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Hal LeonardSATB
SSA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
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Listen Up!
Show off your choir's a cappella prowess with this Kirby Shaw original. (Not the Manhattan Transfer tune!) In a funky 2-beat setting with an opt. Vocal Drum (or ShowTrax CD) accompaniment, this one'll make you feel good all over! Also recorded on: Encore! Without A Song CD
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Now's the time to "do" Christmas a cappella! A tasty collection of holiday classics that can be sung individually or as a medley. .The Most Wonderful Time of the Year .Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! .Silver Bells .Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer w/Frosty the Snow Man .The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
SSA
Full Perf.
Inst.
This great swing era classic was Ella Fitzgerald's first hit and has subsequently been covered brilliantly by the Manhattan Transfer. It all spells irresistible swing!
A TRAIN (See TAKE THE "A" TRAIN)
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KS Music
SATB
Full Perf.
From the Cannon Beach Choral Workshop circa 1968, this is one of my first attempts at a cappella polyphonic choral writing. It's a simple and restful prayer setting, with easy voice leading.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
As funky a gospel rendition as you've ever heard, with room for scatting! Check this out!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Listen Up!
A fresh and fun a cappella setting of the Fats Waller classic. Lots of EZ short solo possibilities, and popular with choirs for a long time! Also recorded on: Encore! Without A Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
SSA
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of Irving Berlin's first hits, this is ragtime at it's finest. The optional Dixieland combo makes this a standout arrangement.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of my first arrangements for kids, this was inspired by my two children, Brian and Holly. In fact, you can hear them on the vocal recording!
Sound MusicSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
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One of my most popular early arrangements. Straight-ahead swing with lots of fun 2-pt. guy/girl counterpoint 2nd time through. Original publisher: HLPC 1979 Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1979 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Start with an a cappella unison line, build gradually with the addition of Bass Guitar, then add the full rhythm section, and this classic swing tune, popularized by Frank Sinatra and many others, ignites into a roaring big band style shout chorus! Opt. male solo at the bridge. Straight-ahead vocal jazz at it's finest!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
An easy 2-Pt. taste of Elvis for men only. Audiences really dig this one!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
From the 40's Disney cartoon featuring the Benny Goodman band along with the Pied Pipers, this might be the funnest swing tune you could ever sing! "Drop your jack in the old juke-box, play your favorite disc. When you dance with the Bobby Sox, you dance at your own risk!"
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
An uplifting a cappella setting of this American Songbook standard!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSA
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inspired by Randall Thompson's legendary a cappella composition, this original is set in 5/4... powerfully rhythmic, dynamic, and perfect for concerts and festivals.
ALMIGHTY GOD, WHO HAST BROUGHT USEmail
KS Music
SATB
From my choral composition studies with George McKay at the University of Washington, this prayer lyric is set in a simple ABA homophonic setting with easily attainable contemporary harmonies.
Hal LeonardSSAA
Full Perf.
A timeless melody with a heartfelt text... nobody writes ballads like Irving Berlin.
Sound MusicSATB
Full Perf.
A lyrically bittersweet a cappella ballad arrangement with close harmonies... one of my favorites. Original publisher: Alfred 1986
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KS Music
SATB
Full Perf.
One of a five-arrangement Kirby Shaw Choral Series (my very first in 1975!) for Charles Hansen publishers. Promotional recordings were on an Eva-Tone sound- sheet (a plastic record). This arrangement is set in a black-gospel style with Horn/rhythm accompaniment. This was an exciting time for me! SATB voices and Piano, Trumpet, Alto Sax, (2nd Trumpet), Tenor Sax (3rd Trumpet), Trombone, Bari Sax (2nd Trombone), Bass, Drums included. Original publisher: Charles Hansen 1975
Hal LeonardSSAA
Full Perf.
Turn your women loose on this soulful a cappella arrangement of the timeless American folk song classic. Starting with a solo, the intensity grows in the second verse with an opt. duet, and the full choir powers out with the third verse. Fresh, comforting and inspiring!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Always striving to bring freshness to the familiar, this black-gospel tinged arrangement is soooo soulful in 12/8. Knock your audience out with this one anywhere/anytime you assemble!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
From "Chicago", this great show choir feature is on my top 5 list of best-selling choral arrangements. You'll feel like you're on a Broadway stage every time you sing it! Original Publisher: HLPC 1988
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This brash show stopper is one of my top five all-time best-sellers. Previously published by Hal Leonard, it's now available through Alfred... whoopee!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
One of my top 5 best-sellers, the poignant Billy Joel ballad in a simple and effective a cappella setting.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
A powerful original spiritual depicting the momentous conversation in which God (the bass section!) calls upon Moses (a tenor soloist!) to "deliver my people out of Egypt land." Riveting!
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KS Music
SATB
Full Perf.
My first effort at writing a Christmas Cantata, it's in a jazz-rock style with Horns a la Blood, Sweat and Tears. The Community Choir I was directing at College of the Siskiyous performed this live on KMED in Medford, Oregon in December of 1970... heady stuff for a budding composer! Original publisher: Mission Music 1973
AlfredSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A new "take" on this timeless Christmas song, this arrangement comes in 5 beats to the bar! Perfect for average church choirs on up... simple to sing and powerful in its delivery!
ShawneeSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Perfect for church or school performance, this fresh adaptation of the "Angels We Have Heard On High" hymn will infuse everyone with Christmas spirit!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
The familiar "Praise God from whom all blessings flow" hymn tune is combined with an exuberant original second melody, creating a simple and powerful call to action that will inspire singers and audiences/congregations alike. Ideal for concert, festival or church. Not difficult. Opt. Handbells.
AS IT BEGAN TO DAWN (Easter Cantata)Email
KS Music
SATB
My second Cantata... this time for Easter. SATB voices and Piano, w/Trumpet, Guitar, Bass, Drums.
Hal LeonardSSAA
Full Perf.
A new verse and chorus, and Caribbean rhythmic underlay transforms this traditional carol into a contemporary a cappella gem for your SSAA choral ensembles. Second altos "hold down" the vocal bass line with lots of 3-part harmony above. Simple solo feature on 2nd verse. Everybody be happy now!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
There's no better way to introduce your singers to the excitement of 50's rock- and-roll than this rockin' arrangement of the 1957 Danny and the Juniors hit. Move to it if you like, and the ShowTrax CD is a hot one! It's easy.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This rousing novelty features real auction cries. The tempo and the excitement gradually increases! Whoop-dee-doo!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
I had made a request to arrange Love Me Tender, but Hal Leonard didn't have access to the copyright. Then I realized that Love Me Tender was based on the wonderful folk song Aura Lee. Voila! A lush a cappella ballad was born. I still remember fondly our College of the Siskiyous Jazz Choir bouncing some climactic chords of this arrangement off the cliffs across the alpine lake where we were holding our back-to-school choral retreat. Sublime!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
A beautiful choral setting of the timeless Franz Schubert melody, enhanced by an opt. Flute/Violin obligato,-- unequalled lyricism! Wonderful for festivals.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
The legendary Charles Gounod setting of the immortal J.S. Bach melody.
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
As recorded by the Supremes, the perfect soulful trio of Motown hits for your ladies ensemble. Additional hot Horns add extra sparkle. (I-Pak w/Horns available from KS Music.) .Baby Love .Stop! In the Name of Love .You Can't Hurry Love
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This best-selling partner song arrangement will warm the hearts of singers and audiences in the coldest winter. In an easy-going swing setting with an optional sprightly Flute part, this is the perfect romantic holiday selection.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Popularized by Enrique Iglesias, this sultry Latino arrangement is the perfect change of pace for your concert repertoire.
UNC Jazz PressSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A slow-swingin' old favorite that tells you how to do the dance. Extra-hot ShowTrax CD. Original publisher: HLPC 1985
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
It worked for Dick Clark's American Bandstand, it worked for Barry Manilow, and it'll work great for your choir! Swingin' big-band style all the way!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A skillful and creative sculpting of 7 traditional carols in a Baroque style, this arrangement comes complete with opt. Flute, Basso continuo parts, and an accompaniment CD with a real Harpsichord. .Angels We Have Heard On High .The First Noel .Echo Carol .Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine .Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming .The Holly and the Ivy .Joy To the World SATB, SAB voices and Piano (Harpsichord or Organ), opt. Flute (or C Melody Instrument), Cello (opt. String Bass or Synth.)
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A classic jazz tune in a medium-slow, down-home arrangement with a final modulation to a roaring finish. I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This is a powerful, black gospel arrangement and people tell me they like it better than all the other more famous ones out there. It sure went over well in Carnegie Hall! Intensely dramatic!
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KS Music
SATB
Full Perf.
Written by Richard Derwingson (brother of Roger Emerson), who was playing Electric Bass and singing in my College of the Siskiyous Jazz Choir, this beautiful text and lyrical melody has a Carpenter-esque quality, but with more contemporary harmonies. Sweet!
BEAUTIFUL LOVESound MusicSATB
SSAA
Recorded by just about every jazz singer out there, this classic dates back to 1931. My arrangement swings in a delightful medium groove from start to finish. 2nd time through, prepare to be treated to a roaring big-band style shout-chorus! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSSAA
Full Perf.
With a beautiful melody and a value-laden text, this title song from the Disney movie is perfect for your SSAA ensemble. Optional solos and rich choral textures.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Now, he's real gone, he's out-of-sight, on his round trip all-night flight. He's be-bop... be-boppin' Santa Claus!" Easy swingin' vocal jazz for your holiday season.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Amp up the volume on your stereo, Cars'll take you anywhere you want to go!" This Discovery original will put your younger singers in the driver's seat!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
It's torrid, it's tropical, it's Cole Porter... amped up in a samba setting. A great change-of-pace for your concert programming.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
This is my very first published choral piece! A simple Benediction and 7-fold Amen, it was written at the Cannon Beach Choral Workshop on the Oregon coast in the summer of 1969. It was there that I met Joyce Eilers. Our choral writing/arranging careers started at this workshop. Original publisher: Schmitt, Hall & McCreary 1971
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Start a quiet fire with this mellow, Latin jazz arrangement. Pretty harmonies, fluid melodic lines, and the original Spanish text is included as an option. Very romantic, and an excellent change-of-pace for your concert programming. One of my favs!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A 5-tune, 7-minute fun-filled look at one of life's most basic necessities... friendship! .Friendship .Getting to Know You .Stand By Me .Side by Side .Together Wherever We Go
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
What a treat to get to arrange these great songs! Stylistically authentic! .I Heard It Through the Grapevine .Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay .In the Midnight Hour .Respect .I Can't Help Myself
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This lyrical arrangement is based on the familiar Scottish melody, "Morning Has Broken" with new lyrics celebrating the birth of the Christ child. In a gentle waltz tempo, it's not difficult and definitely not ordinary. Opt. C Melody Instrument.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Lush, a cappella intro turns to slow swing a la Neal Hefti/Count Basie's "Little Darlin'." I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
I've taught this arrangement to choirs all over the world. It's one of my favorite vocal jazz arrangements and might be the first-ever choral arrangement of the swingin' Bobby Darin/George Benson hit. Starting quietly with the women and a bass line, then adding men in single-line counterpoint, it builds to a climactic finish. Opt. Horns add extra excitement... anchors aweigh!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This original has Santa leading his own jazz band. Optional improv and EZ-to- learn shout chorus make it an ideal holiday selection.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
My first swing-era choral medley, (an exciting time for sure) it's very popular with audiences. .Sing, Sing, Sing .Pennsylvania 6-5000 .Stompin' at the Savoy .String of Pearls
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
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For women only, patterned after the Weather Girls' rendition of the 4 Seasons classic. Hot!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
An infectious Dixieland standard with an optional Dixie Horn section and a cute a cappella "stop-chorus" middle section.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A more modern version than my 1984 arrangement, this one'll bring the house down a la Mack the Knife.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Popularized by Brazil 66, this charming samba-style novelty features the bass section. It's an EZ and effective change of pace for your concert.
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A killer song in a killer setting,-- it's hot!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of Michael Jackson's strongest better-world/racial tolerance hits comes to life in this rockin' arrangement!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
From the 60's, this one's EZ, effective, and ripe for simple choreography.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
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Swingin' rock-shuffle style original with fresh pro-music lyrics. Listen to Kirby's recording of this song on: Kirby Shaw - The Other Side CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Easy choral parts in a soul-stirring black-gospel waltz setting. The Piano part was written by Joe Jennings, former director of Chanticleer, an all-male vocal ensemble based in San Francisco.
ShawneeSATB
A treasured hymn receives a joyful treatment in this gospel-styled interpretation. Instantly appealing, this well-constructed arrangement brings a fresh musical language to your choir loft. Great for praise teams or choral usage, this hymn evergreen transcends generational divides and wraps everyone in jubilant sound.
Sound MusicTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
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If you haven't heard of "Just 4 Kicks", check us out on my website. We are a male a cappella vocal quartet extraordinaire! This TTBB arrangement has been a vital part of our concert repertoire for nearly 20 years. Starting with the melody in octaves, this one builds to a brief but roaring shout chorus. In the pocket all the way! Recorded on: Just 4 Kicks - Side by Side CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
If you think "country" when you see this title, guess again. This is a fresh approach to the Elvis classic, with lush but EZ-to-learn harmonies that impart a dream-like quality.
UNC Jazz PressSATB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
If you're looking for an EZ, crowd-pleasing, creative way to learn the Blues, this is it! I've asked singers all over the world to make up their own lyrics for this song, and today that lyric collection is huge, incredibly creative, and funny! Can be sung in unison and 2-part, any combination as well as SATB. Original publisher: HLPC 1979 Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1979 CD. Click on Listen Up!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
The color may be blue, but this slow-swingin' bluesy classic is red hot from beginning to end! Optional Horns make it even hotter! Ow!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
In the style of the Tony Bennett/Amy Winehouse duet, this legendary jazz ballad returns to the forefront of the Great American Songbook. Opt. Vibes and Strings add lushness!
ShawneeSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
KC and the Sunshine Band's happy rockin' hit from the 70's. Great for choreography! Easy to learn.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
I've never been a fan of disco, but this one is an exception, and when the arrangement is patterned after Earth, Wind, and Fire's recording, you can't go wrong!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
"He's gettin' out on the floor, better jump back, Jack,
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
With or without choreography, this arrangement of the "Grease" tune is non-stop energy. And the ShowTrax CD is extra-hot!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
Patterned after Janis Siegel's Manhattan Transfer recording, this is a great feature for that cuter-than-cute female singer in your choir! A huge crowd- pleaser, this one,-- the authentic, real-deal arrangement of this song. And it's easier than Operator! Also recorded on: Encore! Without a Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
AlfredTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Your guys will bring the house down with this easy 3-toon medley! .Teenager In Love .Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu .Gimme Some Lovin'
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Broadway-style original overflowing with positive lyrics! A great concert opener.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This original is dedicated to America Sings! so you know it has a positive message! Sing this song and make the world a little better!
ShawneeSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Other
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
One of my top 5 best-sellers, it's a soulful gospel setting of this great tune of compassion and caring. If you're looking for a standing ovation at the end of your concert, this is the one! It worked for Clay Aiken on American Idol and it brought down the house at Carnegie Hall! Very strong! NOTE: I was commissioned to do an SSAATTBB a cappella arrangement of Bridge Over Troubled Water for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Take a listen to the recording of this legendary 360 voice choir! Click on L
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
A simple and very groovy a cappella setting of this timeless folk song. Goes great with simple Afro-style choralography.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Popularized by Louis Prima and the Jive Aces (check them out on YouTube), this extra-happy swing tune will lighten up any room anytime, anywhere!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Love is alive and well on 42nd Street with this fun medley. Get ready to cuddle up! .Pretty Baby .Be My Little Baby Bumblebee .You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby Original publisher: HLPC 1990
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This fresh medley of Broadway hits is distinctively different! Perfect for a concert theme, you owe it to yourself and your singers to check this out! .Broadway Blast! .Lullaby of Broadway .42nd Street .They're Playing My Song .If My Friends Could See Me Now .Everything's Coming Up Roses
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Lights are bright in this big city, and baby, you look oh so pretty. Let's head downtown and have ourselves a ball... doin' the Broadway... Broadway Boogie!" This 40's swing-style original is perfect for jazz and show choirs. Add the hot Horn section and oo-la-la... irresistible!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
One of my first and best-selling let's-build-a-better-world compositions, it's an exciting gospel-rock chart with an outstanding choral "stack" near the end. Also recorded on: Colorado State University 1982 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
We'll rise and fall together... we'll weather ev'ry storm. We'll sing in merry measure; ever stronger than before. This rockin' Kirby original for men will rouse every audience!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Show Choir Alert! Whether you prefer Elvis' or Wynonna's performance of this 70's hit, this hard-drivin' rock and roll music vehicle will take you exactly where you want to go! Smokin' hot!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Liza Minnelli's smash hit gets an authentic Dixieland treatment with a Dixie- style vocal-band in the middle and an optional "kick-line" finale! Great as a theme for your entire concert!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This medley of 60's hits has proved to be popular. Opt. Horns add extra excitement. .California Dreamin' .Surfin' USA .Monday, Monday .Happy Together
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
Same best-selling Christmas original, only accompanied! Opt. Flute & Shaker.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
One of my best-selling original, a cappella, Christmas spirituals (follow-up to Jamaican Noel) with optional easy-to-sing solos. Listen to the recording and you'll hear my daughter, Holly (when she was 16 years old) singing the solos! She now team-teaches the choral program at Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, California with her equally talented husband, Ron! Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Younger singers and beginning adult choirs will really enjoy this powerfully persuasive original spiritual. In a modal setting with a driving gospel-rock Piano part, the simple vocal parts sound more advanced through carefully worked out Piano voicings. Strong!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This fab Beatles tune comes alive as a samba,-- non-stop energy from beginning to end!
Hal LeonardSAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Composed as a "thank you" and dedication to Moses Hogan, this rousing spiritual sends out a message of hope that is sure to lift every spirit. As black and as soulful as this white man could make it!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
I've loved this tune forever, in a 12/8 setting, so soulful! There's a touch of irony here... Elvis passed on near the time that this arrangement was published. I-Pak w/Horns included.
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
From "Showboat," arranged in a sweetly poignant way for women's choirs.
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
I've been recording my choral arrangements for several decades and this song sets the record for studio singers breaking down emotionally during the recording session. It took us five takes just to get through the ending. Get out your hankies,
UNC Jazz PressSATB
Full Perf.
With a written scat solo and vocalese text in the middle section, this swinging festival winner is challenging, but well worth the effort. I-Pak included. Original publisher: HLPC 1978
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Your younger singers will appreciate the fun lyrics and EZ voice-leading of this confectionary hit from the 70's. How sweet it is!
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KS Music
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
With alternating sections of 4/4 and 6/8, this well-crafted a cappella piece is suitable for concerts and festivals. Joyous, powerful and Easy-to-learn.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
With a calypso-style Piano underpinning, this song of praise is joyous throughout. The opt. Flute part adds some spice! Easy-to-learn.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Take your singers and audience on an ethereal fantasy island trip with this exotic Enya piece. Absolutely hypnotic... in a good way!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Head to the tropics this holiday season with this happy original. Delightful lyrics, catchy melodies in a festive calypso setting, and a hot ShowTrax CD make this one a fun choice for all age levels.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This exciting, original samba is all the fun in the sun you'll ever need! Great for Jazz and Show choirs.
Hal LeonardSSAA
Full Perf.
You asked for it and here it is,-- a heart-warming medley of carols especially chosen and arranged for SSAA a cappella voices. All parts get a chance to sing the melody. Great for caroling, too,-- it's a must-sing during the holiday season! .Coventry Carol .Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella .Silent Night .Ding Dong! Merrily On High
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
New uplifting lyrics in an a cappella jazz waltz put this unique arrangement in a class by itself. A best seller! Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
AlfredSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
What a blast to get to arrange these great Carole King tunes... a real crowd- pleaser! .The Loco-motion .Up On the Roof .It's Too Late .Smackwater Jack .Hi-De-Ho .That Old Sweet Roll .You've Got a Friend
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KS Music
Full Perf.
Nine familiar Catalan folk songs with an Introduction (Greeting) in a vocal jazz setting for your women's choral ensemble. In Catalonian *(English lyrics TBA). Available as a suite or individually. SSA voices and Piano w/opt. Guitar, Bass, Drums. Commissioned by Cor Vivaldi, Barcelona, Spain, Oscar Boada, Director 1. Greeting - Margarideta 2. La Dama di Arago 3. El Rossinyol 4. El Testament d'Amelia 5. Muntanyes Regalades 6. El Mariner 7. Canco del Lladre 8. El Tres Tambors 9. L'hereu Riera
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
If your idea of warm and fuzzy is somethin' furry-purry, search no farther! This 2-Pt. original is truly the "cat's meow"! It's EZ, with plenty of room for improvised cat calls. Feline has never been more fun!
