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This a cappella gem uses optional percussion accompaniment creating a Renaissance sound and madrigal effect. Beginning with a simple melody, each part joins with its own melody. Soon the polyphonic singing is gloriously forte and builds to a strong ending. “How sweet the answer echo makes to music at night.” Music’s Echo is a sweet musical work to use as a processional or it may be sung antiphonally by two or more choirs. So many creative options!
SATB unaccompanied with percussion A2289
KEEP ON FOLLOWING THE STAR
Greg Gilpin’s original gospel chorals are solid-gold. Keep on Following the Star is no exception. His new original work for Christmas begins with an infectious chorus full of gospel harmonies and style. The verses are sung with an optional solo above gospel “oo’s”. Verse and chorus are repetitive, allowing for quick learning. Add a key change, followed by a hot a cappella with hand claps section, finish with a rousing ending and you’ve got a new hit for your concert this December.
3-part mixed D0714
StudioTrax CD CD0330
THINK ON ME
Never has this art song by Alicia Ann Scott sounded more beautiful or been arranged more effectively than in this new 2-part optional SSA voicing by Greg Gilpin. Heart-wrenching harmonies work in the 2-part singing because of the piano accompaniment. The almost hymn-like pianissimo, a cappella section lets your choir experience unaccompanied singing. This is a choral that teaches your students musical expression and interpretation. Stunning in all its voicings.
2-part, opt. SSA (new) E0586
PianoTrax CD CD0218
DING-A DING-A DING
Bells are associated with the holiday season as well as celebratory events and inspirational tributes and events. Ding-a Ding-a Ding will be your favorite choral imitating the ring and sound of bells. Polyphonic and homophonic sections play off each other and add to the diverse sound. An optional section allows two choirs to sing together in both musical styles. Simplistic singing builds to majestic singing then fades away like bells in a steeple chiming in falling snow.
Outstanding in all its voicing options.
SATB, unaccompanied A2310
SSA, unaccompanied B0639
SSAB, unaccompanied D0731
RISE UP AND SING!
This is a strong and spirited selection for your small, younger voiced or middle school choir as an opener or theme song for your musical performance. “We have a common purpose, we have a common theme. Let’s celebrate with music all our hopes and all our dreams.” Lyrics are up-lifting and challenge the singer and listener to make a difference in our world. Use the StudioTrax CD, add some simple movement and you have a great contemporary number for your concert or festival.
3-part mixed, opt. baritone D0715
StudioTrax CD CD0329
THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD
Young and old alike will relate to the incredible lyrics and moving music of Through the Eyes of a Child. Burrows and Gilpin unite to craft a choral that is a moving reflection of childhood innocence and the value of that perspective — especially for adults. When you look at life Through the Eyes of a Child, “that’s when you truly live”. A wonderful multi-generational concert work that will inspire all.
StudioTrax CD CD0333
Greg Gilpin’s arrangement of this popular tune from the 1940s is unique in its voicing. This bouncy swing number for the holidays can be performed as a 2-part choral or expanded with the optional part if you have boys with changed voices in your choir. Two chorals in one and so useful year after year when your needs change! A wonderfully familiar novelty number to set the holiday mood.
2-part (opt. 3-part mixed) E0603
StudioTrax CD CD0351
COLLA VOCE MUSIC
DANCE WHILE THE MUSIC SINGS TO YOU
This unison, choral gem works for children’s and adult choirs because of it’s uniqueness, originality and melodic craft. The piano accompaniment supplies harmony and movement while the vocal line acts as its own instrument, painting the lyric with narrow and broad strokes. A wonderful work to teach unison singing, blend and dissonance. Stunning in its simplicity. A programming find!
HERITAGE MUSIC PRESS
OH, WON’T YOU SIT DOWN?
Greg has worked his magic and this arrangement is absolutely infectious! By employing rounds, vocal ostinatos and dynamic contrasts, he totally engages us in the energy and intensity of this work. A strong descant is then added to propel this dynamic piece to its exciting conclusion. A creative programming winner!
SATB with Descant 15/2233H
3-part mixed/ SAB 15/2232H
Performance/Accompaniment CD 99/2064H
BLOW, WINDS OF FALL
Vivid imagery depicting the change of seasons is portrayed in this gorgeous piece, painted with beauty and simplicity. From its hushed opening, it builds to full choral sonorities, tapering to an ending of quiet splendor.
