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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
arr. 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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
TTBB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
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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SATB or SA
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Performance MP3  DD-img
$1.99
Accompaniment MP3  DD-img
$24.99
Gaelic Blessing Gaelic Blessing
Philip Lawson - Hal Leonard Corporation

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!
Lynn Zettlemoyer - Choristers Guild

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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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
P/A CD 
$27.95
Antiphonal Cantate Antiphonal Cantate
Greg Gilpin - Choristers Guild

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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SATB 
EEasy
$2.35
SATB 
EEasy
$2.35
Three-Part Mixed or SAB
EEasy
$2.10
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$27.95
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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Three-Part Treble 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Three-Part Treble 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
 
Two-Part 2-Part P/A CD
$44.95
Tuba Tuba
arr. Michael Barrett - Walton Music

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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.60
SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$3.60
TTBB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.60
TTBB 
MEMedium Easy
$3.60
Dreams that Children Dream Dreams that Children Dream
Ruth Elaine Schram & Celsie Staggers - Heritage Music Press

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!
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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SATB 
MMedium
$2.00
SAB 
MMedium
$2.00
SSA 
MMedium
$2.00
TBB 
MMedium
$2.20
TBB 
MMedium
$2.20
 
CD 
$44.99
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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$29.99
Two Irish Blessings Two Irish Blessings
Glenda Franklin - Alfred Music Publishing

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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.05
SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.05
Psallite Hodie Psallite Hodie
David Waggoner - Alfred Music Publishing

"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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
 
CD 
$44.99
Gaelic Blessing (Deep Peace) Gaelic Blessing (Deep Peace) (from "Light Shines in Darkness")
Michael John Trotta - Hampton Roads Music Group, LLC

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
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
arr. Daniel Jackson - Walton Music

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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SATB 
MMedium
$2.75
SATB 
MMedium
$3.75
Hlohonolofatsa Hlohonolofatsa
arr. Daniel Jackson - Walton Music

This tremendously fun arrangement of a South African greeting song exclaims, "Iyo hlonolofatsa, Ka lebitso la ntate," which translates as, "Bless everything in the name of the Father." Featuring a soloist,

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SATB 
MMedium
$2.55
SSAA 
MMedium
$2.65
SSAA 
MMedium
$3.65
Kye Kye Kule Kye Kye Kule
arr. Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

With lively percussion parts, handclaps, and a straightforward call-and-response style, this authentic West African folk song arrangement pulls together in a snap. A cappella, with solo or duet

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Two-Part or SA
EEasy
$2.05
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.05
TB 
EEasy
$2.05
TB 
EEasy
$2.05
Sing, Sing! Sing, Sing! (Cantate Domino)
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

Antiphonal cries of "Sing, sing!" open this dynamic selection for developing treble choirs. Two accented melodies stand alone before combining into an exuberant choral duet. A contrasting middle section

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Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.05
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.05
 
Movin'! Choral DVD Choral Movement
$39.99
Jambo Kila Bwana Asifwe Jambo Kila Bwana Asifwe (Welcome Everyone)
D. Farrell Smith & Shelley J. Smith - Carl Fischer LLC

A song of joy, Jambo Kila Bwana Asifwe exudes the sentiment, "Welcome everyone - sing!" From the opening cry to the final chord, it is a highly energetic, rhythmic and powerful original tune.

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SATB with opt. Percussion
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
Unnamable God Unnamable God
David L. Brunner - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

The angular nature of the asymmetrical rhythms and constantly changing meters brings vibrancy and momentum to this work. Shifting harmonic centers create unpredictability and surprise, and the bold,

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Until We Meet Again Until We Meet Again
arr. Christi Jones - BriLee Music Publishing

A lovely and accessible arrangement based on the traditional Irish Blessing for a cappella mixed choirs. This well-known choral benediction is an excellent choice for end of the year concerts or

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Tumekuja Kuimba Tumekuja Kuimba (We Have Come to Sing!)
Lynn Zettlemoyer - Shawnee Press

This vibrant, percussive original a cappella work uses both Swahili and English text to create a dynamic multicultural feature that works great as an opener or processional. The theme of "coming together to

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May a Rainbow Run Beside You May a Rainbow Run Beside You
Mark Burrows - Alfred Music Publishing

With a text taken from a variety of traditional Irish blessings, this lyrical original is the perfect way to close a concert, celebrate a graduation or moving on ceremony, or establish as a signature song

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Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.05
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.05
 
CD 
$44.99