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CoverA Life of Love [level: Medium]
Timothy Jon Tharaldson | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 952 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A provocative poem by a young writer tells a tender love story. A contemporary style piano accompaniment sets the mood. This piece will appeal to the imagination of high school singers.

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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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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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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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CoverAt Dawn of Day [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 991 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

As though in a dream of lost love, first the men sing the melody as the women color their melody with their oos; then the reverse takes place, with the women on the melody. Finally they join together to bring closure to this beautiful and poignant song for the lonely heart.

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CoverAt the Mid Hour of Night [level: Medium]
Andrew R. Jacobson | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1266 | duration: 4:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

With the music marked “Dreamlike,” the poem has us dreaming of a love remembered. The composer has created a beautiful art song with both soaring melodies, and tender pensive moments, all in close compassion to the text.

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CoverDance for Love [level: Medium]
Z. Randall Stroope
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1387 | duration: 3:25 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Master melodist Stroope is at his best with this delightful, charming composition. Set to a Civil War poem, we are implored to “dance for beauty, dance for laughter, dance for love, - soft falls the rain, bare feet dance me home.”

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CoverDance on My Heart [level: Medium]
Allen Koepke

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 34 | duration: 2:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Composer/poet Koepke spun a fun tale of romance, then set it to sprightly music that is a delight to sing, accompanied by a piano part that both supports the singers and adds to the drama. Treble choirs of all ages have been captivated by this magical piece. Over 200,000 copies have been sold.

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CoverEl Besu [level: Medium]
Spanish folk song, arr. Vicente Chavarria | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1039 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

“El Besu” (“The Kiss”) is based on a hauntingly beautiful folk tune from the Principality of Asturias in northwestern Spain. This tender love song will provide a nice contrast to a program that features several upbeat pieces. To be sung in the original language, a transliteration is included in the score.

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CoverFirst Time He Kissed Me [level: Medium]
Debra Scroggins

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1207 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The coquettish poem of Victorian poet Elizabeth Browning inspired this delightful piece. The women begin the piece, the men soon have their say. Alas, all come together for a happy ending.

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CoverGarden’s Last Red Rose, The [level: Medium]
Brad Nix

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 930 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The Sara Teasdale poem about love in autumn is set to a beautiful melody that travels from part to part sometimes sung alone in unison, other times with a counter melody.

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CoverGive Me Your Stars to Hold [level: Medium]
Mark Sirett | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1252 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Audiences will leave humming the opening strains of this splendid piece. Abounding in melodic interest, and blessed with an ever-pulsating accompaniment, this setting of the Teasdale poem is destined to be a favorite of singers.

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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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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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CoverI Am Not Yours [level: Medium]
David N. Childs

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 568 | duration: 4:38 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

A flowing piano accompaniment supports a tender love song with text by Sara Teasdale. Women's choirs will delight in this piece.

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CoverI Am Not Yours [level: Medium]
David N. Childs | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1231 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

A sensitive, beautiful setting of the Teasdale poem, this will add an elegant touch to a program. The treble version of this is on the SBMP all-time best-seller list.

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CoverI Am Thy Grass, Oh Lord! [level: Medium]
Matthew Emery | Joseph Ohrt Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1233 | duration: 2:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The metaphoric poem that speaks in philosophical terms is beautifully set in this gem of a piece. Colorful harmonies, melodic interest in all parts, this is a stylish composition.

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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 carry your heart [level: Medium]
Andrew Miller

voicing: SATB or SAB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1126 | duration: 3:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A superb setting of the E.E. Cummings poem, composer Miller beautifully catches the drama of this text. There is melodic interest in all parts, and unison men’s parts most of the time, making it possible for an SATB or SAB choir to perform this piece.

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Coveri carry your heart [level: Medium]
Andrew Miller

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1131 | duration: 3:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A superb setting of the E.E. Cummings poem, composer Miller beautifully catches the drama of this text. Melodic interest in all parts will make this a joy to sing.

