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January 2016
Pre-Release Octavos

CoverA cuckoo flew out of the woods [level: Easy]
arr. B. Wayne Bisbee

voicing: Unison | catalog number: SBMP 239 | duration: 2:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: flute, piano, opt. triangle

A delightful, upbeat arrangement of a Slovac carol; suitable for all ages.

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CoverAlleluia 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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CoverAlleluia, Rejoice! [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes | Edith Copley Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1093 | duration: 4:45 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: bells

The Hodie chant is skillfully combined with O Come Emmanuel. The piece may be sung in the round, or used as a processional. This is a great program opener or closer. Also available for SATB and TB

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CoverAnd One Bee [level: Easy]
Charles K. Hoag | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 779 | duration: 1:15 | price: $1.80
accompaniment: piano

The whimsical poem by Emily Dickinson comes to life, complete with the buzzing of the bee.

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CoverAnimal Verses of Ogden Nash [level: Easy]
Marion Verhaalen | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: unison | catalog number: SBMP 721 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: piano

9 short pieces: The Duck, The Wapiti, The Seagull, The Pigeon, The Lamb, The Firefly, The Octopus, The Porcupine, and The Panther. This little suite of pieces is both great fun and highly artistic in its demeanor.

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CoverAnimalia: Candy Lion, The Frog, Turtle Tango [level: Easy]
Earl J. Reisdorff | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: unison | catalog number: SBMP 781 | duration: 3:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Wonderful texts, delightful music. The final tango dances off the page. unison - piano - duration: 3:40 [difficulty level: easy]

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CoverAnswer to a Child's Question [level: Easy]
Timothy Strang

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 98 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, flute

The text of Samuel Taylor Coleridge provided composer Strang with a wonderful opportunity to write a piece with great appeal to young people.

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CoverAntonio [level: Easy]
Jay Broeker

voicing: 2 equal voices | catalog number: SBMP 873 | duration: 2:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

Perfect for young singers. The piece has an octave range (e1 - e2), is mostly unison, and when in 2 parts, both are melodic. The poem by Laura E. Richards is delightful. First verse: Antonio, Antonio Was tired of living alonio. He thought he would woo Miss Lissamy Lu, Miss Lissamy Lucy Molonio.

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CoverBanjo Sam [level: Easy]
American Folk Song, arr. Jay Broeker

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1055 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, banjo, percussion

Based on an American folk tune from the southern folk tradition of the early 1900s, this is an upbeat showpiece that incorporates a banjo player, a bit of non-improvised scat singing, a fun text, and the option of clog or tap dancers to create both rhythmic and visual excitement. It was commissioned for and first sung by a treble honor choir.

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CoverBattle Hymn of the Republic [level: Easy]
Steffe, arr. Munsen & Golemo

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 441 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.60
accompaniment: piano/opt. brass

There are many possibilities for this dramatic arrangement: sing it in unison, use a soloist on the first verse, sing it in two parts, add a brass/percussion ensemble.

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CoverBeati in domo Domini [level: Medium]
James G. Kantor | Robyn Lana Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1112 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: flute

The opening chant could be repeated to accommodate a procession making this a dramatic opening for a concert. Following the chant the music becomes rhythmic and upbeat, with hand claps and finger snaps adding aural and visual excitement. A high-spirited flute adds special color to the performance. Also available for SAB.

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CoverBel Canto [level: Medium]
Gary Fry | Robyn Lana Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1125 | duration: 3:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, or bell choir

With text created from singers’ comments about the meaning of singing, the Emmy award-winning composer created a classy and high-spirited choral piece. Perform it with piano or bell choir (43 handbells / 6 octaves).

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CoverBell Carol [level: Easy]
Leontovich, arr. Dick Thompson

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 72 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, opt. handbells

An easy, effective two part arrangement of the familiar Carol of the Bells by Lenontovich

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CoverCalico Pie [level: Easy]
Timothy Strang

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 241 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.70
accompaniment: 1 piano, 4 hands

The whimsical text by Edward Lear sets the tone for this frolicking, energetic piece. Wonderful for young singers.


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CoverCedar Swamp [level: Easy]
arr. Jay Broeker

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 442 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Mr. Broeker has done it again! Great swinging fun abounds in this arrangement. The voices introduce the piece imitating the sound of a "mountain" fiddle.

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CoverClick Beetle [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 931 | duration: 2:00 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: piano

A clever text by Mary Ann Hoberman meets composer Ginsberg who gets the castanets going to emulate the beetle; the piano then joins in taking off in a jazzy swing style, and the story gets told with fun, playful melodies interweaving as though at play. One of a set of three Bug Songs.

