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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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CoverAdon Olam [level: Difficult]
Kenneth Lampl | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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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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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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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, 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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CoverAngelus [level: Difficult]
Albert Alcaraz
NewIssue
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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CoverAve 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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CoverBagels & 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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CoverCaritas abundat [level: Difficult]
Karen P. Thomas | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1245 | duration: 8:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

Commissioned by Cathedra of the Washington National Cathedral, this stunning nine minute plus setting of the HIldegard von Bingen text could well be the highlight of a program.

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CoverCarpe 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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CoverCome 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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CoverDavid'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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CoverDe civitatibus [level: Difficult]
Nick Vasallo
NewIssue
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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CoverDear 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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CoverDiffusa est gratia [level: Difficult]
Vytautas 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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CoverDo 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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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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CoverEt In Terra Pax [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 493 | duration: 3:20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Based on the lydian mode, this is a show piece for the advanced treble choir.



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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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CoverGo, 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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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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CoverGo, Tell it on the Mountain [level: Difficult]
arr. Joshua Shank

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 580 | duration: 4:05 | price: $1.95
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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CoverGod 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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CoverHodie [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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CoverHope 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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CoverHymn 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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CoverI 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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CoverI 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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CoverIn 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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CoverJubilate [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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CoverLamento 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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CoverLet 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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CoverLike Barley Bending [level: Difficult]
Daniel Brinsmead | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1212 | duration: 5:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: violin

Sara Teasdale’s poem of hope comes to sparkling life in this dramatic setting. The violin plaintively illuminates the quieter moments and adds intensity to the more explosive ones. Another extraordinary composition from this young Aussie composer.

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CoverLong 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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Coverlove 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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CoverLux 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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Covermaggie 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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CoverO 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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CoverO sacrum convivium [level: Difficult]
Kim André Arnesen
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1259 | duration: 5:45 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

The young Norwegian composer, now famed for his Magnificat and Cradle Hymn, has created this stunning setting of the Latin text. Lush, dense chords, and beautiful, soaring melodies are the hallmarks of this special composition. Commissioned by one of Denmark’s premier choirs, it is a welcome addition to the world of choral literature.

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CoverO 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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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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CoverPamugun [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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CoverPete 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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CoverPotter’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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CoverRegina 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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CoverRiver 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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CoverSea 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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CoverSednalo e Djore dos [level: Difficult]
arr. Sara Shakliyan

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 514 | duration: 3:05 | price: $2.05
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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CoverSong 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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CoverSong of Faith [level: Difficult]
Mikael Carlsson
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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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