Stories Behind the Songs

the story of “The Silver Rain”

August 18, 2021 The Silver Rain Short Story “The Silver Rain”, words by Alice Henderson, music by Marianne Zimmerman. I wrote an a cappella SATB harmonization of this after Mary Alice and I learned it from Harry and Edith Barron who had learned it while living in the

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the story behind “I Still Have Joy”

August 3, 2021Dear Singing Friends,This is the first of a series on the songs in our Amidon Online Sheet Music Download Library/Store:I Still Have Joy Short Story“I Still Have Joy”, by Danny Mccrimmon and Joseph Calvin Jackson, is a classic African American gospel song that I arranged for a

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Free Downloads

Here is an alphabetical list of Free Downloads, with links to the free pdf files. Unless otherwise noted, all of these are SATB a cappella, arranged by Peter Amidon. Abecedarius – Peter’s unison setting of a 19th century Shaker poem; a children’s alphabetical list of animals. Abolitionist My

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