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Secular Concert Openers and Closers (41)
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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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SATB 
$2.00
SAB 
$2.95
SSA 
$2.95
Two-Part 
$2.00
P/A CD 
$27.99
Instrumental Parts 
$40.00
At Christmas Time At Christmas Time
Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

Bring each section of the choir down a different aisle to add a theatrical element to the opening of your program and highlight the antiphonal qualities of this piece. Built upon three accessible parts in... view details

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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
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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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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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
$1.95
SSA 
MAMedium-Advanced
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
Come My Little Children Come My Little Children
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

A charming text about music from beloved children's writer Robert Louis Stevenson. The conservative vocal ranges and lilting lines are just right for younger choirs. A delicate flute obbligato (included in... view details

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Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.85
P/A CD 
$27.99
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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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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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
It's a Grand Night for Singing It's a Grand Night for Singing
Rodgers & Hammerstein/arr. Jerry Rubino - Hal Leonard Corporation

For the advanced concert choir, this arrangement of Rodgers and Hammerstein's song from the 1945 production "State Fair" is a great opener or concert theme!

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Joy Be With You All Joy Be With You All
Douglas E. Wagner - Alfred Music Publishing

This thoughtful closing sentiment is appropriate for any time of year. Imagine your singers joining hands as they blend and tune their voices. Just when you think you've heard the finest of a cappella... 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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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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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
La Musica La Musica (The Music)
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

With all the scintillating energy of Cuba in the 1960's, La Musica is built upon a hypnotic rhythmic pulse, smooth Latin harmonies, and a haunting melody that is guaranteed to raise the temperature in any... view details
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$2.25
SAB 
$2.25
Two-Part 
$2.25
P/A CD 
$22.95
Instrumental Parts 
$25.00
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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MEMedium Easy
$1.80
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.80
P/A CD 
$26.99
Instrumental Parts 
$40.00
Let the Song Begin Let the Song Begin
Donald Moore - Alfred Music Publishing

Here's an original madrigal that's an excellent teaching piece for three-part choirs.  Independent vocal lines, terraced dynamics, and a joyful "music" text make it an appealing concert opener or a cappella... view details
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Like the Beat of a Drum Like the Beat of a Drum
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

"There's a change on the horizon, there's a change that's sure to come.  And that change is strong and steady, like the beat of a drum..."  This piece delivers a positive message: Be true to what you believe... view details
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Livin' on a Prayer Livin' on a Prayer
arr. Mac Huff - Hal Leonard Corporation

This 1987 rock super-hit by Bon Jovi has become one of the cultural touchstones of our time!  The lyrics tell a story about overcoming adversity with the power of love - a message everyone, young and old, can... view details
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SATB 
$1.90
SAB 
$1.95
SSA 
$1.90
P/A CD 
$26.99