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CoverA Blessing [level: Medium]
David N. Childs

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 504 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, flute

Melodist Childs has done it again. A beautiful setting of the Sara Teasdale poem with a final benediction for peace from the bible. A soaring flute part and rhythmically supportive piano part add to the beauty of this gem.

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CoverA Christmas Carmen [level: Medium]
Christopher S. Delp | Joseph Ohrt Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1021 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: a cappella

American poet John Greenleaf Whittier authored the profound text. “Carmen” of the title in Latin translates as “song” or “poem.” The poem begins:
Sound over all waters, reach out from all lands,
The chorus of voices, the clasping of hands;
Sing hymns that were sung by the stars of the morn,
Sing songs of the angels when Jesus was born!
Composer Delp has done a masterful job setting the text. With very little divisi, it is accessible to many choirs.

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CoverA Christmas Carol [level: Medium]
Sheena Phillips

voicing: SSAATBB | catalog number: SBMP 723 | duration: 4:25 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

The G.K. Chesterton poem is treated to a hauntingly beautiful melody. Listen to this piece once, and you will long to hear it again.

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CoverA Dream Within a Dream [level: Medium]
Jeffrey Cobb
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1292 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Edgar Allan Poe asks, “Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?” A pensive poem, now enhanced by beautiful music, singers will love this as all parts have their turn at being important.

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CoverA Hope Carol [level: Medium]
David Dickau | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1048 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A beautiful setting of the contemplative Rossetti poem, ever melodic, it will be a joy to sing. An artistic piano accompaniment adds color and support. Choirs of all sizes will enjoy this special piece.

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CoverA la Media Noche [level: Medium]
arr. Joan Szymko

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 304 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, flute, percussion, claves, shaker, conga

The gals can really ring out on this festive arrangement. To be sung in Spanish, it will add a special merriment to the holiday concert.

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CoverA Lantern Voice [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1329 | duration: 9:30 | price: $1.75
accompaniment: piano

The theme of the profound poem is brought to center stage via the voice of a child asking “Why is this”? “This” is war. The composer has expertly captured the drama of this profound text.

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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 Lonely Land [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1363 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, violin

Composed to be performed by a US choir touring in Ireland, the violin offers a plaintive Irish folk melody, the piano adds a sprightly accompaniment, and the singers have soaring melodies. The result is a stunning, delightful composition.

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CoverA Miner’s Life [level: Medium]
Seth Houston | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1086 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano, Doumbek; opt. flute, violin, bass

The rousing pentatonic tune of this Irish folksong comes to dramatic life in this stunning arrangement, the text telling of the rigors of the daily lives of the hard-working miners. Perform this with piano and Doumbek, or add some or all of the optional instruments for a full-fledged Irish reel.

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CoverA Prayer Before Sleep [level: Medium]
Carson Cooman

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1174 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: flute

Set to a Gaelic prayer translated into English, the flute plays the protagonist, dramatically opening the piece with a slow but flourishing melody, suggesting that this sleep may indeed be special. The choir is chant-like in their response to this opening as they implore “I am placing my soul and my body On thy sanctuary this night.” Sophisticated treble choirs won’t want to miss this most unusual piece.

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CoverA Prayer for Peace [level: Medium]
Paula Foley Tillen | Sharon Hansen Choral Series

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 948 | duration: 5:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The text, by Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh, was written as a peace chant in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Composer Foley has created a hauntingly beautiful setting that unfolds dramatically, ending with a whisper of hope. Mostly SA, SSA, and briefly, SSAA.

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CoverA Rianxeira [level: Medium]
arr. Vicente Chavarria | Joshua Habermann Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1200 | duration: 4:29 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

This charming Galician folksong has been artfully arranged. The title refers to the name of a fishing village. To be sung in Galician which closely resembles Spanish.

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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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CoverA Soft Day [level: Medium]
Daniel Brinsmead | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1150 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

In Ireland a “soft day” is one with misty rain instead of the more typical Irish downpour. It is a day to celebrate the out-of-doors. The Aussie composer has beautifully captured the spirit of the message the Irish poet had depicted.

