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CoverA Christmas Carmen [level: Medium]
Christopher S. Delp | Joseph Ohrt Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1021 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: a cappella

American poet John Greenleaf Whittier authored the profound text. “Carmen” of the title in Latin translates as “song” or “poem.” The poem begins:
Sound over all waters, reach out from all lands,
The chorus of voices, the clasping of hands;
Sing hymns that were sung by the stars of the morn,
Sing songs of the angels when Jesus was born!
Composer Delp has done a masterful job setting the text. With very little divisi, it is accessible to many choirs.

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CoverA cuckoo flew out of the woods [level: Easy]
arr. B. Wayne Bisbee

voicing: Unison | catalog number: SBMP 239 | duration: 2:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: flute, piano, opt. triangle

A delightful, upbeat arrangement of a Slovac carol; suitable for all ages.

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CoverA La Nanita [level: Easy]
arr. Ed Henderson

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 374 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano; opt. inst. charango, guitar, percsussion

The piano imitates a guitar rhythm. Three-part choral writing adds an ethnic feel to this Hispanic carol. For more color, add the instruments. [The text was modified after the recording was made, hence does not exactly match what is in the printed score.]

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CoverA Shepherd’s Carol [level: Easy]
Traditional, arr. Ken Berg | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series

voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1001 | duration: 3:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: percussion

Three drums set the pace and add great interest to this sprightly carol. Energy abounds as the voices continue to call for the shepherds to sing noel! This creative setting would be very effective used as a procession.

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CoverA Song of Triumph [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud | Terry J. Barham Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 978 | duration: 3:55 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A joyous, spirited setting of Psalm 95 suitable for concert or church use. Interesting lines are present in all parts, and the lush choral texture creates a fantastic sound to support the sacred text. Especially appropriate for the large choir.

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CoverAdeste [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes/Dan Hooper

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 371 | duration: 6:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: organ, handbells

“Angels We Have Heard on High“ joins “Adeste Fideles“ for a unique Christmas offering. Chant, handbells, optional audience/congregation sing-along, and a rousing, dramatic ending make this a great addition to the Christmas literature. Choirs can process in to this piece, a children’s choir could sing the unison melodic section—endless are the possibilities. Six minute duration.

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CoverAdon Olam [level: Difficult]
Kenneth Lampl | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1194 | duration: c. 6:00 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: a cappella

The award-winning film composer produced a dramatic setting of a celebratory Hebrew text. Rich harmonies and exquisite melodic interest distinguish this fine composition.

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CoverAfrican Lullaby [level: Easy]
arr. Joan Szymko

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 809 | duration: 2:00 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: piano, hand drum

The arranger cleverly weaves together two folk lullabies of African origin: the soothing African American song, “Angels Watching Over Me” and “Abiyoyo,” from the Bantu people of southern Africa. Choirs of all ages will enjoy this beautiful arrangement.

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CoverAgnus Dei [level: Medium]
Javier Busto | Jerry McCoy Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 119 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

Award winning Spanish composer, Javier Busto has created a stunning contemporary setting of this famous text within the reach of most choirs.

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CoverAgnus Dei [level: Medium]
Emma Lou Diemer

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 381 | duration: 6:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

From the MASS by Diemer. The composer brings her distinctive contemporary style to the setting of this closing section of the MASS. Originally for 2 pianos, this section was re-arranged for one piano. Dramatic with a fugue leading to a pensive closing, a beautiful setting.

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CoverAgnus Dei [level: Medium]
David Rossow

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 843 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: piano/4 hands

A possible companion piece to SANCTUS by David Rossow, AGNUS DEI offers the contrast with its slower tempo and quieter mood. Soaring melodic lines, this will be a wonderful addition to literature for the advanced women’s ensemble.

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CoverAgnus Dei [level: Medium]
Jan Dismas Zelenka, arr. Robert Sieving

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 910 | duration: 2:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The Czech Baroque composer left a large legacy of wonderful music, including this little gem from one of his masses. Treble choirs of all ages will love singing this fine piece.

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CoverAgnus Dei [level: Difficult]
Mikael Carlsson

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1019 | duration: 6:20 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella

Fine choirs, who have access to a venue with good acoustics, will want to sing this fabulous setting of Agnus Dei. The Swedish composer builds great excitement, culminating in a mid-point phrase with 16 parts. Exquisite beauty, this one brings on goose bumps.

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CoverAgnus Dei [level: Medium]
Daniel Schreiner
NewIssue
voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1206 | duration: 5:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A master of style without venturing into “difficult,” the composer has created a sophisticated setting of this beloved Latin text.

