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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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.35
SSA 
$2.35
TTBB 
$2.35
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
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
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
$1.95
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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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
$1.95
P/A CD 
$24.95
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
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
Deep Peace Deep Peace (A Celtic Blessing)
Brian Tate - Hal Leonard Corporation

This Celtic blessing is well known and loved in many different versions and this a cappella setting will be especially effective as a gentle closing number or encore for school and community choirs.... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
Enter with Singing Enter with Singing
Cristi Cary Miller - Hal Leonard Corporation

An opening trumpet fanfare sets the festive tone for this original concert work in which two independent melodies are introduced and later combine for a final flourish.  An excellent processional or concert... view details
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Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Teaching P/A CD 
$22.99
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
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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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Unison/Two-Part 
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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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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... 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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How Can I Stop Singing My Song? How Can I Stop Singing My Song?
Cynthia Gray - Heritage Music Press

A strong choice for any concert program! Celebrating the power of music, this spectacular original in minor mode is full of driving rhythmic excitement clear through to its exhilarating conclusion! In stunning... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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 Hughes,... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$29.95
Orchestration 
$59.95
It Takes a Village It Takes a Village
Joan Szymko - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

The familiar African saying, "It takes a village to raise a child," is appropriately set to tribal-sounding music in this marvelous cross-cultural feature.  A great closer, this piece is a proven audience... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSAA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
TTBB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
A Joyful Song A Joyful Song
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

This jubilant, accessible original will add flourish and excitement to your performance.  The strong opening theme leads to a colorful contrasting middle section, and the buoyant recapitulation propels the... 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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
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
$1.80