Disco Classics, Volume 1 arranged by Charles Beale. Choir Secular. For with Piano (3-Part Mixed Choir (SAB)). Book; Choral Collection. Faber Edition. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-0571526276).
This collection was devised in celebration of the fantastic, sequin-encrusted world that was the 1970s. Not only well-written songs in their own right, full of musical nuance, pacing and drama, these are also some of the most well-known recordings in popular music - and great fun!
The Bee Gees 1979 hit Tragedy, is a sophisticated piece of pop music, with carefully thought-out melodies, key changes and dynamics. The Weather Girls 1982 hit of It's Raining Men is a big-voice number and an enduring comp classic. Y.M.C.A. was also a 1979 hit, and performed by the novelty group, Village People. This arrangement is features a percussion breakdown and some textural effects to create a more substantial concert closer or encore.