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CoverAlleluia [level: Medium]
Donald Kendrick
NewIssue
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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CoverCan You Imagine? [level: Medium]
Allen Koepke | Edith Copley Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1407 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano; opt. brass (3 Bb Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba)

Subtitled “A hope and vision for the new millennium”, this is a piece that will especially resonate with young singers as it asks them to imagine a world of compassion that celebrates diversity. Upbeat in tempo, with melodies moving from part to part, this is a piece that needs to be sung. A large choir and the optional brass accompaniment can make it extra powerful.

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CoverCantares de mi tierra [level: Medium]
Julio de Osma, arr. William Bausano
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1403 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

The arranger has chosen two of the famous Cantares from Spain. The Spanish flavor will be self-evident as these great pieces unfold. This is a very special dramatic addition to the treble concert repertoire.

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CoverDance for Love [level: Medium]
Z. Randall Stroope
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1387 | duration: 3:25 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Master melodist Stroope is at his best with this delightful, charming composition. Set to a Civil War poem, we are implored to “dance for beauty, dance for laughter, dance for love, - soft falls the rain, bare feet dance me home.”

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CoverDavid’s Lamentation [level: Medium]
David von Kampen | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1397 | duration: 5:10 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: cello

A dramatic cello accompaniment sets the tone for this highly creative take on the famous text. At once serious and beautiful, this will add an interesting contrast to a program.

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CoverFollow the Drinking Gourd [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1400 | duration: 3:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Stacey hits a home run with another dramatic winner. Need we say more!

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CoverGypsy Song [level: Medium]
Georges Bizet, arr. Thea Sikora Engelson
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voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1412 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

The famous aria from the opening of act two of Carmen offers a wonderful introduction to the world of opera. The opera, created in French, has the aria here offered in English. With two parts most of the way and moderate ranges, singers young and old can enjoy this.

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CoverHakuna Mungu Kama Wewe [level: Easy]
arr. Alex Gartner | Robyn Lana Choral Series
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1388 | duration: 2:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: djembe

Add a bit of movement to this, or use it as a processional, it is sure to be an audience pleaser as well as fun to sing. Two sections can be repeated more than once to add duration as needed for a processional. The short Swahili text contains all pure vowels making it easy to master.

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CoverHodie [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko
NewIssue
voicing: SSATBB | catalog number: SBMP 1415 | duration: 3:20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

The treble version of Joan’s Hodie has been a best-seller for many years. Mixed voice choirs now can enjoy this stunning setting with its ever-present rhythmic drive, and melodies that soar.

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CoverHope for the World (We Sing) [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1418 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

The uplifting poem with its theme of hope inspired a rhythmic piano accompaniment, and for the singers, great melodies that move from part to part. If ever the occasion arrives for an all-convention or all-city sing, the profound message and conservative ranges make this the perfect choice.

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CoverJoshua Fought the Battle of Jericho [level: Medium]
arr. Manuel Antonio
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1413 | duration: 2"20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A great closer, this arrangement really rocks, with clever treatment of the text at the forefront, and the melody tossed about so all singers get their turn to shine.

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CoverJoy [level: Medium]
Hans Bridger Heruth | Cameron LaBarr Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1392 | duration: 5:00 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano 4 hands

Four hands on the keyboard give great rhythmic support to this dramatic piece. A superb festival offering for the large choir, it is guaranteed to brighten any program. Some divisi exists only in the soprano part.

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CoverLove is Love [level: Easy]
Matthew J. Armstrong
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1399 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The simple but profound text promotes love as a solution for the world today, the word love herein translated to nine different languages (a pronunciation guide is included in the score.) The piece offers the possibility of a bit of staging, with solo singers optionally singing the various translations of “love.”