Shawnee3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
In a 2-Pt. gospel-rock style, this arrangement is perfect for younger choirs or beginning high school choirs looking for something that's easy and soulful,-- a perfect introduction to the blues. (Also SEE SEE RIDER ...2-Pt. voices and Piano, I-Pak included... HLPC 1978)
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A tasty pop-rock wedding of two of the best melodic "hooks" of the 70's. Use this as an opener, a closer, or a concert theme. Powerful and optimistic!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
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"What better place is there to be... a place of hope where people can be free." This happy patriotic original reaffirms what makes America great... hard work, tolerance, shared goals and a loving heart. In a healthy Latin-rock setting with lots of movement possibilities and optional one-bar solos, the excitement continually boils over! Not your usual flag-waver.
AlfredSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
I've only wanted to arrange this Kool and the Gang piece for about 25 years. Finally! Can there be a better opening tune for a concert than this? Absolutely loaded with energy from beginning to end. Oo, this is fun!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Another in the Kirby Shaw Carol Series, this one combines the familiar "As Lately We Watched" text with a new melody derived from "Loch Lomond" to create a timeless work of beauty. Optional lyrical countermelody Violin or C Instrument.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Set in a dance-like triple meter, this Celtic-inspired concert/festival original would make a great processional to begin your concert or madrigal dinner. A simple chorus is sung 3 times with canonic imitation used in the contrasting sections. Recorder (or Flute) and Hand drum/Tambourine lends a Celtic flair. Unusual and easily learned. 2-Pt. Any Combination a cappella voices, opt. Alto Recorder, Flute, Tambourine, Hand Drum.
Sound MusicTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
Arranged for "Just 4 Kicks," this classic blues tune swings in a sassy way from beginning to end! You can't lose when you sing the blues, that's why Just 4 Kicks sings this at nearly every concert! Recorded on: Just 4 Kicks - Side by Side CD. Click on Listen Up!
AlfredSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A fun Dixieland setting of the Ragtime classic that's suitable for all ages. EZ "vocal band" section on repeat. Can you say "choreography/choralography"?
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Irving Berlin's music is one of my best friends! This one is no exception. It's a jazzy arrangement that works great with or without choreography. Hey, even Jazz Choirs will love this one! Make some room, Fred and Ginger!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Popularized by Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore back in the 1940's, this swingin' novelty is a perfect change of pace for your concert repertoire.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Uplifting and effective Kirby Shaw original for secular or sacred choirs.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
The first entry in my Food Series, this outrageous original sold over 50,000 copies in the first 3 months of it's introduction. It is lovingly dedicated to chocoholics! Good for all levels of choral skill.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Manhattan Transfer hit will put your choir on the jazz track to singin' and swingin' in close harmony. Hip 40's lyrics permeate this piece from engine to caboose, and don't miss the churnin', burnin' ShowTrax CD.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
The rock-style rhythm and melody will stay with you. Opt. echo choir mid- song. Joyous!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This up-beat Mariah Carey hit is chock-full of classic Christmas cheer!
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Eight familiar Catalan Christmas songs with an Introduction (Greeting) in a vocal jazz setting for your women's choral ensemble. In Catalonian *(English lyrics TBA). Available as a suite or individually - Fall 2014. SSA voices and Piano w/opt. Guitar, Bass, Drums. Commissioned by Cor Vivaldi, Barcelona, Spain, Oscar Boada, Director 1. Greeting - El Desembre Congelat (Icy December) 2. El Cant Dels Ocells (Carol of the Birds) 3. Les Dotze Van Tocant (Twelfth Hour Is Sounding) 4. L'Angel I Els Pa
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
EZ Caribbean-flavored celebration of the colors of Christmas. One of my favorite Christmas originals. Opt. Flute. Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Three delightful arrangements for the holiday season in three contrasting styles... a jazz waltz, a samba, and straight-ahead swing. Fresh and fun! .Carol of the Bells .Jingle Bells .We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
The swingin' Christmas tradition continues! .Go Tell It On the Mountain (swing) .The Holly and the Ivy (samba w/opt. Flute) .Silent Night (jazz waltz w/opt. Flute)
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
A very singable, light jazz/rock piece with sacred lyrics. One of my first Christmas originals. Not difficult. Bass, Drums included. Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1980 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
The one everyone knows and loves in an a cappella setting. Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
The one everyone knows and loves... not difficult to learn. Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
Co-written with Gayle Landess, a student of mine in the College of the Siskiyous Jazz Choir, this is an exceptionally nice, secular, light-rock Christmas piece with unusually poignant lyrics. Sweet! Guitar, Bass, Drums included. Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1979 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A fun folk song adaptation for younger choirs with five easy verses and that famous chorus with optional solos and a final descant... clear the floor!
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
This rousing concert/festival original guarantees excitement in rehearsals as well as performances!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Swingin' black-gospel all the way! Opt. Horns add even more fire power!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This smokin' vocal jazz barn-burner is easier than the tempo indicates! For that special soloist in your choir, the classic Jon Hendricks vocalese is an optional inclusion at the back of the octavo. Perfect for concerts or festivals.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A fresh treatment for a much-loved madrigal! The Dowland classic with a fresh "Swingle-esque" Piano accompaniment. Opt. Triangle.
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Straight-ahead vocal jazz at it's swinginest! A la Frank Sinatra, this is one of my favorite arrangements! I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
An upbeat tribute to one of America's finest lyricists. .Come Fly With Me .Love Is the Tender Trap .Time After Time
Hal LeonardSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
As a kid growing up in the 1950's, the Del-Vikings super doo-wop recording of this song was one of the first swingin' tunes I'd ever heard. It had a big impact on me. This a cappella arrangement is really easy to learn and lots of fun to sing!
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What a treat it was in 1976 to arrange this Del-Vikings 1957 hit for choral ensembles! I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
American Songbook medleys don't get better than this. Pay it forward! .Get Happy .Stormy Weather .It's Only a Paper Moon
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This arrangement of the monster 70's hit by Styx is unique and powerful. An easy opening tenor solo leads into the classic story-line verses and chorus. An added hot-Horn line adds more power.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
For any size church choir, this simple and powerful choral setting of the classic hymn tune is an ideal choice. Contemporary rhythmic underlays make this arrangement unique.
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
The book of Isaiah provides the text for this gently rhythmic and uplifting original designed especially for the 3-Pt. Mixed choir. An easy descant and opt. short, easy-to-sing solos add further interest.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This is one of my favorite "make the world a better place" originals. A gospel- rocker loaded with uplifting thoughts, it's an easy way to bring people together. Definitely a spirit-raiser and smile producer! Opt. Horns add extra drive to the rhythm section.
AlfredSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Two of Gloria Estefan's hottest hits of the 80's in one exciting new arrangement! Oh-eh-oh-eh! .Rhythm Is Gonna Get You .Conga
Hal LeonardSAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Originally written for my teen-age son... check it out! A little bit like Footloose, it'll make your guys shine!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
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One of those hard-to-find swingin' holiday tunes in a vocal jazz setting. Popularized by Louis Armstrong in the 1950's, the hip comic lyrics, opt. solo improv, shout chorus, and opt. hot-Horn accompaniment guarantee "a Yule that is cool"! Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
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Inst.
Younger singers will love singing this 2-minute, 5-verse crustacean folk tune. It's jam-packed with adventure! Each verse changes character/groove. Lotsa staging options. Audiences love this!
AlfredSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Zany renditions of familiar holiday carols,-- a perfect humorous addition to your holiday concert repertoire. .Tardy Bell .O Christmas Tree .When You Are Jolly .We Wish You a Tasty Fruitcake
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Fresh, up-beat treatment of an old classic ("rap" mid-section) with opt. vocal rhythms.
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Full Perf.
Adapted from Psalm 51, this original melody in triple meter captures the intent of this Biblical prayer for higher spirituality. Solo Lead Sheet with melody, lyrics, and chord symbols only.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Follow the fanciful adventures of this jungle denizen for an outstanding concert novelty selection and an audience favorite!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This tune from the Disney movie "101 Dalmations" is "dog-gone" fun to sing! Options in the center include: 1) singing along with the band, 2) doing a bit of choreography, or 3) letting the Piano player show off! Woof!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
At last, the all-time classic Julie London rendition for women's chorus! Haunting, torchy, powerful... all the superlatives fit here. Don't miss this guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
BHSSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
With or without the Cups hand-choreography, this lively hit from the movie Pitch Perfect will get everybody's attention!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A true country classic and a great change of pace for any concert.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Open your concert with this freshly arranged rock-'n-roll classic!
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A slow dramatic setting of the Alfred Lord Tennyson poem from my earliest days of choral composing. Haunting.
DAY BY DAYHal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
A relentlessly swingin', barn-burnin' festival winner! Choral shout chorus trades with hip solo vocalese 2nd time through... ow! I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
The sweetest, most gentle Henry Mancini waltz beautifully harmonized. Opt. Flute.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Another of my popular a cappella settings of favorite holiday tunes. This one's got a sprightly Caribbean flavor. Fun for everyone!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Dedicated to The Seattle Jazz Singers and their director, Frank DeMiero, this is straight-ahead swingin' vocal jazz at it's best! It features a shared melody, simple and effective counterpoint, a written-out solo vocaleze and an exciting finish.
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
If you liked KYRIE FOR OUR TIME, you'll love this concert/festival original. It's EZ-to-learn, with a simple descant, modal harmonies, and a strong rhythmic foundation. Opt. Hand Drum.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
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A delicious part of the Kirby Shaw Food Series. "I keep up my morale with banana royales, it's so sweet, I declare, when you're sayin' ahh, eatin' baklava or a custard-filled eclair!" This hilarious original will put everybody on sensory overload! EZ medium-groove pop-rock setting.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
This rousing a cappella spiritual never lets up. Lots of creative word-painting and definitely a fresh yet accessible approach to one of the great ones!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
In a driving rock style, your girls will love singing this classic spiritual.
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
After seeing Disney TV star, Zendaya sing this at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, I had to arrange it! A happy, contemporary hip-hop female empowerment tune!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Another of my popular a cappella settings of holiday favorites. This one's in a fun, light samba setting. SATB a cappella voices.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
As a Trumpet player and a lover of both Modern and Dixieland Jazz, I confess a strong and life-long prejudice in favor of this terrific medley of songs! .Basin Street Blues .Bill Bailey .After You've Gone .When the Saints Go Marching In
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This tune is a wonderful tribute to the "Big Easy." The opt. Dixieland combo adds an extra stamp of authenticity... sweet!
Hal LeonardSAB
TBB-TTBB
Other
Full Perf.
Inst.
Featured in the movie "Dirty Dancing", this is a sure-fire Show Choir winner! Particularly crowd-pleasing for guyz. And, it's easy! New voicing: SSAB. Original publisher: Alfred 1989
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Arranged with simple voice parts and no long phrases, this 5-minute mini- medley of dance classics is perfect for any choir that likes to move even a little bit! The contrasting styles of the 3 boy-meets-girl songs make for a light- hearted interplay that's irresistible. .Do You Want To Dance? .I Won't Dance .I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Keep them on the edge of their seats at Halloween or any time. Lotsa room for sound effects, this is spooky fun in a Fever-esque groove!
UNC Jazz PressSATB
Full Perf.
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My first barn-burner jazz choral composition, you can win a jazz festival with this one! I-Pak included. Original publisher: HLPC 1979 Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1979 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This great Dixieland standard is now available for choirs. It's a hoot!
Alfred2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Isn't it about time America's favorite 4-legged companions get a song of their own? This original is perfect for your younger singers.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
"On the street, there's no retreat... We're doin' it a cappella!" No matter where or when you and your singers choose to sing, this Kirby original will be ready for you!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
Full Perf.
This is a choral version of Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'" with the only approved lyrics available in 1978. You can easily substitute John Hendricks lyrics. This piece holds the record for slowest swing groove ever! I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of Cole Porter's best, specifically tailored for the men in your choir. Opt. cowboy verbal interplay on repeat makes this a very special arrangement. You can't miss with this!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Fleetwood Mac hit from the 70's has an up-beat text and rhythmic drive that'll work great in any decade. Opt. Horns add extra heat... expecially good for Show Choirs.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Got to have it ev'ry day, that's why you'll always hear me say: Don't stop... don't stop the music!" This driving, swing tribute to the joy of music-making is non-stop energetic fun!
DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPYHal LeonardSATB
SAB
Transcribed as close as possible to Bobby McFerrin's legendary recording, this is the real deal... authentic!
AlfredSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Straight from the 50's doo-wop a cappella tradition, put some "bop bop shoo wah-dee wah-dee" into your holiday concert offerings with this Kirby holiday original!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
From the 1920's, this works great in a medium swing vocal jazz setting. Not difficult.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Hot, hot, hot is the easiest way to describe this fiery Latino-style original. It's got non-stop action, a vocal stack, a hot Horn/rhythm track, and fun lyrics. Muy caliente!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
Designed to showcase that special soloist in your choir, this great old spiritual gets an upbeat a cappella update that even allows for an opt. audience sing/snap-along! Ideal as a closing number or encore. Listen to the Just 4 Kicks recording of this song on: Just 4 Kicks - Side by Side CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
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A simple and straight-forward swingin' arrangement of this classic gospel tune, and a best-seller.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Your younger singers will love the strong dramatic intensity of this folk song setting, and it has a very powerful but easy-to-play Piano part.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
You don't have to be a dancer to enjoy these great 80's tunes. This 11-minute medley can easily be broken up into shorter sections. Non-stop fun and excitement! .Flash Dance...What A Feeling .I Wanna Dance With Somebody .I Love Rock'n Roll .Let's Hear It For the Boy .Material Girl .All Night Long .Thriller .Footloose
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SATB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
In a fiery flamenco setting, Mother Nature's bad boy protests having to take the blame for all our bad weather. A one-of-a-kind original novelty.
AlfredSATB
SAB
SSAA
Full Perf.
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This is it! The tune I've wanted to arrange in an a cappella way for 30 years! One of the absolute romantic classics handled with loving care! Listen to Kirby singing this song on: It's About Time! CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
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Singing a Christmas tune with Latin/English lyrics has never been more fun than with this Cajun/Caribbean original. The catchy chorus alternates with 3 easy solos or small group verses set in a call-and-response pattern. Optional Hand Drum adds authentic Cajun rhythmic excitement. Check this one out! Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
From the TV show Fame, this is a super-medicinal music message in a driving rock style. Rousing!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
This early 90's Bryan Adams hit is a tender ballad that will touch everyone's heart.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This much-loved spiritual comes with a rhythm section! Two solos plus a super-exciting modulation to a higher key guarantees an exciting experience for everybody! Grab your Tambourine and raise the roof!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
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One of Billy Joel's best! An uplifting, hopeful message within a soulful black- gospel setting. Second verse is a solo feature. Soul-stirring! Bass, Drums included. Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1980 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
Done up a la Sing, Sing, Sing, this 20's classic never lets up! Great with or without choreography. Also recorded on: Connection - The UMKC Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This tune put Tears For Fears on the map. Put your choir on the map with this powerful swingin' and shufflin' 80's GLEE blockbuster!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Hot, Fast, and Now! This barn-burner is easier than the tempo indicates! Only a cuppla challenging chords in the whole piece, and there's room for opt. scat solos. Take this one to your jazz festival or anywhere you wanna get people excited!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Near the top of everyone's "teach-about-tolerance" song list, this Ray Stevens' hit from the 70's has been simplified for younger voices without sacrificing quality. Canonic imitation, shared melodies, and a catchy final vamp make this arrangement a valuable addition to your choral library.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
The title says it all! Just right for your younger singers, with upbeat lyrics, a cheery melody and a happy, 2-beat groove. EZ-to-learn. "Everything is possible if you try."
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
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A happy swingin' arrangement of an American classic with everything included: written-out scat solos, shout-chorus, contrapuntal activity, close harmony, and some witty original lyrics! Listen to Kirby singing this song on: It's About Time! CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Powerful Piano ostinati and opt. Drums support this dramatic festival/concert piece. Canonic imitation and sensible voice-leading aid the learning process. Strong, with a contrastingly peaceful mid-section!
ShawneeSATB
Full Perf.
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From the movie, "Rocky", this is power-rock all the way!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
A funky, 2-beat, hip-hop setting of this classic spiritual. Uniquely spirited!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
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This hard-drivin' 24-bar blues original is ideal for that special soloist in your choir. Moderate ranges with an easy, but powerful shout chorus, and it's FUNNY! Check out the recording. Also recorded on: Just 4 Kicks - Kick in the Pants CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
A wonderfully lyrical and uplifting new melody is partnered with this timeless hymn. Harmonies are fresh and inner parts are tuneful. Great any time of year.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
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This sequel to my highly successful BROTHERS AND SISTERS features a similar rock setting and positive uplifting values. Great for choreography and equally good for choir bonding early in the school year. Also recorded on: Concord - The CSU Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
TBB-TTBB
Other
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
A perfectly joyous way to open your holiday concert! This original is designed for divided choirs and works best with choirs distanced from one another. All parts are homophonic and can be learned quickly. Powerful! SSATBB, SSA, TBB a cappella voices. Also available: Full Performance with Piano CD. Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Have it your way" when you "make a run for the border" in this outrageous rock-and-roll tribute to Fast Food!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
And what "power" would that be? Why, Love, of course! Great with or without choreography, it's another rockin', original, concert opener/closer with uplifting lyrics!
ShawneeSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Call it pop or easy vocal jazz... this fresh treatment of the Simon and Garfunkle hit will add a unique taste to your concert programing. It's groovy!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Very easy choral fanfare for women.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
The title of this original says it all! Easy echoing double chorus sections a la Nystedt's "Cry Out and Shout."
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
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A perfect festival/concert choice for your jr. high mixed or ladies ensemble, it's an easy-to-learn but powerful song of praise. Opt. Hand Drum.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A la Peggy Lee's classic 50's rendition, this arrangement is so cool it's hot! Just as hot is the Horn accompaniment!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A 2-beat, light-hearted Show Choir setting of this Gershwin standard. Get your moves on!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
A just-for-fun setting of four rock-and-roll hits from the 50's. I know this stuff... I was there! .Little Bitty Pretty One .Sixteen Candles .Bony Moronie .At the Hop
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
This easy version of Steve Allen's tune describes the New York jazz scene of the 40's and 50's. A written-out scat solo and optional Horns makes it lots of fun. I-Pak w/Horns included.
Hal LeonardSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
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Possibly my most intensely dramatic, original spiritual, this soprano solo feature follows the Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego story in a way that will absolutely bring your audiences to their feet! Opt. Drum Accompaniment CD available from KS Music. Also recorded on: Connection - The UMKC Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
In a 2-beat Caribbean groove, this is a simple and heart-felt celebration of the birth of Jesus. Fresh and fun to sing!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Another in the Kirby Shaw Carol Series featuring fresh lyrical melodies wedded to meaningful texts. The two traditional lyric sets complement each other in delightful counterpoint to create a heavenly commentary on the birth of the Christ child.
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This is my Master Degree thesis from 1966. Powerful and dramatic choral settings of Psalms 47, 98, 100, 130, and 148. Not advisable for small choirs. SSAATTBB a cappella voices.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
No flash-in-the-pan, this is a groovin' update of the 80's classic. Inspiring lyrics, a great hook in a power-rock setting (including a burnin' Horn section). "Take your passion and let it happen" with this arrangement!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
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A fast, yet easy swing arrangement with hip 40's lyrics, riffin' in the middle, and a chord structure that makes improvisation accessible. I-Pak included. Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1979 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
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Listen Up!
A re-issue of the 1979 arrangement with additional voicings. A separate page includes optional riffs for use with optional scat solos. Very hip, and a smokin' arrangement! Listen to the Just 4 Kicks recording of this song on: Just 4 Kicks - Side by Side CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
I love this tune so much, I've arranged it 3 times! This time with a Latin-rock 4/4 treatment with blazing Horns that puts a new twist on this great American standard. A great change of pace for your concert programming.
FLY ME TO THE MOONSound MusicSATB
With a wild intro straight from the "2001" movie theme, this medium swing classic will take your choir where no choir has gone before! 2nd time through features 8 bar trades between roaring big-band choral and solo vocaleze... how hip can you be! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
FLY ME TO THE MOONUNC Jazz PressSATB
With a Count Basie big-band feel, this one's got a little of everything,-- canonic imitation, big-band fills, a shared melody, a shout chorus and solo vocalese, it's all here. And it's a cappella. Not for the faint of heart.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Few tunes in pop music make you want to move your feet like this Kenny Loggins’ hit from 1984. It burns, it churns, it’ll make you bop ‘til you drop. Don’t miss this chance to “cut loose”!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
This best-seller now has an added SSA voicing.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
As soulful a black-gospel arrangement as this white man could create, this beloved hymn rocks along in a slow 12/8 groove. Unique!
AlfredSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A great tune in a medium swing setting. 2nd time through features roaring solo/choir trade-offs with altered melodies (like you're supposed to do when you sing jazz!). Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Stevie Wonder hit from the 70's works great as a samba! It starts with simple unison lines and develops texturally to a roaring finish. You'll feel like you're flying! An optional 32-bar solo begins the 2nd time through and the Horn-laden ShowTrax CD really sparkles!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
This Kirby Shaw Carol exemplifies the best in what you've come to expect from this choral series,-- fresh original lyrical melodies wedded to age-old and much- loved texts. A heavenly commentary on the birth of the Christ child. Opt. Recorder/Flute/Violin.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Written in the aftermath of 9/11, this emotion-stirring patriotic song by Paul McCartney carries a gently insistent but powerful message about our world's inevitable progress toward human freedom. Perfect for a broad spectrum of social issues or any time inspiration is needed.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Freedom, freedom, hear the people cry!" An intensely dramatic testament to humankind's inalienable right to be free, this original will stir everyone's soul! Opt. Horns make the message even more compelling.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
(For Fred Waring's U.S. Chorus 1987) Powerful! & Patriotic! & Proud! with easy spoken solos mid-song.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
This solo feature, original, a cappella spiritual carries a gently insistent message about humanity's inevitable march toward the light of freedom. African chant- like in nature and perfect for Martin Luther King Day. Also applicable to other social issues... violence in all it's forms, hunger, homelessness, poverty. Very strong! Opt. Hand Drum.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This up-tempo J. Geils hit from 1981 is the perfect Show Choir selection. Non- stop action and so easy to sing, it's a hoot!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Follow our fearless amphibian as he winds his way through numerous adventures. Varied grooves for each adventure make this one a real crowd- pleaser! Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
From "Kiss Me Kate," a brisk Broadway opener/closer in a highly-charged samba setting. Hot!
AlfredSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This over-the-top arrangement has a little bit of everything,-- rap, rock-and- roll, a brief waltz-style rhythmic base, a little bit of Beach Boys, and a very hot accompaniment track! Many choral directors have told me that out of the many arrangements of this holiday hit, this one's their favorite! A best-seller! Listen to the recording! Original publisher: HLPC 2000, 2002, 2004
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Not the Beach Boys version, this is an easy-to-sing, steady-drivin' 4-beat Kirby original that is is a great selection for the end of the school year. Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardOther
Full Perf.
This zany original for 4-pt. speech chorus is about as close as a choir can get to having a food fight during performance! With John Jacobson choralography, the creative possibilities are as limitless as the appetites your choir will develop during rehearsal! EZ-to-learn. 4-Part speech chorus (Any Combination)
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
With numerous performance options, this festive and super EZ-to-learn original is perfect for Christmas concerts and celebrations. 2-Pt. Any Combination a cappella voices, opt. Tambourine, Hand Drum included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
SSAA
Full Perf.
Inst.
The perfect, powerful, and rockin' choice for the multi-generational choir. A truly inspiring original and a great concert opener/closer!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This wacky title song from the Disney movie is like no other! Jungle garb optional. Extra-effective for younger singers!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
This slow, soulfully-swingin' tribute to the great state of Georgia would make composer Hoagy Carmichael proud! Also recorded on: Concord - The CSU Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This is the great standard made famous by Judy Garland and done up in a style a la "Ease On Down The Road." Uniquely fun!
AlfredSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Gloria Estefan/Miami Sound Machine's monster hit is a perfect concert opener! Smokin',-- and great for choreography!
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
The Old West lives on with this irresistible men's feature. All parts share the melody before the tune's dramatic conclusion. A great change-of-pace concert selection, audiences love this!
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Patterned after the King Sisters 50's hit, this is slow swing at it's best. I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
Shees, what a fun medley. Don't pass this up! .Sincerely .Catch a Falling Star .Rock Around the Clock
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
One of my favorite arrangements for women's voices, this 12-bar blues, Tracy Chapman hit from 1997 will have your lady singers sounding powerfully soulful and in control! Lower vocal ranges are emphasized. Optional solos.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Here's your Show Choir opener/closer for any year! In a brash and sassy Broadway style a la New York, New York, this original features two unforgettable EZ-to-learn melodies with a bold Brass and rhythm section accompaniment. Just the song you need to "strut your stuff!"
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Aren't we lucky to have choral music-making in our lives! That's what this tune is all about. With a slight Latin-rock rhythmic flavor and upbeat lyrics, everybody will be happy!
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
An upbeat and contemporary 3-Pt. Mixed original with positive lyrics and an opt. descant for more power. It's easy and it's great for festivals and concerts. Opt. Hand Drum included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
An invigorating, contemporary sacred original with an opt. Trumpet trio.
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
An easy, 3-Pt. Mixed original celebrating Jesus' birth. Light rock groove.
Hal LeonardSAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This simple and joyous song of praise is set in an unhurried gospel-rock tempo, with a unison opening theme expanding to 3-Part harmony. The theme is re- stated in a variety of ways culminating in a final modulation w/opt. descant. Perfect for small church choirs. Modest ranges and an EZ melody,-- even the audience can sing along! Take a listen to this outstanding recording.
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Christmas angel messages can't be more joyous than this 5-pt. a cappella celebration. Powerful and dramatic! SSATB a cappella voices.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Your younger singers will dig the hauntingly powerful treatment of this popular spiritual which speaks to all ages about humanity's never-ending quest for freedom. The dramatic modal setting is enhanced by a shared melody (each part gets it's share) and a final descant. A real spell-binder!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
One of my best-selling Christmas arrangements, in a driving rock setting with an exciting "Vocal Stack." Many choral directors have told me they like this one better than all of the others. Joyous throughout! Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
From the haunting beginning bass line, it's clear that this is no ordinary setting of this timeless American folk classic. Optional solos... soulful!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
In a soulful, 12/8 black-gospel setting, this Irving Berlin classic will guarantee a standing ovation! I know from personal experience! The 2nd verse is a solo feature, then the choir comes back in for a dramatic finish! Great for any event! Did you know? - Irving Berlin specified that all royalties from the sale of this song go to the Boy Scouts of America... pretty cool! Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1979 CD, and on Concord - The CSU Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A dramatic, soulful arrangement a la Blood, Sweat, & Tears. This is as authentic as it can get!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Featured on GLEE, this choral adaptation of Charles Debussy's delightful Piano piece is a beautiful change-of-pace for your concert programming.
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Popularized by Sammy Davis, Jr., this swingin' arrangement starts out easy, developing gradually over four verses to an exciting final chorus. Upbeat lyrics and tuneful gospel-tinged melody will make everybody feel good! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
The Patience and Prudence hit from the 50's is chock-full of EZ-to-sing triads that will guarantee success for your young lady singers starting with their first rehearsal.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
This super-charged a cappella spiritual arrangement features two, EZ, short and soulful solos, two upward modulations, and a final descant. The rhythmic exuberance and rising dynamics jump right off the page!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
The freshly arranged and adapted spiritual is perfect for your girl's ensemble... positively!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This arrangement of the happy Beatles hit from the 60's stays true to the original. Nothin' but fun!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
A Kirby spiritual with a little bit of country - not difficult.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
As a teenager in the 1950's, I first heard this great Doo-Wop ballad on KSAN, the black radio station out of Oakland, California. It was love at first hearing!
GOODNIGHT, MY ANGEL (See LULLABYE)
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Uplifting and celebratory, this soulfully-arranged medley is the perfect way to end your holiday concert. Classic! .Go Tell It on the Mountain .Silent Night .Joy to the World
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Take a popular folk song, combine it with a brand new partner song and float it over a fun Piano accompaniment. The result? -- a perfect gospel-rock concert closer for your younger singers!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
This original Kirby spiritual thunders out it's uplifting gospel message! Powerful and perfect for any performance occasion!
GREAT JUBILATION (See JUBILATION)
AlfredSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
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Patterned after The Platters' hit!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This 1968 Creedence Clearwater arrangement is Southern-style rock-and-roll at it's best. Hotter than an August afternoon in a Louisiana swamp!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Popularized by The Young Rascals, this relaxed one-of-a-kind 60's a cappella rocker is a true walk in the park on a Sunday afternoon.
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Theme song for Guys Got 2 Sing choral workshops, this Kirby original celebrates what happens when a bunch of guy singers of any age get together to make music.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice exceedingly and be glad in it!" This original is perfect as a concert opener or processional. 2-Pt. Any Combination a cappella voices, opt. Hand Drum.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Pairing the familiar text from "All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name" with a bold new melody and lyrics, this is a powerful song of praise! Opt. Trumpets add brilliance.
ShawneeSATB
SAB
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An uplifting song about brother/sisterhood and the good that comes from working together for a common goal. Moderate pop-rock tempo, easy-to- learn, and great for graduation.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This 9-minute medley is jam-packed with feel-good possibilities set in a broad range of styles: 40's swing, a soulful ballad, a soft shoe setting, and even a rousing zip-a-dee-doo-dah march finale! Great for younger singers as well. .A Wonderful Day Like Today .Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive .Pick Yourself Up .I Whistle a Happy Tune .Happiness .Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
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The one everyone knows in glorious 5-part a cappella harmony!
AlfredSATB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
The title says it all! A spritely 2-beat dance piece a la "Puttin' On the Ritz."
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
One of the happiest tunes ever written, this easier Discovery Pop arrangement will keep your younger singers happy from the first rehearsal right through concert time! VoiceTrax CD
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
This may just be the best "goodbye song" ever written,-- Roy Rogers and Dale Evans signature sign-off song! The choir hums most of the way through the 2nd time providing the director a great opportunity to say farewell: "Well, Trigger, it's about time to round up the Conestoga wagons..." The "amblin" setting is complete with opt. coyote howls and horse whinnying. A sure-fire winner!
Alfred2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
I've loved this tune since childhood. (I try to hike in the Swiss Alps, Italian Dolomites, or California's Sierra Nevada mountains every year.) It's the cheeriest mountain song ever written and perfect for younger singers. The optional Clarinet obbligato adds an alpine flavor.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Look out! She's a mean one!... in a bluesy, brassy setting that drives all the way to the end!
Hal LeonardSATB
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
The traditional lyric with a brand new beat and melody from the Kirby Shaw Carols series is a unique change from the original.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
In a gospel style, this Christmas classic has never been so easy to sing soulfully.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
From the Discovery series, your younger singers will appreciate the humorous lyrics and swingin' melody. VoiceTrax CD
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
This take-down of the Pointer Sisters' hit takes a delightfully soulful look at a subject never covered by the media... shy boys! Your girls will love solving this romantic challenge!
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
In the style of my best-selling KYRIE FOR OUR TIME, this hauntingly powerful original is great for concerts and festivals, and can be learned quickly. The 4- note theme begins in Part 1, with each part adding parallel harmony on subsequent repetitions. A winner!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
This festive proclamation is an excellent concert/madrigal-dinner opener. Beginning and ending antiphonal choral fanfares surround a delightful fa-la section. Opt. Tambourine, Hand Drum and C Instrument (included) add to the merriment.
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
A positive, live-right message in a lively 2-beat setting with a simple "stackable" vocal band section makes this original a real winner... check it out!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This arrangement of the movie-musical hit by Louis Armstrong is a sure winner with or without your straw hat. There's room for an optional dance break or Dixieland band feature during the 2nd chorus. The fun never stops!
AlfredTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Your guys will love this ez-rockin' 60's classic popularized by Rick Nelson, John Fogarty, and Queen.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A Christmas-wish phone call to Santa's workshop goes awry, resulting in hilarity for all concerned! It's a rockin', fun and easy original.
Hal LeonardSAB
Full Perf.
A spell-binding, classic "Crosby, Stills, and Nash" tune with great text. The 3-Pt. harmonies are parallel. Truly a one-of-a-kind song and a definite contrast to anything else in your concert programming. Opt. Guitar included.
AlfredSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
From the opening choral pyramid, you'll know you're in for a fresh pop treatment of this great Gene Autry holiday classic. The rock-and-roll setting gives the arrangement a contemporary feel, and everyone shares the melody. Not difficult.
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
This uplifting Beatles tune in a fresh a cappella setting will make the sun shine even on a rainy day!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of the first choral publications with Hal Leonard that jump-started my vocal jazz arranging career, this was recorded in Chicago with the legendary Bonnie Herman (Singers Unlimited) singing lead soprano! I just about died and went to heaven witnessing the recording of this piece! I-Pak included.
AlfredSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
It's time to tango! From the Broadway musical "Pajama Game," American- derived tango tunes don't get more iconic than this one. Play it for humor or for any reason at all. It's a hoot!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
A fresh, swingin', and bluesy treatment of the Hank Williams classic, it's unlike any other. Original publisher: HLPC 1982 Also recorded on: Concord - The CSU Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Ay yi yi! Barry Manilow's classic has never sounded this hot! Pump it up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This swingin' holiday original is different than any Santa tune you've ever sung... check it out!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
The timeless classic from "Pajama Game" in an easy swing setting.
Alfred2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
The perfect "never, ever give up" choral arrangement for younger voices.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
High energy and good feeling permeate this fresh and ragin'-cajun treatment of Jackie Wilson and Rita Coolidge's pop hit. The "vocal stack" in the middle adds even more excitement! Great with choreography!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Original! Soulful! Inspiring! It's a gospel jazz waltz spiritual.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Stevie Wonder's legendary better-world hit gets a riveting, groovalicious update. I've wanted to arrange this piece for 30 years. This is one of my all- time favorite arrangements!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Steve Winwood hit from the 80's is soulful, high energy all the way! A unique song and arrangement and a sure-fire winner with or without choreography.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Part of a 6-tune The Sunday Singer collection, this accessible down-home gospel spiritual will have everybody in the room tappin' their toes and clappin' their hands! (Summer/Fall 2008 edition) ChoirTrax CD
AlfredSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A great tune for jazz/show choirs with lotsa movement possibilities. Thank you, Fats Waller!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Nat Cole 40's hit gives new meaning to the phrase "Hip, Hip, Hooray!" with hip lyrics and a simple melody that singers of all ages will enjoy! Includes a separate page of short melodic riffs that may be used either to feature individual choir sections, or as backups to solo scats. Check out the recording,-- I sang a sample scat solo for you!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Add some freshness to your holiday season with this original, rockin', a cappella Christmas spiritual. Joy-filled, with propulsive rhythms and an uplifting message.
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From early in my writing career, this Christmas original is set in a calypso style with Latin and English text. Festive! Original Publisher: Plymouth Music Co. 1975
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
Featured in the movie, "The Wedding Planner," this strong pro-female Wilson Phillips rock anthem will empower women of any age!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Popularized by Andy Williams, this wholesome and happy holiday arrrangement is loaded with Christmas cheer!
Hal LeonardSSAA
Full Perf.
Christmas goes to the tropics in this sprightly carol adaptation for a cappella women's voices. With an added fa-la-la chorus, a cool 2nd alto bass line, fresh harmonies and an optional solo feature on the 2nd verse, a festive experience is guaranteed! Opt. Shaker included.
Hal LeonardSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
In a lively a cappella samba setting, this arrangement will surely light up your holiday concerts!
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Part of a multi-arranger collection of Christmas favorites, this carol is in a simple calypso setting with opt. Shaker. (included)
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Holiday doo-wop has never been this much fun!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
"Home on that rock and I'm never gonna leave it"! A best-selling and spirited gospel original. Don't miss this one! Also recorded on: Colorado State University 1982 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
It's a medium swing arrangement of the Fats Waller classic just for the ladies!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
Straight-ahead vocal jazz setting of the Fats Waller classic with an opt. Dixieland combo for extra sparkle. Sweet and sassy! Check out the recording! Listen to the Just 4 Kicks recording of this song on: Just 4 Kicks - Side by Side CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
This driving a cappella original is great for festivals. Don't miss it!
Word MusicSATB
Full Perf.
Contemporary Christian anthem for the Easter season w/opt. children's chorus. Inspirational!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This swingin' country-style Toby Keith holiday novelty is a great change-of-pace for your holiday concert. Santa, start your engine!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
The high-energy, rockin' Elvis hit from the 50's for your younger singers has unisons and simple harmonies throughout, with an EZ honky-tonk Piano solo in the middle, and fun doo-wop vocal backups!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
SSAA
Full Perf.
Undying love and commitment is front and center in this gorgeous a cappella, Irving Berlin arrangement. Varied choral textures and luscious harmonies. Yummy!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
"How long will it be
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
"Dogs, dogs... what wonderful pets!" Two original partner songs added to the familiar pop melody make this kid's song really special! There's even some room for baying and barking!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This rootin'-tootin' bunch of cowboy tunes ain't no ordinary medley! It's rip- roarin' fun from beginning to end with lotsa optional solo-singin', dancin', costumin' possibilities. Guaranteed to light everybody's camp fire! Yahoo! .The Old Chisholm Trail .Jingle Jangle Jingle (I Got Spurs) .Buffalo Gals .Cripple Creek .Mule Train .(Ghost) Riders in the Sky .Happy Trails
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A stirring gospel-tinged arrangement for any patriotic setting.
Hal LeonardSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
From the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" , this award-winning American roots music classic is incredible. With lots of optional solos, simple choral responses and an authentic-sounding ShowTrax CD with Mandolin, Banjo and Guitar, you owe it to your singers to stretch their stylistic savvy with this one-of-a-kind gem. The recording is a must-listen! Opt. Violin.
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An energetic, a cappella setting of this traditional spiritual! Solo with SATB a cappella voices.
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
I've wanted to arrange this song for a long time. Finally! In a hot Latino setting with awesome Horn accompaniment, this one will work well for Jazz, Pop and Show Choirs.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
SSAA
Full Perf.
Inst.
This all-time standard has been arranged every which way but this! Not for the timid, this great arrangement is in a medium swing setting with close harmony and a wailin' big-band style choral "shout chorus" finale. Let your Jazz Choir roar!
I CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU (See CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE)
UNC Jazz PressSATB
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My tribute to the Count Basie band and Quincy Jones' arrangement, it's slow rockin' swing all the way! (Hmm... what would Hank Williams say about this?) I-Pak w/Horns included. Original publisher: HLPC 1976
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Straight-ahead vocal jazz, and a great classic tune!
AlfredSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
You can't miss with this 60's hit as performed by The Mamas and the Papas. And, it'll work for all age levels. I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
From "Les Miserables", this iconic ballad is now available in a dramatic and emotional a cappella setting. It helped Susan Boyle achieve stardom, and it can do the same for your choir!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Two Gershwin classics intertwined in an exciting South-of-the-Border setting. This could be used as a concert theme. Fresh! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Written for the opening of a Texas Music Educators convention, this pro-music rocker celebrates the gift of music in each of us!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
From "Annie Get Your Gun," with some of the hippest chords in all of Irving Berlin's music, this great 2-beat, swing tune from the 1946 musical is as happy as happy can get! EZ-to-learn and laced with gratitude!
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Easy, swing, gospel setting in support of Martin Luther King's inspiring dream for a better world! Guitar, Bass, Drums included. Original Publisher: Scott Music Publications 1983
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
A great Ray Noble tune in a relaxed, swing setting with a 32-bar solo vocalese 2nd time through. Great for festivals or concerts! I-Pak included. Also recorded on: Colorado State University 1982 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
Full Perf.
From "The King and I," this overlooked Rodgers & Hammerstein classic is the perfect a cappella ballad for your next concert. With two easy solos at the beginning, the lush harmonies, beautiful melody and emotional text will bring your audience to tears. Yummy!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
With lyrics by Gayle Landess, a singer in our College of the Siskiyous Jazz Choir, this one is arranged with Horns and rhythm in the style of Chicago's "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is." I-Pak w/Horns included.
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Dedicated to my daughter's beginning ladies choral ensemble, this timeless folk song features careful voice leading and is arranged for success.
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"Bam! Boom! Bang! Dancing to the music! Bam! Boom! Bang! Free as we can be!" With or without moves, this hot Latin original will get everybody's attention! I-Pak wHorns included.
I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOUSound MusicSATB
Popularized by Peggy Lee, Diana Krall, and many others, this Northwest favorite should be in every jazz choral library! A roaring Basie-style shout-chorus makes this arrangement extra special! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
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The Roaring 20's come to life in this ragtime original. Two energetic partner songs are combined with the classic Dixie tune Ja-Da to create a toe-tapping experience for everyone. And check out the real-deal Dixeland band!
I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOUSound MusicSATB
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Inspired by Carmen McRae's rendition of this Great American Songbook standard, this medium swing setting stays firmly in the swing pocket from beginning to end! A 16-bar choral big-band shout chorus adds to the fun! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
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This powerful Dusty Springfield hit from the 60's is perfect for your SSA ensemble... a definite attention-getter!
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Co-written with Gayle Landess, a student at College of the Siskiyous who sang in our Jazz Choir, this tune was the Soundsation Jazz Camp theme song for many years. And, it was recorded by Mark Murphy (go to Kirby Who? - Timeline). A true vocal jazz classic for jr. high through college. Optional Horns included. Original publisher: HLPC 1977, 1982.
Hal LeonardSATB
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This lovey-dovey one-of-a-kind word-reversal song from the 40's is such a hoot! A perfect guy-girl tune.
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In 1975, Roger Emerson was a music student of mine at College of the Siskiyous in Weed, California. He and I co-wrote this piece. Somewhat reminiscent of Chicago's "25 and 6 to 4," the churning rhythm section propels this arrangement along nicely! I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardSATB
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The title says it all! This upbeat, pop-rock original is a declaration of the power of music. Easy and effective for all age levels.
Hal LeonardSATB
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Inspired by Mariah Carey's re-make of the 1984 Journey hit, this gospel-infused arrangement will stir the souls of all within hearing distance!
