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The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Traditional English Carol

Originally Performed by The King's Singers

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" is an English Christmas carol that enumerates in the manner of a cumulative song a series of increasingly grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas (the twelve days that make up the Christmas season, starting with Christmas Day). The song, published in England in 1780 without music as a chant or rhyme, is thought to be French in origin. "The Twelve Days of Christmas" has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 68. The tunes of collected versions vary. The standard tune now associated with it is derived from a 1909 arrangement of a traditional folk melody by English composer Frederic Austin, who introduced the familiar prolongation of the verse "five gold rings" (now often "five golden rings").


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Bob Chilcott : <span style="color:red;">The Twelve Days of Christmas</span> : SATB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 9780193433274 : 9780193433274

Bob Chilcott : The Twelve Days of Christmas

This work is classic Chilcott - vibrant, fresh, and great fun. It is an exuberant setting of the well-known carol in which the 'five gold rings' refrain is re-written to appear in an array of guises: gentle soprano solo, swinging barbershop quartet, hard funk, and rock gospel style. This version is for an SATB choir but retains the flexibility to include 'guest' performers. Even the audience can join in!

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Voicing: SATB | 9697b | Songbook | $8.50


Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 1 : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music

Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 1

Charts from the Swingle Singers' stellar christmas album, 'The Story of Christmas. 'The Carol Medley,' 'Silent Night' and 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' are all exquisite, eight-part, Jonathan Rathbone arrangements for mixed choirs, while 'We Three Kings' is a hip jazzy take on the popular carol, written for a four-part men's choir.

Songlist: Carol Medley, We Three Kings, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Silent Night

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9368b | Sheet Music | $13.95 | A Cappella


Keyte / Parrot : The Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : 353324-3

Keyte / Parrot : The Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols

This--the performers' edition of the massive New Oxford Book of Carols--is a selection of 120 carols in 173 different settings. The music, which is divided into composed carols and traditional carols, covers nine centuries of Christmas music from around the world. Popular and unknown material is included: the settings are straightforward and each carol is accompanied by a note on historical background. The emphasis is on the fresh approach to the carol, and the editors have cleared away the accretions of years to recapture the original spirit and vigor of the music. Selections from the book are featured on EMI Classic's recordings "The Carol Album," "The Christmas Album," and "Carol Album 2," performed by the Taverner Consort, Choir, and Players under the direction of Andrew Parrott.

Songlist: From Lands that See the Sun Arise, Gabriel, fram Heven King, Dies est Leticie, In Hoc Anni Sirculo, Verbum Patris Umanatur, O Come O Come Emmanuel, He Who Made the Earth so Fair, Of the Father's Heart Begotten, On this Day Earth Shall Ring, Unto Us is Born a Son, Nova! Nova!, Hayl Mary Ful of Grace, Ther is no Rose of Swych Aryse, Nowel: Owt of your Slepe Aryse, Thys Endere Nyghth I Saw a Syghth, Lully Lulla thow Little Tyne Child, Come Love we God, Swete was the Song the Virgine Soong, Thus Angels Sung, While Shepherds Watched Thier Flocks By, O Remember Adam's Fall, Riu Riu Chiu, Verbum Caro factum est, Gaudete!, Lo! born is our Emmanuel, A Boy is Born in Bethlehem, Let the Voice of Praise Resound, Joseph, Dearest Joseph Mine, Shepherds Sang Thier Praises O'er Him, Good Christian Men, Rejoice!, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 6612b | Songbook | $17.98 | Primarily a cappella


King's Singers : Christmas Collection : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999403060 : 1423444647 : 08740306

King's Singers : Christmas Collection

What a wonderful way to enjoy singing by the fire during the holidays! This book of arrangements is done just the way you'd expect the King's Singers to do it: with grace, class, and just a touch of humor.

Songlist: The Gift, Boar's Head Carol, Joy to The World, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, Gaudete, Noel! Sus Troupe Chanteresse

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | Performed by King's Singers | 6117b | 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


Robert Batastini : A Cappella Carols For Sidewalk Carolers : SATB  : 01 Songbook : 5349

Robert Batastini : A Cappella Carols For Sidewalk Carolers

A warm collection of 15 of the best-known sacred carols and traditional secular Christmas songs-from "Joy to the World" to "Jingle Bells"-in an attractive, compact book. Designed especially for the choir that goes caroling, whether it be from door-to-door, at the shopping mall, in hospitals and nursing homes, or even at an office party. All selections are arranged for unaccompanied singing, in unison or parts, and every one a favorite. Best of all, the price!

