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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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