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The Water Is Wide

Traditional Scottish Folk Song

The Water Is Wide" (also called "O Waly, Waly" or simply "Waly, Waly") is a folk song of Scottish origin, based on lyrics that partly date to the 1600s. It remains popular in the 21st century. Cecil Sharp published the song in Folk Songs From Somerset (1906). It is related to Child Ballad 204 (Roud number 87), Jamie Douglas, which in turn refers to the ostensibly unhappy first marriage of James Douglas, 2nd Marquis of Douglas to Lady Barbara Erskine.

The modern The Water Is Wide was popularized by Pete Seeger in the folk revival. There have been multiple subsequent variations of the song and several names—including Waly, Waly, There is a Ship, and Cockleshells—which use and re-use different selections of lyrics. The song Van Diemen's Land on the album Rattle and Hum by U2 uses a variation of the melody of The Water Is Wide.[4] The song "When the Pipers Play," sung by Isla St. Clair on the video of the same name, uses the melody of "The Water is Wide." In 1991, the French singer Renaud recorded La ballade nord-irlandaise (The Ballad of Northern Ireland), introducing the tune widely to the francophone world. And, in the Dunkerque carnival, they sing "putain d'Islande" based on the same melody.



The Water Is Wide

The Water Is Wide

Two folksongs from different origins are expertly paired in this setting that is ideal for younger or less experienced choirs. Gospel harmonies and an underlying rhythmic groove add contemporary flair! Duration: ca. 3:20.

Voicing: 2-Part



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Celtic Woman : Believe : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 038081437989  : 00-39246

Celtic Woman : Believe

After multiple world tours and more than six million albums sold, superstar ensemble Celtic Woman presents the official songbook edition of their seventh studio album, Believe. Produced by Alfred Music, the arrangements in this folio are modeled as closely to the original recordings as possible, which allows music makers to bring the songs to life as they're accustomed to hearing them. In addition to the vocal parts and piano accompaniment, key violin parts are notated on their own staff where appropriate, and chord fingering grids are provided for optional guitar accompaniment.

Songlist: Awakening, Nocturne , Sailing, The Fox Hunter, The Water Is Wide, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Black Is the Colour, Follow On, Ave Maria, Teir Abhaile Riu, You'll Never Walk Alone, A Spaceman Came Traveling, Songs from the Heart: Walking the Night / The World Falls Away, A Woman's Heart, The Parting Glass, Smile, Green Grow the Rushes

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Voicing: SSAA | Performed by Celtic Woman | 4036b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Close Harmony For Men : Close Harmony Collection : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 884088243661 : 08748907

Close Harmony For Men : Close Harmony Collection

With its detailed performance notes and fun "tags" this collection of beginning barbershop material is perfect for young men learning to sing in close harmony. The CD features part-predominant tracks, sung with lyrics.

Songlist: Banana Boat Song, Good Night, Ladies, Honey - Little 'Lize Medley, You'll Never Walk Alone, The Water is Wide, Tags, Bass

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Voicing: TTBB | 7902b | Songbook | $3.95 | A Cappella | Voice Parts CD Available


Greg Gilpin : Let The Women Sing!  A Cappella : SSA : Songbook : 35032621

Greg Gilpin : Let The Women Sing! A Cappellanew

Let the Women Sing! A Cappella is a new collection of reproducible choral works for SSA a cappella choirs. Spirituals, distinctive texts, multicultural, folk songs, Christmas and general concert works fill this ten-song collection. In addition, there is digital access to 4 audio rehearsal mixes for each piece with part-dominant and full SSA performance, along with singer PDFs for projection and reproducible options. Whether you have 10 or 100 singers, this must-have a cappella collection will keep you on budget while supplying your program with excellent choral literature for your female singers for many years to come.

Songlist: Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, In Flanders Fields, Jingle, Jingle Bells, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Mary Sat A-Rockin', Ning Wendete, Nothin' Gonna Stumble My Feet, Sing A Mighty Song!, Star Of Wonder, The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: SSA | 7746b | Songbook | $48.95 | A Cappella


King's Singers : 40th Anniversary Collection : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : 884088217242 : 1423434803 : 08748224

King's Singers : 40th Anniversary Collection

To celebrate their 40th anniversary the Kings Singers compiled a collection of their most-requested arrangements from the past 15 years since the release of the still best-selling 25th anniversary songbook. Some. like "Danny Boy", "All I Ask Of You" and "Blackbird" date from earlier in the group's history but are still performed regularly by the group and choirs all over the world. Others, such as "Down To The River To Pray", "Under The Sea" and "Africa" have already established themselves in the repertoire of many groups they come in contact with on their tours. Here, then, is a carefully selected mix of folk songs, pop songs and spirituals plus the exquisite Victorian parlor song "The Long Day Closes".

