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VOICE OF THE RAIN

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VOICE OF THE RAIN (Sauti Ya Mvua) is an exciting original composition from bestselling choral writer, Jeffrey Eric Funk. Featuring a combination of English and Swahili text, the sheet music is easy to learn and fun to perform, and is appropriate for elementary, junior high and high school choirs. This edition includes octavos for SATB, Three-Part Mixed and Two-Part choirs with accessible piano accompaniment, a complete Swahili pronunciation/translation guide and optional drum parts for shaker, clave, high conga and low conga. Don’t miss this upbeat rhythmic song, sure to delight audiences with a dynamic change of pace in your concerts!

Available for purchase on September 6, 2016

GALLERY: BELIEVE IN THE MUSIC [choral with combo] — Selected Pages

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Opening song of the millennium
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

“BELIEVE IN THE MUSIC” words and music by Jeffrey Eric Funk

BELIEVE IN THE MUSIC

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Opening song for the millennium NBC telecast of the 74th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as performed by America Sings!

“Believe in the Music” is a dynamic Glee-style pop choral rock song written as a high-energy opening number for concerts. This edition includes the octavo for SATB voices with piano accompaniment and optional instrument parts for: Conductor/Studio Horns, Bb Trumpet 1&2, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Guitar, Bass and Drums.

LYRIC SHEET*
BELIEVE IN THE MUSIC
by JEFFREY ERIC FUNK

VERSE 1
Calling out from the darkness
Voices of hope echo through the land
Shining bright, there’s a new dawn
Driven by dreams, we will take a stand
We can
Search for promise and truth
Reach for stars in the sky
We’ll find peace in the wonder
Rhythm and rhyme
And with music in my heart
I’m gonna fly!

CHORUS
You’ve got to believe in the music
Feel its power set you free
Believe in the music
I can feel it lifting, pushing
Calling, guiding me…
Yes, I believe in the music

VERSE 2
Just imagine a future
Lifted by love
Let your heart fly free
Dream of better tomorrows
We’ll make the world
Sing in harmony
You’ll see
With a voice that is strong
We’ll have hope we can share
With our song we can chase away
All despair
If you reach out or call me, I will be there

CHORUS
You’ve got to believe in the music
Feel its power set you free
Believe in the music
I can feel it lifting, pushing
Calling, guiding me…
Yes, I believe in the music

BRIDGE
Oh, I’ll lift my hands
I’ll lift them high
Reach for the mountains
Touch the sky
I’ll pull the stars down
One by one
The magic of music
Has begun

CHORUS 2x

*Lyric sheet provided by author/publisher and is used by permission

Available: PRINT | KINDLE EDITION

“MAKE THEM HEAR YOU” from Ragtime the Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty /arr. Jeff Funk

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Make Them Hear You from RAGTIME the Broadway Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty /arr. Jeff Funk

I love this haunting performance of my men’s choir arrangement of “Make Them Hear You” performed by Heartland Men’s Chorus. —JF

Make Them Hear You (from Ragtime) composed by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. Arranged by Jeff Funk. Choir Secular. Men’s Choir. Choral Octavo. Pop Choral Series. Broadway; Secular. Grade 3. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music

HAVE YOURSELF A VERY FUNKY HOLIDAY!

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What’s a winter choral concert without a few of JEFF FUNK’S classic holiday arrangements? Here’s a batch of proven crowd-pleasers…

YOU’RE A MEAN ONE MR. GRINCH 
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss, music by Albert Hague / arr. Jeff Funk
SATBThree-Part MixedTBBUnison/opt. Two-Part

JEFF FUNK’S DANCE OF THE SUGAR-PLUM FAIRY 
For Voices A Cappella Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky / arr. Jeff Funk
SATB, SSAA, TTBB, Three-Part Mixed

THE NUTCRACKER SUITE CHORAL COLLECTION for SATB voices, a cappella. Includes: Nutcracker March · Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy · Russian Dance · Waltz of the Flowers

