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.
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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
Many great jazz singers and instrumentalists have performed and recorded this old standard, including Frank Sinatra. It lends itself beautifully to a cappella choral singing in this textured arrangement.
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 Freddie Green standard was made famous in its instrumental version, Corner Pocket, by the Count Basie Orchestra, and later as a vocal by The Manhattan Transfer. Paris Rutherford's challenging
Here is the perfect way to introduce your young singers to the Brazilian jazz samba, or bossa nova. Just enough repetition, some simple scat singing, and English subtext are a recipe for success. There's
Introduce your young singers to the blues with this Robert Johnson classic from 1937, memorably covered by The Blues Brothers. With a shuffle-style rhythmic feel, vocal fall-offs and accessible jazz
Fast and playful this hit from the recent Tony award winning Broadway musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" features close harmony chords and a melody that bounces between the alto, mezzo and soprano. Shades
This 1957 hit by Fats Domino sizzles along in an unstoppable rendition with an uptempo rockabilly groove, hot vocal hits and energetic solos. A great showcase for pop and jazz choirs!
From the opening strains, everyone will recognize Vince Guaraldi's jazzy theme as featured in the popular animated Peanuts television specials. This well-crafted accompanied arrangement includes "scat"
This setting of the 1965 classic by The Beatles showcases the purity of a cappella voices. The opening and closing are largely homophonic, with a quasi-Baroque middle section adding interest. Harmonic
Here is one of the most famous tunes from the big band era in a contemporary vocal jazz/show choir setting. This is an extraordinary feature, especially when you use the hot horns-and-rhythm backup on the
Simple and elegant, this a cappella choral setting of Tony and Maria's famous duet from "West Side Story" captures the beauty and depth of the original, but with a gentle jazz feeling that will bring warmth
Rodgers & Hart's romantic ballad from the 1929 show "Spring Is Here" will produce warm smiles all around as you luxuriate in the lush harmonies of this superb a cappella arrangement. "At the sound of
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,
Hammerstein and Kern's popular hit is presented with a light and jazzy Latin feel, complete with optional instrumental parts or rhythmic accompaniment track. Smooth vocal lines sit above the exciting
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