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CoverAin’t that A-Rockin’ All Night [level: Medium]
arr. Laurie Betts Hughes | Giselle Wyers Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 919 | duration: 3:05 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

Number two of Three Mary Carols, the arranger draws from her personal experience as a young mother in this tender and clever arrangement.

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CoverAll Ye Lands, Sing Alleluia! [level: Medium]
Ben Allaway

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 193 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: keyboard

This festive yet easy piece is sure to be a favorite with church choirs. It includes some unison and two-part writing, and a dramatic ending.

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CoverAlleluia [level: Difficult]
Terry Schlenker | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 707 | duration: 5:00 | price: $1.70
accompaniment: a cappella

A beautiful setting for the advanced choir. Composer Schlenker knows how to create drama in his music—this piece is one of those rare ones that brings chills to the listener.

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CoverAlleluia Incantation [level: Easy]
Andrew Miller
NewIssue
voicing: SSA, TBB or SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1191 | duration: c. 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A chant melody on the word Alleluia is joined by a drone on a perfect fifth. Adaptable to any voicing, this could work in the round, as a processional, or in concert formation on risers. The tempo can easily adjust to fit the acoustic. This would be a stunning opener or closer for a concert.

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CoverAlleluia, Cantate Domino [level: Difficult]
Ko Matsushita | Cameron LaBarr Choral Series

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1168 | duration: 5:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A tour de force for the women’s choir, this impressive piece is highly rhythmic, loaded with melodic interest, and extremely well crafted. Looking for drama for your concert, this will fit the bill.

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CoverAlleluia, Rejoice! [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 54 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: handbells

The Hodie chant is skillfully combined with “O Come Emmanuel” in the neo-medieval style. Organ may be substituted for handbells. Can be sung “in the round,” or used as a processional. A great program opener or closer. Also available for SA or TB

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CoverAlleluia, Rejoice! [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes

voicing: TB | catalog number: SBMP 516 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: handbells

The Hodie chant is skillfully combined with “O Come Emmanuel” in the neo-medeival style that has suddenly become popular. Organ may be substitued for handbells. Can be sung “in the round,” or combined with a processional. A great program opener or closer. Also available for SA and SATB

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CoverAlleluia, Rejoice! [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes | Edith Copley Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1093 | duration: 4:45 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: bells

The Hodie chant is skillfully combined with O Come Emmanuel. The piece may be sung in the round, or used as a processional. This is a great program opener or closer. Also available for SATB and TB

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CoverAllelujah [level: Medium]
J. Michael Haydn, ed. Michael Cleveland

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 312 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

chamrock A gem from the classic repertoire deserving a place in today’s literature. In a quick three, the piece dances off the page.

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CoverAlleluyah Sasa! [level: Medium]
Ben Allaway | Edith Copley Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 881 | duration: 3:50 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: percussion

A rhythmic, upbeat, Kenyan-style piece with a Christmas text, though it could easily find it’s way into programs year-round. The lyrics are tossed back and forth, the English often coming first in one voice part, the Swahili translation following in another. A great concert closer, this is a highly dramatic “alleluia.”

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CoverAmazing Grace [level: Easy]
arr. Michael Mauldin

voicing: SA or TB | catalog number: SBMP 424 | duration: 2:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A tasteful arrangement for the beginning treble or male ensemble.


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CoverAmazing Grace [level: Medium]
arr. Joan Szymko

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 437 | duration: 2:20 | price: $1.75
accompaniment: a cappella

Rich textures, close harmonies, a fresh setting for the four-part women's choir.


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CoverAngele Dei [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1087 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A stunning setting of this Latin text that speaks of a guardian angel, it has great melodic interest combined with superb drama. Building to an impassioned climax, it then dissolves the momentum via repeated amens colored by interesting harmonies, and ultimately comes to rest with all voices now low in their ranges. Special.

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CoverAngele Dei [level: Medium]
Lindsay Goodson | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1095 | duration: 6:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

“Angel of God” presents an opportunity for the women’s choir to sing like angels. Use of the outer reaches of range, occasional antiphonal writing, and clever harmonic shifts make this an outstanding show-piece for the adept choir.

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CoverAngels and Shepherds [level: Medium]
Daniel Schreiner
NewIssue
voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1195 | duration: c. 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, trumpet

A jewel of a Christmas piece, the shepherds tell their story, the angels sing the beloved carol that has them “heard on high,” and the piano and trumpet add stylish accompaniment. Have a listen and you will want to program this.

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CoverAngels We Have Heard on High [level: Medium]
arr. Linda Paschal Gingrich

voicing: SATB/SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 125 | duration: 3:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A marvelous antiphonal setting of the familiar carol. The SSAA “echo" could be sung by a quartet or a small group.

