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Cover A 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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Adon 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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Cover Agnus 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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Cover Alleluia [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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Alleluia, 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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Angelus
[level: Difficult]
Albert Alcaraz
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1229 | duration: 8:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
This impressive piece has great melodic interest and is filled with drama. Choirs large and small will enjoy the challenges it presents. It brings new breadth to the meaning of multicultural, with the composer in Spain, the commissioning choir in Galway, Ireland, and the recording choir in Argentina.

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Cover Ave Verum Corpus [level: Difficult]
Ariel Quintana
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 507 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
Words cannot describe the beauty of this setting. Limited divisi, a final quiet low E flat for basses, gorgeous harmonies, mature choirs will revel in this piece.

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Cover Bagels & Biscuits [level: Difficult]
Theodore Lucas | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 262 | duration: 1:45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella
If you seek a fun novelty piece that will entertain your audience and delight your singers, this is it. A great encore or opener.

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Cover Carpe Diem [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
voicing: SSAATBB | catalog number: SBMP 862 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: tambourine
Set to an ancient Latin text that proclaims, “seize the day, ” composer Szymko is at her creative best, offering lots of drama as the piece unfolds.

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Come Sleep
[level: Difficult]
Daniel Brinsmead | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1098 | duration: 3:55 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
This prize-winning piece by the talented young Aussie composer has intrigued all who have heard it. Harmonically rich, it is a masterful example of how to create musical drama via great melodic interest combined with exquisite tonal shifts realized through superb voice leading.

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Cover David's Lamentation [level: Difficult]
Joshua Shank | Donald Brinegar Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 416 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Beautiful, awesome, dramatic, tender-these are just some of the adjectives that describe this piece.

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De civitatibus
[level: Difficult]
Nick Vasallo
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1190 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The obscure Latin text attracted the composer during the US engagement in Iraq. It translates: “The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the souls of the wounded cry out for help. But God charges no one with wrongdoing.” Musically amazing with no divisi and great melodic and harmonic interest, this is a unique addition to the wealth of choral literature.

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Cover Dear Sarah [level: Difficult]
James Syler | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 686 | duration: 8:14 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano
The text is a poignant letter written by a young man to his wife during the Civil War just days before he was to be killed in the Battle of Bull Run. Great emotion runs deep in this fabulous piece.

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Cover Diffusa est gratia [level: Difficult]
Vytantas Miskinis | Baltic Series edited by Vance Wolverton
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 521 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
The Lithuanian composer has created a beautiful contemporary motet featuring chant-like melodies, a dramatic climax, and a hushed ending.

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Cover Do Not Go Gentle [level: Difficult]
David N. Childs
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1064 | duration: 5:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The famous Dylan Thomas poem is given impassioned treatment with soaring melodies and dramatic harmonies. This one will give the audience goose bumps.

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Dormi, 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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Cover Et In Terra Pax [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 493 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Based on the lydian mode, this is a show piece for the advanced treble choir.



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Cover Gabriel'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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Cover Go, Lovely Rose [level: Difficult]
Eric Whitacre
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 432 | duration: 3:33 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Re-issued in 2002 after some minor revisions by the composer. Stunningly beautiful. One of THE THREE FLOWER SONGS by Eric Whitacre.

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Cover Go, Tell it on the Mountain [level: Difficult]
arr. Joshua Shank
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 580 | duration: 4:05 | price: $1.75
accompaniment: a cappella
Striving to make the text of this well known Christmas spiritual vividly come to life, composer Shank has created an awesome arrangement which builds a mountain of sound before it ends quietly and poignantly announcing the news: Jesus Christ is Born. Don't miss this one if you have an outstanding, mature choir. Your audience will be moved to heartfelt silence and will leave the concert talking about this piece.

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Cover God Done Move Me [level: Difficult]
Ben Allaway
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1011 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The composer has pulled out all the stops here with lots of drama and energetic, rhythmic action. A drum, djembe or conga, contributes and helps hold the reins. Not a stand-still and sing piece, this one requires full body involvement befitting dynamic gospel music.

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Cover Hodie [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 356 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The opening unison chant is first contrasted by vigorous rhythmic sections, then developed with masterful weaving of the vocal line. A must for outstanding treble choirs.

