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choral arrangements of James Taylor's music

Next year I hope to include some choral arrangements of James Taylor's music.  I have already done "Lonesome Road" and "Shed A Little Light", but am wondering if you could suggest something else?  I am trying to avoid the real "biggies" like "Fire and Rain" or "You've Got A Friend", but might consider them if the arrangement captured my imagination.  So,,,,I'm looking for creative suggestions about this....any ideas?  
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on July 3, 2012 5:59am
Two arrangements by Lone Larsen, on her most recent album with Voces Nordicae (Time is Now), are wonderful: one is Lonesome Road (which you have done), but the other is Sun on the Moon, another great one.  Don't know if they are commercially available, but you could contact her directly to find out.
on July 3, 2012 7:34am
Regretfully, this rich choral tapestry of wonderful choral songs is not in print.  I'd LOVE to do a good arrangement of "Shower the People"  and "Only One" as
well.  I tried contacting Carl Strommen who has done some of these but no response.  I believe he did several but I only have SSA, no mixed arrangements
seem to be in print or publishers have copies...I LOOKED.  Stuart Hunt
on July 5, 2012 5:02am
Stuart,
Who is the publisher of the SSA arrangements of James Taylor songs that you mention?  I can't find SSA on my usual site, J.W. Pepper and could only find " How Sweet It Is" anyway which I would rather not do. 
Thanks,
Catherine
on July 3, 2012 11:34am
Just in case others are thinking about James Taylor's music as well, and have never done "That Lonesome Road" and might want to hear a beautiful a cappella choral rendition of the song, here 'tis:
 
 
Don't know who the choir is, but WOW.
on July 6, 2012 7:15am
on July 4, 2012 3:29am
Do the Taylor songs lend themselves very well to choral arrangements.  If so I would look for "Carolina in My Mind". "Something in  the Way She Moves".  His most memorable single for me was "Every Day" - a Buddy Holly song that Taylor made his own.
on July 5, 2012 7:17am
There's a great "Your Smilin' Face" published by, I believe, Alfred.
 
on July 5, 2012 8:36am
I'm pretty sure I've got copies of "Shower the People" at school. I could mail one to you after I return on July 10.
I think that "Close Your Eyes" is a great song. Learning some simple harmonies by ear--especially on the refrain--would be pretty easy. You could alternate solos/small groups on the verses.
 
 
Eric Betthauser
Charlottesville, VA
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on July 6, 2012 10:51am
Hi Kathy, whose arrangement of Lonesome Road have your performed?  Was it a cappella and SSA or SATB?  Thanks, Lauren Carley
on July 8, 2012 6:39pm
The versions of both "Lonesome Road" and "Shed a Little LIght" were arranged by two different musician friends (co-grad student, and accompanist), so I don't feel right about sharing them since I am no longer in touch with either of these people.    Sorry!   
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