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Basic Information

Links to lyrics and music files for each season will be added as the season progresses

PRACTICE FILES

For those that read music, note that the arrangements of these songs are at times modified as per verbal directions at choir. For this reason they may not be exactly the same as what you see or hear on the files below.  In such cases go with what you learned at choir as we only create new files when the changes are relatively major.  For that reason it is always advisable to note such direction on your sheet music at the time they are given.  

PARTS FILES

Parts files are MP3 music files that emphasize your part by playing louder than the parts for the other sections which are quietly there to provide context. In some cases your parts files will play your part as a piano sound, and in other cases as a computer "ooo" sound or perhaps some other sound, but in all cases you will be able to hear, and sing along with, your part easily.

LYRIC & SHEET MUSIC FILES

These files are posted as PDF files.  If you click on the link and it doesn't open automatically on your computer then download a free copy of Adobe Reader using either of these links...Windows   or   Mac

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GHC Concert Repertoire (Concert Info Document)

OUR SONGS IN CONCERT ORDER
(to be added closer to concert time)
First set:
Second set

GHC Opening Set
   Unison In Harmony
   Shine All Your Light
   Dreams Of Harmony
   Sing!
   Trees Grow Slow
   Tiny Lights
   Blue Boat Home

GHC with Greg
   What Must Be Done
      (with Female Chorus)

Intermission

Greg's Set (20 - 25 min)

GHC with Greg
   Mighty Long Way
      (with Male Chorus)
   Standing on the Side of Love
      (with Full Chorus)

GHC Only
  
That Old Feeling

GHC with Greg
   In the Name of Love
      (with Full Chorus)


Encore (if any):

TBA

 

How To Make The Most Of Your Concert Experience
(a pdf document)

Concert Information Document
PDF        Word
To be posted and linked as we get nearer concert time

If you notice any problem links below
please email me right away
I can't fix what I don't know about!

OUR SONGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
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(Concert Info Document)

-- Column Codes --
SLO = single song - Lyrics Only,    SM = single song - Sheet Music,
CR = Current Core Repertoire - lyrics only,
G+# = A group of songs in one file - lyrics only
Pron = Pronunciation    N/A = Not Available
r = Rehearsal Recording    🎼 = Live Score with Playback (new!) We know the sound is quiet, and the click track isn't there, but if you have any other comments, please write to Dick!
Concert Repertoire
Lyrics MP3/Vid
Parts: MP3 and Live Score
Blue Boat Home *1 SLO SM Vid *2 All
🎼
S
🎼
A
🎼
TF
🎼
TM
🎼
B
🎼
*1) Words by Peter Mayer to the traditional Welsh tune "Hyfrydol" Arr. DD
*2) A version sung by the The Girls' Choir of Wilmington - Sandy Errante, conductor.
Dreams Of Harmony *1 SLO SM MP3 *2 All
🎼
S
🎼
A
🎼
TF
🎼
TM
🎼
B
🎼
*1) Words & Music Joanne Hamill. Arr. DD
*2) A recording of the GHC singing this song in our Jan. 2009 Heartwoven Concerts
Shine All Your Light *1 SLO SM MP3 *2 All
🎼
S
🎼
A
🎼
TF
🎼
TM
🎼
B
🎼
*1) Words & Music Beth Nielsen Chapman. Arr. DD
*2) A recording of the GHC singing this song in our Jan. 2006 Dreams Of Harmony Concerts
Sing! *1 SLO SM Vid *2 All
🎼
S
🎼
A
🎼
TF
🎼
TM
🎼
B
🎼
*1) Words & Music Pentatonix (?). Arr. DD
*2) Pentatonix version on Youtube
That Old Feeling *1 SLO SM MP3 *2 All
🎼
S
🎼
A
🎼
TF
🎼
TM
🎼
B
🎼
*1) Words & Music Coco Love Alcorn. Arr. DD
*2) A Youtube video of Coco's version with Siobhan & Denis as backup singers in our June 2017 concerts.
Tiny Lights *1 SLO SM MP3 *2 All
🎼
S
🎼
A
🎼
TF
🎼
TM
🎼
B
🎼
*1) Words & Music Coco Love Alcorn. Arr. DD
*2) A Youtube video of Coco's version in our June 2017 concerts
Trees Grow Slow *1 SLO SM MP3 *2 All
🎼
S
🎼
A
🎼
TF
🎼
TM
🎼
B
🎼

*1) Words & Music Laurence Cole. Arr. DD
*2) A shortened version of this song by Laurence & Deanna singing it in their home for a video entitled Laurence Cole: Old growth friend

Unison In Harmony *1 SLO SM Vid*2 All
🎼
S
🎼
A
🎼
TF
🎼
TM
🎼
B
🎼
*1) Words & Music Jime Boyes. Arr. DD
*2) A Youtube version by the English singing trio Coope Boyes and Simpson
?????????????? *1 SLO SM MP3 All S A TF TM B
*1) ?????????
?????????????? *1 SLO SM MP3 All S A TF TM B

*1) ???????????

