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Without a Song

Music by Vincent Youmans, Lyrics by Billy Rose

Originally Performed by Bing Crosby

Canadian singer, Gilbert Burgess Holland introduced “Without A Song” in the show “Great Day” accompanied by Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra, in the pit of the famous Park Theatre, NYC. Gilbert is the son of Reverend John Christie Holland. One of the earliest recordings of the song was by Paul Whiteman's orchestra featuring Bing Crosby on October 9, 1929 and this reached the charts of the day. "Without a Song" was recorded in March 1946 in New York by Billy Eckstine, who later rerecorded the song live on 30 August 1960 at the Cloud Nine Lounge of the New Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas for his album No Cover, No Minimum.

"Without a Song" also was recorded twice by Perry Como: the first time on January 11, 1951 and the second time in June 1970 at a live performance at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. The 1951 recording was issued as a 78 rpm single in the United States by RCA Victor Records and in the United Kingdom by HMV It was also included in a 1957 album, Dream Along With Me . The 1970 recording was issued on albums by RCA and its United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Japan subsidiaries, but not as a single

    Release Date: 1929

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Various Arrangers : Jazz Standards : SATB : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : Jazz Standards

The classic Vincent Youman song "Without a Song" has delighted audiences for decades and has been recorded by artists of every genre. Kirby Shaw has added his superior arranging talent to provide us with a truly wonderful new arrangement. You don't even have to hear this arrangement of "My Funny Valentine" to know how good it is, because it already has the top two ingredients: 1) a great tune, and 2) one of the best arrangers around. Kirby has taken one of the most gorgeous ballads of our time and crafted a special arrangement that's bound to please. "Skylark" - A superbly crafted a cappella rendition of the all-time Hoagy Carmichael favorite standard, carefully woven to ensure logical voice leading for each vocal part. The arrangement smoothly flows from one lush harmony to another, each locked into the surrounding sounds, creating a tightly knit fabric of pure vocal pleasure. Stunning! Kirby Shaw's tradition for creating exceptional a cappella ballads continues with this wonderful arrangement of the Gershwin classic "Embraceable You." Showcase your singers with this very special arrangement!

Songlist: Embraceable You, Misty, My Funny Valentine, Skylark, Someone to Watch Over Me, Without a Song, Days of Wine and Roses

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Voicing: SATB | 4724b | Sheet Music Collection | $12.95 | A Cappella

Various Arrangers : Men's Vocal Jazz Standards 1 : TTBB : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : Men's Vocal Jazz Standards 1

A very happy version of "Sunday" inspired by Sinatra's famous recording. The bass leads in with everyone on words right off the bat. There are fun syncopations and falls in the chorus with a half-step modulation with no pivot chord (a sort of key 'slam'). Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week quoted in the tag. This is a very fun arrangmenet. "Without A Song" What more can we say? A beautiful song, a beautiful arrangement. 'Over the Raininbow' is a simple, yet beautiful harmonization of the classic tune. 'You Are Too Beautiful' is an easy, yet effective arrangement of this all time Rodgers and Hart ballad, that gives your men's section a chance to really shine!

Songlist: Sunday, Without a Song

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Voicing: TTBB | 4761b | Sheet Music Collection | $14.95 | A Cappella

Various Arrangers : Women's Pop Ballads : SSAA : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : Women's Pop Ballads

Kirby Shaw's tradition for creating exceptional a cappella ballads continues with this wonderful arrangement of the Gershwin classic "Embraceable You." Showcase your singers with this very special arrangement! The 1978 movie Ice Castles featured a musical score by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. This wonderful ballad " Through the Eyes of Love " lives on and has been recorded by artists the world over. Kirby Shaw uses his exceptional arranging skill to bring us this very special arrangement. Don't miss this one! Kirby Shaw presents a lush a cappella arrangement of "The Rose" the beautiful song made popular by Bette Midler in the film of the same name. The classic Vincent Youman song " Without a Song" has delighted audiences for decades and has been recorded by artists of every genre. Kirby Shaw has added his superior arranging talent to provide us with a truly wonderful new arrangement.

