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Cover A Fable [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1078 | duration: 2:55 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A fable by definition tells a quirky story that has profound meaning. The singers deliver the Ralph Waldo Emerson text with rhythms that evoke seriousness. Meanwhile, the piano adopts quasi-tango rhythms saying this can’t be serious! Great fun is the result, and a little lesson for life is the message.

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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 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 Antonio [level: Easy]
Jay Broeker
voicing: 2 equal voices | catalog number: SBMP 873 | duration: 2:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Perfect for young singers. The piece has an octave range (e1 - e2), is mostly unison, and when in 2 parts, both are melodic. The poem by Laura E. Richards is delightful. First verse: Antonio, Antonio Was tired of living alonio. He thought he would woo Miss Lissamy Lu, Miss Lissamy Lucy Molonio.

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Cover Bagels & Biscuits [level: Difficult]
Theodore Lucas | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 262 | duration: 1:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
If you seek a fun novelty piece that will entertain your audience and delight your singers, this is it. A great encore or opener.

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Cover Banjo Sam [level: Easy]
American Folk Song, arr. Jay Broeker
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1055 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, banjo, percussion
Based on an American folk tune from the southern folk tradition of the early 1900s, this is an upbeat showpiece that incorporates a banjo player, a bit of non-improvised scat singing, a fun text, and the option of clog or tap dancers to create both rhythmic and visual excitement. It was commissioned for and first sung by a treble honor choir.

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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: $1.95
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 Calico Pie [level: Easy]
Timothy Strang
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 241 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.70
accompaniment: 1 piano, 4 hands
The whimsical text by Edward Lear sets the tone for this frolicking, energetic piece. Wonderful for young singers.


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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 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 Da Coconut Nut [level: Medium]
Ryan Cayabyab | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 834 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Phillipine composer/performer, Cayabyab created this whimsical piece extolling the worthiness of the coconut palm tree. Upbeat fun, this will be a crowd pleaser. Also available for TTBB

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Cover Da Coconut Nut [level: Medium]
arr. Randy Stenson, Ryan Cayabyab | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 844 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
arranged for TTBB by Randy Stenson from the St. Mary's International School in Tokyo, Japan. Phillipine composer/performer, Ryan Cayabyab created this whimsical piece extolling the worthiness of the coconut palm tree. Upbeat fun, this is a crowd pleaser. Also available for SATB

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Cover Downshift [level: Difficult]
Mark Vance | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series
voicing: SSATBB | catalog number: SBMP 368 | duration: 3:03 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
High school singers will love this clever, groovy piece about a “gleaming machine“ and “auto romance.”

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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 Forest of Loo, The [level: Medium]
Lee Ann Dresser
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 600 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Whimsy abounds here. There's a monster in a cave in the Forest of Loo... Great fun.

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Cover Frankie and Johnny [level: Medium]
arr. Peter Frost
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1036 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
This arrangement really swings with a superb, stylistic piano part setting the groove. Great tossing back and forth of the melody, plus a bit of scat-like singing midway through, make this extra fun to sing. In two parts all the way, Frankie and Johnny begs for a little dramatic action by the singers as they tell this tragic lovelorn story.

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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 I Am a Cloud [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 883 | duration: 4:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A clever piece set to a text of Sara Teasdale. The opening repeat of I AM teases us as we wait to be surprised by A Cloud. Always close to Broadway in his style, Ginsberg has created a fun and meaningful adventure for young singers.

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Cover I Shot an Arrow [level: Medium]
David N. Childs
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 998 | duration: 5:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, oboe
The poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow comes to life in this dramatic piece. The oboe shoots the arrow, the singers follow with their ascending take on this event. Word painting adds to the color. A great opener for a concert, this piece would quickly engage the listeners.

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Cover In my quiet place [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 362 | duration: 3:19 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: marimba
Word painting inspired by a profound, tho simple text. The marimba adds color. Number two in the set of three titled THIS WONDERFUL FEELING.

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Cover It Was a Lover and His Lass [level: Medium]
piano accomp.: Mary Ellen Loose - J. Edmund Hughes | Edith Copley Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1030 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano
This piece can do well on its own merit, or it can be joined by two others in a unique Shakespeare Suite, each piece being for a different voicing. To perform all three, divide the SATB choir, the women getting their turn first with Sigh No More Ladies; next the men perform Take, O Take Those Lips Away; and finally all join in with It Was a Lover and His Lass. Clever writing abounds for both the voices and the piano. Add a bit of staging to make the performance extra special.
Errata in tenor part: Ms 37 and 78 the triplet text should be "ring a ding"


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Cover Jabberwocky [level: Medium]
René Clausen
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 528 | duration: 5:37 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano
Clever, classy, fun. Given Clausen's magic touch, this setting of the favorite humorous poem is destined to become a favorite choral piece of high school and collegiate choirs.

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Cover Johnny Schmoker [level: Medium]
arr. James Rodde
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 344 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
Time to ham it up with this one. Guaranteed to add a good time to your concert.

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Cover Johnny-O & Sally Anne! [level: Easy]
arr. Ken Berg | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 907 | duration: 2:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A little romance here, and a lot of fun. This is high class, hillbilly music.

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Cover NewIssue
Kansas 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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Cover O Mistress Mine [level: Medium]
Neil Ginsberg
voicing: TTB | catalog number: SBMP 446 | duration: c. 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Charming, with some fun staging possibilities for the creative male choir.

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Cover once like a spark [level: Medium]
Neil Ginsberg
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 270 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A clever setting of the E. E. Cummings poem.


