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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
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
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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.80
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
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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SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
 
CD 
$44.95
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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SATB 
EEasy
$1.80
SAB 
EEasy
$1.80
SSA 
EEasy
$1.80
Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.55
Instrumental Parts 
$0.00
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
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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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
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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Let There Be Peace on Earth Let There Be Peace on Earth
arr. Mark Hayes - Carl Fischer LLC

Part of Mark's mastery in the choral music idiom is his skill with a simple melody and heartfelt sentiment. The Sy Miller/Jill Jackson standard is handled simply and tenderly in this new setting that uses an... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Unison/Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
P/A CD 
$19.95
Instrumental Parts Orch w/Score
$75.00
Instrumental Parts Full Score
$12.00
Let There Be Peace on Earth Let There Be Peace on Earth
arr. Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

This crystal clear arrangement begins tenderly, pensively, then grows and grows to a powerful finish.  The universal call for world peace expressed by the familiar text is as relevant today as when this simple... view details
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SATB 
EEasy
$1.85
SAB 
EEasy
$2.25
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.25
P/A CD 
$27.99
Instrumental Parts 
$20.00
The Lord Bless You and Keep You The Lord Bless You and Keep You
John Rutter - Oxford University Press

A tender prayer, sensitively set to music by the incomparable John Rutter.  The gentle accompaniment and simple, lyrical voice parts combine to create one of the sweetest anthems your choir will ever sing!... view details
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SATB 
MMedium
$1.75
SAB 
MMedium
$1.70
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.70
Instrumental Parts for SATB Version
$40.00
Full Score for SATB Version
$19.95
Orchestration for SATB Version
$0.00
The Lord Bless You and Keep You The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Peter Lutkin - Boston Music Company

Excellent as a benediction or closing number, this is a piece you're sure to pick up often. May be done with or without accompaniment. ... view details
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SATB 
EEasy
$1.75
Make a Joyful Noise! Make a Joyful Noise!
Karin Redekopp Edwards & Helen Litz - Choristers Guild

This dramatic and dynamic fanfare or call to worship with a text from Psalm 100, verses 1 and 2 is enhanced by a vibrant, rhythmic piano accompaniment. An exuberant and energetic showcase for treble choirs... view details

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SSA 
EEasy
$1.95
May the Road Rise Up May the Road Rise Up (Traditional Gaelic Blessing)
arr. Jay Rouse - Shawnee Press

Simple, elegant, and useful for all age levels, this setting of the traditional Irish blessing is a perfect closing selection for concert, festival or graduation. It really does justice to the traditional text... view details
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May the Road Rise to Meet You May the Road Rise to Meet You
Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

Don't miss this elegant setting of the traditional Irish Blessing - it is beautifully melodic and singable. With lyrical vocal lines and a gently flowing accompaniment, it is the ideal closer for any... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10