Finding Songs in the Books
Here is a search page where you can look up the location of songs in Rise Again: www.riseupandsing.org/songs/search.
Here is a link for online songlists for Rise Again. We will be entering in the near future the 1200 songs in Rise Up Singing so you can find online songlists and searches for all 2400 songs in our two songbooks. This will make it possible for you to find quickly which book a given song is in.
Finding songs in our books. Rise Up Singing and Rise Again both use the same doubly alphabetized system of organizing songs: Chapters (which contain songs on the same subject or song genre) are arranged in alphabetical order. Within each chapter, songs are also arranged alphabetically by song title (with rare exceptions, mainly when 2 songs use the same tune).
As a result, if you remember what chapter a song is in, then you can go to it immediately without having to look up the page number in the index. However you may not remember or you may "guess wrong". So if you need them there are great indices in both books. You can search easily by title (which also includes alternative titles a song is often known by), artists, songs in languages other than English, Christmas songs, etc.
Artist Indices. For reasons of space the artist index in each book is not comprehensive. During the coming year we will be building a much more complete artist search index on this site where you can search for the songs written by any composer in either songbook. In many cases you will also be able to find songs that are covered by different artists if you want to look them up that way.
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