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A small selection warm ups for choirs plus Choral, Hymns and Barbershop vocal repertoire books, audio rehearsal and sheet music collections for beginners to professional singers listed below and on Choral Repertoire Page 2, Children's Choral pages and relevant FACH sections. Also browse the Audition, Christmas, Gospel and Vocal Warm Up pages. All external links open in a new window so you can read further information and check prices from our trusted merchants. If you are unable to find what you seek here, try the list of Sheet Music Suppliers.


Books for Choral Directors including Warm Up Book/CDs



A Novice's Guide to Directing A Church Choir
"They've asked me to direct the choir but I don't really know what I'm doing." "I'm the new pastor here and I'd like to help the choir. Nothing musical is happening right now. How can we get something going?" "They heard I played clarinet and figured I knew something about music, so I should lead the choir. Can you help?" "My husband took a call as pastor this congregation, and now I'm expected to lead the choir. I've only sung in choirs and now I'm the director. What do I do?" Real solutions for real situations can be found in this helpful resource. Understanding your singers as ordinary people is critically imporant. Learn how to achieve a basic choral sound, and to effectively conduct your volunteer ensemble, and to utilize and accompanist. Countless resources are available for music literature and a list of professional and denominational organizations are listed to assist you in your ministry endeavors. This book was authored by the director of choral activities at Concordia Univeristy, Wisconsin, Dr. Kenneth T. Kosche.
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Mike Brewer's Warm-ups!
'Mike Brewer's Warm-ups!' is the indispensable handbook for singers and choral directors. Warm-ups are a series of activities that get the body and brain into gear, reinforce healthy and effective singing practice and are above all - fun! Divided into 36 practical sessions, arranged progressively. The book is packed full with physical and mental activities to tackle all aspects of vocal technique, including: posture, breathing, sound-making, velocity, virtuosity and flexibility, range, register and resonance, harmony and blend, body, mind and spirit. With over 200 warm-up ideas, including seventy musical examples, you will find an abundance of ideas in Mike Brewer's characteristically lively and innovative style.
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Pop Warm-ups & Work-outs For Choir
Created by Roger Emerson to provide a series of warm-ups for all choirs utilising classic rock and pop melodies to build vocal skills while having fun! Each of the ten warm-ups provide a focus objective, suggested learning outcomes and related choral literature for younger and developing ensembles. Warm-ups may be used with changed or unchanged voices. Concepts covered include: vowel shapes, resonance, breath control, head voice and falsetto, articulation and diction and much more! Warm-ups are based on these pop classics: At the Hop, Do-Re-Mi, Don't Stop Believin', Good Vibrations, Hound Dog, Lean on Me, The Longest Time, Spinning Wheel, Thriller, Witch Doctor.
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Pop Warm-Ups And Work-Outs For Choir - Volume 2 (Book/Online Audio)
This sequel includes many of the latest pop song melodies and motives to inspire students to sing with gusto and to reinforce basic choral fundamentals common to all types of music. The ten songs featured in this second volume of Pop Warm-Ups And Work-Outs For Choir are preceded by suggestions for practising and reinforcing skills such as breath control, ear training, vowel shapes, resonance, range extension and head voice development. The warm-ups can be used with changed or unchanged voices. The professionally produced audio recordings present each exercise with and without singers, and are included via digital download. Pop Warm-Ups And Work-Outs For Choir Volume 2 is a valuable resource that will encourage students to sing out while building a better understanding of their amazing instrument - the human voice! Warm-Ups are based on the following songs: Ho Hey, Home, Best Day of My Life, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Moves Like Jagger, The Flight of the Bumblebee, Chasing the Sun, The Interval Song, The Christmas Song, Some Nights. Suggested for middle and high school choirs.
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Pop Warm-Ups & Work-Outs For Guys
Unchanged, changing or changed male singers in middle school and high school may need a little extra help in 'finding' their singing voices. Roger Emerson has developed a series of warm-ups that uses excerpts from classic rock and roll tunes that will provide the motivation and repetition they need to do just that. Each song features limited ranges starting moderately and gradually ascending into the tenor range and descending through the bass range as needed. The professionally-produced CD recording (available separately - HL08750118) presents each exercise with vocals so your guys have a model to emulate. Exercises are based on the following songs: The Addams Family Theme; Theme from “Jaws;” Jump, Jive an' Wail; Land of a Thousand Dances; Mission: Impossible Theme; Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye; Shake, Rattle and Roll; Smoke on the Water; We Will Rock You.
