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Secular Concert Openers and Closers (18)
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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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Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.05
SATB 
$2.05
Blessing Blessing
Katie Moran Bart - Neil A Kjos Music Co

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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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, mixed meter,... view details
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Do You Feel the Rhythm? Do You Feel the Rhythm?
Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

This is sensational! Not a note is sung. Rhythm speech and drums (part included) make it all happen in this fresh, exciting opener. It's a wonderful way to teach rhythm, dynamics, style and choral energy, and... view details
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Four-Part 
$2.50
P/A CD 
$26.99
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
$1.90
Finale from "The Gondoliers" Finale from "The Gondoliers"
Gilbert & Sullivan/Clough-Leighter - E.C. Schirmer Music Co.

This Gilbert & Sullivan selection is great fun for singers and audiences alike, and has enjoyed an enormous popularity since the operetta premiered in December 1889. For the accomplished choir, this... view details
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SATB 
MMedium
$2.80
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
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Unison/Two-Part 
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
$2.15
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$29.95
Orchestration 
$59.95
The Lord Bless You and Keep You The Lord Bless You and Keep You
John Rutter - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

A tender prayer, sensitively set to music by the incomparable John Rutter.  The gentle accompaniment and simple, lyrical voice parts combine to create one of the sweetest anthems your choir will ever sing!... view details
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MMedium
$1.70
SAB 
MMedium
$1.70
SA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.70
Instrumental Parts 
$25.00
The Lord Bless You and Keep You The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Peter Lutkin - Boston Music Company

Excellent as a benediction or closing number, this is a piece you're sure to pick up often. May be done with or without accompaniment. ... view details
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SATB 
EEasy
$1.75
A New Day A New Day
Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

This joyful new a cappella work is an excellent concert and contest piece. Well-crafted part writing makes this a fine choice for developing tuning, phrasing and choral style, and its use of harmony is... view details
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SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
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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Peace I Leave with You Peace I Leave with You
W.A. Mozart/Moore - Alfred Music Publishing

With a melody by Mozart and an arrangement perfectly crafted for your singers by Don Moore, this classic canon setting is excellent for young and developing groups. Add the easy optional C-instrument part and... view details
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Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.90
SATB 
EEasy
$2.25
SAB 
EEasy
$2.25
P/A CD 
$27.99
Song for the Unsung Hero Song for the Unsung Hero
Pamela & Joseph Martin - Shawnee Press

Of the compositions written in the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11, none is more compelling and deeply moving than this stunning tribute to all those who serve and protect. Joe Martin's rich melody is bathed... view details
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SATB 
$2.00
SAB 
$2.00
Two-Part 
$1.90
TTBB 
$1.80
P/A CD 
$26.99
Orchestration CD-ROM
$60.00
When I Close My Eyes When I Close My Eyes
Jim Papoulis & Francisco Nunez - Boosey & Hawkes

"When I close my eyes then I can see that I am not afraid."  This song of confidence and hope for young voices resonates with positive lyrics, a strong melody and an expressive accompaniment for piano and... view details
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Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.99
Why We Sing Why We Sing
Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

The consummate concert closer!  "A sound of hope, a sound of peace, a sound that celebrates and speaks what we believe.  A sound of love, a sound so strong.  It's amazing what is given when we share a song.... view details
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SATB 
EEasy
$1.90
SAB 
EEasy
$1.90
Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.90
SSAA 
EEasy
$2.25
TTBB 
EEasy
$1.80
P/A CD 
$26.99
Instrumental Parts Full Orchestra
$55.00
You Can't Stop the Beat You Can't Stop the Beat (from "Hairspray")
arr. Ed Lojeski - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is the dynamic final number from the Broadway hit show that has more than enough energy to be your concert finale, too. A great beat and an infectious hook will positively bring your listeners to their... view details
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SATB 
$2.25
SAB 
$2.25
Two-Part 
$2.25
P/A CD 
$26.99
Instrumental Parts 
$25.00