Here is a great arrangement of Ken Kraintz’s famous ballad, Goodbye Love. This ballad was a mainstay of the early jazz choirs and had become a favorite with all types of vocal ensembles over the years. It has been translated into several languages and has been recorded all over the world. Ken has added a piano part to enhance the haunting melody that has endured for decades. This will be a favorite with your groups and audiences alike.
Type of ensemble needed: The voicing on this piece needs all three parts to make it sound properly. Melody is carried by the soprano line and supported by the alto and baritone lines.
Technique teaching points: The phrases are quite long, so proper breath support and a legato feel are required to make the piece come alive.
Story line: The lyric line describes the loss of a relationship of some kind. There was an expectation of something that would last, but it has come to an end.
Program placement: This is a stand alone piece that can be featured as a focus point in the middle of your program. It is more of a contemplative piece and not to be used as the opening or closing to your program.
Below is a recording of Goodbye Love performed by UPS. The version provided by ChoirMix has been adapted for younger voices and features a piano part.