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Funeral and Memorial Anthems for the Church Choir (96)
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You've Been on My Mind You've Been on My Mind
Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

Growth, change, love and loss - these are all a part of growing to adulthood. This gentle original offers an introspective look at these emotions with accessible and well-crafted pop-style harmonies and a

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It Is Not Death to Die It Is Not Death to Die
Bob Kauflin/arr. Dan Wells - Beckenhorst Press

Piano and cello combine to provide a rich, comforting accompaniment to this confident statement of victory over death and assurance of life everlasting. "Those who trust in You will in Your mercy find that

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Count the Stars Count the Stars
Andy Beck - Alfred Music Publishing

A poignant original English text combined with Latin phrases from the Requiem Mass lays the foundation for this tender song of remembrance. Deeply emotive musically, with exquisite lyricism, this piece was

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Agnus Dei Agnus Dei (Requiem)
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

This setting of the traditional Agnus Dei Latin text from the Requiem Mass was specifically written to honor the memory of the numerous victims of the senseless mass shooting tragedies of the summer of

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Everywhere That You Are Everywhere That You Are
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul/arr. Andy Beck - Alfred Music Publishing

From the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, this sensitive ballad tackles the tough topic of loss in a warm and reassuring way. A gently lilting piano accompaniment supports the

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The Hallowed The Hallowed
Douglas Beam - Hal Leonard Corporation

Incorporating a familiar Irish hymn tune and text from a poem by Abraham Lincoln, this expressive original offers an opportunity for younger choirs to give tribute or express love for a special individual

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When Memory Fades When Memory Fades
arr. Eric Nelson - MorningStar Music Publishers

With the well-crafted and comforting text about dementia by Mary Louise Bringle and the flowing and tender melody by Jayne Southwick Cool, Eric Nelson has created something deep, rich and thoughtful. The

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Hush'd Be the Camps Today Hush'd Be the Camps Today
Tim Winebrenner - Carl Fischer LLC

This piece uses a Walt Whitman text, his first poetic work following the death of President Abraham Lincoln, to portray in music Whitman's message of profound grief and challenge to resolve to carry on. A

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Oh Earth Oh Earth
Rob Redei - Rob Redei

In 2013, NPR Weekend Edition host Scott Simon famously tweeted his mother's final days in the ICU. The Wicker Park Choral Singers commissioned composer Rob Redei to set many of those tweets in a large choral... view details
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Go Rest High on That Mountain Go Rest High on That Mountain
Vince Gill/arr. Jon Nicholas - Barbershop Harmony Society

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I Choose Love I Choose Love
Mark A. Miller - Choristers Guild

In the midst of pain, of war, of brokenness... we choose love. We choose community. What better way to share this message than through powerful song...  and that's exactly what you'll find in this

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After the Mist and Shadow After the Mist and Shadow
Patricia Mock/arr. Brad Nix - Shawnee Press

A moving lyric is decorated with memorable music in this effective piece based on a lesser-known text by Fanny Crosby. The text displays the journey of life with tenderness, hope, and authenticity.

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Oh Think of Me Oh Think of Me
Elaine Hagenberg - G. Schirmer, Inc.

The simple beauty of a sunrise, a summer breeze, or evening stars can evoke memories of a loved one. Oh, Think of Me was inspired by a poem by Frances Anne Kemble to honor the life of a young man

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There is a Light There is a Light
John A. Astin/arr. Mark Hayes - Holmes Street Publishing

This gentle, folk-like ballad speaks of hope, peace and guidance along the path of life. Even the wounds we experience in life bring healing as we are open to God's compassion and love. The piece is scored

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Dream Land Dream Land
Kevin A. Memley - Pavane Publishing

A poem by Christina Rossetti is the inspiration for this expressive piece for four-part voices and piano. "Where sunless rivers weep their waves into the deep, she sleeps a charmed sleep..." Appropriate for

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The Journey The Journey
Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

