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Holidays and Special Occasions

*Almost all of these can be adapted for female, male or mixed choirs*

Happy Birthday (public domain as of Summer 2015!) - TTBB, with alternate arrangements available for mixed and female ensembles. recording

Hatikvah ("The Hope": Israeli national anthem) - SATB. Rousing, slow anthem in a minor key, featuring close harmonies and ample counterpoint. Sung in Hebrew. midi  original song

The Dreidel Song (traditional Hannukah song) - SATB or TTTB. Light-hearted, uptempo and fun. Mostly triadic with some close harmonies sprinkled in, and a rousing finale ending with "Oy vey!" (which can be changed to "Let's play!"). midi  demo recording

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (traditional) - SSAATTB plus vocal percussion. Contemporary EDM/dubstep-infused arrangement a la Pentatonix. Full of reharmonization and mojo. studio recording

My Favorite Things (Rodgers & Hammerstein) - SATB. Spirited, uptempo jazz interpretation. Metric modulation between 5/4 and 3/4, and lots of vocal jazz harmony. midi

O Canada (Canadian national anthem) - TTBB or SATB with optional splits. A regal chorale-style arrangement with jazz reharms. Originally written to open a hockey game! midi

Silent Night (traditional) - SSATB or TTTBB. Five-part vocal jazz reharmonization featuring smooth, close harmony and brief solos. TTTBB midi  SSATB midi

The Star-Spangled Banner - SSAATB. Soulful vocal jazz groove arrangement of the United States national anthem. Optional VP can be combined with the bass or added separately. Originally commissioned for the youth a cappella sextet minor 6recording  midi

Take Me Out to the Ballgame - SSATB. Direct transcription of Vox One's short, awesome arrangement. Pretty killer. Vox One recording

Thriller (Michael Jackson) - a cappella group with soloist. Contemporary pop treatment of the ghoulish classic, including a tutti intro harmonization based on Vincent Price's poem from the original.  studio recording

We Three Kings of Orient Are (traditional) - SSAATTBB. Lush vocal jazz reharmonization a la Singers Unlimited. studio recording

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