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CoverA Blessing [level: Medium]
David N. Childs

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 504 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, flute

Melodist Childs has done it again. A beautiful setting of the Sara Teasdale poem with a final benediction for peace from the bible. A soaring flute part and rhythmically supportive piano part add to the beauty of this gem.

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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 Dream Within a Dream [level: Medium]
Jeffrey Cobb
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1292 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Edgar Allan Poe asks, “Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?” A pensive poem, now enhanced by beautiful music, singers will love this as all parts have their turn at being important.

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CoverA Father [level: Medium]
Kevin S. Foster

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1072 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano

Celebrate fatherhood with this delightful song. Opening with “A father walks with you below the tall trees and stars,” this sets the tone of the endearing poem. An impressive piano accompaniment provides great charm and vitality as it lends support to the chorus.

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CoverA Hope Carol [level: Medium]
David Dickau | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1048 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A beautiful setting of the contemplative Rossetti poem, ever melodic, it will be a joy to sing. An artistic piano accompaniment adds color and support. Choirs of all sizes will enjoy this special piece.

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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 Lantern Voice [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1329 | duration: 9:30 | price: $1.75
accompaniment: piano

The theme of the profound poem is brought to center stage via the voice of a child asking “Why is this”? “This” is war. The composer has expertly captured the drama of this profound text.

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CoverA Living Dream [level: Easy]
Jonathan Adams

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1109 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, flute

The Henry David Thoreau poem presents a challenge for all: “Live the life you’ve dreamed.” Not just a great graduation piece, this maxim is a challenge for all. Musically rich, and not difficult, many choirs can enjoy this excellent piece.

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CoverA Lonely Land [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1363 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, violin

Composed to be performed by a US choir touring in Ireland, the violin offers a plaintive Irish folk melody, the piano adds a sprightly accompaniment, and the singers have soaring melodies. The result is a stunning, delightful composition.

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CoverA Miner’s Life [level: Medium]
Seth Houston | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1086 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano, Doumbek; opt. flute, violin, bass

The rousing pentatonic tune of this Irish folksong comes to dramatic life in this stunning arrangement, the text telling of the rigors of the daily lives of the hard-working miners. Perform this with piano and Doumbek, or add some or all of the optional instruments for a full-fledged Irish reel.

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CoverA Prayer Before Sleep [level: Medium]
Carson Cooman

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1174 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: flute

Set to a Gaelic prayer translated into English, the flute plays the protagonist, dramatically opening the piece with a slow but flourishing melody, suggesting that this sleep may indeed be special. The choir is chant-like in their response to this opening as they implore “I am placing my soul and my body On thy sanctuary this night.” Sophisticated treble choirs won’t want to miss this most unusual piece.

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CoverA 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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CoverA 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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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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CoverA 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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CoverA Universal Dream [level: Difficult]
Jenni Brandon

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1058 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano, djembe

The text expresses the universal message of liberty and freedom. A unique piece for women, it is both theatric and ethnic in its style, with a rhythmic djembe drum and a text that includes various translations of the word “liberty.” To properly realize its dramatic impact, it is recommended for the large choir.

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CoverA 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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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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CoverAbout Us Lies the Summer Night [level: Medium]
Brad Nix

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1076 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The text speaks of nature, but ends on a religious note as poet Robert Louis Stevenson finds in the glow of the sky the symbol of the promise of Heavenly light. Elegant with great melodic interest, a dramatic climax, and an artistic piano accompaniment, this seasonal piece could find a home in both a concert and church setting.

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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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CoverAdon 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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CoverAfrican Lullaby [level: Easy]
arr. Joan Szymko

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 809 | duration: 2:00 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: piano, hand drum

The arranger cleverly weaves together two folk lullabies of African origin: the soothing African American song, “Angels Watching Over Me” and “Abiyoyo,” from the Bantu people of southern Africa. Choirs of all ages will enjoy this beautiful arrangement.