Songlist: Embraceable You, Ice Castles, Misty, The Rose, Without a Song

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Voicing: SSAA | 9210b | Sheet Music Collection | $9.95 | A Cappella

Dinah Washington : Music of the Stars : Solo : Songbook : 884088522667 : 1423497236 : 00001372

Dinah Washington : Music of the Stars

19 standards as recorded by Dinah Washington, including: After You've Gone - All of Me - Blue Gardenia - For All We Know - More Than You Know - There Goes My Heart - They Didn't Believe Me - Without a Song - and more.

Songlist: After You've Gone, I Didn't Know About You, Blue Gardenia, All Of Me, Destination Moon, More Than You Know, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, The Birth Of The Blues, Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me, I Won't Cry Anymore, For All We Know, There'll Be Some Changes Made, Good Morning Heartache, Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do, Teach Me Tonight, There Goes My Heart, They Didn't Believe Me, Without A Song, You Go To My Head

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Dinah Washington | 40160b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG

Frank Sinatra : Music of the Stars : Solo : Songbook : 884088522629 : 1423497198 : 00001365

Frank Sinatra : Music of the Stars

A collection of 20 favorites, including: All of Me - Chicago (That Toddlin' Town) - Don't Take Your Love from Me - How Little We Know - It Was a Very Good Year - Moonlight in Vermont - My Kind of Town (Chicago Is) - There Will Never Be Another You - What Now My Love - and more.

Songlist: The Lonesome Road, All Of Me, How Little We Know, The Last Dance, Ev'rybody Has The Right To Be Wrong!, Style, I'm Gonna Live Till I Die, Chicago (That Toddlin' Town), There Will Never Be Another You, A Day In The Life Of A Fool (Manha De Carnaval), Don't Take Your Love From Me, No One Ever Tells You, Isle Of Capri, It Was A Very Good Year, Looking At The World Through Rose Colored Glasses, Moonlight In Vermont, My Blue Heaven, My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is), What Now My Love, Without A Song

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Frank Sinatra | 40157b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG

Steve Rawlins : Ready Tonight! Female Songs in Original Keys Vol 2 : Solo : Songbook : 44036

Steve Rawlins : Ready Tonight! Female Songs in Original Keys Vol 2

All 32 of the popular jazz standards included here are written in each artists original recorded key. These new arrangements vary from song to song as to the specific similarities of each recording. In addition, with several songs we have chosen to include the verses or additional lyrics not used by the artist. These professional charts are presented in a single line user-friendly format with exciting introductions, endings, rehearsal letters and performance suggestions. Stee Rawlins is a noted Hollywood arranger, composer and pianist. He has written charts for countless top professionals including Bette Midler, Barry White, Chaka Kahn, Steve Torme and many, many others.

Songlist: As Long As I Live, Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Deep Purple, I Can Dream, Can't I?, I Just Want To Make Love To You, I'll Be Seeing You, I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise, Memories of You, (The) One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else, Poor Butterfly, Shiny Stockings, That Sunday, That Summer, Teach Me Tonight, We'll Be Together Again, What A Diff'rence A Day Made, What Now My Love?, When The Sun Comes Out, Without A Song

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Voicing: Solo | 5165b | Songbook | $14.95

Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers: Volume 2 : Solo : Songbook : 884088270087 : 142346172X : 00311809

Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers: Volume 2

Over 90 more classics from the American repertoire of classics.

Songlist: If I Should Lose You, Always, Ain't We Got Fun?, Guilty, Solitude, Rockin' Chair, Who?, Caravan, More Than You Know, Are You Havin' Any Fun?, As Long As I Live, At Sundown, So In Love, Candy, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song), By Myself, But Beautiful, Ol' Man River, Some Enchanted Evening, Cherokee (Indian Love Song), My Shining Hour, Come Sunday, Dear Hearts And Gentle People, Everything I Have Is Yours, Exactly Like You, Falling In Love With Love, Flying Home, I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You, Hit The Road To Dreamland, I Concentrate On You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2574b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG

Willie Nelson : Just Plain Willie : Solo : Songbook : 073999563825 : 0793514878 : 00356382

Willie Nelson : Just Plain Willie

Willie Nelson is widely recognized as an American icon and is certainly one of the very best American singer / songwriters of his generation. He has written such classic songs as Crazy, Always On My Mind, Stardust and Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain which will all certainly be timeless standards for generations to come. Here is a collection of 37 of his songs.

