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African Processional African Processional
D.B. Montoya & Carah Reed - Pavane Publishing

A cross-cultural celebration! Begin your performance or concert theme with this festive, rhythmic processional that features layered African drum ostinati and homophonic chordal harmonies.  Accessible to learn... view details
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Ain't Got Time to Die Ain't Got Time to Die
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs - National Music Publishers

How is it possible to keep a spiritual favorite rooted in the past but sounding so new?  In this arena, Stacey Gibbs is superb.  This energetic arrangement was premiered at the ACDA National... view details

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TTBB 
$2.45
All You Need Is Love All You Need Is Love
LENNON/MCCARTNEY / BILLINGSLEY, A - Hal Leonard Corporation

This arrangement of the 1967 #1 hit by the Beatles will be a popular addition to any concert. Great closer! Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00. 12 p.... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.99
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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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
Awaken, Arise! Awaken, Arise!
Amy F. Bernon - Heritage Music Press

This rousing madrigal-style original exudes energy and a lively pulse, with an especially nice piano part. The text exclaims that this fine day is "for all takers, all wakers, the wishful and wise." Perfect... view details
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SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
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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Behold, How Good Behold, How Good
Michael John Trotta - MorningStar Music Publishers

Inspired by Psalm 133, composer Michael John Trotta has written a lovely a cappella piece that celebrates the unity of brotherhood among all people. This calm, sonorous work is the perfect choice for a... view details

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SATB 
MMedium
$1.70
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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MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
Unison 
MEMedium Easy
$1.60
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... view details

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SATB 
$1.95
SSA 
$1.95
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
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 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 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
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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Celebrate with Music! Celebrate with Music!
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

Opening joyfully with men and women singing in octaves, this exuberant original is a distinctive, energetic way to open your concert! With a middle section featuring treble or children's voices, an ending... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
P/A CD 
$24.95