Songlist: Africa, All I Ask Of You, Blackbird, Danny Boy, Down to The River to Pray, The Little Drummer Boy, The Long Day Closes, Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), Penny Lane, Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Under The Sea, The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Performed by King's Singers | 9633b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella


Nick Page : Sing With Us : Unison : 01 Songbook : 884088210724 : 1423435184 : 09971130

Nick Page : Sing With Us

Whether for classroom sing-alongs, adult community sings, choral concerts, or just riding in the car, this Step One of the SING WITH US songbooks is an invaluable resource. Composer and song leader Nick Page, who has led group sings and workshops at MENC, ACDA, AOSA and other conferences for many years, has assembled this multicultural set of 28 easy and fun sing-along songs for all ages. The collection begins with echo songs that are easy, but with a simple challenge, reinforcing Nick's belief that the first step in getting people of all ages to sing along is to make them better listeners. Along with this, Nick encourages using lots of emotion, particularly joy. The call and response songs and the unison songs that follow offer well known gems as well as easy to learn new songs that can be sung in unison or with harmony. Nick provides invaluable cultural information as well as essential tips for making the songs come alive. Reproducible lyric sheets are also included.

Songlist: The Zest Song, Music Makes U sWhole, School Song, Thula Klizeo, The Water Is Wide, Kayowajineh, Fanga, Shine, Shine, Shine, To Me Way Hey, To Me Way Oh!, Alouette, The Keeper, Ale Brider, Vive L'amour, I Walk In Beauty, Peace Before Us, There Is More Love Somewhere, Somebody Prayed For Me, Head And Shoulders, Baby, Head And Heart, America, The Beautiful, Gopala, There's Honey In The Rock, Cockles And Mussels, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Tell Me Why, Birthday Swing, A Promise I Will Keep, Sing A Silly And Pointless Song

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Voicing: Unison | 5015b | Songbook | $24.95


Various Arrangers : A Cappella! Volume 2 : TB : Songbook : CGE162

Various Arrangers : A Cappella! Volume 2

Volume II in the popular A Cappella! series features nine concert and festival selections for young and developing TB choirs from creative writers Greg Gilpin, Victor C. Johnson and Mark Patterson. The Complete Edition is reproducible and also includes a Rehearsal Resource Page for each piece, a unique and valuable teaching/rehearsal tool which features Solfege; Vocabulary; and Preparation and Extention activities, carefully crafted for each selection by Greg Gilpin and Victor C. Johnson. The Choral Edition, ideal for use as a judge's copy or for your singers, is not reproducible and the Rehearsal Resource Pages are not included. Comprised of one spiritual arrangement, two folk song arrangements and six original selections in a variety of styles and including texts by famous poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Epes Sargent, this collection is an exceptional value and a great resource for your music library.

Songlist: Sing, Brothers, Sing, Nine Hundred Miles, Daybreak, Baraka Na Wewe, The Water Is Wide, Laudate Dominum, Little Innocent Lamb, A Life on the Ocean Wave, Great Men

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Voicing: TB | 4582b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Traditional American Songs for Vocal Jazz Ensembles : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Traditional American Songs for Vocal Jazz Ensembles

An English/American folk standard, this arrangement of 'Aura Lee' is a group feature and begins as a ballad with octave unison, then some traditional harmony continues with ever-increasing reharmonization and works its way into a medium-swing setting with tight, rich harmony. 'Amazing Grace' is a traditional gospel, shuffle arrangement with jazz harmonies is sure to satisfy. The larger the ensemble, the better this one will sound. The 6/8 meter keeps the gospel flow and the harmonic structure will keep the jazz ears awake with its reharmonization. The opening and closing solo melody may be as free as your gospel ear desires. The 'Shenandoa' arrangement is here in a spiced up ballad setting. It begins with a tenor solo with later group entrance featuring diverse, harmonic settings, key changes, soprano solo, short tenor/soprano duet and, at the end of the group harmony, gently fades just like the ol' river. Close harmony chords and arpeggiated textures combine to make for a lush, complex, and moving rendering of, the Irish ballad, Danny Boy. A tenor solo and baritone duet share the melody with the ensemble. The simple folk melody in 'The Water is Wide' is the foundation for this complex choral work. Each verse has its own flavor, ranging from flowing arpeggiated textures to rich close harmonies.