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A swingin', easy-to-sing, 3-Pt. Mixed original in the style of Peggy Lee's "Fever." Guitar, Bass, Drums included. Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1980 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
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This timeless Beatles love song works wonderfully in an a cappella setting. Sing it anywhere, any time!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Steven Curtis Chapman's song of love and commitment will put "a hurt" on your hankie. Touchingly poignant lyrics and a wonderful melody in a slow 4/4 pop- rock setting. So sweet!
Hal LeonardSATB
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A fitting tribute to Whitney Houston. Very emotional.
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This 1935 classic has stood the test of time and works great in a medium tempo jazz setting. The center of the arrangement opens up for improv followed by a kickin' vocalese shout chorus. Fred and Ginger would love it! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
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Heartfelt music from Point of Grace. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
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Along the lines of my arrangement of BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER, this heartfelt gospel-tinged original is sure to please. Great for graduation or a concert closer.
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Written in 1980 for my wife-to-be Markita, this tender romantic ballad pretty much sums up my love for her. Solo feature with choir chorus.
Hal LeonardSSAA
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Ladies will love the lush harmonies and dreamy setting of this timeless classic ballad. Take note, the melody is shared between soprano 1 and alto 2... ooo!
Hal LeonardSATB
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A song recorded by nearly every great jazz singer, this swingin' arrangement belongs in every vocal jazz library! Not too tough, with an optional solo in the middle.
I'M COMIN' HOME, BABYSound MusicSATB
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Composed/recorded by legendary jazz flautist Herbie Mann and re-recorded recently by Michael Buble, this 12-bar minor blues progresses from a crisp jazz- rock groove through an EZ swingin'/wailin' choral middle section (opt. improv) and back again. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
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Listen Up!
A classic from the early 40's with thoughtful lyrics and a sweet melody, this lush close-harmony arrangement is so romantic! Listen to Kirby singing this song on: Kirby Shaw - The Other Side CD. Click on Listen Up!
I'M GONNA LOCK MY HEART (and Throw Away the Key)Sound MusicSATB
My inspiration for this chart came from Carmen McRae and Etta Jones. Set in a medium swing groove, the 2nd time through features a big-band style shout chorus alternating with a solo vocaleze. Dedicated to Cal State University at Long Beach's Pacific Standard Time, Christine Helferich-Guter, Director, this one will get everybody's attention. Feature this in your concert or festival! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
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Your younger singers will love this original, rockin' spiritual. Burnin' energy throughout!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
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With or without choreography, your ladies will really shine when singing this happy, 2-beat American standard.
Hal LeonardSATB
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The ultimate rhythmic challenge for Jazz choirs,-- slow swing! This is bluesy and soulful Duke Ellington all the way with a dramatic vocal shout-chorus guaranteed to increase the heat index. Listen to Kirby's recording of this song on: It's About Time! CD
Hal LeonardSATB
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The Fats Domino classic in a hot vocal jazz setting. Take this one to your festivals!
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Barbershop Harmony's taking some new directions! Check out this Jason Mraz 2008 hit (76 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100) in a distinctive a cappella setting!
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The Gershwin standard done up just right for women.
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Another Irving Berlin gem,-- how did he write so many winners for so many years... amazing! This arrangement is a treat to sing no matter what the temperature is outside! Swingin', but not difficult.
Hal LeonardSATB
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A soulful pro-music hit popularized by Kiki Dee and Thelma Houston back in the 1970's, this is one of my all-time favorite arrangements. Relentless rhythm and melodic and lyric intensity so hot you can build your entire concert around it!
Hal LeonardSATB
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All the things you hope for in a vocal jazz arrangement are here: appropriate swing rhythms, occasional counterpoint, altered and enhanced melodic lines, a wailing shout-chorus, and a happy feeling throughout. It's a festival winner.
AlfredSATB
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This kickin' selection from the Great American Songbook harkens back to Frank Sinatra but with a Kirby twist!
Hal LeonardSATB
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From "Guys and Dolls," this Frank Loesser classic swings from beginning to end!
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From my studies with Gerald Kechley at the University of Washington. A beautiful short polyphonic setting of David Ross' Greek legend-related cautionary poem.
AlfredSATB
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The classic love ballad in an a cappella setting with simple solos and dreamy harmony... ahh.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
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What follows CHOCOLATE and PIZZA in the Kirby Shaw Food Series? Why, of course, ICE CREAM! This scrumpdillyiciously-easy, 2 Pt. novelty has become a favorite with butterfat brigades everywhere! Lotsa staging possibilities.
Hal LeonardSATB
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Oooo, is this the best love song of the 70's or what? A lush a cappella setting of the Bread hit, with poignantly tender lyrics and a sweet melody.
Hal LeonardSATB
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From "Camelot," one of Lerner & Loewe's best, and featuring some of the finest lyrics I know, this a cappella setting literally bursts with romantic adoration! One of my top 5 favorite a cappella arrangements! Optional soprano and alto solos. Also recorded on: Encore! Without a Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Start sighing now, from "Carousel", this is one of Rodgers & Hammerstein's best in an unabashedly romantic a cappella setting.
Hal LeonardSATB
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Listen Up!
Straight-ahead vocal jazz at its finest! Thanks, Duke!
IN A MELLOW TONESound MusicSATB
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Arranged to feature that special soloist in your choir, take this swingin' Ellington classic to your nearest vocal jazz festival. Guitar, Bass, Drums included. Listen to Kirby's recording of this song on: Kirby Shaw - The Other Side CD. Click on Listen Up!
AlfredSATB
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What a treat to arrange these great songs! You'll love With a Song In My Heart as a samba. .Falling In Love With Love .This Can't Be Love .My Funny Valentine .With a Song In My Heart
Hal LeonardSATB
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This carol features two lyrically original melodies wedded to two timeless texts. A beautiful change of pace for your holiday programming.
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This great Earth, Wind, and Fire classic was more recently featured in the movie Drum Line. So funky! And there's even an opt. Drum line feature included... the first of its kind!
Sound MusicTBB-TTBB
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As performed by "Just 4 Kicks", this barn-burner will get everybody's attention! And feel free to make up lyrics to suit your location... we do! Recorded on: Just 4 Kicks - Kick in the Pants CD
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Designed as a barn-burner closer for concerts and festivals, this one swings at a lightning-fast tempo! There are a couple of cool solo vocalezes the 2nd time through, as well as a quasi-calliope section near the end! Unusual festival winner! Guitar, Bass, Drums included. Original publisher: HLPC 1982. Also recorded on: Colorado State University 1982 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Set in the lyrical style of my popular SILENT NIGHT, the timeless text with a new melody captures the ethereal wonderment of the Christ child's birth.
Hal LeonardSATB
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Take a great 40's classic, add tasty contrapuntal vocal lines, hip melodic and rhythmic alterations, lotsa textural variation, and a gassy shout-chorus and you've got Vocal Jazz at it's finest!
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A heart-felt tribute to one of the true legends of American popular music! It's hot... it's cool... it's everything you'll need for a concert finale! Opt. Horns make it even more exciting! .Take the "A" Train .Mood Indigo .Satin Doll .It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Hal LeonardSATB
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From "The Pink Panther" movie, this Michael Buble hit has all the Latino fire your pop/show choir needs!
Hal LeonardSATB
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The perfect a cappella follow-up to "When I Fall In Love." Lush, but not difficult.
Hal LeonardSATB
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It's a timeless love song from the pen of Rodgers & Hammerstein, done as a light and EZ samba. Vocal jazz purists tell me "It's right in the pocket!" If you liked SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES, you'll love this one!
Hal LeonardSATB
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From the musical, "Hello Dolly," this tender a cappella ballad is simply stunning!
Hal LeonardSATB
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"If you want to build a bridge, it starts in the heart." In an easy-going African 4-feel, this uplifting song from Disney's "Jungle To Jungle" is truly inspirational. Value-laden, and suitable for all ages with an opt. Flute/Flugelhorn.
Hal LeonardSATB
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This 7-minute medley is the perfect theme for your next pop concert. My daughter met her future husband while singing in a theme park show with this title, so you know my motivation for this one is really strong! .It Takes Two .I'm Happy Just to Dance With You .How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You .Everlasting Love
Hal LeonardSATB
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From "State Fair," as a Samba!... it's a grand way to open your concert!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Loaded with New York City Rhythm and happy lyrics, this Barry Manilow hit from the 70's can't miss. Highlighted with an authentic Latino-style vocal stack and optional hot-Horn section, well... ya gotta love it! Great with or without choreography.
Hal LeonardSATB
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It's my jazzy, original best!... educational, challenging, and worth the effort.
Hal LeonardSATB
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A beautiful tribute to this American musical icon... yummy! .It's De-Lovely .Always True to You in My Fashion .In the Still of the Night .From This Moment On
Hal LeonardSATB
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One of my favorite swingin' choral arrangements from the Great American Songbook. I love this tune and this arrangement shows it!
AlfredSATB
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This Roaring 20's, ragtime original just begs for choreography! Short phrases allow you to sing and dance effectively at the same time! An opt. but very real Dixieland band accompaniment redefines "23 Skidoo!"
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For ladies only, a la The Weather Girls, this power-packed 80's hit is relentlessly energetic and aggressively lyrical... Pow!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Move over, Elvis! This swingin' arrangement is great with movement, and don't overlook the TBB.
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This humorous, authentically Latino-flavored original tells you all you need to know about the power of spicy peppers! Hot, hot, hot!
Hal LeonardSATB
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This is my best-selling a cappella Christmas original. Caribbean rhythms and Jamaican-style lyrics a la Harry Belafonte make this an irresistible arrangement for choirs and concert audiences! EZ-to-learn. Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up! Also recorded on Connection - The UMKC Jazz+Show Choir CD (go to Music! Music! Music! - The Vinyl Collection).
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
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My best-selling Christmas original, this time with a Piano accompaniment. Four fun solos and a great hook make it a "must-sing!" Opt. Shaker.
Hal LeonardSATB
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The rajunest-cajunest arrangement you'll ever find of this Hank Williams classic, it's ultra-easy to learn and so much fun to sing. The middle section opens up for a road-house-style Piano solo with an optional foot-stompin, thigh-slappin' dance break choreographed by John Jacobson. Grits and gravy, folks, tuck this puppy into your choir folder ASAP!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Listen Up!
Possibly the Manhattan Transfer's most charming and cleverly delightful pop hit in an a cappella setting! Also one of my best-selling arrangements, and a proven audience-grabber! Great for Barbershoppers as well. Also recorded on: Encore! Without A Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
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The Manhattan Transfer hit simplified, and with a rhythm section! A sure-fire winner with audiences! VoiceTrax CD.
Hal LeonardSATB
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Dixieland-style choral arrangements can't get happier than this rousing 2-beat musical celebration! Great with or without choreography.
Hal LeonardSATB
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Arranged as an easy introduction to vocal jazz, this great standard from the 40's is as fresh today as it was then. Simple riffs make swingin' easy! Opt. written- out scat solo included.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
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Introduce the Classics to your younger singers with this immortal melody by J. S. Bach. Simple harmonies stand between and beside the lovely running Piano counter-melody. A great way to teach "arched rainbow" phrases!
Hal LeonardSATB
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A swingin' arrangement you can sing anywhere this holiday season!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
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For younger singers, persuasive vocals and a powerful Piano accompaniment give an exciting new perspective to the saga of the "steel drivin' man." The excitement just builds and builds with this proven festival winner!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Listen Up!
Make a statement about the futility of war with one of my most dramatic a cappella choral arrangements. Soprano solo feature for the 1st two verses. Riveting! Also recorded on: Encore! Without A Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Another one of my popular, swingin' a cappella settings of favorite holiday tunes. Finger-snappin' is allowed!
Hal LeonardSATB
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One of my best-sellers, this arrangement is unlike any you've heard, with three underlying rhythmic threads propelling the piece throughout. This tune brought down the house in Carnegie Hall! Good for all age levels.
Hal LeonardSATB
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From Enya's recent Christmas album... gentle and absolutely captivating!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Listen Up!
Rockin', original, concert-opener with a happy message. Also recorded on: Connection - The UMKC Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
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This original, wordless expression of joy-through-music is unique and truly exciting to perform!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Another one of my unique and exciting wordless originals written to express joy-through-music!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Three Dog Night's all-time most-popular tune in a joyously rockin', fun-filled setting! Good for all age levels. Start rockin'!
Hal LeonardSATB
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This arrangement takes the familiar Isaac Watts text and propels it into the 21st century with a powerful new melody! Opt. Trumpet trio adds to the festivity. Guaranteed to put a smile on every face!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Listen Up!
One look at this piece and you'll know why "all o' God's children make a joyful noise." It's an exciting original a cappella spiritual. Optional solos and moderate voice ranges. Also recorded on: Encore! Without A Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
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A fresh contemporary Christmas original with lots of infectious rhythm that will get your congregation ready to celebrate!
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From the Discovery Concert Series, a Caribbean-style wordless singing celebration for younger voices. You'll love the hot VoiceTrax CD.
Hal LeonardSATB
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A very easy original employing strong canonic imitation, with opt. treble choir addition. 2-parters, take note! And check out the high-quality recording!
JUBILATE DEOHal LeonardThis easy a cappella concert/festival piece will make any girls choir sound great!
Hal LeonardSATB
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This outstanding concert-opener is one of my first arrangements for Show Choir. It's easy and highly energetic gospel-rock. Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1979 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
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Re-popularized recently on GLEE, this heavy-hitting Van Halen classic never lets up! Easier to assemble than the Alfred arrangement and needing no small group for performance. It's powerful, persuasive and too much fun!
Hal LeonardSATB
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A great blues classic with a shout chorus and a flexible form that gives you the choice to make it easy or more difficult. I-Pak included.
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You requested a Beginning level teaching-tool for Vocal Jazz and here it is! These three EZ-to-learn, fun-to-sing originals provide you with the musical building blocks you need to introduce your singers to the most American art form of all... JAZZ! The ShowTrax CD is an absolute must for stylistic imitation. Each piece comes complete with concise explanations of terms and simple listening assignments to faciltate learning. Doo dot dow! Listen to the recording! .Blues, Blues, Blues .Riff City .
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
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The series continues with three more easy songs in varied grooves, designed to help singers learn how to sing jazz! Listen to the recording! .Blue Notes .Teach Me to Swing .Scat Like That
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
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The third in the series gives you more building blocks to learn how to sing jazz. The ShowTrax CD is a must-have and besides, it'll make you sound awesome! Check it out! .Jump, Jive and Jam! .Schoolhouse Blues .A La Mode
Hal LeonardSATB
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One of the truly great gospel songs, this is arranged in a slower, deliciously soulful swing-style with an optional Dixieland band! Developing from an opening rubato vocal solo with Piano, textures then vary and key centers rise to a rousing final chorus. Inspiring!
Hal LeonardSATB
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From "Bells Are Ringing," this is straight-ahead medium swing vocal jazz at it's finest! 2nd time through features the choir singing 8-bar shout-chorus sections alternating with solo vocalezes. Swing to your heart's content!
Hal LeonardSATB
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The Billy Joel testimonial done as a samba, retains all the romantic warmth of the original and adds a hot Latin rhythmic underlay, including optional burning Horns! Effective with Piano only or with the whole nine yards! Wow!
Sound MusicSATB
You won't need a rhythm section for this a cappella solo feature, it's built in. Also built in is a very hip shout chorus. Sing this one on "12th Street and Vine" or anywhere! Click the song title to hear the recording we made with Kansas City blues singer, Ida McBeth!
Hal LeonardSATB
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As performed by Point of Grace, the beginning of this tune starts quietly and then explodes into a powerful rock setting. Your singers will never tire of this soulful melody and hopeful message.
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Dedicated to John Jacobson's America Sings! 1995, this rockin' original erupts from a quiet beginning into a joyous and uplifting call to inspired action in our daily living! Great for a concert closer, Martin Luther King Day, or any time! One of my all-time favs!
KING OF LOVE MY SHEPHERD IS, THEEmail
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A lovely setting of the much-loved Henry Baker text. In a lilting and uplifting 6/8 tempo, this is an anthem that can be learned quickly. Effective just about any time on the church calendar. SATB voices and Piano. Also available for medium range solo with Piano.
Hal LeonardSATB
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From Disney's "The Little Mermaid," it's a mellow but rhythmic winner. The bass section provides the easy-going Caribbean bass line underneath a homophonic setting. Guyz groups,-- check out the TTBB!
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Whoa, is this one hot! A contemporary update of this late 60's classic features soulful lyrics and melody, screaming Horns, and driving rhythm... fun for all!
Hal LeonardSSAA
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SSAA a cappella groups take notice... this one's for you! Beginning with an alto solo, moving to a duet in the 2nd verse, an optional trio 3rd verse and a triumphant SSAA 4th verse, the timeless meaning of this spiritual is captured in an unusual way. Optional Hand Drum and simple vocal percussion add a quiet intensity.
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An original best-selling concert/festival piece custom-designed for 3 Pt. Mixed and SSA voices, it's hauntingly beautiful, and easy-to-learn.
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Your women's ensembles will love this 3-fer musical tribute to Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, and Peggy Lee. .Stormy Weather .God Bless the Child .Fever
AlfredSATB
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A la the recent Tony Bennett/Lady GaGa recording, this swingin' rendition of the American classic should be in every choral library.
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Talk about a fun tune! This 2-beat Cajun-flavored original is a great opener for a Show Choir or any choir looking to have a good time! Fresh and exciting! Check out this recording!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
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A simple and powerfully stated Latin/English text with strong harmonies, exuberant rhythms, a final descant, and opt. Shaker. It's a fresh and irresistible concert/festival original!
AlfredSATB
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What a fun, slightly doo-woppish a cappella setting of this American classic!
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Calling all Show Choirs! This tune from "VictorVictoria" is a "must" for your repertoire!
Hal LeonardSATB
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An EZ-to-learn gospel-rock Kirby original that will rock the house!
Sound MusicSATB
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There's more to Bobby Troup than Route 66! This hip little medium tempo gem swings from beginning to end, with an original Kirby vocalese for the wailing shout chorus. If John Pizzarelli likes it, so will you! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
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This 5-minute collection is the perfect EZ-to-learn medley for your guys. .I Want to Hold Your Hand .Yesterday .She Loves You
Hal LeonardSATB
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Modern in concept and written as part of my Doctoral work at the University of Washington, this one's inspired by Samuel Barber's Adagio For Strings as well as the thoughtful Emily Dickenson poem.
Hal LeonardSATB
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A Beatle tune with a fresh gospel treatment, starting with solo voice and Piano, progressing to a 2nd verse duet, and finishing dramatically with the whole choir.
Hal LeonardSATB
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This arrangement helped jump-start my vocal jazz arranging career. I loved the souful 12/8 melodic feel of this tune, so it was a natural choice. Written-out Trumpet solo in the middle.
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You'll really enjoy "gettin' after" this Charlie Daniels country rock hit. There's room for some boot-scootin' choreography as well.
Hal LeonardSATB
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Here's a sure-fire show/pop opener for your entire year! Unabashedly enthusiastic, with up-beat lyrics and a driving rock groove. The "vocal stack" and optional hot Horn section add extra power.
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Perennially popular swingin' big-band style, it's perfect for the holiday season. Lots of playful interplay between Piano and choir with a duet feature in the middle. Lots of octave and 2-Pt. writing with color chords for varied textures!
Hal LeonardSATB
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From "A Chorus Line," this is high-class Broadway-style energy all the way!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Feature your ladies in this powerful spiritual, perfect for concerts and festivals. A definite hall-hummer!
Hal LeonardSATB
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This heavy-duty rock original is a perfect show choir opener! Reeeeeally powerful! "Don't stay home tonight!"
Hal LeonardSATB
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This happy original is just too much fun! More tropical than a dozen banana boats and more festive than a festival, remaining motionless while singing is impossible!
Hal LeonardSATB
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This Carly Simon hit is undiluted inspiration throughout! Powerful!
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Listen Up!
This is my very first Show Choir original with my very first choral "stack" (a repeated section with each part (SATB) adding their own melody, which makes the piece sound much harder than it is). Positive gospel-rock. Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1980 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Easy-drivin' swing throughout with a roaring shout chorus, this vocal jazz arrangement, the first I ever did for Hal Leonard, jump-started my vocal jazz choral arranging career! I patterned it after Carmen McRae's hipper-than-hip recording. The next year our College of the Siskiyous Jazz Choir was privileged to perform this arrangement at the National Association of Jazz Educators Convention with Carmen sitting in the 2nd row! Eight bars into the tune she realized that my arrangement was a tri
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
What better way for your women's choral ensemble to celebrate the joys of singing than with this energetic original. The dance-like 6/8 piece begins and ends with 2-bar fanfare-like soprano motives in triads with altos echoing. The middle section uses parallel lower register SSA triads in quieter dynamic levels, gradually building back to beginning intensity levels. Logical voice-leading and modal interplay make this sound more difficult than it is. It's perfect for concerts and festivals! Opt.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
At last, a black-gospel setting and the title says it all! A best-seller, and more soulful than all the others. Very strong!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Arranged in the style of Kirby's Bridge Over Troubled Water and dedicated to Steve Zegree's Singing Hoosiers, this soulful arrangement will bring the house down!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
If you're looking for a deliciously soulful setting of one of the great gospel songs, look no farther! Beginning with a rubato solo-with-Piano, it develops through two more verses to a full-blown final verse complete with optional Dixieland band! Truly inspiring!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Let love take wing from the songs you sing! Oh let your voice... let your voice be heard!" A timely message and a strong 4/4 Afro-rock setting make this original an excellent programming choice.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of the slyest, most humorous Cole Porter tunes ever! This one features a 2nd verse faux-Julia Childs soprano solo, best sung by a guy! In a down and dirty 12/8 groove!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This classic song worked great for Fred and Ginger and it'll work great for your choir!