Combining Simple Gifts and the Going Home theme from Dvorak's "New World" symphony in partner-song format, this is easy to perform with a minimum of rehearsal. A favorite with two-part

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Alive in Christ! Alive in Christ!
Cindy Berry - Shawnee Press

This beautiful ballad begins with unison voices and grows into richer 4-part-writing. The text focuses on the listener's need for Christ with words of assurance. Ranges are conservative and ensure success

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Thy Little Ones Thy Little Ones
arr. Brian Edward Galante & J. Edmund Hughes - Walton Music

Written in memory of a young girl who lost her life to cancer, Thy Little Ones is a lovely tribute to all who find themselves in the midst of trouble. The PROSPECT hymn tune is celebrated with

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Think on Me Think on Me
Tom Fettke - Heritage Music Press

A classic text attributed to Mary, Queen of Scots forms the basis of this elegant setting which is full of contemplative harmonies and sensitively contoured melodic lines. Subtle changes in tempo and

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Omnia Sol Omnia Sol (Let Your Heart Be Staid)
Z. Randall Stroope - Heritage Music Press

This is simply too good not to consider for your choir. Omnia sol temperat, "the sun warms everything," comes from a verse of Latin found in "Carmina Burana." The composer's English text speaks to

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Think On Me Think On Me
Ruth Morris Gray - Alfred Music Publishing

This sincere setting of Lady John Scott's timeless poem is a joy to sing and a delight to hear. Delicate suspensions and expert choral writing underscore the meaningful text. "When I no more behold thee,

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Hope Hope
Greg Gilpin & Pamela Stewart - Shawnee Press

This powerful and inspirational work sings of "hope" described through the phases of life, such as a newborn's cry, the laughter of children, the ashes of the fire of love that has died, the quiet comfort

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Friend Pass Softly Friend Pass Softly
Matthew Emery - Galaxy Music Corporation

This work employs Canadian poet Marjorie Pickthall's An Epitaph, providing a poignant setting for use in memorial services or in concerts with themes of remembrance.

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Child of Song Child of Song
Kim Andre Arnesen - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

This gorgeous work, dedicated to the memory of Stephen Paulus, is a superb contribution to the repertoire for better a cappella choirs!

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Good Night, Dear Heart Good Night, Dear Heart
Dan Forrest - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

This stunning piece is based on a simple poem by Robert Richardson, inscribed on the headstone of the daughter of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), who died in her youth.  Appropriate for any memorial

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Fly Away Home Fly Away Home
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

Contemplative, heartwarming, and set in a simple folk-ballad style, Pepper Choplin explores the promise of eternal rest promised by Jesus to His followers: "O fly away home. Come and claim sweet heaven's

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From Every Stormy Wind That Blows From Every Stormy Wind That Blows
John Purifoy - Shawnee Press

Moving words from a classic sacred text inspired Mr. Purifoy to write emotive choral textures and vocal tessituras that create a distinctive sound for choirs. This message of finding a calm retreat at

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Peace, My Heart Peace, My Heart
Matthew Emery - Alfred Music Publishing

Award-winning Canadian composer Matthew Emery has crafted an eloquent choral reflection of the soul taking flight. Solid, fresh a cappella choral writing and a great text by Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore

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Jenny Jenny
Ryan Kerr & Nick Myers - Alfred Music Publishing

Fluid vocal lines and a sensitive text shine in this powerful, heartfelt recollection of a lost loved one. Perfectly capturing the essence of love that lives forever, it is at the same time both touching

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A Lullaby A Lullaby
Ryan Murphy - Walton Music

The poetry of Eugene Field is captured beautifully in this original work. The words of the lullaby speak both to a child falling asleep and to a child who "does not hear his mother's song." The lilting

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Pie Jesu Pie Jesu (from "Requiem," Op. 48)
Gabriel Faure/arr. Russell Robinson - Alfred Music Publishing