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CoverAfter the Storm [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1066 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Written in homage to the city of Joplin, MO, the 2011 victim of a horrific tornado disaster, the text resonates profoundly in our world of all too frequent natural disasters. The composer paints a musical collage of the ending sentiment of the poem as it suggests how to recover “one step at a time.” This beautifully rendered composition would provide a thought-provoking moment in a program as it deals with the extraordinary power of nature and the resilience of the human spirit.

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CoverAfter 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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CoverAgnus 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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CoverAgnus Dei [level: Medium]
Emma Lou Diemer

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 381 | duration: 6:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

From the MASS by Diemer. The composer brings her distinctive contemporary style to the setting of this closing section of the MASS. Originally for 2 pianos, this section was re-arranged for one piano. Dramatic with a fugue leading to a pensive closing, a beautiful setting.

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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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CoverAgnus Dei [level: Medium]
David Rossow

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 843 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: piano/4 hands

A possible companion piece to SANCTUS by David Rossow, AGNUS DEI offers the contrast with its slower tempo and quieter mood. Soaring melodic lines, this will be a wonderful addition to literature for the advanced women’s ensemble.

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CoverAgnus Dei [level: Medium]
Jan Dismas Zelenka, arr. Robert Sieving

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 910 | duration: 2:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The Czech Baroque composer left a large legacy of wonderful music, including this little gem from one of his masses. Treble choirs of all ages will love singing this fine piece.

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CoverAgnus 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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CoverAgnus Dei [level: Medium]
Daniel Schreiner

voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1206 | duration: 5:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

A master of style without venturing into “difficult,” the composer has created a sophisticated setting of this beloved Latin text.

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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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CoverAll Works of Love [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 942 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano

The 2010 Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission for ACDA, this stunning piece set to a text by Mother Teresa concludes: “All works of love are works of peace.” The composer is at her best here as she builds and weaves beautiful lines to create drama and passion.

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CoverAlleluia [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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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, Cantate Domino [level: Difficult]
Ko Matsushita | Cameron LaBarr Choral Series

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1168 | duration: 5:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A tour de force for the women’s choir, this impressive piece is highly rhythmic, loaded with melodic interest, and extremely well crafted. Looking for drama for your concert, this will fit the bill.

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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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CoverAllelujah [level: Medium]
J. Michael Haydn, ed. Michael Cleveland

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 312 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

chamrock A gem from the classic repertoire deserving a place in today’s literature. In a quick three, the piece dances off the page.

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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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CoverAlways Something Sings [level: Difficult]
Brandon G. Hurley | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1352 | duration: 3:28 | price: $1.75
accompaniment: a cappella

This piece was composed with the idea of music living not only in the joyous moments of life, but in some of the darkest. I left the piece fairly empty when it comes to dynamic markings because I believe the conductor can interpret this piece as he or she sees fit. The key component of the piece is keeping the flow, the movement that keeps the piece driving forward. I hope your choir finds this piece not only something fun to sing.

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CoverAmazing Grace [level: Easy]
arr. Michael Mauldin

voicing: SA or TB | catalog number: SBMP 424 | duration: 2:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A tasteful arrangement for the beginning treble or male ensemble.


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CoverAmazing 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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CoverAmerica 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: $2.05
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 beautiful video created by Hillsdale College.

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CoverAnd Draw Her Home with Music [level: Medium]
Nancy HIll Cobb | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 905 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The Shakespeare text concludes: Come, ho! and wake Diana with a hymn With sweetest touches pierce your mistress' ear, And draw her home with music. A sensitive, and dramatic piece to add some real class to a program by the men’s choir.

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CoverAnd I'll Kiss Thee Yet [level: Easy]
Jackie O'Neill

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 51 | duration: 3:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, opt. flute

A fun addition to the program needing a touch of romance. The text is adapted from a poem by Robert Burns. Also available for TB.

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CoverAnd I'll Kiss Thee Yet [level: Easy]
Jackie O'Neill

voicing: TB | catalog number: SBMP 115 | duration: 3:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The male chorus will delight in this romantic ballad. A fun addition to the program needing a touch of romance. The text is adapted from a poem by Robert Burns. Also available for SATB.

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