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CoverI Know Where I'm Going [level: Medium]
arr. Christopher T. Lewis

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 618 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: piano

The non-traditional harmonies of the piano accompaniment, along with the arranger's creative stretch for the melody, make this a totally new setting of this beloved folk song.

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CoverI Know Where I’m Goin’ [level: Medium]
arr. Neil Ginsberg

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 285 | duration: 2:30 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The traditional Irish folk song is given a foot-tapping treatment here by a rhythmic accompaniment to go along with the beautiful song. Choirs will want to speculate just what "handsome, winsome Johnnie" looks like after they see the cover art for this one.

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CoverIf Music Be the Food of Love [level: Medium]
Andrew Miller

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1132 | duration: 4:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, violin or flute

Great passion, a glorious melody, and a fine accompaniment, together make this a very special piece. It stays in two parts except for 5 measures of divisi.

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CoverJohnny-O & Sally Anne! [level: Easy]
arr. Ken Berg | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 907 | duration: 2:20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

A little romance here, and a lot of fun. This is high class, hillbilly music.

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CoverKansas City Kitty [level: Easy]
Walter Donaldson, arr. Jacob Narverud | Terry J. Barham Choral Series

voicing: TB | catalog number: SBMP 1137 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano, fiddle, opt. bass

Pure fun, the guys can let loose with this roaring twenties-style romantic pursuit of a gal named “Kitty.” Program this if you’re looking for a show-stopper!

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CoverKiss, The [level: Medium]
David N. Childs

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1116 | duration: 4:05 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Sara Teasdale’s sophisticated reference to a romantic kiss gets elegant treatment in this beautiful composition. Always a great melodist, Childs pulls out all of the stops, dramatically bringing the text to life. The ending sentiment, “Love never fails,” taken from Coriinthians 13, leaves us hoping that this is so. Premiered at the 2013 ACDA National Convention.

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CoverLove [level: Easy]
Allen Koepke

voicing: 2 part | catalog number: SBMP 177 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Koepke has set this piece so that any combination of voices can sing the main theme, with children singing the familiar “Jesus Loves Me” as a second part.

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CoverLove Bade Me Welcome [level: Difficult]
Daniel Brinsmead | Nathan J. Kreitzer Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1269 | duration: 5:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Impressive and special are the adjectives that come to mind for this piece. The composer has become known for his ability to create a beautiful, meaningful piece. This one does not disappoint.

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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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CoverLove is Love [level: Easy]
Matthew J. Armstrong
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1399 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: paino

The simple but profound text promotes love as a solution for the world today, the word love herein translated to nine different languages (a pronunciation guide is included in the score.) The piece offers the possibility of a bit of staging, with solo singers optionally singing the various translations of “love.”

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CoverLove's Philosophy [level: Medium]
David N. Childs

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 628 | duration: 3:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem presents the romantic notion that if all of nature can be so united, why not I with thine? High school and mature women's choruses will love both the sentiment, and Child's beautiful melodic treatment of the text.

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CoverLove’s Onward Journey [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen
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voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1272 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

IInspired by the creation of his poet friend, Euan Tait, this musical journey tells of a love story that challenges one to “be complete, ” to find “new ways,” and ultimately to “rejoice in the freedom of all who sing.” Gifted melodist Arnesen found special ways to bring this message to life.

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CoverPear Tree, The [level: Medium]
Sheena Phillips

voicing: TBB | catalog number: SBMP 1067 | duration: 2:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A rollicking, fun Scottish song telling of a bit of failed moonlight romance under a pear tree thanks to two young lads up in the tree armed with a supply of pears. The text is flavored with a bit of authentic Scottish pronunciation and some nonsense syllables, the latter leading up to the moral of the story: “Don’t go courtin’ under a pear tree.”

