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CoverA 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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CoverA 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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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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CoverA la Media Noche [level: Medium]
arr. Joan Szymko

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 304 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, flute, percussion, claves, shaker, conga

The gals can really ring out on this festive arrangement. To be sung in Spanish, it will add a special merriment to the holiday concert.

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CoverA 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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CoverA La Ru [level: Easy]
arr. Paul Stuart

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 283 | duration: 2:22 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Treble choirs young and old will enjoy this setting of the Hispanic folk song. The text is in Spanish with an optional English version. In unison and two parts, the middle three-part a cappella section may be sung by the full choir, a smaller group, or a trio. A sprightly piano accompaniment lends great flavor to this arrangement.

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CoverA-wassailing [level: Medium]
arr. Daniel Hughes | Daniel Hughes Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1123 | duration: 2:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

An impressive, highly festive concert arrangement, this comes as a great addition to the traditional Christmas literature.

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CoverAdam Lay Ybounden [level: Medium]
arr. Ian R. Loeppky

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1090 | duration: 1:40 | price: $2.05
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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CoverAdeste [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes/Dan Hooper

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 371 | duration: 6:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: organ, handbells

“Angels We Have Heard on High“ joins “Adeste Fideles“ for a unique Christmas offering. Chant, handbells, optional audience/congregation sing-along, and a rousing, dramatic ending make this a great addition to the Christmas literature. Choirs can process in to this piece, a children’s choir could sing the unison melodic section—endless are the possibilities. Six minute duration.

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CoverAgnus 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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CoverAin’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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CoverAlleluia, Rejoice! [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 54 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: handbells

The Hodie chant is skillfully combined with “O Come Emmanuel” in the neo-medieval style. Organ may be substituted for handbells. Can be sung “in the round,” or used as a processional. A great program opener or closer. Also available for SA or TB

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CoverAlleluia, Rejoice! [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes

voicing: TB | catalog number: SBMP 516 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: handbells

The Hodie chant is skillfully combined with “O Come Emmanuel” in the neo-medeival style that has suddenly become popular. Organ may be substitued for handbells. Can be sung “in the round,” or combined with a processional. A great program opener or closer. Also available for SA and SATB

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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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CoverAlleluyah Sasa! [level: Medium]
Ben Allaway | Edith Copley Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 881 | duration: 3:50 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: percussion

A rhythmic, upbeat, Kenyan-style piece with a Christmas text, though it could easily find it’s way into programs year-round. The lyrics are tossed back and forth, the English often coming first in one voice part, the Swahili translation following in another. A great concert closer, this is a highly dramatic “alleluia.”

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CoverAngels and Shepherds [level: Medium]
Daniel Schreiner

voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1195 | duration: c. 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, trumpet

A jewel of a Christmas piece, the shepherds tell their story, the angels sing the beloved carol that has them “heard on high,” and the piano and trumpet add stylish accompaniment. Have a listen and you will want to program this.

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CoverAngels 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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CoverAngels 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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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
David N. Childs | Charlotte Adams Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 222 | duration: 3:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, flute

A bold, yet beautiful setting for today‘s choirs; accessible to singers of all levels.

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CoverAway in a Manger [level: Easy]
arr. Charlotte Bara | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 20 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A quodlibet skillfully combining "Away in the Manger" with the Brahms "Lullaby." This combination of two beautiful melodies is sure to be an audience pleaser. The piano offers support in the style of the "Lullaby"; the voices have unison, two-part, and three-part texture.

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CoverAway 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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CoverBefore the Paling of the Stars [level: Easy]
J. Edmund Hughes

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 670 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano or handbells, opt. windchimes

Set to a text by Christina Rossetti, the handbells add color, and the composer cleverly sneaks in the melody of What Child is This to lend a traditional flavor to this new Christmas piece.

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CoverBefore the Paling of the Stars [level: Easy]
Tom T. Shelton Jr. | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series

voicing: Unison | catalog number: SBMP 1092 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, violin

The delightful Christmas poem of Christina Rossetti is set to a beautiful melody presented in turn by the singers and the violin. An excellent piece for teaching vocal techniques to young singers, it has a range from Eb4-F5.