Performance/Accompaniment CD 99/2077H
THE BIG GUY IN RED
Look no further for this year’s Santa song! This swingin’ original will have your singers and audiences in the Christmas spirit in no time! You’ll ensure success and confidence in your choir with the accessibility and limited ranges of this fun, spirited winner. There is also an optional opening narration included. (from the collection, Pictures of December - 30/2112H)
Performance/Accompaniment CD 99/2105H
ALWAYS BELIEVE (A SONG FOR DECEMBER)
“For some, this is a season of hope. For some, this is a season of faith. For others, it’s a season full of dreams…and there those who just enjoy the winter snow and all the beauty nature can bring…And in this season, there’s a wonderful reason to share ourselves and all that we are…Always believe the love that’s deep in your heart.” This gentle, seasonal ballad will touch the hearts of singers and audiences and leave them with a hopeful, positive message. (from the collection, Pictures of December - 30/2112H)
Performance/Accompaniment CD 99/2127H
HUKILAU (FISHING PARTY)
Oh, we’re goin’ to a hukilau!” Get out the grass skirts and put on the colorful leis! This will be the hit of your concert when you have everyone performing the hula and the audience joining in on the chorus! (How about including your faculty and administrators?) Also included in this fun work are the hula choreography, interesting information on Hawaii , pronunciation and vocabulary guides, and reproducible lyrics for audience participation.
3-part mixed/SAB 15/2259H
Performance/Accompaniment CD 99/2122H
BRILEE MUSIC PUBLISHING
A PEACEFUL GLORIA
A very interpretive setting of the Gloria text, beginning with “hominibus bonae voluntatis” and ending with “Gloria in excelsis Deo”. It rises to a powerful “Alleluia” climax before falling back and ending peacefully and quietly. A glorious setting. Lots of aesthetic potential in this one.
SSA (new) BL550
Accompaniment Track BCD0T20
3-part mixed with opt. baritone BL527
Accompaniment Track BLCD0T16
CARL FISCHER PUBLISHING
THERE WILL BE A NEW DAY!
A bold and bracing inspirational choral selection is now available in a three-part mixed voicing. There Will Be A New Day has energy and takes a syncopated joy in the richness life has to offer. This makes it an excellent choral piece with which to energize young people with hope for the future and it will be a big hit with their audience, as well.
3-part mixed (new) CM9025
CD Accompaniment CM8790CD
Taking inspiration from Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1, this expressive setting of "Silent Night" will be a fine addition for easy level bands and choirs, although more advanced bands and choirs will enjoy programming it as well. The simplistic, sparse nature of Satie's writing wraps beautifully around this delicate carol. Uniquely satisfying! Band arrangement by Larry Clark.
3-part mixed CM9028
Wind Band Arrangement YPS24
SING JOY, SING GAUDIA!
“Welcome this festive day, music we now bring!” Greg Gilpin has written an original festival piece for two-part voices of any combination and now as an SATB choral. The vocal lines are easy to sing, while the piano accompaniment adds rhythmic excitement and a driving momentum that continues right up to the last chord. As Greg suggests, this piece may be used as a processional for celebration concerts or holiday performances. Expertly written, this is an exceptional selection!
SATB (new) CM9024
CD Accompaniment CM8865CD
OUR GRAND FINALE
The ultimate end of year, end of concert piece is now available as a 2-part! Our Grand Finale pokes genial fun at the whole theatrical tradition of a big, splashy number to get the performers off the stage at the end of the show. Easy to perform and fun for all, this selection will be particularly useful for graduation and/or spring concerts.
3-part mixed CM8723
2-part (new) CM8990
CD Accompaniment CM8724 CD
HALLELUJAH, GET HAPPY! (A Medley of “Get Happy” and “Oh, Happy Day”)
Here’s a medley that couldn’t be happier. It includes a swinging classic (“Forget your troubles and just get happy...”) and a gospel standard (“Oh happy day...when all my sins were washed away...”). Put the two together and it’s a recipe for a smile. The lyrics make it appropriate for all age groups, and the songs are ideal for any concert.
SoundTrax CD 00-27326
I KNEW I LOVED YOU
This beautiful ballad was recently premiered by Celine Dion at the 2007 Academy Awards, and was also her first new release since hitting the Vegas stage. Features soaring melody lines that will touch the hearts of all who hear it. Enchanting.
SoundTrax CD 00-27836
OH MARY, DON’T YOU WEEP
Dynamic vocal parts, syncopated swing rhythms, and ear-catching minor sonorities bring intensity to this original spiritual, with lyrics based on the traditional. Basses and tenors sing two independent lines while 3-part women add another unique texture creating a dramatic and impressive sound. Another solid Greg Gilpin spiritual!
SoundTrax CD 00-27252
THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE from the motion picture The Sandpiper
Here’s a straightforward bossa nova arrangement by Greg Gilpin of a pop standard from the 1960s. It’s written with a very easy choral feel, so it’s perfect for your larger groups, yet still has enough jazz qualities for your pop/jazz ensembles. Includes a tasty, scat syllable solo for any voice, male or female.