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Cover Pear 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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Cover Per Spelmann [level: Easy]
arr. Nancy Grundahl
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 419 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, violin
Charming, fun, includes directions for a traditional dance during the instrumental interludes.

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Cover porky & porkie [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 271 | price: $0.95
accompaniment: piano
E. E. Cummings texts is playfully set with da-ba jazz-like interludes. Throughout, the piano accompaniments demonstrate Neil Ginsberg's vast talent to set a mood.

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Cover Purple night [level: Easy]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 363 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: marimba
Composer Szymko had great fun with this the third piece of the set titled THIS WONDERFUL FEELING. The word painting is extensive and highly dramatic, the conclusion rousing supported by the marimba and the percussion instruments.

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Cover Reuben and Rachel [level: Medium]
William Gooch, arr. Andrew Larson | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 810 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano
This comical ballad has a folksy feel as it tells the ridiculous love tale of these characters. The sprightly and rhythmic piano part adds its own bit of fun to the mix.

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Cover Risseldy Rosseldy [level: Easy]
arr. Jay Broeker
voicing: SA or Unison | catalog number: SBMP 310 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Great fun for the children's choir.

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Cover saboo [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 361 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: marimba
Playful, colorful. The opening piece of a set of three titled: THIS WONDERFUL FEELING.

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Cover Sigh No More Ladies [level: Medium]
piano accomp.: Mary Ellen Loose - J. Edmund Hughes | Edith Copley Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1028 | duration: 2:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
This piece can do well on its own merit, or it can be joined by two others in a unique Shakespeare Suite, each piece being for a different voicing. To perform all three, divide the SATB choir, the women getting their turn first with Sigh No More Ladies; next the men perform Take, O Take Those Lips Away (SBMP 1029); and finally all join in with It Was a Lover and His Lass (SBMP 1030). Clever writing abounds for both the voices and the piano. Add a bit of staging to make the performance extra special

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Cover Sound Off [level: Medium]
Paul Rardin
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 906 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: percussion - buckets!
A show-stopper if there ever was one! Each section of the men’s choir gets their chance to “sound off,” sometimes to the amusement, other times to the disdain of the other sections.

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Cover Sun’s A-Risin’ [level: Medium]
Ben Allaway
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 298 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: piano
Always clever, Allaway has pulled out all the stops in this fun-filled, three -minute-long farm epic. Put on your straw hats and red scarves and enjoy. The "piano-picker" will have a ball and will need a special bow after this one.

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Cover Take, O Take Those Lips Away [level: Medium]
piano accomp.: Mary Ellen Loose - J. Edmund Hughes | Edith Copley Choral Series
voicing: TB | catalog number: SBMP 1029 | duration: 1:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
This piece can do well on its own merit, or it can be joined by two others in a unique Shakespeare Suite, each piece being for a different voicing. To perform all three, divide the SATB choir, the women getting their turn first with Sigh No More Ladies (SBMP 1028); next the men perform Take, O Take Those Lips Away; and finally all join in with It Was a Lover and His Lass (SBMP 1030). Clever writing abounds for both the voices and the piano. Add a bit of staging to make the performance extra special.

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Cover Telemarketing Blues [level: Medium]
Paul Rardin
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 214 | duration: 4:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A fun, show-stopper of a blues piece.

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Cover The Sailor and the Sinner Man [level: Easy]
Traditional, arr. Randall Johnson | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1012 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The arranger has paired the American spiritual Sinner Man, with the Sea Shantey, What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor? Lots of rollicking, fun-filled energy here.

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Cover Three Quotes by Mark Twain [level: Easy]
Andrea Ramsey | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 892 | duration: 2:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A delightful, provocative piece for children. The music changes with each little piece, going from ragtime, to a waltz, to the blues. Great fun! 1. The Silent Fool It is better to keep your mouth closed, and let people think you are a fool than to open it, and remove all doubt. 2. Telling the Truth If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. 3. My Dear Mother My mother had a great deal of trouble with me. But I think she enjoyed it!

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Cover Titania’s Lullaby [level: Easy]
Nancy Hill Cobb
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 940 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The singers of the middle school that commissioned this piece loved the quirky text from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare. The piece will afford a good opportunity to work on diction skills while enjoying the colorful musical style that brings this text to life. The piano is cast in an important role in the drama.

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Cover NewIssue
To Work Upon the Railway
[level: Easy]
arr. Jay Broeker
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1121 | duration: 3:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Ever clever, composer Broeker has again created an arrangement that will delight singers and audiences. Unison most of the way, when the parts divide each is melodic making this a fun song to sing and an easy one to learn.

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Cover Toboggan! [level: Medium]
Mona Lyn Reese | Daniel Hughes Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1038 | duration: 2:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: flute or treble recorder
A classy piece, it was created with great whimsy reflective of the theme as the vocal lines occasionally have a downhill slide. The grace notes of the flute or recorder enhance the dance-like rhythms. Toboggan is a worthy novelty number or encore for a winter program.

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Cover Unseen Playmate, The [level: Easy]
Neil Ginsberg | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 836 | duration: 2:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The whimsical poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson gets playful and sophisticated treatment by the composer. As always, the Ginsberg piano part lends special artistic value to the piece.

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Cover When 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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Cover Wind, The [level: Easy]
B. Wayne Bisbee
voicing: unison | catalog number: SBMP 589 | duration: 1:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: piano
Just sing the music or choose to add the special effects suggested by the composer. Young choirs will delight with this vividly expressive piece.

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Cover Wing Away [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 606 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Swing out with this one. Great fun and not as tricky as it looks. Let the Scorch version be your guide. Listen to it and you will want to try this one!


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