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Let Us Sing and Celebrate! Let Us Sing and Celebrate!
Tom Fettke - Heritage Music Press

Strains of the familiar Masterpiece Theatre opening theme combine with an upbeat seasonal text in this joyful piece. Comfortable ranges, step-wise motion, easy melodic skips, and school-friendly lyrics make... view details

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Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
 
CD 
$44.95
Let the Song Begin Let the Song Begin
Donald Moore - Alfred Music Publishing

Here's an original madrigal that's an excellent teaching piece for three-part choirs.  Independent vocal lines, terraced dynamics, and a joyful "music" text make it an appealing concert opener or a cappella... view details
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Like the Beat of a Drum Like the Beat of a Drum
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

"There's a change on the horizon, there's a change that's sure to come.  And that change is strong and steady, like the beat of a drum..."  This piece delivers a positive message: Be true to what you believe... 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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The Lord Bless You and Keep You The Lord Bless You and Keep You
John Rutter - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

A tender prayer, sensitively set to music by the incomparable John Rutter.  The gentle accompaniment and simple, lyrical voice parts combine to create one of the sweetest anthems your choir will ever sing!... view details
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MMedium
$1.75
SAB 
MMedium
$1.70
SA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.70
Instrumental Parts 
$50.00
The Lord Bless You and Keep You The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Peter Lutkin - Boston Music Company

Excellent as a benediction or closing number, this is a piece you're sure to pick up often. May be done with or without accompaniment. ... view details
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EEasy
$1.75
Love Is Little Love Is Little
Ron Barnett - MorningStar Music Publishers

"Grow in peace, grow in light. Love will do the thing that's right."  This simple Shaker text is set with repeating choral phrases to bring a message of hope to your concert stage or worship space. A... view details

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$1.70
Magic to Do Magic to Do
arr. Alan Billingsley - Alfred Music Publishing

Use this as a concert or show opener and get your program off to a rousing start!  It's from 1972 and the Broadway show "Pippin." "We've got magic to do, just for you. We've got miracle plays to play. We've... view details
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Make a Joyful Noise! Make a Joyful Noise!
Karin Redekopp Edwards & Helen Litz - Choristers Guild

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May Our Music Never Die May Our Music Never Die
Laura Farnell - BriLee Music Publishing

"Come, sing a song!" Celebrate the power and timelessness of music with this rhythmically exciting, harmonically colorful work, appropriate for two-part choirs from elementary through high school. "For all... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.80
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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May the Road Rise to Meet You May the Road Rise to Meet You
Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

Don't miss this elegant setting of the traditional Irish Blessing - it is beautifully melodic and singable. With lyrical vocal lines and a gently flowing accompaniment, it is the ideal closer for any... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.10
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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$1.90
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$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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MEMedium Easy
$1.90
O Sing to the Lord O Sing to the Lord
Dan Davison - Walton Music

This lively sacred concert opener for men has a syncopated rhythmic feel that is truly uplifting! The four-hand piano accompaniment is essential to creating the desired effect. "O sing to the Lord, you saints... 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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One World One World (In Harmony)
Sally K. Albrecht & Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

A stirring text and solid choral writing make this an ideal choice for concerts and festivals. It is a dramatic choral work, full of strength, power, and determination. "We are one world with one dream, and... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
$1.80
Two-Part 
$1.80
P/A CD 
$27.99
 
Lift Me Up! Choral DVD Choral Movement
$39.99
Oye La Musica Oye La Musica (Hear the Music)
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

Jay has really outdone himself with this scorching Afro-Cuban original that is the consummate Latin choral feature! A great music text appears mostly in English except for two brief Spanish phrases: "I hear... view details
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The Parting Glass The Parting Glass
arr. Thomas Juneau - Carl Fischer LLC

The Parting Glass, a traditional Scottish and Irish folk song, is traditionally sung at the end of a gathering of friends. This setting reflects the tender yet wistful feelings of a group of... view details

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TBB 
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Peace Be With You Peace Be With You
Steve Kupferschmid - BriLee Music Publishing

The perfect concert closer for young voices, this beautiful, lyrical original sings of the peace inside each one of us, inspiring us to share the gift of peace with people all over the world. "Peace be with... view details
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EEasy
$1.95
Peace I Leave with You Peace I Leave with You
W.A. Mozart/Moore - Alfred Music Publishing

With a melody by Mozart and an arrangement perfectly crafted for your singers by Don Moore, this classic canon setting is excellent for young and developing groups. Add the easy optional C-instrument part and... view details
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Polly Wolly Doodle Polly Wolly Doodle
arr. Brad Printz - Heritage Music Press

You've never imagined this popular American folksong with such interesting character before! With generous sharing of the melody in all voice parts, this innovative arrangement also uses piano four-hands,... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
P/A CD 
MEMedium Easy
$26.95