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Cover A Blessing [level: Medium]
David N. Childs
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 504 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: piano, flute
Melodist Childs has done it again. A beautiful setting of the Sara Teasdale poem with a final benediction for peace from the bible. A soaring flute part and rhythmically supportive piano part add to the beauty of this gem.

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Cover A Prayer for Peace [level: Medium]
Paula Foley Tillen | Sharon Hansen Choral Series
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 948 | duration: 5:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The text, by Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh, was written as a peace chant in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Composer Foley has created a hauntingly beautiful setting that unfolds dramatically, ending with a whisper of hope. Mostly SA, SSA, and briefly, SSAA.

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Cover A Universal Dream [level: Difficult]
Jenni Brandon
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1058 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano, djembe
The text expresses the universal message of liberty and freedom. A unique piece for women, it is both theatric and ethnic in its style, with a rhythmic djembe drum and a text that includes various translations of the word “liberty.” To properly realize its dramatic impact, it is recommended for the large choir.

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Cover All Works of Love [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 942 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano
The 2010 Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission for ACDA, this stunning piece set to a text by Mother Teresa concludes: “All works of love are works of peace.” The composer is at her best here as she builds and weaves beautiful lines to create drama and passion.

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Cover America the Beautiful [level: Medium]
Bates and Ward, arr. Frank J. La Rocca | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1068 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
A stunning concert-worthy arrangement utilizing three verses of the original text, it builds to a dramatic, maestoso ending. Listen to the exquisite recording provided by the commissioning choir or watch the YouTube video of pictures to accompany their performance

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Cover America, the Beautiful [level: Easy]
Samuel A. Ward, arr. Munsen/Golemo
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 353 | duration: 4:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, opt. brass/perc.



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Cover Battle Cry of Freedom, The [level: Easy]
arr. Jason Cole | Terry J. Barham Choral Series
voicing: TB | catalog number: SBMP 1101 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, opt. snare drum
The Battle Cry of Freedom is considered not only the official anthem of the Civil War, but one of the greatest freedom songs ever written—it was featured in the movie “Lincoln.” Supported by a vigorous piano accompaniment, this spirited two-part arrangement does justice to this special song.

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Cover Battle Hymn of the Republic [level: Easy]
Steffe, arr. Munsen & Golemo
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 441 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.60
accompaniment: piano/opt. brass
There are many possibilities for this dramatic arrangement: sing it in unison, use a soloist on the first verse, sing it in two parts, add a brass/percussion ensemble.

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Cover NewIssue
Come My Friends
[level: Medium]
Debra Scroggins
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1251 | duration: 7:45 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano
The profound text, gathered from three sources, supports the notion that it is not too late to seek a newer world, a world at peace. A dramatic, important composition, almost eight minutes in duration, this is one that needs to be sung and taken to heart. A great centerpiece for a concert.

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Cover Dear Sarah [level: Difficult]
James Syler | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 686 | duration: 8:14 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano
The text is a poignant letter written by a young man to his wife during the Civil War just days before he was to be killed in the Battle of Bull Run. Great emotion runs deep in this fabulous piece.

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Cover Everyone Sang [level: Medium]
Paul Rudoi | Sharon Hansen Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1024 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The profound poem, with a subtle theme of war and peace and alive with colorful images, has been given vivid musical treatment. A highly creative piano part soars on its own, coupled with superb melodic writing for the voices. An excellent piece for the mature choir blessed with a fine accompanist.

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Cover Famine Song [level: Medium]
VIDA, arr. Matthew Culloton
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 575 | duration: 5:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Written by a professional vocal quartet of women named VIDA, (http://moirasmiley.com) and inspired by the stories of Sudanese basket weavers who expressed the pain and hope experienced by those in the famine of the 1980s, this is a most unusual and fascinating song. Arranger Culloton has captured all the pathos of the original version. A proven audience pleaser. Also available for SSAA.

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Cover Footprints [level: Medium]
David Dickau | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 760 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The composer has chosen stanzas from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, A PSALM OF LIFE, creating a piece perfect for graduation or for celebrations honoring significant leaders. In addition to the octavo with piano, David Dickau has a version with symphonic band accompaniment; the latter is available directly from him.

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Cover NewIssue
God Is Nigh
[level: Medium]
General Daniel Butterfield, arr. Nicholas McKaig | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1198 | duration: 4:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
“Taps” now can be sung! The elegant arrangement projects a rich harmonic palate before gently ending with the simplistic melody of a solo bugle. The programming possibilities where this could have a profound impact are numerous.

