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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
$2.15
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
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

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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.10
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$27.95
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
$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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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

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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 Today Celebrate Today
Reginal Wright - Carl Fischer LLC

"Wake the song of joy and gladness, celebrate this festive day." With shifting moods from rhythmically driving to smooth and subtle, this joyful and celebratory piece is appropriate for any concert

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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.25
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 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
$2.30
SSA 
EEasy
$1.80
Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.55
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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Consider Yourself Consider Yourself
arr. John Leavitt - Hal Leonard Corporation

From the ever-popular Broadway musical "Oliver" comes this rollicking production number! John Leavitt's sparkling arrangement for younger choirs will make your audience feel right at home and get your concert... view details
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SAB 
EEasy
$2.25
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.15
P/A CD 
$26.99
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
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 Accompaniment CD 
$44.99
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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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 Fanfare Gloria Fanfare
Laura Farnell - BriLee Music Publishing

A brilliant, trumpet-like choral fanfare opens this regal work and reappears throughout in response to the softer, contrasting passages. Lots of block chords and a bright tempo help to make this a terrific

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
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

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Gratias Agimus Tibi Gratias Agimus Tibi
Lon Beery - BriLee Music Publishing

This dynamic work, propelled by its rhythmic force and its contrasting lyric section, is perfect for the young developing ensemble. The syncopated rhythms are sung in ensemble, so that they can be learned

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95