Songlist: Always On My Mind, And So Will You, My Love, Any Old Arms Won't Do, Blame It On The Times, Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, Crazy, End Of Understanding, Everything But You, Face Of A Fighter, Healing Hands Of Time, Home Is Where You're Happy, I Can't Find The Time, I Didn't Sleep A Wink, I Feel Sorry For Him, I Hope So, I Just Don't Understand, I Let My Mind Wander, I'm Building Heartaches, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter, Is There Something On Your Mind, Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, Moment Isn't Very Long, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, One Step Beyond, The Shelter Of Your Arms, Slow Down Old World, Some Other Time, Stardust, Suffering In Silence, Things To Remember, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Willie Nelson | 5280b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG

Brava! : Tickled Pink : 1 CD

Brava! : Tickled Pink

Spirited, fun Sweet Adelines quartet Brava!, formed in 1989 in Vancouver, BC, almost immediately became the highest-ranking Canadian quartet ever, placing in the top 10 at International 6 times, grabbing Silver in Portland, Oregon in 2001, and finally winning the coveted Gold in Phoenix in September of 2003. Since then Sandy, Lynn, Elaine and Shannon have been having big fun in concert and recording this excellent studio album (Made in Canada), "Tickled Pink," also an apt description of their feelings about singing together. This vibrant, talented foursome brings us 12 songs, some belters like "All Aboard For Dixieland," "Fly Me to the Moon/East of the Sun" and "Toot, Toot, Tootsie;" and some romantic heart-tuggers like "I Will Love You 'Til the End of Time," "La Vie en Rose," "Sweet Adeline" and "I've Got You Under My Skin." There's some rampant silliness on two Weird Al Yankovic covers, "You Don't Want Me Anymore" and "One More Minute" (called "One More Contest" here), both songs with very funny parody lyrics about group annoyances and getting dumped. We particularly liked the classics, "Without A Song," arranged by our good friend Kirby Shaw, and Billy Joel's timeless "And So It Goes." Well-chosen, beautifully performed stuff by Canada's, and now Sweet Adelines', finest!

Songlist: All Aboard for Dixieland, Fly Me to the Moon/East of the Sun, I Will Love You Till the End of Time, You Don't Want Me Anymore, La Vie en Rose, How Do I Love Thee?, Without a Song, Toot, Toot, Tootsie, One More Contest, Sweet Adeline, I've Got You Under My Skin, And So It Goes

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5646c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

BYU Women's Chorus : Wondrous Love : 1 CD : Jean Applonie : TCD-0108WLV

BYU Women's Chorus : Wondrous Love    onsale

Emerging with beauty and grace, well-known Utah choral conductor Jean Applonie has ushered the BYU Women's Chorus into the ranks of BYU's premier auditioned choirs, featured on Tantara Records. Heard previously on best-selling Tantara CDs A Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns and The Road Home, the BYU Women's Chorus presents its first complete CD with the beautifully executed Wondrous Love.

Songlist: Grace, Wondrous Love, The Snow, Ave Maria, For Good, Sing Creation's Music On, Where Can I Turn for Peace?, The Cloths of Heaven, Bonny Wood Green, Psalm 23, Things that Never Die, The Erie Canal, How Do I Love Thee, Without a Song, Hallelujah

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8934c | 1 CD | $9.95

Encore! : Without A Song : 1 CD

Encore! : Without A Song

Mixed quintet (two men, three women) Encore! is acclaimed music educator/performer/arranger/director Kirby Shaw's baby, and is all those things for the group, which includes his wife, Markita, singing alto. 16 classic, somewhat incongruous songs: ("Their Hearts Were Full of Spring" segueways into "Sixteen Tons, for instance, and "Java Jive" into "The Rose"). But luckily, each song is a gem, for which Kirby's flawless arranging and directing is largely responsible. Other favorites: "Ain't Misbehavin'," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "Long Ago (And Far Away)," "The Boy From New York City," and "Without a Song." Kirby and company are having big fun here, and so are we!