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CoverCockroach [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 932 | duration: 4:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Second in the set of three Bug Songs, composer Ginsberg approaches this Mary Ann Hoberman text with mock seriousness. Unison much of the way, the second part enters with its own tune, the piano gets melodramatic, and the story ends with a punch line that is a question. Great fun!

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CoverCricket [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 933 | duration: 1:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Third in the set of three Bug Songs, composer Ginsberg gets playful with this Mary Ann Hoberman text, the piano setting the mood of a dancing cricket, and the singers eagerly telling the story, with one part overlapping the other, often in imitation.

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CoverCuncti simus [level: Easy]
ed. Ricardo Soto

voicing: Unison | catalog number: SBMP 306 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: optional instrument ensemble [Ostinato: suggested instruments are harp, guitar, strings, and handbells] [Melody: violin, flute, recorder or oboe] [Percussion: claves, congas, and finger cymbals]

The possibilities are numerous for this unison dance-like piece. Add a variety of instruments, use it as a procession, a concert opener or closer, a piece to surround your audience, with a tiny choir, or a huge choir. Great Spanish spirit. Directions for the instrumental ensemble are included in the choral score.

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CoverDie Forelle [level: Medium]
Schubert, ed. Ruth Boshkoff

voicing: Unison | catalog number: SBMP 355 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: piano

Schubert's TROUT now ready for young singers. Sing the first verse in the original German, then additional verses using a well constructed English text.


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CoverDown by the Riverside [level: Easy]
arr. Brant Adams | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 231 | duration: 5:25 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

This piece is sure to bring your audience to their feet! The vocal parts are supported, though not doubled, by the piano part.Conductors will want to add this piece to their library, in the folder marked, “absolute winner!” Also available for SATB or TTBB.

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CoverDuck and the Kangaroo, The [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: 2 part | catalog number: SBMP 735 | duration: 3:10 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: piano

For two equal voice parts, this is a fun piece set to a nonsense poem by Edward Lear. The accompaniment has some Charley Brown flavor, the voice parts are often unison, or in imitation, making the piece perfect for the younger choir.

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CoverGardener of the World [level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1042 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano



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CoverGartan Mother's Lullaby [level: Medium]
arr. Neil Ginsberg | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 654 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Not your typical lullaby, the Irish folksong is full of interesting Irish folklore. A lovely melody, and a charming accompaniment. Children will love this piece.


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CoverGloria [level: Easy]
Nancy Hill Cobb

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 578 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, flute

A majestic GLORIA, this would be a terrific opener or closer for a concert. A fine flute player is needed for this dramatic part which soars above the choir.

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CoverGoin' to Boston [level: Easy]
arr. John F. Campbell

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 460 | duration: 1:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A sprightly piano accompaniment sets the dance-like mood of this American folk song.

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CoverGuppy and the Cow, The [level: Easy]
Randall Johnson | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 958 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Two whimsical poems by Ogden Nash cleverly come to life, the Guppy moving along with a samba-like piano accompaniment, the Cow swaying to a jazzy beat, spiced up with a bit of doo wop by the singers. Cool fun for the young choir.

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CoverHanerot Halalu [level: Easy]
arr. Neil Ginsberg

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 587 | duration: 3:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, clarinet

An upbeat piece that is fun to sing and to hear with the klesmer style clarinet adding great color. A short Hebrew text is joined by an English text by the composer.

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CoverHold On [level: Easy]
arr. Jay Broeker

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 321 | duration: 3:36 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: bass, percussion

Treble choirs will delight in the opportunity to indulge in this program winner. Percussion and bass join the a cappella singing which begins quietly and innocently, and builds to a dramatic flair at the ending.

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CoverI Am [level: Easy]
Melanie Horne | Robyn Lana Choral Series

voicing: 2 part | catalog number: SBMP 1178 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Young singers can easily learn this cleverly constructed piece. Melodies are present at all times. When combined they add contrast and interest.

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CoverI Am a Cloud [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 883 | duration: 4:35 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

A clever piece set to a text of Sara Teasdale. The opening repeat of I AM teases us as we wait to be surprised by A Cloud. Always close to Broadway in his style, Ginsberg has created a fun and meaningful adventure for young singers.

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CoverIn Anchor Bay [level: Easy]
Sue Bohlin

voicing: SA (div.) | catalog number: SBMP 731 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

The composer created this piece for her Anchor Bay Children’s Chorus. Upbeat, with Latin rhythms and a fun text, this one is a crowd pleaser and will be a delight for children to learn. The ranges are conservative, much of the time the writing features unison or melodic writing for each part. There is an opportunity to incorporate some ad lib dancing, making this piece even more fun for all.

