Laura Sandage

 
 

FRS Member Info

FREE RANGE BASICS:

FREE_RANGE_SINGERS_MONEY_STUFF.pdf

WARM-UP/VOCAL RESOURCES: 

UPPER RANGE WARM-UPS Upper_Range_Warm_Ups.mp3


 


SINGING OUR ROOTS (1) SPRING 2017

El Dia de los Muertos repertoire below!


CIRCLE OF LOVE by Denise Burch, Threshold Choir of Bloomington, IN


THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE by Laurence Cole

The_Better_Angels_of_Our_Nature.mp3


THE BEAUTY OF THE DANCER by Sara Thomsen

>>Audible part recordings here! 


IRISH BLESSING trad Irish, arr. Annie Garretson


TEBE POEM Dmitri Bortnyanski (1751-1825) Russian Orthodox text

PRINT: tebe_poem.frenchpron.pdf (in D) OR tebepoem.german.keyofC.pdf (in C)

Chorus Minor of Levoca video

Music with piano playing parts/French style phonetics

Music with four parts (computer voice, key of C)

Music with alto part (key of C)

Music with tenor part (key of C)

Music with bass part (key of C)


GREAT TURNING by MaMuse

SAT Parts: The_Great_Turning.mp3 


WHERE YOU GO by Shoshona Jedwab 

PRINT: Where_You_Go_-_Full_Score.pdf


BONSE ABA trad Zambian: "All who sing have the right to be called Children of God"

Children's choir, with words onscreen

Philippino youth choir, studio recording 


DE COLORES trad Mexican/Spanish 

See Mariachi Puente perform the song (starts at 4:00)



PAST SESSIONS


INSIDE A SONG -- SPRING 2017 REPERTOIRE

SONGS IN ORDER OF PERFORMANCE:


INSIDE A SONG by Laura Sandage: two part version

Inside_A_Song.two_part_-_Full_Score.pdf

INSIDE_A_SONG.two_part.mp3 

VERSE WORDS: 

1. Sometimes my neighbors are difficult/ my friends are far away/ this country is quite overwhelming

2. Sometimes these harmonies are difficult/ my pitch is far away/ songwriting is quite overwhelming

3. Sometimes my newsfeed is difficult/ the truth is far away/ reality is quite overwhelming 


TWINKLE TWINKLE with descant: Tiny_Little_Star.Twinkle.pdf

LYRICS for ORIGINAL SONGS: FRS_Spring_2017_lyrics.pdf

Twinkle_Toes.mp3 (new shoes/old shoes)

City_of_Stars.mp3 (pink hair/driving to LA, syncopated)


LEARN by Sarita Cooper: with Brené Brown quote during oohs:

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change. To create is to make something that never existed before. There’s nothing more vulnerable than that.” 

Learn_by_Sarita.mp3


GAMBLE EVERYTHING by Doreen Conte with Doreen's blind date story during oohs

Gamble_Everything.mp3

 


SILENCE by Mimi Kusch with Mimi speaking during oohs

Silence_by_Mimi_K.mp3


 LETTING GO by Mimi Hampton, with Judy on violin, 5 people's letting go statements during oohs: Cindy, Sarita, Doreen P, Doreen C, Blayney

Letting_Go.mimi_H.mp3


SUNNY AS YOU WISH MEDLEY by Blayney Breckenridge, Astrid Exel (with Maddy Wheeler), Corey Bock. With Judy on violin, Corey on sax?

Sunny_as_you_Wish_medley.mp3


CHANGE by Doreen Pichotti and friends: words of verses below:

Verse 1

Change your ways, change your days. 

Change your notions, change your motions.

Change your livin', change your vision. 

Change your actions and your story will change.

 

Verse 2

Change your latitude, change your attitude. 

Change your worry, change your hurry. 

Change your lyrics, change your hysterics.

Change your tune and your song will change.

