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CoverAnd love be written on running water [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1428 | duration: 3:35 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

The composer took this imaginative poem and created a colorful composition. Word painting illuminates the calm of a lake, the dancing of a hummingbird, the moving of water. Here we have a stylish piece beautifully constructed.

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CoverCanticle of the Sun [level: Medium]
David N. Childs
NewIssue
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1443 | price: $2.20
accompaniment: piano

Dramatic from the very outset, this is a colorful realization of the profound text that glorifies the beauty and significance of the sun.

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CoverCompanioned [level: Medium]
Daniel Brinsmead | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1429 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano

The poem suggests that memories are the special companion on this enchanted walk through nature. The poem is beautifully realized and will be a delight to sing.

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CoverCoyote [level: Difficult]
David N. Childs
NewIssue
voicing: SSAATB | catalog number: SBMP 1441 | duration: 5:55 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: drum, gourd

The coyote is here described as a trickster, a coward who gave humankind the fire from its tail, and a loner brother-of-wolf. A drum adds rhythm and substance to the drama that is ever-present in this unique choral offering.

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CoverGo Forth From This House [level: Medium]
Rob Swenson
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1423 | duration: 5:20 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

The sacred text is one that can attend school, and the music is one that is both beautiful and memorable. Singers will love this piece because each section gets generous turns at singing the melody.

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CoverHutia te Rito [level: Medium]
arr, Zachary J. Moore | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1451 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano, precussion

The Maori culture of New Zealand is noted for its chant-like singing. Here soloists introduce the traditional chant, and are then joined by the choir as the piece grows in intensity. Piano and percussion accompaniment add to the excitement and drama. The profound text gives us a peak at the culture of these people as it offers up their metaphor for living.

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CoverLullaby for a King [level: Medium]
J. Edmund Hughes
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1424 | duration: 3:40 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

Baby Jesus is the “king” of note in this charmingly beautiful composition. A memorable melody graces the text that ends “Silent Night, sleep in heavenly peace.”

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CoverLunar Lullaby [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1431 | duration: 3:10 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

The imaginative text tells of the “celestial child” up there in the stars. A piano part in constant motion offers support and contrast to the flowing melodies of the singers.

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CoverMangisondele Nkosi Yam [level: Medium]
arr. Michael Barrett | Cameron LaBarr Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB - A B solos | catalog number: SBMP 1421 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

The title translates Let Me Be Nearer My Lord, the piece a traditional praise and worship song from the Zulu culture. Two soloists open the piece with a call followed by a response from the choir. Dramatic and powerful, the piece builds, with a rhythmic section at its center.

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CoverO magnum mysterium [level: Medium]
Kenneth L. DeJong
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1446 | duration: 2:40 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano, oboe

This elegant setting is blessed with great melodies, enhanced by the contribution of an oboe.

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CoverO nata lux [level: Difficult]
Victoria Davison and Rudy Lupinski
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1427 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano, flute

The dramatic setting of this beloved Latin text features memorable melodic treatment, and color provided by the artistic piano and flute accompaniment.

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CoverOne Household, High and Low [level: Medium]
Andrew Maxfield | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1436 | duration: 1:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Composed in the style of a Sacred Harp piece, this one really cooks. The melody lies in the tenor, and can be doubled at the octave as can the soprano part, thereby creating a delightful six parts. The Wendell Berry text ends “and all the earth shall sing.” May it be so!

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CoverRise Up Shepherd [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB - 2 tenor soloists | catalog number: SBMP 1437 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: a cappella

The audience will “rise up” after hearing this! There is plenty of drama with two solo tenors taking turns at embellishing the exuberant choir.

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CoverSan’bonani/Namhla Kudibene [level: Medium]
arr. Michael Barrett | Cameron LaBarr Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB - 2 T solos | catalog number: SBMP 1422 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

A typical greeting in the Zulu culture, San’bonani is written with the call-and-response technique so strongly associated with traditional South African music. The soloists can be male or female and can take their time when performing their parts. This song can be used as an introduction to a program. It is intended to welcome the audience. The response from the choir “Hololo hololo” is jubilant and may contain ululating and other traditional African noises. Simple hand gestures and waving towards the audience are appropriate. The choir may choose to walk onto stage while singing this piece.

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CoverThat Music Always Round Me [level: Medium]
David N. Childs
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1440 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

A beautiful piano introduction and postlude symbolically form the music around the elegant choral composition. Herein a Walt Whitman poem comes to vivid life.

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CoverTread Softly [level: Medium]
Connor J. Koppin | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1447 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

This setting of the profound Yeats poem wiill be a favorite of singers as the composer lets each section have a turn at singing the melody, the conclusion bringing them together as one.

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CoverWade in the Water [level: Easy]
arr. Ashley Nelson
NewIssue
voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1434 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

This arrangement really swings. Not difficult, it will be a bright spot on a program.

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