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ARMED FORCES - THE PRIDE OF AMERICA
CM9481, SSA - NEW VOICING
Gilpin's elegant melodic portrayal of Dunbar's haunting text is constantly propelled forward by the undulating accompaniment. Women's ensembles of all abilities will experience growth through the wonderfully rich intervals coupled with opportunities for expressive text painting found in this not-to-be-overlooked choral.
NOW SLEEPS THE CRIMSON PETAL
Greg Gilpin's setting of Lord Alfred Tennyson's time-honored text is a musical example of text painting set to lush harmonic phrases and lyric melodies. The simple yet supportive accompaniment showcases the vocals throughout. A concert or festival winner.
CM9476, SSA - NEW VOICING
CM9494, SAB - NEW VOICING
THERE IS SWEEET MUSIC HERE
BL974, 3-Part Mixed - NEW VOICING
BL982, SATB - NEW VOICING
EVERYBODY'S GOT A PLACE IN THE CHOIR
Rich with mystery and replete with expressive, emotional writing, Gilpin's setting of the distinguished text by Paul Laurence Dunbar is a superb choice for concert or festival. Featuring word painting, rich harmonies, haunting melodies and contrasting major and minor keys, it had its premiere at Carnegie Hall in June, 2017. A Learning Resource Page is included.
CGECD77, P/A CD
I'M SEEIN' THINGS AT NIGHT!
Based on the poem Seein' Things by Eugene Field, Gilpin has cleverly crafted a fun, creative programming winner. The whispering features in the introduction and ending lend a unique touch and texture and enhance the mysterious mood. There are many opportunities to teach word painting, dynamic contrasts, staccato and legato singing, minor mode, and inner hearing.
CGECD78, P/A CD
ALL MY HEART SHALL SING WITH JOY!
What a dynamic way to open your concert with this exciting original about the joy that we feel in our hearts when we experience and share our gifts of music! Joyous melodies, an energized accompaniment, and a more lyrical, expressive middle section all grace this concert/festival winner which had its premiere at Carnegie Hall in June, 2017.
CGECD88, P/A CD
WE'RE GOIN' ON A SLEIGH RIDE!
(A Partner Song with Jingle Bells)
Grab your coat, scarf and mittens and join us on a sleigh ride! This bright and festive winter partner song features the familiar Jingle Bells as the Descant, giving your singers the experience of briefly singing in three parts, each with their own independent melody. Add some sleigh bells and let the fun begin!
CGE194, 2-Part with Descant
CGECD84, 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
IT HAD TO BE YOU
Words by Gus Kahn, music by Isham Jones / arr. Greg Gilpin
First published in 1924, this beautiful melody has been recorded by a wide variety of hit-makers includingRay Charles, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, and Carrie Underwood. Quickly-learned choral parts make this an easy feature for groups of all types.
00-46407, SoundTrax CD
LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING
Words by James Weldon Johnson, music by J. Rosamond Johnson / arr. Greg Gilpin
This contemporary spiritual boasts a rich history as a song of liberation and has been dubbed the “Black American National Anthem.” Greg’s tour-de-force arrangement opens with a powerful unison before developing into thick gospel harmonies. Perform with the SoundTrax CD or the SoundPax parts for guitar, bass, and drumset. Both words and music will resonate long after the final glorious chord!
00-45685, SoundTrax CD
LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER
Words and music by Neil Sedaka, and Howard Greenfield / arr. Greg Gilpin
Originally recorded by Sedaka, this classic shot to worldwide fame when the Captain and Tennille released it as the lead single on their 1975 debut album. With sensible voice-leading, this fun, rhythmic arrangement is crafted for success!
American Folk Song / arr. Greg Gilpin
This frolicsome American folk song is sure to leave toes tapping and hands clapping. A spoken rhythmic introduction ushers in the familiar melody, which is ultimately accompanied by independent counterlines at the height of Greg’s playful arrangement. The live-instrument SoundTrax CD adds a blue grass flavor.
00-46371, 3-Part Mixed
00-46373, SoundTrax CD
SWINGIN' SAINT NICK!
Sweet harmonies and swing rhythms make for a fantastically fun arrangement of “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” that is equally appropriate for jazz, show, and concert groups. The optional SoundPax or SoundTrax CD will bring a 40s feel to your holiday performance. Perfect with choreography, Santa hats, and smiles!
