** Listen Now to ALL 2011 Works **
SING A MIGHTY SONG!
Commissioned by the Indiana Music Educators Association for the 2011 Middle School Honor Choir, this exuberant festival opener begins with "Alleluia's" and building piano accompaniment introducing the lyric "Sing a mighty song, awake, arise ye voices." A celebratory 3/4 meter in F minor moving to G minor with descant sets the text that speaks of awakening our voices and the voices of heaven and earth. An optional trumpet part adds excitement and fanfare to this rousing concert work that is a strong opening or final programming selection.
3-Part Mixed, Trumpet, 35027656
2-Part, Trumpet, 35027657
Piano Trax, CD35027473
Quiet with longing, this a cappella arrangement of a favorite American folk song is one of the most haunting and lush ever written. Beginning with rich and low vocal writing, the work moves with the unexpected, painting the romantic lyric and building into full vocal divisi-writing that captures the familiar and powerful essence of this beloved text and melody. A true classic in the making for mixed and men’s choirs.
SATB, a cappella, 35027524
TBB, a cappella, 35027525
“Harambee” is a Swahili word that literally means “let us all pull together.” This original work has a distinct African beat and feel with its rhythmic vocal writing creating a sense of passion and call to action for performers and audience.
StudioTrax CD, 35027814
BILL BAILEY, WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME?
What a fun and smart arrangement of this popular song penned by American songwriter Hughie Cannon. A standard for jazz and Dixieland bands, Greg has captured the fun of this piece with two and three-part women’s voices and individual lines for tenors and basses. This gem is great for concert as well as for show choirs.
SKATIN' and SLEIGHIN'
This novel, up-tempo partner song sings of skating on an icy pond with lots of circles, slipping and sliding followed with a verse of sleigh-riding through snowy fields of white. Put them together and you have a brith and festive winter or holiday partner song for your young singers!
Studio Trax CD, 35027706
I HEAR a VOICE A-PRAYIN'
This a cappella Shawnee Press Classic, by composer Houston Bright has been a staple in choral libraries for many years. Greg Gilpin has created a new SSAB voicing suitable for developing voices and smaller choirs retaining the vocal finesse of the original SATB, which is newly engraved and edited for today’s standards. Discover, again, this great choral work.
SSAB, a cappella (NEW VOICING), 35027498
SATB, a cappella (NEW EDITION), 35010124
SSAA, a cappella, 35010126
TTBB, a cappella, 35010125
THEY HAD A DREAM
This 2-Part choral is a gem for teaching and celebrating African American’s Civil Rights. Each verse is filled with key events in black history, set to fun and upbeat music and a chorus using the phrase “Dream, dream, they had a dream.” Perfect to use for any concert throughout the year and especially Black History Month.
StudioTrax CD, 35027797
NOTHIN' GONNA STUMBLE MY FEET
This top-selling a cappella original spiritual is now available for women’s voices! Fast moving with energy and musical power, the new SSAA voicing presents a new sound of color and depth for this title. A Shawnee Press gem!
SSA, A Cappella (NEW VOICING), 35027661
SATB, A Cappella, 35015354
SSAB, A Cappella, 35015355
TTBB, A Cappella, 35015356
JUNK BAND BOOGIE
“Grab a can, grab a pot, give it everything ya got!” Here’s introducing a performance gem by Greg Gilpin. This boogie-woogie novelty number lets your choir create its own “junk band” to play along! A wonderful opportunity to learn rhythms and create musical instruments, this will be a great choral performance piece.
3-Part Mixed, 35027821
StudioTrax CD, 35027823
THE SUSSEX MUMMER'S CAROL
This Victorian Age carol is exquisitely set by Greg Gilpin for a cappella voices. Its melody is elegantly simple with harmonies of a symphonic nature. A gorgeous selection for your holiday program.
SATB, a cappella, 35027820
IT'S MY PARTY MEDLEY
Greg has taken the pop hit songs It’s My Party, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, The End of the World, and That’ll Be the Day and created a smart, story-telling medley of crushed hearts and broken romance. Even though they start out “crying,” these girls decide to refuse the tears and stand strong by the end of this fun SSA work for the ladies.