Songs we will sing with our guest artist...
Greg Greenway
who is
1/3 of the Group Brother Sun, 1/2 of Deeper Than The Skin
and entirely himself…singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist.
  
Please watch the videos first, to see how easy you catch on!

Concert Repertoire
Lyrics MP3/Vid Parts: MP3 and Live Score
In the Name of Love *1 SLO SM Vid *2 All
🎼
S
🎼
A
🎼
TF
🎼
TM
🎼
B
🎼
*1) Words & Music Greg Greenway & Bono/U2. Arr. DD and DJ
*2) A recording of Brother Sun at the Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield, Mass.
Mighty Long Way
(male chorus) *1
SLO SM Vid *2 All
🎼
 
 
 
 
TM
🎼
Br
🎼
Bs
🎼
*1) Words & Music Greg Greenway. Arr. DJ with DD
*2) A recording of Brother Sun at Arhaven House Concerts
What Must Be Done
(female chorus) *1
SLO SM Vid *2 All
🎼
S
🎼
A
🎼
TF
🎼
*1) Words & Music Greg Greenway. Arr. DJ with DD
*2) A recording of Brother Sun at Fox Run Studio
Standing On The Side of Love*1 SM Vid *2
MP3 *3
All
🎼
S
🎼
A
🎼
TF
🎼
TM
🎼
B
🎼
*1) Words & Music Greg Greenway. Arr. DJ
*2) A recording of Greg at Tigg's Pond Retreat Center, with a nice introduction
*3) From Greg's 2008 album, Standing on the Side of Love
Songs we will sing with our Soloist...
???If there is one???
?????????????? *1 SLO SM MP3 All S A TF TM B
*1) ?????????

 

MEMBER SUBMITTED LYRIC SHEETS *A
(these sheets are posted as is for use at your own discretion *B)
Pale text for instructions or formatting lyrics is not recommended *C
Sheet Description
(Title, single song or full repertoire)
Word PDF
Submitter:???? Night: ???? Section: ????
Fall Season Easy Learn Songs   1 Col
Submitter: Dick Jackson   Night: Tue/Thu C0-Director
Full All Sections Lyric Sheet *1 & 2 2 Col  
Bill Hanson  Multi-Night   Bsss
*1) This word document can be used by anyone to create a full lyric sheet for their section by formatting the text to indicate which words their section sings and which they don't. They can also re-format the text size, the number of columns and the page orientation to suit their needs.
*2) If you don't have Microsoft Word you can download a free copy of the LibreOffice suite free. It has pretty much all the functionality of Word and can open, edit and save Word documents.
Full Tenor Women's Lyric Sheet 3 Col 3 Col
Jo Volek  Monday  Tenor W
Full Tenor Women's Lyric Sheet 4 Col 4 Col
Jo Volek  Monday  Tenor W
Full Tenor Men's Lyric Sheet 3 Col 3 Col
Richard Murowinski  Mon/Thur   Tenor M
Full Tenor Men's Lyric Sheet 4 Col 4 Col
Richard Murowinski  Mon/Thur   Tenor M
Full Soprano Lyric Sheet 2 Col 2 Col
Frances Strauss   Tue/Thu   Soprano
Full Alto Lyric Sheet 1 Col 1 Col
Caren Fitsgerald   Tue   Alto
     
Submitter   Night   Section
     
Submitter   Night   Section
NOTES ON MEMBER SUBMITTED LYRIC SHEETS

(*A) If you create a lyrics sheet for yourself and find it so useful that you'd like to share it with other members in your section feel free to submit it.

Lyric sheets can be Single (one song) or Full (all the songs in one document).  They can also be General (useable by all sections) or Sectional (words of one section emphasized). 

