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Contemporary A Cappella Resources on the Net
These are some links to some fun and useful pages on the net, including sources of a cappella arrangements.
The Contemporary A Cappella Society website.
A fun educational site about the history of different forms of a cappella music, including its use in musical theater.
The Wikipedia entry on a cappella.
Free Arrangements on the Web
Check for free arrangements in the CASA arrangements library.
About 20 arrangements for mixed groups, originally written for Shere Khan of Princeton University.
Pianofiles is a sheet-music trading/sharing site that is designed to skirt copyright laws. (USE CAUTION if trading copyrighted material.) There are many a cappella arrangments available. Search for the song you are interested in, and look through the file descriptions for things like "SATB", "SSAA", "TTBB", "a cappella", etc. Then you need to contact the owner of the file to ask for it to be sent to you. Many will request something in trade.
course, the best source for "free" arrangements is to
arrange the songs yourself!!! It's actually a lot of fun, and
you get complete creative control over the finished product..
Additionally, you can design your arrangement to suit the strengths and
weaknesses of the singers in your group.
To get started, this book is really useful. It helped me when I was just starting out, and now I've done over almost twenty arrangements that I'm quite proud of..
More books on choral arranging are listed at the bottom of this page.
Purchasing Songbooks and Arrangements
Free Audio and Video
Listen to portions of Seattle's "A Cappella Showcase" concert from 2001, with the Heebee Jeebees, Canvas, and the Total Experience Gospel Choir.
Mainely A Cappella has a huge selection of CDs and tapes, as well as songbooks, individual arrangements, books and videos. Most of their CDs have music samples that you can listen to over the web. CASA members get a discount.
Primarily A Cappella also has a huge selection of CDs, tapes, songbooks.
|This is a college textbook on choral arranging. Too expensive for me, but I'd love to look through it someday. If you want to make a career of it, this might be worth a look. :-)|
|As long as I'm posting Amazon links, here is a really fun book about one year in a college a cappella group. Crazy!!|
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Check out the wide world of a cappella at the Contemporary A Cappella Society!