Oxford University Press Popular Voiceworks 1: 28 Songs in Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Soul, and Show Styles - Beale/Milloy - Book/CD

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Authors: Charles Beale, Steve Milloy
Format: Book and CD
Voicing: Unison to 4pt

Popular Voiceworks is a fabulous collection of jazzy and popular songs in the highly practical Voiceworks format. Packed with songs in a huge range of styles, from unison to four parts, the collection provides exciting new material written by the authors as well as choral arrangements of favourites such as 'Comedy Tonight', 'Straighten up and fly right', and 'Dancing in the Street'. You'll find soul, jazz, funk, swing, spiritual, gospel, disco, show, folk, motown, R&B, doowop, hip-hop and more - all presented with practical advice on teaching and rehearsing. There are plenty of opportunities to improvise, as well as guidance on using the voice to sing popular styles. An accompanying CD includes stylish performances of all the songs together with backings for most. This all adds up to a fabulous resource for all young and young-at-heart singing groups!

  • 28 fabulous songs from unison to four-part harmony
  • Ideal for youth choirs, school groups KS3 upwards, community choirs, and choral groups of all ages and experience
  • Opportunities for improvisation throughout
  • Vast range of repertoire including jazz, R&B, funk, swing, spiritual, gospel, disco, show, and more
  • Brand-new songs and new arrangements of popular favourites
  • A complete rehearsal plan for each song, including warm ups and guidance on vocal techniques for singing popular styles
  • Stylistic but accessible piano accompaniments
  • Photocopiable pages
  • CD with complete set of performances and stylish backings for most pieces

Born in London and now based in New York, Charles Beale has enjoyed a varied career as a jazz educator, pianist, composer-arranger, and choral director. Author of the acclaimed Jazz Piano from Scratch (ABRSM Publishing), he taught jazz at London's Royal College of Music, and for ten years he was lead jazz consultant to the Associated Board. His playing and arranging work includes credits on albums and singles by pop and dance artists including Whitney Houston and Adeva. He recently became Music Director of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, having for five years been Musical Director of the London Gay Men's Chorus.

Steve Milloy (b. 1965) has spent ten years coaching and directing singers in schools, churches, theatres, and concert stages across the Midwestern US. A former member of the acclaimed a cappella octet Pieces of 8, he has sung in popular styles in theme parks and on TV and radio, and has composed or arranged pieces for more than a dozen GALA choruses in the US and UK. Steve has worked at the keyboard and/or on the podium with choruses and threatre troupes in St Louis, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati, and recently he returned to singing and acting in productions such as The Full Monty and Caroline, or Change.

Table of Contents:
  • Charles Beale and Steve Milloy: Swing Time!
  • Fred MacDowell, arr. Charles Beale: You gotta move
  • Trad., arr. Charles Beale: Take me to the water
  • George Gershwin, arr. Charles Beale: My man's gone now
  • Curtis Mayfield, arr. Charles Beale: People get ready
  • Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman, arr. Steve Milloy: Me Ol' Bamboo (2 parts)
  • Fred Rose and Walter Hirsch, arr. Charles Beale: 'Deed I Do
  • Music by Charles Beale, words by Steve Milloy: Little One
  • Music by Steve Milloy, words by John Moysen: Take me to the Funk
  • Charles Beale: Gitika
  • Trad. spiritual, arr. Steve Milloy: This little light of mine
  • Peter Scholtes, arr. Steve Milloy: They'll Know We Are Christians
  • Nat King Cole and Irving Mills, arr. Steve Milloy: Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • Music by Charles Beale and Steve Milloy; words by John Moysen and David Major: I Want Your Love
  • Steve Milloy: I'm Not Your Pet
  • Trad., arr. Charles Beale: Silent Night
  • Steve Milloy: Dancin' Till the Blues Are Gone
  • Music by Charles Beale, words by John Moysen: Sweet Tea
  • Charles Beale: Song Without Words
  • US trad., arr. Charles Beale: He's gone away
  • Music by Steve Milloy, words by John Moysen: Don't Let the Door Hitcha
  • David Baerwald, arr. Charles Beale: Come what May
  • Music by Steve Milloy, words by John Moysen: Pages
  • William Stevenson, Marvin Gaye, and Ivy Hunter, arr. Charles Beale: Dancing in the Street
  • Stephen Sondheim, arr. Steve Milloy: Comedy Tonight
  • Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman, arr. Steve Milloy: Me Ol' Bamboo (SATB)
  • Cassell Alphonsus, arr. Steve Milloy: Hot Hot Hot!
  • Music by Steve Milloy, words by John Moysen and David Major: I Will Sing Joy
  • Irving Mills and Duke Ellington, arr. Charles Beale: It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing
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