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Hope and Love
[level: Medium ]
Carson Cooman
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1141 | duration: c. 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The prolific and versatile composer chose a poem of award-winning poet Jane Hirshfield as text for this stunningly beautiful a cappella piece. Musically and poetically, this is exemplary of the finest in creativity.

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Cover Hymn to St. Cecilia [level: Difficult]
David N. Childs
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 436 | duration: 16:00 | price: $3.00
accompaniment: a cappella
The famous Auden text is set with great drama, beautiful, tender melody, and musicality befitting the patron saint of music. 16 minutes duration.

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Cover I Am Your Sunlight [level: Difficult]
Mikael Carlsson
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1050 | duration: 3:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The Swedish composer chose an intense love poem by Australian poet Janet Jackson and created a stunning choral rendition. A composer of film music, it should come as no surprise that great drama abounds in this composition. The adept mature choir, or the young choir with close ties to contemporary sounds, will delight in the challenges of this special piece.

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Cover I Wonder As I Wander [level: Difficult]
arr. Christopher S. Delp
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 603 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
The Appalachian folksong comes to life with great drama here.

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Cover In Remembrance [level: Difficult]
David N. Childs
voicing: SATB/S solo | catalog number: SBMP 538 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
“Do not stand at my grave and weep...” A beautiful text, a beautiful song with great melodies and two contrasting musical ideas that reflect the text.

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Jubilate
[level: Difficult]
Martin Ramroth | Paul Head Choral Series
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1113 | duration: 3:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Marked by compelling rhythms, many canonic passages, and short melodic fragments, this piece will challenge and delight singers and fascinate audiences.

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Cover Lamento di Arianna abbando [level: Difficult]
Veroslav Neumann
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 359 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Avant garde, challenging, impressive, dramatic, expressive. The piece was inspired by the famous piece of Claudio Monteverdi and for a stunning contrast, could be paired with that piece in concert.

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Cover Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence [level: Difficult]
arr. Terry Schlenker | Donald Brinegar Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 608 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
A spectacular, beautiful setting of this French tune; for the advanced choir.

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Cover Long Time Trav’ling [level: Medium]
Sacred Harp Tunes, arr. Abbie Betinis | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. / ten. duet | catalog number: SBMP 702 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
This piece is a real musical trip! Adding excitement to the choral rendition are two tenors who join in at the beginning as they ride high-flying above the choir. Reflecting the shape-note performance tradition, the composer next cleverly weaves solfege syllables into the fabric of the tunes; and in one section, we hear the distant sounds of a chain gang creating an underlay to the song. There’s a whole lot happening here. Singers will love this piece.

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Cover love is [level: Difficult]
David Dickau | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 714 | duration: 5:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: violin
With a text by E.E. Cummings, an eloquent violin accompaniment, and colorful choral writing, this piece has great artistic merit.

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Cover Lux aeterna [level: Difficult]
David Dickau | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div./sop. solo | catalog number: SBMP 713 | duration: 5:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella
A bigger than life piece, two texts join to create a dramatic statement. Poet Michael Dennis Browne’s WE CALL THEM BLESSED provides the lyric for a soaring soprano solo that rides above the traditional LUX AETERNA underlay of the choir.

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Cover maggie and milly and molly and may [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 588 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Always stylish and highly creative, composer Szymko has great fun with this E. E. Cummings poem.

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Cover O magnum mysterium [level: Difficult]
Mikael Carlsson
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1032 | duration: 4:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The Swedish composer brings great mystery and drama to his setting with a colorful harmonic palette, a wide range of dynamics, and soaring melodies. This piece is best described as “Wow.” It is highly recommended for the mature choir and for a favorable acoustic setting.

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Cover O Vos Omnes [level: Difficult]
David N. Childs
voicing: SSAATTBB | catalog number: SBMP 329 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: a cappella
Composer Childs has created a piece destined to become a masterpiece. Discover his music, and don't miss this piece if you have an excellent choir.

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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 Pamugun [level: Difficult]
Francisco F. Feliciano | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 451 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: a cappella
A showpiece by a renowned Filipino composer. For the advanced choir.

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Cover Pete Pete [level: Difficult]
arr. Derek Bermel | Jerry Blackstone Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 149 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
An upbeat, highly rhythmic West African folksong provides the musical theme, native African the text. Arranger Bermel takes us through several tonal centers to achieve a fine concert rendition perfect for the advanced choral ensemble.

