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Antiphonal Cantate Antiphonal Cantate
Greg Gilpin - Choristers Guild

Whether performed on risers, as a processional, or encircling the audience, this celebratory fanfare is the perfect opening number for concert or festival and is appropriate for use throughout the school... view details

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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.10
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$27.95
Awake My Soul and Sing! Awake My Soul and Sing!
Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

This celebratory work is solid and rhythmic, featuring a driving accompaniment that helps to fuel the excitement. With options to feature a small ensemble or solo throughout its development, this piece will... view details

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Blessing Blessing
Katie Moran Bart - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

Your congregation will immediately recognize the familiar old Irish verse in this setting that is appropriate as a benediction or when saying farewell to a beloved member. "...And until we meet again, May God... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
Unison 
MEMedium Easy
$1.60
Cantate Domino Cantate Domino
Laura Farnell - Hal Leonard Corporation

Opening with a jubilant vocal pyramid, this vibrant selection is perfect for competition and honor choir performances.  Easily learned Latin phrases alternate with English for an exceptionally rewarding choral... view details
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Cantate Domino Cantate Domino
Patti Drennan - Hal Leonard Corporation

The Latin text of this contemporary concert work is not difficult and the obbligato trumpet adds rhythmic exuberance. An excellent opener for honor choir, high school and community groups! ... view details
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Cantate Domino Cantate Domino
Ken Berg - Walton Music

It's easy and fun to get into the feel of 5/4 meter in this exciting work.  Especially effective as a concert opener, this will challenge your women's choir in a very positive way! ... view details
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SSA 
MMedium
$2.55
Cantate Domino Cantate Domino
Vicki Tucker Courtney - BriLee Music Publishing

Alternating between Latin and English text, this rhythmic, celebratory setting is a fantastic opener for women's choirs! Interesting meter changes, a contrasting middle section, and a simple piano... view details

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SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Cantate Hodie! Cantate Hodie! (Sing Today)
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

A very impressive opener or contest-festival piece! Bright, fanfare-like motives, incisive accompaniment and text in Latin and English work together to make this work a standout for young and developing... view details
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A Clare Benediction A Clare Benediction
John Rutter - Oxford University Press

This extraordinary benediction is dedicated to Clare College in Cambridge, where John Rutter taught for a number of years.  The tranquil setting, vocal ranges, even the choice of tempo and key is remarkable as... view details
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EEasy
$1.80
SAB 
EEasy
$1.80
SSA 
EEasy
$1.80
Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.55
Deep Peace Deep Peace
Daniel Nelson - GIA Publications

This Gaelic blessing is a beautiful way to dismiss your congregation, or to say "good-night" to your concert audience.  It is that final lyric choral moment remembered long after the music fades away. Deeply... view details
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SATB 
$1.70
Do, Lord, Remember Me Do, Lord, Remember Me
Andre J. Thomas - Heritage Music Press

The traditional spiritual Do, Lord, Remember Me is presented here in a rousing, joyful concert setting for better mixed choirs. The inimitable writing style of Andre Thomas shines through every measure... view details
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SATB 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$24.95
Exsultate Deo Rejoice Exsultate Deo Rejoice
Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

This joyous work in Latin and English is perfect as a processional or opening number for your concert. Just enough repetition makes it ideal for young voices, and the optional notes in the three-part edition... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.50
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.50
 
Multi-Song Accomp. CD 
$44.99
Give Me Music Give Me Music
Cliff Duren - Lillenas Publishing Co.

This stunning work features a breathtaking string orchestration. Tender and compassionate, the music is full of hope for the weary and oppressed. "All things are shadow, You are substance; all things... view details

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SATB 
$1.75
P/A CD 
$29.99
Orchestration Strings CD-ROM
$29.99
Orchestration CD-ROM
$74.99
Gloria Gloria
David Giardiniere - Heritage Music Press

Launch into your next concert or festival appearance with this animated original that explores major and minor tonalities within a playful rhythmic context.  Singable, expressive, and at times dramatic, with a... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
 
CD 
$44.95
Gloria Fanfare Gloria Fanfare
Laura Farnell - BriLee Music Publishing

A brilliant, trumpet-like choral fanfare opens this regal work and reappears throughout, in response to the softer, contrasting passages. Lots of block chords and a bright tempo help to make this a terrific... view details
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SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
 
CD 
$25.00
Gratias Agimus Tibi Gratias Agimus Tibi
Lon Beery - BriLee Music Publishing

This dynamic work, propelled by its rhythmic force and its contrasting lyric section, is perfect for the young developing ensemble. The syncopated rhythms are sung in ensemble, so that they can be learned... view details

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Hear the Bells Hear the Bells
Dave Perry & Jean Perry - Alfred Music Publishing

The buoyant compound meter of this jovial Christmas charmer is suggestive of Irish folk music. Tuneful melodies are paired with merry "ding dong" counterlines as this refreshing choral (with processional... view details

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I Will Lift My Voice and Sing! I Will Lift My Voice and Sing!
Victor C. Johnson - Choristers Guild

Victor Johnson's celebratory original features a text adapted from Psalms. Opening with a stately, majestic fanfare, it moves into jubilant high gear featuring a rhythmically driving accompaniment and... view details

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$27.95
Irish Blessing Irish Blessing
Mark Patterson - BriLee Music Publishing

"May the road rise to meet you, may the wind gently blow at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face..." Mark Patterson's original music is very expressive, filled with fresh-sounding chords and... view details
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SATB 
$1.80
SSA 
$1.65
 
CD 
$25.00
 
CD 
$25.00
An Irish Blessing An Irish Blessing
Dominick DiOrio - Carl Fischer LLC

Commissioned by the Texas Choral Directors Association for their Middle School/Junior High Honor Choir 2015, this setting is a grand interpretation of the traditional Gaelic prayer. "May the road rise up to... view details

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SATB 
MMedium
$2.25
The Irish Blessing The Irish Blessing
Joyce Eilers-Bacak - Hal Leonard Corporation

Using the traditional lyric, May the Road Rise Up to Meet You, Joyce's SATB a cappella composition makes an outstanding concert closer. The voice parts are placed within moderate ranges with... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
Jubilate Deo Alleluia! Jubilate Deo Alleluia!
Judith Herrington - Pavane Publishing

This is a fantastic festival piece! The Latin words taken from the Psalms are joyful, and the parts are easily learned. The antiphonal nature of the work sets it apart as a great concert opener or... view details

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Jubilate, Alleluia! Jubilate, Alleluia!
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

Add some flourish and excitement to your program with this ecstatic original that uses both Latin and English texts. The rhythmic opening melody leads to a colorful contrasting middle section featuring the... view details
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Kings' Processional Kings' Processional
Debra Morton - BriLee Music Publishing

This strophic setting, based on an ancient Advent play, depicts each of the three Magi in the bass, baritone and tenor sections, respectively. Effective as a processional, but also successful when performed... view details

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TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95