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Catalogue No: 9780193390799
Shop Product Code: 2725224
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ISBN: 978-0-19-339079-9
Community Voiceworks (+ CD)

Status: Usually shipped within 24 - 48 hours

Subtitle: The Complete Resource for Community Choirs

Department: Choral - Choral Collections

Instrumentation: Flexible scoring in 1-4 parts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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• 43 flexible songs, from simple unison to four parts, by established writers and arrangers
• Ideal for community choirs of all types and school groups of 11+ years
• Vast range of repertoire, including well-known pop songs, traditional songs from around the world, contemporary songs, protest songs, and rounds
• Diverse themes, including Peace and Reflection, Liberty and Freedom, and Celebrations
• Warm-ups and practical tips on working with amateur singers and the natural voice
• Supporting rehearsal plans for each song, from the basis of learning by ear
• Copiable pages
• CD containing MP3s of learning tracks (providing individual vocal parts) and backing tracks for some pieces
• Recordings of full performances available to download

Community Voiceworks is an unrivalled collection of fun, reflective, empowering, and moving songs in the practical Voiceworks format. With five sections covering a variety of life's key themes, there is something for everyone - from classic hits such as 'Sitting on the Dock of the Bay', 'If I had a hammer', 'Walking on Sunshine', and 'Something Inside So Strong' to well-known traditional songs and new works by acclaimed choir leaders. The CD provides recordings of individual parts, allowing non-readers to learn aurally, and song sheets are photocopiable. A truly inclusive collection for all groups who love singing together, regardless of experience!

Contents and Reviews


Section I: Short and Sweet Words Betty Tindal, music Alison Burns: I open my arms wide Ros Thomas: I am not thinking about you Polly Bolton: Spring Song Carol Prior: A cat meditating Alison Burns: A Twist in the Air Trad., arr. Gitika Partington: Deep Down in my Soul Juliet Prager: All will be well Bryan Kessler, adap. Mark and Sharie Anderson, harm. Nickomo: E malama Jules Gibb: Caballos galopando Section II: Peace and Reflection words John Newton, music Sam Cooke: Amazing grace words John Newton, music Gitika Partington: How Sweet the Sound Trad.: Down in the River to Pray Alison Burns: There is silence in my heart tonight Alison Burns: Keep me Melanie Dolinski, arr. Andrew Emmet: Peace white dove Otis Redding and Steve Cropper, arr. Gitika Partington: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Section III: Liberty and Freedom Roxane Smith: Ain't gonna study war Trad. / Gitika Partington: Ride this Train Curtis Mayfield, arr. Val Regan: People get ready Alison Burns: Give me wings Nickomo: I can hear a train a-comin' Pete Seeger and Lee Hays, arr. Gitika Partington and Peter Hunt: If I had a hammer Em Whitfield Brooks: Sold down the river Zulu song: Shona malanga words Antonia Machado/Trad., music Val Regan: Ya Basta! words Dick Dallas, music Billy Taylor, arr. Pete Churchill: I wish I knew how it would feel to be free Section IV: Change, Loss, and Moving On Nickomo: Keep your heart good South African: Think of me words Judy Grahn, music Alison Burns: The Mountain Alison Burns: A Pebble on my Tongue Peggy Seeger, arr. Peter Amidon: Love Call me Home Hedy West, arr. Gitika Partington: Five Hundred Miles Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman, arr. Gitika Partington: Time after Time words Robert Burns, Trad. Scottish melody, arr. Alison Burns and Gitika Partington: Auld Lang Syne Section V: Celebrations Nickomo: The Yeah Song Sammy Hurden: Now the sun is rising up Gitika Partington: I stand tall Bruce Knight: Zidele amathambo Kirsty Martin: Different Ships Alison Burns: May your cup always be full Pauline Down: Old Woman Kimberley Rew, arr. Gitika Partington: Walking on Sunshine Labi Siffre, arr. Pete Churchill: Something Inside So Strong