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Ken Berg

 A native of the Virginia / North Carolina region, Ken Berg graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama with a BME in 1977 and an MME in 1981. For 28 years Ken served as the Director of Choirs and Fine Arts Chairman at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham. The choirs at John Carroll consistently received highest ratings in district, state and national festivals under his leadership.
 
After retiring from teaching high school in 2005, Ken served for 6 years as the full-time Music Minister and Composer in Residence at Mountain Brook Baptist Church, also in Birmingham. As of the summer of 2011, after serving as the part-time director for 33 years, Ken now serves as the first full-time Music Director and Resident Composer for the Birmingham Boys Choir. (ken@birminghamboyschoir.com) Under his leadership the Choir has toured extensively throughout Costa Rica, Europe, Japan, and Canada and has sung for OAKE, MENC and ACDA State, Division and National conventions.
 
He and his wife, Susan are the proud parents of two sons, Michael and David; both fine musicians in their own right, as well as BBC Alumni!
 
Ken has served as a State and Southern Division officer with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and has also served on the Training Courses Committee of the Royal School of Church Music in America. Additionally he is currently teaching Choral Arranging as an adjunct at Samford University.
 
Ken often serves as clinician and adjudicator throughout the U.S. His music is published with Bella Voce Press (www.bellavocepress.com), Alfred Music, Carl Fischer, Chorister’s Guild, Colla Voce, Emerson Music, Hal Leonard, Hinshaw Music, Kjos Music, MorningStar Music, National Music Publishers, Pavane Music, Santa Barbara Music Publishers and Walton Music.

 

 [Octavo] [Instrumental Parts]
 

Octavo

 
African Noel
 

 African Noel 
Arranger: Ken Berg 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2010  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   We proudly announce the new Jo-Michael Scheibe Sacred Choral Series with this invigorating arrangement by Ken Berg. In Dr. Scheibe's words, ''This series is committed to providing the finest crafted sacred choral music possible with the objective of ensuring that it may be used in worship and in schools when appropriate.'' This setting does not disappoint. A cappella voices with dynamic percussion instruments make this a great concert opener. Excellent for church or school as promised.
 

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  P1394 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35
  P9052 - Score+Parts  [buy now]
$20.00

 
Bolero
 

 Bolero 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: SAB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   When Ken Berg?s first Solfege Suite for 2-part voices appeared a few years ago, the response was unprecedented. Now the first set of three songs P1436 GALOP, P1437 MARCH , P1438 BOLERO has been revoiced for SAB (Middle School) choir and offers the same opportunities for learning the ?do-re-mi?s? that doubles as a concert piece.
 

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  P1438 - SAB  [buy now]
$2.35
  P1438D - SAB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Bolero
 

 Bolero 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: SAB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   When Ken Berg?s first Solfege Suite for 2-part voices appeared a few years ago, the response was unprecedented. Now the first set of three songs P1436 GALOP, P1437 MARCH , P1438 BOLERO has been revoiced for SAB (Middle School) choir and offers the same opportunities for learning the ?do-re-mi?s? that doubles as a concert piece.
 

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  P1438D - SAB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Bolero (From Solfege Suite #1)
 

 Bolero (From Solfege Suite #1) 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: UNISON/2-PART 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
Sample Sound File Listen
   The first ''Solfege Suite'' consists of three pieces of contrasting styles: ''Bolero,'' (P1306) ''Galop,'' (P1307) and ''March,'' (P1305). The names give away the character, but the truly fabulous part is that the text is all solfege. Singers learn about musical names, intervals and solfege, while singing programmable music. Written for the 2006 Alabama ACDA ''Young Voices Boys Choir,'' directors have been begging for the music's release since its premiere. Bravo to composer/teacher Ken Berg!
 

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  P1306 - UNISON/2-PART  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Boogie Woogie (From Solfege Suite #3)
 

 Boogie Woogie (From Solfege Suite #3) 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: UNISON/2-PART  Released: January 2010  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   The ''Solfege Suites'' have become staples of learning for choirs of all ages. But their real beauty is that each one not only teaches solfege syllables and musical form, but they stand as performance pieces as well. This third set may be the best yet, with BOOGIE WOOGIE the most fun of all!
 