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Pop Warm-Ups & Work-Outs For Guys (CD)
Unchanged, changing or changed male singers in middle school and high school may need a little extra help in 'finding' their singing voices. Roger Emerson has developed a series of warm-ups that uses excerpts from classic rock and roll tunes that will provide the motivation and repetition they need to do just that. Each song features limited ranges and the pattern starts in a moderate range and gradually ascends into the tenor range and descends through the bass range as needed. Exercises are based on the following songs: The Addams Family Theme; Theme from 'Jaws'; Jump, Jive an' Wail; Land of a Thousand Dances; Mission: Impossible Theme; Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye; Shake, Rattle and Roll; Smoke on the Water; We Will Rock You. Designed to accompany the Pop Warm-Ups & Work-Outs For Guys book (HL08749926), this CD contains recordings of each exercise complete with vocals, so your guys have a model to emulate.
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Singing In Tune
Strategies and solutions for conductors, conductors-in-training, and voice teachers. This book from Nancy Telfer will give you and your choir a firm and extensive grounding in real-life choral experiences and lots of fun in learning. A useful text that can be useful with beginners or experienced sight-singers who need a review.
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Successful Warm-Ups Book 1
Perfect for choirs and choral classes, this series provides a detailed plan for implementing a comprehensive programme of vocal production through warm-ups. The purpose of each practical warm-up piece is clearly identified, with tips to help singers make the most of each warm-up. Further information is given in the Conductor's Edition, together with weekly plans and a diagnostic chart.
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Successful Warm-Ups Book 2
Perfect for choirs and choral classes, this series provides a detailed plan for implementing a comprehensive programme of vocal production through warm-ups. The purpose of each practical warm-up piece is clearly identified, with tips to help singers make the most of each warm-up. Further information is given in the Conductor's Edition, together with weekly plans and a diagnostic chart.
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Voice Builders for Better Choirs (Book/CD)
This valuable resource is a must for every choral director. The 140 warmups and vocal exercises in a handy Book/CD format will help singers produce a free and open tone, develop clean articulation and diction, improve resonance, intonation and more. The enclosed CD includes demonstration for each accompanied exercise for full choir, small group or individual practice.
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Warm-Ups And Work-Outs For The Developing Choir Volume 1
Frequently, amateur choral directors have to rely on warm-up exercises they have picked up during their own choral experience. This book aims to give such people a brief guide to vocal exercises which work to specific purposes. Emily Crocker is well known for her work with developing choirs, these excercises cover producing a free and open tone, articulation and diction, resonance and intonation.
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Warm-Ups And Work-Outs For The Developing Choir Volume 2
This book aims to give amateur choral conductors and singers a second brief guide to vocal exercises which work to specific purposes. Emily Crocker is well known for her work with developing choirs, these excercises cover producing a free and open tone, articulation and diction, resonance and intonation.
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Warm-ups For Pop Jazz And Show Choirs (Book)
Warming up your choir has never been this much fun! These 18 educational exercises are written in a variety of styles based on American popular music, including Swing, Rock, Latin and Cajun. Piano accompaniments are included, but a CD below is also available for a great-sounding and stylistic accompaniment! These warm-ups can be used to improve intonation, balance and blend, enunciation and vowel unification and to extend vocal ranges. Can also be used creatively as the basis for group composition and movement exercises. With these fresh starts you're limited only by your imagination!
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Repertoire for Choirs Page 1



31 Bach Chorales for Sight-Singing and Performance
John Leavitt has selected and edited 31 Bach chorales for choirs to sight-read and perform. Each chorale includes English and German texts along with pedagogical suggestions to help your singers build skills and develop musical literacy. A great tool for school, church and community groups!Available separately: SATB.
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30 More Bach Chorales for Sight-Singing and Performance
As a follow-up to his popular 31 Bach Chorales for Sight-Singing and Performance (HL 08743236), here is a collection of 30 more! Each chorale includes English and German texts along with pedagogical suggestions to help your singers build skills and develop musical literacy. A great tool for school, church and community groups.
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A Hymn of St Columba by Benjamin Britten
This is a wonderful setting of the English version of words attributed to St. Columba (521-597). It is arranged here for SATB Chorus with Organ accompaniment.
