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Mac Huff Publications 2018-19
With commentary

STANDARDS
1) Fragile
– A great song by Sting
scored for fluegel horn, trombone and rhythm.

2) My Funny Valentine
– Wonderful Rodgers and Hart standard. Great feature for piano

3) Blowin’ in the Wind – Believe it or not, this is the first time a choral arrangement has been published of this song.

STAGE AND SCREEN
4) The Place Where Lost Things Go
– Beautiful Marc Shaiman ballad from the movie Mary Poppins Returns

5) Revolting Children
– Showstopper from Broadway’s ”Matilda”.

6) Someday
– Maybe the most beautiful show ballad I’ve ever arranged. From Hunchback of Notre Dame – Music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. I combined the 1st act duet with the big chorus setting from the finale. Something special!!

7) Raise You Up / Just Be
This is the finale from “Kinky Boots” on Broadway. Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

8) Fall On Me
This ballad was sung by Andrea Bocelli and his son, Matteo in Disney’s “The Nutcracker and The Four Realms.” Quite big, dramatic and choral.

9) Coco Medley
Here is a little 4 song, 4 minute medley from Disney’s Coco.
For 3pt and 2 pt.

10) True Love
An enchanting ballad from Disney’s Frozen on Broadway.

11) Good Morning Starshine
From Hair, a little hippie madness.

POP
12) Shallow
Lady Gaga/ Bradley Cooper hit from “A Star Is Born”.

13) The Middle
Here’s the Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey top of the charts hit

14) You Are the Reason
Calum Scott love song.. really sweet

15) Meant to Be
From Bebe Rexha and the Florida Georgia Line, here’s their catchy country music hit

16) The Champion
Carrie Underwood Pop/Rock hit perfect for Show choir.
Powerful lyrics!

17) Youth
Shawn Mendes pop anthem

POP CLASSICS
18) Fantasy
Earth, Wind and Fire – Built for Show choir

19) If It’s Magic
This is a great song from Stevie Wonder for choir (open score with piano. Great concert material

20) At Last
Etta James classic

21) This Magic Moment
I did something special with this. Can be performed with accompaniment or A Capella. Doo wop lives!

22) Heal the World
M. Jackson anthem finally back in print

WOMEN ONLY
23) She Used To Be Mine
This is the 11Pm number from the Sara Bareilles’ Broadway show, Waitress. It is special and great tour-de-force number for your ladies group.

MEN ONLY
24) Heart of Gold
Classic Neil Young song for TBB

HOLIDAY
25) Christmas Children
If you’re looking for a fresh piece for the holidays, take a listen to this beautiful, new treatment of an Anthony Bricusse song from “Scrooge”.

26) Rockin’ with Santa
A rocking, 3 song medley for the holidays. 3pt and 2 pt

YOUNG VOICES
27) Seize the Day
The great Broadway showstopper from Newsies, retooled for beginning middle school and elementary choirs. This is apart of our “Discovery” series, that includes page 2 notes and part prominent mixes on the recording.

28) Everybody Has a Light to Shine
This is a gospel original I wrote with my friend and cohort, John Jacobson. Perfect for middle school choir.

29) I Am Anne
Another Huff/Jacobson piece based on quotes from Anne Frank, Ryan White and Malala. “One child can change the world”

30) Extraordinary Kid
This is a new Huff/Jacobson original celebrating the extraordinary world of a kid!

31) Catch a Falling Star
This is the famous standard by Perry Como, arranged for unison choirs

Not recorded new but published and available
32) We Need A Little Christmas – SSA
33) Holiday Showstoppers
34) Walking on Sunshine – SSA
35) Where Are You Christmas – SSA

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 Broadway/Pop/Movies

 1) Can’t Stop Dancing

            This a barn burning opener/closer for show group….a Ray Stevens song and a Captain and Tennille hit.

 2) This Is Me

            This is the academy award nominated song from the movie, “The Greatest Showman”. From the pen of Benji Pasek and Justin Paul

 3) A Million Dreams

            Another hit song from “The Greatest Showman”. ….lot’s of people using this at graduation.

 4) Say Something

            Brand new pop hit from Justin Timberlake

 5) Till I Hear You Sing

            From the new musical, Love Never Dies,  a sequel to Phantom of the Opera.  And of course, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. This is arranged in open score and is for the big choir. Very dramatic….

 6) Thunder

            Really cool chart topping song from Imagine Dragons.

 7) Rise Up

            Moving and uplifting song from Andra Day

 8) Proud Corazon

            This is the wonderful closing song from the Disney movie, “Coco”. Such lovely lyrics about love and family. 

 9) Human

            This is an R&B hit from the British soul singer, Rag’n’Bone Man. Makes for a haunting choral, featuring the bass section.

10) I’ll Cover You (Reprise)

            This is an amazing piece from the Broadway show, “Rent” that, to date, has never been put into print. Note that this is the reprise from the “funeral scene”

 11) Chained to the Rhythm

            This is the pop / dance hit earlier this year from Katy Perry.

 12) California Dreaming

            This one’s special. This a totally re-imagined version of this hit for concert choir. We are including it into a new series this year called, “Concert Pop”. Scored for open score 4-8-part vocals and piano.

