During the lockdowns I did lots of arrangements, mostly for choir, and mostly of folk music, but I also started arranging things through the sheetmusicplus scheme whereby you can arrange music on their comprehensive list, they sell the scores, and I get a teensy royalty. It suits me down to the ground, as I love doing the arrangements, and permission for the use of copyrighted material is there.
You can find Cheryl’s arrangements on sheetmusicplus here: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/search?Ntt=%22Cheryl+Camm%22
Here are the arrangements I’ve done so far (in alphabetical order):
59th Street Bridge Song/Feelin’ Groovy. (SATB) It’s a favourite of Simon and Garfunkel.
Days (SATB) A song by The Kinks, arranged for The Bridge Singers and due to be performed by them in summer 2023.
Do You Hear What I Hear? (brass quintet). It’s the popular Christmas number.
Forever Autumn (SATB). It’s Justin Hayward’s song. We have performed this in The Bridge Singers, but the recordings are filled with extraneous clicks and shufflings, so alas, we’ll have to wait until next time!
Goodbyee (TTBB or SATB). Another cheerful wartime song.
Hey Little Hen (TTBB). It’s the “cheerful in the face of difficulties” WW2 rationing song.
I Can See Clearly Now (SATB) It’s the Johnny Nash song. Update: as of March 2023, this title has been withdrawn from sale by the sheetmusicplus website – a rights issue with the copyright owners. Maybe one day it will be restored…
I’ve Never Seen A Straight Banana (SATB) Not a serious song, and one that Rock Festival Choir have sung on many occasions, including at the memorial service for our beloved Eric, but alas, no recording to share!
Jesus (SATB). It’s the Queen song.
Leaves That Are Green (SATB). It’s the Simon and Garfunkel song.
Lovely Day (SATB) This arrangement of Bill Withers’ cheery song was made for Swarland Voices, who will perform it in the summer of July 2023.
Misty Morning (SSAATTBB) It’s one of Bob Marley’s songs arranged in a sort-of reggae style, with lots of vocal percussion, and a slight alteration of the ending, which fades out on Bob Marley’s recording.
Only You (TTTBBB). A song made popular by Yazoo, and also The Flying Pickets.
Somebody To Love (SATB) It’s the Freddie Mercury/Queen song.
Sunny Afternoon (SATB) A song by The Kinks. This arrangement was made in 2023 for The Bridge Singers. They’ll be performing in summer 23, along with Days!
Teo Torriatte (SATB) A Queen song by Brian May. Below is the original lockdown video that we made with all the problems of individual recording and mass editing together that we grappled with in the lockdowns. The video is special to The Bridge Singers though as it typifies what we went through, and tells very clearly the story of our creativity during the lockdowns of 2020. We did sing the song again in 2022, all together and making a much better sound. You can also hear a snippet of this below.
The Washing On The Siegfried Line (TTBB) Another jolly wartime song.
The Way Old Friends Do (SATB). It’s the ABBA song. The Bridge Singers sang it lots during the Zoom phase of our lifetime, and then on into 2021 when we could sing outside and together again. Here is our lockdown version of it:
When A Child Is Born (TTBB or SATB). It’s the song that in my mind is always sung by Jonny Mathis! Both versions have been performed a few times, but no recording as yet…