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CoverNda wana [level: Medium]
arr. Michael Barrett | Cameron LaBarr Choral Series
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voicing: SATB - T solo | catalog number: SBMP 1389 | duration: 1:55 | price: $2.20
accompaniment: djembe

This song can be seen as a game. It starts off with a single voice part and as the “game” or song progresses, it becomes more complex. It is accompanied by traditional hand clapping and African drums. The piece has a natural build in dynamic and texture as the music is layered with each new entry. It promises to be an exciting addition to a program.

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CoverNorwegian Alleluia [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1393 | duration: 3:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The word Alleluia gets elegant treatment in this beautiful piece. The bass anchors the music, while each of the three upper voices have their turn with melodies.

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CoverO My Love [level: Medium]
Matthew Emery | Joseph Ohrt Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1417 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The composer cleverly weaves the melody in and out of the four parts making this a joy to sing, and fascinating to hear. The left hand of the piano maintains the pulse, thereby anchoring this delightful piece.

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CoverSing On! [level: Easy]
Lane Johnson
NewIssue
voicing: 2 part | catalog number: SBMP 1416 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

This clever piece can be sung by SA, or treble and bass. If the latter, the basses are to sing the top part an octave lower, the treble to sing the lower part. The uplifting text will appeal to many.

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CoverThe Bunk-House Orchestra [level: Medium]
Randall Johnson | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1405 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano; opt. fl., vln.

Americana foot-stamping fun here, this is set to a poem by an early-days South Dakota poet. A blue-grass style violin part sets the tone, a flute adds color, and the piano holds it all together. This is guaranteed to be the hit of a program.

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CoverThe Peace of Wild Things [level: Medium]
Emily Feld | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1401 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Wendell Berry’s famous poem comes to gorgeous life in this sensitive and dramatic setting. Fine choirs will love this as will their audiences.

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CoverThe Singer’s Dance [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen
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voicing: SATB; S solo | catalog number: SBMP 1411 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

A soprano solo, optionally sung by all the sopranos, provides the elegant introduction, Beautiful melodies abound here as the story of the singer’s dance unfolds. The Singer’s Dance is movement 12 from the major work, The Wound in the Water.

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CoverThere Will Come Soft Rains [level: Medium]
Connor J. Koppin | Joseph Ohrt Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1390 | duration: 5:20 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

Teasdale’s famous poem is dramatically defined in this musical gem. With lots of color, and great expressive dictates, fine choirs will revel in the challenge of this beautiful composition.

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CoverThis Song of Mine [level: Medium]
David N. Childs
NewIssue
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1396 | duration: 4:05 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Set to an elegant and thought-provoking text by R. Tagore, the composer created beautiful melodies and an accompaniment in the style of a fine art song to bring this text to vivid life.

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CoverTunkashila [level: Medium]
arr. Randall Johnson | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1406 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, flute, powow drum

Tunkashila, which means "grandfather" in Lakota, is the epic tale of Native America as told through Indian eyes. The American Indian chant is given authentic attention in this vibrant arrangement. A flute and drum join in to add interest to the composition, while a piano anchors and enhances it.

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CoverWhat We Need Is Here [level: Medium]
James Diegnan
NewIssue
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1414 | duration: 3:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The poignant Wendell Berry poem provided the inspiration for this special piece. Sensitive music it is, with beautiful melodies, both rare treats for male singers.

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CoverWhen Music Sounds [level: Medium]
Connor J. Koppin | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1402 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano

The composer has created beautiful melodies, and wisely gives each section the opportunity to sing them. A dramatic piano accompaniment adds to the grandeur of this special composition.

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CoverWithin the Circles of Our LIves [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SSATB | catalog number: SBMP 1395 | duration: 4:25 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

The profound text by Wendell Berry offers some possibilities for choirs wishing to add a bit of staging to their performance. The composer, reflecting on the text, uses ascending intervals of the fifth, sixth, and fourth as motives symbolic of a circle. At the conclusion, the sopranos having been together throughout, now divide into two parts, echoing each other to add to the drama of the ending. This is a cleverly constructed composition that will delight singers as they bring it to life.

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