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Secular Concert Openers and Closers (125)
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Another Op'nin', Another Show Another Op'nin', Another Show
Cole Porter/arr. Kern - Alfred Music Publishing

From the musical "Kiss Me, Kate" comes this quintessential Broadway opener, spectacularly arranged for today's choirs.  It's a classic "show-biz" two-beat song, complete with unforgettable lyrics about the... view details
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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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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.10
Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$27.95
Awake My Soul and Sing! Awake My Soul and Sing!
Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

This celebratory work is solid and rhythmic, featuring a driving accompaniment that helps to fuel the excitement. With options to feature a small ensemble or solo throughout its development, this piece will

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Awaken, Arise! Awaken, Arise!
Amy F. Bernon - Heritage Music Press

This rousing madrigal-style original exudes energy and a lively pulse, with an especially nice piano part. The text exclaims that this fine day is "for all takers, all wakers, the wishful and wise." Perfect... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
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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Behold, How Good Behold, How Good
Michael John Trotta - MorningStar Music Publishers

Inspired by Psalm 133, composer Michael John Trotta has written a lovely a cappella piece that celebrates the unity of brotherhood among all people. This calm, sonorous work is the perfect choice for a

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MMedium
$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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Blessing Blessing
Katie Moran Bart - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

Your congregation will immediately recognize the familiar old Irish verse in this setting that is appropriate as a benediction or when saying farewell to a beloved member. "...And until we meet again, May God... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
Unison 
MEMedium Easy
$1.60
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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Cantate Domino Cantate Domino
Laura Farnell - Hal Leonard Corporation

Opening with a jubilant vocal pyramid, this vibrant selection is perfect for competition and honor choir performances.  Easily learned Latin phrases alternate with English for an exceptionally rewarding choral... 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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EEasy
$1.95
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EEasy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$27.95
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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Celebrate and Sing Celebrate and Sing
Laura Farnell - Alfred Music Publishing

This joyful work makes a brilliant program opener, closer, or theme. Smartly crafted to be impressive in concert or contest, it is especially effective with the syncopated percussion parts available from the... view details
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Celebrate with Music! Celebrate with Music!
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

Opening joyfully with men and women singing in octaves, this exuberant original is a distinctive, energetic way to open your concert! With a middle section featuring treble or children's voices, an ending... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
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$24.95
Child of Tomorrow Child of Tomorrow
Mark Patterson - BriLee Music Publishing

"Child of tomorrow, look now and see, this world awaits you and all that you'll be.  Yours are the heavens and yours are the seas, child of tomorrow, go forth and follow your dream."  This beautiful text is... view details
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$1.95
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EEasy
$1.95
 
CD 
$25.00
A Choral Flourish A Choral Flourish
Linda Spevacek - Heritage Music Press

An invigorating work, full of wonderful contrasts in vocal textures and dynamics! "Plaudite, plaudite, clap your hands. Psallite, psallite, play your strings" is a recurrent motive that fuels the excitement... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$2.10
SSA 
MAMedium-Advanced
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Christmas Wishes Christmas Wishes
Ruth Morris Gray - Heritage Music Press

"Look, the trees are bright, strung with twinkling lights; there's excitement in the air!" It's true! This playful piece will put excitement in the air for singers and audiences alike. Quoting We Wish

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MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Clap Your Hands Clap Your Hands
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

Here's a captivating choral work written especially for 2-part and developing SSA choirs. Energetic vocal lines are punctuated by rhythmic handclaps, added layer upon layer to create a festive contemporary... view details
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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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MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
A Clare Benediction A Clare Benediction
John Rutter - Oxford University Press

This extraordinary benediction is dedicated to Clare College in Cambridge, where John Rutter taught for a number of years.  The tranquil setting, vocal ranges, even the choice of tempo and key is remarkable as... view details
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EEasy
$2.30
SAB 
EEasy
$2.30
SSA 
EEasy
$2.30
Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.90