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CoverA Song of Triumph [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud | Terry J. Barham Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 978 | duration: 3:55 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A joyous, spirited setting of Psalm 95 suitable for concert or church use. Interesting lines are present in all parts, and the lush choral texture creates a fantastic sound to support the sacred text. Especially appropriate for the large choir.

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CoverA Winter Landscape [level: Medium]
Lane Johnson | Edith Copley Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 790 | duration: 3:40 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

Highly mood sensitive with great attention to the text, this is a special piece for the winter season.

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CoverA-wassailing [level: Medium]
arr. Daniel Hughes | Daniel Hughes Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1123 | duration: 2:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

An impressive, highly festive concert arrangement, this comes as a great addition to the traditional Christmas literature.

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CoverAbout Us Lies the Summer Night [level: Medium]
Brad Nix

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1076 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The text speaks of nature, but ends on a religious note as poet Robert Louis Stevenson finds in the glow of the sky the symbol of the promise of Heavenly light. Elegant with great melodic interest, a dramatic climax, and an artistic piano accompaniment, this seasonal piece could find a home in both a concert and church setting.

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CoverAdam Lay Ybounden [level: Medium]
arr. Ian R. Loeppky

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1090 | duration: 1:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: djembe

Highly dramatic, open fifths sung by the men set the tone, with the tribal style of the arrangement intensified by the rhythmic impact of a djembe, and illuminated by the final melismas of the women. Bring vital life to a Christmas program with this special piece.

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CoverAdeste [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes/Dan Hooper

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 371 | duration: 6:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: organ, handbells

“Angels We Have Heard on High“ joins “Adeste Fideles“ for a unique Christmas offering. Chant, handbells, optional audience/congregation sing-along, and a rousing, dramatic ending make this a great addition to the Christmas literature. Choirs can process in to this piece, a children’s choir could sing the unison melodic section—endless are the possibilities. Six minute duration.

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CoverAfter the Storm [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1066 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Written in homage to the city of Joplin, MO, the 2011 victim of a horrific tornado disaster, the text resonates profoundly in our world of all too frequent natural disasters. The composer paints a musical collage of the ending sentiment of the poem as it suggests how to recover “one step at a time.” This beautifully rendered composition would provide a thought-provoking moment in a program as it deals with the extraordinary power of nature and the resilience of the human spirit.

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CoverAfter the Winter [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers | Giselle Wyers Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1015 | duration: 4:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano or a cappella

While faced with the rigors of winter, the Claude McKay poem dreams of a magic, special place in nature with “ferns that never fade.” A unique, beautiful seasonal piece.

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CoverAgnus Dei [level: Medium]
Javier Busto | Jerry McCoy Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 119 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

Award winning Spanish composer, Javier Busto has created a stunning contemporary setting of this famous text within the reach of most choirs.

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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]
Kristina Vasiliauskaite | Baltic Series edited by Vance Wolverton

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 268 | duration: 1:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

From Missa Brevis in Honorem Beata Maria Virginis, a stunning work for the Christmas season. The movements are published separately, each one of them capable of standing alone.

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CoverAgnus Dei [level: Medium]
David Rossow

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 843 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: piano/4 hands

A possible companion piece to SANCTUS by David Rossow, AGNUS DEI offers the contrast with its slower tempo and quieter mood. Soaring melodic lines, this will be a wonderful addition to literature for the advanced women’s ensemble.

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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: Medium]
Daniel Schreiner

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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CoverAin’t that A-Rockin’ All Night [level: Medium]
arr. Laurie Betts Hughes | Giselle Wyers Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 919 | duration: 3:05 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

Number two of Three Mary Carols, the arranger draws from her personal experience as a young mother in this tender and clever arrangement.

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CoverAll Things Bright and Beautiful [level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey

voicing: 2 part treble | catalog number: SBMP 749 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

A charming setting with its text excerpted from the famous Cecil Alexander poem. Syncopation gives it a contemporary style, while some staccato writing adds to its color. It includes unison, 2-part harmony, occasionally a counter-melody for the lower part, and some 3 part divisi to emphasize the climatic moments. Featured on the 2009 ACDA National Reading Session

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CoverAll Works of Love [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 942 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano

The 2010 Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission for ACDA, this stunning piece set to a text by Mother Teresa concludes: “All works of love are works of peace.” The composer is at her best here as she builds and weaves beautiful lines to create drama and passion.

