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The Waters of March

Category: JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim
Arranger: Dave Barduhn
Publisher: Sound Music Publications
Edition: SMP18-003
Voicing: SB
Setting: Level 2, Bossa Nova

Reviewer:

Jennifer Parker
Inver Hills Community College
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

I was very excited to see someone of Dave Barduhn’s arranging caliber bring […]

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I’m Old Fashioned

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer
Arranger:   Matt Falker
Publisher:   Sound Music Publications
Edition:   SMP16-013
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Level 2, Med Swing

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
Inver Hills Community College
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

Matt Falker is a pianist and a vocalist so all of his charts guarantee accessible voice leading and helpful […]

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Still

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Brian Eichenberger
Arranger:   Jeremy Fox
Publisher:   www.jeremyfox.net
Edition:   
Voicing:   SAATBB
Setting:   a cappella

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
MacNally Smith College of Music
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
Jennifer.Parker@mcnallysmith.edu

This groove based song crosses over beautifully into contemporary a cappella, incorporating vocal percussion and an “instrumental” bass vocal line. It features […]

February 13th, 2016|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Comments Off on Still

Love You Madly

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Duke Ellington, Jed Scott, Beth Bright
Arranger:   Jed Scott
Publisher:   UNC Jazz Press
Edition:   VJ2247
Voicing:   SSATB
Setting:   rhythm section partially notated, 2 Tpt, Tbn, T. Sax.

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
MacNally Smith College of Music
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
Jennifer.Parker@mcnallysmith.edu

This is a hard-swinging Duke Ellington classic! There are […]

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Freedom is a Voice

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Bobby McFerrin and Russell Ferrante
Arranger:   Tim Buchholz
Publisher:   Sound Music Publications
Edition:   SMP09-067
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   with notated rhythm section parts (piano, bass, drums)

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
MacNally Smith College of Music
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
Jennifer.Parker@mcnallysmith.edu

This arrangement encompasses everything you would expect from a Bobby McFerrin […]

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Make Someone Happy

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Arranger:   Matt Falker
Publisher:   Sound Music Publications
Edition:   SMP08-032
Voicing:   SSA or SAB
Setting:   a cappella

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
MacNally Smith College of Music
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
Jennifer.Parker@mcnallysmith.edu

In this arrangement, Matt Falker was able to create lush, full sounding jazz harmonies with fewer […]

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Crazy in Love

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Various Arrangers
Publisher:   Sound Music Publications
Edition:   SMP08-065
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   with chord chart piano and notated bass and drums

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Parker
MacNally Smith College of Music
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
Jennifer.Parker@mcnallysmith.edu

This fun arrangement is based on the Puppini Sisters’ adaptation of Beyonce’s #1 hit.
Changed to an […]

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Holiday Carols I

Category:  JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:  
Arranger:  Various Arrangers
Publisher:  Sound Music Publications
Edition:  SMP08-065
Voicing:  SATB
Setting:  a cappella

Reviewer:

Jennifer Parker
MacNally Smith College of Music
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs
Jennifer.Parker@mcnallysmith.edu

There are three collections of Holiday Carols available from Sound Music Publications. Each one of them contains standard holiday fare arranged in new, […]

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Remember When It Rained

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Josh Groban and Eric Mouquet
Arranger:   Anita Cracauer
Publisher:   customarrangements.net
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Lukas Warren
St. Francis High School
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

If you are looking for a ballad that has a great message, that will knock the socks off your audience and that your singers […]

November 5th, 2013|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Comments Off on Remember When It Rained

Luck Be a Lady

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Frank Loesser
Arranger:   Eric Van Cleve
Publisher:   customarrangements.net
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   TTB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Lukas Warren
St. Francis High School – St. Francis
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

If you are looking for a piece to do with your men that isn’t just another sea shanty and could even include some […]

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