Change_by_Doreen_P.mp3


FREEDOM SONG by Eleanor Brown with words below:

We are gathering (3x) in our power

We are standing (3x) in our power

We are resisting (3x) in our power

We are persisting (3x) in our power

We are wiser (3x) with our power

We are rising (3x) in our power

We are singing (3x) in our power

We are dancing (3x) in our power

This is freedom (3x) this is freedom's song


ENCORE: ROLL THE OLD CHARIOT ALONG (trad.) David coffin video Verses below:

We'd be alright if you all sing along...

We'd be alright if we keep ourselves in tune...

Making some new friends wouldn't do us any harm...

We'd be alright if we danced the night away...

But a hearty night of sleep wouldn't do us any harm...



 

THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE by Laurence Cole Better_Angels_of_our_Nature.pdf 

KEEP ON MOVING FORWARD by Emma's Revolution. Video (song starts at 1:55) Keep_On_Moving_Forward_in_C_-_Full_Score.pdf

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT? by Huey "Piano" Smith: Dont_You_Just_Know_It_Lead_Sheet.pdf

ANY DIRECTION by Laura Sandage and Friends: Any_Direction.pdf

MY ROOTS GO DOWN by Sarah Pirtle Annie Patterson version The Seedy Seeds version

O MARY DON'T YOU WEEP (trad): O_Mary_Dont_You_Weep_Game.Tom.CCLT.mp3

MY MOTHER BORE ME, AH by Doug Von Koss: My_Mother_Bore_Me_Ah.mp3

SCAT LIKE THAT: Scat_Like_That_1.mp3



MLK 2017 REPERTOIRE & MATERIALS: POWER OF HEALING JANUARY 2017

RUNNING ORDER for Show: POWER_OF_HEALING.pdf

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: schedule_POWER_OF_HEALING_MLK_2017.pdf

PART ASSIGNMENTS: POWER_OF_HEALING.section_parts2.pdf

E-FLYER/POSTER: Power_of_Healing.poster.pdf

DETAILS FOR SINGERS: POWER_OF_HEALING.singer_details.pdf


OPENERS---------

HUMBLY by Laurence Cole Humbly_by_Laurence_Cole.mp3

   see/print: Humbly_.pdf

KUDIKUKUDU/Rainforest Chant by John Bowker Rainforest_Chant.mp3

RECONCILIATION by Laura Sandage Reconciliation.satb.pdf / Reconciliation.5_tracks_1.mp3 

WORDS and PLAN: 

1. Wind in the leaves (altos only)

2. Song of the birds (sopranos join)

3. Rain on the Earth (tenors join)

(3.5?) ALL SING BASS PART

4. Hope in my heart (Bass part + all parts, fullest sound)

5. Peace in my soul (Bass ooh + all parts, quiet)

 


SMALL ENSEMBLES--------

GRIEF by Laura Sandage/ Rumi-Barks Grief.satb.pdf / in Em: Grief_Em.satb.pdf

Listen: Grief_2.mp3

FOR WARMTH by Laura Sandage/words Thich Nhat Hanh For_Warmth.pdf / For_Warmth_1.mp3

Melody only: For_Warmth.melody.mp3

O MY HEART by Kri Schlafer 

O_My_Heart.mp3  O_My_Heart_.pdf


RENCHANTING THE WORLD by Laura Sandage Reenchanting_the_World.mp3 (start with solos, whole choir returns during this) Reenchanting_the_World.pdf


WHOLE CHOIR WITH HARP--------

YEMAYA ASESU (trad. Yoruba, arr. Anna Baignoche) Yemaya_.pdf

All Parts: Yemaya_Asesu.mp3

Yemaya.Soprano.mp3

Yemaya.Alto.mp3

Yemaya.Tenor.mp3

Yemaya.Bass.mp3

BAMBELELA (trad. S. African, arr. Barb Qualls) Bambelela_.pdf

Bambelela.mp3

Bambelela.bass_part.mp3

EMPOWER YOLO SPEAKER, with entrance/exit music

WE'VE GOT THE POWER by Laurence Cole We've_Got_the_Power.mp3

 