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CoverBethlehem [level: Easy]
piano accomp.: Mary Ellen Loose - arr. J. Edmund Hughes | Edith Copley Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 856 | duration: 5:05 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, violin, cello

Based on a Southern Harmony pentatonic tune, ever-creative Ed Hughes gives us a delightful new piece for Christmas with strains of Silent Night peaking in via the accompanying instruments.

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CoverBethlehem [level: Easy]
acomp. Mary Ellen Loose - arr. J. Edmund Hughes | Edith Copley Choral Series
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voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1285 | duration: 5:05 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, violin, cello

This song comes to us by way of Southern Harmony, 1835. Tastefully arranged, treble choirs of any age will enjoy this special addition to the Christmas repertoire.

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CoverBlessed be that maid Marie [level: Medium]
arr. Joy Sherman | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 53 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: drum

This piece has appeared on many a Christmas concert, high school through semi-professional. The minor mode and simple drum part add a unique touch to this little known melody.

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CoverBlow, 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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CoverBring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella [level: Medium]
French traditional - arr. Neil Ginsberg

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 205 | duration: 2:20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

Supported by a fabulous piano accompaniment, the voices breathe fresh life and new drama into this favorite carol.

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CoverCalm on the Listening Ear of Night [level: Medium]
David Dickau | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 786 | duration: 4:10 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: flute

The flute adds to the beauty of the piece, with its introduction setting the mood, and interludes that lend an elegant touch. Limited divisi in the choral parts makes the piece quite accessible.

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CoverCherry Tree Carol [level: Medium]
arr. Laurie Betts Hughes | Giselle Wyers Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 918 | duration: 2:05 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

An artful arrangement, the open harmonies reflect the early roots of this carol. Number one of a charming set of Three Mary Carols.

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CoverChrist Is Born [level: Medium]
Amy Parkin

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1097 | duration: 1:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, glockenspiel

A delightful addition to the seasonal repertoire with a text that rings true to the Christmas story. The glockenspiel adds sparkle as the piece builds to a dramatic “alleluia” ending.

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CoverChristmas Gift [level: Easy]
Wang An-Ming

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 55 | duration: 2:35 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: keyboard; opt. orch. 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 hn, 2 trp, 2 trb, 2 vln, 2 vla, 2 cello

The Christmas story beautifully rendered,much of the time via a pentatonic melody.

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CoverChristmas Goes Classical [level: Medium]
arr. David Maddux | Daniel Hughes Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 671 | duration: 7:50 | price: $3.00
accompaniment: piano

Borrowing from some of the most famous tunes in all of music literature, the arranger cleverly added a Christmas text giving us a unique and festive piece for the Christmas season. Mature voices recommended: perfect for the adult community choir. Hearing is believing this one—do listen to the excellent recording.

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CoverCoventry Carol [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes | Donald Brinegar Choral Series

voicing: SSATBB | catalog number: SBMP 599 | duration: 5:55 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: wind chimes, handbells

What would Christmas be without an arrangement by Ed Hughes! This one is delightful. Sing it in the round, from the balcony, as you process, or from the stage. Simply beautiful.

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CoverCradle Hymn [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1260 | duration: 5:10 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, opt. strings (violin 1, 2, viola, cello)

The Norwegian composer has created a beautiful, expressive piece set to a poem by the famous English hymn writer Isaac Watts. Sing it at Christmas or any time of the year. The treble version was featured on the 2013 St. Olaf Christmas concert broadcast from Norway. The composer subsequently had many requests for a mixed voice version.

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CoverCradle Hymn [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1163 | duration: 5:10 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, opt. strings (violin 1, 2, viola, cello)

The Norwegian composer has created a beautiful, expressive piece set to a poem by the famous English hymn writer Isaac Watts. Sing at Christmas or any time of the year. Also available for Mixed Voices.

