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CoverA 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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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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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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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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CoverAlley 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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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 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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CoverAnimal 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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CoverAnimalia: 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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CoverBig 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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CoverBird'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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CoverBloom [level: Medium]
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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CoverClick 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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CoverCockroach [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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CoverCome 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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CoverCoo-Coo Bird [level: Medium]
arr. Alice Parker | Robyn Lana Choral Series
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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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CoverCricket [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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CoverCrossing the Bar [level: Medium]
Michael J. Mills | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 994 | duration: 3:50 | price: $2.10
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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CoverDancing 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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CoverDolphins [level: Medium]
Emma Lou Diemer | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
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voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1239 | duration: 2:10 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

Sprightly and fun, what else could one expect from a piece titled Dolphins! The composer has vividly captured their spirit incorporating great rhythmic and melodic style.

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CoverDuck 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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CoverEmerald 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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CoverEvening Star [level: Medium]
Robert S. Cohen
NewIssue
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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CoverGardener of the World [level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1042 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano



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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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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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CoverGood Trees [level: Medium]
Mary Ellen Haupert
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1281 | duration: 2:35 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The story told here regarding the growing of good trees presents a subtle metaphor of similar challenges people face as they mature. Well-constructed musically, all parts get to share the spotlight and contribute.

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CoverGuppy 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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CoverHunt 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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CoverI 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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CoverI 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.

See a slideshow that was created by the composer to accompany this piece: HERE

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CoverI 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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CoverI 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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CoverI 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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CoverJubilant Cicadas [level: Easy]
Andrea Ramsey | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
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voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1244 | duration: 3:25 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The highly creative poem tells of Cicadas singing, humming, buzzing, droning, booming, and sending forth their joyful noise. Playful, clever, and fun, this piece is a true delight that will brighten any program.

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CoverLake 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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CoverMorning 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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CoverMorning 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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CoverOracle 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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CoverOut 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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CoverPeace 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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CoverPeace of Wild Things, The [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 561 | 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 connectng the music to the spirit of the text. A dramatic piece for women's choirs.

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CoverPersimmon 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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CoverPlace 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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CoverProud 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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CoverRed 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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CoverRiver 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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CoverRoses, 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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