This esteemed classic has been recorded by world-famous soloists such as Kiri Te Kanawa and Rene Fleming. Now, choral groups can perform Faure's beautiful music with this well-crafted, smartly-edited

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Goin' Home Goin' Home
Paul Langford - Shawnee Press

Dvorak's famous Largo theme from his Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" is set to a beautiful, spiritual original text in this deeply moving piece. Simple, yet rich with vocal harmonies, piano

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To Love Again To Love Again
Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

Through words and music, this simple, lovely original portrays the personal experience of losing a loved one and ends with the hope of future love and happiness. Set in a gentle, expressive folk-like style,

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Good Night, Love Good Night, Love
Elaine Hagenberg - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

Award-winning composer Elaine Hagenberg has created an enchanting piece for mixed divisi chorus a cappella. The lyrical melodic material and lush harmonic language are inspired by the poem An Evening

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Lullaby Lullaby
Daniel Elder - GIA Publications

This contemporary concert/festival piece is truly inspired, in music and text. "Away, where the sunlight is beaming through a deep, cloudless blue, and the treetops are gleaming with a fresh morning dew..."

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Clouds Clouds
Zach Sobiech/ed. Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

After being given a year to live, 17-year-old Zach Sobiech wrote a powerful goodbye song that quickly gained international attention in the form of celebrity tribute videos and other high-profile covers.

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Nearer My God to Thee Nearer My God to Thee
Lowell Mason/arr. Heather Sorenson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Heather Sorenson's contemporary look at this Lowell Mason hymn is fresh and relevant.  The traditional melody is enhanced with a newly-composed chorus, contemporary instrumentals, and a theme of

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Thank You for the Valleys Thank You for the Valleys
Cindy Berry - Shawnee Press

Writing from her personal journey of faith, Cindy Berry shares her heart and teaches us how to trust God in the valleys of life. Thoughtfully crafted to enable note learning, the work will let you spend

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Where Could I Go from Your Spirit? Where Could I Go from Your Spirit?
Julie M. Wright/arr. Brad Nix - Shawnee Press

This stunning, tender anthem offers peace and comfort. With a melodic piano accompaniment and a text that is exquisite, this work speaks of the faithfulness of God. Included is a mention of the traditional

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Give to the Winds Your Fears Give to the Winds Your Fears
Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

With a breathtaking cello obligato and a flowing piano accompaniment, this beautiful anthem speaks of comfort and reassurance. "To Him commit your griefs, your ways put in His hands; to His sure truth and

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The Race is Run The Race is Run
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

Remembering the 2013 Boston Marathon, this reverent tribute is an exceptional a cappella selection for concert groups. Throughout the brief ABA format, occasional dissonance resolves into lush choral

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Music I Heard Music I Heard
Vicki Tucker Courtney - Alfred Music Publishing

This song of remembrance celebrates a profound relationship and mourns its end. While the piece is not difficult to sing, groups that fully express the mature text and master the musical lines will achieve

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O Vos Omnes O Vos Omnes
David C. Dickau - Walton Music

Written in respose to the shooting tragedy in Sandyhook, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty young children and six adults, O Vos Omnes honors the incomparable sorrow of those victims and

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Et in Terra Pax Et in Terra Pax
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

In this expressive setting of a traditional Latin text, sweeping melodic lines and rich harmonies lead to an ending of quiet splendor.  Mary Lynn composes some of the best music available for school choirs,... view details
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Lead Me Home Lead Me Home
David Lantz III - Alfred Music Publishing

This expressive anthem, which incorporates the well known melody of Antonin Dvorak's "Largo" movement of the New World Symphony is appropriate for worship throughout the year as a general... view details
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Come Ye Disconsolate Come Ye Disconsolate
Terre Johnson - MorningStar Music Publishers

This hymn of consolation has been given an expressive treatment and a rhapsodic accompaniment. Based on the tune Consolator (CONSOLATION), it was written in memory of the students who perished when a tornado... view details
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