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  P1382 - UNISON/2-PART  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Chaconne (Solfege Suite #2)
 

 Chaconne (Solfege Suite #2) 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: UNISON/2-PART  Released: January 2009  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   It is safe to say that P1307 GALOP from Solfege Suite #1 is currently the number one best selling composition in the Pavane catalog. The other two from suite #1 (P1305 MARCH and P1306 BOLERO) have done well also. Therefore, it is with pride and anticipation we introduce Solfege Suite #2. These pieces have been so successful because while they teach solfege, form and other musical elements, they also stand as performance pieces. Each title describes the form employed and the character of the piece. Bravo to conductor, composer and educator, Ken Berg. For young voices.
 

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  P1350 - UNISON/2-PART  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Galop
 

 Galop 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: SAB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   When Ken Berg?s first Solfege Suite for 2-part voices appeared a few years ago, the response was unprecedented. Now the first set of three songs P1436 GALOP, P1437 MARCH , P1438 BOLERO has been revoiced for SAB (Middle School) choir and offers the same opportunities for learning the ?do-re-mi?s? that doubles as a concert piece.
 

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  P1436 - SAB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Galop
 

 Galop 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2016  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Can learning Solfege really be fun? Is it possible to sing a song on Solfege in a concert? Ken Berg answered that question in a big way when, years ago, he wrote the first ''Galop'' for young voices. 100,000 copies later, plus an SAB voicing, it seemed only right to release a voicing for SATB. The song is a concert-pleaser for sure, and the learning of Solfege is undeniable. Easy.
 

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  P1536 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Galop (From Solfege Suite #1)
 

 Galop (From Solfege Suite #1) 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: UNISON/2-PART 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
Sample Sound File Listen
   The first ''Solfege Suite'' consists of three pieces of contrasting styles: ''Bolero,'' (P1306) ''Galop,'' (P1307) and ''March,'' (P1305). The names give away the character, but the truly fabulous part is that the text is all solfege. Singers learn about musical names, intervals and solfege, while singing programmable music. Written for the 2006 Alabama ACDA ''Young Voices Boys Choir,'' directors have been begging for the music's release since its premiere. Bravo to composer/teacher Ken Berg!
 

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  P1307 - UNISON/2-PART  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Gavotte (Solfege Suite #2)
 

 Gavotte (Solfege Suite #2) 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: UNISON/2-PART  Released: January 2009  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   It is safe to say that P1307 GALOP from Solfege Suite #1 is currently the number one best selling composition in the Pavane catalog. The other two from suite #1 (P1305 MARCH and P1306 BOLERO) have done well also. Therefore, it is with pride and anticipation we introduce Solfege Suite #2. These pieces have been so successful because while they teach solfege, form and other musical elements, they also stand as performance pieces. Each title describes the form employed and the character of the piece. Bravo to conductor, composer and educator, Ken Berg. For young voices.
 

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  P1351 - UNISON/2-PART  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Hands For The World
 

 Hands For The World 
Arranger: Ken Berg 

Voicing: 2-PART 
Season: General  Released: January 2010  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Commissioned for the Northwest Division ACDA Youth Honor Choir, Ken Berg has merged two favorite spirituals about hands: ''He's Got the Whole World in His hands'' and ''The Lord Has Got His Hands on Me.'' This arrangement will work for any combination of voices, at church or school, and contains an optional third voice part near the end. Selected for the Judith Herrington Choral Series.
 

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  P1377 - 2-PART  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Londonderry
 

 Londonderry 
Composer: English Folk Song  Arranger: Ken Berg  Author/Lyricist: Howard A. Walter 

Voicing: 2-PART 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
Sample Sound File Listen
   Arranger Ken Berg (Birmingham Boys Choir) has given us a superb setting of the Howard Walter ''I Would Be True'' poem that is often set to the Scottish-Irish folk song ''Londonderry.'' An optional flute (C instrument) part is provided. The alternate text enables this edition to work well in church or school.
 

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  P1318 - 2-PART  [buy now]
$2.10

 
March
 

 March 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: SAB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   When Ken Berg?s first Solfege Suite for 2-part voices appeared a few years ago, the response was unprecedented. Now the first set of three songs P1436 GALOP, P1437 MARCH , P1438 BOLERO has been revoiced for SAB (Middle School) choir and offers the same opportunities for learning the ?do-re-mi?s? that doubles as a concert piece.
 

