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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
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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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 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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Cantate! Cantate!
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Choristers Guild

Add some flourish to your next concert by programming this jubilant original featuring a macaronic text of Latin and English. Some accessible mixed meter adventures are sprinkled throughout this dynamic... view details

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SAB 
EEasy
$1.95
Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$27.95
Christmas Wishes Christmas Wishes
Ruth Morris Gray - Heritage Music Press

"Look, the trees are bright, strung with twinkling lights; there's excitement in the air!" It's true! This playful piece will put excitement in the air for singers and audiences alike. Quoting We Wish... view details

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Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
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,... view details

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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
Festive Processional Festive Processional
Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

This joyful original piece has a medieval flavor and is suitable for a wide variety of performances: madrigal dinners, holiday concerts and many other festive occasions. Optional hand percussion and... view details
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Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.10
Gaudeamus Hodie Gaudeamus Hodie
Earlene Rentz - Carl Fischer LLC

The strong, driving rhythms and exciting dynamic contrasts of this Latin setting will keep your audience and choir engaged right up to the final vigorous "Hallelujah!"  This is very catchy, fun to sing and... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Unison/Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
TBB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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
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... 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... view details

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Hello, Hello! Hello, Hello!
Eric Lane Barnes - Shawnee Press

Here's a delightful romp of singing and choreography!  It begins with a bright, happy "hello" theme that welcomes the audience to your show.  The next section has rhythmic speech-choreography that's a snap to... view details
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Two-Part 
$2.50
P/A CD 
$26.99
I Dream a World I Dream a World
Andre Thomas - Heritage Music Press

"I dream a world where man no other man will scorn, where love will bless the earth and peace its paths adorn..." The introspective and contemplative lyrics of the great African-American poet Langston... view details

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
SSAA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$29.95
P/A CD Full Orchestra
$26.95
Orchestration 
$59.95
In the Name of Music In the Name of Music
Wanetta Hill & Victor C. Johnson - Shawnee Press

"In the name of music, I shall sing of breathtaking wonders and beautiful things..." You will not find a better music-themed piece for your choir! Superb in music and text, this offers an ideal opportunity... view details

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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
Let There Be Song Let There Be Song
Dave & Jean Perry - BriLee Music Publishing

"Let every heart be blessed with music."  This rhythmic yet graceful work is perfect as an opener.  The lines soar in majesty "like an eagle soaring through the sky" to a powerful ending.  A strong choice for... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.25
Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.95
 
CD 
$30.00
Let Us Sing and Celebrate! Let Us Sing and Celebrate!
Tom Fettke - Heritage Music Press

Strains of the familiar Masterpiece Theatre opening theme combine with an upbeat seasonal text in this joyful piece. Comfortable ranges, step-wise motion, easy melodic skips, and school-friendly lyrics make... view details

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Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
 
Multi-Song P/A CD 
$44.95
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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Ode to Peace Ode to Peace (Based on the finale to Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9")
Jill Gallina - Shawnee Press

Jill has created a partner song, adding original lyrics and an original countermelody to Beethoven's Ode To Joy. A hopeful message of world peace is conveyed in a fun way that young singers will... view details
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Ring the Bells, It's Christmas! Ring the Bells, It's Christmas!
Douglas E. Wagner - Heritage Music Press

This bright, cheerful piece really sparkles for young and developing voices! Easy to sing, with an optional bells part and kid-friendly lyrics, it will make an excellent holiday concert opener!

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Level
Price
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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.10
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
 
Multi-Song P/A CD 
$44.95