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HOLIDAY MUSIC

AVE MARIA
Traditional text. Based on a melody by Caccini. Music by Kevin Robison.
TTBB. Harp or piano. Opt. oboe, percussion.
$1.50 ea. Published by Kevin Robison. Place an order.
Kevin Robison breathes new life into the well-known setting of this traditional text by composer Giulio Caccini. A simple revelation of the ground bass and melody unfolds into an epic eight-part “Sancta Maria” (a B section with original material by Robison) featuring tight harmonies and suspensions. Brand new for the 2013 holiday season.

 

CAROL OF THE BELLS
Traditional Ukrainian. Arr. by Kevin Robison
TTBB. Piano w/opt. instruments.
$1.50 ea. Published by Kevin Robison. Place an order.
One of many arrangements over the years by Robison of this carol, this is the most innovative of all. Challenge your chorus with the whole-tone passages that modulate the piece to different keys.


 
I SAW THREE SHIPS
Traditional Irish. Arr. by Kevin Robison.
TTBB. Piano. (4 hands)
$1.50 ea. Published by Kevin Robison. Place an order.
A limited amount of source material allows for many variations. Each verse has a different feel and a twist on the last phrase. The TTBB arrangement is a fun romp for two pianists. 

 
(JESUS, JESUS) REST YOUR HEAD
Traditional. Arr. by Kevin Robison
TTBB. Piano. Oboe.
$1.50 ea. Published by Kevin Robison. Place an order.
One of Robison’s favorite tunes and an earlier arrangement that still brings the spirit of the holidays to life. Variations on the verses provide for interesting progressive harmonies.

 
JOY TO THE WORLD
Text by Issac Watts (secular ed. Robison). Arr. by Kevin Robison
$1.50 ea. Published by Kevin Robison. Place an order.
One of Robison’s more innovative arrangements. The text has been made secular for this setting that includes an original bridge by Robison with the text: “No matter how you celebrate, or what the reason, it’s time to wipe away the hate. It is the season. There’s love in every human heart. It might be locked away, but open up and you will soon say “Peace rules the world…” A stunning  and inspiring closing.
 

NOT MY FATHER’S SON
Words and Music by Cynthia Lauper. Arr. by Kevin Robison.
TTBB. Piano.
Published by Alfred Music.
From Cindy Lauper’s hit musical Kinky Boots. One of the most touching moments on the Broadway stage occurs when the show’s leading characters, Charlie and Simon, share their stories. From the opening solo to the spine-tingling final chords, this moving setting for men’s choirs will be the highlight of any concert.
MP3 RECORDING AVAILABLE FROM THE PUBLISHER.

 
NOT IN OUR TOWN
Words and Music by Fred Small. Arr. by Kevin Robison.
TTBB. Piano. Featured solo. Oboe.
$1.50 ea. Published by Kevin Robison. Place an order.
Robison’s most requested arrangement, now available again. This piece tells of real-life events that occurred in the town of Billings, Montana, when white supremacists vandalized the homes of Jewish people who placed menorahs in their windows. The town came together and decided everyone would put a menorah in their window to show solidarity and prevent members of the KKK from being able to distinguish who lived where.


 
Traditional text. Music by Kevin Robison.
TTBB. Harp or Piano. Features vocal trio. Opt. F. Horn, percussion.
$1.50 ea. Published by Kevin Robison. Place an order.
The traditional text, most often heard in Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” is set to new music by Robison in this haunting arrangement that lends itself to a variety of voicings. TTBB chorus with treble trio are heard in this recording. The trio can be comprised of any number of male or female voices, making this a stunning SATB arrangement. The separation of chorus and trio allows for antiphonal possibilities.
 
SILVER BELLS
Words and Music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. Arr. by Kevin Robison.
TTBB. Piano w/opt. instrumentation.
Published by Hal Leonard.
Robison’s most popular title from Hal Leonard. This epic setting stands out from overly-sentimental arrangements. A variety of instrumental arrangements can be used; all available from Hal Leonard.
 
(WE WISH YOU) A MERRY CHRISTMAS
Traditional English. Arr. by Kevin Robison
TTBB. a cappella.
$1.50 ea. Published by Kevin Robison. Place an order.
Short, fun, and to the point, this a cappella setting of the traditional classic is playful and energetic. A perfect encore.
 

OTHER TITLES

BOYS AND GIRLS LIKE YOU AND ME
Words by Oscar Hammerstein. Music by Richard Rodgers. Arr. by Kevin Robison.
TTBB. Piano.
Published by Hal Leonard.
Originally from the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical State Fair, this beautiful ballad was recently included in the revival of Cinderella. Arranged with an expressive piano accompaniment, this setting is ideal for concert and community choirs from high school through adult.
RECORDING OF FULL ARRANGEMENT

 

COFFFEE (IN A CARDBOARD CUP)
Words by Fred Ebb. Music by John Kander. Arr. by Kevin Robison.
TTBB. Piano.
Published by Hal Leonard.
A winner in HL’s “Voices Rising” series. Fun and energetic, this Kander and Ebb classic is straight-forward and fully caffeinated. Available in two voicings. Instrumental parts on this recording are not available from HL at this time.

 

IN THE SPACE OF NOW
Words and Music by Kevin Robison.
TTBB. Piano.
$1.75 ea. Published by Kevin Robison. Place an order.
Commissioned by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and inspired by the writings of Eckart Tolle, this original piece expresses the importance of living in the present, wiping away the past, and not depending on the future for happiness. In so doing, judgement is diminished, fear dissipates, and acceptance of all beings emerges. Now.

 

NOT MY FATHER’S SON
Words and Music by Cynthia Lauper. Arr. by Kevin Robison
TTBB. Piano.
Published by Alfred Music
One of the most touching moments on the Broadway stage occurs when Kinky Boots’ leading characters, Charlie and Simon, share their stories. From the opening solo to the spine-tingling final chords, this moving setting for men’s choirs will be the highlight of any concert.

 

SABBATH CHILD
Traditional Text. Music by Kevin Robison.
TTBB. Piano.
$1.50 ea. Published by Kevin Robison. Place an order.
A popular nursery rhyme designed to teach children the days of the week is set to original music by Robison in this sweet, embracing piece. “But the child that is born on the sabbath day is bonny, and blithe, and good, and gay.”

 

WHAT MATTERS
Words and Music by Randi Driscoll. Arr. by Kevin Robison.
TTBB. Piano.
Published by Yelton Rhodes Music.
When singer/songwriter Randi Driscoll heard the news of the death of Matthew Shepard, she was immediately inspired to write this incredible song that truly came from the heart. The song and choral arrangements brought Randi, Judy Shepard, and Robison together to create an important work that benefits the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which receives all the proceeds. (Note: the recording here features Randi Driscoll and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. The published versions do not require a soloist.)