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Peace in This House
Another song for our sequence of peace songs.
Praise His Holy Name
Our gospel-style song for this salute to American music. We may make some edits, but this recording should give you an idea of the style.
Rock-a Ma Soul
A steady, slow tempo allows this piece to really cook! Possibility of a soprano solo is marked in the music and demonstrated on the CD. Even the title tells you that dialect is important to singing this genre! Change “I” to “ah” and “myself” to “mahself.” As the arranger suggests, we’ll make assignments for measures 45 – 50 at the Workshop.
The big Waring tonsil-scorcher, again from the show Calamity Jane. This is one the older crowd will know and love
CUT: at the sign on page 4, go directly to the coda on page 6. On pages 7/8, use the text I’ve written in) and altered rhythms. You may want to draw a line through the original text.
Shout to the Lord
After a short introduction, we’ll being at measure 21, page 4. Change words at measure 37: “Cre-a-tor, Re-deem-er.”
Side by Side
This will be a favorite of some of our older audience members.: CUT: first four measures of introduction; CUT from measure 21, page 4, ro measure 45, page 6.
this setting of the Shaker tune will often lead into To Everything There Is a Season.
A traditional Cardinal Chorale recessional with a coda by Len Thomas. We will learn the English and Swahili words.
Song of Farewell
This lyric benediction has been one of our traditional songs since 1995.
The Sound of Music
A beautiful a cappella setting from the Waring library
The recording will give you the general idea of phrasing we’ll be working to achieve. This great a cappella setting has been a favorite since 1995.
Tell My Father
The Storm Is Passing Over
Here’s another crowd pleaser, and a gospel song that fits our theme. One possibility for pages 4/5: SII sing alto line; altos sing tenor line.
Thank You Very Much
From the musical Scrooge. We’ll put this to use as an encore – or as an a cappella thank you to folks who help us.
This Is My Father’s World
One of the most requested songs. It was first sung on the Cardinal Chorale’s European tour. It has a wonderful, surprising, goosebump giving coda! Low basses will enjoy the chance to rumble, too. The challenge: singing long musical phrases.
This Little Light of Mine
A contemporary setting of a spiritual. CHANGE TEXT: pages 7/8 instead of saying “Jesus gave it to me,” we’ll use the traditional text: “All through the night.”
To Everything There Is a Season
a beautiful ballad that is a favorite of many Chorale alums.
Waitin’ for the Light to Shine
A rouser from Big River, this will be a crowd pleaser.
Walk in the Kingdom
The CD of a Cardinal Chorale performance will give you the idea – you’ll note that we omit all first endings!
Wells Fargo Wagon
One of the original choral settings of music from The Music Man, from the Fred Waring collection at Penn State University.
When I Hear Music
In our show we’ll use this piece to remember those who have given us the gift of music. Omit the text on the final three measures.
Spend some time on this. Tricky parts and rhythms. One that the kids in our audience will love. Basses: sing middle notes on the last two chords of the song (“doo-dah”).