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Dreamer of Dreams
Dreamer of Dreams Dreamer of Dreams
Patti Drennan - Heritage Music Press

An uplifting, hope-filled message suited for every generation is carried by a gentle, lightly rhythmic melody. Optional divisi notes are indicated throughout, and the lovely flute obbligato adds a special

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We Sing a Jubilant Song
We Sing a Jubilant Song We Sing a Jubilant Song
Joseph M. Martin - Heritage Music Press

"We sing out a jubilant song. Our spirits are free." The soaring vocals are within reach of large and small choirs, and a dazzling piano part enlivens the musical landscape throughout its pages. The joy of

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And Make It So
And Make It So And Make It So
Douglas E. Wagner - Heritage Music Press

Featuring comfortable ranges and a beautifully supportive accompaniment, this introspective piece offers a powerful and inspiring message: "Imagine if no bound'ries could impede us; Imagine what a world we

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Behold, How Good
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

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Son de la Vida
Son de la Vida Son de la Vida (Son Veracruzano)
Jose Galvan - Mark Foster

This upbeat a cappella piece is truly a celebration. Including vocal percussion throughout, the dynamic rhythms, contrasting sections, interplay between the vocal lines and the text "Therefore, let's enjoy

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Let Us All Sing
Let Us All Sing Let Us All Sing
Keith Christopher - Hal Leonard Corporation

This festival choral piece is pure energy! A driving, punctuated piano part accompanies the solidly built choral harmonies to create a dynamic concert opener for mixed choirs. Also available for tenor-bass

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Sing
Sing Sing
Pinkzebra - pinkzebra
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This inspirational song encourages you to find your own voice and to feel empowered to have an impact on the world. Uplifting, positive, and joyful, this song is a perfect fit for any concert or ceremony,

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Caritas Abundat
Caritas Abundat Caritas Abundat (Great and Fiery Force)
Michael John Trotta - Carl Fischer LLC
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This work is an energetic reimagining of timeless text and tune from the 12th-century poet, composer, and philosopher Hildegard of Bingen. The marriage of the Caritas Abunda chant with a text taken

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Benediction
Benediction Benediction
Rene Clausen - Mark Foster

Choral ensembles always find such joy in singing music by a composer who truly understands the voice and the choral art. With logical voice leadings in and out of thorny places, creative use of independent

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San'bonani/Namhla Kudibene
San'bonani/Namhla Kudibene San'bonani/Namhla Kudibene
arr. Michael Barrett - Santa Barbara Music Publishing
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A typical greeting in the Zulu culture, this arrangement is written with the call-and-response technique so strongly associated with traditional South African music. The soloists can be male or female and

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We Believe In Music
We Believe In Music We Believe In Music
Henry Leck - Hal Leonard Corporation

With words and music by Henry Leck, the artistic director of Music for All, this is a song about the passion for making music. The music is big and bold and the text is heartfelt.

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Gaelic Blessing
Gaelic Blessing Gaelic Blessing
Philip Lawson - Hal Leonard Corporation
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Two traditional Irish blessings, "Deep peace of the running wave to you" and "May the road rise up to greet you" are artfully combined in this exquisite work by King's Singer and composer Phillip Lawson. A

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Wake, Awake!
Wake, Awake! Wake, Awake!
Lynn Zettlemoyer - Choristers Guild
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Bright syncopations and catchy melodies are paired with hopeful lyrics that celebrate the positive power of music and song in a festive concert work for developing mixed voices. Independent melodies are

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Antiphonal Cantate
Antiphonal Cantate Antiphonal Cantate
Greg Gilpin - Choristers Guild
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Whether performed on risers, as a processional, or encircling the audience, this celebratory fanfare is the perfect opening number for concert or festival and is appropriate for use throughout the school

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Lift Up Your Hearts and Voices
Lift Up Your Hearts and Voices Lift Up Your Hearts and Voices
Becki Slagle Mayo - Heritage Music Press

Adapted from the Charpentier Te Deum in D Major with an original school-friendly text, this is an accessible and positive way to ease your students into singing timeless choral music. An optional

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Tuba
Tuba Tuba
arr. Michael Barrett - Walton Music
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This South African song is believed to have originated during the difficult Apartheid years and performed as a peaceful protest song. Tuba is translated as "a dove," and the call and response texture makes

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Dreams that Children Dream
Dreams that Children Dream Dreams that Children Dream
Ruth Elaine Schram & Celsie Staggers - Heritage Music Press
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There is innocence and optimism in the way children view the world; this inspiring original captures the essence of their delight and wonder in a timeless message that speaks to everyone, young and old.

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Jubilate, Exsultate!
Jubilate, Exsultate! Jubilate, Exsultate!
Victor C. Johnson - Alfred Music Publishing
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An exuberant setting of a traditional Latin text that would make a dynamic concert or festival opener! Contemporary, syncopated choral harmonies, shifting meter and a driving piano accompaniment set the

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Another Op'nin', Another Show
Another Op'nin', Another Show Another Op'nin', Another Show
Cole Porter/arr. Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

The excitement of opening night is captured brilliantly in this arrangement of the showstopper from Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate." Anticipation gradually builds as the bubbly tune passes from voice to

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Psallite Hodie
Psallite Hodie Psallite Hodie
David Waggoner - Alfred Music Publishing
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"Sing out a jubilant, joyful new song!" Latin text is interspersed with English text in this upbeat original that will make a dynamic concert opener or festival selection for developing choirs. A

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Two Irish Blessings
Two Irish Blessings Two Irish Blessings
Glenda Franklin - Alfred Music Publishing
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These two a cappella settings of traditional blessings from Ireland will warm your heart. The straightforward chorale-style rendering, with its lovely harmonies, puts the focus clearly on the text, while

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Gaelic Blessing (Deep Peace)
Gaelic Blessing (Deep Peace) Gaelic Blessing (Deep Peace) (from "Light Shines in the Darkness")
Michael John Trotta - Hampton Roads Music Group, LLC
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A simple a cappella setting of Fiona Macleod's traditional text that invokes the peace and stillness of nature. The choral parts move gently with extended cluster chord cadences and some simple divisi. This

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Bring Your Calabash
Bring Your Calabash Bring Your Calabash
arr. Brian Tate - Shawnee Press

This setting of a traditional Ghana folk song tells of using a tropical gourd, called a calabash, as a bowl for porridge. The a cappella vocals begin simply and build harmonically throughout. Rhythm parts

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Akekho Ofana No Jesu
Akekho Ofana No Jesu Akekho Ofana No Jesu
arr. Daniel Jackson - Walton Music
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A dynamic a cappella world music selection featuring a call and response solo, optional improvised percussion and movement, and a divided choir option. The song is a traditional South African celebratory

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