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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]
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
NewIssue
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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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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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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CoverAngele Dei [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1087 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A stunning setting of this Latin text that speaks of a guardian angel, it has great melodic interest combined with superb drama. Building to an impassioned climax, it then dissolves the momentum via repeated amens colored by interesting harmonies, and ultimately comes to rest with all voices now low in their ranges. Special.

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CoverAngele Dei [level: Medium]
Lindsay Goodson | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1095 | duration: 6:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

“Angel of God” presents an opportunity for the women’s choir to sing like angels. Use of the outer reaches of range, occasional antiphonal writing, and clever harmonic shifts make this an outstanding show-piece for the adept choir.

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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 Maria [level: Medium]
László Halmos

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 25 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

An eloquent setting of the familiar Ave Maria text. Hungarian composer Halmos wrote this setting of the Ave Maria in homage to Zoltán Kodály to commemorate the centenary of the composer's birth. Latin text only.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
James McCray

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 57 | duration: 1:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A stunning piece with great dramatic impact - especially beautiful in cathedral acoustics.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 292 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.75
accompaniment: a cappella

All the beauty of Renaissance vocal lines in a dramatic, contemporary setting. Conservative ranges will allow many age groups to enjoy this beautiful piece.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko

voicing: TBB | catalog number: SBMP 358 | duration: 4:06 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella

Like no other Ave Maria before it, here is a setting at once dramatic, beautiful, and stunning in its inpact.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
Michael Eglin | Nathan J. Kreitzer Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 828 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The third movement of MISSA MARIA. Lush harmonies, intensely beautiful with a dramatic climax and a sensitive conclusion.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
Alvez Barkoskie IV | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1257 | duration: 5:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

This dramatic piece is rich in harmonic interest, tasteful in the setting of the text, and above all, memorable. Sensible ranges and excellent voice leading are two attributes adding to the excellence of this composition.

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CoverAve Rosa [level: Medium]
Jonathan Adams

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 959 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Beautifully melodic throughout, this piece is in 2 parts most of the way. A tasteful piano accompaniment offers support and contrast to the vocal lines. The Latin text is an expansion of Ave Maria, first set in the 16th century by the English composer Thomas Tallis.

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CoverAve Verum Corpus [level: Medium]
David N. Childs

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 462 | duration: 3:40 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: a cappella

An exquisite setting by a composer who has a special flair for setting Latin motet texts.

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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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CoverBeati in domo Domini [level: Medium]
James G. Kantor | Robyn Lana Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1112 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: flute

The opening chant could be repeated to accommodate a procession making this a dramatic opening for a concert. Following the chant the music becomes rhythmic and upbeat, with hand claps and finger snaps adding aural and visual excitement. A high-spirited flute adds special color to the performance. Also available for SAB.

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CoverBeati in domo Domini [level: Medium]
James G. Kantor | Robyn Lana Choral Series

voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1114 | duration: 3:20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: flute

The opening chant could be repeated to accommodate a procession making this a dramatic opening for a concert. Following the chant the music becomes rhythmic and upbeat, with hand claps and finger snaps adding aural and visual excitement. A high-spirited flute adds special color to the performance. Also available for SSA.

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CoverBenedictus [level: Medium]
Saint-Saens, arr. Robert Sieving | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 722 | duration: 3:35 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

A beautiful duet that will challenge and delight the treble choir.

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CoverCantate Domino [level: Easy]
Nancy Hill Cobb | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: SA or TB | catalog number: SBMP 282 | duration: 2:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

This popular two-part piece can be performed by mixed voices as follows: SA/TB or ST/AB.

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CoverCantate Domino [level: Medium]
Paul Ayres | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 526 | duration: 2:15 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Great bravado in this piece, a tour de force for the treble choir. Advanced children's choirs will love the challenge, and women's choirs will be delighted to discover a piece that shows off their skills as uniquely as does this high quality show-stopper piece. In 2009 the Concordia Youth Chorale commissioned an orchestration of the accompaniment, for performance with the New Jersey State Youth Orchestra: score and parts are available direct from the composer

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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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CoverCrucifixus [level: Medium]
Jan Disma Zelenka, arr. by Robert Sieving | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 833 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, optional 2 violins

A jewel from the Baroque era by the Czech composer now being re-discovered in Europe and beyond.

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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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CoverDe 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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CoverDomine, labia mea aperies [level: Medium]
Orlandus Lassus, ed. Charlene Archibeque | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 2 | duration: 1:20 | price: $1.60
accompaniment: a cappella

A beautiful, moving motet. This "performing" edition prepared by Dr. Archibeque includes a word by word translation of the text, a pronunciation guide, and directives for creating interpretive nuances for performance.

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CoverDona nobis pacem [level: Medium]
Joshua Spacht
NewIssue
voicing: SATB, SA solos | catalog number: SBMP 1279 | duration: 3:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, opt. strings

A mini-masterpiece, two soloists and an elegant piano accompaniment add substance and interest to this special setting of the beloved text. After a chant-like beginning, the piece grows in intensity, ending with all involved in the hushed, reverent ending.

