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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
Exsultate Deo Rejoice Exsultate Deo Rejoice
Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

This joyous work in Latin and English is perfect as a processional or opening number for your concert. Just enough repetition makes it ideal for young voices, and the optional notes in the three-part edition... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$1.90
Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.90
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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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
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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Ode to Peace Ode to Peace (Based on the finale to Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9")
Jill Gallina - Shawnee Press

Jill has created a partner song, adding original lyrics and an original countermelody to Beethoven's Ode To Joy. A hopeful message of world peace is conveyed in a fun way that young singers will... view details
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Sing Your Way Home Sing Your Way Home
Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

Deeply expressive, an old poem is treated with rich harmonies to become a moving closer for concerts or festivals. Written with an ear to the a cappella glee club tradition, the incorporation of Dvorak's... view details
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TTBB 
MMedium
$1.80
Sing a Mighty Song! Sing a Mighty Song!
Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

Commissioned by the Indiana Music Educators Association for the 2011 Middle School Honor Choir, this exuberant festival opener begins with "Alleluias" then builds over an exciting piano accompaniment to the... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Song for the Unsung Hero Song for the Unsung Hero
Pamela & Joseph Martin - Shawnee Press

Of the compositions written in the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11, none is more compelling and deeply moving than this stunning tribute to all those who serve and protect. Joe Martin's rich melody is bathed... view details
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SATB 
$2.00
SAB 
$2.00
Two-Part 
$1.90
TTBB 
$1.80
P/A CD 
$26.99
Orchestration CD-ROM
$60.00
The Song Has Just Begun The Song Has Just Begun
Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

"The music of our life is filled with wonder. Each person has a special song to sing..." As a concert opener or closer, for graduation, or for any occasion when music is celebrated, this is a piece you will... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.80
We're Here to Sing We're Here to Sing
Robert Schumann/arr. Delanoy & Aranowski - Shawnee Press

Also known as The Happy Farmer, this familiar tune is probably best remembered from its use in the soundtrack for "The Wizard of Oz." Set to delightful lyrics, in partner-style, the arrangement is... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Why We Sing Why We Sing
Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

The consummate concert closer!  "A sound of hope, a sound of peace, a sound that celebrates and speaks what we believe.  A sound of love, a sound so strong.  It's amazing what is given when we share a song.... view details
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SATB 
EEasy
$1.90
SAB 
EEasy
$1.90
Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.90
SSAA 
EEasy
$2.25
TTBB 
EEasy
$1.80
P/A CD 
$26.99
Instrumental Parts Full Orchestra
$55.00