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These pedagogically groundbreaking editions by James Jordan and Marilyn Shenenberger represent the only practical application to date of Edwin Gordon's Music Learning Theory to the choral rehearsal teaching/learning process. This "method" of solfege application was developed over a 15-year period by James Jordan with his work with the Westminster Chapel Choir and the Westminster Schola Cantorum at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.

Regardless of the music experience or level of your ensemble, these editions provide long-term music learning and ensemble skills by moving choral directors away from teaching parts alone and toward teaching ensembles to learn how to work within a harmonic context!

These editions are designed to keep EACH voice part in MAJOR...the tonality that every singer can hear without difficulty. The pedagogical change for choral directors is that when using these editions, all parts must be sounded so music learning takes place ALWAYS within a harmonic context. "La"-based minor solfege in these editions uses solfege as an intonational rather than a literacy device. Because the singers are always learning their parts in this harmonic context, intonation problems stabilize and are resolved from the first reading. Each edition comes with extensive notes from the editors to guide conductors. Additionally, these works were chosen by Dr. Jordan because of the vocal principles that can be taught and reinforced through the use of this literature.

Conductor/teachers anxious to learn more about this system of Harmonic Immersion SolfegeTM developed by James Jordan can study it in depth in The Choral Rehearsal (GIA, 2016).

Title Composer Edition # Price Qty  
Come, Soft Slumber
Solfège edition: Phrygian, Lydian modes.
Joel Phillips G-6368 $1.85
Pange Lingua
Solfège edition: Phrygian mode.
Anton Bruckner G-6481 $2.35
Psalm 100 (Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt)
Solfège edition: Major, Relative Minor modes.
G-5929 $2.55
She Moved through the Faire
Irish traditional. Solfège edition: D Mixolydian.
Arranged by: Roger Ames G-6507 $1.50
If Ye Love Me
Solfège edition: F Major Ionian.
Thomas Tallis G-6519 $2.20
Arise, My Love
Solfège edition.
Blake R. Henson G-7038 $2.35
Riddle Song
Three Appalachian Folk Songs
An Appalachian folk song. Solfège edition: Mixolydian, Major modes.
Arranged by: Roger Ames G-6488 $1.70
Love Is Life
Text from medieval lyrics. Solfège edition: Aeolian mode.
Jackson Hill G-6369 $1.70
Three texts associated with Robert Kennedy. Solfège edition: Mixed modes.
Gerald Custer G-6479 $1.90
Geistliches Lied, Op. 30: Lass Dich Nur Nichts Nicht Dauren
Let Nothing Ever Grieve You
Solfège edition: Major mode.
Johannes Brahms G-6480 $2.45
Richte Mich, Gott
Der Dreiundvierzigste Psalm
Solfège edition: Major, Aeolian modes.
G-6482 $2.05
Sechs Sprüche, Op. 79: Weihnachten
Solfège edition.
G-6484 $1.70
Four Russian Peasant Songs
Solfège edition.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky G-6977 $2.55
Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener in Frieden fahren
Song of Simeon
Solfège edition.
G-8026 $2.55