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Vocal Works

Click to proceed to the Solo Bank - Titles page.

This page will appear through October 31, 2017.

What's New at Vocal-Works.com?

Of course, there's a new Featured Solo every day and new recorded solos every week, but I'm happy to announce:

  • The greatly expanded Sheet Music page gives leads to sheet music for 80% of the 1,200+ solos in the Solo Bank.

  • Vocal Works can now provide nearly 90 public domain solos.  (See the Sheet Music page.)

  • From the Sheet Music page you can access the lyrics of those 90 public domain solos.

  • I have started a bulletin board for continuing discussions of what you're going to sing, how to find out-of-print music, discussion of concerns specific to music committees, singers, and accompanists and any solo-related issues you would like to raise.  For now, you don't have to register to participate.  Check it out at www.ChurchSoloTalk.freeforums.net.

Does the Solo Bank have value?

That's for you to say.  I have been building and maintaining it for 14 years with no compensation and growing expenses.  Currently it costs about $50 for most of the new recordings added, and the time has come to ask those who use this service which will remain freely accessible to help keep it going.

I have always trusted God as my source of infinite supply.  I trust still, and my supply comes in ideas, and idea that has come lately to me is to give those who use the Vocal Works site and the Solo Bank, the opportunity to play an active role in keeping it going through financial donation.

Also, the time will come when I won't be able to tend this site daily as I have done for 14 years.  To ensure that it won't disappear forever, I propose to establish a nonprofit corporation to take ownership of it.  And setting up such a corporation requires covering some initial expenses.

So if you believe the Solo Bank has value and you want to preserve its free accessibility for years to come I ask that you consider donating to this effort.

What would be most helpful would be continuing support:

  • A couple of dollars a month if you are an occasional user

  • Perhaps $5 a month if you use the Solo Bank frequently, say, as a soloist or music committee member

  • Perhaps $10 a month if you use the Solo Bank to regularly research and select solos for your church

  • Perhaps $20 a month if you play these recordings frequently in your church services (see note at the bottom of the page)

But one-time support is also much appreciated.

Making a donation via PayPal is the easiest.  You can simply click on one of the buttons below to go to the secured PayPal site. 

One-time Donation

No PayPal account is required for a one-time donation.  You can use your credit card.

Continuing Donation

You will need a PayPal account for a continuing donation or "subscription."  Clicking below leads you to enter credit card information and the start of the simple PayPal registration process.  You'll find a PayPal account convenient way to pay for things online and safer than giving your credit card information to one online seller after another.

Support options

Canceling Your Continuing Donation

This button is in case you change your mind right away.  Canceling or "unsubscribing" from within your PayPal account can, of course, be done at any time.

Special note:  If you use Solo Bank recordings at services for your church or society, please keep in mind that, except for music that is in the public domain, you should own the music.  This is especially important for music that is currently being sold by organizations like Watchfire Music or publishers like Lorenz, Beckenhorst Press, Hope Publishing, Darcey Press, etc.  In the case of the latter, you should purchase two copies of the original choral music, and you can find the contact information for these organizations in the Sheet Music page.

Click to proceed to the Solo Bank - Titles page.

This page will appear through October 31, 2017.