Songlist: A Cappella, Ain't Misbehavin', Their Hearts Were Full of Spring, Sixteen Tons, If I Ever Would Leave You, Java Jive, The Rose, Shoo-fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy, Long Ago (And Far Away), The Boy from New York City, Johnny Has Gone for A Soldier, Rock Me in the Cradle of Love, Star Spangled Banner, Three Little Fishies, A Joyful Noise, Without A Song

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4522c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Gaylords : Tell Me You're Mine : 2 CDs : 654

Gaylords : Tell Me You're Mine

With a 50-year, two-generation career in show business, The Gaylords are a very popular pre-rock vocal trio. This is the most complete collection of The Gaylords work, 54 tracks, including 11 of Ronnie Gaylord's solo work. Featuring all their charting hits: Tell Me You're Mine, Ramona, Spinning A Web, The Strings of My Heart and From the Vine Came The Grape. Including extensive liner notes and an interview with the founding member Burt Bonaldi.

Songlist: Tell Me You're Mine, Ramona, Spinning a Web, The Strings of my Heart, From the Vine Came the Grape, Stolen Moments, Isle of Capri, Love I You (You I Love), The Little Shoemaker, Mecque Mecque, Veni Vidi Vici, A Kiss to Call My Own, Chow Mein, My Babe, Without A Song, Lola, Blues my Naughty Sweety Gave to me, Sweet Sue, Vino Vino, Wonderful Lips, Coquette, Cuban Love Song, Aye Aye Aye, Happy Time Medley, Wondering, Who's Got the Pain, Chee Chee oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird), Bring Me a Blubird, No Arms Can Ever Hold You, Pupalina, and more

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7645c | 2 CDs | $19.95 | Accompanied

Keepsake : Without A Song : 1 CD

Keepsake : Without A Song

Florida's mighty Keepsake have received the musical baton from their progenitors the "Suntones" and the "Buffalo Bills." "Without a Song" (the CD) takes its title from the song of the same name, which was performed, first by the Bills, and then the Suntones, as a signature piece in their repetoire. In addition to that aforementioned gem, which closes the CD, thirteen other examples of Keepsake's artistry, including the all-American "When The Saints Go Marchin' In," "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" and "Down Where the Swanee River Flows" are performed. "I'm Going to Live Till I Die" features one of the many audacious Keepsake tags, where the tenor voice soars in a holding pattern over the remaining three, floating, seemingly without effort, on an endless supply of air. Finally, as the four voices join together in the final glorious chord, the sun breaks through the clouds in all its magnificence. This is barbershop at its best.

Songlist: When the Saints Go Marching In, Sweet, Sweet Roses of Morn, Lullaby In Ragtime, 'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans/ That Aint' Heaven, That's New Orleans, Down Where The Swanee River Flows, My Melancholy Baby, I'm Gonna Live Till I Die, Mona Lisa, Blue Skies, May I Never Love Again, I'll Fly Away, I'll Walk With God, Bass Part, Without a Song

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5129c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Persuasions : Spread The Word : 1 CD : 5295

Persuasions : Spread The Word

Though time obscures the first recording of The Persuasions, it is definite that their first album was on Frank Zappa's Straight Records and distributed by Reprise. That was l968. In 1971, they signed with Capitol Records which released three albums. Spread The Word was the third and features gospel and inspirational tunes, not necessarily traditional ones, though. For the opener they perform a spoken piece with a melodic vocal backing which transforms to vocal fanfare. The piece, "Three Angels," was written by Bob Dylan. Songs of spiritual uplift but not specifically gospel are "Lean On Me," "Without A Song" and "Ten Commandments Of Love." Oh, yes, this is the album with "Without A Song" which is so definitive that all we can suggest to aspiring groups is, be safe, don't try!

Songlist: Three Angels, Lean On Me, T.A. Thompson, Hymn, Ten Commandments, The Lord's Prayer, When I Leave These Prison Walls, When Jesus Comes, Heaven Help Us All, Without A Song, Three Angels

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2111c | 1 CD | $13.98 | A Cappella

Vocation : Vocation : 1 CD

Vocation : Vocation    onsale

Three men, three women sextet Vocation was formed in 1999 at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden,and were helped by conductor Lone Larsen in shaping their unique sound. Reviewers have compared them to a heady list - the Real Group, Take 6, Manhattan Transfer and the New York Voices. Playing regularily on Swedish radio and TV, Vocation won "Choice of the Audience Award" at the International Vocal Group Fest in Tilburg, Holland in 2002. Eleven songs, a few accompanied by jazz band, eight in English: Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing," "Without a Song," Johnny Mercer's "I Remember You" and "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Gee Baby ain't I Good to You?," plus the a cappella "Almost Like Being in Love," "Not Like This" and "Nature Boy." There's also three very nice pieces in Swedish, particularly "Nar Charlie ar fudd," with music by Hoagy Carmichael, we would guess that "Charlie" refers to jazz great Charlie Parker. The sound is bright and hot, the English flawless, and Vocation swims easily in the company of MT, NY Voices, Real Group and other big fishes in the vocal jazz school. A very impressive and enjoyable debut CD!