 

WITH LAURA SINGING LEAD (with harp/guitar)-------

ABLE by Laura Sandage 

Lyrics/chords sheet:ABLE_Song_for_Goran.MLK.pdf

Listen to solo song with guitar: Able.mp3

Listen to song with choral parts added: Able.SATB.mp3

Sheet Music for Chorus parts: Able_chorus_-_Full_Score.pdf

LOYALTY by Laura Sandage Loyalty.pdf Listen: Loyalty_SATB.mp3

HEART BIRD by Laura Sandage 

lyrics/chords: HEART_BIRD.pdf

Listen to all parts: Heart_Bird.mp3

Sheet music:Heart_Bird_-_Full_Score.pdf


SING ALONG WITH AUDIENCE

BREATHE, RELAX, REMEMBER by Jivan BREATHE, RELAX, REMEMBER

ALL WILL BE WELL All_Will_Be_Well_1.mp3 (all voices at once)

ALL WILL BE WELL parts come in gradually: All_Will_Be_Well.full_arr.mp3

NANILA (trad. Georgian) Nanila_.pdf

Nanila.mp3 (reference recording: one part at a time enters S, B, A, T)

WEYA led by/featuring René

HINEH MA TOV/Behold how good this is/Lai dai day. . .

Hineh_Ma_Tov.mp3 (sorry for poor recording quality)

BAMBELELA reprise with harp

WE LET THE LOVE WASH OVER US (as taught by Maggie Wheeler) with harp

Recording with parts entering in A, T, B, S order. We_Let_the_Love_Wash_Over_Us.mp3

We_Let_the_Love_.pdf

 

 



FALL 2016 SONGS OF HEALING & ENCOURAGEMENT

*****REPERTOIRE*****

INTO THE HEART OF THE ONE by Patricia Hallam 

Into_the_Heart_of_the_One.mp3 (Portland Threshold Choir singing it)

 


 

RUSSIAN ALLELUIA (Russian Orthodox)

Russian_Alleluia.mp3 (reference recording: one part at a time BTAS first, then all parts together, a bit too fast)

 


 

THERE IS SOME KISS WE WANT by Chloe Goodchild, words by Rumi/tr. C. Barks, arr. Donnelly

There_is_some_Kiss.pdf (the music)

There_is_some_kiss_we_want.poem.pdf

There_Is_Some_Kiss.mp3 (reference recording: one part at a time featured BTAS, then all parts)

 

There is some kiss we want (3x) with our whole lives.

 

 The touch of spirit (3x) on the body.

 


 

 

 NANILA (trad. Georgian)

Nanila.mp3 (reference recording: one part at a time enters S, B, A, T)


THULA (trad. Zulu)

Thula.mp3 (reference recording: one part at a time enters--T/B, A, S))

 


 

YEMAYA ASESU (trad. Yoruba, arr. Anna Baignoche)

All Parts: Yemaya_Asesu.mp3

Yemaya.Soprano.mp3

Yemaya.Alto.mp3

Yemaya.Tenor.mp3

Yemaya.Bass.mp3

 


 

WE LET THE LOVE WASH OVER US (as taught by Maggie Wheeler)

Recording with parts entering in A, T, B, S order. We_Let_the_Love_Wash_Over_Us.mp3

 


 

BAMBALELA (trad. S. African, arr. Barb Qualls)

 

Bambelela.mp3

Bambelela.bass_part.mp3

 


 

I JUST WANNA SEE by Smashmouth, arr. Sandage

Listen to Smashmouth recording 

I_Just_Wanna_See.mp3: rehearsal recording!

Smashmouth_chorus_parts_slower.mp3 (each part featured separately S A T/B!)

