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Cover A Fable [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1078 | duration: 2:55 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A fable by definition tells a quirky story that has profound meaning. The singers deliver the Ralph Waldo Emerson text with rhythms that evoke seriousness. Meanwhile, the piano adopts quasi-tango rhythms saying this can’t be serious! Great fun is the result, and a little lesson for life is the message.

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Cover A Father [level: Medium]
Kevin S. Foster
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1072 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano
Celebrate fatherhood with this delightful song. Opening with “A father walks with you below the tall trees and stars,” this sets the tone of the endearing poem. An impressive piano accompaniment provides great charm and vitality as it lends support to the chorus.

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Cover A Miner’s Life [level: Medium]
Seth Houston | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1086 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano, Doumbek; opt. flute, violin, bass
The rousing pentatonic tune of this Irish folksong comes to dramatic life in this stunning arrangement, the text telling of the rigors of the daily lives of the hard-working miners. Perform this with piano and Doumbek, or add some or all of the optional instruments for a full-fledged Irish reel.

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Cover A Universal Dream [level: Difficult]
Jenni Brandon
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1058 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano, djembe
The text expresses the universal message of liberty and freedom. A unique piece for women, it is both theatric and ethnic in its style, with a rhythmic djembe drum and a text that includes various translations of the word “liberty.” To properly realize its dramatic impact, it is recommended for the large choir.

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Cover About Us Lies the Summer Night [level: Medium]
Brad Nix
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1076 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The text speaks of nature, but ends on a religious note as poet Robert Louis Stevenson finds in the glow of the sky the symbol of the promise of Heavenly light. Elegant with great melodic interest, a dramatic climax, and an artistic piano accompaniment, this seasonal piece could find a home in both a concert and church setting.

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Cover After the Storm [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1066 | duration: 5:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Written in homage to the city of Joplin, MO, the 2011 victim of a horrific tornado disaster, the text resonates profoundly in our world of all too frequent natural disasters. The composer paints a musical collage of the ending sentiment of the poem as it suggests how to recover “one step at a time.” This beautifully rendered composition would provide a thought-provoking moment in a program as it deals with the extraordinary power of nature and the resilience of the human spirit.

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Cover America the Beautiful [level: Medium]
Bates and Ward, arr. Frank J. La Rocca | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1068 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
A stunning concert-worthy arrangement utilizing three verses of the original text, it builds to a dramatic, maestoso ending. Listen to the exquisite recording provided by the commissioning choir or watch the YouTube video of pictures to accompany their performance

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Cover Angele Dei [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1087 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
A stunning setting of this Latin text that speaks of a guardian angel, it has great melodic interest combined with superb drama. Building to an impassioned climax, it then dissolves the momentum via repeated amens colored by interesting harmonies, and ultimately comes to rest with all voices now low in their ranges. Special.

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Cover As I Walk with Beauty [level: Easy]
Bob Moore
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1061 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The uplifting text, adapted from a Navajo prayer, is set to a simple but beautiful melody with all voices getting a turn to sing it. The three part harmony sections are artfully crafted with excellent voice leading making this a superb piece to sing. The piano offers a fine accompaniment that is both supportive and interesting.

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Cover Bright Morning Stars [level: Medium]
arr. Shawn Kirchner
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1077 | duration: 5:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
This artful arrangement of a great Appalachian folk melody will be loved by both singers and audiences. A superb piano accompaniment adds greatly to the texture that grows and builds as the song progresses and ultimately returns to the unadorned beauty of the opening solo.

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Cover Do Not Go Gentle [level: Difficult]
David N. Childs
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1064 | duration: 5:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The famous Dylan Thomas poem is given impassioned treatment with soaring melodies and dramatic harmonies. This one will give the audience goose bumps.

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Cover Dream Ship, The [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1079 | duration: 6:50 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano, cello
Great imagination on the part of poet Eugene Field is brought to well-crafted musical life by the composer. The choir opens with the unpitched sounds of the wind blowing over a gentle sea, with the ghostly dream ship of our sleep appearing in the form of a cello accompanied by whimsical notes from the piano. Great drama unfolds as our dreams, thrilling and mysterious, build to a dramatic climax, and then recede back into the wind and sea sounds, now with a soulful cello and a pensive piano. The length and drama of this piece make it a wonderful centerpiece for a concert.

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Cover Everyone Sang [level: Medium]
Paul Rudoi
voicing: TTB | catalog number: SBMP 1057 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The profound poem by Siegfried Sassoon, with a subtle theme of war and peace and alive with colorful images, has been given vivid musical treatment. A highly creative piano part soars on its own, coupled with superb melodic writing for the voices.

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Cover First Peter 3:15 [level: Medium]
Nathaniel Yoder
voicing: SATB, ST solos | catalog number: SBMP 1084 | duration: 5:40 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano
Opening with a conversation between two soloists, the piece gradually builds to a pull out all the stops full-blown gospel style. The piano lends minimal support until things really get going—it then joins in adding rhythmic punctuation and harmonic interest. The text was inspired by and adapted from the biblical verse of the title.

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Cover From My Heart Springs a Song [level: Medium]
Mona Reese
voicing: SSA/SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1060 | duration: 2:30 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: a cappella
A joyful piece for women, the two equal choirs at times have canonic imitation, other times sing as one. A song of praise to God, it concludes with an alleluia section that builds to a glorious ending.

