by Jen Sper, School Choral Specialist
With their unique arrangement style, tight vocal harmonies, and creative cover performances, Pentatonix is one of the most exciting a cappella groups around. After winning the third season of “The Sing-Off,” they have made masterful use of social media in expanding their fan base and distributing their music. Even if YOU haven’t heard of them, you can be sure that your students HAVE!
“But my ensemble isn’t quite ready for arrangements this difficult…,” or “I don’t know anything about vocal percussion!” you may say. Don’t worry! Here are some options based on the signature PTX arrangements – perform them entirely a cappella for the most authentic experience, or use the optional accompaniments and CDs for added support.
Save the World/Don’t You Worry Child arr. Mark Brymer – an accessible setting of the mash-up by Swedish House Mafia, available SATB, SAB and SSA
Rather Be arr. Mark Brymer – vocal showcase from Clean Bandit, available SATB, SAB and SSAA
Let It Go arr. Roger Emerson – the epic single from “Frozen,” available SATB, SAB and SSA
Silent Night arr. Roger Emerson – a unique arrangement of the beloved carol, available SATB, SAB and SSA
That’s Christmas to Me arr. Mark Brymer – a Pentatonix holiday original, available SATB, SAB and SSAA
White Winter Hymnal arr. Alan Billingsley – this Fleet Foxes cover uses creative body percussion, available SATB, SAB and SSAA
About the Author:
Jen Sper has been with Stanton’s since 2006. A former middle school and high school choral director, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, she also enjoys good food, running (to counteract the good food…) and the Muppets.