I_JUST_WANNA_SEE_by_Smash_Mouth.pdf (lyric sheet)

 


 


 


 

FRS CORE REPERTOIRE as of September 2015

 

WARM UP SONGS and CHANTS

BREATHE, RELAX, REMEMBER by Jivan BREATHE, RELAX, REMEMBER

 

FEET ROOTS by Laura Sandage Feet-Roots.pdf / Feet-_Roots.mp3

 

FORGET YOUR PERFECT OFFERING

 

KOSI R’VAYA by Shefa Gold Listen to Harc's Version

MOZZARELLA Signo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-re, Signori-ina! / Mozzarella, Parmigiana, Pescatore, Pizza Pie!

MY MOTHER BORE ME AH! by Doug Von Koss My_Mother_Bore_Me_Ah.mp3

 

SCOTLAND’S BURNING trad. Scotland's Burning

 

 WELCOME TO THE TEMPLE of Melodious Sound by D. von Koss Welcome_To_The_Temple.mp3


ROUNDS

 

A MA EE BU O EE YAY rainforest round by Ysaye Barnwell

BELE MAMA M Bele Mama / Bele Mama

BLESSING ON THE BLOSSOM round

DA PACEM DOMINE round in parts by Melchior Franck Da_Pacem_Domine.mp3 new words by Laura Sandage: God, we need harmony. God, we need harmony in this time of turmoil!

DANCE FOR THE NATIONS round by John Krumm Listen to a snippet here

 

Round and round we turn, we hold each others' hands and

 

Weave ourselves in a circle

 

The time is gone, the dance goes on

 

 

FREEDOM TRAIN round FREEDOM_TRAIN_round.mp3

 

HAIDA trad. niggun round/dance Haida

 

HOW CAN I KNOW by Laura Sandage How_Can_I_Know.pdf / How_Can_I_Know.mp3

 

INSIDE YOUR HEAD round by Laura Sandage INSIDE_YOUR_HEAD_round.pdf

 

LET GO Round by Nancy Silber Let_Go_round_1.mp3

 

MAY I BE AN INSTRUMENT OF PEACE You can download music and melody here.

 

MUSHROOM spoken round

 

Mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom

 

Cheese & crackers, cheese & crackers, cheese & crackers, cheese & crackers

 

Fricasseed chicken, fricasseed chicken, fricasseed chicken, fricasseed chicken

 

Soup, soup! Soup, soup!

 

 

NUMBERS ROUND

 

ONAWA’S WALTZ Round by John Krumm Onawa's Waltz performed by an Italian Children's Choir

 

OPEN THE CIRCLE, round by Frank Hernandez Open_the_circle_CCLT.mp3

 

Open the circle, the time has come

 

Open the circle for everyone

 

This is our circle, without a doubt

 

We'll keep it open 'til nobody's left out.  

 

 

QUARANTINE Round by Mark Cohen Apple maggot/ quarantine area/ do not transport/ home grown fruit

 

R2D2 round

 

R2D2, R2D2,

C3PO, C3PO

Obi Wan Kenobi, Obi Wan Kenobi

Han Solo, Han Solo

 

 

RAINDROPS POUND (round) Il_Pleure_Dans_Mon_Coeur.mp3 Our updated words are My heart is languishing, Oh, gentle sounding rain.

 

RHYTHM AND SYNCOPATION round

Rhythm and synco- (clap)-pation
They make a great foun- (clap) -dation
For the rhumba and the samba and the (clap) chachacha.

 

SENWA DE DENDE Ghana Senwa_Round_Finished.Emile.CCLT.mp3

 

TANGO ARGENTIN (la la la) round

 

THOUGH MY SOUL by Haydn Though_My_Soul.mp3

 

WHEN YOU WERE BORN by Jody Healy/Kabir Watch a video of Barbara McAfee

 

 

WHERE’S THE JOHN round Wheres_The_John.Ellen.CCLT.mp3


 

 

SONGS WITH PARTS

AIN'T GONNA LET NOBODY TURN ME 'ROUND Ysaye Barnwell Aint_Gonna_Let_Nobody_-_Full_Arrangment.mp3 / Aint_Gonna_Let_Nobody_-_Lead_Alto_And_Soprano.mp3 / Aint_Gonna_Let_Nobody_-_Lead_Alto_And_Tenor.mp3 / Aint_Gonna_Let_Nobody_-_Lead_Alto_And_Bass.mp3

AHUMA MAMA from John Walters Drum Crazy: click on track 4. (Song starts after a short ad for the computer plug-in.)