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A Manger Carol
SATB choir; optional harp. Composed by Dale Wood. Sacred Anthem, Christmas.
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Alan Menken: A Whole New World (2-Part)
A fabulous arrangement of the timeless Disney classic A Whole New World, from Walt Disney Pictures’ Aladdin, as composed by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Tim Rice, and arranged by Ed Lojeski.
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Aladdin (Medley) (SA). Sheet Music for 2-Part Choir with Piano Accompaniment
Version for 2 Part Choir and Piano arranged by Ed Lojeski. A wonderful collection of chorales from Disney’s best-loved films, attractively arranged in 2-parts (SA). Instrumental accompaniment parts for small ensembles are available in packs, or show trax cassettes provide recordings of a full performance (side A) and accompaniment only (side B) making them ideal for both rehearsals and concerts. Other choral arrangements are listed in our separate Disney catalogue. Includes: A Whole New World, Arabian Nights, Friend Like Me, One Jump Ahead, Prince Ali
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Alan Menken: Medley From Pocahontas (SA)
A wonderful collection of chorales from Disney’s best-loved films, attractively arranged in 2-parts (SA). Instrumental accompaniment parts for small ensembles are available in packs, or show trax cassettes provide recordings of a full performance (side A) and accompaniment only (side B) making them ideal for both rehearsals and concerts. Other choral arrangements are listed in our separate Disney catalogue.
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Book Cover Image Angel-Voices Ever Singing
A French carol Composed by Anonymous for SATB Choir.
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Anthems For Choirs 1
These fifty anthems were chosen for their accessiblity to the average church choir, but are suitable for larger choirs and concert settings. Four anthems were composed specially for this book by Francis Jackson, Kenneth Leighton, David Lord, and William Mathias; other composers represented date from present day back to the sixteenth-century. The collection covers all main seasons of the church year and includes 21 anthems for general use.
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Anthems For Choirs 2
24 anthems for Sopranos and Altos in both Unison and Two-Part settings, edited by Philip Ledger.
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Anthems For Choirs 3
24 anthems for Soprano and Altos (three or more parts).
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Anthems For Choirs 4
Contents: O thou the central orb / Charles Wood, Puer natus / Alun Hoddinott, On this day Earth shall ring / H.C. Stewart, Lord, thou hast told us / Arnold Bax, A litany / William Walton, Christ the Lord is risen again / John Rutter, Lift up your heads : op. 44, no. 2 / Francis Jackson, O clap your hands / John Rutter, A pure river of water of life / Alan Ridout, A hymn to the Trinity / Kenneth Leighton, We wait for thy loving kindness / William McKie, Set me as a seal / William Walton, O taste and see / R. Vaughan Williams, Let all mortal flesh keep silence / Edward C. Bairstow --Thou, o God, art praised in Sion / Ian Hare, Faire is the heaven / William H. Harris, Give us the wings of faith / Ernest Bullock, Make a joyful noise : Jubilate Deo, op. 26, no. 2 / William Mathias, O be joyful in the Lord : Jubilate Deo / Benjamin Britten, O how amiable / R. Vaughan Williams, Like as the hart / Herbert Howells, Jesu dulcis memoria / Paul Drayton, A prayer for peace / David Lord, Lo, in the time appointed / Healey Willan, Ah holy Jesus / Roger T. Petrich, Gloria in excelsis / Robert Washburn.
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Ash Wednesday To Easter For Choirs
Mixed Choir - Level B-C (easy - moderately difficult). The editors have selected a richly varied collection of sacred pieces for this period of the Church's year, always bearing in mind practical considerations and liturgical needs. Pieces are presented in order according to the Church's calendar, moving from Ash Wednesday and Lent, through Passiontide and Palm Sunday, to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Eve, and Easter itself. The best of the standard repertoire is included alongside fine, less familiar, works. Ranging widely from the sixteenth century to the present day, this is a complete and practical collection for church choirs of all sizes and levels of ability.
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Barry Ferguson: Good Christian Men, Rejoice And Sing!
Easter Carol for SATB Choir and Organ.
