Rehearsal Tools

Specific resources available for each song vary, but they typically consist of a printable PDF and individual audio tracks for each voice part. The audio tracks include the accompaniment and additional voices, but the labeled voice is recorded at a higher volume to stand out. “Accompaniment” tracks either have no single voice enhanced, or include only the accompaniment with no additional voice parts.

In some scores, a solo vocal section might be written on the same staff as a part written elsewhere for a whole vocal section. When that happens, both the solo and group parts are likely to be included on the same rehearsal track. So if you’re using these rehearsal tools to memorize, it would be helpful to compare what you hear against the printed score, so you can distinguish solo from group parts.

A word about certain limitations in Sibelius audio files: Even though Sibelius is a sophisticated music writing program, it can’t synthesize human consonants. So it can’t actually “sing” the vocal lines. Instead, it uses a synthesized voice singing a nondescript vowel. The result is a vocal line you can follow to learn your part, even though there aren’t any words.

Sibelius also doesn’t follow repeats the same way a human would. For example, in “Down to the River to Pray”, certain notations instruct some singers to perform the repeat differently each time through. Sibelius doesn’t “see” those instructions, so it performs both passes the same way. But singers should heed the instructions. So, once again, while you’re in learning mode on a piece, it’s a good idea to compare a written score against what you’re hearing to improve your comprehension & accuracy.

Colors of the Wind


Soprano

Alto

Baritone

Accompaniment

See link below.

Down to the River to Pray

PDF

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Eye of the Tiger

PDF

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Accompaniment

Hawaii Five-O Theme

PDF

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Accompaniment

My Heart Will Go On

PDF

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Accompaniment

Over the Rainbow

PDF

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

All Parts

Softly and Tenderly 

PDF

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Accompaniment

See link below.

The Morning After 

PDF

Solo

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Accompaniment

Links to Additional Recordings:


*Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvyDchG2Mrg - (This is the piano accompaniment to our arrangement.)


*Colors of the Wind

https://youtu.be/HB2dOD2uX7U


*To find the Emerson arrangement of Ghostbusters, navigate to https://sbrhsmusic.wordpress.com/media/ for the page, then scroll down past the 'Vespers Concert Full Program 2019' to the 'Musictown Pops Night Full Program 2019' to the sixth recording, headed with "VOLTAGE SHOW CHOIR".


Cynthia Clawson’s version of “Softly and Tenderly” can be found here:

“Softly and Tenderly” from “The Trip to Bountiful”


*(Thanks to Terrie Sternberg & Jean Shock for rounding up these links and to Jean Shock for suggesting that they appear here.)

Singers Should Have:

Born Free

Colors of the Wind

Down to the River to Pray

Eye of the Tiger

Ghostbusters


Hawaii Five-O Theme

My Heart Will Go On

Over the Rainbow

Softly and Tenderly

The Morning After

Singers Should Also Have:

The Star-Spangled Banner

PDF

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass


2021 Christmas Season Songs

God Bless America

PDF

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

A La Nanita Nana

Descant

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

All Kinds of People 

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

All On a Silent Night

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Christmas in the Great Hall

Descant

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

All Parts

Mary, Did You Know? 

PDF

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Accompaniment

Riu, Riu, Chiu

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

All Parts

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Soprano 1

Soprano 2

Alto

Tenor

Bass

All Parts

The Little Drummer Boy/Bearing Gifts

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

All Parts

Where Are You Christmas? 

PDF

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Accompaniment

Contact Us

Blue Ridge Vocal Connection


Thomas L. DeBusk

Director