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E PLURIBUS UNUM
E Pluribus Unum, "out of many, one", is the phrase on the Seal of the United States. Never codified by law, the phrase was considered a de facto motto of the United States until 1956. This sets the tone for this strong setting for developing tenor-bass ensembles. Gilpin affords singers the opportunity to develop independent part-singing with pure, uniform, Latin vowels.
CHICKEN ON A FENCEPOST
Chicken scratchin' fun abounds in Gilpin’s arrangement of this 19th century dance reels Hello Susie Brown and Four in the Middle. Even though this is a novelty piece, it is full of teaching opportunity, rehearsal fun and is sure to be a performance gem.
Look no further for that unique multicultural programming gem. Gilpin's setting of this Middle Eastern folk song is bright, fun and flirtatious! The text, in classic Arabic, tells the story of a traveling salesman selling Indian muslin, taffeta and other pretty material and wares for women to purchase. The Arabic is repetitive, easily learned, and helps fuel the rhythmic feel of the melody and overall style of the piece. A pronunciation guide and translation are provided, along with helpful performance notes.
CGE128, 3-Part Mixed
CGECD55, P/A CD
Whether performed on risers, as a processional, or encircling the audience, this celebratory fanfare is the perfect opening number for concert or festival and is appropriate for use throughout the school year. The middle section is in 3/2 and provides an interesting and fun contrast. The text both in easy Latin and English, and an optional English text is provided for sacred use.
CGE80, 3-Part Mixed
CGECD37, P/A CD
WHEN THE TRAIN COMES ALONG MEDLEY
Three popular spirituals: When the Train Comes Along; This Train; and The Gospel Train comprise this dynamic and rhythmic mini-medley. Packing tons of energy, it’s also a fabulous choice for use as a closing number or encore. Gilpin’s smart piano accompaniment emulates the rhythmic motion of a train and provides added interest and excitement.
CGECD51, P/A CD
FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW
Creating a mood full of wonder, mystery and anticipation, Gilpin's expressive original is a superb choice for your winter or holiday concert. The hauntingly beautiful minor melody is first stated in unison. It then expands into full harmony, culminating in an ending of quiet unison. This piece provides wonderful opportunities to teach phrasing, text interpretation, rubato and to experience a full range of dynamics. "I see footprints in the snow, where they lead, I do not know. Who is this traveler all alone? Should I folloW... or turn for home?"
GOIN' NOW TO SEE THE BABY
Driving rhythms, syncopation, and a full spectrum of dynamic create an air of mystery and a sense of anticipation in this memorable contemporary original. Strong unison lines are complemented by full harmonies and a short descant for either a soloist or small group of sopranos lifts propels the piece to its dynamic conclusion. You don’t want to miss this Christmas showpiece, which will provide a marvelous contrast to your holiday programming.
CGECD54, P/A CD
A NEWER WORLD
Anthemic, heroic, and bold, the words of Alfred, Lord Tennyson spring to life through superb choral writing and a stirring piano accompaniment. A powerful opening theme builds to a final avalanche of sound, evoking the sp adventure. "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
00-43590, PianoTrax 8 CD
WHO'S THAT KNOCKIN'?
This fantastic original a cappella spiritual is not to be missed! An insistent melody opens the piece in unison, and then fully develops with rhythmic syncopations, varied choral textures, and dramatic dynamics. A challenging mixed meter section and a compelling descant build anticipation, leading to a satisfying musical payoff!
A LA MEDIA NOCHE (AT THE HOUR OF MIDNIGHT)
Add some multicultural flair to holiday concerts with this lively arrangement of the Puerto Rican Christmas carol! The playful "la la" section and syncopated verses come even more alive with the addition of handclaps and percussion ostinato.
00-45390, 3-Part Mixed
00-45393, SoundTrax CD
THE TWELVE DAYS OF A REGIFTED CHRISTMAS
This hilarious send-up spoofs the usual gifts presented in the well-known song: "eight ugly sweaters, seven pink flamingos, six Hawaiian shirts." The parody text provides lots of laughs, while the ever-changing musical styles (including even Latin and disco) are guaranteed to entertain.