Songlist: It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Without A Song, Regnets sang, Nar Charlie ar todd, I Remember You, Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You, Almost Like Being In Love, Imorron, Hot Like This, Nature Boy, Come Rain of Come Shine

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7619c | 1 CD | $9.95 ON SALE $4.95 | Primarily a cappella

VoicesIowa : Without A Song - Tribute To Hoagy Carmichael : 1 CD : Phil Mattson

VoicesIowa : Without A Song - Tribute To Hoagy Carmichael    Out of Print

Renowned jazz educator Phil Mattson's sure touch is everywhere on "Without A Song;" all the arrangements are his, and he produces and plays light piano on the CD (bass and drums are also included on some cuts). Mattson protegees VoicesIowa, students or alumni of prestigious Southwestern Community College's School for Music Vocations (4 men, 2 women) have a bright, effortless sound that invites comparison with the Real Group and The Idea of North. Technically there are just 5 cuts on the CD, but on the first cut, for instance, a sleepy "Without A Song," segues into a scattish "The Song Is You," continues with a sweetly jazzy "You Are The Sunshine of My Life before returning to an upbeat "Without A Song" refrain; and cut 4, "A Hoagy Carmichael Tribute," includes the lightly accompanied "The Nearness of You," "Heart and Soul," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "Georgia On My Mind," "Ole Buttermilk Sky," "Stardust," "Lazybones," "Two Sleepy People," "Skylark" and "Lazy River." Two a cappella tunes, "Alfie" and the final cut , "Over the Rainbow" are particularly nice. Mattson doesn't waste a note, and VoicesIowa is an apt, finely-tuned instrument for his genius.

Songlist: Without A Song, The Song Is You, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, Alfie, Just The Way You Are, The Nearness of You, Heart and Soul, I Get Along Without You Very Well, Georgia On My Mind, Ole' Buttermilk Sky, Stardust, Lazybones, Two Sleepy People, Skylark, Lazy River, Over The Rainbow

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4588c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Barbershop Harmony Society : Top Choruses 2011 DVD : DVD : 205132

Barbershop Harmony Society : Top Choruses 2011 DVD

The Masters of Harmony won gold for the eighth time in Kansas City this year. Silver went to Great Northern Union and bronze to The Northern Lights.

Songlist: Stranger In Paradise, Alabama Jubilee, You Keep Coming Back Like A Song, I Got Rhythm/Farewell,Farewell To Love, The Party's Over, If You Love Me, Really/"On The Street Where You Live /Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring", The Greatest Barbershop Chart, If I Loved You, What Do I Need With Love?, Since I Don't Have You, Rock This Town, Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, Oh! Look At Me Now, How Deep Is The Ocean?, Put Your Arms Around Me Honey, More Than You Know, Hard Hearted Hannah, When You Look In The Heart Of A Rose, Honey Medley, Aladdin Medley 2, Cross That Mason Dixon Line, Time After Time, Yes Sir, That's My Baby, Oliver Medley, I Had Someone Else Before I Had You/ Who's Sorry Now, The More I See You, I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song), I Got Rhythm, Come Fly With Me, Goodbye Dixie Goodbye/ When I Return To Dixie, and more

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2902dvd | DVD | $19.95 | A Cappella

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Without a Song : SATB : Kirby Shaw : DVD : 00-CH9537 : 029156134766

Kirby Shaw : Without a Song

The classic Vincent Youman song has delighted audiences for decades and has been recorded by artists of every genre. Kirby Shaw has added his superior arranging talent to provide us with a truly wonderful new arrangement.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CH9537

Without a Song : SSAA : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 00-CHM05031 : 654979093244

Kirby Shaw : Without a Song

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
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| 00-CHM05031

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