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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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CoverA Fable [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1078 | duration: 2:55 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A fable by definition tells a quirky story that has profound meaning. The singers deliver the Ralph Waldo Emerson text with rhythms that evoke seriousness. Meanwhile, the piano adopts quasi-tango rhythms saying this can’t be serious! Great fun is the result, and a little lesson for life is the message.

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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 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 Shepherd’s Carol [level: Easy]
Traditional, arr. Ken Berg | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series

voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1001 | duration: 3:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: percussion

Three drums set the pace and add great interest to this sprightly carol. Energy abounds as the voices continue to call for the shepherds to sing noel! This creative setting would be very effective used as a procession.

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CoverAcross the Western Ocean [level: Easy]
arr. John F. Campbell | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: Two-Part Treble | catalog number: SBMP 425 | duration: 3:12 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The piano rolls like the ocean, the singers tell a tale that has historical significance.

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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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CoverAll My Trials [level: Easy]
arr. B. Wayne Bisbee

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 246 | duration: 3:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The well-known American folk song is accompanied by a lilting piano part.


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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

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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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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CoverAmerica, the Beautiful [level: Easy]
Samuel A. Ward, arr. Munsen/Golemo

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 353 | duration: 4:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, opt. brass/perc.




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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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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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CoverAngels in the Early Morning [level: Easy]
John Burge | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: unison | catalog number: SBMP 616 | duration: 3:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A shear delight with its colorful melody, delightful text, and sprightly piano accompaniment, choirs will love to sing this piece. It is the second movement of Angel's Voices, a five movement work for SA and orchestra or piano.

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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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CoverArise My Love [level: Easy]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SA div. | catalog number: SBMP 552 | duration: 3:45 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The famous SONG OF SOLOMON text is joined by the text of the hymn tune AT THE RIVER. A dramatic piece with colorful support added by the piano. With minimal divisi most of which is in octaves, and conservative ranges, this piece is accessible to many choirs.

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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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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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CoverBar’bry Allen [level: Easy]
arr. Joshua Shank | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series

voicing: TB | catalog number: SBMP 846 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Composer Shank chose an unusual melody version of this famous folk song, and paired it with a spectacularly dramatic piano accompaniment. A winner for boys with its moderate ranges, and minimal challenges.

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CoverBattle Cry of Freedom, The [level: Easy]
arr. Jason Cole | Terry J. Barham Choral Series

voicing: TB | catalog number: SBMP 1101 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, opt. snare drum

The Battle Cry of Freedom is considered not only the official anthem of the Civil War, but one of the greatest freedom songs ever written—it was featured in the movie “Lincoln.” Supported by a vigorous piano accompaniment, this spirited two-part arrangement does justice to this special song.

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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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CoverBeautiful Dreamer [level: Easy]
Stephen Foster, arr. Ronald A. Nelson

voicing: SA or TB | catalog number: SBMP 197 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: keyboard

A beautiful arrangement of this favorite that can be sung by either treble choirs or men.

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CoverBeauty of the Rain [level: Easy]
Victoria Ebel-Sabo

voicing: 2 part treble | catalog number: SBMP 387 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The composer's love for the out-of-doors shines through in this sensitive poem and song. A beautiful piece for the young treble choir.

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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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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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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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CoverBird's Courting Song [level: Easy]
arr. Barbara Harlow | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 23 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, flute, tuba or bass or cello

The instruments add great fun and color to the dramatic content of this well known love song of the birds. This novelty number is one the singers can dramatize, and one the audience is sure to love.

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CoverBloom [level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 634 | duration: 3:08 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

Ah, spring! This piece celebrates the season and allows the chorus to bloom. The piano brings great life to the piece with its running eighth notes, eager to aide in the bloom of the season.

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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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CoverBlue Bird [level: Easy]
arr. Jungsun Lee

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 730 | duration: 2:45 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A beautiful song with a short, but powerfully symbolic text. The Korean is written out as a transliteration making it easy to sing. There is no divisi and a conservative range, inviting choirs of all abilities to enjoy this special piece. Also available for SSA.

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CoverBlue Bird [level: Easy]
Korean folk song, arr. Jungsun Lee

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1035 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A beautiful Korean folk song, it has a short, but powerful text symbolic of a farmer’s dream for a better life. The transliteration makes this easy to learn. An artistic piano accompaniment lends support and adds its own color to the already colorful melodies - the piece may also be sung a cappella. Also available for SATB.

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CoverBuilding Song [level: Easy]
Ben Allaway

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 240 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: percussion

The first two movements of BANDARI are published separately for those who wish to do this as a stand alone piece, or paired with FREEDOM COME, or its sequel, FROM THIS HOUSE.

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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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CoverCanons for Choirs [level: Easy]
ed. Archibeque/Hannaford | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series

voicing: ANY | catalog number: SBMP 46 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella

There was an old man from Calcutta, Man's Life's a Vapor, Merry Christmas to You All, O du eselhafter Martin

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CoverCaro Mio Ben [level: Easy]
Giordano, arr. Barbara Harlow

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 138 | duration: 2:10 | price: $1.50
accompaniment: piano

The famous Italian art song set in two parts. Pronunciation guide underlayed. The piece may also be sung in unison.

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CoverCaroling Fantasy [level: Easy]
arr. B. Wayne Bisbee

voicing: SATB or SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1041 | duration: 2:50 | price: $2.50
accompaniment: piano, flute, handbells, perc.

Composer Bisbee has created a festive and clever medley of The First Noel, Sing Nowell, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, and Have a Merry Christmas. An aleatoric rendering of the latter greeting leads to the final dramatic phrase: “And a happy new year.” Throughout, a sprightly flute part decorates the melodies; the piano adds great rhythmic and harmonic support; the handbells add elegance with their special ring; and the drum and triangle add rhythmic emphasis and sparkle. The versatile arrangement can be sung by treble choirs and/or by mixed voices. This piece is a great choice for concluding a holiday concert, perhaps with more than one choir combining forces.

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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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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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CoverCielito Lindo [level: Easy]
arr. Barbara Harlow

voicing: SSA or TBB | catalog number: SBMP 567 | duration: 2:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, opt. 3 trpts., 3 guitars, bass

A favorite folk song in Mexico and also in the U.S. The piano accompaniment imitates the upbeat, rhythmic sound of a mariachi band. An optional scoring for mariachi band accompaniment is available. Men will sing the piece an octave lower than written. Also available for SATB

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CoverCielito Lindo [level: Easy]
arr. Barbara Harlow

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 566 | duration: 2:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, opt. 3 trpts., 3 guitars, bass

A favorite in Mexico and also in the United States, this folk song is to be sung in the original Spanish. The piano accompaniment strives to imitate the upbeat, rhythmic sound of a mariachi band. An optional scoring for mariachi band accompaniment is available. Also available for SSA or TBB

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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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