Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Billy Joel
Arranger:   Mac Huff
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   08621329
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied


Peg Sorensen
North St. Paul High School 2006
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

“Movin’ Out” is a Broadway musical containing all Billy Joel songs. This medley includes “River of Dreams” and “Keeping the Faith.” If your students are Billy Joel fans, they will enjoy this piece. “River of Dreams” requires an excellent soloist who can carry the song. The soloist sings the melody and the chorus needs to echo with clear, precise rhythms, accenting the syncopations. “Keeping the Faith” is in a charging double-time rock tempo. The piano accompaniment is very simple, however, so you would definitely need to add other instruments, especially drums and electric bass, to create the driving rhythm you need. Have fun!

also SAB and 2-part
Instrumental Pak and Show Trax CD available