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Penny Lane

Category:   CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer:   John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Arranger:   Audrey Snyder
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   08564226
Voicing:   SA
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Reviewer:   

Nicole Thietje
New Prague High School
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial

This Beatles song is based on a Liverpool street and its surrounding area, called Penny Lane. Paul McCartney creates small, […]

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Brooklyn’s Here

Category:   CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer:   Alan Menken and Jack Feldman
Arranger:   Mac Huff
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   00123858
Voicing:   TB
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Reviewer:   

Nicole Thietje
New Prague High School
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial

This is a new original song for the stage production of Newsies. In this song the newsies from the area […]

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Opening Up (from Waitress)

Category:   CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer:   Sara Bareilles
Arranger:   Mac Huff
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   00209813
Voicing:   SSA
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Reviewer:   

Nicole Thietje
New Prague High School
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial

From Waitress

This is the energetic opener from the musical, Waitress, by Sara Bareilles. While this is a musical theatre piece, it has a […]

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Better is One Day

Category:   CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer:   Matt Redman
Arranger:   Trey McLaughlin
Publisher:   McLaughlin Music Group
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB
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Reviewer:   

Nicole Thietje
New Prague High School
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial

This is a contemporary Christian song arranged by Trey McLaughlin. There is a viral video featuring Trey’s group, Sounds of Zamar, singing […]

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Long Train Runnin’

Category:   CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer:   Tom Johnston
Arranger:   Kirby Shaw
Publisher:   Alfred Music Publishing
Edition:   39909
Voicing:   SSA
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Reviewer:   

Nicole Thietje
New Prague High School
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial

This song was originally recorded by the Doobie Brothers. It is also available from Alfred in SAB and SATB voicings. It would […]

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Magic

Category:   CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer:   Darren Jesse
Arranger:   Chris Rishel
Publisher:   Alfred Music Publishing
Edition:   00-34062
Voicing:   SATB divisi
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Reviewer:   

Nicole Thietje
New Prague High School
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial

From Ben Folds Presents University A Capella

This song was originally recorded by Ben Folds Five. In 2009, Ben Folds released Ben […]

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Dynamite

Category: CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer: Bonnie McKee, Taio Cruz, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, and Benjamin Levin
Arranger: Alex Phan
Publisher:
Edition: 38203
Voicing: SATB
Setting: With soloist and vocal percussionist

Reviewer:

Erynn Millard
Minnesota State University Moorhead
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial

Available hard copy and e-print

This is […]

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Love Shack

Category: CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer: Catherine E. Pierson, Frederick W. Schneider, Keith J. Strickland, and Cynthia L. Wilson
Arranger: Deke Sharon
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Edition: 00154112
Voicing: SSATB
Setting: With male solo and female duet

Reviewer:

Erynn Millard
Minnesota State University Moorhead
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial

Available hard […]

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Shut Up and Dance

Category: CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer: Ryan McMahon, Ben Berger, Sean Waugaman, Eli Maiman, Nicholas Patricia, and Kevin Ray
Arranger: Deke Sharon
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Edition: 00216512
Voicing: SATB
Setting:

Reviewer:

Erynn Millard
Minnesota State University Moorhead
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial

Available hard copy and e-print

Shut Up and […]

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House of Gold

Category: CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer: Tyler Joseph
Arranger: Bryan Sharpe
Publisher: Alfred
Edition: 45495
Voicing: SSATB
Setting: With tenor solo and vocal percussion

Reviewer:

Erynn Millard
Minnesota State University Moorhead
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial

Available hard copy and e-print

House of Gold is quite an easy octavo that can […]

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