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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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Be a Candle of Hope Be a Candle of Hope
Becki Slagle Mayo - Lorenz Corporation

A wonderful candle-lighting song for young voices! "Be a candle of hope, be a candle of light, a beacon of truth in a dark, hopeless night. Share the light with a friend and watch the flame grow. The more... view details
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Behold, How Good Behold, How Good
Michael John Trotta - MorningStar Music Publishers

Inspired by Psalm 133, composer Michael John Trotta has written a lovely a cappella piece that celebrates the unity of brotherhood among all people. This calm, sonorous work is the perfect choice for a... view details

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SATB 
MMedium
$1.70
Blessing Blessing
Katie Moran Bart - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

Your congregation will immediately recognize the familiar old Irish verse in this setting that is appropriate as a benediction or when saying farewell to a beloved member. "...And until we meet again, May God... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
Unison 
MEMedium Easy
$1.60
Celebrate and Sing Celebrate and Sing
Laura Farnell - Alfred Music Publishing

This joyful work makes a brilliant program opener, closer, or theme. Smartly crafted to be impressive in concert or contest, it is especially effective with the syncopated percussion parts available from the... view details
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Celebrate with Music! Celebrate with Music!
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

Opening joyfully with men and women singing in octaves, this exuberant original is a distinctive, energetic way to open your concert! With a middle section featuring treble or children's voices, an ending... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
P/A CD 
$24.95
Child of Tomorrow Child of Tomorrow
Mark Patterson - BriLee Music Publishing

"Child of tomorrow, look now and see, this world awaits you and all that you'll be.  Yours are the heavens and yours are the seas, child of tomorrow, go forth and follow your dream."  This beautiful text is... view details
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SATB 
$1.95
Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.95
 
CD 
$25.00
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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MAMedium-Advanced
$2.10
SSA 
MAMedium-Advanced
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
A Clare Benediction A Clare Benediction
John Rutter - Oxford University Press

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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EEasy
$1.80
SAB 
EEasy
$1.80
SSA 
EEasy
$1.80
Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.55
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,... 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
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
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
P/A CD 
$26.99
Finale from "The Gondoliers" Finale from "The Gondoliers"
Gilbert & Sullivan/Clough-Leighter - E.C. Schirmer Music Co.

This Gilbert & Sullivan selection is great fun for singers and audiences alike, and has enjoyed an enormous popularity since the operetta premiered in December 1889. For the accomplished choir, this... view details
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MMedium
$2.80
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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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Unison/Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
TBB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
The Girl I Left Behind Me The Girl I Left Behind Me
arr. Dan Forrest - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

This setting of an early colonial folk song is just plain fun!  Arranged for mixed chorus with piano four-hands and violin, it will be a hit in rehearsal and performance. It will make a great concert closer,... view details
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SATB 
$3.25
Give Me Music Give Me Music
Amy F. Bernon - Heritage Music Press

A festive celebration of the transcendent power of music to make life whole and meaningful, this unusual, lesser-known text is given a fresh treatment through Amy's unique compositional voice. Give Me... view details
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MMedium
$2.25
Go Ye into All the World Go Ye into All the World
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

Your choirs will delight in performing this majestic and rhythmic song of joy. Echoes and a contrasting counterpoint "Sing Jubilate Deo" section make it easy to assemble. Download free parts for trumpet and... view details
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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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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... view details

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
SSAA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$29.95
P/A CD Full Orchestra
$26.95
Orchestration 
$59.95
I'll Tell My Ma I'll Tell My Ma
arr. Erik Jones - Walton Music

This playful Irish children's song has been set with rousing clapping and stomping, and the result is a festival showcase! The vocals are set in a simple homophonic style, which makes the body percussion... view details

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SATB 
$2.85
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
$2.05
SSAA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.05
TTBB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.05
Joy Be With You All Joy Be With You All
Douglas E. Wagner - Alfred Music Publishing

This thoughtful closing sentiment is appropriate for any time of year. Imagine your singers joining hands as they blend and tune their voices. Just when you think you've heard the finest of a cappella... view details

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