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CoverIn Dublin's Fair City [level: Medium]
James Yorkston, arr. D. Shawn Berry

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 515 | duration: 3:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Let's all go to Ireland and look for Molly Malone wheeling her wheel barrow! This delightful arrangement of this favorite gives each part a chance at the melody, and when there are two parts, each part is melodic in itself making the piece easy to teach. The piano keeps the wheel barrow moving throughout the piece.

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CoverJambo [level: Medium]
Teddy Kalanda Harrison - arr. Jacob Narverud | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1134 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: percussion

The Kenyan composer received world-wide recognition and platinum certification with his group Them Mushroom’s recording of his piece. Now available in an exciting arrangement for choirs, it is bound to be a favorite.

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CoverJubilate Deo [level: Medium]
Rebecca te Velde | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 640 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Festive, great musicality, a wonderful addition to the collection of treble pieces using this text.

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CoverKyrie eleison [level: Easy]
Randall Johnson | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 887 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The musicality of this piece is excellent, with the harmonies and rhythms giving it a contemporary feel. Also available for SATB or TTBB.


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CoverLaudate Pueri [level: Easy]
Nancy Hill Cobb

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 396 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, opt. flute/cello

Unison, two-part, and finally three-part writing combine with an excellent supportive and colorful accompaniment to make an outstanding concert piece. An optional conductor score and instrumental parts extend the accompaniment to piano, flute and cello.

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CoverLaudate Pueri [level: Easy/Medium]
Brant Adams | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 917 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano

Written for a festival performance, this is a rather extensive piece at over five minutes, but worth every second of it for both performer and listener. Mostly in 2 parts, the soprano occasionally has divisi. Often each part is melodic making this an easy and fun piece to teach.

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CoverLittle Birch Tree [level: Easy]
arr. Sue Bohlin

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 757 | duration: 2:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, opt. cello

The voices sing the melody throughout, with one short section where it is treated as a canon. The piano accompaniment captures the exciting movement of the dancing leaves of the birch tree. This folk melody was made famous by Tchaikovsky who used it the fourth movement of his Symphony no. 4.

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Coverlittle tree [level: Medium]
Paul Carey | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 614 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

A marvelous song for the young to "sing to" the Christmas tree. Great fun, and a musical delight.

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CoverLoosin Yelav [level: Medium]
arr. Paul Carey | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 679 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The colorful, melodic song tells of the rising of the moon. Made famous by Dawn Upshaw, it is given artistic treatment in this arrangement and offers much opportunity for dramatic expression. The text is Armenian with the transliteration under the notes; the original Armenian is above the notes for easy reference.

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CoverMairi's Wedding [level: Easy]
arr. Jay Broeker | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 229 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano & flute

Young singers find this piece delightful.



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CoverMarchin' to Freedom [level: Medium]
Rollo A. Dilworth | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 497 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Swing out with this exciting piece that takes us on a vigorous march climaxing with the beloved spiritual OH FREEDOM. Also available for SATB.

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CoverMendelssohn’s Prayer for Peace [level: Easy]
Mendelssohn, arr. Kirk Aamot | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 884 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, flute, cello

A charming piece by the famous composer. Sing it in German or English.

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CoverMichael Row the Boat Ashore [level: Easy]
arr. Neil Ginsberg | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 235 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: piano

A contemporary setting in the folk mode.

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CoverMoh lee hwah [level: Easy]
arr. B. Wayne Bisbee

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 677 | duration: 2:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, finger cymbals

Composer Bisbee has painted a beautiful picture of a Chinese garden. The gentle finger cymbals set the tone, the piano adding embellishment like a colorful blossom in the garden. To be sung in Chinese, there is a pronunciation guide for this easy text.

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CoverMountains Are Calling Me, The [level: Easy]
Tom T. Shelton Jr. | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 943 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, glockenspiel

A charming piece with a great melody first presented alone, then with a descant. Young singers will adore this one.

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CoverMozart's Adagio [level: Medium]
Mozart, arr. Kirk Aamot | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 565 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, clarinet or vln. or fl.

A vocal adaptation of the beautiful melody from the second movement of Mozart's CLARINET CONCERTO IN A MAJOR, the text the traditional KYRIE. All first sing the melody before branching out into two parts. The clarinet obbligato adds authenticity to the arrangement, based as it is on the original score.

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CoverMusic Speaks for me, The [level: Easy]
Philip E. Silvey

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 403 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, violin or flute

"The music speaks for me as only music can." Two parts throughout, singers will enjoy the melody and the sentiment of this piece presented in a contemporary folk style.

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CoverNine Hundred Miles [level: Easy]
arr. Philip E. Silvey

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 438 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The composer catches the mood of the train theme of the piece in a most artistic fashion. Great for middle school singers.Also available for TBB, SATB or SAB.


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