Fred Waring Store: DVDs and Books


New – God’s Trombones on DVD!  $24.95

Roy Ringwald took the prayer, “Listen, Lord,” and three of the sermon poems, “The Creation,” “Go Down Death,” and “Judgment Day” from the famous James Weldon Johnson poem for the composition of his remarkable score – a setting for orchestra, chorus, singing and speaking solo voice. The composition was first performed for television on the General Electric sponsored “Fred Waring Show,” January 6, 1952 and recorded for Decca Records June 17, 1952.”

This television performance of God’s Trombones is from a January 6, 1952 and a June 22, 1952 “Fred Waring Show.” The prayer leader is Gertrude Jeanette and the preacher is Frank Davis. Mr. Davis was discovered by Fred Waring when he was recommended for an appearance on the “Varsity Showcase” portion of Waring’s television show. Upon graduation from Xavier University in New Orleans, Mr. Davis joined the Pennsylvanians and sang with them for many years.

Shawnee Press is the exclusive distributor of the God’s Trombones DVD. You can purchase the DVD from Fred Waring’s America or from Shawnee Press (or call 800-962-8584).


Roy Ringwald’s Book of American Carols- Order HERE!

Literally years in the making, this is a masterpiece of research and compilation. Roy Ringwald, arguably one of the finest choral arrangers ever, before his death, compiled this book of 154 carols either first created or first published in America. Arrangements vary for SATB, SSA, unison, etc., most by the master arranger himself. All are reproducible.

Ringwald also included accurate, historical notes about each carol. He spent almost 37 years before his death on this project and we are proud to be able to make it available.

The book is 400 pages, spiral bound and costs $45.00 plus shipping by UPS ground $8.00. Send a check for $53.00 payable to Penn State University, to Fred Waring’s America.

Fred Waring’s America® Collection
The Pennsylvania State University
313 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802