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Cover Go, Lovely Rose [level: Difficult]
Brian Myer
voicing: SATB div | catalog number: SBMP 1056 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
Great color and passion and a hauntingly beautiful ending are the hallmarks of this special setting of this beloved Edmund Waller text. The title words open the piece with a motif encompassing a perfect fifth. This motif then appears woven into the layered texture of many of the phrases, and is echoed at the end for a dramatic conclusion. Highly recommended for the adept choir.

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Cover Hope Is the Thing with Feathers [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1071 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Treble choirs will delight in this beautiful setting of the favorite Emily Dickinson text. An elegant, dramatic piano accompaniment adds great color and support to the expertly crafted melodic lines of the singers. Also available for SATB

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Cover I See the Heaven’s Glories Shine [level: Medium]
Andrea Ramsey
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1063 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The singers get to shine in this majestic piece set to a poem by Emily Bronte. An outstanding showpiece. Also available for SATB or SSAA.

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Cover Marchin’ to Zion [level: Medium]
arr. Tim Harbold
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1074 | duration: 5:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Starting very innocently, gospel quickly takes hold and the piece gets to marchin’ all the way to a rousing conclusion. This one is a great closer.

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Cover Monotone [level: Medium]
J. Michael Saunders | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1075 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The fast-moving broken chords of the piano provide the monotone effect while the chorus is blessed with beautiful, dramatic melodies. A stunning setting of the Carl Sandburg poem.

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Cover Oracle of Spring [level: Medium]
Mari Esabel Valverde | International Orange Chorale Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1081 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The “oracle” is a lively bird, very active in announcing the arrival of spring through its song. Madrigal-like in style, contemporary in feeling, set to a text by Goethe, this is a fine addition to the seasonal literature befitting spring.

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Cover Pear Tree, The [level: Medium]
Sheena Phillips
voicing: TBB | catalog number: SBMP 1067 | duration: 2:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
A rollicking, fun Scottish song telling of a bit of failed moonlight romance under a pear tree thanks to two young lads up in the tree armed with a supply of pears. The text is flavored with a bit of authentic Scottish pronunciation and some nonsense syllables, the latter leading up to the moral of the story: “Don’t go courtin’ under a pear tree.”

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Cover Prayer of Black Elk [level: Medium]
Karen P. Thomas | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1085 | duration: 4:20 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano
“Hear me, four quarters of the world. A relative I am!” This profound statement of the prayer of Sioux Indian Black Elk dramatically begins this piece. Upbeat in tempo, with a spirited piano accompaniment and great harmonic color, this is a welcome addition to repertoire related to peace or humanity.

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Cover Proud Songster [level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1073 | duration: 4:10 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano, flute
The Songster of the title is not one, but three different species of birds, here cleverly represented by an agile flute. Great interplay between the flute and the singers, coupled with an artistic underlay by the piano, make this a special piece worthy of being called an art song for the chorus.

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Cover Sinner Man [level: Medium]
arr. Matthew Culloton | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1059 | duration: 2:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
A clever arrangement of this minor key American folk song, it often plays the women against the men, and vice versa, as they tell the story of “where you gonna run to,” thereby creating drama and fun as the story evolves. Conservative ranges and little divisi make this accessible to many choirs.

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Cover Stars I Shall Find [level: Medium]
Seth Houston | Donald Brinegar Choral Series
voicing: SA or TB | catalog number: SBMP 1065 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Poet Sara Teasdale dreams of special stars, a “crystal of peace.” The music is marked by compelling melodies, sensitive counterpoint, a luscious harmonic language, and an evocative piano accompaniment. Singers will love to sing this as each part is special.

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Cover The Pure, The Bright, The Beautiful [level: Medium]
Frank J. La Rocca
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1070 | duration: 5:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The text, with its recipe for living a good life, is treated to a beautiful melody, often shared among the three voice parts. The composer has created a tasteful, precious setting — all ages of treble choirs can take delight in this piece.

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Cover There Will Come Soft Rains [level: Medium]
Brian Holmes | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1062 | duration: 4:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Two poems by Sara Teasdale contrast the sadness and ugliness of war with the resilience and splendor of nature in springtime. A masterful setting of these profound texts, with great word painting and sensitivity, it would fit especially well in thematic concerts about war or peace or nature.

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Cover Were You There? [level: Medium]
arr. Kevin S. Foster
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1080 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The arranger works his special magic as he uses the title words, “Were you there?” to become a musical underlay for the other questions that make up this text. The story having been told, the underlay of “Were you there?” then becomes a musical collage, with repetitions gently leaving one to ponder the question. A captivating, thoughtful arrangement, excellent for church or the concert hall.

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Cover Wisdom (It was a night of early spring) [level: Medium]
Ryan O’Connell | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1083 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
A beautiful setting of a Sara Teasdale text that describes spring as something more profound than just flowers and birds that sing. It leaves us with a bit of philosophical insight, and would provide a nice contrast for a spring program.

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Cover You Were the Wind [level: Medium]
David N. Childs
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1082 | duration: 6:30 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano
Two Sara Teasdale texts come to dramatic life, love lost being the theme of the first, the second offering the promise that “My life will live in music after me.” An elegant musical setting for the mature choir, this would make an impressive concert centerpiece.

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Cover Zing Uh Boo Day [level: Medium]
Allen Koepke
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1069 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Liven up the action for your choir with this zinger of a piece. Composer/poet Koepke has created a strictly for fun bit of nonsense, providing us with a meaning-of-life spoof. A few nonsense syllables form the “profound” refrain as they answer life’s difficult questions. Rhythmic drive, high energy, three parts all the way, an upbeat piano adds to the mix. Singers will love to “zing” out on this one.

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