00-43338, SoundTrax CD
CANDY CANE LANE
This bubby, contemporary country-pop release from Point of Grace has darling lyrics and a catchy chorus that begs for choreography. Perform it with the optional SoundTrax CD to add some flair to your holiday program.
00-45366, SoundTrax CD
NEVER MY LOVE
One of the most-played songs of all-time on radio and television! Introduce singers to the whispery harmonies of 1960s California pop. Accessible choral writing that is expressive and musically satisfying!
00-45530, SoundTrax CD
DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOU NOW
Featured in On Your Feet! The Musical, the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, this well-known power ballad earned a Grammy nomination in 1990. Optional Spanish lyrics are included in the publication.
00-45571, SoundTrax CD
ALL I NEED IS AN ANGEL
Performed by Carly Rae Jepsen in the live television adaptation, this touching new ballad will melt the hearts of both choir and audience.
00-45588, SoundTrax CD
HERITAGE MUSIC PRESS
I PLANT YOU A GARDEN
Gently flowing musical lines, a well-wishing work effective for any moving-on ceremony.
99/3626H, P/A CD
FUN, FUN, FUN
A JOLLY, JINGLING CAROL MEDLEY
15/3334H, 3-Part Mixed
15/33342H, TB Listen
SWING DOWN, EZEKIEL!
15/3344H TB with Descant
YE FOLLOWERS OF THE LAMB
Commissioned by the Northeast Oklahoma Choral Directors Association Honor Choir, the traditional Shaker song is superbly set for a cappella mixed voices. Beginning hushed and energized, the piece builds to an explosive end of joy and celebration. “Sing on, dance on ye followers of the Lamb”!
WYNKEN, BLYNKEN, AND NOD
The delightful Eugene Field poem is a fantasy bed-time story about three children sailing and fishing amongst the stars from a boat which is a wooden shoe, symbolizing a sleepy child's blinking eyes, nodding head and trundle bed. The original music is rhythmic and up-tempo reflecting the story in a novel and wonderfully teachable way.
35030765, PianoTrax CD
THE BEGINNING OF LOVE
THIS OL' MAN
35030724, 3-Part Mixed
Dolly Parton’s inspirational hit was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award. It’s motivating text, rhythmic melody and Bluegrass accompaniment create an exciting and refreshing choral for mixed voices as well as men’s choirs.
35030613 Rhythm Parts (Digital)
35030614, StudioTrax CD
I LOVE ROCK 'N' ROLL MEDLEY
This medley is a wonderful way to teach American classic rock 'n' roll songs, add some edge and theme to your concert and entertain your audiences who just might sing along! Easy to learn and perform, the medley uses "I Love Rock 'n Roll", "Rock Around the Clock", and "Old Time Rock and Roll".
35030821, Rhythm Parts (Digital)
35030822, StudioTrax CD
Grab your washboards and kazoos, heat up the vittles and get ready to entertain country style with a bit of hillbilly thrown in! "When you live in the country, everybody is your neighbor!" Bill Monroe's 1954 hit continues to be enjoyed with this lively and novel arrangement.
35030716, StudioTrax CD
STAR OF WONDER
This original, a cappella work sings of the star above Bethlehem shining to lead all to the "gift of love and light". A tinge of Appalachian style can be heard in this vocal setting and should be embraced. Optional percussion is encouraged, bringing rhythmic life below the pulsed vocals. A perfect selection that fits nicely at any point during your program.
35030765, PianoTrax CD
WELCOME NOW, THE HOLIDAY
This original, a cappella work is a perfect opener or processional for your holiday concert. A light melodic line of descriptive phrases, sings above vocals that accompany with a breathy bounce. A wonderfully fun and unique selection that's easy to learn and sing!
Two Czech and Austrian carols are showcased here. Simple and gentle elegance flows throughout this work for young voices as well as women. The original text using "The Rocking Carol" beautifully introduces the snow theme of "Still, Still, Still" and highlights the quality of quiet and thoughtful singing.
35030765, PianoTrax CD
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