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There is something here for any kind of choral ensemble, including multiple voicings and styles from traditional to vocal jazz and pop.

 

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with a  single-user license that allows you to print the number of copies needed for your ensemble.

Single user licenses are non-transferable and violators will be prosecuted for copyright infringement.

 

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I'm Always Chasing Rainbows

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Piano/Vocal Score
GWAM1021

 

 

$50.00

 

 

     

Instrumental Pack
GWAM1021-1

 

$20.00  
This beloved standard has been a mainstay in the American songbook since it was first performed in 1918 by the Dolly Sisters. It has been recorded by many of the world's best known vocalists and instrumentalists. Although the music is credited to Harry Carroll, the melody is actually adapted from Fantaisie-Impromptu by Frédéric Chopin. This fresh take with a hard swinging tempo, walking bass line for the singers, tasty harmonies, solo opportunities and some fun lyric play will make this a favorite for your vocal jazz ensemble, intermediate to advanced.
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Sento nel core

 

 

 

 

 

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GWAM1022

 

$50.00

 

SATB/divisi, intermediate to advanced. This is the second in an ongoing series of compositions by Gregory Amerind which reset text in choral form arias from The Anthology of Italian Song. From Volume Two of the anthology, comes this setting of the anonymous text for Sento nel core was composed by Alessandro Scarlatti (1659-1725), the acknowledged founder of the Neapolitan school. He was known for his flowing style, his introduction of the da cappo aria form, and his virtuosity as a singer, harpist, and keyboardist. It is his compositional style that inspires and offers a departure point for this modern choral setting.

 

Awakening

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GWAM1001

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Text by Laurence Owen, US Champion and Olympic figure skater who perished in 1961 along with the rest of the US team when their plane crashed en route to the World Championships. For SATB with some divisi and Piano. Intermediate to advanced.

 

All My Past Life

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GWAM1006

$50.00

 

SATB, unaccompanied. Setting of poem by John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1 April 1647 – 26 July 1680) who was an English Libertine and a friend of King Charles II. Although he is known as a writer of much satirical and bawdy poetry, this text is quite philosophical and accessible to all sensibilities. A copy of the text can be found here. The setting features modern harmonies, with structures recalling renaissance and baroque styles and is ideally suited for a 20-30 voice ensemble, collegiate or professional level, however the piece may also be suitable for a semi-professional group, or even an advanced high school choir.

 

California, Here I Come
 

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Piano/Vocal Score
GWAM-1011

$65.00

 
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GWAM-1011-1
$30.00  

The famous Al Jolson number that isn't the California state song. But it's a great opening number for your pops show, especially great if your group is either from the Golden State or traveling there. SSA voicing (can also be sung with TTB choirs) optional string, winds, and combo parts are available but can be done with only piano.

 

Christmas
(This Song of Love)


 

 

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GWAM1012

$50.00

 

SSATTB a capella setting of a composition by David Francis and Gavin Dillard. This song was part of a score the songwriters submitted for use in an animated video called "Annabelle's Wish." (The score was subsequently replaced by songs from the pen of Randy Travis). Lush "jazz" harmonies and unexpected harmonic and melodic journeys make this a rewarding experience for singers and audiences alike. (recording courtesy of "Heatwave" ASU Vocal Jazz Ensemble)
 

(SSA)
   

 

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GWAM1015

$55.00

Christmas is Always Here (SSATB)

 

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GWAM1016

$55.00

 

SSA (Also available in SSATB) original with piano accompaniment and Flugelhorn solo. A wish on the holidays that expresses what we all feel during that special time of year.

 

Crescent Moon

 

 

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GWAM1017

$50.00

 

Songwriter Ron Mesa gives a nod to the classic love ballads of Tin Pan Alley, arranged for unaccompanied vocal jazz ensemble. This arrangement is  scored for SSATTB unaccompanied and is lots of fun and inventive harmonic twists and turns - good for an intermediate to advanced group.

 

Do It Again

 

 

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Piano/Vocal
GWAM1002

$50.00

 
   

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GWAM1002-I

$20.00

 

A Tin Pan Alley Classic from the pen of George Gershwin and lyricist Buddy De Sylva reset for SATB Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Great for intermediate as well as advanced groups. A combination of Bossa Nova and Jazz Waltz rhythms with lots of luscious harmonies, scored for piano as well as combo accompaniment.

 

Feelin' Good

 

 

 

 

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Originally performed by "Pacific Jazz and Electric," this iconic classic from the Broadway show "The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd" gets a unique treatment with a straight ahead 7/4 swing meter that is both challenging and fun. A fun solo break along with a plethora of crystalline harmonies and a killer shout chorus makes this a winner for any intermediate or advanced vocal ensemble.

