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Cover A 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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Cover About 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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Cover After the Storm [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1066 | duration: 5:30 | price: $1.95
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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Cover After 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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Cover All Things Bright and Beautiful [level: Easy]
Philip E. Silvey
voicing: 2 part tre | catalog number: SBMP 749 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
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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Cover Alley Cat Love Song [level: Medium]
Paul Carey | Sharon Hansen Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 737 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Hilarious goings on here. Fred, the Alley Cat, is quite the fellow. Audiences will adore this piece.

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Cover And Nature Smiled [level: Medium]
Allen Koepke
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 36 | duration: 4:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Girls love this inspirational song. Also available for TBB

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Cover And 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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Cover And 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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Cover Animal 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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Cover Animalia: 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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Cover NewIssue
Big Sky
[level: Medium]
Seth Houston | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1185 | duration: 2:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
Crafted in the traditional shape-note style, the composer/poet again gives us a special piece inspired by his love of nature and concern for the environment. The concluding line begins with “the ocean and air, forest, hill, and plain, animal in flight, are in your care.” Distinctive music here enhances a great message.

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Cover Bird'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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Cover Bloom [level: Easy]
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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Cover Click 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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Cover Cockroach [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 932 | duration: 4:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Second in the set of three Bug Songs, composer Ginsberg approaches this Mary Ann Hoberman text with mock seriousness. Unison much of the way, the second part enters with its own tune, the piano gets melodramatic, and the story ends with a punch line that is a question. Great fun!

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Cover NewIssue
Come Over the Meadow
[level: Easy]
Timothy Strang
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1138 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
An enchanting romp for young singers as they sing their way through the meadow, the text portraying the experience from the point of view of the leaves. First in unison, then in two parts, each of them melodic, this will be a delight to sing.

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Cover NewIssue
Coo-Coo Bird
[level: Medium]
arr. Alice Parker | Robyn Lana Choral Series
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1222 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A bluesy piano accompaniment leads the way, and a few well-orchestrated finger snaps give the singers the opportunity to be “cool.” This American folksong is now in a new “dress” and is a guaranteed delight for performers and audiences.

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Cover Cricket [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 933 | duration: 1:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Third in the set of three Bug Songs, composer Ginsberg gets playful with this Mary Ann Hoberman text, the piano setting the mood of a dancing cricket, and the singers eagerly telling the story, with one part overlapping the other, often in imitation.

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Cover Crossing the Bar [level: Medium]
Michael J. Mills | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 994 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Winner of the 2010 American Choral Directors Association Raymond W. Brock Memorial Student Composition Contest, the piece was premiered to great acclaim at the 2011 ACDA National Convention. Set to a poem by Alfred Tennyson, the poet used the metaphor of an ocean sand bar to describe the barrier between life and death. In order to reach the shore, the ocean waves must crash against the sandbar, creating a sound that Tennyson describes as the “moaning of the bar.” Mills dramatically captures this text. An elegant piece for the mature choir.

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Cover Dancing Tree [level: Easy]
Nancy Gifford
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 814 | duration: 2:10 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano
Dancing Tree is a fanciful and exuberantly happy piece for young voices. The verse begins, In my garden grows a tree Dances day and night for me, Four in a bar and sometimes three, To music secret as can be. Taking its cues from this simple but inspired poetry, the piece alternates between duple and triple meters, with light waltzing sections, a Latin dance, and finally a grand valse. Three lyrical melodies are woven together throughout the piece; they are sung separately, in pairs, and all together at the end. In between, a sprightly theme in minor mode appears, accompanied by syncopated rhythms in the piano and flute. All in all, fun to sing, and delightful to hear.

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Cover Duck and the Kangaroo, The [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series
voicing: 2 part | catalog number: SBMP 735 | duration: 3:10 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: piano
For two equal voice parts, this is a fun piece set to a nonsense poem by Edward Lear. The accompaniment has some Charley Brown flavor, the voice parts are often unison, or in imitation, making the piece perfect for the younger choir.

