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Unison and Two-Part Secular Concert Openers and Closers (24)
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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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Cantate Hodie! Cantate Hodie! (Sing Today)
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

A very impressive opener or contest-festival piece! Bright, fanfare-like motives, incisive accompaniment and text in Latin and English work together to make this work a standout for young and developing... view details
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Cantate! Cantate!
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Choristers Guild

Add some flourish to your next concert by programming this jubilant original featuring a macaronic text of Latin and English. Some accessible mixed meter adventures are sprinkled throughout this dynamic

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Level
Price
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SAB 
EEasy
$1.95
Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$27.95
Come to the Music Come to the Music
Joseph Martin - Shawnee Press

Commissioned for a premiere performance at the Texas Music Educators Association 2000 convention, Joseph Martin's Come to the Music is alive and electric with driving rhythm, memorable melodies,

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Exsultate Deo Rejoice Exsultate Deo Rejoice
Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

This joyous work in Latin and English is perfect as a processional or opening number for your concert. Just enough repetition makes it ideal for young voices, and the optional notes in the three-part edition... view details
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Level
Price
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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.50
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.50
 
Multi-Song Accompaniment CD 
$44.99
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
I Dream a World I Dream a World
Andre Thomas - Heritage Music Press

"I dream a world where man no other man will scorn, where love will bless the earth and peace its paths adorn..." The introspective and contemplative lyrics of the great African-American poet Langston

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Level
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
SSAA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$29.95
P/A CD Full Orchestra
$26.95
Orchestration 
$59.95
In the Name of Music In the Name of Music
Wanetta Hill & Victor C. Johnson - Shawnee Press

"In the name of music, I shall sing of breathtaking wonders and beautiful things..." You will not find a better music-themed piece for your choir! Superb in music and text, this offers an ideal opportunity

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A Joyful Song A Joyful Song
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

This jubilant, accessible original will add flourish and excitement to your performance. The strong opening theme leads to a colorful contrasting middle section, and the buoyant recapitulation propels the

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Jubilate, Alleluia! Jubilate, Alleluia!
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

Add some flourish and excitement to your program with this ecstatic original that uses both Latin and English texts. The rhythmic opening melody leads to a colorful contrasting middle section featuring the... view details
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Let All Nations Sing Let All Nations Sing
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

This joyous, majestic original fanfare will get everyone's blood circulating! With lots of echo singing, the work is invigorating and easy to learn, and it makes an excellent concert opener. "Let all nations... view details
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Let Us Sing and Celebrate! Let Us Sing and Celebrate!
Tom Fettke - Heritage Music Press

Strains of the familiar Masterpiece Theatre opening theme combine with an upbeat seasonal text in this joyful piece. Comfortable ranges, step-wise motion, easy melodic skips, and school-friendly lyrics make

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Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
 
Multi-Song P/A CD 
$44.95
Ring the Bells, It's Christmas! Ring the Bells, It's Christmas!
Douglas E. Wagner - Heritage Music Press

This bright, cheerful piece really sparkles for young and developing voices! Easy to sing, with an optional bells part and kid-friendly lyrics, it will make an excellent holiday concert opener!

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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.10
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
 
Multi-Song P/A CD 
$44.95
Sing Your Song Sing Your Song
Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

"No matter what the melody, sing your song. High or low, in harmony, sing your song..." This easy, singable piece teaches an important lesson for young singers: although each of us is different, we can find... view details
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Sing a Mighty Song! Sing a Mighty Song!
Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

Commissioned by the Indiana Music Educators Association for the 2011 Middle School Honor Choir, this exuberant festival opener begins with "Alleluias" then builds over an exciting piano accompaniment to the... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
 
Multi-Song Accompaniment CD 
$44.99
Sing for Joy! Sing for Joy! (Duet from the Oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus")
Handel/arr. Linda Spevacek - Heritage Music Press

Your young voices will really shine on this uplifting, spirited adaptation of the duet from the oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus." Brief yet impressive, with an interesting, supportive accompaniment, it will be... view details
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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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Tutakwenda Tutakwenda (We Will Go)
Will Lopes - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is an original celebratory piece in Swahili based on Romans 8:31, carrying the message that we can move forward in life because we know that God is on our side. With solid harmonies, a steady

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When I Close My Eyes When I Close My Eyes
Jim Papoulis - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

"When I close my eyes then I can see that I am not afraid."  This song of confidence and hope for young voices resonates with positive lyrics, a strong melody and an expressive accompaniment for piano and... view details
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Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.15
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
P/A CD 
EEasy
$26.99
Wink to the Little Baby Wink to the Little Baby
Mary Goetze - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

This playful piece uses snippets of familiar folk songs, including barking and other animal sounds, to make a thoroughly delightful novelty number for young choirs! Bouncy, with a Scottish lilt, it's easy and... view details
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