SoundTrax CD 00-27410
HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU from the musical “Grease”
With the 2007 Broadway revival of the musical Grease (and the hubbub leading up to it with the TV reality show “You’re the One That I Want”), your choirs will beg to perform this new choral arrangement by Greg Gilpin. Great fun for mixed voices, but an extra special feature for your SSA ensembles.
SoundTrax CD 00-27832
I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT from the musical My Fair Lady
The key word in this title is “danced.” And what says “dance” more than “disco?” It’s a retro/disco arrangement of the Lerner and Lowe standard from the musical My Fair Lady arranged in an unexpected style by Greg Gilpin. Get out your platform shoes, leisure suits, and sing and dance it all night.
SoundTrax CD 00-27330
WELCOME THE HOLIDAYS!
No matter what traditions you celebrate during the season, “welcome the holidays” in a merry way with the bright sounds of this jingle-like selection. Catchy melodies and rhythms are heard throughout each of the modulating sections of this pizzazz-filled piece designed as an opener, closer, or theme song for holiday concerts. Featuring a generous dose of jingling bells and tolling chimes on the optional SoundTrax CD.
3-part mixed 00-27420
SoundTrax CD 00-27422
YOU’D BE SURPRISED
Greg Gilpin has taken this cute Irving Berlin number and turned it into something special for SSA choirs. Everyone wondered why all the girls passed Johnny by...except Mary, that is. So let Mary tell you: “He’s not so good in the house, but on a bench in the park, you’d be surprised.” A classic novelty number for the girls.
UNTIL WE SING AGAIN
This heartfelt choral ballad is a touching conclusion for concert programs, moving-up ceremonies, and graduation events. Greg Gilpin’s contemporary style and choral sensibilities are evident from the sentimental opening solo to the climactic modulation into the final pop chorus. Make this your choir’s signature piece.
SoundTrax CD 00-24183
SHAKE, RATTLE, AND LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL (A Medley of “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Shake Rattle and Roll,” and “Let the Good Times Roll”)
It’s back to the 50s and 60s with this medley of dance hits: “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” and “Let the Good Times Roll.” It’s guaranteed fun for choral groups of any age. Great for adding movement and staging.
SoundTrax CD 00-27406
LARGER WORKS From Heritage Music Press
FOR WHICH IT STANDS
AN INSPIRING COLLECTION OF SONGS CELEBRATING AMERICA’S NATIONAL TREASURES
Looking for that special musical presentation that exudes patriotic pride and also educates, as well as honors some of America’s greatest national treasures? Well, look no further! Greg has set to lyric and music an exciting variety of songs celebrating: The American Flag, The Liberty Bell, The Declaration of Independence, The Gateway Arch, The Hoover Dam, Mount Rushmore and The Golden Gate Bridge. They are framed with an original opening and closing title song (set in two different styles), creating an outstanding revue full of energy and freshness. The speaker/narrator parts for each song are a terrific teaching tool, providing interesting information, along with the history of each national treasure. Your performance venue will come to life with the unique topics and grand visuals created by this work. Many of the songs also lend themselves to simple choreography or riser movement. If a revue is not your choice, each of these songs stands alone as an individual choral piece. Like Greg’s other best-selling collections, this book includes vocal/piano scores, reproducible vocal parts and a Performance/Accompaniment CD.
For Which it Stands (Opening Theme)
The American Flag
Free and Independent
Welcome to the Gateway
Hold Back the Water
Let Liberty Ring
Mount Rushmore (The Original Rock Hall of Fame)
We Can Build a Bridge
For Which it Stands (Closing Theme)
Unison/Two-part with Performance/Accompaniment CD included 30/222H
LARGER WORKS From Shawnee Press
I CAN FEEL THE RHYTHM!
8 Rhythm-Teaching Chorals Using Vocal Speech
Singers who do not play an instrument are sometimes in need of help reading rhythms. A savvy music educator knows one way to teach rhythm is to take the “notes” out of the song. No singing, just speaking in a rhythmic way. I Can Feel the Rhythm by Greg Gilpin does just that.
This collection contains eight chorals that are fun to learn, interesting to teach and entertaining for performers and listeners. With selections for holidays and patriotic celebrations, as well as a piece that teaches how to sing softly and to “sing” musical rests your singers will learn how rhythms look, sound and feel. They will develop their own musicianship skills throughout each piece by adding dynamics and vocal expression. Drum parts are included in this collection!
Do You Feel the Rhythm?
Rock, Rhythm and Roll
Yankee Doodle Rhythm
Rhythm and Dance
Big Band Rhythm
Life Is Full of Rhythm
Collection, 4-Part Speech Choir GA0112
StudioTrax CD CD0349