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Another Op'nin', Another Show Another Op'nin', Another Show
Cole Porter/arr. Kern - Alfred Music Publishing

From the musical "Kiss Me, Kate" comes this quintessential Broadway opener, spectacularly arranged for today's choirs.  It's a classic "show-biz" two-beat song, complete with unforgettable lyrics about the... view details
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Be a Candle of Hope Be a Candle of Hope
Becki Slagle Mayo - Lorenz Corporation

A wonderful candle-lighting song for young voices! "Be a candle of hope, be a candle of light, a beacon of truth in a dark, hopeless night. Share the light with a friend and watch the flame grow. The more... view details
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The Blessing The Blessing
arr. Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

This a cappella Celtic Woman song is a sensitive, tender reflection of the love between two people and their gratefulness for each other. A wonderful tribute to love! "In the morning when you rise, I bless

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The Call of Music The Call of Music
Joseph M. Martin - Hal Leonard Corporation

A confident invitation to song, this artful choral is a celebration of the power of music in our lives. The positive message will inspire and encourage your musicians to change the world with song.

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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
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 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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Celebrate Music Celebrate Music
Joseph M. Martin - Hal Leonard Corporation

Create a joyful celebration with this festive work that affirms the positive power of music in our lives. Opening with bright syncopations and accessible mixed meter, it is a brilliant display of fine choral... view details
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Celebrate and Sing Celebrate and Sing
Laura Farnell - Alfred Music Publishing

This joyful work makes a brilliant program opener, closer, or theme. Smartly crafted to be impressive in concert or contest, it is especially effective with the syncopated percussion parts available from the... view details
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A Choral Flourish A Choral Flourish
Linda Spevacek - Heritage Music Press

An invigorating work, full of wonderful contrasts in vocal textures and dynamics! "Plaudite, plaudite, clap your hands. Psallite, psallite, play your strings" is a recurrent motive that fuels the excitement... view details
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Level
Price
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SSATBB 
MAMedium-Advanced
$2.10
SSA 
MAMedium-Advanced
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Clap Your Hands Clap Your Hands
arr. Paul Carey - Hal Leonard Corporation

Clap, stomp, shake and sing this lively arrangement of the American folk tune Old Joe Clark. With rhythmic twists, percussion, and movement suggestions, this is a fun showstopper that will be a

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Clap Your Hands Clap Your Hands
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

Here's a captivating choral work written especially for 2-part and developing SSA choirs. Energetic vocal lines are punctuated by rhythmic handclaps, added layer upon layer to create a festive contemporary... view details
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Come My Little Children Come My Little Children
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

A charming text about music from beloved children's writer Robert Louis Stevenson. The conservative vocal ranges and lilting lines are just right for younger choirs. A delicate flute obbligato (included in

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Come to the Music Come to the Music
Joseph Martin - Shawnee Press

Commissioned for a premiere performance at the Texas Music Educators Association 2000 convention, Joseph Martin's Come to the Music is alive and electric with driving rhythm, memorable melodies,

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Don't Stop the Music Don't Stop the Music
arr. Deke Sharon - Hal Leonard Corporation

The movie "Pitch Perfect" starts with a bang, and this is it: The Treblemakers arrangement of the modern Rihanna classic. It's the perfect show opener or closer for your male a cappella group (four parts plus... view details
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Everlasting Melody Everlasting Melody
Rollo Dilworth - Hal Leonard Corporation

This gospel-style original will set every toe tapping and fill every heart with harmony! Well-written vocal and piano parts ensure success, and the positive message is relevant to choirs of all ages. It's the... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
P/A CD 
$26.99
Exaudi Laudate Exaudi Laudate
Beverly Patton - Heritage Music Press

This high-energy piece in a contemporary style is perfect as an opener in a concert or festival setting. Featuring a Latin text, the opening fanfare-like section leads to a contrapuntal middle section

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Go Ye into All the World Go Ye into All the World
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

Your choirs will delight in performing this majestic and rhythmic song of joy. Echoes and a contrasting counterpoint "Sing Jubilate Deo" section make it easy to assemble. Download free parts for trumpet and... view details
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Good People, Be Ye Glad Good People, Be Ye Glad
Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

New words and original music add to the melody from Henry Purcell's spirited "Sing for Joy" to create a perfect opening holiday choral work. Unison singing introduces the melody, which develops into

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Goodnight, My Someone Goodnight, My Someone
Meredith Willson/arr. Zegree - Hal Leonard Corporation

This easy a cappella setting of the sweet love song from "The Music Man" is an absolute delight to sing and hear.  The smooth vocal lines and expressive, jazz-tinged harmonies flow gracefully, making it an... view details
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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

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