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Let There Be Peace on Earth Let There Be Peace on Earth
arr. Mark Hayes - Carl Fischer LLC

Part of Mark's mastery in the choral music idiom is his skill with a simple melody and heartfelt sentiment. The Sy Miller/Jill Jackson standard is handled simply and tenderly in this new setting that uses an... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Unison/Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
P/A CD 
$19.95
Instrumental Parts Orch w/Score
$75.00
Instrumental Parts Full Score
$12.00
Let There Be Peace on Earth Let There Be Peace on Earth
arr. Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

This crystal clear arrangement begins tenderly, pensively, then grows and grows to a powerful finish.  The universal call for world peace expressed by the familiar text is as relevant today as when this simple... 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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Let There Be Song Let There Be Song
Dave & Jean Perry - BriLee Music Publishing

"Let every heart be blessed with music."  This rhythmic yet graceful work is perfect as an opener.  The lines soar in majesty "like an eagle soaring through the sky" to a powerful ending.  A strong choice for... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.25
Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.95
 
CD 
$30.00
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 - Oxford University Press

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
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.70
Instrumental Parts for SATB Version
$40.00
Full Score for SATB Version
$19.95
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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SATB 
$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

This dramatic and dynamic fanfare or call to worship with a text from Psalm 100, verses 1 and 2 is enhanced by a vibrant, rhythmic piano accompaniment. An exuberant and energetic showcase for treble choirs... view details

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EEasy
$1.95
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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Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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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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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MMedium
$2.10
SSA 
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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MEMedium Easy
$2.10
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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MMedium
$2.10
TTBB 
MMedium
$2.25
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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