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Cover Emerald Stream [level: Medium]
Seth Houston | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1046 | duration: 2:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
The then 17 year old composer was in a canoe fishing with his dad in Colorado when the inspiration for this great piece began. The music draws from the “shape-note” singing tradition featuring a hearty, strong sound, an imitative fuging section, melodic ornaments, open intervals, and doubling at the octave. It is unusual, in that the melody is in the bass part. The text by the composer draws on the hymn-writing style of the great theologians of the shape-note tradition, while it proclaims a more contemporary message of environmental stewardship. It has had an extensive pre-publication life that included performances by Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, the Christmas Revels, Village Harmony, and Northern Harmony.

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Cover NewIssue
Evening Star
[level: Medium]
Robert S. Cohen
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1210 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The Edgar Allen Poe text glorifies the beauty of the “proud” evening star. A sparkling piano accompaniment gives credence to this beauty. With melodic interest in all parts, this will be a joy to sing.

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Cover Gardener of the World [level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1042 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
“Summer Sun,” the Robert Louis Stevenson poem of this piece, has the sun finding its way into all the nooks and crannies of the world below. The music offers sprightly treatment befitting a bright, pleasant day. In unison, or with two melodies working in tandem, and occasionally with 2-part harmony, this is an enjoyable piece to sing.

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Cover Garden’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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Cover Go, 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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Cover Guppy and the Cow, The [level: Easy]
Randall Johnson | Robert J. Ward Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 958 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Two whimsical poems by Ogden Nash cleverly come to life, the Guppy moving along with a samba-like piano accompaniment, the Cow swaying to a jazzy beat, spiced up with a bit of doo wop by the singers. Cool fun for the young choir.

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Cover Hunt Is Up! The [level: Medium]
Nicholas McKaig | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 967 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The English King leads the hunt to catch a deer, and the town gathers to watch the goings-on. The text, from a sixteenth century ballad, tells the tale first-hand. Composer McKaig calls on the singers to sound the horns to announce the hunt: “hey tantara tee-ree,” and the rousing piece takes off. Colorful and great fun.

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I Am the Still Rain Falling
[level: Medium]
Matthew Emery | Joseph Ohrt Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1188 | duration: 1:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The whimsical Sara Teasdale poem inspired this gem of a piece, the composer reveling in the great opportunities it afforded for expressive word painting.

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Cover I Go Among Trees [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 912 | duration: 5:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A sophisticated, beautiful contemporary choral art song set to a poem by Wendell Berry, a poet noted for his close connection to nature. The composer is skilled at creating great melodic interest for all parts, making this a delightful piece to sing. Smaller choirs will find this piece especially appealing.

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Cover I Hide Myself [level: Difficult]
Eric Whitacre
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 430 | duration: 1:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Re-issued in 2002 after some minor revisions by the composer. An elegant, stunning piece. One of THE THREE FLOWER SONGS by Eric Whitacre.

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Cover I Know A Bird [level: Medium]
Emma Lou Diemer
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 12 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: piano
A whimsical, fun madrigal about a "bird that sings all night." Complete with a section of bird sounds, this colorful madrigal is enhanced by a sprightly piano accompaniment.

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Cover I Love All Beauteous Things [level: Medium]
Cristine Temple-Evans
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 233 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
Robert Seymour Bridges beloved poem comes to life in this beautiful choral setting.

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Cover Lake Song [level: Medium]
Paul Carey | Sharon Hansen Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 831 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.70
accompaniment: piano
Set to a picturesque, thought provoking text by Colette Inez, the plaintive melody is joined by an artistic, colorful piano accompaniment. An unusual, beautiful piece for women.

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Cover Morning Has Broken [level: Medium]
Shawn Kirchner
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 573 | duration: 4:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Eleanor Farjeon's poem, made famous by the Cat Steven's setting, is set to a beautiful new melody in a dramatic folk-hymn style with optional soprano solo. A fine pianist, composer Kirchner always adds great color and style to his choral music through his accompaniments.

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Cover Morning Moon [level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey | Charlotte Adams Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 406 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Charlotte Adams was thrilled when she heard the recording of this piece and eager to have it join her choral series. Silvey's text and music are indeed unique and beautiful. Women's choirs will love this piece.