Songlist: Aura Lee, Amazing Grace, Shenandoah, Danny Boy, The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 4780b | Sheet Music | $13.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Women's Songs of Praise : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Women's Songs of Praise

"This Is My Father's World" - This favorite hymn has been tastefully arranged for 4-part women's a cappella voices. Singers will enjoy the interesting lines, and listeners will celebrate a new arrangement of this classic hymn. In keeping with Sister Rosetta Tharpe's stylistic blend, this arrangement of "Heaven Somewhere " has a funky doo-wop flavored middle section that reminds us just how many different rock styles go back to the gospel source. This fresh treatment of the timeless "The Water Is Wide" allows for solos, duets and all voices in a largely homophonic setting. Strong harmonies with additional new lyrics add a positive and uplifting message. "Prayer" is a powerful and moving work and includes the traditional Kyrie Eleison.

Songlist: The Lord's Prayer, The Water Is Wide, This Is My Father's World, Prayer

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Voicing: SSAA | 9195b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Christmas Spirituals  : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Christmas Spirituals

Very few people arrange a cappella better than Don Besig and Nancy Price! 'There is Joy, Joy, Joy! a new Christmas gospel joins the rank of their other great hits in this genre. Subtly employing the spiritual 'Go, Tell It on the Mountain,' this piece practically sings itself. You will treasure each moment spent on this anthem perfect for Christmas but also good for Epiphany. Next we have an actual arrangement of 'Go Tell It on the Mountain.' From the moment your choir starts the rhythmic, gospel-like accompaniment of this well-known Christmas spiritual, to the rousing jazz finale, the congregation will be swept along. Varying choral textures and use of contrasting dynamics provide lively interest. Houston Bright's 'I Hear A Voice A-Prayin'' is another gem. The occasional divisi within each voice part makes this a fun and challenging piece for your choir's Holiday program. 'The Water Is Wide' is done perfectly by Roger Folstrom. Its flowing melodies and lush harmonies make it a great spiritual for any time of the year.

Songlist: Steal Away, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, I Hear A Voice A-Prayin', Steal Away, The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: SATB | 9450b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


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

Yumiko Matsuoka : Collection

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Jay Althouse : American Folk Songs for Solo Singers : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081397634  : 00-35567

Jay Althouse : American Folk Songs for Solo Singers

Most vocal teachers have already discovered Jay's extremely popular Folk Songs for Solo Singers collections. And now, Alfred is excited to offer another for vocal students and their teachers! American Folk Songs for Solo Singers includes an excellent variety of solo material for recitals, concerts, and contests, available in two voicings.

Songlist: Bright Morning Stars , Down in the Valley to Pray, Honey Babe , How Can I Keep from Singing?, My Lord, What a Mornin', Nine Hundred Miles, Old Joe Clark, Pretty Little Girl , Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child , Sun Don't Set in the Mornin', The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: Solo | 7258b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : American Folk Songs for Solo Singers : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081397603  : 00-35564

Jay Althouse : American Folk Songs for Solo Singers

Most vocal teachers have already discovered Jay's extremely popular Folk Songs for Solo Singers collections. And now, Alfred is excited to offer another for vocal students and their teachers! American Folk Songs for Solo Singers includes an excellent variety of solo material for recitals, concerts, and contests, available in two voicings.

Songlist: Bright Morning Stars , Down in the Valley to Pray, Honey Babe , How Can I Keep from Singing?, My Lord, What a Mornin', Nine Hundred Miles, Old Joe Clark, Pretty Little Girl , Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child , Sun Don't Set in the Mornin', The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: Solo | 7260b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Folk Songs : Solo : Songbook & CD : 00-17175

Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Folk Songs

'Ready To Sing Folk Songs' Is a collection of ten folk songs arranged for voice and piano in a simple style appropriate for beginning and young soloists, unison classroom singing and elementary choral groups. Included are reproducible melody line song sheets for each song which can be distributed to your singers. Solois may also use these melody lines when learning or performing the songs.

Songlist: All Through The Night, Lil Liza Jane, Siyahamba, Scarborough Fair, Skye Boat Song, The Water Is Wide, Ma Bella Bimba, Oh Susanna, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, De Colores

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Voicing: Solo | 9529b | Songbook & CD | $29.95


Joan Frey Boytim : Easy Songs for the Beginning Baritone / Bass Part II : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088075071 : 1423412168 : 50486245

Joan Frey Boytim : Easy Songs for the Beginning Baritone / Bass Part II

This series now has a new "Part II" for each voice type, at the same level as the original volumes. This is preparatory material for The First Book of Solos series, with modest ranges and all songs in English, including very easy art songs, folksong arrangements and vintage popular songs. The song selection is completely different for each voice type with 18-20 songs per volume.

