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All School Choir ››  Secular Concert Openers and Closers (62)
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African Processional
D.B. Montoya & Carah Reed - Pavane Publishing

A cross-cultural celebration! Begin your performance or concert theme with this festive, rhythmic processional that features layered African drum ostinati and homophonic chordal harmonies.  Accessible to learn... view details

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.35
SSA 
$2.35
TTBB 
$2.35
And Wherever You Go
Douglas E. Wagner - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Perfect as a concert closer, benediction or choral blessing, this original will be a favorite for year-end or graduation performances.  Beautiful melodic lines and flowing choral scoring make this a lovely... view details

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SATB 
$1.85
Two-Part Mixed 
$2.25
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
Instrumental Parts 
$40.00
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
SATB 
$2.05
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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SATB 
EEasy
$1.80
SATB 
EEasy
$1.80
SAB 
EEasy
$1.80
SAB 
EEasy
$2.95
SSA 
EEasy
$1.80
SSA 
EEasy
$1.80
Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.80
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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.80
SATB 
$1.80
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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.80
SATB 
$1.80
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.80
Three-Part Mixed 
$1.80
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.80
SSA 
$1.80
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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.95
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.95
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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$24.95
Child of Tomorrow
Mark Patterson - BriLee Music Publishing

"Child of tomorrow, look now and see, this world awaits you and all that you'll be.  Yours are the heavens and yours are the seas, child of tomorrow, go forth and follow your dream."  This beautiful text is... view details

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SATB 
$1.80
Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.80
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
SSA 
MAMedium-Advanced
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
A Clare Benediction
John Rutter - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

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
$1.70
SAB 
EEasy
$1.70
SSA 
EEasy
$1.55
Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.30
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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SATB 
MMedium
$2.55
SAB 
MMedium
$2.55
TTBB 
MMedium
$2.55
SSAA 
MMedium
$2.55
P/A CD 
$26.99
Orchestration 
$69.95
Deep Peace (A Celtic Blessing)
Brian Tate - Hal Leonard Corporation

This Celtic blessing is well known and loved in many different versions and this a cappella setting will be especially effective as a gentle closing number or encore for school and community choirs.... view details

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
Deep Peace
Daniel Nelson - GIA Publications

This Gaelic blessing is a beautiful way to dismiss your congregation, or to say "good-night" to your concert audience.  It is that final lyric choral moment remembered long after the music fades away. Deeply... view details

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SATB 
$1.60
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
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
P/A CD 
$24.95
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
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
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
The Girl I Left Behind Me
arr. Dan Forrest - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

This setting of an early colonial folk song is just plain fun!  Arranged for mixed chorus with piano four-hands and violin, it will be a hit in rehearsal and performance. It will make a great concert closer,... view details

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SATB 
$2.20
Give Me Music
Amy F. Bernon - Heritage Music Press

A festive celebration of the transcendent power of music to make life whole and meaningful, this unusual, lesser-known text is given a fresh treatment through Amy's unique compositional voice. Give Me... view details

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SATB 
MMedium
$2.25
Gloria
David Giardiniere - Heritage Music Press

Launch into your next concert or festival appearance with this animated original that explores major and minor tonalities within a playful rhythmic context.  Singable, expressive, and at times dramatic, with a... view details

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95