This slow, soulful 12/8 setting of the Otis Redding classic, recently covered by Michael Buble, builds to a marvelous final chord. This well-arranged piece will work beautifully for show choirs and jazz
A Cole Porter standard that has been recorded by a multitude of performers including Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald. Vocal jazz lovers will enjoy this rich a cappella arrangement perfect
Cool scat syllables are featured in this nicely done setting of the Nat King Cole classic. Laid back and fun to sing, this challenging arrangement is a great choice for more experienced vocal jazz
Van Morrison's classic jazz-infused song, which barely charted when it was released, has lived a new life and is now the most frequently played song when the "Belfast Cowboy" performs. The jazzy choral
A modern a cappella setting of the 1961 classic song from Rodgers & Hart. With some divisi throughout, this piece gives an incredible opportunity to teach musicality, balance and blend for your mixed
Although it doesn't appear in the original 1939 film, this number from "The Wizard of Oz" is an energetic, swinging romp through one of the prominent dance crazes of the time period, and appears in many
A charming swing-infused standard, first published in 1924, that has been recorded by a wide variety of hit-makers including Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble and Carrie Underwood. Perfect for school
Here's a quintessential bossa nova on just three Latin words from the Kyrie mass text. Bossa nova is a musical genre that began in Brazil in the 1950s that consists of the combination of samba rhythms, jazz
This quirky gem from Duke Ellington has been a staple for the jazz vocal group New York Voices for years and is an audience favorite. NYV member Darmon Meader turns the relatively simple tune on its ear,
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With sensitive lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, this ballad, popularized by Rosemary Clooney, lends itself well to beginning vocal jazz groups. The melody moves seamlessly from the choir to a featured
"It doesn't matter much how old I grow, I hate to see October go." A cappella choirs will enjoy the lush jazz harmonies in this tasteful arrangement of Barry Manilow's 1985 hit. Impeccable voice leading and
This combination of Birth of the Blues and Blues in the Night is filled with all the jazzy nuances you expect in such golden oldies. Use the recorded accompaniment track or a live combo to
Originally written for the 1932 musical "Flying Colors," this jazz standard has been recorded by a "who's who" of jazz icons, including Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Julie London, and Ella Fitzgerald. This
Smooth and delicious are the words to describe this a cappella jazz setting of the Cole Porter standard. A delicate opening "oo" section gives way to a unison statement of the melody before melting into
This fun vocal-jazz piece "talks" about the stylistic jazz vocal idiom. Based on the twelve-bar blues form, it offers variety and flexibility to sing call-and-response and written-out scat solos, all
"Once upon a time a boy with moonlight in his eyes..." This rich a cappella setting of the love ballad from the 1962 show "All American" is equally appropriate for jazz, show, and concert choirs. "...but
One of the most touching Gershwin love songs, written in 1930, this standard continues to melt hearts today. Appropriate for concert choirs as well as show and jazz groups.
This challenging a cappella arrangement captures all the energy and pizzazz of Duke Ellington's original. It opens with the seldom-heard verse, in rubato tempo; then the bright swing tempo kicks in and it's
From Benny Goodman to Bette Midler and so many other artists, this classic song is forever popular. Beginning with a heartfelt solo, the arrangement goes into a relaxed gospel style, setting the melody and
This Lerner and Loewe hit from "Brigadoon" works beautifully for a cappella voices in this swingin' setting by Darmon Meader of New York Voices fame. Opening with the verse at rubato tempo, it soon takes
The word "samba" comes from a Brazilian rhythm and dance, and the word "lele" is an expression of excitement. Vocal percussion, exciting dynamics, snappy rhythmic figures and a fun Portuguese text combine
This tune was a big hit for Glenn Miller, and recently for The Manhattan Transfer. Kirby Shaw's arrangement is not difficult, with just the right amount of written-out scat singing. There's a chorus of,
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