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Cover A Christmas Carmen [level: Medium]
Christopher S. Delp | Joseph Ohrt Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1021 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: a cappella
American poet John Greenleaf Whittier authored the profound text. “Carmen” of the title in Latin translates as “song” or “poem.” The poem begins:
Sound over all waters, reach out from all lands,
The chorus of voices, the clasping of hands;
Sing hymns that were sung by the stars of the morn,
Sing songs of the angels when Jesus was born!
Composer Delp has done a masterful job setting the text. With very little divisi, it is accessible to many choirs.

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Cover A Christmas Carol [level: Medium]
Sheena Phillips
voicing: SSAATBB | catalog number: SBMP 723 | duration: 4:25 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
The G.K. Chesterton poem is treated to a hauntingly beautiful melody. Listen to this piece once, and you will long to hear it again.

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Cover A La Nanita [level: Easy]
arr. Ed Henderson
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 374 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano; opt. inst. charango, guitar, percsussion
The piano imitates a guitar rhythm. Three-part choral writing adds an ethnic feel to this Hispanic carol. For more color, add the instruments. [The text was modified after the recording was made, hence does not exactly match what is in the printed score.]

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A Rianxeira
[level: Medium]
arr. Vicente Chavarria | Joshua Habermann Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1200 | duration: 4:29 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
This charming Galician folksong has been artfully arranged. The title refers to the name of a fishing village. To be sung in Galician which closely resembles Spanish.

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Cover A Rose in the Deeps of My Heart [level: Medium]
Jonathan Adams
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 982 | duration: 3:05 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
The W.B. Yeats poem has inspired a lovely, contemporary madrigal. Skillfully crafted, beautiful choral writing brings this text to life.

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Cover A Shepherd’s Carol [level: Easy]
Traditional, arr. Ken Berg | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1001 | duration: 3:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: percussion
Three drums set the pace and add great interest to this sprightly carol. Energy abounds as the voices continue to call for the shepherds to sing noel! This creative setting would be very effective used as a procession.

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Cover A Song of Triumph [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud | Terry J. Barham Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 978 | duration: 3:55 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
A joyous, spirited setting of Psalm 95 suitable for concert or church use. Interesting lines are present in all parts, and the lush choral texture creates a fantastic sound to support the sacred text. Especially appropriate for the large choir.

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Cover A Winter Landscape [level: Medium]
Lane Johnson | Edith Copley Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 790 | duration: 3:40 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella
Highly mood sensitive with great attention to the text, this is a special piece for the winter season.

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Adam Lay Ybounden
[level: Medium]
arr. Ian R. Loeppky
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1090 | duration: 1:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: djembe
Highly dramatic, open fifths sung by the men set the tone, with the tribal style of the arrangement intensified by the rhythmic impact of a djembe, and illuminated by the final melismas of the women. Bring vital life to a Christmas program with this special piece.

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Adon Olam
[level: Difficult]
Kenneth Lampl | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1194 | duration: c. 6:00 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: a cappella
The award-winning film composer produced a dramatic setting of a celebratory Hebrew text. Rich harmonies and exquisite melodic interest distinguish this fine composition.

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Cover After the Winter [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1015 | duration: 4:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano or a cappella
While faced with the rigors of winter, the Claude McKay poem dreams of a magic, special place in nature with “ferns that never fade.” A unique, beautiful seasonal piece.

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Cover Agnus Dei [level: Medium]
Javier Busto | Jerry McCoy Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 119 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Award winning Spanish composer, Javier Busto has created a stunning contemporary setting of this famous text within the reach of most choirs.

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Cover Agnus Dei [level: Medium]
Kristina Vasiliauskaite | Baltic Series edited by Vance Wolverton
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 268 | duration: 1:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
From Missa Brevis in Honorem Beata Maria Virginis, a stunning work for the Christmas season. The movements are published separately, each one of them capable of standing alone.

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Cover Agnus Dei [level: Difficult]
Mikael Carlsson
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1019 | duration: 6:20 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
Fine choirs, who have access to a venue with good acoustics, will want to sing this fabulous setting of Agnus Dei. The Swedish composer builds great excitement, culminating in a mid-point phrase with 16 parts. Exquisite beauty, this one brings on goose bumps.

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Cover Ain’t that A-Rockin’ All Night [level: Medium]
arr. Laurie Betts Hughes | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 919 | duration: 3:05 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Number two of Three Mary Carols, the arranger draws from her personal experience as a young mother in this tender and clever arrangement.