Songlist: Autumn, The Colorado Trail, Farewell, For Me And My Gal, Give My Regards To Broadway, Gypsy Love Song, The Happy Lover, He'd Have To Get Under - Get Out And Get Under, Her Rose, Hey, Ho, the Wind And The Rain, It Was A Lover And His Lass, Kashmiri Song, The Man Who Broke The Bank at Monte Carlo, Red River Valley, The Road To Paradise, The Sailor's Life, Soft Dews From Heaven Falling, Sylvia, The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: Solo | 5069b | Songbook & CD | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Close Harmony For Men : Close Harmony Collection - Parts CD : TTBB : Parts CD : 884088243678 : 08748908

Close Harmony For Men : Close Harmony Collection - Parts CD

With its detailed performance notes and fun "tags" this collection of beginning barbershop material is perfect for young men learning to sing in close harmony. The CD features part-predominant tracks, sung with lyrics.

Songlist: Banana Boat Song, Good Night, Ladies, Honey - Little 'Lize Medley, You'll Never Walk Alone, The Water is Wide, Tags, CD features part-predominant tracks, sung with lyrics., Full Performance, Tenor, Lead , Baritone, Bass

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Voicing: TTBB | 79002c | Parts CD | $44.95 | A Cappella


Chor Leoni : Canadian Safari : 00  1 CD : Diane Loomer

Chor Leoni : Canadian Safari

Chor Greek for choir, Leoni, (Italian for Lions) was formed in 1992 by director Diane Loomer to give skilled male singers an opportunity to gather and sing challenging repertoire. Quality a cappella singing, strong arrangements and a willingness to "try anything once" have led these 46 men to the upper echelons of the Canadian choral world. This CD is a treat for us fans of folk music, 20 better- and lesser-known Canadian folk songs, from "Fogarty's Cove" ("She cries when I'm away to sea, nags me when I'm with her, She'd rather I'd a government job or maybe go on the dole"), "Vive L'Amour," and "Away From The Roll of the Sea" to the Nova Scotia folk song "The Carrion Crow," "Northwest Passage," "Wood River," the British Columbia tune "Grand Hotel" and "Make and Break Harbor," this is all great stuff. Some light accompaniment here and there by piano, clarinet, bass, harmonica, guitar and spoons, but make no mistake - the focus is one of the best male choruses we've heard, and folk music is their meat. From the deep bass harmonies to sweet, soaring tenor solos, "Safari" is cut after cut of achingly lovely, heartstrings-tugging stuff!

Songlist: Fogarty's Cove, The Water Is Wide, Veve L'Amour, Away From the Roll of the Sea, Ave Maris Stella, Chi Mi Na Mor Bheanna, Song For the Mira, She's Like a Swallow, Red River Valley, The Carrion Crow, Potlach Fair, Northwest Passage, Four Strong Winds, Dondaine La Ridaine, Wood River, Oh Mary, Come Home, Grand Hotel, Drunken Sailor, Barrett's Privateers, Make and Break Harbour

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6767c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Clockwork : Every Voice Counts : 00  1 CD : CW2010

Clockwork : Every Voice Counts

The Bay Area's own mixed-voice jazz ensemble Clockwork, late of some tremendous performances as a quintet at the 2004 and 2006 Harmony Sweeps Finals, placing 2nd and 3rd, respectively, is now a quartet featuring Angie Doctor, John Paddock and Dave Duran, adding Juliet Green of another beloved Bay Area jazz group, +4db. "Every Voice Counts" is produced by Trist Ethan Curless and The Bobs' Richard Bob Greene, and it is lightly accompanied by various jazz artists on guitar, bass, drums, steel pans, flute, sax, cello, violin and electric violin. 12 songs, with some of our Clockwork favorites like "Rhode Island Is Famous For You" and Radiohead's "Creep;" "I Carry You Around/Chameleon," Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Mercers "I Thought About You," Yusef Islam's "Where Do the Children Play," the moody "Pontchartrain," the very funny, scattish "My Attorney Bernie," Charlie Parkers "Anthropology" and the traditional spiritual "The Water is Wide." Great stuff, and one thing is certain, we will always love listening to talented, soulful, jazzy Clockwork!

