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Derric Johnson Choral Series - 2022-2023

Derric Johnson

Derric Johnson Choral Series - 2021-2023

Derric Johnson

The Derric Johnson Choral Series comprises some of the best and most well-loved works from legendary writer Derric Johnson. As a writer and arranger, Derric Johnson brings to his music a wealth of tried and tested knowledge. Johnson’s treatment of a cappella music defined a generation of singers and continues to be celebrated today. His attention to detail and passion for music is evident in each of his pieces, making this series the perfect addition to the Excelcia Music Publishing catalog. Go ahead and discover for yourself!

*Please note all Derric Johnson titles have a 10 copy minimum.

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America, the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

Arranged by Derric Johnson

A vibrant rendition of a great patriotic favorite. A great opener for your patriotic program. It works equally well as a closer by starting on the pickup to measure 7. Enjoy this fun arrangement that is sure to be a hit of your concert.
DJS2201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.75

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May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

Arranged by Derric Johnson

A thoughtful vocal expression of farewell. These Irish lyrics have comforted millions of hearts through the years. This setting creates a beautiful and thoughtful bed for them; very tender.
DJS2202 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.75

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Arranged by Derric Johnson

A significant and distinctive arrangement of a joyous song. Learn this and your singers will repeat this over and over again. This one is lots of fun to learn and sing.
DJS2203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.75

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Shenandoah

Shenandoah

Arranged by Derric Johnson

A gentle vocal jazz treatment of a well-loved folk song. It gives your singers a great opportunity to sing with soft energy. This is a perfect song for the middle of your program.
DJS2204 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.75

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Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts

Arranged by Derric Johnson

A gentle treatment of a beautiful Appalachian folk melody. This arrangement provides great opportunity for expressive vocal articulation and calls for great breath support throughout.
DJS2205 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.75

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Hanukkah!

Hanukkah

Arranged by Derric Johnson

A medley of three Jewish folk songs of the season. It ranges from energetic to solemn, beginning with a festive celebration into a children’s game to a heartfelt prayer.
DJS2208 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.75

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French Chorale of Praise

French Chorale of Praise

Arranged by Derric Johnson

A fast-paced, exciting Christmas Carol. It has a “legit” chorus and is a challenge to learn, but once your singers have it, they will love it.
DJS2207 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.75

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Away In a Manger

Away In a Manger

Arranged by Derric Johnson

A thoughtful vocal expression of farewell. These Irish lyrics have comforted millions of hearts through the years. This setting creates a beautiful and thoughtful bed for them; very tender.
DJS2206 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.75

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Joy to the World

Joy to the World

Arranged by Derric Johnson

Starting with an understated first verse then moving into the “bell” section over the melody in the second verse and concluding with a triumphant ending. A great closer for your Christmas program.
DJS2209 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.75

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Still, Still, Still

Still, Still, Still

Arranged by Derric Johnson

Very gentle arrangement; a lullaby throughout. It’s a great opportunity for building intensity. This treatment has an interesting insert of ‘In Excelsis Deo’.
DJS2210 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.75

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