If there is already a sheet posted that is similar in intent to yours but different in presentation submit yours as well and let interested members choose which format works best for them.

(*B) If you find any problems with one of these Lyric Sheets please send your feedback to the submitter by clicking on their name.  If the submitter chooses to update their sheet and re-submit it, it will be re-posted here and the update will be announced in these notes and possibly the newsletter.

(*C) Suggestion - Please do not use pale blue tex for instructions as it will not print in everyone's printer showing the blue.  Ours does not and the missing text is sometimes way too much to hand print in and hard to fit in.
~ Christine Eschman, Monday Alto

                 

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How To Read Music In 9 Concentrated lessons
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Members joining since 2012 will find it at the end of their Core Repertoire

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Frequently Sung

(at SWATs etc. but not in Core Repertoire)

If you notice any problem links below
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SWAT SONGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
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-- Column Codes --
SLO = single song - Lyrics Only,    SM = single song - Sheet Music,
CR = Current Core Repertoire - lyrics only,
G+# = A group of songs in one file - lyrics only
Pron = Pronunciation    N/A = Not Available
r = Rrehearsal Recording
Concert Repertoire
Lyrics MP3s
Parts
?????????????? *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) ???????????

There Is More Love Somewhere  *1 SLO SM MP3 *2 S
*2,3&4
A
*2&3
T
*2&3
B
*2&3
   
*1) An ear learn at choir, that we have already sung a number of times, which we will sing with our audience.
*2) Recorded at the Tuesday 2016 11 29 rehearsal
*3) Each of these parts files offers 3 or 4 rounds of the song.  In some cases you will hear Denis's voice at the end of a round calling in another part or everybody.  Ignore him. All the rounds sung in each file are the part specified.  In each case  I only manged to get one or two acceptable acceptable rounds records recorded.  To stretch them a bit extra copies were patched together but was no way of deleting his voice.
*4) The Soprano file does have people from other sections singing but the Soprano part is obvious enough to use the recording and is the best available so far.  If a better Soprano Parts reherasal recording becomes available I will replace this one.
Water Is Life *1 SLO SM Practice files on Sara Thomsen's site
*1) Words & Music by Sara Thomsen CCLT2 - 2005/6.  Written in support of, and tribute to the Standing Rock Souix Tribal members and all the tribes, nations, native and non-native people coming together to protect the land and water threatened by the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.   For further information, go to: Take Action and/or Donate.
?????????????? *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) ???????????


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How To Read Music In 9 Concentrated lessons
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Members joining since 2012 will find it at the end of their Core Repertoire

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GHC core repertoire information

Updating your core repertoire

In the Fall 2017 season a Core Repertoire Additions Sheet was handed out with the concert songs and included in the binders for new singers. Veterans who don't have this

Since the Fall 2014 season an updated core repertoire has been included in all binders given to new new singers.  If you joined the choir before then and you haven’t updated your Core Repertoire pages you can do so by printing out the updated pages as follows:

1) For the most recent cover page click here (same as for the 2012 core)

2) For a reminder list of titles of songs that aren't in the official core, but which you might like to request some time, click here (same as for the 2012 core)

3) To replace your “Lyrics Only” section click on any “CR” link in the Core Repertoire list and print. (Note: CR12 links will open a copy of the 2012 Lyrics Only pages)

4) To add any missing sheet music scroll down the list and check any song that has “SM” in the lyrics column to see whether or not you have a copy in your binder. If you don’t click on the “SM” link and print. (the only new new sheet music added since August of 2008 was for "May It Be")

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Fall 2017 Core Additions

If you notice any problem links below
please email me right away
I can't fix what I don't know about!

2017 CORE SONGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
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-- Column Codes --
SLO = single song - Lyrics Only,    SM = single song - Sheet Music,
CR = Current Core Repertoire - lyrics only,
G+# = A group of songs in one file - lyrics only
Pron = Pronunciation    N/A = Not Available
r = Rrehearsal Recording
Concert Repertoire
Lyrics MP3s
Parts
Deep Peace *1 CR+ SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) An Irish Blessing

Helele Mama *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) Zulu, adapted from Black Umfolosi, South Africa

Hold On *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1 African American

In The Arms Of Love *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) Words & Music by Gina Sala CCLT1-2004/5 and 3 time Concert Guest Artist

Jewels *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) Words & Music Barbara McAfee

Lead With Love *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) Words & Music Melanie DeMore