Songlist: Angels We Have Heard on High, Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Here We Come a Wassailing, Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, Mary Had a Baby, Silent Night, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Come, O Come Emamanuel, O Little Town of Bethlehem, The Twelve Days of Christmas, We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Voicing: SATB | 6256b | Songbook | $3.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : The Christmas Caroling Songbook : SAB : Songbook : 00277864

Various Arrangers : The Christmas Caroling Songbook

Everyone loves to sing Christmas carols! So make it simple with this easy-to-use collection containing 50 well-known carols arranged for SAB voices. Ideal for holiday sing-alongs, community or family get-togethers, or house-to-house singing.

Songlist: Angels We Have Heard on High, Deck the Hall, The First Noel, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Joy to the World, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Up on the Housetop, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, What Child Is This?

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Voicing: SAB | 4601b | Songbook | $4.95


Various Arrangers : The Christmas Caroling Songbook : SSA : Songbook : 888680751364 : 1540029069 : 00277865

Various Arrangers : The Christmas Caroling Songbooknew

Everyone loves to sing Christmas carols! So make it simple with this easy-to-use collection containing 50 well-known carols arranged for SSA voices. Ideal for holiday sing-alongs, community or family get-togethers, or house-to-house singing. Includes: Angels We Have Heard on High - Deck the Hall - The First Noel - Hark! the Herald Angels Sing - Jolly Old St. Nicholas - Joy to the World - O Come, All Ye Faithful - Silent Night - The Twelve Days of Christmas - Up on the Housetop - We Wish You a Merry Christmas - What Child Is This? - and more.

Songlist: Angels We Have Heard on High, Deck the Hall, The First Noel, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Joy to the World, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Up on the Housetop, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, What Child Is This?

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Voicing: SSA | 4602b | Songbook | $4.95


Various Arrangers : Winter Carols for Mixed Voices : SATB divisi : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Winter Carols for Mixed Voices

With 'Christmas Time Is Here, the famous Vince Guaraldi theme song from A Charlie Brown Christmas in an expressive a cappella setting. What a great feature for jazz and concert groups alike! 'Do You Hear What I Hear?' has a beautiful solo for either a male or female voice with fun vocal accompaniment, sure to challenge and excite your choir. Snowflakes is a gorgeous original work by Lane Johnson based on the poem by Henry Longfellow. Perfect for your winter concert! Each verse in Biegels arrangement of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' is different than the last, the audience is sure to stay interested till the very end.

Songlist: Do You Hear What I Hear?, Christmas Time Is Here, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Snowflakes, The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 9548b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella


Walter Ehret : The International Book of Christmas Carols : Unison / 2-Part : 01 Songbook : 073999446319 : 0828903786 : WB516

Walter Ehret : The International Book of Christmas Carols

164 easy arrangements with chords of carols from around the world, complete with lyrics in the original language as well as English. This special collection also includes historical background information on the observance of Christmas through the years and notes about specific carols to give added understanding. Songs are included from England, Italy, Latin America, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, Czech Republic, and more.

Songlist: Christmas and Its Songs, ENGLISH CAROLS, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Good Christian Men, Rejoice, The Seven Joys of Mary, This Endris Night, Good King Wenceslas, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Coventry Carol, When Christ Was Born of Mary Free, The Holly and the Ivy, The Friendly Beasts, The First Nowell, Joy to the World, What Child is This? (Greensleeves), While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, Gloucestershire wassail, The Boar's Head Carol, Wassail Song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol), Blessed Be that Maid Marie, A Virgin Unspotted, Once in Royal David's City, Sleep, Holy Babe, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, As with Gladness Men of Old, Angels From the Realms of Glory, Masters in this Hall, I Saw Three Ships, and more

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Voicing: Unison / 2-Part | 9612b | Songbook | $24.95 | Some a cappella


William Llewellyn (Editor) : The Novello Book of Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : 752187440741 : 0853601275 : 14023523

William Llewellyn (Editor) : The Novello Book of Carols

This outstanding collection of 90 carols offers a balanced mixture of accompanied and unaccompanied items which will appeal immediately to conductors, singers and audiences alike. Mostly for mixed voices, it includes 16 carols and a further 39 arrangements published here for the first time. From Gabrielli to Judith Weir, medieval melodies to spirituals, the range of styles covers a wide spectrum of tastes. This major issue of carols is edited by William Llewellyn, a well established figure in the world of choral music.