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CoverAngels We Have Heard on High [level: Medium]
arr. Drew Collins | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series

voicing: SSATBB | catalog number: SBMP 805 | duration: 2:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

In 7/8 time, and set in the mixolydian mode, this is a colorful setting of this favorite carol.

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CoverAngelus [level: Difficult]
Albert Alcaraz
NewIssue
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1229 | duration: 8:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

This impressive piece has great melodic interest and is filled with drama. Choirs large and small will enjoy the challenges it presents. It brings new breadth to the meaning of multicultural, with the composer in Spain, the commissioning choir in Galway, Ireland, and the recording choir in Argentina.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
László Halmos

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 25 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

An eloquent setting of the familiar Ave Maria text. Hungarian composer Halmos wrote this setting of the Ave Maria in homage to Zoltán Kodály to commemorate the centenary of the composer's birth. Latin text only.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
James McCray

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 57 | duration: 1:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A stunning piece with great dramatic impact - especially beautiful in cathedral acoustics.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
David N. Childs | Charlotte Adams Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 222 | duration: 3:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, flute

A bold, yet beautiful setting for today‘s choirs; accessible to singers of all levels.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 292 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.75
accompaniment: a cappella

All the beauty of Renaissance vocal lines in a dramatic, contemporary setting. Conservative ranges will allow many age groups to enjoy this beautiful piece.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko

voicing: TBB | catalog number: SBMP 358 | duration: 4:06 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella

Like no other Ave Maria before it, here is a setting at once dramatic, beautiful, and stunning in its inpact.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
Craig Kingsbury | Donald Brinegar Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 468 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A poignant setting for the mature choir. Lush chords, polyphonic passages, and some 4-part writing for both women and men add to the drama.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
Giancarlo Aquilanti | Daniel Hughes Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 630 | duration: 3:35 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella

Hauntingly beautiful with the text in the composer's native Italian.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
Michael Eglin | Nathan J. Kreitzer Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 828 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The third movement of MISSA MARIA. Lush harmonies, intensely beautiful with a dramatic climax and a sensitive conclusion.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
J. Edmund Hughes | Edith Copley Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 977 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The Ave Maria chant forms the basis for this clever, effective piece. It would be especially beautiful in a reverberant setting.

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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
Alvez Barkoskie IV | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1257 | duration: 5:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

This dramatic piece is rich in harmonic interest, tasteful in the setting of the text, and above all, memorable. Sensible ranges and excellent voice leading are two attributes adding to the excellence of this composition.

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CoverAve Verum Corpus [level: Medium]
David N. Childs

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 462 | duration: 3:40 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: a cappella

An exquisite setting by a composer who has a special flair for setting Latin motet texts.

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CoverAve Verum Corpus [level: Difficult]
Ariel Quintana

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 507 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella

Words cannot describe the beauty of this setting. Limited divisi, a final quiet low E flat for basses, gorgeous harmonies, mature choirs will revel in this piece.

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CoverAvinu Malkeinu [level: Medium]
arr. Ron Kean and Jill Egland

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 766 | duration: 2:40 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: piano

Taken from the Jewish High Holy Day liturgy, this is a passionate, dramatic song; the arrangement beautifully highlights all its inherent color and drama.

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CoverAway in a Manger [level: Easy]
arr. Charlotte Bara | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 20 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A quodlibet skillfully combining "Away in the Manger" with the Brahms "Lullaby." This combination of two beautiful melodies is sure to be an audience pleaser. The piano offers support in the style of the "Lullaby"; the voices have unison, two-part, and three-part texture.

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CoverAway in a Manger [level: Medium]
arr. Brant Adams | Jerry McCoy Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 121 | duration: 3:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A lush, beautfiul a cappella setting of the familiar carol.

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CoverBabethandaza [level: Medium]
arr. Daniel Hughes | Daniel Hughes Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 914 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: percussion

Sweet Honey in the Rock, a black singing group, has made this piece popular; they shared the text they got from an African native with Daniel Hughes. The Swahili text translates: We are marching in the light of God. A fine addition to this genre of music.

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CoverBeati in domo Domini [level: Medium]
James G. Kantor | Robyn Lana Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1112 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: flute

The opening chant could be repeated to accommodate a procession making this a dramatic opening for a concert. Following the chant the music becomes rhythmic and upbeat, with hand claps and finger snaps adding aural and visual excitement. A high-spirited flute adds special color to the performance. Also available for SAB.

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CoverBeati in domo Domini [level: Medium]
James G. Kantor | Robyn Lana Choral Series

voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1114 | duration: 3:20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: flute

The opening chant could be repeated to accommodate a procession making this a dramatic opening for a concert. Following the chant the music becomes rhythmic and upbeat, with hand claps and finger snaps adding aural and visual excitement. A high-spirited flute adds special color to the performance. Also available for SSA.

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