 

GoddesSongs

Complete Text

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GWAM1018

$300.00

 

An 8-song cycle for SSAATTBB unaccompanied chorus celebrating ancient folk holidays on the wheel of the year.  The songs are set to original poetry with provocative contemporary and classical musical styles. Songs are intended as a complete set, however they may be performed individually if desired. (Currently available to purchase the entire set only)

 

Heart of a Lion

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GWAM1010

$50.00

 

 

Accompaniment
MP3

GWAM1010-S

$10.00

 

Inspired by the events of September 11, 2001, this is a song about hope and the promise of youth; the spirit to never give up on the dream of peace. Voicing: Children's Choir unison plus SATB

 

Love's Philosophy

 

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GWAM1005

$50.00

 

SATB, with piano. This setting of Percy Shelley's poem is very accessible to High School and up. Lyrical lines and lush harmonies in a strophic, binary form. Nice Valentines concert piece, or one that features settings of poets from the same era.

 

O Magnum Mysterium SSA

 

 

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GWAM1013

$50.00

 

 

O Magnum Mysterium TTB

 

 

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GWAM1014

$50.00

 

Sally's Samba

 

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GWAM1008

$50.00

 

 

Instrumental Pack

GWAM1008

$20.00

 

SATB with combo, Medium tempo Latin, sultry and lush harmonies with solo opportunities.

 

Stairway to Paradise

 

 

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GWAM1003

$50.00

 

 

Instrumental Pack

GWAM1003-I

$20.00

 

A fresh take on an early Gershwin gem, featuring solos, tight harmonies, and all the vocal jazz flavors you need. Intermediate to advanced, mostly SATB but with a small amount of S/T divisi.

Toyland

 

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GWAM1004

 $  50.00

 

This title song from the iconic Christmas fantasy operetta "Babes in Toyland," arranged for SATTB in a capella-vocal jazz style, is perfect for your holiday program or adventurous caroling group. Accessible to intermediate ensembles.

 

Tu mancavi a tormentarmi

 

 

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GWAM1007

 $  50.00

 

SATB Unaccompanied - Appropriate for intermediate to advanced chorus, preferably 24-32 singers.
This anonymous text of poetry dates from approximately the early to middle 17
th Century. It’s well-known setting by Italian composer and tenor Pietro Antonio (Marco) Cesti (1623-1669) was my inspiration, although stylistically this setting shares little with that of Sr. Cesti’s. The themes of unrequited passion and the heart-wrenching pain of lost love so typical of many Italian cantatas from the early Baroque period are somewhat implicit in this text. This is one of the qualities that has always drawn me to the poem. Also, the structure of its stanzas, with their unorthodox rhyming patterns present a great foundation on which to build any kind of musical form.

 

Yosemite

 

 

 

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GWAM1009

 $  60.00

 
SSA - plus piano, percussion, bass, and flute. Celebrating the most beautiful place on Planet Earth.

L.A. Bohème

Piano/Vocal
Complete Set
 

GWAM1019

 $300.00

 

Vocal Jazz suite of songs for choir and band reflecting life as an artist in Los Angeles. Themes of love, loss, disappointment, triumph, and exploration are told in various styles of jazz, rock, and hip hop. Purchase entire set above or individually below. Instrumental parts available separately.

1. Welcome to L. A.
SATB/Combo/Horns

 

 

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GWAM1019-1

$50.00

2. Take Your Chances
SATB/Combo
 

 

 

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GWAM1019-2

$50.00

 

3. Mystic Moment (P/V)
SSATTB Unaccompanied

 

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GWAM1019-3

$50.00

 

4. Morning Warning (P/V)
SATB/Combo

 

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GWAM1019-4

$50.00

 

5. Wasted (P/V)
SATB+ Soloist/Big Band

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GWAM1019-5

$50.00

 

6. Sixth Sense (P/V)
SSATTB/Combo

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GWAM1019-6

$50.00

 

7. Comer/Fly Away (P/V)
SATB+Soloist/Combo/strings/horns

 

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GWAM1019-7

$50.00

 

L. A. Bohême
Complete Instrumental Pack
 

Band

GWAM1019-I

$100.00

 

1. Welcome To LA (band)

Band (horns)

GWAM1019-I-1

$20.00

 

2. Take Your Chances (band)

Band

GWAM1019-I-2

$20.00

 

4. Morning Warning (band)

Band

GWAM1019-I-4

$10.00

 

5. Wasted (band)

Big Band

GWAM1019-I-5

$30.00

 

6. Sixth Sense (band)

Band

GWAM1019-I-6

$20.00

 

7. Comer/Fly Away (band)

Band (horns)

GWAM1019-I-7

$20.00

 

Three Poems by
E. E. Cummings


 

Complete SSA/Piano

GWAM1020

$125.00

 
SSA with piano. Quirky poetry requires quirky music. These pieces combine lots of syncopations over 5/8 and 3/4 meters, with the third piece combining the two time signatures into 11/8. The harmonies are open, with dissonances as the rule, but tonality prevailing throughout. Challenging for choir, pianist, and conductor, but worth the effort. A very good High School group might be up for the challenge but this is more suited to good collegiate and professional ensembles. The composer recommends performing them as a set, but they may be done separately or in pairs if desired. (see below for individual titles and samples)

Maggie and Millie and Molly and May

 

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GWAM1020-1

$50.00

 

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GWAM1020-2

$50.00

 

All in Green Went My Love Riding

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GWAM1020-3

$50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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