To say high school choir is memorable is quite the understatement. There is nothing like learning and mastering a new tune with your fellow musician friends. But with so many choral arrangements out there, and so many high schoolers opinions it can be tough to decide which piece is the next piece your choir should tackle. His unconventional compositional style, clashing harmonies, and beautiful melodies have captured the hearts of musicians everywhere. However, many of his pieces can tend to be quite involved and may provide challenges for high school students.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. All the pieces are expertly arranged by the editors to suit the needs of amateur SATB groups--school choirs, youth choirs, or chamber choirs of any description--looking for lighter popular repertoire.
New Orleans-born composer and arranger Moses Hogan was renowned for his arrangements of Negro spirituals, publishing over 70 such works, many of which were compiled in the Oxford Book of Spirituals. The range of the bass voices is established very early on, following an electric and grabbing introduction. Just when you think you know where the song is going, a wonderful antiphonal section breaks out between the female and male voices. This was one of Dawson's final arrangements of his career, following a handful of original compositions. This is particularly noticeable towards the end of the piece when the entire ensemble sings the title lyrics. The solo alto line is particularly striking, establishing itself with a soulfulness to complement the full-bodied sound of the choir. The beauty of any great spiritual is the ability to not just have one type of texture throughout, but various sections that take the listener on a musical journey.
Almost all the top arrangers of contemporary vocal harmony are represented here and these are songs known and loved my many. Alan Billingsley : Disney Classics Medley. Review: Audiences and singers will love the happy, upbeat music in this delightful mini-medley of Disney favorites. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed and 2-Part. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. Alan Billingsley : Disney Friendship Favorites. Review: You'll make friends with the happy, upbeat music in this delightful 4. Alan Billingsley : Don't Stop the Music. Review: From the popular movie Pitch Perfect, this irresistible vocal arrangement of the chart hit by Rihanna is unstoppable!