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Secular Concert Openers and Closers (166)
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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
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 Domino Cantate Domino
Vicki Tucker Courtney - BriLee Music Publishing

Alternating between Latin and English text, this rhythmic, celebratory setting is a fantastic opener for women's choirs! Interesting meter changes, a contrasting middle section, and a simple piano

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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 Domino Cantate Domino
Ken Berg - Walton Music

It's easy and fun to get into the feel of 5/4 meter in this exciting work.  Especially effective as a concert opener, this will challenge your women's choir in a very positive way! ... view details
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Cantate Domino Cantate Domino
Patti Drennan - Hal Leonard Corporation

The Latin text of this contemporary concert work is not difficult and the obbligato trumpet adds rhythmic exuberance. An excellent opener for honor choir, high school and community groups! ... 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
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$27.95
Celebrate Music Celebrate Music
Joseph M. Martin - Hal Leonard Corporation

Create a joyful celebration with this festive work that affirms the positive power of music in our lives. Opening with bright syncopations and accessible mixed meter, it is a brilliant display of fine choral... view details
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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
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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$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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EEasy
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$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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$2.10
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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
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$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 Your Hands Clap Your Hands
arr. Paul Carey - Hal Leonard Corporation

Clap, stomp, shake and sing this lively arrangement of the American folk tune Old Joe Clark. With rhythmic twists, percussion, and movement suggestions, this is a fun showstopper that will be a

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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
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MEMedium Easy
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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
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EEasy
$2.30
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EEasy
$2.30
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EEasy
$1.55