Songlist: I Carry You Around/Chamelion, Rhode Island is Famous for You, The Goodbye Look, Creep, I Thought About You, Who's Blues (Whose Blues), Where Do The Children Play?, Pontchartrain, My Attorney Bernie, None of Us Are Free, Antropology, The Water Is Wide

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2335c | 1 CD | $14.95 | Some a cappella


Conspirare : A Company of Voices : 00  1 CD : Craig Hella Johnson : HMU 907534

Conspirare : A Company of Voices

This CD captures the exquisite sound of the choral ensemble Conspirare, as heard on a live national television broadcast. In this one-hour concert, contemporary music blends seamlessly with classical favorites, taking the listener and viewer on a journey of innovative sound, vibrant images and thought-provoking ideas.

Songlist: Sure on This Shining Night, Let the River Run, The Water is Wide, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Will There Really Be a "Morning"?, Light of a Clear Blue Morning, Collage, Agnus Dei, Deep River , Gabriel's Oboe, Soneto de la Noche, When I Fall in Love, What If , Requiem , 1000 Beautiful Things, Triptych, I Love You , The First of My Lovers

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9125c | 1 CD | $18.95 | Primarily a cappella


Crystal Children's Choir : 10 Years of Singing, Learning and Enjoying : 00  1 CD : Jenny Chiang / Karl Chang / Diane Kwan /Miao Shan Hsieh

Crystal Children's Choir : 10 Years of Singing, Learning and Enjoying

Crystal Children's Choir: 10 Years of Singing, Learning and Enjoying Founded in the SF Bay Area in 1994, and now boasting over 750 choristers of all ages, in 18 classes that rehearse weekly and perform a wide repertoire of choral music. The CCC's cultural mission is blending the best of Eastern and Western musical traditions. Crystal Choir has toured Canada, Hong Kong, Austria, Hungary and both coasts of the US. It has performed at Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall in SF, and has won many awards. The first half of the recording is 9 Eastern songs, such as "Ode to the Eight Stallions," "In a Far Away Land," "The Riddle Song," "Happy Gathering," "Life on the Railway Gang" and "Jasmine." The second half is 10 Western songs, such as "Gloria," Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee," "The Water Is Wide," "Old Joe Clerk," "Amazing Grace" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Some piano and other light accompaniment. Crystal has a bright, spirited sound that lends itself well to this material. An impressive debut CD!

Songlist: Ode To The Eight Stallions, Pastoral Song, In A Far Away Land, The Riddle Song, Happy Gathering, Waiting Through The Night, Life On The Railway Gang, Diam A Ga (Sticky Tar), Jasmine, Gloria, The Flight Of The Bumblebee Ubi Caritas Past Life Melodies Aglepta The Water Is Wide Old Joe Clerk I Will Be Earth Amazing Grace Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Ubi Caritas, Past Life Melodies, Aglepta, The Water Is Wide, Old Joe Clerk, I Will Be Earth, Amazing Grace, Battle Hymn Of The Republic

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7849c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella


Dale Warland Singers : Blue Wheat : 00  1 CD : Dale Warland : AME122

Dale Warland Singers : Blue Wheat

The 49-strong Dale Warland Singers, directed by the renowned Dale Warland, bring us 19 beautiful traditional American songs and spirituals, recorded at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Paul, Minnesota. There is some light accompaniment on a few songs, with harp, oboe and bass. The liner notes are extensive, with histories and words for each song. All the songs are wonderful, but some of our favorites are: "Oh, Shenandoah," "Skip to my Lou," "Soldier, Soldier Won't You Marry Me?," "Red River Valley," "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair," "Single Girl," "Buffalo Gals," "The Water Is Wide" and "Black Sheep." Another classic collection from Dale Warland!

Songlist: Oh, Shenandoah, He's Goin' Away, Skip to My Lou, Steal Away, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Soldier, Soldier Won't You Marry Me?, Pretty Saro, Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier, Black is the Color, Red River Valley, Nelly Bly, My Lord, What a Mornin', Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, Hard Times Come Again No More, Single Girl, Deep River, Buffalo Gals, The Water is Wide, Black Sheep

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6403c | 1 CD | $15.98


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

Dale Warland Singers : Harvest Home: Songs From the Heart

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

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

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7891c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


