Originally released in 1945, this standard continues to touch hearts. Langford's advanced vocal jazz setting, dividing into multiple voice parts, really brings the melody and lyrics to life. Worth the
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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.
For over seven decades, this song, written during World War II, has held an emotional connection with music lovers for its nostalgic longing for happier times. This a cappella setting offers opportunities
This show tune has appealed to jazz musicians ever since it was first heard in "Finian's Rainbow," and it still swings! "I look at you and suddenly, something in your eyes I see, soon begins bewitching me.
This childhood favorite makes an exciting, super-fast vocal jazz showcase for younger choirs. Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, the vocal lines are easy, making it a great vehicle for developing jazz inflection
"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
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
Bette Midler sang this to Johnny Carson on his last show. With a mature lyric, One for My Baby targets a more mature ensemble, but the Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen standard is a classic for the ages!
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 beautiful blues ballad appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1963, a bit surprising since it was written in 1945! Tight choral harmony and a subtle accompaniment make this sad tale come alive.
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
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