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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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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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Clap Your Hands Clap Your Hands
arr. Paul Carey - Hal Leonard Corporation

Clap, stomp, shake and sing this lively arrangement of the American folk tune Old Joe Clark. With rhythmic twists, percussion, and movement suggestions, this is a fun showstopper that will be a... view details

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$2.25
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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EEasy
$1.95
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EEasy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.99
Deep Peace 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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MEMedium Easy
$1.90
Don't Stop the Music Don't Stop the Music
arr. Deke Sharon - Hal Leonard Corporation

The movie "Pitch Perfect" starts with a bang, and this is it: The Treblemakers arrangement of the modern Rihanna classic. It's the perfect show opener or closer for your male a cappella group (four parts plus... view details
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$1.95
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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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
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
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MEMedium Easy
$1.90
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MEMedium Easy
$1.90
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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Goodnight, My Someone Goodnight, My Someone
Meredith Willson/arr. Zegree - Hal Leonard Corporation

This easy a cappella setting of the sweet love song from "The Music Man" is an absolute delight to sing and hear.  The smooth vocal lines and expressive, jazz-tinged harmonies flow gracefully, making it an... view details
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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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Kenyan Welcome Songs Kenyan Welcome Songs
arr. Tim Gregory - Hal Leonard Corporation

This joyful set of traditional Kenyan songs is published as a mini-collection, but may be performed as a continuous medley, all in the same key and at the same bright tempo. Scored for solo or duet and... view details
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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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$26.99
May the Road Rise Up May the Road Rise Up (Traditional Gaelic Blessing)
arr. Jay Rouse - Shawnee Press

Simple, elegant, and useful for all age levels, this setting of the traditional Irish blessing is a perfect closing selection for concert, festival or graduation. It really does justice to the traditional text... view details
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More I Cannot Wish You More I Cannot Wish You
arr. Steve Zegree - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is a concert version of the ballad from "Guys and Dolls" that is absolutely stunning! A wonderful opportunity to develop blend, phrasing and intonation, it expresses a heartwarming sentiment that is... view details
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Music Down in My Soul Music Down in My Soul
Moses Hogan - Hal Leonard Corporation

Premiered at the World Choral Symposium in Minneapolis, this gospel praise song was inspired by the spiritual Over My Head. The dynamic piano accompaniment adds to the excitement, making this a... view details
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MMedium
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MMedium
$1.90
My America My America
Laura Farnell - Hal Leonard Corporation

This short medley of three patriotic classics will bring an inspiring conclusion to concert and festival performances! Program it for treble or male choir, or in combination for a powerful mixed choir concert... view details
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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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Rejoice and Sing! Rejoice and Sing!
Rollo Dilworth - Hal Leonard Corporation

Set at a medium gospel swing tempo and incorporating the spiritual I'm Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing, this joyful selection is an excellent combination of original and traditional material. A... view details
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Rise Up and Sing Rise Up and Sing
arr. Mac Huff - Hal Leonard Corporation

This dramatic, powerful original will be an uplifting concert theme or opener with an inspirational text that pays tribute to the power of music in our lives. Solo opportunities, great choreography... view details
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So Long, Farewell So Long, Farewell
Rodgers & Hammerstein/arr. Ed Lojeski - Hal Leonard Corporation

Say "Good night" to your audience just like the Von Trapp family with this favorite from "The Sound of Music."  It's the perfect closer or encore number! ... view details
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Thankful Thankful
Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster and Richard Page/arr.Tom Fettke - Hal Leonard Corporation

From the Josh Groban Noel CD comes this tender ballad that encourages everyone simply to look around us for reminders of God's faithfulness. Tom Fettke's inclusion of Thanks to God brings this choral... view details
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Viva La Musica! Viva La Musica!
David Brunner - Boosey & Hawkes

Translated as, "Long live music," the title phrase is the only Spanish text in this boldly stated a cappella concert opener. The opening musical statement in unison is followed quickly by a dance-like,... view details
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