LET'S GET AWAY FROM IT ALLSound MusicSATB
SAB
This arrangement will cure anything that ails you! The Sinatra-esque opening leads to the choir trading roaring "fours" with a solo vocalese the 2nd time through. Great for festivals/concerts. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
J Lo's rockin' Latino hit. Start your concert with this one! Great for choreography!
ShawneeSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Earth, Wind, and Fire classic is great for Show Choirs. It's hot, it's rhythmic, and it's right for you!
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Recently featured in "Jersey Boys," and popularized by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and by Manhattan Transfer, your men's ensemble will love this one. A fun message with infectious rhythms throughout.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
From "We Haz Jazz," co-written with John Jacobson, this is a great vehicle for introducing vocal jazz to your younger singers. EZ riffs in the middle add to the fun!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A la We Are The World, this theme song from "Cities in Schools, Inc." emphasizes the importance of staying in school and what you can do to help. This arrangement is simple, powerful and inspiring! Great for massed choirs since all voicings are compatible. Optional short solos and a powerful chorus!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Energetic, original rock concert opener. A for-sure audience pleaser!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Head to the Caribbean this Christmas with my catchy original! It has light- hearted but thought-provoking lyrics and super-EZ melodies in a fun 2-beat Caribbean-style groove! One of my favs, and a best-seller. Listen to the recording and see why!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Yee haw! This rollicking folk song is so much fun! With a shared melody, some new lyrics and a down-home Piano part, your younger singers can't miss!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of my all-time favorite arrangements. The fresh and funky cajun rhythmic underlay and hot-Horn parts make this arrangement unusually special!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Arranged in the style of Kirby's Bridge Over Troubled Water and dedicated to Steve Zegree's Singing Hoosiers, this soulful arrangement will bring the house down!
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
At last, a TBB setting of the 1957 blockbuster hit by the Diamonds. (I remember it well!) Soulful, fun parody at it's best! One ham-it-up soloist required.
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Beach Boys hit is now available for men!
AlfredSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
I waited a long time to arrange this wonderful holiday tune. All of the mystery and child-like wonderment of the original is retained, but with a haunting pan- African rhythmic base for added drama and power! Heart-warming.
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
From early in my arranging career, this easy, yet exciting arrangement proved to be a top seller in the emerging Vocal Jazz movement. Written out solos. I-Pak w/Horns included.
LONESOME ROADShawnee3-Pt. Mixed
EZ vocal jazz for younger choirs! Written out scat solo in the middle section offers additional hipness. EZ scat syllables will get your singers doo-bopping in a hurry! This one swings!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
"Just one look and then I knew that all I longed for long ago was you." Lyrical voice-leading, warm harmonies and careful attention to the text predominate in this romantic a cappella treatment of the mid-40's Jerome Kern/Ira Gershwin collaboration. Yummy! Also recorded on: Encore! Without a Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of my favorite Doobie Brothers hits, this arrangement is IN-TENSE! Smokin' rock-and-roll all the way!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Dedicated to my daughter's wedding (words to live by), this first-ever a cappella setting of the Dan Fogelberg hit features the original Guitar arpeggiation imitated vocally, undergirding the main melody (opt. solo/duet). Sing this one anywhere, any time! Fresh and meaningful!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Which tenor soloist in your choir will be the featured singer on this EZ Billy Joel classic? Contemporary pop a cappella at it's best!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
This delightful Disney tune teaches a valuable lesson about being grateful for the blessings we receive every day. Simple canonic imitation and short whistle sections round out the fun! This tune had a big impact on me when I was a kid! Try it... you'll like it!
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Full Perf.
Inst.
For solo singer and Piano, this new melody is lyrical and heartfelt. Easy voice range and not difficult. Heavenly.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Light rock original especially written for younger singers. Very EZ-to-sing with positive lyrics.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This totally-swingin' Nat Cole hit has a great message and a great melody in a fresh arrangement that builds and builds!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Love can build a bridge between your heart and mine." Healing and heart-felt lyrics coupled with a simple chorus (get your audience to sing along) qualify this as a perfect concert closer. Gospel-tinged slower rock with soaring Horn lines... don't miss this one.
AlfredSATB
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Michael Bolton hit from the 90's is so uplifting and soulful to sing. Along the lines of O Happy Day, but slightly more secular in lyric content, it's appropriate for all occasions. One of my favorite choral arrangements.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Great American Songbook entries don't get any better than this! Lush a cappella setting of one of Gershwin's best!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Why should Bill Gaither and his assembled vocal super-stars have all the fun? This rousing gospel-tinged arrangement will have everybody clapping their hands... on 2 and 4!
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SAB
Based on Frank Sinatra's legendary 50's recording, this happy swingin' arrangement can't miss! A guy/girl duet begins the 2nd time through. The SAB is particularly suitable for less experienced groups. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Sound MusicSATB
This is an updated/revised arrangement of my very first swingin' jazz barnburner. In 1974, the College of the Siskiyous Jazz Choir I directed brought down the house with this at the Reno Jazz Festival... a pivotal event in my career as a writer/arranger! Finally published, it roars from start to finish, with a final gritty and soulful solo feature. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
UNC Jazz PressSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This is as close as I can get to representing George Shearing's legendary original recording in a choral arrangement. Accept no substitutes. Original publisher: Alfred 1983.
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
One of Billy Joel's most poignant and beautiful songs in an a cappella setting. Tears are a guarantee for everyone. I dedicated this to my daughter, so it must be good!
AlfredSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A tasty arrangement of this great Broadway standard.
Hal LeonardSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Yes, she is! A jazzy rendition with optional improv in center. The TBB is a la Four Freshmen!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Look out, ol' Mackie is back! A la Bobby Darin, this arrangement just builds and builds!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
"Fa la la, oo la la, doo doo wah doo doo wah dah doo. Shoop shoo-bee doo-bee doop, shoo-bee doo wah, bah dah bah loo bop, how 'bout you?" ... a merry Renaissance romp and a delightful Kirby spoof on this fine old tradition!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Powerful, driving contemporary sacred piece! And guess who's playing the Piano part?... Mark Hayes!
AlfredSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Chosen by Alfred to open their 2004 Choral Showcase, this Afro-pop original bursts with joy and positive thinking,-- a much-needed ray of light when the world seems troubled. Make this your "make the world a better place" selection!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"If you want to make a beautiful rainbow, every color's gotta shine!" Your younger singers can state their case for a better world with this EZ-to-learn original.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Patterned after Ray Charles' recording, this is pure delight to sing. Add additional verses at your own risk... there are many! I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Three Dog Night 1960's classic is great with choreography!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
Another all-time classic set for women's voices. Dreamy!
Hal LeonardSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Michael's tune works great in an a cappella setting... inspirational, better-world all the way!
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
One of the most heroic songs ever written, this intensely dramatic title tune from the award-winning Broadway musical will really showcase your men! A must-have for every choral library! Onward to glory we go!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
It's the party of all parties! This rajun' cajun, alligator stompin' original is a non- stop celebration! Easy to learn, lots of optional short solos, fun for everyone.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
What better way to introduce your younger singers to Caribbean rhythms than this Harry Belafonte island hit from the 50's!... but this time with just a hint of Cajun rhythm. Break out your auxiliary rhythm instruments!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
A soulful 12/8 setting of this sweet classic. Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This moderate-tempo tune is a perfect goodbye song for any occasion.
AlfredSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
From "The Preacher's Wife," a Gospel style solo feature a la "Operator" or "Boy from New York City." Also recorded on: Connection - The UMKC Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Lush a cappella setting of the "Cats" classic. Opt. soprano solo at beginning. (That's my daughter, Holly when she was only 16 singing the solo back in 1988!)
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Arranged for the Jazz Choir I was directing while working on my DMA in Choral Conducting degree at the University of Washington, this one's arranged with a 2-beat funky middle-section shout-chorus. I-Pak w/Horns included. Original Publisher: Hansen 1975
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
The Carpenter's holiday hit is the perfect a cappella ballad for your Christmas concert.
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SATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
Learn this one in fifteen minutes and use it for your holiday concert closer! SSATB a cappella voices. Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Intensely dramatic and uplifting account of the crucifixion. Different from anything you've ever heard.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
First heard as a single by B.J. Thomas, this is one of my first choral arrangements in a Gospel-Rock style. A soulful solo feature in mid-range, it's not difficult, and it's definitely a soul-stirrer! I can recall many a standing ovation. (Thank you, Darlene Reynolds!) I-Pak w/Horns included. Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1979 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Ideal for show choirs, this fun novelty tune is loaded with staging possibilities. Hey, it's even got an optional Dixieland Band!
AlfredSATB
A beautiful a cappella setting of this Great American Songbook standard.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Mercer and Mancini... a classic partnership for this American pop classic! In a medium swing 4-to-the-bar vocal jazz setting a la the legendary 50's-60's Quincy Jones/Count Basie band, this one's uniquely irresistible!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Commissioned by the Edmonds Community College Soundsation Jazz Choir, this is straight-ahead swingin' vocal jazz. Suitable for high school choirs and above. The ShowTrax CD is very helpful for gaining stylistic authenticity.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of the happiest songs I've ever arranged, this 80's Al Jarreau tune is sure to inspire!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Three timeless folk songs, cheerful, plaintive, and thoughful, in a setting that's as fresh as all outdoors (can be sung separately). With fun Piano accompaniments, opt. Flute obbligati, and even a simple yodel descant, your younger singers will want to sing these again and again! Take this triage to your local/regional/national festival! .Ah, Lovely Meadows .The Ash Grove .Sourwood Mountain
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
Ladies will love this swingin'/smokin' rendition of the early rock and roll classic!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A Musical-celebration of the "fun"damentals of music , featuring 7 original songs co-written with John Jacobson. It comes complete with Teachers Edition, choreography, staging suggestions, and reproducible dialogue and singer song sheets. Perfect for classroom or stage. .It's a Melody .Rhythm of the Heart .Harmony .Watch That Tone In Your Voice! .Got Form? .Express Yourself .Music and Me
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"3 by 3 and 4 by 4... a joyful noise you can't ignore!" This fun hip-hop original co-written with John Jacobson celebrates the connectedness that can come through singing. Happy and uplifting!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
The ragtime nature of this exuberant pro-music tune is further enhanced with a Dixieland-style partner song. It's an instant spirit-lifter for singers and audiences alike! Best-seller.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
From "The Phantom of the Opera," this is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's best. Packed with soaring melodies and intensely dramatic lyrics, this a cappella arrangement is a word-painter's paradise!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
Based on the soulful Billy Preston recording. Great for a gospel soloist. You must listen to this rendition featuring David Chandler, a member of our Colorado State University Concord Jazz-Show Choir. He was able to take his chest voice up to stratospheric levels, so I found a way to move him up into that higher chill-bump region on the 2nd verse. The result is one of the most spine- tingling performances I've witnessed in my choral career. It was not unusual for audiences to start roaring BEFO
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
Full Perf.
One of my best-selling a cappella ballad arrangements. You can't miss with a great American standard like this!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
Mary Martin made this song famous back in the 40's and your girls will sound just as cute as she did.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Popularized by Chet Baker in the 1950's, this jazz classic is non-stop swing!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
Full Perf.
This blockbuster hit works great in an a cappella setting. Choral textures reinforce both the awesome nature of the deep blue sea and the inextinguishable fire of never-ending love. True choral magic!
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SAB
In the style of the Eagles' hit tune "Heart Ache Tonight," this major-key spirit- lifter will brighten up the stormiest day! SAB voices and Piano, Bass, Drums.
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This rockin' super-happy Loggins and Messina tune is one I've wanted to arrange for the last 30 years! Finally!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
One of my favorite ballads and one of my favorite ballad arrangements, this features lush harmonies. Very romantic! Listen to Kirby's recording of this song on: Kirby Shaw - The Other Side CD. Click on Listen Up! Also recorded on: Concord - The CSU Jazz+Show Choir CD (go to Music! Music! Music! - The Vinyl Collection).
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Still lush but simpler than my first setting of this irresistible American Songbook standard.
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
If there's ever been a power-rockin' tune for self-esteem, this is it! Patti LaBelle's legendary rock masterpiece can now be yours in this incendiary setting. Great for women only or mixed voices!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
The classic Barry Manilow hit from the 70's, and it's as hot today as it was back then! Driving rhythm is the rule. It's burnin' with or without choreography!
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Next to anything on your program this TBB feature will be a foot-stompin', nose-punchin' hit! John Jacobson suggested I arrange this one, so you know it's got some choreographic possibilities! On my top 5 list of best bring-down-the- house guy tunes to sing!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Inspired by Frank Sinatra, this swingin' hit from the 50's remains true to Ol' Blue Eyes!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
A powerful Civil War drama choral arrangement in an epic Slow 2. I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A soulful and relentlessly rockin' arrangement of this simple but powerful American folk song. This one's unlike any other arrangement out there. Check it out!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
What a groove fest this is! Get ready to rock the house with four heavy-duty hits from the 90's. .Opposites Attract - Paula Abdul .Step By Step - New Kids On the Block .Smooth - Santana .Livin' La Vida Loca - Rickie Martin
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No singer can call themselves a jazz singer without knowing this American classic! Julie London, Mel Torme, New York Voices,-- the list is a long one, and your choir's name should be on it! Straight-ahead swing with a roaring 32-bar shout chorus! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
This 20-minute musical celebrates the history of the blues from it's work song beginnings through Dixieland Jazz, the Swing Era, Rock and Roll and beyond. Five original songs designed for upper elementary and middle school singers with narration and full staging choreography by John Jacobson. Don't miss the hot Full Performance CD! .Look What's Happened to the Blues .Workin' .Riverboat Rendezvous .Riffin' .Mister Blues
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Jefferson Starship monster hit features strong and positive lyrics and a driving Horn-laden rhythm accompaniment. A rock-and-roll classic!
Hal LeonardSATB
The famous Thomas Morley madrigal in a light samba setting! I-Pak included.
NOW YOU HAZ JAZZSound MusicSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Popularized by Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby, this Cole Porter classic is a great concert opener or closer! You'll need Dixie Horns for this one! Includes a 12-bar choral riff middle section (optional improv). Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone included.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
A great Kirby gospel original in a jazzy swing style, it's a must! Guitar, Bass, Drums included. Horn parts available separately. Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1979 CD. Click on Listen Up!
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Full Perf.
A gradually rising, dramatic setting of this Mass text.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This carol features a new melody for the familiar Christmas text and weds it to a joyful partner song sung by a soloist or small group. The optional Brass Quartet and Timpani add more power to this celebration of Jesus' birth. Opt. Flute.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Another beautiful wedding of a timeless text with a new lyrical melody. Optional Flute obbligato.
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of my all-time favorite choral arrangements, this one's from Larnelle Harris' album. I believe Larnelle's treatment of the bridge section is superior to the original Edwin Hawkins' version. Listen and judge for yourself. Dynamically soulful!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
It's an a cappella black-gospel celebration, starting with a solo, then a duet, and then pow!... a full-out gospel sing-fest! A uniquely different way to celebrate the birth of the Christ-child. Opt. Hand Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A Kirby original with a traditional lyric and hauntingly beautiful melody. Rhythmic feel is reminiscent of Ravel's "Bolero."
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
A fresh Afro-influenced treatment of the classic Latin text. Check the recording!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This spirited gospel-rock original a la Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir is sure to please. It features a powerful chorus and two EZ call-and-response solo sections. A great way to celebrate Christmas! Not difficult.
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Other
Full Perf.
Acoustix, a professional male vocal quartet, commissioned me to write the powerful and dramatic title song for their 2002 CD. This TTTTBBBB a cappella arrangement is challenging, with each verse of the hymn changing style. The overall treatment is on the "epic" side, for sure! One of my most satisfying "let it all hang out" choral arrangements! Be sure to give the recording a listen.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Yee-haw! If Old Joe were alive today, he'd be stompin' his feet to this fun arrangement!
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SATB
SAB
All ends happily in this zany, hot 40's swing take-off on the traditional poem that finds Old King Cole's fiddlers warning him about the perils of smoking. In a quasi-Louis Prima style, there's plenty of room for scatting!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Turn all your singers loose on this EZ-to-learn rock-and-roll classic!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
With one of the best rhythm hooks in the history of pop music, this George Benson hit is so cool! Mysteriously modal and very dramatic, and that's Kevin Mahogany doing the scatting on the recording from when he was a student in my choir back in Kansas City! Original Publisher: Alfred 1984
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Thank you, Lerner & Leowe for this gem from "My Fair Lady"! In the swing pocket all the way, with freshly altered melodies (like real jazz singers are expected to do in performance), creative harmonic alterations and a blazing finish, this one is a proven winner!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
This tender and lyrical original joins with Silent Night the 2nd time through, and beautifully portrays the night of the Christ-child's birth. Opt. Flute/Violin included.
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Voices singing, hear the sleigh bells ringing, joy and laughter bringing... on this winter holiday." Share some holiday happiness with this up-beat holiday original.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Love, more than anything, will teach my heart to sing." An original slow ballad that's great for graduation or anytime. The inspiring text and extra-lyrical melody are especially noteworthy. Not difficult.
UNC Jazz PressSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
Short and sweet and perfect for festivals and concerts. This one's dedicated to my wife, Markita. Original Publisher: HLPC 1982 Also recorded on: Colorado State University 1982 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
Full Perf.
Oo-wee, what a beautiful song to put in an a cappella setting. So romantic!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
The healing of racial/cultural prejudice is what this arrangement is all about. In a slow 4/4 tempo, it's strong and dramatic. A unique musical statement for our time.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
From the legendary "West Side Story" musical, this is one of the sweetest and most heart-felt songs ever written. I'm honored to be able to arrange this classic!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Imagine what tomorrow would bring if we all sing one song." A one-world philosophy is what this song is all about. Written by Marilyn and Alan Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch, this song exhorts us all to see the common threads that unify all of the world's peoples. All voicings can be sung together as an all- school concert closer. One of my best-sellers!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
In your ongoing efforts to teach your kids about life through music, there must surely be a place for addressing the futility of war on this planet. This is one of the most dramatic arrangements I've ever done, with powerful vocals and a spell-binding instrumental accompaniment!
Hal LeonardSATB
Other
Full Perf.
For more advanced choirs... start this one out with a single small flashlight on a darkened stage. This arrangement builds slowly to a grand finish. A captivating concert opener! SATB divisi a cappella voices.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Bring the world closer together with this inclusive original. The majestic introduction explodes into a powerful rock setting which undergirds the two verses, choruses and the "vocal stack" near the end. A most joyful and inspirational piece. One of my all time favs!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
I seem to be the only choral arranger out here that has arranged much of Enya's music. Wonderfully choral in it's conception, all of the ethereal and mystical beauty of this pop hit is captured in this arrangement.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of the best power ballads of the 80's.
ShawneeSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A medium tempo pop-rock inspirational song of hope. "Open the door, you'll find a new day dawning."
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This best-seller is the straight-from-Manhattan-Transfer real-deal arrangement! Turn your female soloist loose! An absolute gas! Standing ovations are a distinct possibility!!
Sound MusicSATB
Full Perf.
Patterned after the 4 Freshmen, it's the great Sy Oliver swingin' classic with a written scat solo. I-Pak included. Original Publisher: HLPC 1976
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Penned by Marilyn and Alan Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch, this is one of the most uplifting ballads ever written. The choral arrangement retains the warmth and feeling of Barbra Streisand's legendary recording.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of Enya's all-time best, this one-of-a-kind haunting, yet inspiring arrangement is the perfect contrasting tune for your concert/festival programming.
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SATB
Other
You can have this piece two ways: in an SSAATTBB double chorus setting or as SSATB. It's in an ABA form and, staying true to the text, it rises from a low and slow beginning and then moves into a brief and delightful triple meter for the lyric "My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning." Dramatic!
AlfredSATB
Full Perf.
A lush, a cappella setting of this forever classic!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
An ultra-hip combination of the best of The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz. Don't miss your chance to pull out all the stops with this dramatic medley! A ton of fun! (And that's Kevin Mahogany as Oz!) .Ease On Down the Road .March of the Winkies .Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News .Ding-Dong the Witch Is Dead .Over the Rainbow
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Mostaccioli, ravioli... arrivederci self-controli." This zany wedding of two of Italy's most popular street songs, O Solo Mio and Come Back To Sorrento is such a hoot to sing! If you liked PIZZA, you'll love PASTA!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This original 40's swing novelty will definitely brighten your holiday concertizing!