00-46360, SoundTrax CD
00-45660, SAB a cappella - NEW VOICING
ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY (A Gospel Setting)
35031166, SATB - NEW VOICING
35031167, SSA - NEW VOICING
HOLD FAST YOUR DREAMS
Selected lines from Louise Driscoll’s poem, set here in a vibrant and grand setting, will become your signature piece. Beginning with fanfare, the piece exalts the title then sings with long lines of melodic and harmonic lines above a rhythmic and driving piano accompaniment. Throughout, the text is musically reflected in style and dynamics with a final and celebratory finish of “Hold fast your dreams within your heart!” Outstanding for concert, contest, graduation or any inspirational programming.
35031725. PianoTrax CD
35031162, SATB - NEW VOICING
SHUT DE DO
Randy Stonehill’s familiar and well-known song sounds and feels as if it has always been a part of the folk song or spiritual genre. This a cappella setting uses optional percussion and is designed for easy learning to create an atmosphere of musical accomplishment, especially for smaller and younger choruses. Repetition is a key component but the addition of solo opportunities, key changes and a creative B section lifts this to a level that will appeal to choirs of all sizes and experience. A wonderful programming choice that will become a favorite year after year.
35031263, 3-Part Mixed
SO TAKE THIS SONG OF JOY
A tuneful Shaker melody is transformed with additional music and original text, creating a playful and thoughtful work celebrating the love of friendship. Beginning with the simple melody, the piece develops into a more complex performance of melodies gaining strength to the key change and then relaxing back to its simple, melodic way ending with an exquisite “sing”. The SSA voicing was commissioned by the South Dakota Music Education Association for the 20th Anniversary of the SD Elementary Honor Choir.
35031725, PianoTrax CD
BREATH OF WINTER
“Autumn gives a final sigh, smoky clouds across the sky. Now the snow begins to fly on the breath of winter.” Gorgeous imagery captured in a choral work that is elegant and mysterious accompanied by compelling piano writing. For mixed voices as well as women’s, this simple and poetic choral will be a stunning moment to be remembered.
35031393, 3-Part Mixed
35031725, PianoTrax CD
35031386, TB - NEW VOICING
A HOLLY, JOLLY CHRISTMAS
35031306, TTB - NEW VOICING
LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!
This is not your typical arrangement of the well-known classic. A 60’s groove transforms this to appeal to singers of all ages, adding a bit of novel flair. Easy vocals and harmonies in a straight eighth feel with a grooving bass line will make this Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn favorite stand out this holiday season. You won’t be able to stand still to sing this one!
35031354, Rhythm Section (Digital)
35031365, StudioTrax CD
This bouncy number has been a popular choral and now has been released in new separate 2-part and 3-part voicing and a brand new SSA voicing as well! Set the holiday mood with these adorable lyrics and swingin’ style.
35031310, 3-Part Mixed - NEW VOICING
35031189, SSA - NEW VOICING
35000070, StudioTrax CD
OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOOD
Brightly driven with energy, experience this fresh new take on a holiday favorite. Each entertaining verse is written with musical differences but is still easy to learn and remember. It’s wonderful for developing choirs by keeping interest and achieving success. A delightful nod to the classic feel of the holidays and a wonderful Thanksgiving selection, too!
35031390, 3-Part Mixed
35031725, PianoTrax CD
THE FRIM FRAM SAUCE
This best selling arrangement for 2-part voices has been refreshed by the arranger and now includes multiple voicings. Singers like Ella Fitzgerald to Diana Krall have recorded this novel song that includes humorous, nonsensical lyrics and it’s even found its way to be performed on American Idol. This arrangement will tickle your audiences funny bone and put a smile on everyone’s face.
35031270, Rhythm Section (Digital)
35031271, StudioTrax CD
35031190, TTBB - NEW VOICING
PURPLE PEOPLE EATER
35031191, 3-Part Mixed - NEW VOICING
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU
Written by Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan for their band “Stealers Wheel”, this was a surprise hit for them in 1973. Since then, it has been covered by numerous singers and most recently as the theme song for “Grace and Frankie” a Netflix original comedy. This arrangement keeps that light folk feel with a more contemporary accompaniment and will be a sure-fire hit with mixed voices as well as women’s and men’s groups.
35031355, Rhythm Section (Digital)
35031367, StudioTrax CD
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