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CoverA Soft Day [level: Medium]
Daniel Brinsmead | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1150 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
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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CoverAt the Mid Hour of Night [level: Medium]
Andrew R. Jacobson | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1266 | duration: 4:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

With the music marked “Dreamlike,” the poem has us dreaming of a love remembered. The composer has created a beautiful art song with both soaring melodies, and tender pensive moments, all in close compassion to the text.

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CoverCantares de mi tierra [level: Medium]
Julio de Osmaarr. William Bausano
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1403 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

The arranger has chosen two of the famous Cantares from Spain. The Spanish flavor will be self-evident as these great pieces unfold. This is a very special dramatic addition to the treble concert repertoire.

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CoverCaro 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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CoverDer 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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CoverDormi Jesu [level: Difficult]
Kim André Arnesen | Joel Rinsema Kantorei Choral Series
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voicing: SSATB | catalog number: SBMP 1357 | duration: 6:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Awesome best describes this composition. Fine choirs will delight in performing this splendid piece. The solos optionally can be performed by a small group.

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CoverDu 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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CoverEin 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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CoverEr, der Herrlichste von allen [level: Medium]
Robert Schumann - arr. Thea Sikora Engelson
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1375 | duration: 4:25 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

This excellent arrangement of a song from a solo song cycle by famed composer Robert Schumann will add some class to a program. Sing it in the original German or in English.

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CoverGiá 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: $2.05
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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CoverGo, 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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CoverGypsy Song [level: Medium]
Georges Bizet, arr. Thea Sikora Engelson
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voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1412 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

The famous aria from the opening of act two of Carmen offers a wonderful introduction to the world of opera. The opera, created in French, has the aria here offered in English. With two parts most of the way and moderate ranges, singers young and old can enjoy this.

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CoverHerself a Rose [level: Medium]
Cristine Temple-Evans | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1265 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The Cristina Rossetti poem comes to sparkling life, concluding with a canon repeating “Herself a rose, who bore the Rose.” The piano has its own motif, first presented as the introduction, then as short interludes between verses. Melodic interest is present in all parts making this a singer’s delight.

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CoverIf 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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CoverLove Bade Me Welcome [level: Difficult]
Daniel Brinsmead | Nathan J. Kreitzer Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1269 | duration: 5:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Impressive and special are the adjectives that come to mind for this piece. The composer has become known for his ability to create a beautiful, meaningful piece. This one does not disappoint.

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CoverMonotone [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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CoverMornings [level: Medium]
Carson Cooman
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1230 | duration: 2:12 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The poem by Henry David Thoreau suggests that there are mornings when the world begins anew. A delightfully fresh piece, as bright as a new day, it could make an interesting companion piece to one of the many pieces available about evenings.

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CoverOn 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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CoverOracle 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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CoverProud 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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CoverStars [level: Medium]
Allan Bevan
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voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1398 | duration: 3:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

Melodies abound in this sophisticated SA piece. Set to a profound, uplifting text, mature treble choirs will be pleased to discover this gem.

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CoverStars I Shall Find [level: Medium]
Seth Houston | Donald Brinegar Choral Series

voicing: SA or TB | catalog number: SBMP 1065 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.05
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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CoverStill wie die Nacht (Calm as the Night) [level: Medium]
Carl Bohm, arr. Robert Sieving

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 688 | duration: 4:15 | price: $2.05
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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CoverThe gift I’ll leave you [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen | Joel Rinsema Kantorei Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1370 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Working with a profound Euan Tait poem on the theme of love, composer Arnesen has created another winner. An exquisite piano part supports the composer’s memorable melodies.

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CoverThe Singer’s Dance [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen
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voicing: SATB; S solo | catalog number: SBMP 1411 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

A soprano solo, optionally sung by all the sopranos, provides the elegant introduction, Beautiful melodies abound here as the story of the singer’s dance unfolds.

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CoverThe Waters Wrecked the Sky [level: Medium]
Connor Koppin
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1365 | duration: 6:20 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

This unique composition uses a single motive to link formal sections of the piece and portray the profound feeling one experiences in the aftermath of a storm where a natural landscape remains completely the same, yet is entirely changed. The talented composer herein creates drama to be expressed by both the pianist and the singers.

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CoverThere Will Come Soft Rains [level: Medium]
Connor J. Koppin | Joseph Ohrt Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1390 | duration: 5:20 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

Teasdale’s famous poem is dramatically defined in this musical gem. With lots of color, and great expressive dictates, fine choirs will revel in the challenge of this beautiful composition.

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CoverTrees [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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CoverTu sangre en la mía [level: Medium]
Shawn L. Kirchner
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1377 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The Grammy nominated piece is set to a poem by famed poet Pablo Neruda. The composition is stylish and sophisticated and will be a welcome addition to music set in the Spanish language. The title translates “My Blood.”

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CoverVan 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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CoverWisdom (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’O Sole Mio [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud
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voicing: TBB | catalog number: SBMP 1364 | duration: 3:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The beloved Italian song has been tastefully arranged for 3-part men. The pure Italian vowels make this a great teaching tool while introducing the singers to a special art song.

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