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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 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
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
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
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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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
Sy Miller & Jill Jackson/arr. Jay Rouse - PraiseGathering Music Group

Peace has become a focus in everything we do. This stunning arrangement allows you to share those thoughts in a prayerful and worshipful way and is appropriate for many situations throughout the year. This... view details
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SATB 
$1.89
P/A CD 
$24.99
Orchestration 
$59.99
Orchestration CD-ROM
$49.99
DVD Accompaniment
$64.99
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
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
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
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
Music Down in My Soul Music Down in My Soul
Moses Hogan - Hal Leonard Corporation

Premiered at the World Choral Symposium in Minneapolis, this gospel praise song was inspired by the spiritual Over My Head. The dynamic piano accompaniment adds to the excitement, making this a... view details
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SATB 
MMedium
$2.10
SSA 
MMedium
$1.90