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July 28, 2016 -

“The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” William Penn In preparation for writing the blog post today, I looked up the

I'm looking for SATB arrangements (could be more divisi) of the national anthem.. Something that is innovative, interesting, and fresh. This is for my new choir's inaugural concert in New Zealand. Don't worry, we are singing the NZ national anthem as well. Any thoughts? ... See MoreSee Less

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Kenneth R. DavisJust offering my opinion: stick with a traditional, dignified, four-part, setting; innovative, interesting and fresh is not necessary.

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Mary-Margaret SoknichDr. Jerry Bierschenk wrote a beautiful arrangement that I think you'd love!!

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Doris LambertLook at the arrangement by Jamey Ray

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Brian LongLook at Darmon Meader and Jay Rouse

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Dale MillerMy absolute favorite setting is the Lloyd Pfautsch arrangement he did for the Dallas Civic Chorus back in the 1960s. It is a crowd pleaser.

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Allan AndrewsFrank Sargent has a really fine arrangement that is published by Oxford.

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Kenny WiserI second the Jamey Ray arrangement. We love it at our school!

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Jonathan TalbergI suggest Tim Sharp's new arrangement. We just read it at the California Summer Conference. It works for all groupings (SATB, SSA, TTB, BARBERSHOP, etc.). There's also instrumentation available. We're going to teach it to all our choirs at CSULB in the fall. Good luck!

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Susan J YoungI like the John Leavitt Arrangement. Straightforward, and very singable.

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Timothy Michael PowellTim Sharp's arrangement is fantastic! My choir (below) loved it and the harmony is an interesting take without departing from the original. youtu.be/Nvo_Dn-fxbc

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Seth JinesI love the Jamey Ray version. Published by Alfred.

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Dan DigreOur choir loves this arrangement by Jerry Rubino. It's musical, descriptive, and inspiring. www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfw5yd_Xhm4

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RJ LeonardTry the one by Jerry Rubino! Quite fun and challenging!

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