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Betsy Jolas: Enfantillages (Choral-Female accompanied)
Prélude; Jeu; Leçon du Matin; Le Bain; Sons; Chagrin; Leçon du Soir; Ce Jour (SMzA chorus with optional flute obbligato)
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Celebrate With Singing - Instrutrax Cd For choir
Choral/Vocal (Choral Performance Music). Published by Alfred Publishing. This festive choral fanfare by Anna Laura Page features texts for both Christmas and Easter! The flexible choral texture may be performed by SATB or 2-part mixed voices. Trumpet and 6-note bell accompaniment (opt., parts included) add to the celebration. Easily and quickly prepared, it is the perfect choice as a seasonal worship introit. The InstruTrax CD is an added bonus!
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Children Of Peace (Suluhisha Suluhiana)
When one by one we stand up and believe, we can be children of peace… - based on a simple Swahili text, this African-style original work will have an amazing effect on all who hear or sing. An excellent work for many types of choirs.
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Choral Music Experience Books: Volume 1 - Artistry in Music Education
Contents: Introduction to Choral Music Experience, Music Education Through Choral Singing, Artistry: An Opportunity to Make Music Musical, The Challenge and the Future.
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Choral Music Experience Books: Volume 2 - The Artist in Every Child
Contents: Art, Artistry, Artistic Development in Children, Artistic Development and Choral Music Experience.
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Choral Music Experience Books: Volume 3 - The Art in Choral Music
Contents: What Made Elizabeth Smile?, Artistry and CME, Voice and CME, Text and CME, Expressiveness and CME, Creativity and CME, Kristen's Story: A Summary.
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Choral Music Experience Books: Volume 4 - Teaching Children Through Choral Music
Composed by Doreen Rao. BBoosey & Hawkes Scores/ooks. 43 pages.
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Choral Music Experience Books: Volume 5 - The Young Singing Voice
Contents: Vocal Technique and Musical Experience, Vocal Technique, Diction Principles, International Phonetic Alphabet, Becoming More Musical Through Singing, References. By D. Rao. For Book. Published by Boosey and Hawkes.
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Close Harmony: The Novello Ladies Barbershop Songbook
Offers unaccompanied arrangements of a variety of well-loved songs, from the 1920's to the 1970's. Performances should work equally well with choirs or just four voices. Arranged by Nicholas Hare for SSAA. Helpful performance notes are included for each of the songs, and the arrangements are notated on two staves for easy piano rehearsal.
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D. Geoffrey Bell: Insufficient Memory (The Computer Blues) SATB
D. Geoffrey Bell's Insufficient Memory was composed with High School choirs in mind, as a light, jazzy novelty selection. This exciting piece is written for SATB Chorus with piano accompaniment.
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Daglarym/My Mountains (SATB)
With texts from Tuvan folk song lyrics, this work for SATB chorus was commissioned by Volti, Robert Geary, Artistic Director, for its 30th season.
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Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend (SSA/PFA)
The enduring theme song from the Broadway hit show Gentleman Prefer Blondes from 1949, which was later immortalised by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 smash hit movie of the show. It again made an appearance in the 2001 blockbuster Moulin Rouge with Nicole Kidman. A truly fantastic song, which will be loved by choirs and audiences of all ages. Arranged for SSA with Piano Accompaniment.
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Down to the River to Pray (SATB)
Many choirs have requested the music from this moving scene from the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?. This old gospel song can be performed a cappella as in the movie or with the accompaniment. Also available for SATB, SAB, 2-Part and Instrumental Pak (score and parts for Violin 1 & 2, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Guitar, Electric Bass and Drums).
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Edward Elgar: Lux Aeterna (SSAATTBB)
A choral setting of 'Nimrod' from the Enigma Variations for SSAATTBB Choir, as arranged by John Cameron. Piano for rehearsal only. br />Read more at SheetMusicPlus

Elton John: Circle Of Life
A wonderful collection of chorales from Disneys best-loved films, attractively arranged in 2-parts (SA) or SATB with an accompaniment CD available. br />2 Part Sheet Music at SheetMusicPlus br />SATB Sheet Music at SheetMusicPlus br />Showtrax CD at SheetMusicPlus

Favorite Sacred Classics For Solo Singers (High/Med-High Voice Book/CD)
This versatile collection contains 18 songs for solo voice and piano appropriate for recitals, concerts, contests and worship services. Includes songs by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Mozart and more! Includes tranlsations and pronunciation guides for each song. Book And Accompaniment Cd (medium High) For solo voice. Choral/Vocal (Favorite Sacred Classics for Solo Singers). Published by Alfred Publishing.