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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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CoverCuncti simus [level: Medium]
arr. Eric A. Johnson | Edith Copley Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 857 | duration: 2:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The text, in Spanish, tells the story of the Annunciation. Sing this lively, upbeat piece at Christmas and retain it for use after the holiday.

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CoverDadme albricias [level: Medium]
arr. Ben Allaway

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 134 | duration: 1:36 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: harp/flute

A new setting of this favorite featuring exciting, virtuoso flute and harp accompaniment. It utilizes the original Castilian Spanish language and includes guidelines for pronunciation plus a pronunciation underlay, and an English translation. This is no. 1 of Tres Villancicos arr. Allaway.

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CoverDansaron (E la don, don) [level: Medium]
arr. Ben Allaway

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 136 | duration: 2:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: harp/flute

A new setting of this favorite featuring exciting, virtuoso flute and harp accompaniment. It utilizes the original Catalan language and includes guidelines for pronunciation plus a pronunciation underlay, and an English translation. No. 3 Of Tres Villancicos, arr. Allaway.

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CoverDeck the Hall [level: Easy]
arr. Paul Stuart

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 259 | duration: 0:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: Finger Cymbal, Hand Drum

A short, highly rhythmic, madrigal-like setting. A great encore.

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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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CoverDormi, Jesu! [level: Difficult]
Saunder Choi

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1147 | duration: c. 6:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A stunning setting of this favorite text by an award-winning Filipino composer

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CoverEl Desembre Congelat [level: Medium]
arr. Robert Sieving

voicing: SSATB | catalog number: SBMP 935 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, flute

The Icy December, a charming Catalonian carol, is given artistic treatment with a flute adding color, and a piano lending support. Sing it in the original language or in English.

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CoverFeast for Christmas [Rental Only] [level: Medium]
Emma Lou Diemer

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 15 | duration: 13:00 | price: $2.00 [Rental]
accompaniment: brass (3 trumpets, 3 trombones) or piano

5 sections: The Christmas Tree; Blow, blow thou winter wind; On Christmas Eve; Sweet dreams, form a shade; Make we joy now in this feast. Festive and very special! Choral Journal review: A wonderful work for the chamber choir, or the elite large choir.
Contact David@sbmp.com with questions or to request a rental contract.

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CoverFirst Noel, The [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 129 | duration: 4:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

Conceived as a processional, the choral parts are easy as the choir walks, and become dramatic to reach a rousing climax as the piece ends and the choir is in its place.

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CoverFreedom Come [level: Medium]
Ben Allaway

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 67 | duration: 5:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

In the style of a South African freedom song. Easy vocal writing and one or two soloists provide a dramatic uplifting experience. The words may be altered to suit the occasion, be it Christmas or a celebration of a special sort. Great audience appeal and an excellent concert closer. Also available for TTBB or SSAA.

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CoverGabriel's Message [level: Difficult]
arr. Joshua Shank | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series

voicing: SATB / solo quartet | catalog number: SBMP 644 | duration: 7:20 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

Notes from the composer: I see this carol as a scene: Mary sits in the dark when light gently breaks in the room as the angel Gabriel reveals himself and slowly unfolds his wings. (The opening phrase is meant to convey this.) The rest of the piece is essentially a quiet waltz of profound, inner joy between the angel and the maiden.

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CoverGloria [level: Medium]
Kristina Vasiliauskaite | Baltic Series edited by Vance Wolverton

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 266 | duration: 1:15 | price: $2.05
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. Kyrie - SBMP 265 Gloria - SBMP 266 Sanctus/Benedictus - SBMP 267 Agnus Dei - SBMP 268 Recording contains all four movements

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CoverGloucestershire Wassail [level: Medium]
arr. Paul French
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1354 | duration: 5:45 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano 4 hands

This arrangement has many possibilities for performance. The festive introduction presents the opportunity for a processional. Both the women and the men have verses of their own, inviting unique visual placement for each voicing group. An instrumental interlude before the final SATB verse offers the opportunity for all to process to their places for the remainder of the concert.

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