of Silence

The excitement for a brand new Pentatonix arrangement of a beloved pop or rock tune has become something of an achievement in an of itself. This time, Simon & Garfunkel's chart topper from '65 gets a fully vocal musical tribute.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00329919 | Showtrax CD Available


The Sound of Silence : SSA : Mac Huff : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 00329921 : 840126907643

Mac Huff : The Sound of Silence

The excitement for a brand new Pentatonix arrangement of a beloved pop or rock tune has become something of an achievement in an of itself. This time, Simon & Garfunkel's chart topper from '65 gets a fully vocal musical tribute.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00329921 | Showtrax CD Available


The Sound Of Silence : SATB : Mark Hayes : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 35028189 : 884088623579

Mark Hayes : The Sound Of Silence

This hit propelled Simon and Garfunkel to popularity in the 1960s. Mark Hayes' new arrangement is fully orchestrated to create a fresh sound, but in keeping with the familiarity of the work that is so loved and respected. Glorious arranging that will appeal to mixed groups as well as men's ensembles. Available: SATB; SSAB; TTB; Orchestration; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028189 | Showtrax CD Available


The Sound Of Silence : SSAB : Mark Hayes : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 35028190 : 884088623586

Mark Hayes : The Sound Of Silence

This hit propelled Simon and Garfunkel to popularity in the 1960s. Mark Hayes' new arrangement is fully orchestrated to create a fresh sound, but in keeping with the familiarity of the work that is so loved and respected. Glorious arranging that will appeal to mixed groups as well as men's ensembles. Available: SATB; SSAB; TTB; Orchestration; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SSAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028190 | Showtrax CD Available


The Sound Of Silence : TTB : Mark Hayes : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 35028191 : 884088623593

Mark Hayes : The Sound Of Silence

This hit propelled Simon and Garfunkel to popularity in the 1960s. Mark Hayes' new arrangement is fully orchestrated to create a fresh sound, but in keeping with the familiarity of the work that is so loved and respected. Glorious arranging that will appeal to mixed groups as well as men's ensembles. Available: SATB; SSAB; TTB; Orchestration; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028191 | Showtrax CD Available

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