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Cover Potter’s Clay [level: Difficult]
Paul Fowler | Sharon Hansen Choral Series
voicing: SSSSAA | catalog number: SBMP 860 | duration: 4:10 | price: $1.70
accompaniment: a cappella
A fascinating piece for the advanced women’s choir. The text by Naomi C. Rose was inspired by Tibetan culture; the potter’s clay is likened to one's life as it changes day to day. The piece opens with the intonation of a mantra, the latter becoming the thread that dramatically ties the piece together.

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Cover Regina coeli [level: Difficult]
Luke Mayernik | Donald Brinegar Choral Series
voicing: SATB. div. | catalog number: SBMP 641 | duration: 4:15 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: a cappella
A beautiful, dramatic setting of the text.

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Cover River Moons [level: Difficult]
John Muehleisen | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series
voicing: SSAATTBB | catalog number: SBMP 676 | duration: 6:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
The colorful Carl Sandburg poem is given dramatic treatment by the composer, his sensitivity to nature and to the poem very evident in this setting. The piece is part of a set of two pieces titled Two River Nocturnes, Prairie Waters by Night being the other member of the set.

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Cover Sea Fever [level: Difficult]
Nancy Hill Cobb
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 727 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano
A great piece for men bolstered by an energetic, sea-rolling piano part. Verse one of the text, a Salt Water Ballad by the English poet John Masefield, sets the tone for this dramatic piece about the love of the sea. - POEM - I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s face and a grey dawn breaking.

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Cover Sednalo e Djore dos [level: Difficult]
arr. Sara Shakliyan
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 514 | duration: 3:05 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The Bulgarian/American composer has chosen a fun-filled popular folk song from her native land to set for the adventuresome choir. The Bulgarian text is quite repetitive and the pronunciation easy since the vowels are pure as in Italian with the exception of one word. Fast and dance like, the piece starts innocently and ends in a giant flourish.

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Cover Song at Dusk [level: Difficult]
René Clausen
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 505 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Much like a vocal tone poem, the colors brought forth in this piece, along with the soaring melodies, dramatically illuminate the poem by Leigh Haynes, once poet laureate of the state of Virginia. Divisi in all parts, it is recommended for the advanced high school or college ensemble.

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Song of Faith
[level: Difficult]
Mikael Carlsson
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1208 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Soaring melodies, rich harmonies, and a wide range of dynamics are the hallmarks of this gorgeous Song of Faith. The text is from Micah 7: 7-8. The composer, who is also a prolific producer of film music, herein shows his penchant for drama.

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Cover Timor et tremor [level: Difficult]
Terry Schlenker | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 701 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
A stunning piece for the advanced choir.

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Cover Ubi Caritas [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 291 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Composer Szymko hopes to "arouse the universal longing for the Spirit" with this original setting of the famous antiphon text. Indeed, it will. Stunning, fresh, highly creative, a wonderful challenge for the fine choir. The women's voices are in four parts, the men's in two except for the divisi ending.

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Cover Vivos Voco [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 615 | duration: 5:40 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, handbells
The text consists of Virtutes, literally, "moral virtues," the name given to the short statements inscribed (primarily in Latin) on church tower bells in medieval times. Bells rang outward, chasing away the evil spirits that were believed to hover over the rooftops, and upward, as prayers to the heavens. Not only were church bells rung to ward off evil spirits, but to protect the faithful from storms, fires, human enemies and disease. VIVOS VOCO I call the living FLEO MORTUA I cry for the dying MORTUOS PLANGO I wail for the dead CONSOLO VIVA I console the living DISSIPO VENTOS I disperse the winds COMPELLO NUBILA I drive away the overcast of the sky The composer has provided great drama with handbells ringing high above the choir, as well as the piano doing its best to be imitative of bells. A very dramatic piece that is excellent for the large choir.

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Cover Walk in Jerusalem [level: Difficult]
arr. Paul Rardin | Jerry Blackstone Choral Series
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 348 | duration: 6:00 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano or a cappella
Arranger Rardin is at it again, here with a gospel rock setting of the wonderful spiritual. Dig in and enjoy the fun this one provides. Audiences are guaranteed to love it. (Note: the recording is a cappella - the piano version was created after this recording was made)

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