King's Singers : Simple Gifts : 00  1 CD : 121

King's Singers : Simple Gifts

"Simple Gifts" is a very rare and special gift to us, as it represents the first full a cappella studio album by the legendary King's Singers in 10 years. Arguably the most popular a cappella group of all time, whose flawless harmonies grace over 30 finely-crafted CDs and a slew of songbooks in the Primarily A Cappella online catalog, we will assume that you know how good these six British men really are. So let's talk about some of the 16 carefully-selected songs: Billy Joel's classic "She's Always A Woman," James Taylor's sublime "You Can Close Your Eyes," the traditional joyous round "The Gift to Be Simple," Stephen Stills' harmonic CSN&Y gem "Helplessly Hoping," some wonderfully-arranged spirituals, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Deep River," "The Water is Wide" and "Steal Away," all of which feature some sweet deep bass leads. Randy Newman's poignant "When She Loved Me," Sting's "Valparaiso," Paul Simon's "April Come She Will Come" these are some of our picks for the most beautiful songs of all time. They are arranged by group member Phillip Lawson, Bob Chilcott and Peter Knight, and then sung as beautifully as you can imagine by the King's Singers. The King's Singers incredible blend and tuning goes to ensure that this is probably their finest recording in a long time. Enough said!

Songlist: She's Always A Woman, You Can Close Your Eyes, Greensleeves, The Gift to be Simple, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Helplessly Hoping, Deep River, Black is the Color, I Love My Love, The Water is Wide, When She Loved Me, Valparaiso, The Turtle Dove, April Come She Will, Steal Away, You are the New Day

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Performed by King's Singers | 8907c | 1 CD | $16.95 | A Cappella | Companion Songbook Available


Not To Scale : Not To Scale : 00  1 CD

Not To Scale : Not To Scale

A seven member mixed contemporary jazz group, "Not To Scale" performs accessible versions of songs such as "Chuck E's In Love," "I Feel Good" and "Some Kind Of Wonderful." The other ingredients in their sonic recipe distill a significant Real Group influence, heard on "Lullaby" and the Real Group's own "Waltz For Debby." The group was formed in North Carolina in 1997, and describe themselves as a fusion group, combining the energy of rock with the intervals of jazz.

Songlist: Traffic Jam, I Got You ( I Feel Good), Chuck E's In Love, Some Minor Changes, The Water Is Wide, Spiderman, Mama Told Me Not To Come, Don't Know Nothin', Some Kind Of Wonderful, Cryin' Shame, Waltz For Debbie, Elwood Decker, There Will Never Be Another You, Lullabye

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5421c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Notre Dame Glee Club : Vive La Compagnie : 00  1 CD : Daniel Stowe : 7164

Notre Dame Glee Club : Vive La Compagnie

The 40-strong, all-male NDGC brings us a rich, varied collection of 26 songs, ranging from the expected Notre Dame fight songs ("Irish Backs"/"On Down the Line," "You Gotta Be A Football Hero"/Touchdown Star," "Notre Dame, We Hail Thee," "Notre Dame, Our Mother" and "The Notre Dame Victory March"), Folk and Traditional tunes ("Vive l'amour," "What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor," "McNamara's Band"/Clancy Lowered the Boom"), "Loch Lomond" and "Danny Boy"), Show tunes {'Tonight," "Seventy-six Trombones") and spirituals ("The Water Is Wide," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Wade In the Water," "My Lord, What a Morning" and "Ain'-A That Good News"). Nicely sung, spirited a cappella selections by one of the oldest and most beloved collegiate choruses.

Songlist: Vive I'amour (American Folk Song), Irish Blacks / On Down the Line, You Gotta Be a Football Hero / Touchdown Star, Tonight, On the Banks of the Don, What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor, Suo-Gan, McNamara's Band, Loch Lomond, The Water Is Wide, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Wade In the Water, My Lord, What a Mornin', Ain'-A That Good News, If Ye Love Me, Trinklied, Nine otpushchayeshi, Spaseniye sodelal, Trouble, Sadder But Wiser, Seventy-Six Trombones, Danny Boy, Notre Dame, We Hail Thee, Notre Dame, Our Mother, The Notre Dame Victory March, Ain'-A That Good News

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Phoenix Boys Choir : Let Freedom Sing : 00  1 CD : Georg Stangelberger : 353

Phoenix Boys Choir : Let Freedom Sing

Winner of a Grammy for Best Choral Performance, The Phoenix Boy Choir sings its patriotism through its performance. They carry this message of freedom and hope through this collection of patriotic choral music. A celebration of America through the exaltation of song and lyric The timbre of this ensemble breathes new life into the already colorful repertoire, and offers the listener new musical perspectives and possibilities.

