Laura Sandage

 
 

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SONG PERMACULTURE SPRING 2019, with Walk and Sing at UCD Arboretum 5/28@7pm

Perennial Favorites and New Sprouts

Likely Performance Song List: SONG_PERMACULTURE_running_order.pdf

 Song Plan Sheet: SONG_PERMACULTURE_song_plans.pdf

map of arboretum


NEW SPROUTS


CILANTRO by Laura Sandage

Cilantro.m4a

Cilantro.wav (bigger file-- if m4a format doesn't work for you)


DEEP PEACE: Deep_Peace.wav 

Deep peace of the running wave to you / Deep peace of the rushing wind to you / Deep peace of the shining stars to you / Deep peace of the quiet earth to you


MANY GIFTS DEEP by Laura Sandage

Many_Gifts_Deep.m4a

Many_Gifts_Deep.wav (bigger file-- if m4a doesn't work for you, try this)


MUSHROOM DITTY by Alison Berry: underlined words are on chordal notes you can stay on to create harmony. Harmony parts are color coded. 

Some people need to stay on the melody, too!

LISTEN: Mushrooms.m4a

Yellow=lowest part or bass

Orange=low/middle or tenor

Pink=high/middle or alto 

Purple=highest or soprano

Oh, the mushrooms pop up when the rain comes down

When the rain comes down and soaks through the ground

Oh, the mushrooms pop up when the rain comes down

 'Cause they need all that water to push through the ground

Then the sun comes out and the breezes blow

And the mushrooms release their clouds of spores

Then the mushrooms begin to deliquesce

That means they turn into a slimy mess!

 


REDBUD by MaMuse

Redbud.wav

Redbud_melody.m4a

Redbud_high_harmony.m4a

Redbud_low_harmony.m4a

Trust your heart, for it's opening

Trust your heart, it hears the call . . . of the sun

Gone are the days of . . . being small. (repeat)

For you know that you know

And you know your heart will show you where to go and so

Go on opening up fearlessly . . . ooh

When you do what you do and you do it true

All the way, all the world

Will see you through it beautifully . . . ah . . .


Rutabaga by Joanne Hammil 

Tenor: Broccoli, Kale, Rutabaga, Brussels sprouts 

Bass: Mama says to eat your vegetables, even, guess what, rutabaga!

Soprano: Who would name a food rutabaga? (rest 4 beats)

Alto: Believe it or not, rutabaga tastes good!


PERENNIAL FAVORITES


ALL WILL BE WELL All_Will_Be_Well_1.mp3


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


ANY DIRECTION by Laura Sandage and friends Any_Direction.pdf

 


 

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

The_Better_Angels_of_Our_Nature.mp3


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


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


EARTH HUNGER by Laura Sandage 

Earth.Hunger.5.parts.pdf

Earth_Hunger.multitrack_1.mp3

 

 


EEL RIVER CHANT by Meredith Buck Eel_River_Chant_1.mp3

1. Listen. Listen. Listen. Listen.

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 water decide. Lose yourself in the meantime.


HELELE MAMA as taught by Emile Hassan Dyer Helele_Mama_Emile.mp3


HOW CAN I KNOW? by Laura Sandage

How_Can_I_Know.pdf

How_Can_I_Know.mp3


HUMBLE YOURSELF Circle Dance: (Pagan/Rainbow Gathering) You gotta humble yourself inside your Elders / You gotta bend down low / You gotta humble yourself inside your Elders / You gotta know what they know / And we shall lift each other up, higher and higher / And we shall lift each other up. (Mothers, Fathers, Children, Planet, etc.)


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


IRISH BLESSING irish.pdf


LET US SEE THE BEAUTY by Laurence Cole Let_Us_See_The_Beauty.mp3 


MARVELOUS THINGS by Ysaye Barnwell Marvellous_Things_2.mp3 


NANILA traditional Georgian song (means Grandmother or Lullaby)

Nanila_.pdf

Nanila Parts .wav

Videos of other versions: 

Zedashe traditional ensemble

Sing Laugh Breathe Community Choir

Carfield Community Choir: scroll down to Nanila Golden Slumbers


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


RAINFOREST CHANT by John Bowker dedicated to Meli-e, spirit of the rainforest

Very complete info and teaching tracks here! From website of Ubuntu colleague Kaitie Ty Warren who leads singing in Berkeley

A different version you can listen to by Brailla May

A choir you can watch doing it, also a little differently (with rain sounds activity before song starts)


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


RENCHANTING THE WORLD by Laura Sandage Reenchanting_the_World.mp3

 


SIMPLE PRAISE OF TREES by Gretchen Sleicher with Vivaldi and David Densmore lyrics


 

SONGLINES by Laurence Cole Songlines.mp3


THIS FIRE by Laurence Cole THIS FIRE by Laurence Cole


 

THOUGH MY SOUL Though_My_Soul.mp3

ThoughMySoulmusic.pdf


TREES GROW SLOW by Laurence Cole (likely chorus only, or just a few people on verses)

listen all parts: Trees_Grow_Slow_all_parts.mp3

words: TREES_GROW_SLOW.pdf

music: trees_grow_slow.pdf

separate parts:

Trees_Grow_Slow_soprano.mp3

Trees_Grow_Slow_alto.mp3

Trees_Grow_Slow_tenor.mp3

Trees_Grow_Slow_bass.mp3


WE LET THE LOVE/ WE LET IT BE by Ricki Byars

Print: We_Let_the_Love_.pdf

Listen to parts: We_Let_the_Love_Wash_Over_Us.mp3

Listen to Maggie Wheeler lead the whole experience: We_Let_It_Be.mp3 



 

FREE RANGE BASICS:

FREE_RANGE_SINGERS_MONEY_STUFF.pdf

WARM-UP/VOCAL RESOURCES: 

UPPER RANGE WARM-UPS Upper_Range_Warm_Ups.mp3



 

 

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