Community Voiceworks

The Complete Resource for Community Choirs

/ Alison Burns / Gitika Partington
Book and CD
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Community Voiceworks is an unrivalled collection of fun, reflective, empowering, and moving songs in the practical Voiceworks format. With five sections covering a variety of life's key themes, there is something for everyone - from classic hits such as 'Sitting on the Dock of the Bay', 'If I had a hammer', 'Walking on Sunshine', and 'Something Inside So Strong' to well-known traditional songs and new works by acclaimed choir leaders. The CD provides recordings of individual parts, allowing non-readers to learn aurally, and song sheets are photocopiable. A truly inclusive collection for all groups who love singing together, regardless of experience!

  • 43 flexible songs, from simple unison to four parts, by established writers and arrangers
  • Ideal for community choirs of all types and school groups of 11+ years
  • Vast range of repertoire, including well-known pop songs, traditional songs from around the world, contemporary songs, protest songs, and rounds
  • Diverse themes, including Peace and Reflection, Liberty and Freedom, and Celebrations
  • Warm-ups and practical tips on working with amateur singers and the natural voice
  • Supporting rehearsal plans for each song, from the basis of learning by ear
  • Copiable pages
  • CD containing MP3s of learning tracks (providing individual vocal parts) and backing tracks for some pieces
  • Recordings of full performances available to download


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

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193390799
Format: Pack
Number of Pages: 248
Publication Date: 27/08/2015
Format: 297x210
Voices: SATB
Force: Flexible scoring in 1-4 parts
Level of difficulty: A-B


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