 13) Too Good-at Goodbyes

            Pop hit from Sam Smith

 14) Redemption Song

            This is a very special song from the Bob Marley catalog. Historically, this is known as one of the most influential and important songs of it’s time. It’s message still rings true today.

 15) We’ve Got Tonight

            Pop standard by Bob Seeger

 16) Purple Rain

            Yes, it’s that Purple rain. A Prince anthem…

 17) How Would You Feel

            This is the sweetest love song by Ed Sheeran

 

For the Ladies

 18) Love So Soft

            This is the Kelly Clarkson pop hit for SSA. I published an SATB and SAB that work great as well but thought the SSA should be the principle voicing.

 19) Girl Power

            A songs of empowerment medley for the ladies ensemble.

Girl on Fire / Fight Song / Roar.

 20) Malibu

            This is the hip Miley Cyrus pop hit.

 

For the Young Singer

 21) My Shot

            This is the mega hit from Broadway’s “Hamilton”. I have made this very accessible for middle school and elementary choirs.

 22) Friend Like Me

            This is the show – stopping hit from Broadway’s Aladdin. Written for our “Discovery” series, it is carefully crafted for beginning 2 pt and 3 pt. choirs

 23) Because You Were There

            This is an original that I wrote with my friend, John Jacobson. This is the perfect graduation material for middle school choirs. John wrote quite a touching and meaningful lyric here.

 24) We Stand With P.R.I.D.E.

            Another original with John Jacobson… Written for the Freeport, Il World Music festival. Pride stands for Positive-Respect-Independence-Determined- Excellence

 25) Were the Same

            This is an African styled song from Disney Chanel’s, Lion Guard.

 

 For the Holidays

 26) What Child Is This

            For concert choirs, this is a re-imagining of the popular Christmas carol.

 27) When Were Together

            From Disney’s cartoon short, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, this is a wonderful holiday opener/closer.

 28) Deck The Halls

            This arrangement is based on the Pentatonix version of this Christmas standard. I added a rhythm accompaniment in lieu of performing this a capella. (which is also an option)

 29) A Christmas Melody

            This is a sweet original I wrote with John Jacobson that weaves many famous Christmas melodies together. Perfect for 3 pt and 2 pt choirs.

 

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Mac Huff Publications 2017
Pop / Broadway Singles
1) Fly Like an Eagle
This is my favorite chart of the year. …an old Steve Miller Band redo.
Again, geared toward show choir ( I added a horn / dance break)
2) Start a Fire
John Legend single from La La Land – Smokin’!
3) Unforgettable
This isn’t the swing version. I took a more lyric approach. Works for larger
choirs as well as show groups. Note SATB, SSAA, and TTBB voicings.

4) Perfect Illusion
The new single from Lady Gaga – Added horns for show groups
5) Scars to Your Beautiful
From pop radio, this is the Alessia Cara heavy duty hit single. Important
lyric for kids
6) Moana Medley
I hit the arranger motherlode! This is a 12 minute medley with 5 of the best
songs from Disney’s Moana. Note: I included 3 percussion parts in e-pak of
my arrangement to cover all of the amazing Samoan rhythms and grooves.
Also….How Far it Goes and You’re Welcome offer full versions of each.
Inspired writing from Lin-Manuel Miranda.
7) How Does a Moment Last Forever
This is a new song from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. (sung by Celine
Dion) Alan Menken has written a new standard.
8) Forever Country Mashup
If you’re looking for a change of pace, this is a great country feature.
…originally written and performed for the 50th anniversary of the Country
Music Awards.
9) A Thousand Years
Can you believe that this Christina Perri song from one of the Twilight
movies was never put into print? It’s such a beautiful and romantic song.
10) Opening Up
This is the opening number (and ending recap) from the Sara Bareilles
musical “Waitress”. I scored it for a women’s trio with chorus. A really fun
and bouncy production number that kids will love.
11) Golden Slumbers (Carry That Weight)
This is the Beatles classic that was recently sung by Jennifer Hudson in the
hit animated movie, “Sing”.
12) Love Me Now
This is a fun new single by John Legend.
13) Candle on the Water
From Pete’s Dragon, this is new take on a Disney standard…. especially good
for younger groups.
14) Can’t Stop the Feeling
Yes, this is the Justin Timberlake song from “Trolls”.
Put on your dancing shoes.
15) One Call Away
Beautiful Charlie Puth single …this sings perfectly for SATB.
16) Rise
This is the powerful and inspirational single by Katy Perry.
17) You Will Be Found
From Broadway’s “Dear Evan Hansen”, this is the 1st half closer and one of
the most exciting Broadway pieces ever. The inspirational message is made
for kids in today’s world. It will close a concert….
For Young Voices
18) Get Back Up Again – SAB
This is a single from “Trolls”, written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
(La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen)
19) Swing Song –SAB
This is an original suite of jazz pieces I wrote for the 25th anniversary of the
Tulsa Children’s Chorus.
20) Sing With Me – SAB
This is an original inspirational piece that I wrote with my friend, John
Jacobson. He wrote an amazing and simple lyric. w/ flute
21) When Will My Life Begin – SSA
This is the perfect SSA single from Disney’s “Tangled”.
22) A Beautiful Day – SAB
This is rollicking African number from Disney’s TV show, The Lion Guard.
23) Take On the World – SAB
This is the theme song from TV’s Girl Meets World.
24) Music Man Medley – SAB
A short 3 song medley for young voices of this American theater classic.
New for the Holidays
25) Catch a Snowflake
This is a new Christmas single by Matt Newton, nominated for a Grammy
this year.
26) Christmas Mem’ries – Vocal jazz setting of a Streisand Christmas Tune

