Choral Music by James W. Tackett
A capella arrangements for mixed chorus.

James has directed The Sweet Expressions, a mixed choral group whose members come from Austin area churches of Christ, for over 30 years. He teaches harmony and the choral classes at the Singing School at Abilene Christian University each summer.

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While all the songs on this page are public domain, the arrangements are the property of James W. Tackett. By downloading any of these files, you are given the permission to make copies necessary for you, your chorus and/or organization to audition, practice and perform this music in non ticketed concerts. You also agree to not sell copies of the music or include the music in a publication that is to be sold without the expressed permission of James W. Tackett. You furthermore agree that you will obtain permission from James W. Tackett when including any of these arrangements, whether in written, video or audio form on a web site, CD, DVD or any other form of electronic medium or use these arrangements in any form at a ticketed concert or function where you get paid more than actual expenses.

PDF File mp3 File Notes
Amazing Grace Amazing Grace Refreshing harmony with a minor section in third stanza.
Amazing Grace Amazing Grace Southern Gospel style with solo.
America The Beautiful America The Beautiful Grand ending.
Away In a Manger Away In a Manger Starts with female duet, then trio. Finishes with full chorus.
Battle Hymn of the Republic Battle Hymn of the Republic You can almost hear the pipes and drums.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen An easy old favorite.
Here We Come a Caroling Here We Come a Caroling A great song to start a Christmas concert.
Holy Holy This warmup found itself in concerts.
Just A Closer Walk With Thee Just A Closer Walk With Thee Three verses - three styles.
Marching to Zion Marching to Zion Refreshingly clear choral arrangement.
My Country Tis of Thee My Country Tis of Thee A patriotic favorite.
Nothing But The Blood Nothing But The Blood New melody with interesting harmony.
O Little Town of Bethlehem O Little Town of Bethlehem Nice flowing harmony.
Softly and Tenderly Softly and Tenderly Female Trio.
There's Not A Friend There's Not A Friend Familiar words with new music.
The Star-Spangled Banner The Star-Spangled Banner Has option for reading two additional stanzas.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas We Wish You a Merry Christmas Short and to the point.
When Morning Comes When Morning Comes Trials Dark On Every Hand has never sounded so good.
Whispering Hope Whispering Hope Still a beautiful tune with even more beautiful harmonies.

Music Textbooks
Fundamentals of Church Music Theory

Other Choral Music - in Shaped Notes
Hallelujah Chorus by Handel