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A Blessing A Blessing
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

With words from traditional Irish blessings and additional new words by the composer, this lovely, touching original is ideal as a concert closer or for end-of-year concerts. "May love and laughter light your... 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... 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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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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SSATBB 
MAMedium-Advanced
$2.10
SSA 
MAMedium-Advanced
$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
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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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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SATB 
EEasy
$2.10
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
 
CD 
$39.95
Jubilate Deo Alleluia! Jubilate Deo Alleluia!
Judith Herrington - Pavane Publishing

This is a fantastic festival piece! The Latin words taken from the Psalms are joyful, and the parts are easily learned. The antiphonal nature of the work sets it apart as a great concert opener or... view details

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
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
$2.10
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Let All Nations Sing Let All Nations Sing
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

This joyous, majestic original fanfare will get everyone's blood circulating! With lots of echo singing, the work is invigorating and easy to learn, and it makes an excellent concert opener. "Let all nations... view details
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SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.80
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
P/A CD 
$26.99
Instrumental Parts 
$40.00
Let Freedom Ring! Let Freedom Ring! (with "America, the Beautiful")
Ruth Morris Gray - Alfred Music Publishing

"My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty..." The familiar words of America are set to a sweeping new melody, which leads to a stirring original chorus. Then, a fully harmonized refrain of... view details

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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
 
CD 
$44.95
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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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.10
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
 
CD 
$44.95
Sing Your Song Sing Your Song
Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

"No matter what the melody, sing your song. High or low, in harmony, sing your song..." This easy, singable piece teaches an important lesson for young singers: although each of us is different, we can find... view details
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Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.80
P/A CD 
$27.99
Sing Your Way Home Sing Your Way Home
Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

Deeply expressive, an old poem is treated with rich harmonies to become a moving closer for concerts or festivals. Written with an ear to the a cappella glee club tradition, the incorporation of Dvorak's... view details
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TTBB 
MMedium
$2.50
Sing a Mighty Song! Sing a Mighty Song!
Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

Commissioned by the Indiana Music Educators Association for the 2011 Middle School Honor Choir, this exuberant festival opener begins with "Alleluias" then builds over an exciting piano accompaniment to the... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
 
Multi-Song Accomp. CD 
$44.99
Thankful Thankful
Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster & Richard Page/arr.Tom Fettke - Hal Leonard Corporation

From the Josh Groban Noel CD comes this tender ballad that encourages everyone simply to look around us for reminders of God's faithfulness. Tom Fettke's inclusion of Thanks to God brings this choral... view details
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Until We Sing Again Until We Sing Again
Joseph M. Martin - Hal Leonard Corporation

A musician's benediction, this choral original is at home in school concerts as well as church sanctuaries. Commissioned to honor a beloved conductor, this text celebrates the community created by singing.... view details

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Viva La Musica! Viva La Musica!
David Brunner - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Viva La Musica! is a wonderful theme for any concert. This exuberant work opens with a strong, bold, unison exclamation, vividly expressing the text and musical idea.

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Wink to the Little Baby Wink to the Little Baby
Mary Goetze - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

This playful piece uses snippets of familiar folk songs, including barking and other animal sounds, to make a thoroughly delightful novelty number for young choirs! Bouncy, with a Scottish lilt, it's easy and... view details
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Yo Vivo Cantando! Yo Vivo Cantando!
Jerry Estes - Heritage Music Press

Lend a Latin-American flair to your concert with this exuberant original piece about the joys of singing. The title phrase is the only Spanish text. The combination of catchy melodies that are easy to learn,... view details
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Unison 
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95