 

ALL WILL BE WELL All_Will_Be_Well_1.mp3

 

AMAZING GRACE/FILL UP YOUR CUP/HALLELUJAH Amazing_Grace_Layers_1.mp3

 

ANGEL WASH by Aimee Ringle and Aimee Kelly ANGEL WASH View or Print Music: Angel_Wash_SATB.pdf

 

 

ANY DIRECTION by Laura Sandage and friends Any_Direction.pdf 

 

BELE MAMA trad Torres Strait Islands?

 

COMPASSION by Laura Sandage Compassion.Layers.new_soprano_part.mp3

 

DO BETTER by Laurence Cole/Maya Angelou's words Do_Better.mp3

 

DOWN IN THE RIVER TO PRAY, traditional Gospel, arr. N. Lower 

Soprano part: Down_in_the_River_to_Pray.sop.mp3

 

Alto part: Down_in_the_River_to_Pray.alto.mp3

 

Tenor part: Down_in_the_River_to_Pray.tenor.mp3

 

Bass part: Down_in_the_River_to_Pray.bass.mp3

 

ALL parts: Down_in_the_River_to_Pray.mp3

 

 

DWELLING IN THE PRESENT by Laurence Cole Breathing_In.Laurence_Cole.mp3

 

EARTH HUNGER by Laura Sandage EH_all_part.mp3

 

 

EEL RIVER CHANT by Meredith Buck Eel_River_Chant_1.mp3 Lyrics: 1. Listen (4x)  2. Lay yourself down on the rocks now. Let your body down in the river. Listen for the drumming on the other side. / Lose yourself in the meantime.  3. Listen /// Let your body be your guide // Let the wa-te-er decide /// Lose yourself in the meantimeListen...

 

FOR WARMTH by Laura Sandage/Thich Nhat Hanh

 

GRIEF by Laura Sandage/ Rumi-Barks Grief.satb.pdf / in Em: Grief_Em.satb.pdf

 

HEAVEN IS JUST by Laurence Cole Heaven_Is_Just.mp3

 

HELELE MAMA (Zulu) Praise to the Mother As taught by Emile Hassan Dyer: Helele_Mama_Emile.mp3 As taught by Olusola Adebiyi

 

HOW COULD ANYONE EVER TELL YOU? By Libby Roderick How_Could_Anyone_SATB.pdf

 

 

HUMBLY by Laurence Cole Humbly_by_Laurence_Cole.mp3

IN THE ARMS OF LOVE by Gina Sala In_the_Arms_of_Love.pdf

 

IN THIS LIFE by Laurence Cole/Rumi-Barks In_This_Life.mp3

 

KUDIKUKUDU/Rainforest Chant by John Bowker Curicucuru_1.mp3

 

LET THINGS RIPEN by Laurence Cole Let_Things_Ripen_teach._Laurence.mp3

 

LET US SEE THE BEAUTY by Laurence Cole Let_Us_See_The_Beauty.mp3

 

LOYALTY by Laura Sandage Loyalty.pdf

 

MARVELLOUS THINGS by Ysaye Barnwell Marvellous_Things_2.mp3

 

ONE MORE TIME arr. Donnelly

 

RECONCILIATION by Laura Sandage Reconciliation.satb.pdf / Reconciliation.5_tracks_1.mp3 

 

RENCHANTING THE WORLD by Laura Sandage Reenchanting_the_World.mp3

 

RIDING MY BIKE by Laurence Cole

 

1. Ridin' my bike, ridin' my bike, ridin' my bike to work and back.

2. Ooh, I like to ride my bike, ride it to work (clap clap) and back.

3. I can hear the birds, I can feel the breeze

I can smell the blossoms on the trees

I can feel my body growing strong

It just makes me want to sing this song!

