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CoverA Blessing [level: Medium]
David N. Childs

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 504 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.85
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
NewIssue
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 Father [level: Medium]
Kevin S. Foster

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1072 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano

Celebrate fatherhood with this delightful song. Opening with “A father walks with you below the tall trees and stars,” this sets the tone of the endearing poem. An impressive piano accompaniment provides great charm and vitality as it lends support to the chorus.

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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 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 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 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 Rianxeira [level: Medium]
arr. Vicente Chavarria | Joshua Habermann Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1200 | duration: 4:29 | price: $1.95
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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CoverAdon Olam [level: Difficult]
Kenneth Lampl | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

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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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: 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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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 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: 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 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: 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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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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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 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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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 We Have Heard on High [level: Medium]
arr. Linda Paschal Gingrich

voicing: SATB/SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 125 | duration: 3:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A marvelous antiphonal setting of the familiar carol. The SSAA “echo" could be sung by a quartet or a small group.

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CoverAngels We Have Heard on High [level: Medium]
arr. Drew Collins | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series

voicing: SSATBB | catalog number: SBMP 805 | duration: 2:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

In 7/8 time, and set in the mixolydian mode, this is a colorful setting of this favorite carol.

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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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CoverArrow and The Song, The [level: Medium]
Joshua Shank

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 605 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Longfellow's poem about friendship is given dramatic, haunting treatment here. Simple but effective, and great to sing. Also available for SSA

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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
NewIssue
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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CoverAutumn [level: Medium]
Joshua Shank | Donald Brinegar Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 560 | duration: 5:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The Rilke text is met with great drama, shimmering chords, and much sensitivity. For the advanced choir.

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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]
Craig Kingsbury | Donald Brinegar Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 468 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A poignant setting for the mature choir. Lush chords, polyphonic passages, and some 4-part writing for both women and men add to the drama.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
Giancarlo Aquilanti | Daniel Hughes Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 630 | duration: 3:35 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella

Hauntingly beautiful with the text in the composer's native Italian.

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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]
J. Edmund Hughes | Edith Copley Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 977 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The Ave Maria chant forms the basis for this clever, effective piece. It would be especially beautiful in a reverberant setting.

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