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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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CoverEin Deutsches Kyrie [level: Medium]
Johannes Brahms, arr. Robert Sieving | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1014 | duration: 4:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Brahms’ Symphony No.3, Op. 90, third movement is here arranged for chorus and piano, with the familiar Latin Kyrie as text. Beautifully realized, this is an elegant piece with soaring melodies, joined by a great piano part

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CoverEt misericordia [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen
NewIssue
voicing: SSAA - sop. solo | catalog number: SBMP 1296 | duration: 4:55 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: organ

Extracted from Arnesen's beloved "Magnificat" (SBMP1293), "Et misericordia" opens with a hauntingly gorgeous soprano solo. Ever pushing to its soft and sensitive conclusion, this piece is bound to become a favorite selection for your choir and audiences alike.

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CoverExaltabo te [level: Medium]
Orlandus Lassus, ed. Kenneth Hannaford | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 3 | duration: 1:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A dramatic, energetic motet. This "performing" edition was prepared by Dr. Hannaford and includes a word by word translation of the text, a pronunciation guide, and directives for creating interpretive nuances for performance.

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CoverExsultate justi in Domino [level: Medium]
Brant Adams | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 171 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

A wonderful concert opener or closer, or contest piece. Full of vitality and rhythmic interest. Note: the recording eliminated the opening piano intro by accident, not design. An orchestral version is available from the composer, conductor's score and parts. Also available for SATB or TTBB.

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CoverExsultate justi in Domino [level: Medium]
Brant Adams

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 172 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

A wonderful concert opener or closer, or contest piece. Full of vitality and rhythmic interest. Also available for SA or TTBB.

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CoverFecit potentiam [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen
NewIssue
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1295 | duration: 5:40 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: organ

From the beloved Arnesen Magnificat comes this upbeat, dramatic movement. All sizes of choirs will delight in this special piece.

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CoverGloria [level: Medium]
Cristine Temple-Evans

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 447 | duration: 3:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

Festive, rhythmic, the piece builds to a big, dramatic ending. Also available for TTBB.


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CoverGloria [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud
NewIssue
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1262 | duration: 3:50 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano/opt. strings

Often credited to Mozart, but more likely composed by his contemporary, Wenzel Muller, this beloved piece has had great success with mixed voiced choirs. Now tastefully arranged for TTBB, it promises to be a welcome addition to this repertoire.

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CoverIn Paradisum [level: Medium]
Michael Isaacson | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1224 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The esteemed Los Angeles composer Michael Isaacson wrote this beautiful piece in loving memory of Paul Salamunovich who passed away April 3, 2014.

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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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CoverJubilate Deo [level: Easy]
László Halmos | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 24 | duration: 1:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

"Sing joyfully to God, all the earth"—the text describes the mood of the piece. In four parts with no divisi, with a Latin text that is not difficult, and a conservative range, this dramatic piece can serve many types of choirs. Easy.

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CoverJubilate Deo [level: Easy]
Nancy Hill Cobb

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 635 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Moderate ranges will put this piece within reach of younger SATB choirs. A glorious, upbeat setting of this jubilant text.

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CoverJubilate Deo [level: Medium]
Halmos, arr. Barbara Harlow

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 915 | duration: 1:40 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella

The SATB version of this piece has been a long-time best seller in the SBMP catalog. At the request of Nancy Parker who recorded it with her choir, a treble version was created. Wonderful antiphonal melodies will lend well to spacing the two sections of the choir a bit apart for a dramatic effect. This is one of those rare a cappella pieces that works really well for treble voices.

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CoverKyrie [level: Easy]
James McCray

voicing: TBB | catalog number: SBMP 112 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: keyboard

A melodic Kyrie setting that is sure to please.

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CoverKyrie [level: Easy]
James McCray

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 113 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: keyboard

A melodic, short, not difficult , Kyrie setting that is sure to please.

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CoverKyrie [level: Easy]
James McCray

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 114 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: keyboard

A melodic, easy Kyrie setting that is sure to please.

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CoverKyrie & Gloria (from Missa Brevis) [level: Medium]
Kristina Vasiliauskaite | Baltic Series edited by Vance Wolverton

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 263 | duration: 1:35 & 1:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: keyboard

The first two parts of a stunning Missa Brevis for women.

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CoverKyrie eleison [level: Medium]
Randall Johnson | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 821 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The composer skillfully creates great, effective music without divisi or excessive difficulty. The musicality of the piece is excellent, the harmonies and rhythms give it a contemporary feel, the vocal writing is superb. The limited tenor range makes the piece accessible for the junior high choir. Also available for TTBB or SSA.

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CoverKyrie eleison [level: Easy]
Randall Johnson | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 887 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The musicality of this piece is excellent, with the harmonies and rhythms giving it a contemporary feel. Also available for SATB or TTBB.


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CoverLacrymosa [level: Medium]
Mozart, arr. Michael Cleveland

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 297 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

From Mozart's REQUIEM. Scored originally for mixed choir and strings, composer Cleveland has created a beautiful setting for four-part treble chorus with keyboard accompaniment.

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