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Favorite Sacred Classics For Solo Singers (Low/Med-Low Voice Book/CD)
This versatile collection contains 18 songs for solo voice and piano appropriate for recitals, concerts, contests and worship services. Includes songs by J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Mozart and more! This title is available in SmartMusic. Book And Accompaniment Cd (medium Low) For solo voice. Choral/Vocal (Favorite Sacred Classics for Solo Singers). Published by Alfred Publishing.
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Five Centuries Of Choral Music
A collection of twenty-nine pieces for Mixed Voice Choir (with and without accompaniment) covering the time from early Renaissance to the late Twentieth Century. Most songs are in English, though much of the sacred music has the option to be performed in Latin if required. br />Read more at SheetMusicPlus

Five Centuries Of Choral Music Volume 2
A second collection of twenty-five pieces for SATB Choir (with and without accompaniment) covering the time from early Renaissance to the late Twentieth Century. br />Read more at SheetMusicPlus

Folk Songs For Choirs Book 1 (SATB)
Twelve arrangements of British and North American folk songs which vary widely in regional origin and character. Arranged for unaccompanied SATB Chorus.
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Folk Songs For Choirs Book 2 (SATB)
Thirteen masterly arrangements of folk-songs from the British Isles. Some of the songs are new, others are classics of their kind but they will all delight today's choirs throughout the world.
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Handel's Do-It-Yourself Messiah Choral Tutorial (CD)
Create your own family or community production of Handel's holiday classic. Each voicing has its own audio in either CD or cassette. Backing tracks are digitally recorded and follow the G. Schirmer edition of the Messiah. Sold separately and in specially priced groups of four (one of each voicing.).
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Herbert Howells: The Oxford And Cambridge Services (King's, Magdalen, New, St.John)
Four of the finest of all settings of the English language canticles. Over the past quarter of a century, Howells has emerged as among the greatest and certainly most widely performed composers of choral liturgical works of the last hundred years. At last his most important Services appear in a series of four handsome collections that link geographically the cathedral choirs for which they were written, newly edited with interpretative notes by David Hill.
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High Praise: A Book Of Anthems For Upper-Voice Choirs
A splendid collection of Anthems, edited for upper-voices by Barry Rose. In total there are twenty-eight pieces - eight published for the first time - including a set of Preces and Responses and a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. This is a really useful resource for choirs that sing Services.
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Hugh S. Roberton: All in the April Evening (SATB)
Hugh S. Roberton's All In The April Evening for SATB choir a cappella. A piano accompaniment is scored for rehearsal use.
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John Rutter: Rejoice And Be Merry (SATB)
This is a joyful carol in which John Rutter sets a traditional English text to a bold and straightforward melody and creates an uplifting work replete with forthright Christmas cheer. Scored originally for SATB Voices and Brass ensemble with optional Organ and Handbells, this arrangement of Rejoice and be Merry may be performed with Piano, playing from the Keyboard reduction given in this Vocal score. If available, Handbells may be added as well, as the Handbell part is printed at the end of this score. With under 3 minutes of performance time and minimal necessary rehearsal time, Rejoice and be Merry is the perfect addition to any Holiday performance this festive season.
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Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection (Medium High Voice - Book/CD)
10 Spirituals For Solo Voice/book And Accompaniment Cd (medium High). For Concerts, Contests, Recitals, and Worship. Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a superb anthology of ten traditional spirituals for vocal soloist with piano accompaniment in true art-song style, ideal for school or church singers. Titles: Deep River, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Steal Away to Heaven, I Feel the Spirit Moving, There is a Balm in Gilead, Behold the Star!, My Lord, What a Morning, The Gospel of Grace, Give Me Jesus, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.
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Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection (Medium Low Voice - Book/CD)
10 Spirituals For Solo Voice/book And Accompaniment Cd (medium Low). For Concerts, Contests, Recitals, and Worship. Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a superb anthology of ten traditional spirituals for vocal soloist with piano accompaniment in true art-song style, ideal for school or church singers. Titles: Deep River, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Steal Away to Heaven, I Feel the Spirit Moving, There is a Balm in Gilead, Behold the Star!, My Lord, What a Morning, The Gospel of Grace, Give Me Jesus, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.
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