StudioTrax CD, 35027565
EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC
This 1981 hit by Sting and performed by The Police has been arranged for your men in a TTB voicing. Accessible, repetitive rhythms, and easy part writing make this perfect for the guys to learn and enjoy while adding a little pop romance to your men’s performance.
StudioTrax CD, 35027563
THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND
The theme from the television show, The Golden Girls roars to new life due to the recent Betty White fan craze and is now available for your choir to sing and enjoy! Bright, happy, and a perfect song for celebrating friendship! “Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant.”
StudioTrax CD, 35027523
NEW MUSICAL RESOURCE!
115 Tang Tungling Tongue Twisters from A to Z!
This collection of enjoyable and challenging tongue twisters is set to music using every letter of the alphabet. Say them! Sing them! Use them to focus your choir’s attention! These tongue twisters are effective tools to improve diction and enunciation, while offering some amusing “icebreaker” moments. Whether used as a warm-up, warm-down or focus moment, they will taunt even the most talented in town with a tang tungling time!
Softcover Resource Book, 35027638
HERITAGE MUSIC PRESS
We Sing Together
This charming original piece features Spanish and English lyrics that pose the question: If we sing in harmony, why can't we live in harmony? Opportunities for solos and parts for flute, shakers, high drum, and low drum all enhance the performance of this expressive, meaningful work. A Spanish pronunciation and translation guide is included.
Three-part Mixed with Flute and Percussion, New voicing, 15/2725H
Two-part with Descant, Flute and Percussion, 15/2574H
P/A CD , 99/2426H
THE CRAWDAD SONG
Quick-witted humor infuses all aspects of this clever Greg Gilpin arrangement of a traditional folk song. Rhythmic lyrics, engaging interplay between all parts, body percussion, and a sprightly accompaniment all ensure that your choir will enjoy performing this fantastic concert opener or closer. You get a line, I’ll get a pole. We’ll go fishin’ at the crawdad hole!
P/A CD, 99/2786H
HE IS BORN with PAT-A-PAN
This tasty melding of two carol favorites creatively weaves the familiar tunes together with a hip, rhythmic groove and ostinati throughout. An absolute winner for young and developing choirs, it is sure to become a perennial staple. The original French text, along with a pronunciation guide, is included as a performance option for He Is Born.
Three-part Mixed/SAB with Flute and Drum , 15/2810H
Two-part with Flute and Drum, 15/2811H
P/A CD, 99/2788H
HOLD STEADY WITH THE GATE
Exciting choral writing, strong rhythmic textures, and dramatic dynamic contrasts all characterize this exuberant original spiritual from the pens of Greg Gilpin and John Parker. Optional solos for all parts offer opportunities for individual singers to shine in this incredible show stopper that is certain to bring audiences to their feet.
SATB divisi, a cappella, 15/2809H
Performance/Rehearsal CD, 99/2787H
I need to whisper something to you. Whisper, whisper something now! Creative, clever, energetic, and fun describe this song about whispering. This accessible piece is great for teaching dynamics and diction. Young singers will love making whispering noises and shhhs in an adventure in performing at all dynamic levels. Are you listening?
P/A CD, 99/2789H
VOCAL PRELUDE in C MAJOR
Take one part Bach and one part Glee, mix them together and you have Greg Gilpin’s vocal realization based on the Prelude in C Major from Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier. Outstanding selection for you ensemble at any time!
RING IN THE HOLIDAYS
What an energetic opener for a holiday concert! Greg Gilpin has written a driving gospel rock selection encouraging us to “Ring in the holidays with a song of joy”! Perfect for any ensemble or show choir.
HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?
The combination of this highly charged, emotional contemporary gospel style setting with the traditional Quaker text of “How Can I Keep From Singing?” is sure to move both your ensemble and the audience.
SSA (NEW), BL704
WHAT YOU GONNA CALL YOUR PRETTY LITTLE BABY?