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
This short Jr. High a cappella original gives your younger singers an achievable opportunity to sing carefully crafted contemporary harmonies, smooth voice- leading, and a meaningful message. Perfect for festivals. Opt. Hand Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This all-time classic swing tune arrangement belongs in everybody's choral library! With the opening verse sung as a solo, the arrangement breaks into infectious swing for the remainder of the tune. Straight-ahead vocal jazz!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
This stunningly beautiful a cappella arrangement of the great American standard will wrap your audience in a warm, inclusive soundscape. It's all here: lush harmonies and effective voice-leading inspired by a loving message... sigh!
AlfredSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
I've wanted to arrange this soulful song for a long time. Here it is! Heart-felt lyrics with a great melody. Are you ready?
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
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One of my favorite "make the world a better place" songs, this Rascals hit works great for choirs. Arranged in a happy/hope-filled rock setting. Inspiring and EZ- to-learn. Also recorded on: Concord - The CSU Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
From the masterpiece musical "Oklahoma" comes this treasure. My vocal jazz arrangement features careful attention to lyrics and simple contrapuntal melodic interaction to "enhance the romance." It provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase that special solo-duet the 2nd time through. Lots of fun, educational value here.
PERDIDOSound MusicSATB
SAB
From the bedrock of jazz literature, this American standard has been recorded by everybody who's anybody. With a brief Latino-style section and an exciting close-harmony improv section, this puppy zips along at about 184 beats per minute. Take this to your next festival. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
The idea that making the world a better place starts with each one of us in our daily thoughts and actions is the theme of this simple and powerfully stated rockin' original. Opt. Horns add extra power. Prepare to be inspired... great for Martin Luther King day or anytime!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
An SSA spiritual arrangement filled with vibrant energy and rhythm. With two easy solos, fresh harmonies and an optional solo feature during the 2nd verse, it's perfect for concerts and festivals. This tune is very popular in Sweden and is sure to become a classic here as well.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This 2nd piece in my humorous Food series (following CHOCOLATE) sold over 50,000 copies in the first 3 months of publication and it's still going strong. Humorous lyrics are paired with the Italian street song Funiculi Funicula. You'll get a little dose of quasi-opera in an EZ-to-learn musical setting that will make you hungry! Hey, have a pizza concession running concurrently with your concert and make a bunch of money for your choral department! Good for all levels of ability. "Charge it to
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"I believe in a place called hope, a place of perfect peace for every heart and soul, where every broken spirit can be made whole." In a rock groove, this is one of the best "make the world a better place" songs I've ever heard. Truly inspirational!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
This two-tunes-entertwined best-seller is another of Irving Berlin's gems, with an original melody added. The counterpoint is 3-way and very easy to learn! Effective for all ages.
UNC Jazz PressSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
A la Cleo Laine and Sammy Davis Jr., this is a great concert closer, with a great stop-chorus in the middle! I-Pak included. Original Publisher: HLPC 1978 Also recorded on: Connection - The UMKC Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
My best-selling original spiritual! This one is sung around the world. Great with or without Choralography. Many choirs receive standing ovations that start even before the piece ends! Also recorded on: Connection - The UMKC Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
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3-Pt. Mixed
Based on an ancient Egyptian poem, this paean to nature is the perfect introduction for your younger singers to master a cappella harmony. Careful voice-leading and a rich, descriptive text make this an ideal concert/festival choice.
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Geez, is this fun to sing! This 1959 doo-wop hit is great for the men in your choir. Lotsa humorous drama possibilities and different than the other arrangements out there. A one-of-a-kind find!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This one combines outrageous "pop" lyrics with Jacques Offenbach's classic Can-Can melody. A new standard in musical mayhem! Fizzaholics unite!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A humorous tribute to our national "quest for crunch"... popcorn! In an EZ pop- rock setting, there's lots of room for props and movement and maybe a few fund-raising popcorn vendors in the audience. For 2-Pt. munchers of all ages.
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This is all the Blue you'll ever need, done up in inimitable Kirby style! Perfect for a themed concert. .Birth of the Blues .Am I Blue .Blues in the Night
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Featured in the movie trilogy, "Back To The Future," power-rock messages of love don't get stronger than this! One of Huey Lewis and The News' very best!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Make a joy-filled entry into your concert hall with this uplifting and rockin' original. A majestic introduction bursts into a power-rock setting that supports the two verses and chorus. Definitely a "make the world a better, more peaceful place" song!
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SATB
Full Perf.
Originally composed as a powerful a cappella psalm-based piece, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir made my year (and then some!) by adding an orchestration and recording it in 2010. SATBB a cappella voices. Original Publisher: Plymouth Music Co. 1974 Recording: Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra 2010
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SATB
"Create in me a clean heart, O God." A simple, lyrical setting based on the 51st Psalm. It's perfect for the average church choir. Gentle and loving. Opt. Flute/Violin included. Original Publisher: Hinshaw Music 1990
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
For that special soloist (in a lower range), this 3-tune medley will rock your house! Hot and soulful! Listen to this recording and you'll see why! .Hold on, Help Is On the Way .I Go To the Rock .He's All Over Me
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This uplifting arrangement from Disney's Millennium Celebration is perfect for graduation or any time inspiration is needed. Optional vocal solos and Flute obbligato add to the poignant text. "And we live to keep the promise... we'll go on."
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SATB
Full Perf.
One of 5 pieces in my first-ever Kirby Shaw Choral Series, this is in a jazz-rock style with Horns and rhythm section a la Chicago Transit Authority (before they shortened their name!) SATB voices and Piano, Trumpet, Alto Sax, (2nd Trumpet), Tenor Sax (3rd Trumpet), Trombone, Bari Sax (2nd Trombone), Guitar, Bass, Drums included. Original Publisher: Hansen 1975
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A la the legendary Tina Turner, this one begins soulfully slow and then burns up the stage with relentless rock and roll energy! The real deal!
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
This original is a Caribbean-flavored celebration of the birth of the Christ-child. With a catchy melody, simple Latin lyrics, 3 optional short solos, a fun descant and opt. Shaker part, your audiences will be tapping their toes!
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SAB
"I will extol Thee, my God and King." Short and sweet,-- lots of canonic imitation and simple voice-leading make this a near-instantly-learned piece.
Hal LeonardSATB
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Powerful "praise" original with simple canonic imitation. Easy!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Popularized by the Squirrel Nut Zippers, this hot in-your-face swing novelty is a total hoot! "Put a lid on it, and everything 'll be alright!"
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Ocean hit is the Poster-child for the Gospel-Rock explosion of the late 60's. And it's one of the most fun pop-gospel tunes I know. Audiences love it!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Let there be no speculation, how I love that syncopation. When it calls, I can't refuse, so I'm puttin' on my Ragtime shoes!" This Kirby ragtime original captures all the enduring appeal of ragtime music. The short rubato solo at the beginning is perfect for that special flapper in your choir. Got choreography?
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
At close to 500,000 copies sold, this arrangement is my all-time best-seller. Suitable for all ages, and great with or without choreography. Opt. Dixieland Horns add to the fun!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Strut your stuff with this original Broadway-style opener-closer! In a medium 2-beat tempo, the final "kick-line" will prove to everyone that "We're hot! We've got... Razz-a-ma-Jazz!"
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This rockin' original is the perfect way to open your concert with a bang! Great with or without choreography.
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A Kirby original designed to show off the men in your choir, and maybe recruit some more!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
From the musical, Scroogical, this happy waltz original is the perfect capper for your holiday concert. Numerous EZ short solos add interest. "God Bless us, every one!" ePak Combo w/Orchestra. [For a 6-minute Preview of the entire musical, see www.Scroogical.com]
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
What topical tune could be more timely than this clever, educational, and EZ-to-learn rock original! For recyclers of all ages!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
My best collection of Renaissance-oriented Christmas music. The flexible design allows for full performance or as individual pieces. Fresh! And ideal for Christmas caroling! Opt. simple percussion. Opt. Tambourine. .Here We Come A-Caroling .Good Christian Men Rejoice .Bring a Torch .Ding Dong Merrily On High .What Child Is This? .God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen .Deck the Hall .We Wish You a Merry Christmas Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Alfred3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
This wordless celebration of rhythm and melody is so much fun and EZ to learn!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This hot Latino, Debarge 80's classic is the perfect piece to light up any stage!
Alfred2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
A wordless singing celebration in a delightful quasi-Caribbean setting!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
The thundering percussive hoof beats and eerily mysterious modal setting of Christopher Cross's pop hit about an outlaw on the run will send chills down every spine! A can't-miss choice for your younger singers.
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Very easy original gospel-rock spiritual. 2-parters, take note!
RIDERS IN THE SKY (See GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY)
Hal LeonardSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
The setting of this Richard Marx hit is filled with irresistible and quiet passion.
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This heavy-duty Van Halen rocker from the 90's places a positive and powerful emphasis on living in the moment and not being afraid to make a change... guaranteed to bring your audiences to their feet!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
Your girls will get a kick singing this unique Steely Dan hit.
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
This exuberant Caribbean-flavored original captures the wonderment and child- like innocence of the impending birth of the baby Jesus. A simple Bell part with optional Shaker adds more interest. EZ... and lotsa fun to sing!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
From the movie "Epic," this Beyonce hit encourages women of all ages to be strong and to fight for what they believe.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
SSAA
Full Perf.
A joyously soulful setting of this classic Christmas spiritual! Opt. Drums, Shaker.
Hal LeonardSATB
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
An easy, up-beat original a cappella spiritual with opt. call and response solos.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Another welcome addition to the Carol Series, this lyrical wedding of the familiar The Water Is Wide melody with new lyrics to the equally familiar Joy To The World text (with a new melody) offers your choir a chance to be delightfully different this Christmas season. The 2-Pt. voicing would work well with children's chorus singing the first melody, and an adult soloist singing the 2nd melody. Heavenly!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
I've been wanting to arrange this Tina Turner powerhouse piece for 25 years. Here it is! It's sooo hot!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Co-written with John Jacobson, this musical takes a rockin' good look at the history of Rock and Roll! Lots of parodies of famous performers! 30 minutes of non-stop fun, and my favorite original kid's musical! .We Put the Rock Into Rock and Roll .I'm the King .Hot Summer Nights/Let's Surf .We Never Cut Our Hair .I'm Callin' My Mother .Together .It's In My Soul .D-I-S-C-O 2-Pt. voices and Piano, Teachers Manual, Full Performance/Accompaniment CD.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
You don't have to be from the South to appreciate the authentic Dixieland setting of this great old standard. This arrangement works well with or without choreography and the opt. Dixie Horns add a lot of pizzazz! Audiences love this one!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
The easiest Christmas spiritual I've ever written! Simple and soulful.
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Perfect for concert/festival use, this isn't your ordinary arrangement of this great Afro-American spiritual. Very fresh and soulful! A real crowd pleaser! Opt. Tambourine.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Your younger singers will love the propulsive rock setting of this popular spiritual. The melody is passed around freely. (Why should the sopranos always sing the melody?) w/opt. solos and a final descant for LOWER VOICES! OO! The energy never stops! Don't miss this one!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
This authentic 50's rock-and-roll medley is perfect for introducing your choir to this legendary musical era. The ShowTrax CD is hot and, at 4 minutes, it's length is just right. .Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay .Rock Around the Clock .Splish Splash .The Twist
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
Probably the most gentle, peaceful spiritual I've ever written. A simple plaintive solo binds the underlying homophonic texture at the beginning and the end. Not difficult. Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
This classic John Mellencamp rocker does exactly what it says it does... it rocks! Great for Jr. High choirs as well.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
One of my favorite original spirituals. Three solos interspersed with a catchy chorus. I've seen many standing ovations for this piece! And check out the Encore! CD recording with yours truly singing the last solo! Also recorded on: Encore! Without a Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Look out! This Brian Setzer hit from his Stray Cats days will have the whole house rockin'! It's really EZ to learn and outrageously exciting!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
In a rockin' a cappella doo-wop setting, this best-selling arrangement should be in every choir's Christmas library. EZ-to-learn, this one never fails to please! Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
It's 50's party time in this rockin' holiday original. Great for all ages!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"He'll be soulin', he'll be strollin', rock-and-rollin' down the chimney tonight!" One of my favorite rock-and-roll Santa holiday choral originals. Relentlessly energetic, and hotter than a BBQ grill on the 4th of July! Listen to the recording!
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SATB
SAB
Full Perf.
"All my troubles disappear in this dizzy atmosphere when I'm rockin'... Rockin' In Rhythm!" This swingin' original is a straight-ahead tribute to the joys of singing jazz. Lotsa scatting opportunities.
AlfredSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Johnny Rivers' #1 hit never stops rockin'! We dare you to stand still with this very special novelty in a honky-tonk style! Original Publisher: HLPC 1986
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
The spritely 50's hit is back! I love this tune/arrangement! It goes great with or without choreography. Hot Horns! The 50's never sounded so good!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Right down to the wailin' guy falsetto feature near the end, this Beach Boys- style rock-and-roll holiday novelty is fun-fun-fun for everyone! "Rock-and-roll reindeer are really gonna rock tonight!" Optional extra-hot-Horn section!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A rockin' fresh Christmas novelty original a la Beach Boys. One of my best- selling Santa originals.
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Your guys can't miss with this fresh update of the classic country hit! The middle section can feature guys dancing, a Piano solo, or opt. dueling Fiddles... it's loaded with possibilities!
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Turn your men loose on a hip-wigglin' medley of 50's hits. .Rock Around the Clock .Shake, Rattle and Roll .Jailhouse Rock
HLPC/AlfredSSAA
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
My best-selling SSAA a cappella choral arrangement, this was Hal Leonard's best-seller the year it was published! This arrangement opens up like a flower in spring, with an opening solo, followed by a duet, and then rich harmony for the 3rd verse. Hey, the 2nd altos get to sing the melody for awhile! Also recorded on: Encore! Without a Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
If you're looking for an authentic, no-fail, rock-solid, swingin' rendition of this great Bobby Troup blues tune, look no farther. The "vocal stack" in the middle is easy to sing and makes your choir sound like a real powerhouse! Beware, there are many of what I would call "so-so" arrangements of this song in print. I've conducted this arrangement all over the world and in Carnegie Hall. Listen to this one before making your decision. Also, consider having your singers make up their own solo.
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
From Smokey Joe's Cafe, this rockin' and reelin' Lieber-Stoller tune is perfect for guyz groups! A few simple moves will take you even higher on the irresistibility scale!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Beach Boys style holiday novelty original is too much fun!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
This original a cappella Christmas spiritual starts with an energetic bass line, builds through two call-and-response sections and choruses and ends in a blaze of rhythmically-charged excitement! Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Kirby Christmas original is perfect for that Calypsonian contrast in your Christmas program. "Gonna hurry on down to Beth'lem town and the star will light our way!"
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This grand-daddy of all blues-inspired music receives an authentic Dixieland treatment complete with optional Dixieland band! I've conducted/taught this arrangement all over the world. Everybody loves it, even in Carnegie Hall!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Oo wee... this one's hot! A Latino-style original that works with or without choreography. One thing for sure, you won't be able to stand still! "Heat with spice is twice as nice, so why not?"
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Woh, is this one fun! Santa takes a vacation to Latin America and the action never stops! Plenty of room for movement in this Latino fireball original. Ole!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A swingin' Kirby original holiday novelty... easy and fun!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
A jazzed-up version of the great Christmas standard. Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
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SATB
SAB
2-Pt.
"Diner loves to eat, and Gnasher grinds his teeth, and Markee leaves a trail wherever he goes. Thrasher bumps into things, and Jazzer really swings, and Glitzen likes to wear those fancy clothes!" Santa's nuttiest reindeer crew ever, in this hilarious Christmas novelty.
AlfredSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Spooky's always scared and Kookie's just plain weird, and Thumper, he's got 4 left feet!" A rousing one-of-a-kind holiday novelty to help Santa meet his round-the-world gift-giving obligations! Click on the title at Kirbyshaw.com to meet the rest of the reindeer!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A creative original Christmas melding of Manhattan Transfer, Beach Boys, and early Motown musical stylings offers up a swingin' way to fix Santa's overloaded sleigh. Optional Santa solos make for some interesting staging possibilities. Optional hot-Brass parts add to the merriment.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Part Chuck Berry, part Country, and a whole lot of Rock and Roll, this holiday original will bring the house down!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
It's Christmas and Santa's swamped... who does he call? Santa's Secret Reindeer, that's who! Thrill to these heroic hoofers as they take to the Christmas skies! With James Bond and Mission Impossible themes woven throughout, Christmas goes undercover!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
John Jacobson and I are at it again! This 30-minute musical is perfect for grades 4-6. Really fun to sing, stylistically and culturally diverse, fun choreography and staging suggestions and an outstanding orchestral accompaniment,-- it's all here! Heart-warming for everybody! .Special Delivery .We're Goin' on a Sleigh Ride .Happy Kwanzaa .Feliz Navidad .Hanukkah Lights .Reindeer on the Move Tonight .Santa, Here's a Letter for You 2-Pt. voices and Piano, Teachers Manual, Full Performance/Accom
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
This classic jazz tune belongs in every vocal jazz library. An excellent easy- swingin' chart!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A straight-ahead swing rendition of the great Ellington/Strayhorn tune. Medium difficulty: close harmony and occasional counterpoint lead to a 2nd verse of Basie big-band sounds with scat syllables.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
With absolutely great jive-ese lyrics, this roarin' Louis Jordan hipper-than-hip 40's swing arrangement is a must for your concert! A real-deal hoot-and-a-half!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
I first heard this old swing tune on a Pointer Sisters LP. It tells the humorous vegetarian woes of Henry Jones! Seventeen really EZ 2-bar solos make this a truly one-of-a-kind arrangement for any level choir. Guitar, Bass, Drums included. Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1979 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
An easy country-style original for younger singers that talks about friendship. Put a little yee-haw in your concert!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A unique wedding of the familiar Away In a Manger text to the traditional Scarborough Fair melody plus an equally lyrical new melody. Hauntingly beautiful!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This beautiful 80's Survivor power ballad is inspiring!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
An excellent and easy introduction to the Blues in 3-quarter time. I-Pak included. (Also CC RIDER ...3-Pt. Mixed voices and Piano... Shawnee 1996)
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
From the movie and Broadway musical "Newsies," comes this rousing a cappella arrangement. "Wrongs will be righted, if we're united... let us seize the day!"
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SATB
"I heard the mallard's reeds recede in thinning air where the last spoke of summer sun was an undertow." A lyrical setting of this short David Ross poem. Wonderful imagery.
Hal LeonardSAB
Full Perf.
This Franz Schubert classic belongs in every choral library! Treated homophonically throughout, and with English/German text options, this uncommonly lyrical and sensitive love song is truly timeless!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
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You'll have a healthy Southern country "howl-at-the-moon" singing experience with this great Eagles hit from the 70's. Like the original, It begins and ends a cappella. A spiritual experience!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A high energy tribute to one of the best decades of dance music ever! Show Choirs take notice! .Boogie Wonderland .ABC .You Make Me Feel Like Dancing .Your Mama Don't Dance .Dancing Queen .Joy to the World .You're the One That I Want
AlfredSATB
Full Perf.
This is a lush a cappella setting of the bittersweet ballad from the pen of Johnny Mandel. Medium difficulty.
SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE, THESound MusicSATB
A beautifully contrasting piece for your concert program with a sensuous Latino setting. Second time through provides an opportunity for that special soloist in your choir. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Hot swingin' version of the 50's hit! It's easy, it's bluesy, it's loaded with attitude. Plenty of room for riffin' improv or choreography. Smokin' accompaniment CD!
Hal LeonardSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
The Three Dog Night hit done up a cappella a la Rockapella! So sweet... sing this one anywhere and everywhere!
SHARP DRESSED MANBHSTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
ZZ Top in Barbershop? Oh yes! Your men will love this fresh change-of-pace!
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
An easy men's feature of the
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
With or without swing-dancing, this original is a gas! Hot 30-40's-style swing, and it's easy-to-sing. Hot-Horn ShowTrax CD!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
The positive lyrics and seriously funky groove make this Earth, Wind, and Fire 70's hit an irresistible addition to your concert programming. With or without choreography, your choir will shine!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
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This hip 40's-style swing tune is an absolute gas to sing! When you sing the lyric "I can't get enough of that wonderful stuff", you'll understand why! Jive lyrics, tightly-voiced chords, opt. vocal improvisation and a simple walking bass line... they're all here! Also recorded on: Encore! Without a Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Same tune, but arranged on the EZ side. Optional 8-bar scats are possible with 3 scat solos written out to ease the learning process. Shucks, you can even do a study on regional cuisine.
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
This overlooked Andrews Sisters gem was #1 on the hit parade in 1943. Faithful to the original with an opening rubato solo, your ladies will love singing this!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
From the Liza Minnelli & Mikhail Baryshnikov TV special, it's definitely Showtime! Broadway all the way! Get your kick-line on!
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
In the style of Fever, this medium swing original talks about various aspects of love.
SHUT DE DOBHSSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
This Randy Stonehill hit from the 80's rings just as true today as it did then... a great message and a great groove.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
A Latin-rock madrigal setting of the Shakespeare text with an original melody. Light and happy! I-Pak included. (Recording: Flute solo played by Bud Shank.)