RUSSIAN ALLELUIA

 

SANCTUARY by Laurence Cole Sanctuary.mp3

 

SIYAHAMBA Zulu Siyahamba.satb.pdf

 

SOMAGWAZA, trad. S. African as taught by Ysaye Barnwell Somagaza_Performed_Simple_V.mp3

 

SOMEDAY WE'LL MEET: Southern White Spiritual, arr. D. Donnelly Someday_Well_Meet_satb.mp3

 

SONGLINES by Laurence Cole Songlines.mp3

 

THERE IS SOME KISS by C. Goodchild/Rumi (arr Donnelly)

 

There is some kiss we want (3x) with our whole lives.

The touch of spirit (3x) on the body.

 

 

THIS FIRE by Laurence Cole THIS FIRE by Laurence Cole

 

THIS IS HOW I PRAY Jan Peters/arr. Sandage How_i_pray_all_parts.mp3 / How_i_pray_alto.mp3 / How_i_pray_tenor.mp3 / How_i_pray_bass.mp3

 

UBI CARITAS Taize Ubi_Caritas.mp3

 

WADE IN DA WATER/THREE SPIRITUALS trad/Ysaye Barnwell 3_Spirituals_Performed_Full.mp3

 

WE GIVE THANKS by Laurence Cole

 

WE SHALL SING by Laurence Cole Watch video from our 2013 MLK event!

 

WE'VE GOT THE POWER by Laurence Cole Weve_Got_the_Power.mp3

 

WIMOWEH as sung by the Weavers Wimoweh, with the Weavers / Wimoweh-- Pete teaching all parts

 

ZU ARENDE: Zimbabwean Lullaby  Zu_Arende_1.mp3


 

 

UNISON/FREE HARMONIZING/IMPROV:

DO, LORD trad. Spiritual Do, Lord performed by Eva Cassidy / Do, Lord

 

 

 

DON’T YOU JUST KNOW IT by Huey Smith Hear original recording here. / Watch hilarious Sha Na Na video here

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE Study_War_No_More.FRS.mp3

 

HUMBLE YOURSELF Circle Dance

INSIDE A SONG by Laura Sandage Inside_A_Song.mp3

 

MEETIN’ AT THE BUILDING trad Afr-Amer Meeting At The Building,performed by Sweet Honey and the Rock

 

 

SCAT LIKE THAT Scat_Like_That_1.mp3

 

SO GLAD I’M HERE trad. Afr. Amer.So glad I'm here (4x) Hallelujah! So glad I'm here (4x) 

STEP BY STEP by Waldemar Hill & Pete Seeger Step By Step OR Step By Step John McCutcheon

 

STIR ME DEEP Listen to PT Songlines / Stir_Me_Deep_1.mp3

 

THREE LITTLE BIRDS by Bob Marley Bob Marley video with his lyrics / Three_Little_Birds.mp3 (this is a layered recording of parts I like to have going in the song)

 


 

 

PARTLY LEARNED SONGS WE MIGHT COME BACK TO:

ANTICIPATION by Laura Sandage (some words by Mark Twain) Anticipation.pdf

 

BRING ME LITTLE WATER, SILVY, by Heddy Ledbetter, Moira Smiley arr.with VOCO

ELLA'S SONG by Sweet Honey in the Rock Ellas_Song.pdf / Listen to Dominion, a group from Oakland Center for Spiritual Living 

 

 

FOR WARMTH by Laura Sandage/words Thich Nhat Hanh For_Warmth.pdf / For_Warmth_1.mp3

LIPS by Laura Sandage, words by Rumi/Coleman BarksLips.mp3 

PUBLIC CARRIER by Laura Sandage Public_Carrier.pdf

SO GLAD I'M HERE trad/Sweet Honey in the Rock

 

TREAD GENTLY ON THE EARTH by Carolyn Hillyer