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Cover Alleluia [level: Difficult]
Terry Schlenker | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 707 | duration: 5:00 | price: $1.70
accompaniment: a cappella
A beautiful setting for the advanced choir. Composer Schlenker knows how to create drama in his music—this piece is one of those rare ones that brings chills to the listener.

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Alleluia Incantation
[level: Easy]
Andrew Miller
voicing: SSA, TBB or SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1191 | duration: c. 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
A chant melody on the word Alleluia is joined by a drone on a perfect fifth. Adaptable to any voicing, this could work in the round, as a processional, or in concert formation on risers. The tempo can easily adjust to fit the acoustic. This would be a stunning opener or closer for a concert.

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Cover Amazing Grace [level: Medium]
arr. Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 437 | duration: 2:20 | price: $1.75
accompaniment: a cappella
Rich textures, close harmonies, a fresh setting for the four-part women's choir.


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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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Angele Dei
[level: Medium]
Lindsay Goodson | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1095 | duration: 6:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
“Angel of God” presents an opportunity for the women’s choir to sing like angels. Use of the outer reaches of range, occasional antiphonal writing, and clever harmonic shifts make this an outstanding show-piece for the adept choir.

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Cover Angels We Have Heard on High [level: Medium]
arr. Linda Paschal Gingrich
voicing: SATB/SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 125 | duration: 3:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
A marvelous antiphonal setting of the familiar carol. The SSAA “echo" could be sung by a quartet or a small group.

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Cover Angels We Have Heard on High [level: Medium]
arr. Drew Collins | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series
voicing: SSATBB | catalog number: SBMP 805 | duration: 2:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
In 7/8 time, and set in the mixolydian mode, this is a colorful setting of this favorite carol.

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Angelus
[level: Difficult]
Albert Alcaraz
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1229 | duration: 8:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
This impressive piece has great melodic interest and is filled with drama. Choirs large and small will enjoy the challenges it presents. It brings new breadth to the meaning of multicultural, with the composer in Spain, the commissioning choir in Galway, Ireland, and the recording choir in Argentina.

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Cover Arirang [level: Medium]
Korean folk song arr. Mark Templeton
voicing: TTTBBB | catalog number: SBMP 888 | duration: 3:50 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella
The beautiful and beloved Korean song in a sensitive, poignant arrangement for men. The score includes a pronunciation guide.

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Cover At Dawn of Day [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 991 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
As though in a dream of lost love, first the men sing the melody as the women color their melody with their oos; then the reverse takes place, with the women on the melody. Finally they join together to bring closure to this beautiful and poignant song for the lonely heart.

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Cover At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners [level: Medium]
René Clausen
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 874 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: a cappella
The well-known text by John Donne offers the male chorus an opportunity to sing from their hearts. Commissioned for an honor choir, the piece was very well received by singers and audience.

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Cover Autumn [level: Medium]
Joshua Shank | Donald Brinegar Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 560 | duration: 5:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The Rilke text is met with great drama, shimmering chords, and much sensitivity. For the advanced choir.

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Cover Ave Maria [level: Medium]
László Halmos
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 25 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
An eloquent setting of the familiar Ave Maria text. Hungarian composer Halmos wrote this setting of the Ave Maria in homage to Zoltán Kodály to commemorate the centenary of the composer's birth. Latin text only.

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Cover Ave Maria [level: Medium]
James McCray
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 57 | duration: 1:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
A stunning piece with great dramatic impact - especially beautiful in cathedral acoustics.

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Cover Ave Maria [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 292 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.75
accompaniment: a cappella
All the beauty of Renaissance vocal lines in a dramatic, contemporary setting. Conservative ranges will allow many age groups to enjoy this beautiful piece.

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Cover Ave Maria [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko
voicing: TBB | catalog number: SBMP 358 | duration: 4:06 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
Like no other Ave Maria before it, here is a setting at once dramatic, beautiful, and stunning in its inpact.

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Cover Ave Maria [level: Medium]
Craig Kingsbury | Donald Brinegar Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 468 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
A poignant setting for the mature choir. Lush chords, polyphonic passages, and some 4-part writing for both women and men add to the drama.

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Cover Ave Maria [level: Medium]
Giancarlo Aquilanti | Daniel Hughes Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 630 | duration: 3:35 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
Hauntingly beautiful with the text in the composer's native Italian.

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Cover Ave Maria [level: Medium]
Michael Eglin | Nathan J. Kreitzer Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 828 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The third movement of MISSA MARIA. Lush harmonies, intensely beautiful with a dramatic climax and a sensitive conclusion.