Songlist: America, The Beautiful, This Is My Country , God Bless America , Alexander's Ragtime Band , Working on the Railroad , Gentle Annie , The Water Is Wide, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Hymn to Freedom , My Lord, What a Mornin', How Can I Keep From Singing , When the Saints Go Marching In , Battle Hymn of the Republic, George M. Cohan Patriotic Fantasy , Star Spangled Banner

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7114c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Primarily a cappella


Toxic Audio : Captive Audience : 00  1 CD

Toxic Audio : Captive Audience

This phenomenally talented mixed quintet just "captured" the 2000 Harmony Sweepstakes, and the fourteen songs on this CD show exactly how they did it. Recorded in front of a live audience, this Florida based group, who earns their bread and butter at Disney World, absolutely tear up the floorboards. With material that is mostly popular - "Lean On Me," "Turn The Beat Around" and "Come Together" - their style is emphatically jazz-inflected, as are many of their arrangements, most of which are their own (though they include two by Yumiko Matsuoka-Young, Vox One's alto and one of the finest arrangers in a cappella). However, it's as performers that Toxic Audio dominate. Their professionalism and confidence are apparent, and they get inside each song and exploit every nuance. They have the experience to go for it, and the savvy to back it up. Co-produced by Jeff Thacher of Rockapella.

Songlist: Sound Check, Walk the Dinosaur, Route 66, Super Groovy Alphabet Soup, Come Together, Thriller, 50 Ways, ...Baby One More Time, Abracadabra / You Can Do Magic, It's Too Late, Angelina, The Water Is Wide, Lean On Me, Turn the Beat Around

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2604c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 2000 : 00  1 CD

Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 2000    onsale

The professionalism of the competing groups becomes more impressive with each passing year! Each and every ensemble that graces the stage with their talent has something special, and each group is distinct in its own way. Of course the contemporary and jazz groups are always popular - and in fact, Toxic Audio, the contemporary/jazz quintet from Florida, took first place, and another mixed jazz quintet, Bay Area favorites +4 db, were third - but, in addition, we feature the Perfect Gentlemen, a barbershop group from Los Angeles (2nd place), and the Total Experience Gospel Choir. Of course, 1999 champs, and your hosts, the contemporary Christian septet, Seven, perform two songs, and their virtuosity is undeniable. Audience favorites the Exboyfriends (who have won this category in previous New York regionals, flexing their performance muscles), swagger with Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On," while the reconstituted All Star Vocal Band (formerly the 17th Ave. All Stars) cover Journey and Stevie Wonder. Live Wire and Chapter Six represent the hot retro swing craze. It's a panoply of sound!

Songlist: Route 66, Away, Train, Style, Don't Stop Believin', Istanbul, Ramble On, Zoot Suit Riot, Have I Ever Told You, The Lord's Prayer, I Could Write A Book, I Wish, The Water Is Wide, Jump, Jive And Wail, A Salute to 20th Century Music, Pass Me Not, A Philoyles Thing

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2000c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


Vox Femina : Simply : 00  1 CD : Iris S Levine

Vox Femina : Simply    onsale

The 30 talented women of Vox Femina LA, directed by Dr. Iris S. Levine, went into the recording studio in July, 2002 to record repertoire from their first 5 seasons, showcasing two new commissions: "The Tolerance Project" and "Alarcon Madrigals, Book II." Founded in 1997, VFLA is a women's choral ensemble dedicated to the performance of quality choral literature with an emphasis on music by women composers. They are a family of diverse women who are lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual. This CD is in 3 parts, 8 songs from "Miniatures of Kin," 11 songs in "Alarcon Madrigals, Book II, and 3 from "The Tolerance Project," based on the poetry of LA high school students. All songs are lightly piano accompanied. Particularly nice are the opening cut, "The Gathering," the traditional "The Water is Wide," the Serbian folk tune "Niska Banja," "Wood River," "Both Page and Pen," "Another Language," "Totally Exposed," "Warrior," Holly Near's "Simply Love," "I Come From Good People," and "I Love A Rainbow." The extensive liner notes include all the touching, poignant and joyous lyrics. "Simply..." is a gift.

Songlist: (Miniatures of Kin), The Gathering , Sisters, Cousins, Parting, The Water is Wide, Niska Banja, The 23rd Psalm, Wood River, (Alarcon Madrigals, Book II), I Want to Stop Being an Endless Night, Wind, Bird, Both Page and Pen, Matriarch, Another Language, I Thank You God, Totally Exposed, Warrior, Simply Love, I Come from Good People, (The Tolerance Proect), Pendulum, Afraid, I Love a Rainbow

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Vox One : Vox One : 00  1 CD

Vox One : Vox One

As you might suspect from the self-titling, this is the first recording released in what has come to be recognized as the must-have trilogy of albums by Vox One. Lets go though it. "Edelweiss" is such a difficult harmonization that it became a signature performance tune for the group. "My Romance" almost sounds like a pop/jazz standard only better. "Why Blue" was written by member Yumiko Matsuoka and features a bass and percussive underpinning to a complex wordless scat that's nothing short of great. "The Water Is Wide" is just plain beautiful. "Respect"... well, move over Aretha (sacrilege!). There isn't room in this review! Suffice it to say that the three originals are a portent of things to come, the covers original.

