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Catalogue No: NOV072524
Shop Product Code: 148843H
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ISBN: 9780711985469

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Arranger: Allwood, Ralph

Editor: Allwood, Ralph

Series: The Novello Choral Programme

Department: Choral - Choral Collections

Instrumentation: Voice

Publisher: Novello

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By Popular Request: Songs on the Lighter Side for Mixed Voice Choirs (SATB)

By Popular Request includes thirteen superb arrangements of classic popular songs for mixed voice choirs (SATB). The selection covers a wide range of styles and moods, so choirs will be sure to find the right piece to provide a light selection in a concert programme, or simply as an encore!

Selected and edited by Ralph Allwood, one of the UK's most distinguished choral directors.


Contents and Reviews

Goodnight Sweetheart
Here, There And Everywhere
Honey Pie
I'm Beginning To See The Light
Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)?
Lullaby Of Birdland
Miss Otis Regrets
Satin Doll
Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat
The Bare Necessities
The Girl From Ipanema
The Way You Look Tonight
Where Do I Begin?

"Here we go again books of "popular" arrangements!

There are a host of decent arrangers chosen for this collection but as we have seen in the past the arrangements that have been selected are typically underwhelming. Why do publishing houses insist on asking people who are classically trained to edit collections that are "popular"? For example Kirby Shaw has published over 2500 arrangements for choirs and in this collection we are graced with "Goodnight Sweetheart"!?!?!?!? This wasn't even a good doo-wop song! How the hell did this song make it into the collection. Oh I know.... all the arrangements were pre chosen and Ralph just had to put his name to it...Duh stupid me. Surely Ralph Allwood wouldn't have chosen such a lame-ass collection of arrangements from a group of otherwise talented arrangers?! Please tell me that's what happened."

Rating:    01/02/2010