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Women's Secular Concert Openers and Closers (30)
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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
At Christmas Time At Christmas Time
Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

Bring each section of the choir down a different aisle to add a theatrical element to the opening of your program and highlight the antiphonal qualities of this piece. Built upon three accessible parts in... view details

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Blessing Blessing
Katie Moran Bart - Neil A Kjos Music Co

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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MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
Unison 
MEMedium Easy
$1.60
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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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
Clap Your Hands Clap Your Hands
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

Here's a captivating choral work written especially for 2-part and developing SSA choirs. Energetic vocal lines are punctuated by rhythmic handclaps, added layer upon layer to create a festive contemporary... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.85
P/A CD 
$22.95
A Clare Benediction A Clare Benediction
John Rutter - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

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
$1.70
SAB 
EEasy
$1.70
SSA 
EEasy
$1.55
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EEasy
$1.40
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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$2.50
P/A CD 
$26.99
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
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Unison/Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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
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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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 Hughes,... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.15
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$29.95
Orchestration 
$59.95
I Give You a Song I Give You a Song
Amy Bernon - Heritage Music Press

"I give you a song full of life, full of hope and full of dreams." Light and fanciful, this inspiring original features opportunities for soloists and a message of youthful optimism that everyone will... view details
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EEasy
$1.95
Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.95
I Hear Sweet Music I Hear Sweet Music
Andrea Klouse - Alliance Music Publications, Inc.

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$2.10
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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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSAA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
TTBB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
A Joyful Song A Joyful Song
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

This jubilant, accessible original will add flourish and excitement to your performance.  The strong opening theme leads to a colorful contrasting middle section, and the buoyant recapitulation propels the... 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
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SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
Let All Nations Sing Let All Nations Sing
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

This joyous, majestic original fanfare will get everyone's blood circulating! With lots of echo singing, the work is invigorating and easy to learn, and it makes an excellent concert opener. "Let all nations... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.80
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.80
P/A CD 
$26.99
Instrumental Parts 
$40.00
Let There Be Peace Let There Be Peace
arr. Douglas E. Wagner - Heritage Music Press

Let There Be Peace on Earth is cleverly partnered with I've Got Peace Like a River in this multipurpose arrangement. The various voicings are compatible and may be combined for a mass... view details
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$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$1.95
SSA 
$1.95
TBB 
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95
CD Handbells
$26.95
Instrumental Parts Band Score/Parts
$49.95
Instrumental Parts Keyboard/Handbell Score
2+AGEHR-L2+
$9.95
Handbells 
2+AGEHR-L2+
$5.25
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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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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$2.25
SAB 
$1.85
SSA 
$1.85
P/A CD 
$27.99
Instrumental Parts 
$30.00
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
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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A Song Sung Once A Song Sung Once
Amy F. Bernon - Heritage Music Press

The hopeful message in the song encourages us to "Let your song be remembered, help it thrive and breathe and grow." Effectively moving between major and minor modes with at times a stark, interpretive piano... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.95