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
My first and most favorite in the Carol series, this one has proved to be the most popular. The familiar Silent Night text receives a new lyrical melody, paired with an equally lyrical partner song "Lord, make us worthy to receive Thy blessing." This'll bring some members in your audience to tears. A beautiful change-of-pace for your Christmas programming.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
SSAA
Full Perf.
This simple Shaker song has been arranged in many ways, but never like this. Sensitive attention to a wonderful message. One of my favs!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Hold on tight... this hard-and-heavy rock TV theme-song never lets up!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A slow-swing heart-wrencher. Bluesy, soulful, and a great concert change-of- pace! I love this tune!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
An uplifting and spirited arrangement of the Earth, Wind, and Fire hit from the 70's. Authentic Horn parts (opt.) and rhythm section capture all the good feeling. A great concert opener-closer! Check out the recording!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
An energetic and powerful anthem that will inspire everyone. It has a quieter center section based on J.S. Bach's "Old Hundredth" and simple Narration that adds further spiritual interest. Rousing!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
From FAME, this one's patriotic and positive in a rock style.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Set in a contemporary 2-beat hip-hop groove, this original is a powerful song of praise. One of my choral career favorites!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
In print since 1985, this is my top-selling Easter piece. Canonic imitation makes this joyous original easy to learn even though it sounds more difficult! Great for Easter season church/festival/concert use. 2-Pt. folks, look this one over! I-Pak w/Horns, Flute, Strings (Synth.), Percussion.
Hal LeonardSATB
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
A simple original in the style of Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler." It has a strong message and opt. vocal bass line for Oak Ridge Boys sound-alikes!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This original swing tune is an ideal choice for jumpin' into vocal jazz!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Bring the excitement of gospel music to your choir/congregation with this contemporary sacred original. Parallel triads are EZ-to-learn and the 2nd verse is perfect for turning that special soloist or small group loose with authentic gospel fills tucked in between the choral parts. Designed for congregation sing- along. Opt. Brass and rhythm section. Check out this recording... wow!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
Easy festive a cappella original set in a happy 6/8. Great for madrigal groups and carolers as well as concert choirs. Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Hold on to your choir robes! This great old spiritual receives a special relentlessly rockin' treatment that will leave no one unaffected! Lotsa dynamic question-and-answer phrasing, opt. solos, and final descant make this one of my favorite spiritual arrangements.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This exhilarating pro-music testament from Stevie Wonder is a unique gem! Jazzy but with a little bit of Latin and country in the mix... and everybody has the option of singing along with the band during that famous "break!" Too much fun!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
Your ladies will love this tongue-in-cheek look at sisterly solidarity from "White Christmas." With solid 3-Pt. harmony throughout, the middle section is a group hand-rhythm feature (or opt. soft shoe/tap routine). Another Irving Berlin gem!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
A best-selling a cappella arrangement of the Tennessee Ernie Ford classic. It's a haunting, finger-snappin' crowd-pleaser! Also recorded on: Encore! Without a Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
AlfredSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Popularized by Tennessee Ernie Ford, this classic is one of my best-selling a cappella arrangements, and it's now available at Alfred.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
And what a time it was! Decades don't get more interesting than the 60's! I know... I was there! Check this one out before you buy any other 60's medley. .The Twist .I Get Around .The Sound of Silence .I Feel Good .R-E-S-P-E-C-T .Spinning Wheel .Hey Jude .People Got To Be Free
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
Every 60's girl-tune you'd ever want to sing
ShawneeSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A fresh swingin' Christmas tune: "Skatin' with my baby on a New York night"! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
A creative arrangement of this favorite American folk song. A basic barn-dance tempo at the beginning and end gives way to a sadder "I won't find one prettier than you" middle verse in waltz tempo. An optional final descant adds further interest. Vocal parts sound harder than they are. A great concert closer!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This is as dreamy as a ballad can get... sigh!
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Looking for something really fresh for this upcoming holiday season? Here's the classic Leroy Anderson gem done up as a SAMBA! It's infectious... one you'll be humming in the hallways for sure! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This swingin' love song occupies a unique place in the pantheon of American popular music. Easy-going at the beginning, it builds to tsunami-level near the end of a wailing shout-chorus. Scrumpdillyishus!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A soulful 12/8 mashup of Let It Be Me and Can't Help Falling In Love With You, this is feel good music at it's best! So yummy!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
With lush harmonies, a great melody, and bittersweet lyrics, this American classic is set as a medium samba... yummy!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
If your favorite junk food isn't listed in this rappin' rock and roll novelty, it isn't because I didn't try! I started the series with CHOCOLATE, now it's time to succumb to another glorpy original! It's mad! And it's great for all ages!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This hip rock-rap musical commentary on our most neglected meal of all,-- breakfast will get your singers up and runnin' early in the day or any time! Opt. spoken solos can be real esteem builders and it's EZ-to-learn (milk not included). And don't forget the hot ShowTrax CD!
ShawneeSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This perennially popular standard is pure fun for the holidays... in 3/4 time!
Sound MusicSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
This Romberg/Hammerstein classic dating back to 1928 is cool and mysterious. A medium quiet-fire Latin groove, minor key, mesmerizing harmonies, and logical voice-leading make this the perfect choice for the contrasting-style portion of your program. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
The first time I heard this Grand Funk classic, I had to pull my car over to the side of the road! This bluesy gritty shuffle absolutely captivated me and initiated/sealed my life-long passion for the shuffle groove! I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This great tune from the Roaring 20's covers the topic of romance in a fresh and fun way. Featuring attitude-laden lyrics, a bluesy melody that works great in any voicing, an easy 2-beat swing groove with optional Dixieland band that's irresistible, and a fresh-sounding stop-chorus a cappella section in the middle, what are you waiting for? Too much fun!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
Get dreamy, girls, with one of Gershwin's best!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Contemporary Christian arrangement a la Sandi Patti.
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SATB
Full Perf.
A Beatles standard... one of 5 pieces in my first-ever Kirby Shaw Choral Series in 1975! It was an exciting time for this budding choral arranger! SATB voices and Piano, Trumpet, Alto Sax, (2nd Trumpet), Tenor Sax (3rd Trumpet), Trombone, Bari Sax (2nd Trombone), Guitar, Bass, Drums. Original Publisher: Hansen 1975
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This smoldering Latin-flavored original works well with or without choreography. Not difficult.
Hal LeonardSSAA
Full Perf.
This modern Disney classic for SSAA voices, full of hope and poignancy, is set in a tender a cappella style with all parts getting a chance to sing the melody! A wonderful song and a guaranteed audience-pleaser!
AlfredSATB
Full Perf.
Ooo, what a yummy a cappella ballad this is!
AlfredSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
With lots of room for choreography, this is one of Sam and Dave's/The Blues Brothers' best!
SOUTH OF THE BORDER (Down Mexico Way)Sound MusicSATB
Ay! Ay! Ay! Take your choir south of the border with this Latino classic! Arranged in a medium samba groove with fresh choral harmonies, a fun choral "stack" and room for optional improv, this is a sure way to end the winter blahs! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Poignant original lyrics make it possible for women's ensembles to enjoy this hauntingly beautiful late 19th century Spanish melody. Optional acoustic Guitar can add even more mystery. Unusually beautiful, and not difficult.
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Showcase your guyz with this 50's doo-wop hit! EZ to learn and fun to sing!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Michael Buble had a field day with this, and so can you and your choir! Now go save a city somewhere!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
I first heard this Blood, Sweat, and Tears tune while riding up the Mt. Shasta ski bowl chair lift with Roger Emerson (a student of mine at College of the Siskiyous). From the moment we heard the legendary instrumental intro we knew our lives would never be the same! This single song inspired me to start a small community college choir with Horn accompaniment. The rest, as they say, is history!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
From the Motion Picture "Up," this delightful 20's style tune is filled with old-fashioned bravado and adventure!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of my best-sellers, this Bobby Darin hit from the 50's is right on the money for both your younger singers and guyz groups! A fun story line with a rockin' rhythm section... get your towel choralography ready! An audience favorite!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
A slow-swingin' arrangement of this Fats Waller classic. I-Pak included.
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SATB
Full Perf.
A swinging adaptation of this traditional folk song with Horns and rhythm section, this is one of 5 pieces in my first-ever Kirby Shaw Choral Series. Our College of the Siskiyous Jazz Choir recorded this for promotional purposes in a tiny 8-Track studio in Redding, California. Eva-Tone Soundsheets (a thin plastic record!) were the rage back then. Quite the technology! SATB voices and Piano, Trumpet, Alto Sax, (2nd Trumpet), Tenor Sax (3rd Trumpet), Trombone, Bari Sax (2nd Trombone), Guitar, Bass
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
With or without choreography, this rockin' make-the-world-a-better-place original is the perfect positive message piece for your next concert. Sparkling Horn parts add extra power. Spirits will be lifted!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
This great Motown bonding tune is now available for women's voices. Sing this one anytime and anywhere!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
"Smack dab in the middle of the spirit zone" is where everyone will be upon hearing/performing/experiencing this energetic original spiritual. Dedicated to Jester Hairston, this choral piece features uplifting lyrics, soulful melodies, and a unique but easily assimilated formal structure. Somebody say "Amen!"
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
The great old Southern Baptist gospel song in a fresh new setting. There's even an opt. Dixieland band accompaniment!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
Give those old warhorse arrangements a rest and take a look at this fresh contemporary treatment with lotsa options,-- guaranteed standing ovation! This soulful a cappella arrangement is as black as this white man could make it! Sing this before a ball game, at a subway stop, on a street corner, or in a concert hall, and watch the crowd erupt! Also recorded on: Encore! Without a Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
From "Pajama Game" and inspired by the Pointer Sisters recording, this arrangement is exciting to sing, and works great with or without choreography. Excellent for beginning jazz choirs, but fun to sing at all levels.
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SATB
Full Perf.
Stan Kenton's Creative World company published a small library of vocal jazz arrangements back in the 1970's. This is one of them. Patterned after James Taylor's original recording, with Horns and rhythm, it's a great introduction to the Blues! And don't forget to write and sing your own lyrics as well! Original Publisher: Creative World Music Publications 1974
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of Berlin's best for show choirs, and one of my best-selling arrangements. (Thank you, Irving!) Dress up or dress down, this is an absolute hoot to sing! Opt. Horns add extra excitement!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
An original lyrical countermelody weds the timeless Isaiah text to this most tender of Austrian carols.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
We left the studio dancing after recording this one! Truly one of the most fun songs to sing on the planet!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
Patterned after Oliver Nelson's original recording and featuring the hipper- than-hip lyrics of Mark Murphy, imagine our delight when Mark agreed to record this with our College of the Siskiyous Jazz Choir! But wait, there's more... I actually got to scat with Mark,-- talk about an exciting time! Listen to our interaction! Guitar, Bass, Drums included. Recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1980 CD. Click on Listen Up!
STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOYSound MusicSATB
SAB
One of the legendary flagship tunes of the Swing Era, this one's fresh and fun, with an additional 32-bar opt. vocalese lying in wait for that special soloist the 2nd time through. Set in a medium tempo, excitement is guaranteed! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This is a perennial favorite for choirs who are looking for a soulful, bluesy treatment of this great old standard. The ShowTrax CD w/Horns is especially effective.
UNC Jazz PressSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
What fun! Patterned after the legendary Nat Cole's rendition with great lyrics, a medium swing groove, and a wailin' shout chorus. I-Pak included. Original Publisher: HLPC 1980 Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1980 CD, and on Colorado State University 1982 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Brian Setzer hit from the 80's will work great for your younger singers! Cat yowels are optional! VoiceTrax CD also available.
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Simple but effective Dixie-style vocal lines give this great old standard a new twist.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Popularized most recently by Bette Midler, this happy 40's swing tune will be a real crowd-pleaser!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Your younger singers will love the catchy hook of this 60's Archies hit about innocent love. It's fun and easily learned.
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
This happy 2-Pt. McGuire Sisters hit from 1956 is as sweet as it can get for SSA choral ensembles. Innocence and wholesomeness in one cute song!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
Spellbinding, and uniquely different than any other arrangement of this Gershwin classic. While directing Connection, the Jazz Choir at University of Missouri - Kansas City back in 1985, can you imagine how thrilling it was to perform this arrangement with Bobby McFerrin?! You can hear it if you click on Listen Up! Also recorded on: Concord - The CSU Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
UNC Jazz PressSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
One of my earlier up-tempo barn-burner festival winner arrangements. The hot big-band style shout-chorus sounds harder than it is. Plenty of room for improvisation. I-Pak included. Original Publisher: HLPC 1979 Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1979 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
First Etta James and now Beyonce... this soulful ballad is timeless, and it's all here in this arrangement.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Straight-ahead vocal jazz at it's finest. This one builds to a roaring climax!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Take a deep breath and hold on tight,
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
One of Stevie Wonder's best, this fresh arrangement of the 70's modal monster hit evolves out of the eerie snappy groove of the original while still making it accessible for choirs. Simple vocal stacks, uniquely hot Horn lines, and relentless rhythm... I love this arrangement!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Michael Buble revived this classic 50's Latin dance tune. With or without choreography, this arrangement is sooo hot and sultry! Opt. Spanish lyrics!
Hal LeonardSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Featured on GLEE, this Neil Diamond hit begins quietly and builds to a powerful chorus. Your guyz will love the TTB!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
Inspired by the Harlem Globetrotters who use this tune during their warmups, this a cappella swing setting is a perpetual crowd-pleaser, and a festival winner! Our choir at the University of Missouri - Kansas City sang this to the Globetrotters on their bus! Listen to the Just 4 Kicks recording of this song on: Just 4 Kicks - Side by Side CD. Click on Listen Up! Also recorded on: Concord - The CSU Jazz+Show Choir CD (go to Music! Music! Music! - The Vinyl Collection).
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A no-holds-barred Dixieland setting of this great standard with an optional authentic Dixieland Band for even more excitement! The last 30 bars really roar! Fun for all levels and abilities.
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
For women only. A swingin' update of the Teresa Brewer hit from the 50's.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This original swing tune is the perfect vehicle for jumpin' into vocal jazz. Logical scat syllables and tuneful improvised melodies make mastery of the group quasi- scat sections easy. Make swing your thing!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
With or without choreography, this original swing tune really smokes! Listen to the recording and hear for yourself!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Possibly the most down-and-dirty 12/8 slow swing arrangement ever of Barry Manilow's great tune! Very, very hot!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A great medley of 40's swing tunes. .Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy .Tuxedo Junction .The Joint Is Jumpin' .Sentimental Journey
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
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An original spiritual for your younger singers. Strong lyrics and a fun melody in a powerful gospel-rock setting.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
Easy introduction to 40's style vocal jazz with catchy lyrics a la Cab Calloway. Optional room for scatting. Listen to Kirby's recording of this song on: Kirby Shaw - The Other Side CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
With two sets of lyrics, this swingin' original is good to go all year
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
A slow blues from Bessie Smith's day, with great Piano licks and humorous lyrics. Perfect for making up your own lyrics,-- all you need are two rhyming lines. Go for it! Your students/singers will amaze you! I-Pak included. Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1980 CD, and on Colorado State University 1982 CD. Click on Listen Up!
ShawneeSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This classic swing tune is just pure fun, and it's easy to learn!
AlfredSATB
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Patterned after Al Jarreau's hipper-than-hip recording, this arrangement will provide a welcome contrast in any concert! Best-seller. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
TAKE IT EASYHal LeonardSATB
Easy and effective middle-of-the-road country arrangement of the Eagles hit. I-Pak included.
ShawneeSATB
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
This hard-drivin' original spiritual is chock-full of rockin' energy and hope! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
UNC Jazz PressSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
The swingin' Duke Ellington classic. SATB and SAB voicings are proven festival winners. Also available is the Discovery arrangement, for 3-Pt. Mixed voices, which works great for beginning choirs. Original Publisher: HLPC 1986, 2005 Listen to Kirby's recording of this song on: Kirby Shaw - The Other Side CD. Click on Listen Up! Also recorded on: Connection - The UMKC Jazz+Show Choir CD (go to Music! Music! Music! - The Vinyl Collection).
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
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A great introduction to vocal jazz, with snappy rhythms, easy/tasty contrapuntal writing, opt. solos 2nd time through and a great tune!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
If you like Manhattan Transfer close-harmony singing, then be sure to include this tasty Latin-laced standard from the 40's in your next concert. Set in a medium tempo, it exudes a quiet fire that will add something special to your concert repertoire. A solid change of pace.
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SATB
SAB
Full Perf.
The perils of taking Tango lessons are humorously explored in this medium Latino-groove Kirby original.
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
A classic festival original for your younger singers with a driving Piano accompaniment and singable vocal lines.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Part of the new Discovery Jazz series, this fun original is the ideal vehicle to teach your singers all about the Blues! VoiceTrax CD available.
Hal LeonardSATB
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
The most dramatic piece I've ever written. A song of brotherhood with a vibrant message. Check this out on YouTube! You'll see what I mean! Also recorded on: Connection - The UMKC Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
This a cappella arrangement of the tender and emotional Eric Clapton tribute to loved ones lost (in his case, his 4 year old son) will surely touch the heart of every singer and audience member.
Hal LeonardSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A doo-wop classic! Don't pass this one by just because you haven't heard of it. A hit in 1957, it'll be a hit with your audiences as well. Feature your best "street corner" singer, plug in the narrator (solemnly re-stating each commandment) and you've got yourself a hoot-and-a-half.
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
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What a great change of pace for your men! You can scoot your boots during the Piano solo (opt. Fiddle solo included) or just whoop and holler! John Denver'd be proud!
Hal LeonardSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A take down of the Boyz II Men recording, this is a great a cappella gratitude song.
AlfredSATB
SSAA
Full Perf.
ABBA's tribute song to the power of music in their lives. In an a cappella setting, you can sing this anywhere and everywhere!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Re-issued as a "must-have" classic from the early days of Vocal Jazz education, this barn-burner never lets up. A festival winner many times over, this is as good as it gets! Original Publisher: HLPC 1980, 2004
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Bring the happy feeling of Dixieland Jazz into your next concert with this snappy Ragtime classic from 1914! Done up in authentic Dixieland style, your singers will love the ample opportunities to sound like a vocal band with or without the optional Dixie Horn section. Get ready to strut your stuff!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This popular Neapolitan street-song style pop hit from the 50's is a perfect way to build your younger singer's tone quality while having fun at the same time! Then turn your quasi-operatic "la-las" loose on the 2nd verse and really ham-it- up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
I love this tune! One of Neil Sedaka's best, featuring an infectious melody and uplifting lyrics about the healing/inspiring power of music. In a powerful rock setting, it's a great way to start or end your show!
Sound MusicSATB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
This sweetly romantic a cappella ballad has achieved legendary status over the years. Written by Bobby Troupe (Route 66, Lemon Twist, Girl Talk) and originally popularizd by The Four Freshmen and later by The Beach Boys, this arrangement is almost note-for-note like the original Four Freshmen recording, but it's do-able by SATB or TTBB. It belongs in every jazz choir library. Original Publisher: HLPC 1976, 1984 Also recorded on: Encore! Without A Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
THEME FROM ICE CASTLES (See ICE CASTLES)
THEME FROM SPIDER MAN (See SPIDER MAN)
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
This fresh spiritual for younger singers stays true to the tradition with strong harmonies, syncopated rhythms and a "do-right" message, all done in a powerful gospel-rock setting. Not difficult. All aboard!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
One of the cutest "payback" songs ever written. Arranged in the style of Nancy Sinatra, but hotter!
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
This great Lerner & Leowe classic from "Paint Your Wagon" will have your men sounding as big as all outdoors. Every choral library should have this arrangement! A perennial best-seller.
AlfredSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
An easy swing setting of the great Gershwin standard. The mock-opera middle section will break your audiences up! Original Publisher: HLPC 1990
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A most tender and loving way to say goodbye, this Point of Grace hit is downright wonderful! Take a listen,-- it will definitely tug at your heartstrings!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This easy blues original will add a fresh new dimension to your choral performances. With a highly contagious shuffle groove and opt. hot Horns, this one's also a great vehicle for your singers to make up their own lyrics suitable to the occasion. (Trust me... you'll be absolutely amazed at their creativity). There's even room for the audience to sing along! Great as a concert opener! I've taught this song to choirs all over the world. It never fails!
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SAB
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"I can do most anything if I try hard enough, and everything's within my reach if my dreams are strong enough." Finally, something swingingly patriotic! A tribute to the American work ethic.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
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Inst.
"We are destined to succeed, we've got everything we'll need, and the future is ours to see." This powerful original is ideal for graduation. Use the hot Horns for additional super-charged inspiration.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A vocal solo w/Piano begins this much-loved spiritual. From there it builds to a final joy-filled chorus w/opt. descant "a little more peace, a little more love, a little more joy from heaven above."
