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SATB Secular Concert Openers and Closers (26)
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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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SATB 
$2.00
SAB 
$2.95
SSA 
$2.95
Two-Part 
$2.00
P/A CD 
$27.99
Instrumental Parts 
$40.00
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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Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.05
SATB 
$2.05
A Blessing A Blessing
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

With words from traditional Irish blessings and additional new words by the composer, this lovely, touching original is ideal as a concert closer or for end-of-year concerts. "May love and laughter light your... 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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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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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
$1.95
SSA 
MAMedium-Advanced
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
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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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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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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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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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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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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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Jubilate, Alleluia! Jubilate, Alleluia!
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

Add some flourish and excitement to your program with this ecstatic original that uses both Latin and English texts. The rhythmic opening melody leads to a colorful contrasting middle section featuring the... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
La Musica La Musica (The Music)
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

With all the scintillating energy of Cuba in the 1960's, La Musica is built upon a hypnotic rhythmic pulse, smooth Latin harmonies, and a haunting melody that is guaranteed to raise the temperature in any... view details
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$2.25
SAB 
$2.25
Two-Part 
$2.25
P/A CD 
$22.95
Instrumental Parts 
$25.00
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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SATB 
$1.90
SAB 
$1.95
SSA 
$1.90
P/A CD 
$26.99
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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SATB 
$2.25
SAB 
$1.85
SSA 
$1.85
P/A CD 
$27.99
Instrumental Parts 
$30.00
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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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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SATB 
$2.25
SAB 
$2.25
Two-Part 
$1.85
P/A CD 
$27.99
Instrumental Parts 
$20.00
Reaching for the Stars Reaching for the Stars
Sally K. Albrecht & Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

Here's the ultimate motivational choral, perfect as a closer, especially for year-end concerts and graduation events. "I'm not gonna stop trying to reach my dreams." ... 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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Sing for Joy! Sing for Joy! (Duet from the Oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus")
Handel/arr. Linda Spevacek - Heritage Music Press

Your young voices will really shine on this uplifting, spirited adaptation of the duet from the oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus." Brief yet impressive, with an interesting, supportive accompaniment, it will be... 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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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
$1.90