 

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POP SINGLES
1) Shut Up and Dance
– pop dance hit for show groups
– SATB, SAB, 2PT.

2) Like I’m Gonna Lose You
– This is the Meghan Trainor/John Legend hit duet
– SATB, SAB, SSA

3) Hello
– Adele’s mammoth hit
– SATB, SAB, SSA

4) Na Na Na
– This is from the new Pentatonix recording. I added a rhythm section if you want to perform this accompanied. Of course, works unaccompanied as well
– SATB, SAB, SSA

5) Flashlight
– Big ballad from Pitch Perfect 2, originally recorded by Jesse J.
– SATB, SAB, 2PT.

6) Budapest
– Pop hit by George Ezra
– SATB, SAB, 2PT.

7) Out Here on My Own
– From Fame, this is pop standard that needed a fresh arrangement
– SATB, SAB, SSA

8) Drag Me Down
– Pop hit by One Direction for younger voices
– SAB/ 2PT.

9) The Writings on the Wall
– This won the academy award for best song this year. From new James Bond movie, “Spectre”, it was recorded by the great Sam Smith.
– SATB, SAB, SSA

10) Old Devil Moon
– This is an older jazz chart that I added a SATB voicing this year.
– SATB, 3 pt mixed, SSA

11) Strong
– Great hit from Disney’s new “Cinderella”. Great for young voices. Empowering message
– SATB, SSA, 2PT.

12) Under One Sky
– We found this song on an album by the Three Tenors.
Great message
– SATB, SAB, 2PT

 

BROADWAY
13) Welcome to the Renaissance
– This is the opening number from current Broadway hit, Something’s Rotten! Really fun, informative and very entertaining
– SATB, SAB, 2PT.

14) Broadway Musical Magic
– To start, a bit of back story…Back in 1994, I published a 45 min Broadway revue called “100 Years of Broadway”. A lot of people sang it and it’s all still in print. It was the history of Broadway music up to 1993. Then in 2003, I published “Opening Night!” a 24 min. update of 100 Years of Broadway. So, the medley below, Broadway Musical Magic, is an 18 min. collection in 3 sections that serves to once again, update the prior 2 medleys. These medley’s combined give you an entire evening of Broadway. Sorry for the long explanation…. It’s been a special project to get all of this Broadway music in print. Look on my site for more info on this. (machuff.com) So… Broadway Musical Magic contains everything from Newsies to Into the Woods to Jersey Boys in 3 sections.
– SATB, SAB, 2PT

15) Finding Neverland Medley
– This is a wonderful new show on Broadway. Very kid friendly music. I’ve used 4 songs in a 10 min. medley in 3 sections.
– SATB, SAB, 2pt

SSA
16) I’m in Love with the Monster
– This a crazy fun girls piece.. great Halloween song. Great groove.
– SSA, 2 PT, SAT(B)

 

YOUNG VOICES – DISCOVERY SERIES
These 3 next “discovery” titles are for beginning choirs or for easy middle school. Vocal ranges are limited. We add page performance 2 notes on the octavo and record part prominent demos of each song.

17) Let the River Run
– Carly Simon hit from movie “Working Girl”.
– 3pt, 2 PT.

18) Hallelujah
– Old Leonard Cohen classic ballad.
– 3pt., 2 PT.

19) Underneath the Tree
– New Christmas material from Kelly Clarkson.
– 3pt., 2 PT.

 

CHRISTMAS
20) We Wish You the Merriest
– This a crazy, fun, and very happy Christmas jazz tune.
– SATB, SAB, SSA

21) At Christmas
– Here’s a little country Christmas from Sara Evans.
– SATB, SAB, SSA

22) Someday at Christmas
– Stevie Wonder tune that was featured on an Apple commercial last Christmas. Great song…
– SATB, SAB 2PT.

23) Almost Christmas
– This a Christmas tour de force for chorus composed by the brilliant Andrew Lippa. It was fun collaborating with him. It’s about Christmas in England. Enjoy!
– SATB, SAB, 2PT.

 

ELEMENTARY MUSIC
24) The Lights of Jingle Bell Hill
– A holiday musical to brighten the season
– This is one of favorite collaborations with my great friend, John Jacobson. I think this is our 19th show and this might be my favorite. It starts with a smart and funny script and story by John. We wrote 6 show stopping tunes for elementary singers. It’s a fun show.

25) Let it Go – I re-voiced this for guys, TTBB. Aimed at the GALA market

– TTBB