Let Us Go Out *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) Words & Music Pam Blevins Hinkle CCLT12-2015

Let Us See The Beauty *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) Words & Music Laurence Cole CCLT3-2006/7 and multi-concert guest musician

Magnificence*1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) Words & Music Peter makena

Metta Karuna *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) Buddhist, arr. Nick Prater

Morning Song *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) Words & Music Polly Boulton

One Heart Beating *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) Words & Music Sue Kirkpatrick

This Pretty Planet *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) Words & Music John Forseter & Tom Chapin

Tower Of Strength *1 SLO SM MP3 S A TF TM B  

*1) Words & Music Sara Thomsen CCLT2-2005/6 and 2 time concert guest performer


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Members joining since 2012 will find it at the end of their Core Repertoire

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2014 Core

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2014 CORE SONGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
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-- Column Codes --
SLO = single song- Lyrics Only,    SM = single song- Sheet Music,
CR = Current Core Repertoire - lyrics only,
G# = A group of songs in one file - lyrics only
Pron = Pronunciation    N/A = Not Available
(r) = Rrehearsal Recording

Core Repertoire
Lyrics
Recordings
Parts
      S A T B  
Akanamandla CR   SLO MP3          
*1) ???????????
Amen Siyakudumsa CR            
*1) ???????????
Allelulia - Russian Orthodox SM            
*1) ???????????
An Invitateion To Sing CR SLO MP3r *1          
*1) A GHC rehearsal recording (date unknown)
Apache Honoring Song CR MP3          
*1) ???????????
Be Thou SM MP3

S

A

T

B

 
*1) ???????????
Birthday Song (not in core) SLO            
*1) ???????????
Building Bridges CR            
*1) ???????????
Contemplation Chant CR MP3          
*1) ???????????
Down In The Valley To Pray CR            
*1) ???????????
Five Pennies Medley CR SLO MP3          
*1) ???????????
Freedom Train CR            
*1) ???????????

Gabi Gabi

CR

MP3

         
*1) ???????????
Gaia / Another World is Possible SM MP3 *1          
*1)A GHC recording from its Feb. 1, 2007 Another World Is Possible concert featuring The Treble Makers a children's chorus Directed by Connie Lebeau. This track is also avaialble on the GHC's "Shine All Your Light" CD.
Holy Angels CR  SM MP3 *1 S A T B  
*1) Holy Angels -This MP3 features its composer, Sara Thomsen of CCLT2 - 2005/6, singing lead.  While it is not the "choir only" arrangement it can still be useful for practicing.
How Could Anyone Ever Tell You CR MP3 *1          
*1) This Shaina Noll MP3 is not the same as our arrangement for the song but it is a good introduction.
If the People CR            
*1) ???????????
I'm Gonna Let Life Move Me CR            
*1) ???????????
Leaving Shanty CR            
*1) ???????????
Light Is Returning CR SLO MP3          
*1) ???????????
May It Be SLO SM MP3 *1 S A T B  
*1) Enya's version.  Her version of May It Be may not be in the same key and won't be the same arrangement but it may be fun to sing-a-long with anyway.
Mystery SLO SM MP3

S

A

T B  
*1) ???????????
Nada te Turbe SM MP3          
*1) ???????????

N’Kosi Sikeleli~short

SLO

MP3S *1

S

A

T

B

 
*1) Ad hoc recording at choir practice Apr. 10/14
N’Kosi Sikeleli~Medium
(this is the one we currently sing)
SLO SM  Pron
SLO SM*1

S

A

T

B

 
*1) A choir recording taken from our One Voice CD
N’Kosi Sikeleli~full SLO   S A T B  
*1) ???????????
One Voice SM MP3 *1 S A T B  
*1) A GHC recording from its Feb 1 & 3, 2008 String Choir Incident concerts
Only In Silence CR            
*1) ???????????
Oy Vey SLO CR
  S A T B  
*1) ???????????
Sana Sananina SM MP3

S

A

T

B

 
*1) ???????????
Santo Santo SM            
*1) ???????????
Senzenina SM MP3 S A T B  
*1) ???????????
Shosholoza CR SLO MP3 Vid *1 Sr Ar Tr Br  
*1) The MP3 file is a (date unknown) rehearsal version of the song and the VID link takes you to a YouTube video of as recorded for use as the theme song of the movie Invictus.  It has on screen translations all the way through and includes a middle part that we don't do
Sing Sing Sing CR            
*1) ???????????
Siyahamba CR  SLO

