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Pop Music for Spring for High School Choirs Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stanton's Sheet Music suggests that you welcome summer in style by closing out your school year with some of these great popular music choices for high school mixed choirs.  Whether you're looking for current pop, a nostalgic favorite or an a cappella showpiece, we'll help you find the perfect fit for your ensemble!

The well-known standard All of Me is superbly arranged by Steve Zegree for jazz choirs of all levels.  The accompaniment is a walking bass line with limited right hand piano involvement which allows your musician to ad lib when desired and to give the vocals a chance to shine.  This arrangement works well with piano-only or full rhythm accompaniment.  A great addition to your jazz standard library.

The King’s Singers setting of the famous Simon and Garfunkel song April Come She Will explores the seasons through a gentle vocal tapestry of rhythm and rich harmony with a smooth lead floating above it all.

Dream a Little Dream of Me has been recorded by decades of top singers, including Ozzie Nelson, Kate Smith, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Mama Cass Elliott, and Diana Krall.  But it has appeared most recently on Michael Buble‘s 2010 album “Special Delivery,” and was performed by Artie in Glee‘s “Dream On” episode.  A classic for all ages.

Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland originally performed a pairing of the classic songs Happy Days are Here Again/Get Happy on “The Judy Garland Show” in 1963.  It was included on Streisand’s 2000 album compilation “Duets.”  Now, the TV show Glee has revived this great hit, sung recently by Rachel and Kurt.

The pop group Train soared to the top of the charts in 2010 with Hey, Soul Sister, a sweet, melodic song that features ukulele accompaniment.  The song has a totally unique feel to it that will really have your audience grooving along by the time you reach the catchy chorus!

The opening number from the premiere episode of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” each group presented their best soloist with David Bowie‘s Under Pressure.  Singing totally a cappella, this selection gives you the opportunity to showcase an amazing spectrum of vocal talent!

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