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A Soft Day
[level: Medium]
Daniel Brinsmead | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1150 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
In Ireland a “soft day” is one with misty rain instead of the more typical Irish downpour. It is a day to celebrate the out-of-doors. The Aussie composer has beautifully captured the spirit of the message the Irish poet had depicted.

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Cover Caro Mio Ben [level: Easy]
Giordano, arr. Barbara Harlow
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 138 | duration: 2:10 | price: $1.50
accompaniment: piano
The famous Italian art song set in two parts. Pronunciation guide underlayed. The piece may also be sung in unison.

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Der Tanz
[level: Medium]
Franz Schubert, arr. Drew Collins
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1155 | duration: 1:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Schubert’s famous, buoyant piece for mixed voices is now available in a tastefully arranged treble version, the original German now joined by a second verse in English.

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Cover Du bist du Ruh [level: Medium]
Franz Schubert, ed. Peter A. Eklund | Peter A. Eklund Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 767 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: piano
A beautiful, romantic song composed by Schubert for solo voice, now tastefully arranged for three-part women. To be sung in German.


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Cover Ein Deutsches Kyrie [level: Medium]
Johannes Brahms, arr. Robert Sieving | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1014 | duration: 4:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Brahms’ Symphony No.3, Op. 90, third movement is here arranged for chorus and piano, with the familiar Latin Kyrie as text. Beautifully realized, this is an elegant piece with soaring melodies, joined by a great piano part

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Cover Giá il sole dal Gange [level: Medium]
Scarlatti, arr. Robert Sieving | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 571 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A favorite solo art song tastefully and musically arranged in three parts. To be sung in Italian; a pronunciation underlay is included. For all ages of treble choirs.

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Cover Go, Lovely Rose [level: Difficult]
Brian Myer
voicing: SATB div | catalog number: SBMP 1056 | duration: 4:40 | price: $1.95
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 If Music Be the Food of Love [level: Medium]
Andrew Miller
voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1013 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, violin or flute
Great passion, a glorious melody, and a fine accompaniment, together make this a very special piece.

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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 O del mio dolce ardor [level: Medium]
Gluck, arr. Robert Sieving
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 377 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Tastefully arranged in four parts, to be sung in Italian, this aria is from “Paride et Elena,“ 1770.

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On this Side of the Window
[level: Difficult]
Philip White
voicing: SATB div./sop. solo | catalog number: SBMP 1128 | duration: 3:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The Los Angeles based film composer demonstrates his talent for drama in this unique choral piece. A gentle, rather dreamy style is its hallmark, the rich harmonic pallet its substance. Excellent for the adept chamber choir.

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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 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 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 Still wie die Nacht (Calm as the Night) [level: Medium]
Carl Bohm, arr. Robert Sieving
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 688 | duration: 4:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The famous art song is tastefully arranged for mixed choir, with both the women and the men having a turn at the beautiful melody. Sing it in the original German or in English.

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Trees
[level: Medium]
Daniel Brinsmead | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1117 | duration: 3:55 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
“I think I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree” states the beloved poem by Joyce Kilmer. Marked “espressivo,” choirs will delight in creating their unique stamp on this beautiful composition.

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Cover Van gli effluvi de le rose [level: Medium]
Francesco Paolo Tosti, arr. Robert Sieving | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 650 | duration: 2:00 | price: $1.60
accompaniment: piano
A beautiful Italian art song to be sung in the original Italian. A transliteration is provided.

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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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