Songlist: A Babe Is Born, A Christmas Antiphon, A Fanfare For Christmas, A Gallery Carol, A Somerset Carol, Adam Lay Ybounden, Adests Fideles, All And Some, As Joseph Was A-walking, Away In A Manger, Balulalow, Canon For Three Choirs, Carol Of The Christ-child, Christmas Is Coming, Coventry Carol, Dawn Carol, De Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy, Ding Dong! Merrily On High, Ding-dong, Ding, Donkey Plod And Mary Ride, El Cant Des Ocells, El Noi De La Mare, Fum, Fum, Fum, Gabriel's Message, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, How Soft, Upon The Ev'ning Air, Huron Carol, Hush You, My Baby, I Saw Three Ships, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 7711b | Songbook | $19.95


Mack Wilberg : Carol Songbook - High Voice : Solo : Songbook : Mack Wilberg  : 9780193371996 : 9780193371996

Mack Wilberg : Carol Songbook - High Voice

This wonderful collection brings together seven well-loved carols, all newly arranged by Mack Wilberg for high voice and piano. Featuring a range of Christmas texts, including 'Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella', 'Deck the hall', and 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', it also offers two carols with alternative, original foreign-language options (French and Catalan). With a delightful variety of musical styles and moods, this volume is perfect for recitals, services, and concerts at Christmas time.

Songlist: Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella , Cold December's winds were stilled, Deck the Hall, In the bleak mid-winter , Sing lullaby! , The Twelve Days of Christmas, What child is this?

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Voicing: Solo | 9688b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Mack Wilberg : Carol Songbook - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook : Mack Wilberg  : 9780193372009 : 9780193372009

Mack Wilberg : Carol Songbook - Low Voice

This wonderful collection brings together seven well-loved carols, all newly arranged by Mack Wilberg for high voice and piano. Featuring a range of Christmas texts, including 'Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella', 'Deck the hall', and 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', it also offers two carols with alternative, original foreign-language options (French and Catalan). With a delightful variety of musical styles and moods, this volume is perfect for recitals, services, and concerts at Christmas time.

Songlist: Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella , Cold December's winds were stilled, Deck the Hall, In the bleak mid-winter , Sing lullaby! , The Twelve Days of Christmas, What child is this?

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Voicing: Solo | 9689b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Pro Vocal : Christmas Carols : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088410094 : 1423483227 : 00740429

Pro Vocal : Christmas Carols

Whether you're a karoake singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight favorite songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band.

Songlist: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Joy To The World, O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles), O Come, O Come Immanuel, O Holy Night, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, The Twelve Days Of Christmas

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Voicing: Solo | 5133b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Various : Christmas with Disney : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088669775 : 1476812691 : 00101909

Various : Christmas with Disney

The piano/vocal/guitar arrangments in this collection correspond to Disney's CD release of the same name, featuring familiar Yuletide tunes.

Songlist: Away in a Manger, Christmas Together, Deck the Halls, From All of Us to All of You, Frosty the Snow Man, Here Comes Santa Claus (Right down Santa Claus Lane), Here We Come A-Caroling, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Joy to the World, O Christmas Tre, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, Silent Night, Sleigh Ride, Sleigh Ride Through the Snow, The Twelve Days of Christmas, We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Voicing: Solo | 20407b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Various : Christmas Sing-Along : Solo : Songbook : 888680752576 : 1540029530 : 00278176

Various : Christmas Sing-Along

Gather around the piano for an old-fashioned sing-along - or download the online sing-along backing tracks to your mobile device for caroling in the neighborhood. All that's missing are your vocals! The music in this book includes the lyrics, vocal lines, piano accompaniments, and guitar chords for 40 seasonal favorites. Reproducible lyrics sheets make it fun and easy for everyone to join in the singing. Songs include: Away in a Manger - Christmas Time Is Here - Feliz Navidad - Happy Holiday - Jingle Bells - Mary, Did You Know? - O Come, All Ye Faithful - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Silent Night - White Christmas - and more. The price of this book includes a unique code that provides access to audio tracks online, for download or streaming. The tracks include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right - available exclusively from Hal Leonard.