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Cover Hands Across the Universe [level: Easy]
David N. Childs
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 983 | duration: 4:25 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Composer Childs turned lyricist, captures the legendary power of song in this meaningful text, and creates a song that needs to be sung. The middle verse: May our song of joy reach across the universe; may it touch upon the hearts of people in the world. Errata: Ms. 33-35 alto text should read "May our song of joy reach across the" Also available for SAB.

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Cover Hands Across the Universe [level: Easy]
David N. Childs
voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 985 | duration: 4:25 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Composer Childs turned lyricist, captures the legendary power of song in this meaningful text, and creates a song that needs to be sung. The middle verse: May our song of joy reach across the universe; may it touch upon the hearts of people in the world. Also available for SA.


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Cover High Flight [level: Medium]
Karen Robinson
voicing: SSA or TTB | catalog number: SBMP 704 | duration: 4:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The poem was written by a young pilot in 1941—it has been called the most famous aviation poem ever written. The composer is very in tune with the message of the poem—an inspired piece. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds—and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace Where never lark, or even eagle flew— And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod The high untresspassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

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Cover I Dream a World [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 613 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The famous text by Langston Hughes is set to a beautiful melody with a dramatic buildup midway emphasizing the powerful meaning herein. Suitable for all ages of treble choirs; some unison, some 2 part, and some 4 part writing.

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Cover Marchin' to Freedom [level: Medium]
Rollo A. Dilworth | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 497 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Swing out with this exciting piece that takes us on a vigorous march climaxing with the beloved spiritual OH FREEDOM. Also available for SATB.

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Cover Peace [level: Medium]
Aaron Pike | International Orange Chorale Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 987 | duration: 4:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The text, discovered on a memorial in London, memorializes those who gave their lives to preserve peace in our world. A dramatic, and beautiful setting with a quiet, thought provoking ending.

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Cover Prayer of Black Elk [level: Medium]
Karen P. Thomas | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1085 | duration: 4:20 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano
“Hear me, four quarters of the world. A relative I am!” This profound statement of the prayer of Sioux Indian Black Elk dramatically begins this piece. Upbeat in tempo, with a spirited piano accompaniment and great harmonic color, this is a welcome addition to repertoire related to peace or humanity.

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Cover Shine [level: Easy]
Lessia Bonn
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 80 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A song with a message of hope and peace. Children’s choirs will love this piece. A wonderful, dramatic way to end a service or a concert.

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Cover Shine [level: Easy]
Lessia Bonn
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 81 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A song with a message of hope and peace.

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Cover Star Spangled Banner [level: Medium]
Francis Scott Key, arr. Jason Webb | Robyn Lana Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1110 | duration: 1:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
A splendid, beautiful arrangement, it keeps the melody in place while adding great interest in its support.

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Cover Star-Spangled Banner, The [level: Medium]
John Stafford Smith, arr. Nina Gilbert
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 194 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
Wow your audiences with this stunning arrangement.

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Cover Stars I Shall Find [level: Medium]
Seth Houston | Donald Brinegar Choral Series
voicing: SA or TB | catalog number: SBMP 1065 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Poet Sara Teasdale dreams of special stars, a “crystal of peace.” The music is marked by compelling melodies, sensitive counterpoint, a luscious harmonic language, and an evocative piano accompaniment. Singers will love to sing this as each part is special.

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Cover There Will Come Soft Rains [level: Medium]
Brian Holmes | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1062 | duration: 4:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Two poems by Sara Teasdale contrast the sadness and ugliness of war with the resilience and splendor of nature in springtime. A masterful setting of these profound texts, with great word painting and sensitivity, it would fit especially well in thematic concerts about war or peace or nature.

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Cover NewIssue
Two Grenadiers
[level: Medium]
Robert Schumann, arr. Robert Sieving | Terry J. Barham Choral Series
voicing: TBB | catalog number: SBMP 1149 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A spirited piece, it concludes with the French La Marseillaise, the now famous melody created in Napolean’s time. Here we have history set to music by a famous composer, skillfully arranged for men.

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Cover We Carry Peace [level: Medium]
David N. Childs
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1124 | duration: c. 5:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The fascinating, profound text, by New Mexico poet Keith Wilson, gets sensitive treatment in this beautiful choral setting.
The first stanza:
We carry peace with us in a small sack.
We throw it like seed.
There is always Enough to go around.
Though, most do not pick it up.

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