With a majestic opening, Greg Gilpin has used an energetic, rhythmic accompaniment to set this familiar Christmas text. The ending gives an opportunity for a descant voice (or section) that adds richness to the texture. This piece is a great opener or closer for your holiday concert.
Already a best-seller as a 3-part mixed setting, Greg Gilpin has now reworked the Ubi Caritas text for SSA voices. The vocal lines and harmonies in this work are exquisite!
SSA (NEW), BL703
EVERY TIME I FEEL THE SPIRIT
This dynamic arrangement of the popular spiritual uses a rhythmic piano accompaniment, tight vocal harmonies, and a melodic interchange between the women’s and men’s voices in the verses.
SATB (SAT), CGA1196
WHO WILL KEEP GOD'S LAMBS
John Parker’s touching poetry and Dvorak’s famous tune from his New World Symphony have been masterfully partnered in this anthem by Greg Gilpin. Like a lullaby, the piano embraces the flowing melody and expresses the gentleness in which God keeps his sheep. Expressive vocal lines will assist in teaching children about phrasing and an optional second part sweetly harmonizes the melody.
Unison/two-part with piano, CGA121
SKIP TO MY LOU
Solid arranging techniques and a playful spirit give this old dance a few new steps. Listen for the add-on ostinati, ear-bending chord progressions, unexpected rhythmic twists, falsetto tenors, descant sopranos, poignant “lost my partner” solos, and . . . buzzing bees?! Sounds silly, but requires serious singing.
PianoTrax 3 CD, 00-34744
SING YOUR SONG
“No matter what the melody, . . . high or low, in harmony, sing your song.” Though each of us is different, this song encourages unity, especially through music. An important lesson simply stated for younger choirs, and a terrific choice for music advocacy.
SoundTrax CD, 00-35673
A festival choral for contemporary choirs. Most often in 5/4 with a stacatto piano theme as its driving force, this dynamic piece features a legato “in excelsis” section in 4, and culminates with jubilant “alleluias” in 6/8. Well worth the effort!
PianoTrax 3 CD, 00-34744
THE LONG DAY CLOSES
Greg Gilpin has carefully set this touching Victorian era poem in an uncomplicated choral style, allowing us to focus on the deep meaning of the text. Expressive, quality literature for today's choirs. Poignant.
PianoTrax 3 CD, 00-34744
WELCOME, WELCOME WINTER
A crisp, detached accompaniment supports the playful attitude of an evocative text, and articulate voice parts provide vivid images of wintertime. The F-minor tonality makes for a haunting and delightful greeting. Innovative.
SoundTrax CD, 00-35767
NEED YOU NOW
This huge-selling title song from Lady Antebellum’s second studio album features a memorable country pop hook. It has been at the top of several Billboard charts throughout 2010. During the recent 45th Country Music Awards, the group, the song, and the album were all big winners. Both the song and the album won multiple Grammy awards in 2011.
SoundTrax CD, 00-35720
Featured in the Tony-nominated Broadway hit The Pajama Game, this Latin-flavored arrangement will be easily learned by both concert and show groups. Add some choreography for a guaranteed showstopper!
SoundTrax CD, 00-35818
ROCK THE BOAT
The rockin’ sounds of 1974 live again in this incredibly entertaining arrangement by Greg Gilpin. A perfect ‘retro’ moment for any concert. Fun!
SoundTrax CD, 00-35841
Matthew Shafer, Blair Daly, J. T. Harding, Jeremy Bose/Greg Gilpin
Featured on Uncle Kracker’s album Happy Hour, this catchy chart has appeared on several different Billboard Hot 100 charts. A hip, rhythmic, and fun friendship song. “Oh, you make me smile.”
SoundTrax CD, 00-35766
The cast of Glee featured this wonderful George Michael Wham hit during their holiday show. Spotlights an opening solo over cool back-ups, with a soaring male/female descant later on.
SoundTrax CD, 00-35732
YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE LAST OF ME
This Diane Warren power ballad won top honors at the 2011 Golden Globes. Performed by Cher in the motion picture Burlesque, the moving and inspiring message will resonate with any audience.
SoundTrax CD, 00-35615
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