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Alfred Music Publishing Releases A Cappella Songbook of Ben Folds Hits

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, July 22, 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922 and the exclusive print publisher of thousands of popular artists, is excited to release Ben Folds Presents University A Cappella!, the album-matching songbook of Ben Folds hits, arranged in various mixed a cappella voicings.

Following the college-driven a cappella craze that has swept the nation, Ben Folds Presents University A Cappella! captures the brilliant musicality of many of Bed Fold’s most popular songs through 16 stunning and unique vocal renditions. Ben Folds fans will discover exciting new arrangements of such hits as “Brick,” “Not the Same, “Still Fighting It,” and many more, while appreciating the creative instrumental vocalizing that is characteristic to the a cappella style.

The album Ben Folds Presents University A Cappella! was created after Ben Folds found inspiration from a college a cappella group that performed one of his songs. After organizing a widely popular contest for such groups to arrange and perform an a cappella rendition of a Ben Folds song, he selected 14 submissions and produced each group and their arrangements to be featured on the compilation album under Sony Records.

Supplemented by two of Ben Folds’ own a cappella arrangements, each of the titles in the songbook are based on the artist-approved arrangements created by the college a cappella groups and featured on the album.

Ben Folds Presents University A Cappella! songbook is now available for $24.99. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at alfred.com.

Titles: Not the Same * Jesusland * Brick * You Don't Know Me * Still Fighting It * Boxing * Selfless, Cold and Composed * Magic * Landed * Time * Effington * Evaporated * Fred Jones Part 2 * Army * Fair * The Luckiest.