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CoverCan You Imagine? [level: Medium]
Allen Koepke | Edith Copley Choral Series
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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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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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CoverHodie [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko
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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
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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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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
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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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CoverSing On! [level: Easy]
Lane Johnson
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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
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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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CoverThe Wound in the Water [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen
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voicing: SATB, solo soprano | catalog number: SBMP 1409 | duration: 70:00 | price: $16.95
accompaniment: piano, and string orchestra

Labeled a “masterpeice” by all who have heard it, this received its premier in Norway performed by Conspirare conducted by Craig Hella Johnson. Set to a profound text by Euan Tait, composer Arnesen has again created a very special addition to the library of major works.

FROM THE POET, Euan Tait:
The Wound in the Water explores the theme of Mammon by singing of our exile and the wounding of our world, of the beauty of the earth, and of the struggle of profoundly divided humanity towards a shared song. Mammon, the traditional symbol of the love of greed and money, is a force that divides us, both internally — we become divided from ourselves, from our capacity for love - and communally — human beings become creatures of competition and conflict. Our relationship with ourselves, others, and the vividly living planet that is our home, slowly erodes and then collapses — and we come to live as homeless exiles in this threefold sense. This work recognizes the long journey towards healing that we have to undergo, and ends with a fragile attempt at a shared song.

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CoverThere Will Come Soft Rains [level: Medium]
Connor J. Koppin | Joseph Ohrt Choral Series
NewIssue
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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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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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
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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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