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Cover Oracle of Spring [level: Medium]
Mari Esabel Valverde | International Orange Chorale Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1081 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The “oracle” is a lively bird, very active in announcing the arrival of spring through its song. Madrigal-like in style, contemporary in feeling, set to a text by Goethe, this is a fine addition to the seasonal literature befitting spring.

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Cover Out in the Fields [level: Medium]
Andrea Ramsey | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 744 | duration: 2:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Elizabeth Browning’s poem credits the beauty of nature with chasing away our ills, This happy, sprightly piece would be a delight in a spring program.

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Cover Peace of the Wild Things, The [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko | Paul Head Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 692 | duration: 4:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano
Wendell Berry’s poem offers respite from the “despair of the world” in the peace found in nature. Composer Szymko does an outstanding job connecting the music to the spirit of the text. A dramatic piece.

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Cover Peace of Wild Things, The [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 561 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Wendell Berry's poem offers respite from the "despair of the world" in the peace found in nature. Composer Szymko does an outstanding job connectng the music to the spirit of the text. A dramatic piece for women's choirs.

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Cover Persimmon Tree [level: Medium]
Emma Lou Diemer
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 13 | duration: 3:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: optional piano
An expressive song about love using the seasonal growth of a Persimmon tree as a metaphor. The middle piece of the More Madrigal set challenges the choir to pay close attention to dynamic and articulation markings—the result, a beautifully expressive madrigal. May be performed a cappella or with piano.

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Cover Place Called Morning, The [level: Easy]
Earl J. Reisdorff
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 934 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: piano
The composer has infused some modern chords into the accompaniment, adding beautiful color to the lovely melody featured in this piece. Also available for SA. The text by Emily Dickinson: Will there really be a morning? Is there such a thing as day? Could I see it from the mountains If I were as tall as they? Has it feet like water-lilies? Has it feathers like a bird? Is it brought from famous countries Of which I have never heard? Oh, some scholar! Oh, some sailor! Oh, some wise man from the skies! Please to tell a little pilgrim

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Cover Proud Songster [level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1073 | duration: 4:10 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano, flute
The Songster of the title is not one, but three different species of birds, here cleverly represented by an agile flute. Great interplay between the flute and the singers, coupled with an artistic underlay by the piano, make this a special piece worthy of being called an art song for the chorus.

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Cover Red Geraniums [level: Easy]
Lisa Foland
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 801 | duration: 3:20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano
A delightful, provocative poem girls will love is here brought to life with a beautiful melody. Unison and 2 part writing, the music is effective, though easy.

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Cover River Moons [level: Difficult]
John Muehleisen | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series
voicing: SSAATTBB | catalog number: SBMP 676 | duration: 6:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
The colorful Carl Sandburg poem is given dramatic treatment by the composer, his sensitivity to nature and to the poem very evident in this setting. The piece is part of a set of two pieces titled Two River Nocturnes, Prairie Waters by Night being the other member of the set.

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Cover Roses, The [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 293 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: accordion
"A rose is a rose is a rose" of the opening phrase contains all the words that are used in this song. The accordion accompaniment adds to the unique style of the piece. A great closer. The composer has created an optional piano part to replace the accordion.

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Cover Sea Fever [level: Difficult]
Nancy Hill Cobb
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 727 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano
A great piece for men bolstered by an energetic, sea-rolling piano part. Verse one of the text, a Salt Water Ballad by the English poet John Masefield, sets the tone for this dramatic piece about the love of the sea. - POEM - I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s face and a grey dawn breaking.

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Cover Snow by Morning [level: Medium]
Joshua Shank
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 445 | duration: 4:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A musical, whimsical poem meets with a highly imaginative young composer: the result is magic.

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Cover Stars Above the Hill, The [level: Medium]
David Dickau | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 953 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Set to a poem by Canada’s beloved poet Bliss Carman, the text celebrates the beauty of nature, and the immense impact of a star-lit sky, quietly, but profoundly suggesting “how small a thing is man.” A beautiful, elegant piece.

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