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Cover Ave Maria [level: Medium]
J. Edmund Hughes | Edith Copley Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 977 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The Ave Maria chant forms the basis for this clever, effective piece. It would be especially beautiful in a reverberant setting.

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Cover Ave Verum Corpus [level: Medium]
David N. Childs
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 462 | duration: 3:40 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: a cappella
An exquisite setting by a composer who has a special flair for setting Latin motet texts.

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Cover Ave Verum Corpus [level: Difficult]
Ariel Quintana
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 507 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
Words cannot describe the beauty of this setting. Limited divisi, a final quiet low E flat for basses, gorgeous harmonies, mature choirs will revel in this piece.

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Cover Away in a Manger [level: Medium]
arr. Brant Adams | Jerry McCoy Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 121 | duration: 3:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
A lush, beautfiul a cappella setting of the familiar carol.

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Cover Babethandaza [level: Medium]
arr. Daniel Hughes | Daniel Hughes Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 914 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: percussion
Sweet Honey in the Rock, a black singing group, has made this piece popular; they shared the text they got from an African native with Daniel Hughes. The Swahili text translates: We are marching in the light of God. A fine addition to this genre of music.

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Cover Back to Ethiopia [level: Medium]
arr. Paul Rardin | Jerry Blackstone Choral Series
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 155 | duration: 5:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
A poignant, hymn-like setting that is beautiful for the men's chorus. Written as a companion piece for Hol’ You'Han', the piece could also stand on its own .

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Cover Bagels & Biscuits [level: Difficult]
Theodore Lucas | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 262 | duration: 1:45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella
If you seek a fun novelty piece that will entertain your audience and delight your singers, this is it. A great encore or opener.

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Cover Barter [level: Medium]
Michael Eglin | Nathan J. Kreitzer Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 823 | duration: 6:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
A beautiful, lush setting of the famous text by Sara Teasdale.

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Big Sky
[level: Medium]
Seth Houston | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1185 | duration: 2:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
Crafted in the traditional shape-note style, the composer/poet again gives us a special piece inspired by his love of nature and concern for the environment. The concluding line begins with “the ocean and air, forest, hill, and plain, animal in flight, are in your care.” Distinctive music here enhances a great message.

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Cover Blow ye the trumpet, blow [level: Medium]
Lewis Edson, arr. Paul Carey | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 812 | duration: 2:10 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
One of thousands of hymns from the 1700s set to the words of Methodist Englishman Charles Wesley, the pentatonic melody gives it the feel of an early American hymn. Carey has done a masterful job with this arrangement.

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Cover Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind [level: Easy]
Emma Lou Diemer
voicing: Any | catalog number: SBMP 122 | duration: c. 3:00 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
Whisper chorus. The audience will be amazed by this very effective contrast for the December program. Can be performed by any group. This piece is the second movement of Feast for Christmas.

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Cover Blue Bird [level: Easy]
arr. Jungsun Lee
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 730 | duration: 2:45 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
A beautiful song with a short, but powerfully symbolic text. The Korean is written out as a transliteration making it easy to sing. There is no divisi and a conservative range, inviting choirs of all abilities to enjoy this special piece. Also available for SSA.

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Cover Blue Bird [level: Easy]
Korean folk song, arr. Jungsun Lee
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1035 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A beautiful Korean folk song, it has a short, but powerful text symbolic of a farmer’s dream for a better life. The transliteration makes this easy to learn. An artistic piano accompaniment lends support and adds its own color to the already colorful melodies - the piece may also be sung a cappella. Also available for SATB.

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Cover Brennen's Lullaby [level: Medium]
Terry Schlenker | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 777 | duration: 4:50 | price: $1.50
accompaniment: a cappella
This piece was composed by Terry Schlenker to honor St. Martin’s Chamber Choir member Brennen Maynard who tragically died at a very young age. Jo-Michael Scheibe tells us: Brennen Maynard was a student at the Northern Arizona University while I served as Director of Choral Activities and will be remembered as a fine student and wonderful musician and singer. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Brennen’s Lullabye will be used to support the Brennan Maynard Choral Scholarship at NAU. This octavo is only available as a uPrint PDF file.

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By the Light of the Moon
[level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey | Robyn Lana Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1197 | duration: 3:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Unison until the last few bars, this delightful piece is set to a Robert Louis Stevenson poem from his collection titled A Child’s Garden of Verses. A sprightly piano adds color and artistic value to the composition.

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