MP3

         
*1) ???????????
Somagwaza CR            
*1) ???????????
Somewhere To Begin SM  SLO MP3

S

A

T

B

 
*1) ???????????
Somos El Barco CR  SLO MP3          
*1) ???????????
Spirit Calling Me CR            
*1) ???????????
Teach Your Children SM  SLO MP3 *1 S A T B  
*1) This is a GHC recording from its Jan 31 & Feb 1, 2004 Where We All Belong concerts.
Thanks Giving Songs SLO            
*1) ???????????
There Is Some Kiss We Want SM MP3 *1          
*1) This MP3 is a Rumi Poem medley comprised of parts of "There Is Some Kiss We Want" and "Something Opens Ours Wings" both set to music separated by a recitation by Dan Curtis, GHC Bassof the full "There Is Some Kiss We Want" poem.
There's a Light SM MP3 *12 S A TF
TM
Bar Bas
*1) This is a GHC only version from our June 19 &20, 2004 Common Ground concerts. To hear the choir singing this song with Beth Neilsen Chapman its composer click here
Tibyeh Pieyom SM MP3 S A T B  
*1) ???????????
To Wonder CR            
*1) ???????????
Vamudara CR            
*1) ???????????
Vine and Fig Tree CR            
*1) ???????????
We'll Meet On the Shore CR            
*1) ???????????
When You Were Born You Cried CR            
*1) ???????????

Woyaya

CR

MP3

         
*1) ???????????
 

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How To Read Music In 9 Concentrated lessons
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Members joining since 2012 will find it at the end of their Core Repertoire


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2012 Core

If you notice any problem links below
please email me right away
I can't fix what I don't know about!


2013 CORE SONGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
(Files not in the above 2014 Core only)
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-- Column Codes --
SLO = single song- Lyrics Only,    SM = single song- Sheet Music,
CR12 = 2012 Core Repertoire - lyrics only,
(only those songs that aren't still on the current Core Repertoire)
G# = A group of songs in one file - lyrics only
Pron = Pronunciation    N/A = Not Available
(r) = Rrehearsal Recording
Core Repertoire
Lyrics
Recordings
Parts
      S A T B  
Bismillah CR12 MP3          
*1) ???????????
Breaths CR12 MP3          
*1) ???????????
Circle of the Sun CR12            
*1) ???????????
Come Sing A Song With Me CR12 MP3          
*1) ???????????
Confitemini Domino CR12            
*1) ???????????
Da Pacem Domine CR12 MP3          
*1) ???????????
Dona Nobis Pacem *1 CR12            
*1) Here are some instramental variations by Yo Yo Ma and guests:
  With Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile   With Paquito D'Rivera & Alon Yaunai   With Chris Botti
Goin' Up On the Mountain CR12            
*1) ???????????
Hava Nashira CR12            
*1) ???????????
Honey In The Rock CR12 MP3          
*1) ???????????
Human Am I Spirit Am I CR12            
*1) ???????????
Humble Yourself CR12            
*1) ???????????
I Believe That Peace Will Come CR12  SLO            
*1) ???????????
If I Had the Wings of a Dove CR12            
*1) ???????????
Kyrie Eleison CR12            
*1) ???????????
Let Your Little Light Shine CR12            
*1) ???????????
Now I Walk In Beauty CR12 MP3r *1          
*1) Unison to round choir rehearsal recording (unknown date)
O Lord Hear My Prayer CR12            
*1) ???????????
O Won't You Sit Down CR12            
*1) ???????????
Osay Iyo CR12            
*1) ???????????
Play A Simple Melody CR12            
*1) ???????????
Samba Chill CR12            
*1) ???????????
Sing 'Til the Power Of the Lord Come Down CR12            
*1) ???????????
So My Friends Sing With Me CR12 MP3          
*1) ???????????
Spiralling In CR12            
*1) ???????????
Sun Arise CR12   S1 S2 A T B  
*1) ???????????
Swimming to the Other Side CR12  SLO MP3          
*1) ???????????
We Are CR12 MP3          
*1) ???????????
We Are the Ones CR12            
*1) ???????????
Yemaya CR12            
*1) ???????????
               

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Members joining since 2012 will find it at the end of their Core Repertoire


2008 CORE REPERTOIRE
Please Note:
All the songs that were in the 2008 repertoire
can be found in either the 2012 or 2014 lists above