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African Processional 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
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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Awake My Soul and Sing! Awake My Soul and Sing!
Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

This celebratory work is solid and rhythmic, featuring a driving accompaniment that helps to fuel the excitement. With options to feature a small ensemble or solo throughout its development, this piece will... view details

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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
Vicki Tucker Courtney - BriLee Music Publishing

Alternating between Latin and English text, this rhythmic, celebratory setting is a fantastic opener for women's choirs! Interesting meter changes, a contrasting middle section, and a simple piano... view details

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SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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 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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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
A Clare Benediction 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
$1.40
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
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
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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
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
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$29.95
Orchestration 
$59.95
I Give You a Song I Give You a Song
Amy Bernon - Heritage Music Press

"I give you a song full of life, full of hope and full of dreams." Light and fanciful, this inspiring original features opportunities for soloists and a message of youthful optimism that everyone will... view details
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SSA 
EEasy
$1.95
Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.95
It Takes a Village It Takes a Village
Joan Szymko - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

The familiar African saying, "It takes a village to raise a child," is appropriately set to tribal-sounding music in this marvelous cross-cultural feature.  A great closer, this piece is a proven audience... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSAA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
TTBB 
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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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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SATB 
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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SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.80
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.80
P/A CD 
$26.99
Instrumental Parts 
$40.00
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
Let There Be Peace on Earth Let There Be Peace on Earth
arr. Kirby Shaw - Hal Leonard Corporation

Once again available, this powerful and inspirational setting is infused with gospel rhythms and soulful harmonies! After a sonorous introduction, the vocals enter simply, growing in fullness and gradually... 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