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CHOIR COMMUNITY

 

Oxford University Press Community Voiceworks

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Community Voiceworks

The Complete Resource for Community Choirs

Book and CD

Alison Burns and Gitika Partington

Table of Contents

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

An absolute labour of love and it is out now!. A photo of myself with Val Regan one of the wonderful composer community choir leader contributors…more to come.. Ali  and I will attempt to have a photo with each of our contributors with book.IMG_5749


Sing Pop A Cpella books 1, 2, and 3.  A fantastic array of wonderful pop songs that I am proud to say have all been sung by wonderful choirs such as The Bishopsgate Singers, The Highgate Newtown Community Singers, Earthly Voices, Shared Voices and groups all over the world. I am so delighted at being able to share them . I hope you will enjoy them too! There are songs for all levels of experiences and they  all have been tried and tested and sung with deep joy. If you need extra help on how to tackle any of them..get in touch.

LISTEN TO CHASING CARS ( BOOK ONE ) CHASING CARS AND HAPPY TOGETHER HAPPY TOGETHER ( BOOK TWO) SUNG HERE BY A LARGE CHILDRENS CHOIR 11 -16YRS WITH LIGHT PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FROM THE CHORD CHARTS -LEARNED AND PERFORMED IN A DAY.

BOOK THREE IS NOW OUT

All books can be bought on line from  a number of sources.

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14 Comments

  1. Hello, We’ve started a new quartet last year and we enjoy it very much!!
    (on facebook: Vocaalkwartet “Don’t4get”)
    In the meanwhile we sing all the songs from your two books: “Sing pop A Cappella”.
    The rehearsal is so much easier and quicker with CD. You have our compliments!!

    Our question: When there will be book three?? We can’t wait!

    With kind regards,
    Ben van Heiningen

  2. Hello, like the idea of the books for my choir but can’t find which songs are on them anywhere? Could you point me to a list for both books? Beth x

    1. click on the links on the page( clearly marked ) and when you get to the musicroom site it askes you if you would like to see more details, there you will find the set list and an audio excerpt of each of the tracks form the cd. let me know how you get on
      all the best Gitika

  3. Our choir have relished all of Book One and I am about to order Book Two. ‘Chasing Cars’ was very moving when we sang it at The Festival of Hope for Refugees here in Apollo Bay, Australia. Your arrangements are perfect for us .

      1. That is excellent news, can’t wait to tell the choir! We had a photoshoot on the beach today because we are being sponsored by a community bank and with the money they gave us I bought 15 copies of book two. I’m going to have to order another 15 because I’ve already run out due to new members. Today on the beach, one of our members told the bank manager how amazing you are and showed her your picture on the book!

  4. Hi – I really want to see the playlists as well. When I click on “more information” on the musicroom links, there’s just bio notes on Gitika. Please take a look and correct me if I’m wrong. I’m very interested in the books, and need to see lists/scores before buying. Thank you for your excellent work and big heart!

    -Ted

  5. I too can’t find the song lists anywhere and the links given don’t work. Music room does not have a list of the songs. I suspect you are losing loads of sales because of this!

    1. The Complete Resource for Community Choirs

      Book and CD

      Alison Burns and Gitika Partington

      Voiceworks

      Table of Contents

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

      best wishes
      have updated the link ..quite easy to find by googling title of book and OUP..thanks for the heads up…

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