Songlist: Silent Night, Jingle Bells, Mary, Did You Know?, Angels We Have Heard On High, Joy To The World, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, What Child Is This?, O Holy Night, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Away In A Manger, Auld Lang Syne, The First Noel, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, O Come, All Ye Faithful, We Three Kings Of Orient Are, Feliz Navidad, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Deck The Hall, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, The Little Drummer Boy, Christmas Time Is Here, The Christmas Song, Do You Hear What I Hear, Sleigh Ride, Frosty The Snow Man, Happy Holiday, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane), and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40600b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : Professional Singers Christmas Fake Book - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook : 00240095

Various Arrangers : Professional Singers Christmas Fake Book - Low Voice

120 holiday songs especially arranged for voice in appropriate singing keys with introductions, suggested repeats, modulations, and extended tag endings. Features a wide variety of titles.

Songlist: A Caroling We Go, Angels From the Realms of Glory, Angels We Have Heard On High, Auld Lang Syne, Away In A Manger, Because It's Christmas (For All The Children), Blue Christmas, Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella, Burgundian Carol, Carol Of The Birds, A Caroling We Go, Caroling, Caroling, The Chipmunk Song, C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S, Christmas Is, Christmas Is Just About Here, The Christmas Song, The Christmas Waltz, Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, Coventry Carol, Deck The Hall, Ding Dong! Merrily On High!, Do They Know It's Christmas?, Everyone's A Child At Christmas, Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas Tonight, Feliz Navidad, The First Noel, The Friendly Beasts, Frosty The Snow Man, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5179b | Songbook | $24.95


Various Arrangers : Christmas Carols for Vocal Duet : Duet : 01 Songbook : 073999979756 : 157560647X : 02500599

Various Arrangers : Christmas Carols for Vocal Duet

Nothing captures the spirit of the holiday season like singing carols with your family and friends. These duets are arranged for high voice/low voice combinations, so any combination of you and your friends will work. These 18 time-honored classics will provide hours of fun for your holiday vocal performances: Away in a Manger - Deck the Hall - God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - It Came upon the Midnight Clear - Jingle Bells - O Christmas Tree - O Holy Night - Silent Night - We Wish You a Merry Christmas - What Child Is This? - and more.

Songlist: Silent Night, O Christmas Tree, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Jingle Bells, Angels We Have Heard On High, Joy To The World, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, What Child Is This?, O Holy Night, The First Noel, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, Away In A Manger, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, We Three Kings Of Orient Are, Deck The Hall, O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)

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Voicing: Duet | 8416b | Songbook | $9.95


Individual Folios

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The Twelve Days Of Christmas : SATB : Russell Robinson : Songbook : 00-47626 : 038081543192

Russell Robinson : The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Alternating 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures are a fresh and fabulous twist for this holiday classic. You (and your audience) will be both surprised and delighted! Several brief character solos offer lots of low-pressure opportunities to stand out, and the additive form of the traditional carol makes the piece come together quickly.

Arranger: Russell Robinson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.30 |
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| 00-47626 | Showtrax CD Available


The Twelve Days Of Christmas : 3-Part Mixed (Opt. Baritone) : Russell Robinson : Sheet Music : 00-47627 : 038081543208

Russell Robinson : The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Alternating 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures are a fresh and fabulous twist for this holiday classic. You (and your audience) will be both surprised and delighted! Several brief character solos offer lots of low-pressure opportunities to stand out, and the additive form of the traditional carol makes the piece come together quickly.

Arranger: Russell Robinson

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed (Opt. Baritone) | Sheet Music | $2.30 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-47627 | Showtrax CD Available


The Twelve Days Of Christmas : 2-Part : Russell Robinson : Sheet Music : 00-47628 : 038081543215

Russell Robinson : The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Alternating 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures are a fresh and fabulous twist for this holiday classic. You (and your audience) will be both surprised and delighted! Several brief character solos offer lots of low-pressure opportunities to stand out, and the additive form of the traditional carol makes the piece come together quickly.

Arranger: Russell Robinson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.30 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-47628 | Showtrax CD Available


The Twelve Days of Christmas : SSAATTBB : Jonathan Rathbone : The Swingle Singers : Sheet Music : EP 77013

Jonathan Rathbone : The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Kikapust Choral Series offers choirs an extensive choice of close-harmony a cappella arrangements. All of our arrangers / composers - Jonathan Rathbone, Ben Parry & Mark Williams - were long-standing members of the Swingle Singers.

Arranger: Jonathan Rathbone Performed By: The Swingle Singers

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $5.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| EP 77013

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