Songlist: Edelweiss, My Romance, Why Blue?, The Water Is Wide, Respect, Ol' Man River, Move On, My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night!, Could You Believe, Missin' You, Amazing Grace

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

Women's Chorus of Dallas : American Rhapsody

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

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

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The Water Is Wide : SSAA : Darmon Meader :  1 CD : CM8927

Darmon Meader : The Water Is Wide

Darmon Meader's arrangement of this well-known folk song expertly blends lyricism with jazz. Gorgeous harmonies and solo opportunities abound in this sure-to-please choral. Also available SSAA. High school and above.

Arranger: Darmon Meader

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
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| CM8927


The Water Is Wide : SATB : Darmon Meader : Sheet Music : CM9270

Darmon Meader : The Water Is Wide

Darmon Meader's arrangement of this well-known folk song expertly blends lyricism with jazz. Gorgeous harmonies and solo opportunities abound in this sure-to-please choral. Also available SSAA. High school and above.

Arranger: Darmon Meader

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
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| CM9270


The Water Is Wide : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00114462 : 884088872632

Rollo Dilworth : The Water Is Wide

Two folksongs from different origins are expertly paired in this setting that is ideal for younger or less experienced choirs. Gospel harmonies and an underlying rhythmic groove add contemporary flair! Duration: ca. 3:20.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
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| 00114462


The Water Is Wide : SATB : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08703214 : 073999032147

Audrey Snyder : The Water Is Wide

The elegant piano accompaniment gently supports and echoes the smooth vocal lines in this expressive and lyrical folksong setting. It's simply stunning! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:10.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
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| 08703214


The Water Is Wide : SAB : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08703258 : 073999370065

Audrey Snyder : The Water Is Wide

The elegant piano accompaniment gently supports and echoes the smooth vocal lines in this expressive and lyrical folksong setting. It's simply stunning! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:10.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Country: United States

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
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| 08703258


The Water Is Wide : SATB divisi : Philip Lawson : Sheet Music : 08740985 : 073999409857

Philip Lawson : The Water Is Wide

Arranger: Philip Lawson

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.40 | A Cappella |
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| 08740985


The Water Is Wide : SSAA : Kirby Shaw : Traditional : Sheet Music : 08744354 : 073999365221

Kirby Shaw : The Water Is Wide

This fresh treatment of the timeless folk song allows for solos, duets and all voices in a largely homophonic setting. Strong harmonies with additional new lyrics add a positive and uplifting message.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Traditional

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
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| 08744354


The Water Is Wide : SATB divisi : Robert Scholz :  : Sheet Music : 35025008 : 747510040347

Robert Scholz : The Water Is Wide

This marvelous arrangement is scored for SATB voices with clarinet, horn, cello and keyboard. Seldom has this familiar folk song been presented with such a rich, colorful accompaniment.

Arranger: Robert Scholz | Composer: René Clausen

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
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| 35025008


The Water Is Wide : SATB Divisi : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 50490633 : 884088617752 : 1458418375

Craig Hella Johnson : The Water Is Wide

From the PBS program A Company of Voices, by Conspirare, this beloved folk tune is arranged for cello, solo soprano, mixed voices and piano in a rich and sonorous setting that is simply breathtaking. Cello part included. Duration: ca. 3:45. Recorded by Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor.

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
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| 50490633


The Water is Wide : SA : Paul Carey : Sheet Music : 9780193867338 : 9780193867338

Paul Carey : The Water is Wide

The choir presents a statement of the tune sung in unison, followed by a canonic treatment of the melody. The piece ends simply with an unaccompanied section followed by a final statement on the piano.

Arranger: Paul Carey

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $2.90 | With Piano |
9780193867338


The Water is Wide : SAB : Paul Carey : Sheet Music : 9780193869523 : 9780193869523

Paul Carey : The Water is Wide

The choir presents a statement of the tune sung in unison, followed by a canonic treatment of the melody. The piece ends simply with an unaccompanied section followed by a final statement on the piano.

Arranger: Paul Carey

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.90 | With Piano |
9780193869523

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