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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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A Farewell A Farewell
Molly Ijames - Beckenhorst Press

This piece is more than a work for choir, it is an unforgettable experience!  In the poem by Lord Alfred Tennyson, he contemplates his own mortality, and in doing so gives us a picture of the eternal soul.... view details
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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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We Walk By Faith We Walk By Faith
Mark Hill/arr. McDonald - Lorenz Corporation

Choirs and congregations will joyously respond to this anthem's powerful message of faith, memorable melody, and lush choral harmonies. The meaningful text is rooted in the face-to-face encounter that Jesus... view details
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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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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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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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Dwell in the Light Forevermore Dwell in the Light Forevermore
Lloyd Larson - Lorenz Corporation

Highly expressive music beautifully complements a moving text that speaks so vividly of the hope we have in eternity. "There will be no more night! No need for lamp or ray of sun, the Lamb will be the light!"... view details
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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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Finally Home Finally Home
David Lantz III - Beckenhorst Press

Reserve this lyric and accessible setting for those times in worship that call for introspection or renewal of God's promises about the eternal rest that awaits every believer. A source of comfort, hope and... view details
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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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Resting Resting
Thomas Grassi - Crystal Sea Publications

The peace of Christ is available to every person in your congregation, and this significant anthem can help make it a reality. Thomas Grassi has adapted a classic hymn text, rich with meaning, and then created... view details
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What God Ordains Is Always Good What God Ordains Is Always Good
Servus Gastorius/arr. Dan Forrest - Beckenhorst Press

The core of the Christian's trust is the steadfast knowledge of God's leading, even in the face of earthly tragedy. This song of faith is the believer's credo, that "Now I may know both joy and woe, someday

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Don't Forget Me Don't Forget Me
Ruth Morris Gray - Heritage Music Press

Lush harmonies, lyrical lines, and a sweeping melody all combine to create a choral setting that is as richly colored as its text - a beautiful romantic poem that Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote for... view details
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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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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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Oh Think of Me Oh Think of Me
Elaine Hagenberg - G. Schirmer, Inc.

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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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Be Not Afraid Be Not Afraid
Lee Dengler - Shawnee Press

The words of Jesus are the inspiration for this moving anthem of assurance. Long melodic lines carry the message of hope as deep harmonies enrich the emotion of these treasured words. The optional violin... view details
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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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God Always Works for Good God Always Works for Good
Randy Cox & Phillip Keveren - Jubilate Music

Romans 8:28 lays the foundation for this peaceful anthem for SATB voices, piano and optional flute.  "God always works for good for those who are called to his purpose."   ... view details
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My Dear Redeemer, Lord and King My Dear Redeemer, Lord and King
Robert Sterling - Hal Leonard Corporation

"When evening comes and I am old, when heav'n before me shines like gold, with mountains scaled and battles won, eternity will have just begun." Such beautiful sentiment is right at home with Lowell... view details
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Listen to the Lambs Listen to the Lambs
arr. Howard Helvey - Beckenhorst Press

This arrangement of the traditional spiritual for SATB choir, piano and optional cello is haunting and beautiful. Appropriate for any time of year, it is particularly useful for moments of contemplation and... view details
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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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Then We'll Sing Hosanna Then We'll Sing Hosanna
Mack Wilberg - Oxford University Press

This American Revivalist song features SATB voices, piano or harp, and clarinet obbligato. The lyrics "...one more river to cross and then we'll sing Hosanna" make this setting an appropriate choice for... view details
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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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Beyond the River There Is Rest Beyond the River There Is Rest
Benjamin Wolaver, Robin Wolaver, Bill Wolaver & Annie Dupre - LifeWay Christian Resources

This song, made popular by the Annie Moses Band, is powerful and heartfelt, with authentic acoustic instrumentation. "Lay down your sword, the war is done. The fragile dust returns to dust. Oh wounded warrior... view details
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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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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 Golden Harp The Golden Harp
Stan Pethel - Hal Leonard Corporation

From the 1869 Sacred Harp collection comes this sturdy hymn that looks forward to the eternal and the believer's permanent home in glory with the Savior. Stan Pethel's special treatment of the tune... view details
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Where Is My Lamb? Where Is My Lamb?
Charles McCartha - Shawnee Press

Written in folk-song style, this piece unfolds like an ancient story, with the choir acting as a sacred troubadour. The voice of the Shepherd is heard calling for the sheep and leaving the "ninety and nine" to... view details
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For Everything a Time For Everything a Time
Joseph Martin - Shawnee Press

One of the most treasured passages from the Bible is found in the book of Ecclesiastes. This profound chapter is set to a beloved folk tune that is then developed to support the various poetic images delivered... view details
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The Hallowed The Hallowed
Douglas Beam - Hal Leonard Corporation

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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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I Will Always Remember You I Will Always Remember You
John Parker & Vicki Tucker Courtney - Carl Fischer LLC

"I thought I heard a tender song, a fragile tune from days now gone, a shadow of a time before of plans and dreams that are no more..." This touching text, set to a wistful melody, will resonate with your... view details
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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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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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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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Love Fills My Soul Love Fills My Soul
Douglas Wagner - Shawnee Press

An old Appalachian tune is the melodic foundation for this winsome adaptation of Psalm 23. The pastoral qualities of the poetry are captured in the delicate writing and, aside from a few divisi notes at the... view details
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In the Sweet By and By In the Sweet By and By
Joseph P. Webster/arr. Howard Helvey - Beckenhorst Press

There is a prevailing sense of peace and quiet rest in this beautiful choral setting, with its rich harmonies and relaxed musical style. The beloved hymn is handled with utmost care, and the arrangement is... view details
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God Will Lead Us Home God Will Lead Us Home
Chris de Silva - GIA Publications

For Cantor or Solo, SATB choir, and assembly, this touching original work by Chris de Silva quotes the Latin chant In Paradisum and offers solace and hope for those who have suffered loss.... view details
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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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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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You've Been On My Mind You've Been On My Mind
Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

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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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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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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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Hope Is a Hidden Star Hope Is a Hidden Star
Mark Patterson - Heritage Music Press

This sensitive, thoughtful and lyrical original features a text of assurance and encouragement for all ages.  Flowing melodic lines allow for beautiful phrasing;  the second part is designed to ensure success... view details
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