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This George Benson hit grooves well in a slow, mysterious Latin-rock setting. One of a kind, and a definite change of pace for your concert programming. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Your younger singers will dig this arrangement of the iconic American spiritual. Beginning in a minor mode, the hauntingly powerful melody soon gives way to a major harmonic setting strongly emphasizing universal values of justice, love and freedom. A driving rock Piano accompaniment with opt. Hammer sounds throughout add additional drama. It's hammer time!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
During my early choral arranging days, I was looking for Public Domain songs to arrange. This was one of the most fun ones for me at that time. With Horns and rhythm, it swings mightily! I-Pak included.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
This piece follows hot-on-the-heels of ROCK-A MY SOUL! Your kids provide all the locomotive sounds in this churnin'-burnin' train song! Modal harmonies in a rock setting add drama along with a final descant. All aboard!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Fun-loving medley of oldies just begging for some couple-choreography. .Those Good Old Days .Alexander's Ragtime Band .By the Light of the Silvery Moon .Oh! You Beautiful Doll .Cuddle Up a Little Closer .Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey
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Three short poems by David Ross: Morning Rises; The Daylight Moon; Where Willows Wait Is Water. Moderately difficult, contemporary harmonies. (Also available for alto solo and 3 Bb Clarinets).
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
The exuberant Above The Plain, the gentle and lilting Zum-Ta-Di-Ya, and the contrasting moods of Walking At Night are combined in a delightful folk medley. Can be sung separately. Piano accompaniment provides fresh and creative textual enhancement. A proven festival winner. .Above the Plain .Zum-Ta-Di-Ya .Walking at Night
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Inst.
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Your girls will charm audiences out of their seats with this irresistibly cute arrangement of the 40's classic. Boop Boop Dittem Dattem Whattem... Chu! Also recorded on: Encore! Without A Song CD. Click on Listen Up!
THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE (See ICE CASTLES)
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
A hard-driving Horn-laden rock rendition of the Beatles hit. Powerful! One of my favorite choral arrangements!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Guaranteed to tickle your articulators, this infectious samba from south of the border will get everybody excited! Mostly in unison and 2-Pt., this arrangement then breaks out into a 40's style call-and-response swing section a la Sing, Sing, Sing which builds to a climax before returning to repeat the original melody. Something delightfully different for your next concert.
TIDE RISES, THEHal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
This short Jr. High a cappella original gives your younger singers an achievable opportunity to sing carefully crafted, contemporary harmonies. Logical voice- leading makes this possible. The perfect choice for festivals.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
From "The Music Man," this heavenly a cappella arrangement is more wholesome than Mom's apple pie! Everybody say Ahh! Listen to Kirby's recording of this song on: It's About Time! CD. Click on Listen Up!
Alfred2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Having a gorilla for a pet (think ET with fur) can lead to some hair-raising adventures! This original is truly one-of-a-kind! Easy. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
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What's more American than Jazz! This fine jazz standard has it all: the melody gets passed around to all parts, EZ and fun counterpoint, a tasty stop-chorus in the middle, and a roaring finish! No soloists needed. Moderate voice ranges. Listen to Kirby's recording of this song on: It's About Time! CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Popularized by Celine Dion and featured on the hit TV series Glee, this soulful ballad is exceptionally powerful.
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"Today's the day to fall in love with you." A swingin' original in a medium- tempo. Chord Chart Accompaniment.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A relentlessly rockin' original concert-opening show choir winner!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Hot, hot, hot! This original really fans the Latino flames! Humidity-laden lyrics, catchy melodies, a way-cool (if you'll pardon the expression) vocal stack, magma-based Horn parts, and an absolutely sizzling finale! One of my hottest originals ever!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
A medley of great Duke Ellington tunes,-- that's an arranging assignment that sounds like heaven to me! Listen to the recording for Mark Murphy's stellar solo on the bridge of Solitude! I-Pak included. .Don't Get Around Much Anymore .Solitude .Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me .It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1980 CD. Click on Listen Up!
TROUBLE WITH HELLO IS GOODBYE, THESound MusicSATB
SSAA
Full Perf.
Ballads don't get any nicer than this Bergman/Grusin classic. In a lush a cappella setting, the melody is shared and vocal lines are lyrical and logical throughout. Extra yummy! I'm not too proud that my daughter's high school choir is featured on the recording!
ShawneeSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
At last! I've wanted to arrange this tune for more than 30 years... yippee! Patterned after the Manhattan Transfer recording but kicked up another notch with the hot-Horn section, this one is 40's swing at its best!
Hal LeonardFull Perf.
Inst.
Your ladies will love this bouncy and irresistibly cute arrangement of the Laverne Baker hit from the 50's. Check it out!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
All of the fun from the Roaring 20's is here! This arrangement begs for movement... how
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Look out! Brother Ray would dig this contemporary a cappella treatment of his hit song! The funky rock beginning busts into a solid swingin' 16-bar section later on and then returns for a funky finish. Hey, add a beat-box if you want!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
Full Perf.
Alternating between a lyrical 4/4 and a soulful 12/8 middle section, this arrangement offers up a fresh treatment of the 50's standard.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Undecided? You don't have to be. This great standard from 1939 has it all: varied choral textures, infectious background riffs, opt. scat solo, written- out solo vocalese in a straight-ahead swing setting. Buy it now!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
SSAA
Full Perf.
This delightful deep sea ditty from Disney's "Little Mermaid" works great in a Caribbean-style a cappella setting. Simple vocal bass lines under 3-part harmony with numerous 2-bar solos (opt.) and optional Shaker make "going under" a real treat!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This arrangement of the Natalie Cole w/Nat King Cole hit is just delicious! A true classic!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Powerful original emphasizing love, brother/sisterhood, and what we can do to make a better world.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
The idea that the people of the world are a whole lot more similar than different is central to this powerful original. With a strong world-beat rhythmic underlay and a middle section where soloists speak the word "Unity" in many different languages, this piece offers you and your choir a unique opportunity to promote fresh thinking about the future of our world.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Expressive lyrics and a graceful melody reinforce the message of friendship in this Kirby original. Great for graduation or anytime. Opt. Violin/Flute included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This stirring spiritual tribute to the universal call of music is filled with inspiration. It'll take you "down home" for sure!
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
Full Perf.
A short, happy close-harmony arrangement of the familiar Santa toon that's perfect for your holiday programming!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
True to James Taylor's classic rendition, this soulful medium rock tempo arrangement is so heart-warming!
AlfredFull Perf.
Inst.
A take-no-prisoners Best of Broadway medley for real women! Sassy and sensational! .Big Spender .Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Drag out your raccoon coat and join in on this ragtime classic! Authentic Dixie- style Horns (opt.) add to the fun!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Ooooooo! A delicious setting of the Natalie Cole hit,-- sooo romantic!
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Inst.
Based on my Doctoral dissertation, this original "Bible" for Vocal Jazz Style is an indispensable teaching aid for developing jazz choirs. Explanations, exercises and a rehearsal CD. Very practical. (Imagine... a Doctoral dissertation that's actually practical.) Also good for improvisation. Superseded by Vocal Jazz Style - 2nd Edition. Rehearsal/Performance CD.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Generally considered to be the stylistic "Bible" for this genre, freshly updated for new generations. Teacher's manual, student scores, and a rehearsal- demonstration CD take the mystery out of learning this vital American art form. Buy this and you'll also get 3 of my originals. SATB, but usable for singers in any combination. This should be in every jazz choir library! .18 vocal exercises for accents, inflections, swing rhythms plus complete arrangements of BRAND NEW ATTITUDE; DOCTOR DOOM; S
Shawnee2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
There's no need to dial 1 for more options, they're all here in this loopy 4+ minute tribute to the joys and perils of voice mail! Theme from "2001," Rap, Calliope, Tribal Rock, and more! Zany and laugh-out-loud entertaining!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This cajun/country adaptation of the great American train song will have everybody a-hootin' and a-hollerin'! Alternating verses and choruses with cajun-rock and country 2-beat grooves, plus an authentic Fiddle part (doubled in Piano) that can stand on it's own or accompany a little barn-dancin'. What are you waitin' for?
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
With fresh new lyrics describing Moses and the Israelites' inspiring journey through the parting of the Red Sea, this unique arrangement is perfect for that special soloist in your choir. Intensely dramatic!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
A rousing Dixieland style arrangement of this Ragtime classic, with optional "vocal band" in the center section. Happy and exciting!
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A la the Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, this men's feature will bring down the house! EZ-to-learn.
ShawneeSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Walking tall I'll face tomorrow, walking tall I'll reach my goal." An inspirational rock-ballad.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Remove all traces of ho-hum from your choral warmups with this fresh and original batch of 18 stylistically diverse exercises. Designed to be sung a cappella or with the exciting ShowTrax CD, the opportunities to improve all things choral will amaze and delight you.
WARMUPS FOR THE JAZZ AND SHOW CHOIRUNC Jazz PressSATB
Avoid the "blahs" during warm-up. Here are 15 fun and functional exercises in a variety of styles! Original Publisher: HLPC 1978
Hal LeonardSSAA
Full Perf.
Ladies a cappella groups will flourish singing this fresh treatment of the classic American folk song. Stunning!
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One of 5 choral arrangements in my first-ever Kirby Shaw Choral Series, in a funky jazz-rock setting with Horns and rhythm. It was an exciting time for a budding choral arranger! SATB voices and Piano, Trumpet, Alto Sax, (2nd Trumpet), Tenor Sax (3rd Trumpet), Trombone, Bari Sax (2nd Trombone), Guitar, Bass, Drums. Original Publisher: Hansen Publications 1975
WAVESound MusicSATB
SAB
One of Jobim's best-ever Bossa Novas. In a medium Bossa groove with an original Kirby vocalese scat section, this one's a perfect contrasting piece for concerts/festivals. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
One of Jerome Kern and Dorothy Field's best, this arrangement spells Romance with a capital R! Opt. male solo at the bridge, lush harmonies, and varied textures... ahhhh!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
With a yummy melody and great lyrics, this is straight-ahead vocal jazz at its best! Thank you, Jerome Kern!
Hal LeonardTBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Your guys will rule singing this monster Michael Jackson hit. For extra appeal, have your ladies supply the super-simple back-up singer echos during the choruses.
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Your younger singers will succeed mightily when singing this rockin' 2-beat arrangement of the classic American folk song.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This Sister Sledge rock anthem from the 70's has a message that's just as relevant today as back then. Optional solos, a fun vocal stack and a hot ShowTrax CD add to the excitement. So happy and a real crowd-pleaser!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
This stirring patriotic partner song can be learned very quickly! 2-Pt. Any Combination voices and Piano.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
The title says it all! This upbeat rockin' original affirms the power of music to bring good things into our daily lives. A great concert theme or sung anywhere, anytime!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Written well before Barack Obama's presidential campaign (Durn, maybe I should have waited 12 years... nah!), this funky 2-beat rockin' original emphasizes the good that can happen when people work together toward a common goal. Positive, energetic, and uplifting!
AlfredSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
I cried the first time I heard this song. With words like "We can be kind... we can take care of each other," what's not to like! A beautiful reminder of what's most important! Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
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SAB
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"We Dance! We Sing! Music is the thing that brings us all together." This up- beat original is a testimony to the power of musical expression!
Hal Leonard2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Co-written with John Jacobson, this musical has everything you'll need to introduce your younger singers to the history of American Jazz! Fun and educational! 2-Pt. voices and Piano, Teacher's Manual, Singer's Edition .We Haz Jazz! .Let's Jam! .Work Song .I'm Old Enough to Sing the Blues .Up the M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I .Hobo Swing
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This uplifting rockin' original is just what a choir needs to make the world a better place. With inspiring lyrics and melody, a powerful rhythmic base and a middle section where thought-provoking quotations are recited, the time for action is now! "There'll be problems to overcome... we'll overcome them one by one... our quest for peace has just begun, we sing, we sing, we sing!"
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Bon Jovi sang this in Berlin for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Inpirational power-rock!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"We will sing with voices streaming toward the sun! We will sing
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
An outstanding better-world medium-rock original. A great way to close your concert, inspire everyone at graduation, or just sing, anywhere and anytime!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
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A great Al Jarreau, EZ-goin', 2-beat swingin' love song. You owe it to yourself and your singers to sing this piece sometime. My wife and I used this tune as a morning wake-up for years! A great sentiment! Also recorded on: Concord - The CSU Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
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SAB
2-Pt.
"We're singin' in America, our favorite place to be! We're singin' in America from sea to shining sea! There's every kind of music, endless possibilities! We're singin' in America! America!" Beginning and ending in a power-rock mode, it shifts to a rousing swing tempo in the middle section. A great concert opener or anytime!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
"We're so glad that you're here with us tonight." An original rockin' show choir opener with a warm, welcoming message.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
This may be the ultimate recruiting piece for choirs! Four distinctive, classically- based melodies showcasing Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass at the beginning, come together for an "all-4-at-once" glorious finale! Lots of tongue-in-cheek humor and opportunities to be quasi-operatic! A true show-stopper!
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
With quiet intensity, this 18th century text is treated polyphonically. Haunting and original!
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Inst.
Bursting with the newness of life, this Celtic-flavored original will be a Spring- time celebration for your women's choral ensemble. With optional Flute, Tambourine and Hand Drum, this would be a great concert/festival opener. SSA voices and Piano, opt. C Instrument and Percussion included.
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
An easy-to-sing, relaxed swingin' original. Guitar, Bass, Drums included. Also recorded on: College of the Siskiyous 1979 CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
People tell me this is one of my best gospel arrangements ever! With a Piano part by Joe Jennings, an opening rubato solo and a final repeated quasi-Doobie-esque "Takin' It To The Streets" section, this rousing gospel-rock arrangement will bring the house down! Guitar, Bass, Drums included. Also recorded at College of the Siskiyous with Joe Jennings as soloist (go to Music! Music! Music - The Vinyl Collection).
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
Inst.
A swingin' gospel original with uplifting lyrics. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Sound MusicSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Echoing back to my legendary festival-winning arrangement of THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC, this Cole Porter classic works great as a hot samba, with a brief, slow and soulful swing section near the end. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Pay a soulful tribute to brother Ray with this 5-minute medley of 3 of his greatest hits. .Hallelujah I Love Him/Her So .Georgia On My Mind .What'd I Say
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
One of Irving Berlin's best, set for a cappella voices. A perennial best-seller!
WHEEL IN A WHEELHal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Your jr. high/middle school singers will love the gospel-rock setting of this classic spiritual! It features 4 optional and EZ-to-learn solos, a fun final descant for those special canaries in your soprano section, and a catchy chorus.
AlfredSATB
SSAA
Other
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
Is there a better ballad than this? This is my best-selling a cappella ballad arrangement with the possible exception of my arrangement of Billy Joel's "And So It Goes"! Now available in SSAB a cappella voices. Original Publisher: HLPC 1995 Also recorded on: Connection - The UMKC Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
AlfredSATB
SSAA
Full Perf.
One of my top 3 best-selling a cappella ballads, lush romantic harmonies combined with a great melody and lyric make this one a must-have!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Listen Up!
I love to play Dixieland Jazz, so it's a real treat to write out real Dixie-style Horn parts (opt.) for this great American standard! This one's the real deal! You can even add original "Mama don't allow..." verses in the middle section! An outstanding crowd-pleaser! Also recorded on: Concord - The CSU Jazz+Show Choir CD. Click on Listen Up!
WHEN WILL I BE LOVEDHal LeonardSAB
A kickin' version of the Linda Ronstadt hit. Easy shuffle-swing style with a country flavor. Can you say "groovy"? I-Pak included.
Hal LeonardSATB
Full Perf.
The launch-tune for Alison Krauss' career, this tender light-rock ballad is so sweet. Solo or duet feature.
Hal LeonardSSAA
Full Perf.
A yummy arrangement of this terrific song from "Oliver" for 4-part women!
Hal LeonardSATB
2-Pt.
3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
A fresh treatment of the perennially-popular traditional carol. All the echo sections are retained, but the Caribbean rhythmic setting really makes this arrangement sound fresh and new. Perfect for singers of any age.
Hal LeonardSATB
SSAA
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
I've wanted to do an a cappella arrangement of this great Irving Berlin classic for a long time. And I finally got to do it! Beautiful harmonies, varied choral textures, lyrical voice-leading, and you'll love the oft-neglected introduction! Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
WHO CAN I TURN TOSound MusicSATB
SSAA
This great Broadway classic works great in a medium swing setting... but wait, 2nd time through there's a big-band style shout chorus that'll bring down the house.
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
Inst.
Your younger singers will enjoy the atmospheric setting of this classic Emily Dickenson poem. Perfect for festivals or concerts. Unique! Opt. Hand Drum included.
Hal Leonard3-Pt. Mixed
Full Perf.
This gospel-flavored Christmas original is just the ticket for your younger singers or women's ensembles this holiday season. A driving Piano part, authentic and easy-to-sing vocals, two optional solos and a descant,-- your Christmas closer is right here!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
This lovely Scottish folk tune, popularized by Judy Collins in the 60's, speaks to the beauty of love and nature intertwined. EZ-to-learn with optional vocal solos, and guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye. Optional acoustic Guitar can add to the folk flavor, or you can accompany the choir with Guitar only. One of my favorite folk song choral arrangements.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
Inst.
Billy Preston's 70's hit gets a rockin'-fresh treatment. Opt. hot Horns add to the excitement!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
This Carol is heavenly. A lyrical new melody wedded to the traditional text, a delicate Piano part, SSA angelic responses in the 2nd verse, and optional Flute obbligato give this piece a special freshness and clarity.
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
Become part of the earth with this inspiring song from the movie "Mighty Joe Young". With meaningful African lyrics, the harmony is simple but the feeling intense. Don't miss the lush orchestration on the ShowTrax CD. Truly unique!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
Inst.
"Give me wings to fly when it's time to go higher. Give me courage to try, so my star can burn brighter." This powerful gospel-tinged original is filled with hope. In a gospel-waltz setting, this piece would make a great concert closer or graduation finale.
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SATB
Full Perf.
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A jaunty a cappella rendition of this holiday favorite! SSATB Also recorded on: Encore! An A Cappella Christmas CD. Click on Listen Up!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
Full Perf.
A gorgeous a cappella setting of the Rodgers & Hart classic... sooo romantic!
Hal LeonardSSAA
Full Perf.
I love arranging romantic ballads for women. This classic Rodgers and Hart creation is no exception... lush and heart-felt.
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SAB
2-Pt.
Full Perf.
"For the good that can be done; for the race that can be won; we'll sing with one voice, with one voice!" Inspirational power-rock!
Hal LeonardSATB
SAB
TBB-TTBB
Full Perf.
This rousing Celtic-flavored a cappella celebration of the joy of choral music- making is truly unique and easy to learn. Five simple declamatory solos lead to two exuberantly different choruses. Hey, make up your own verse!
AlfredSATB
SAB
SSAA
Full Perf.
Listen Up!
One of my all-time favorite a cappella ballad arrangements, this classic makes a stellar concert closer, encore, or heart-string grabber any time, any place. Recorded on: Encore! Without a Song CD. Click on Listen Up! Also listen to the Just 4 Kicks recording of this song on: Just 4 Kicks - Side by Side CD (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/just4kicks2).
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Your women will bring down the house with this soul-stirring arrangement! A strong and soulful Piano part, contemporary harmonies, and 3 optional solos make this a powerhouse arrangement you won't want to miss. Not difficult.
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From "South Pacific," it's a wonderful and happy women's feature.
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Straight-ahead, happy vocal jazz!
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More than a little appropriate for our current times, this Pointer Sisters' hit from the 70's sparkles with new relevance!
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A Shaw original concert opener a la "One" from Chorus Line. Very easy, and great with choreography.
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The title says it all. This luscious song in an a cappella setting is as soulfully romantic as you can get! One of my favorite a cappella ballad arrangements.
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Bluesy treatment of this great guy-girl song! A classic!
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Straight ahead medium swing treatment of this Sinatra classic. Guitar, Bass, Drums included.
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A sweet 40's Christmas ballad with tight harmonies at an EZ pace. There'll be some sighing in the audience when you finish this one.
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One of Irving Berlin's best partner songs. Reeeeally EZ-to-learn and absolutely delightful!
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As performed by The Righteous Brothers, this is one of the most haunting, compelling, and soulful recordings of all time, and it's all here in this arrangement.
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A swingin' rendition of the Hank Williams classic in a "Lonesome Road" style, It's country but jazzy. Easy 3 part. I-Pak wHorns included.
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Similar in style to the 1977 arrangement but slightly more sophisticated. Opt. improvisation or written out Flute, Trumpet, Alto Sax solos 2nd time through.
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This rockin' arrangement of the Loggins & Messina hit from the 70's is irresistible, with a beginning 2-beat groove that bursts into a roaring Horn- blazing shuffle for each chorus. Plenty of room for dancing if you're so inclined! Easy to sing! Listen to the recording!
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Popularized by the legendary Louis Armstrong back in the 1950's, here's one of the last great holiday novelty songs that no one's ever arranged chorally. More fun than a big bag of Santa's toys!
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This one-of-a-kind calypso tune is hilarious and sooo fun to sing! Your audiences will flip... and so will you!
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Show/Pop choirs, get ready! This is one of the funnest originals I've ever done. Impossible not to move to, it's hot, and everybody, including a few Louisiana bayou alligators will have a good time!