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  P1437D - SAB  [buy now]
$2.25

 
March (From Solfege Suite # 1)
 

 March (From Solfege Suite # 1) 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: UNISON/2-PART 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
Sample Sound File Listen
   The first ''Solfege Suite'' consists of three pieces of contrasting styles: ''Bolero,'' (P1306) ''Galop,'' (P1307) and ''March,'' (P1305). The names give away the character, but the truly fabulous part is that the text is all solfege. Singers learn about musical character, intervals and solfege, while singing programmable music. Written for the 2006 Alabama ACDA ''Young Voices Boys Choir,'' directors have been begging for the music's release since its premiere. Bravo to composer/teacher Ken Berg!
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1305 - UNISON/2-PART  [buy now]
$2.10

 
March (From Solfege Suite # 1)
 

 March (From Solfege Suite # 1) 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: SAB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   When Ken Berg?s first Solfege Suite for 2-part voices appeared a few years ago, the response was unprecedented. Now the first set of three songs P1436 GALOP, P1437 MARCH , P1438 BOLERO has been revoiced for SAB (Middle School) choir and offers the same opportunities for learning the ?do-re-mi?s? that doubles as a concert piece.
 

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  P1437 - SAB  [buy now]
$2.25
  P1437D - SAB  [buy now]
$2.25

 
Mazurka (Solfege Suite #2)
 

 Mazurka (Solfege Suite #2) 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: UNISON/2-PART  Released: January 2009  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   It is safe to say that P1307 GALOP from Solfege Suite #1 is currently the number one best selling composition in the Pavane catalog. The other two from suite #1 (P1305 MARCH and P1306 BOLERO) have done well also. Therefore, it is with pride and anticipation we introduce Solfege Suite #2. These pieces have been so successful because while they teach solfege, form and other musical elements, they also stand as performance pieces. Each title describes the form employed and the character of the piece. Bravo to conductor, composer and educator, Ken Berg. For young voices.
 

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  P1349 - UNISON/2-PART  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Parade
 

 Parade 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: 3-Part Mixed  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   The Solfege Suites are unquestionably the most popular set of chorals every published by Pavane. REVEILLE P1476, TAPS P1477, and PARADE P1478, are the new set for SAB middle school voices. These pieces not only teach solfege and form but are also concert performable. This set is sub-titled the "Military Suite" and includes optional percussion parts. Great for children and youth choirs.
 

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  P1478 - 3-Part Mixed  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Reveille
 

 Reveille 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: 3-Part Mixed  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   The Solfege Suites are unquestionably the most popular set of chorals every published by Pavane. REVEILLE P1476, TAPS P1477, and PARADE P1478, are the new set for SAB middle school voices. These pieces not only teach solfege and form but are also concert performable. This set is sub-titled the "Military Suite" and includes optional percussion parts. Great for children and youth choirs.
 

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  P1476 - 3-Part Mixed  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Tango (From Solfege Suite #3)
 

 Tango (From Solfege Suite #3) 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: UNISON/2-PART  Released: January 2010  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   The ''Solfege Suites'' have become staples of learning for choirs of all ages. But their real beauty is that each one not only teaches solfege syllables and musical form, but they stand as performance pieces as well. This third set may be the best yet, teaching delightful dance forms!
 

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  P1381 - UNISON/2-PART  [buy now]
$2.15

 
Taps
 

 Taps 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: 3-Part Mixed  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   The Solfege Suites are unquestionably the most popular set of chorals every published by Pavane. REVEILLE P1476, TAPS P1477, and PARADE P1478, are the new set for SAB middle school voices. These pieces not only teach solfege and form but are also concert performable. This set is sub-titled the "Military Suite" and includes optional percussion parts. Great for children and youth choirs.
 

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  P1477 - 3-Part Mixed  [buy now]
$2.10

 
The Morning Trumpet
 

 The Morning Trumpet 
Composer: Southern Harmony Anthology of Tunes  Arranger: Ken Berg 

Voicing: SSA 
Season: Concert, General  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: MediumEasy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Arranged for the 2016 Oregon Elementary All-State Choir, Ken Berg selected a Southern Harmony tune. Although a sacred text, like a Spiritual, its historical place in American music moves it easily to the concert hall. A great festival number, it celebrates the glory of the call to heaven. Good for children's choirs or treble choirs, easy to medium in difficulty.
 

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  P1581 - SSA  [buy now]
$2.45

 
Waltz (From Solfege Suite #3)
 

 Waltz (From Solfege Suite #3) 
Arranger: Ken Berg 

Voicing: UNISON/2-PART  Released: January 2010  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   The ''Solfege Suites'' have become staples of learning for choirs of all ages. But their real beauty is that each one not only teaches solfege syllables and musical form, but they stand as performance pieces as well. This third set may be the best yet, teaching delightful dance forms!
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1380 - UNISON/2-PART  [buy now]
$2.35
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 African Noel 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: Score+Parts  Released: January 2010 
  

  P9052 - Score+Parts  [buy now]
$20.00

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