Popular Voiceworks 1

28 Songs in Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Soul, and Show Styles

/ Charlie Beale / Steve Milloy
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Popular Voiceworks is a fabulous collection of jazzy and popular songs in the highly practical Voiceworks format. Packed with songs in a huge range of styles, from unison to four parts, the collection provides exciting new material written by the authors as well as choral arrangements of favourites such as 'Comedy Tonight', 'Straighten up and fly right', and 'Dancing in the Street'. You'll find soul, jazz, funk, swing, spiritual, gospel, disco, show, folk, motown, R&B, doowop, hip-hop and more - all presented with practical advice on teaching and rehearsing. There are plenty of opportunities to improvise, as well as guidance on using the voice to sing popular styles. An accompanying CD includes stylish performances of all the songs together with backings for most. This all adds up to a fabulous resource for all young and young-at-heart singing groups!

  • 28 fabulous songs from unison to four-part harmony
  • Ideal for youth choirs, school groups KS3 upwards, community choirs, and choral groups of all ages and experience
  • Opportunities for improvisation throughout
  • Vast range of repertoire including jazz, R&B, funk, swing, spiritual, gospel, disco, show, and more
  • Brand-new songs and new arrangements of popular favourites
  • A complete rehearsal plan for each song, including warm ups and guidance on vocal techniques for singing popular styles
  • Stylistic but accessible piano accompaniments
  • Photocopiable pages
  • CD with complete set of performances and stylish backings for most pieces


  • Charles Beale and Steve Milloy: Swing Time!
  • Fred MacDowell, arr. Charles Beale: You gotta move
  • Trad., arr.Charles Beale: Take me to the water
  • George Gershwin, arr. Charles Beale: My man's gone now
  • Curtis Mayfield, arr. CharlesBeale: People get ready
  • Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman, arr. Steve Milloy: Me Ol' Bamboo (2 parts)
  • Fred Rose andWalter Hirsch, arr. Charles Beale: 'Deed I Do
  • Music by Charles Beale, words by Steve Milloy: Little One
  • Music by SteveMilloy, words by John Moysen: Take me to the Funk
  • Charles Beale: Gitika
  • Trad. spiritual, arr. Steve Milloy: This littlelight of mine
  • Peter Scholtes, arr. Steve Milloy: They'll Know We Are Christians
  • Nat King Cole and Irving Mills, arr.Steve Milloy: Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • Music by Charles Beale and Steve Milloy; words by John Moysen and David Major: I WantYour Love
  • Steve Milloy: I'm Not Your Pet
  • Trad., arr. Charles Beale: Silent Night
  • Steve Milloy: Dancin' Tillthe Blues Are Gone
  • Music by C harles Beale, words by John Moysen: Sweet Tea
  • Charles Beale: Song Without Words
  • US trad., arr. Charles Beale: He's gone away
  • Music by Steve Milloy, words by John Moysen: Don't Let the Door Hitcha
  • David Baerwald, arr. Charles Beale: Come what May
  • Music by Steve Milloy, words by John Moysen: Pages
  • William Stevenson,Marvin Gaye, and Ivy Hunter, arr. Charles Beale: Dancing in the Street
  • Stephen Sondheim, arr. Steve Milloy: Comedy Tonight
  • Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman, arr. Steve Milloy: Me Ol' Bamboo (SATB)
  • Cassell Alphonsus, arr. Steve Milloy: HotHot Hot!
  • Music by Steve Milloy, words by John Moysen and David Major: I Will Sing Joy
  • Irving Mills and Duke Ellington,arr. Charles Beale: It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193435568
Format: Pack
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 03/04/2008
ISBN: 9780193435568
Format: 297x210
Voices: SATB
Force: Mixed voices
Level of difficulty: A-B


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