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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death


Mixing Melody Setting

This setting of Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death is written in Four-Part Mixing Melody Style.  Mixing Melodies Makes Marvelous Music is a unique series of compositions written for high, medium-high, medium, and low voices to be sung as solos, duets, trios, quartets, or in a choral setting. Each part is written to be sung alone or in combination with any of the other parts. Another unique feature is that the parts are limited to the ranges of singers who are experiencing vocal mutation although they may be sung by people of all ages provided their voices are suitable to the range of a particular part. Often beginning readers have difficulty following one specific part in a multiple-score setting, therefore each part is published separately to aid singers who are learning to read music.


Words:  Patrick Henry

Music and Arrangement : Don L. Collins

Four-Part Mixing Melody Style with Piano

Catalog Numbers:

Part 1:  M110001p1

Part II:   M110001p2

Part III:  M110001p3

Part IV:   M110001p4

Choral Score: M110001s



Variable Voicing Setting

This arrangement of Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death is written in Four-Part Variable Voicing Style.  Each of the two settings are characterized by a rock-oriented driving beat.  The accompaniment written for the composition is designed to be played by the piano, but in reality it should be used to communicate the style and mood of the piece. In actual performance it would be more effective if the piano were replaced by authentic rock instruments such as electric guitars, electric bass, organ, drums, etc.  This piece is one of Dr. Collins' most popular compositions.  It is highly appealing to young singers.


Words:  Patrick Henry

Music and Arrangement : Don L. Collins

Four-Part Variable Voicing with       Accompaniment

Catalog Number:  P47434


This work is available in E-Print.


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When you click either setting of Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death you will be able to access an engraved copy of the piece.  When the new page appears, if you haven't already downloaded the scorch plug-in, you will be asked to do so. This plug-in gives you access to all the scores on the Cambiata Press website.  After the music appears on your screen, there are TWO WAYS to view and hear it:


1.  Click the "play" icon and you will hear the piece played electronically, and as it plays, the cursor will lead your vision through the piece.


2.  Click the "Hear Choir Audio" link (upper right hand corner) to hear a choral ensemble sing the piece.  Use the Sibelius "page" icon to move the pages of the engraved copy manually as you listen.  Do not click the "play" icon while the ensemble is singing or you will hear both renditions simultaneously.


The audio choral rendition of the Mixing Melody Setting is somewhat different from the published score. Click the setting (above left) to hear the choral rendition online.  Choose "choral score - all four parts" to access the audio file,

Sung by the

Georgia Mid-Level All-State Choir

Don L. Collins, Conductor



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