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CoverAll Ye Lands, Sing Alleluia! [level: Medium]
Ben Allaway

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 193 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: keyboard

This festive yet easy piece is sure to be a favorite with church choirs. It includes some unison and two-part writing, and a dramatic ending.

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CoverAlleluia [level: Medium]
Donald Kendrick
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1404 | duration: 2:05 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella

After a unison chant, the piece builds to a dramatic climax, concluding on a quiet note. Sound the chimes four times to introduce the piece, provide the starting pitch, and dramatically begin a concert.

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CoverAlleluia, Rejoice! [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 54 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: handbells

The Hodie chant is skillfully combined with “O Come Emmanuel” in the neo-medieval style. Organ may be substituted for handbells. Can be sung “in the round,” or used as a processional. A great program opener or closer. Also available for SA or TB

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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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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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CoverAlleluyah Sasa! [level: Medium]
Ben Allaway | Edith Copley Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 881 | duration: 3:50 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: percussion

A rhythmic, upbeat, Kenyan-style piece with a Christmas text, though it could easily find it’s way into programs year-round. The lyrics are tossed back and forth, the English often coming first in one voice part, the Swahili translation following in another. A great concert closer, this is a highly dramatic “alleluia.”

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CoverAlley Cat Love Song [level: Medium]
Paul Carey | Sharon Hansen Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 737 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

Hilarious goings on here. Fred, the Alley Cat, is quite the fellow.
Audiences will adore this piece.



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CoverAlways Keep This Close [level: Medium]
Zachary J. Moore | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1342 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, opt. strings

The text will be dear to the hearts of choral singers with its sentiments such as “no notes are as connected as the souls that sing them”, and the final statement, “we are one.” Musically strong and creative, this is destined to be a compelling addition to women’s repertoire.

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CoverAmazing Grace [level: Medium]
arr. Joan Szymko

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 437 | duration: 2:20 | price: $1.75
accompaniment: a cappella

Rich textures, close harmonies, a fresh setting for the four-part women's choir.


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CoverAmerica the Beautiful [level: Medium]
Bates and Ward, arr. Frank J. La Rocca | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1068 | duration: 2:30 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A stunning concert-worthy arrangement utilizing three verses of the original text, it builds to a dramatic, maestoso ending. Listen to the exquisite recording provided by the commissioning choir or watch the beautiful video created by Hillsdale College.

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CoverAnd Draw Her Home with Music [level: Medium]
Nancy HIll Cobb | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 905 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The Shakespeare text concludes: Come, ho! and wake Diana with a hymn With sweetest touches pierce your mistress' ear, And draw her home with music. A sensitive, and dramatic piece to add some real class to a program by the men’s choir.

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CoverAnd Nature Smiled [level: Medium]
Allen Koepke

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 36 | duration: 4:15 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Girls love this inspirational song. Also available for TBB

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CoverAnd Nature Smiled [level: Medium]
Allen Koepke

voicing: TBB | catalog number: SBMP 338 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The inspirational text uses nature as a metaphor for living. Also available for SSA

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CoverAnd the Heart Replies [level: Medium]
Brad Holmes

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1145 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano

“There is in souls a sympathy in sounds” is the text of the dramatic opening. Soaring melodies prevail in this impassioned, lively piece. A great concert opener or closer, this is superb for the large choir.

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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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CoverAngels and Shepherds [level: Medium]
Daniel Schreiner

voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1195 | duration: c. 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, trumpet

A jewel of a Christmas piece, the shepherds tell their story, the angels sing the beloved carol that has them “heard on high,” and the piano and trumpet add stylish accompaniment. Have a listen and you will want to program this.

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CoverAngels of the Wind [level: Medium]
Allen Koepke

voicing: TTB | catalog number: SBMP 200 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano 4 hands

Written in a modern folk song style, Koepke's text uses the metaphor of the currents of the wind to point up the guiding forces in our lives. Also available for SSA

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