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CoverRise Up My Love [level: Medium]
Timothy Snyder

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 93 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The Song of Solomon text is arguably the most eloquent expression of love found in literature. This setting of the text employs a contemporary style piano accompaniment. The vocal writing is as elegant as the text, yet well within reach of the average ability choir.

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CoverSomething of You [level: Medium]
Arden Skoglund | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1221 | duration: 3:05 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Artfully composed with great melodic interest, the text is one of longing for the sight of a loved one.

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CoverSong of Ruth [level: Medium]
David N. Childs

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 539 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

David Child's fans will be pleased to discover this beautiful, melodic piece. A tender love song.

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CoverTake, O Take Those Lips Away [level: Easy]
piano accomp.: Mary Ellen Loose - J. Edmund Hughes

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1119 | duration: 1:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Charming and delightful, this setting of the Shakespeare text will add a bit of panache to your concert.

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CoverTake, O Take Those Lips Away [level: Easy]
piano accomp.: Mary Ellen Loose - J. Edmund Hughes

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1122 | duration: 1:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Charming and delightful, this setting of the Shakespeare text will add a bit of panache to your concert.

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CoverThe gift I’ll leave you [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen | Joel Rinsema Kantorei Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1370 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Working with a profound Euan Tait poem on the theme of love, composer Arnesen has created another winner. An exquisite piano part supports the composer’s memorable melodies.

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CoverThe Passionate Shepherd to His Love [level: Medium]
Ethan McGrath | Cameron LaBarr Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1189 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, ob or fl

The nature loving composer found a poem by Christopher Marlowe that reflects this love of nature, and beautifully, and artistically set it. A flute or oboe adds special color to the sublime melodies of the choir.

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CoverThe Turtle Dove [level: Medium]
arr. Jason Webb | Robyn Lana Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1129 | duration: 2:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

An excellent piano accompaniment sets the tone for this beautifully creative setting of the beloved folk song. Singers will like this arrangement as it offers each part a turn at singing the melody.

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CoverThree Love Canons [level: Medium]
Carson Cooman

voicing: any | catalog number: SBMP 1166 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella

A splendid contrast in a concert program, these clever and sophisticated canons will intrigue audiences and delight singers. Their titles: Leap into Love, From Your Heart, and One Word. The voicing is adaptable to many combinations.

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CoverWe Sing of Love [level: Medium]
J. Reese Norris

voicing: SA div. | catalog number: SBMP 1089 | duration: 4:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, cello

A dramatic piece filled with passion, it exploits the glories and strengths of love, the text at times quoting from the Song of Solomon. An artistic piano/cello accompaniment adds significant impact as it lends support to the singers. Most of the choral writing is for two parts, with occasional divisi in one part.

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CoverWhen I Think of You [level: Medium]
Laura Farnell

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 904 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano

The composer adapts two famous poems of Sara Teasdale to create this beautiful, tender love song.

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CoverWhen You Go A-courtin' [level: Easy]
American Folk Song, arr. Jeffrey Benson | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1044 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A fun, foot-stomping American folk song, the piece has a conversational style, the guys talking to the gals and vice versa. The message is pure Americana, with sassafras tea, a long-tail coat, and an old leather bonnet part of the mix.

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CoverYou and the Song [level: Medium]
Ben Allaway

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 245 | duration: 3:55 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

Poet/composer Allaway has created a beautiful song about love, perfect for Valentine’s Day or when honoring a special person.

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CoverYou Cannot Lose My Love [level: Medium]
Sara Groves, arr. Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 824 | duration: 2:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

The song, by an established pop-gospel singer/composer, tells us “you will lose a lot of things, but you cannot lose my love.” A tender love song, beautifully arranged.

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CoverYou Cannot Lose My Love [level: Medium]
Sara Groves, arr. Susan LaBarr | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1144 | duration: 2:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The song, by an established pop-gospel singer/composer, tells us “you will lose a lot of things, but you cannot lose my love.” A tender love song, beautifully arranged for treble voices.

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