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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
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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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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The Blessing The Blessing
arr. Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

This a cappella Celtic Woman song is a sensitive, tender reflection of the love between two people and their gratefulness for each other. A wonderful tribute to love! "In the morning when you rise, I bless

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The Call of Music The Call of Music
Joseph M. Martin - Hal Leonard Corporation

A confident invitation to song, this artful choral is a celebration of the power of music in our lives. The positive message will inspire and encourage your musicians to change the world with song.

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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 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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SAB 
EEasy
$1.95
Two-Part 
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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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.25
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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SSATBB 
MAMedium-Advanced
$2.10
SSA 
MAMedium-Advanced
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
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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Do, Lord, Remember Me Do, Lord, Remember Me
Andre J. Thomas - Heritage Music Press

The traditional spiritual Do, Lord, Remember Me is presented here in a rousing, joyful concert setting for better mixed choirs. The inimitable writing style of Andre Thomas shines through every measure... view details
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SATB 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$24.95
Exaudi Laudate Exaudi Laudate
Beverly Patton - Heritage Music Press

This high-energy piece in a contemporary style is perfect as an opener in a concert or festival setting. Featuring a Latin text, the opening fanfare-like section leads to a contrapuntal middle section

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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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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
Gloria Fanfare Gloria Fanfare
Laura Farnell - BriLee Music Publishing

A brilliant, trumpet-like choral fanfare opens this regal work and reappears throughout in response to the softer, contrasting passages. Lots of block chords and a bright tempo help to make this a terrific

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
SSAA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD Piano
$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 Deo Alleluia! Jubilate Deo Alleluia!
Judith Herrington - Pavane Publishing

This is a fantastic festival piece! The Latin words taken from the Psalms are joyful, and the parts are easily learned. The antiphonal nature of the work sets it apart as a great concert opener or

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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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