• Russian Dance (from The Nutcracker Suite) SATB, a cappella, SSAA, a cappella

• Nutcracker March (from The Nutcracker Suite) SATB, a cappella

• Waltz of the Flowers (from The Nutcracker Suite) SATB, a cappella

• Parade of the Wooden Soldiers SATB, a cappella

Other Bestsellers

The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) Unison/opt. Two-Part
J.B.M.C.A.— Jingle Bells Meets the Village People! TBB
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Unison/opt. Two-Part
Sleigh Ride Unison/opt. Two-Part
Winter Wonderland Unison/opt. Two-Part
Star of Wonder (A Men’s Choir Christmas Medley) TTBB
The Little Drummer Boy TBB

Winter Wonders: Classroom Song Kit Unison/opt. Two-Part
Merry Christmas To All [piano/vocal songbook]

THE MAJESTY AND THE POWER [Kindle Edition] (Choral Octavo)

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THE MAJESTY AND THE POWER by JEFFREY ERIC FUNK

There was a time when we believed
We could imagine and trust in our dreams
Clouds changin’ shape, orange sunset skies
Watching the wonder through child-like eyes
Can you remember?

I feel it, I know there’s love all around
A world where hope shines when rainbows are found
We can climb the highest mountain, we can swim the deepest sea
With the Majesty and the Power of our dreams

Fly ‘cross the sky, we’ll touch the stars
There are no limits, our dreams take us far
An open door your heart will find
Unlock the magic inside your mind
It’s there. Believe it.

CHORUS

When gray clouds are near we’ll find the silver lining
Believe, our dreams will shine

CHORUS

*Lyric sheet provided by the author/publisher and is used by permission.

 

I SWING THE EIGHTH NOTES, THEREFORE I AM • Retro Vocal Jazz

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The Jazz Age is the rage. And now I Swing the Eighth Notes, Therefore I Am [Kindle Edition] sheet music is a click away! ~JF

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I SWING THE EIGHTH NOTES, THEREFORE I AM
by JEFFREY ERIC FUNK

Well you know that dude who was really smart—
He came from France and his name was Descartes
He sat and thought like no other man and said,
“I think, therefore I am.”

Did you know that Descartes had a brother
Who play jazz like no other? He said,
“I swing the eighth notes just as fast as I can…
I swing the eighth notes, therefore I am.”

I swing the eighth notes, therefore I am
If you don’t swing your eighth notes,
You jazzy tunes just won’t jam
‘Coz when you play jazz you gotta play by the rules
‘Coz the people who don’t swing ‘em are the people who ain’t cool

Descartes’ brother, he had a name
That went down in the hall of fame
His first name was “Doo”
His last name was “Bop”
He had a middle initial of “S” that stood for “Shoo-bie Doo-bie Bop”

BREAKAWAY (solos ad lib.)

Doo doo Shoo-bie Doo-bie Bop, baby.
Doot doot
Doot doot
Doo doo Shoo-bie Doo-bie Bop, baby.
Doot doot
Doot doot
I swing the eighth notes, therefore I am.

CHORUS

*Lyric sheet provided by the author/publisher and is used by permission.

 

GLEE CLUB SMARTIES™ songbook

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Glee Club Smarties is a new musical written by American composer and author, Jeffrey Eric Funk, who has written Glee-style pop choral music since he was a teenager.

Optimized for all devices, the Kindle edition includes engraved melody-oriented sheet music that will appeal to both new and advanced piano players as well as audiences young and old. The multi-cultural song, Voice of the Rain, features lyrics in Swahili along with a percussion part for shaker, clave and conga drums. Among the styles in this uplifting musical: jazz, pop, rock, gospel, ’50s sock hop rock & roll, Christmas songs, ballads and a lullaby. Start your parties with Glee Club Smarties!

Included are the songs Cruisin’ Down the Rockin’ Highway, Rockin’ Roller Coaster, Earthlings, Voice of the Rain, Believe in the Music, Cause For Applause, One Smile, Sing Together, I Swing the Eighth Notes Therefore I Am, Charge It!, Music of My Dreams, Let’s Turn on the Night, Hey! We’re Gonna Have a Party, Caged Bird, The Majesty and the Power, Let the Music Soar, It’s Raining Reindeer and Waiting for Santa.

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