Jim’s celebrated album of songs about all of the above, including new songs and some new versions of well traveled favorites. Backed by an all-star cast of friends featuring Steve Gadd, Tony Levin, Nelson Rangell, Ed Tossing and Brian Rice, Jim’s songs of ecology and compassion speak with more impact than ever. Including free shipping.
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If you want to purchase in quantity, see the other Earth and Spirit Songbook products (2-8 copies for $23 each with free shipping, or 10 plus for $20 each). This is a great time to supply your choir with this 200-page resource of 110 songs of Earth and peace.
This anthology of 110 old and new songs is a great resource for educators, song leaders, church musicians and anyone who celebrates our amazing planet. The Earth and Spirit Songbook provides entertaining, educational songs of ecology, world humanity and peace with participatory choruses for groups to sing. Compiled and edited by musician-composer Jim Scott, it includes songs by many well-known contemporary songwriters.
– Earth education – for children and adults
– Social action, environmental justice issues, etc.
– Earth celebrations – earth oriented holidays
– Beauty, abundance, community, rights of passage, etc.
– World humanity and peace
The songs not only teach about the earth, in scientific terms and representing a variety of spiritual traditions, but also make a collective musical statement by the many musicians who have made ecology and peace a part of their artistic work.
Music directors, performers, and all literate accompanists will find it a great resource, as it includes full piano accompaniments, even for rounds. Some arrangements are more elaborate than typically found in hymnbooks or commercial sheet music, and include chord symbols to be universally useful to all musicians. Many songs also include some vocal harmony, so choirs will find a wealth of short-cut choral pieces useful for the weekly production of anthems, and special music, etc.
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Written with kids, this song gets everyone singing counterpoint. The chorus breaks into two parts, you can bring in the upper part (“Rain come down”) later after a verse or two. Then there’s four parts for the four levels of the Rainforest. Bring in one part, then introduce the next higher and keep adding.
From the album Heart in Another Land, the song Home Is Where You Are! Digital Download only!
This is a gospel-flavored melody with my words adapted from a poem by Kenneth Patton that makes a good opening song for a service or a blessing for a house. Four verses go into a repeated 4 bar vamp with a counterpoint “Let this be a house of peace” chant.
From the album Heart in Another Land, the song Gettin’ Older With You! Digital Download only!
This eco-anthem works well for group singing or a solo voice. The traditional hymn style melody was intended to have a more contemporary feel, not too somber, with steady folk/rock rhythm. The long phrases can be a challenge to maintain the meaning of the words as all in one sentence so don’t get too slow. Several arrangements – SAA, SATB or solo with SATB – are available from Jim Scott.
As the title implies, this collection of Jim Scott songs is filled with life-affirming messages perfect for community celebrations and spiritual gatherings. It features old favorites such as Song For the Earth and Gather the Spirit plus more recent compositions (Healing Waters and We Are the Earth). In arrangements anyone can play, the songs have piano accompaniment with chord symbols. (Don’t forget, you may need one for the soloist and one for an accompanist.)
The book has 42 songs. The price of $25 includes Priority Mail shipping within the United States.
From the album Instruments of Peace, the song 4/4 Guitar Marimba! Digital Download only!
Intimate vocal and acoustic guitar with accompanied by understated bass and percussion. Includes three eco-anthems from the musical The Tree and Me as well as messages of peace, justice, love and creativity. Including free shipping.
Sailing with the Moon