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The First Songbook of Sweet Honey in the Rock

By Sweet Honey in the Rock

Choral (SATB divisi a cappella) - Difficulty: medium-difficult
The First Songbook of Sweet Honey in the Rock. By Sweet Honey in the Rock. Arranged by Ysaye M. Barnwell. Choral Collection. Contemporary Vocal and African. Vocal score. With vocal score notation, introductory text, performance notes, black & white photos and discography. 170 pages. Published by Contemporary A Cappella Publishing (HL.8742049).

Item Number: HL.8742049

ISBN 9780634012747. 9x12 inches.

Sweet Honey in the Rock's musical sound has been described in High Fidelity magazine as breathtaking excursions into harmony singing and in Down Beat as neck-hair raising. This six-member African-American a cappella women's group has just celebrated its 25th anniversary. This wonderful collection compiled and edited by Ysaye M. Barnwell features three original compositions and one traditional song arrangement by each of the five singing members. The songs are presented in choral score for easy use by vocal ensembles. Also includes a moving foreword by Harry Belafonte, an introduction by Horace Clarence Boyer, the group's Her-story, a discography with album covers, photos, and extensive composer's and performance notes.

  • Breaths 
  • Would You Harbor Me? 
  • We Are... 
  • Cum Ba Yah 
  • Young and Positive 
  • Inner Voices 
  • Run 
  • Denko 
  • Fulani Chant 
  • Dream Songs of Love 
  • Wodaabe Nights 
  • Alunde 
  • Stay 
  • Prayer to the One 
  • Goin' to See My Baby 
  • Motherless Chil' 
  • Ella's Song 
  • Sometime 
  • I Remember, I Believe 
  • No More Auction Block 

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  • 5

    Dan Z
    San Jose, CA
  • October 06, 2006 Fabulous! More than a songbook!

    Great reading (and great singing) for the SHR fan, with the advantage of expert transcriptions of live performances. Performance notes can't be beat. We use this in a mixed a capella group--the Bass part is not accessible to any but the most extraordinary female voice.

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