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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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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 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 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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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$24.95
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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MAMedium-Advanced
$1.95
SSA 
MAMedium-Advanced
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
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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MEMedium Easy
$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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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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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
$1.95
Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.99
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
Do, Lord, Remember Me Do, Lord, Remember Me
Andre J. Thomas - Heritage Music Press

The traditional spiritual Do, Lord, Remember Me is presented here in a rousing, joyful concert setting for better mixed choirs. The inimitable writing style of Andre Thomas shines through every measure... view details
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SATB 
$1.95
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$24.95
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
Give Me Music Give Me Music
Cliff Duren - Lillenas Publishing Co.

This stunning work features a breathtaking string orchestration. Tender and compassionate, the music is full of hope for the weary and oppressed. "All things are shadow, You are substance; all things... view details

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SATB 
$1.75
P/A CD 
$29.99
Orchestration Strings CD-ROM
$29.99
Orchestration CD-ROM
$74.99
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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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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Hello, Hello! Hello, Hello!
Eric Lane Barnes - Shawnee Press

Here's a delightful romp of singing and choreography!  It begins with a bright, happy "hello" theme that welcomes the audience to your show.  The next section has rhythmic speech-choreography that's a snap to... view details
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Two-Part 
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
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
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
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 There Be Music Let There Be Music
Joel Raney - Heritage Music Press

Impressive in its melodic majesty and magnificent accompaniment, this triumphant ode to music will beautifully showcase your choir's talents. Especially effective when programmed as a concert or festival... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
Let There Be Peace Let There Be Peace
arr. Douglas E. Wagner - Heritage Music Press

Let There Be Peace on Earth is cleverly partnered with I've Got Peace Like a River in this multipurpose arrangement. The various voicings are compatible and may be combined for a mass... view details
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SATB 
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$1.95
SSA 
$1.95
TBB 
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
CD Handbells
$26.95
Instrumental Parts Band Score/Parts
$49.95
Instrumental Parts Keyboard/Handbell Score
2+AGEHR-L2+
$9.95
Handbells 
2+AGEHR-L2+
$5.25