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A House is Not a Home A House is Not a Home
Burt Bacharach/arr. Phillip Lawson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Philip Lawson, former lead baritone and arranger for The King's Singers, has used his experience and talents to set this powerful ballad for concert choirs. In the style of the Luther Vandross rendition,

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SATB 
MMedium
$2.15
Funga Alafia Funga Alafia
Erik Whitehill - Heritage Music Press

This traditional Nigerian song of welcome effectively uses repetition and engaging rhythms to make this a quick learn and an entertaining concert selection. The octave includes suggestions for stage

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Gloria Fanfare Gloria Fanfare
Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

Singers and audiences alike will be satisfied by this powerful, richly scored Christmas fanfare by Victor C. Johnson. The traditional Gloria in excelsis Deo text makes this an approachable and appropriate

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
Gloria Gloria
David Giardiniere - Heritage Music Press

Launch into your next concert or festival appearance with this animated original that explores major and minor tonalities within a playful rhythmic context.  Singable, expressive, and at times dramatic, with a... view details
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SATB 
MMedium
$2.10
Two-Part 
MMedium
$2.10
TB 
MMedium
$2.10
TB 
MMedium
$2.10
 
CD 
$44.95
Who Hears a Song if No One Sings? Who Hears a Song if No One Sings?
Hyun Kook - Heritage Music Press

"Sing for the joy of bringing music to life; who hears a song if no one sings? The words and melody would languish on a shelf without someone to let their message ring." Cheerful, sparkling music with

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MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Clap and Sing, Join Together! Clap and Sing, Join Together!
Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

A dynamic concert opener that celebrates the joy of singing together, this catchy piece for treble choirs incorporates primarily unison writing with some easily taught moments of two-part harmony. Jubilant

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Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
I Shall Not Pass This Way Again I Shall Not Pass This Way Again
Len Handler - Galaxy Music Corporation

"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do... let me not neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." The wonderful message of this text is mirrored in the

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.05
Shout unto God Shout unto God
Heather Sorenson - Hal Leonard Corporation

A fanfare-like choral setting for SATB chorus with divisi, this sacred text from the Psalms sparkles with fresh harmonies in a dynamic modern setting. A cappella throughout, with an optional part for string

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MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Irish Blessing Irish Blessing (Until We Meet Again)
Michael John Trotta - Hampton Roads Music Group, LLC

"May the roads rise up to meet you, may the winds be always at your back... until we meet again." This is a lovely a cappella choral texture with straightforward rhythms and close harmonies. Whether chosen

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SATB 
MMedium
$2.25
San'bonani/Namhla Kudibene San'bonani/Namhla Kudibene
Michael Barrett - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

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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MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Welcome! Welcome!
Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

Best used as a concert opener, this buoyant piece may be sung from the risers or as a processional. Based on a Welsh folk song, it may be performed all year, or with the alternate lyrics for holiday

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Can't Buy Me Love Can't Buy Me Love (Medley of Hits by the Beatles)
arr. Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

This dynamite five-minute medley celebrates the timeless music of the Beatles in an accessible arrangement perfect for singers and listeners of all ages! Combine with your concert band and/or orchestra for

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Let There Be Music! Let There Be Music!
Jerry Estes - Choristers Guild

"Like a golden thread woven through the fabric of our lives, the beauty of music is everywhere. And in this moment we are standing side by side, voices united as we proudly declare: Let there be music!"

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Sing Out a Joyful Song! Sing Out a Joyful Song!
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Choristers Guild

A quintessential concert or festival opener available in voicing options for every choir. The joyful energy, mixed meters, minor mode, and dramatic dynamic contrasts make this exhilarating original an

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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
From Sea to Shining Sea From Sea to Shining Sea (A Fantasy Based on "America, the Beautiful")
Samuel Ward/arr. Douglas E. Wagner - Alfred Music Publishing

A patriotic fantasy in an accessible version for choir and band, this soaring rendition of America, the Beautiful is a crowning jewel for choral or combined concerts. Sturdy and proud, it features

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
P/A CD 
$27.99
Band Set & Score 
EEasy
$67.00
Jubilate, Exsultate! Jubilate, Exsultate!
Victor C. Johnson - Alfred Music Publishing

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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MEMedium Easy
$2.00
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.00
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.00
Exaudi Laudate Exaudi Laudate
Beverly Patton - Heritage Music Press

This high-energy piece in a contemporary style is perfect as an opener in a concert or festival setting. Featuring a Latin text, the opening fanfare-like section leads to a contrapuntal middle section

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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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Celebrate Today Celebrate Today
Reginal Wright - Carl Fischer LLC

"Wake the song of joy and gladness, celebrate this festive day." With shifting moods from rhythmically driving to smooth and subtle, this joyful and celebratory piece is appropriate for any concert

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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.25
Gloria Fanfare Gloria Fanfare
Laura Farnell - BriLee Music Publishing

A brilliant, trumpet-like choral fanfare opens this regal work and reappears throughout in response to the softer, contrasting passages. Lots of block chords and a bright tempo help to make this a terrific

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Benediction Benediction
John Conahan - Hal Leonard Corporation

Lush harmonies in a warm choral texture lay the foundation for this elegantly succinct setting of the traditional Irish blessing. A cappella, with a few lyric alterations to provide an enveloping framework

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So Take This Song of Joy So Take This Song of Joy
arr. Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

A tuneful Quaker melody is transformed with additional music and original text, creating a playful and thoughtful work celebrating the love of friendship. Beginning with the simple melody, the piece

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