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January 2016
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CoverA Christmas Carol [level: Medium]
Sheena Phillips

voicing: SSAATBB | catalog number: SBMP 723 | duration: 4:25 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

The G.K. Chesterton poem is treated to a hauntingly beautiful melody. Listen to this piece once, and you will long to hear it again.

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CoverA 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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CoverA 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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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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CoverAfter the Winter [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers | Giselle Wyers Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1015 | duration: 4:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano or a cappella

While faced with the rigors of winter, the Claude McKay poem dreams of a magic, special place in nature with “ferns that never fade.” A unique, beautiful seasonal piece.

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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]
Kristina Vasiliauskaite | Baltic Series edited by Vance Wolverton

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 268 | duration: 1:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

From Missa Brevis in Honorem Beata Maria Virginis, a stunning work for the Christmas season. The movements are published separately, each one of them capable of standing alone.

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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 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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CoverAnd I'll Kiss Thee Yet [level: Easy]
Jackie O'Neill

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 51 | duration: 3:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, opt. flute

A fun addition to the program needing a touch of romance. The text is adapted from a poem by Robert Burns. Also available for TB.

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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 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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CoverArise My Love [level: Easy]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SA div. | catalog number: SBMP 552 | duration: 3:45 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The famous SONG OF SOLOMON text is joined by the text of the hymn tune AT THE RIVER. A dramatic piece with colorful support added by the piano. With minimal divisi most of which is in octaves, and conservative ranges, this piece is accessible to many choirs.

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CoverAt Dawn of Day [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 991 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

As though in a dream of lost love, first the men sing the melody as the women color their melody with their oos; then the reverse takes place, with the women on the melody. Finally they join together to bring closure to this beautiful and poignant song for the lonely heart.

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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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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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CoverBeauty of the Rain [level: Easy]
Victoria Ebel-Sabo

voicing: 2 part treble | catalog number: SBMP 387 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The composer's love for the out-of-doors shines through in this sensitive poem and song. A beautiful piece for the young treble choir.

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CoverBeauty of Your Dreams, The [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 564 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Famous statements of Eleanor Roosevelt provide the text for this inspiring piece. The dramatic writing of Joan Szymko vividly brings the text to life. A special showpiece for the women's choir.

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CoverBenedizione [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 799 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: piano

Inspired after a visit to Assisi, the composer uses as text the Italian version of the beloved Blessing of St Francis, “The Lord Bless You and Keep you.” The beginning and ending of the piece feature a beautiful unison melody; the middle section divides briefly into 4 parts for a dramatic contrast.

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CoverBig Easy on My Mind [level: Medium]
Melinda Bargreen

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 623 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: piano

Written as a tribute to the special heritage of New Orleans, the blues come alive in this piece

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CoverBird's Courting Song [level: Easy]
arr. Barbara Harlow | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 23 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, flute, tuba or bass or cello

The instruments add great fun and color to the dramatic content of this well known love song of the birds. This novelty number is one the singers can dramatize, and one the audience is sure to love.

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CoverBlessed be that maid Marie [level: Medium]
arr. Joy Sherman | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 53 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: drum

This piece has appeared on many a Christmas concert, high school through semi-professional. The minor mode and simple drum part add a unique touch to this little known melody.

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CoverBlessing in the Leaving [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1241 | duration: 4:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Retirement, remembrance, gratitude, the text fits them all. With musical elaboration on the word love, this is especially appropriate when honoring a person. As always, the composer treats each vocal line with great care so all feel central to the piece.

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CoverBy the Light of the Moon [level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey | Robyn Lana Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1197 | duration: 3:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano



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CoverCantate Domino [level: Easy]
Nancy Hill Cobb | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: SA or TB | catalog number: SBMP 282 | duration: 2:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

This popular two-part piece can be performed by mixed voices as follows: SA/TB or ST/AB.

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CoverCaritas abundat [level: Difficult]
Karen P. Thomas | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1245 | duration: 8:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

Commissioned by Cathedra of the Washington National Cathedral, this stunning nine minute plus setting of the HIldegard von Bingen text could well be the highlight of a program.

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CoverChrist Is Born [level: Medium]
Amy Parkin

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1097 | duration: 1:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, glockenspiel

A delightful addition to the seasonal repertoire with a text that rings true to the Christmas story. The glockenspiel adds sparkle as the piece builds to a dramatic “alleluia” ending.

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CoverChristmas Gift [level: Easy]
Wang An-Ming

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 55 | duration: 2:35 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: keyboard; opt. orch. 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 hn, 2 trp, 2 trb, 2 vln, 2 vla, 2 cello

The Christmas story beautifully rendered,much of the time via a pentatonic melody.

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CoverCindy [level: Medium]
arr. Alice Parker | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1215 | duration: 2:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

I wish I was an apple”....guys will delight in singing this clever arrangement of the American folksong. The arrangement can work for a quartet or a choir of 150 singers.

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CoverCome My Friends [level: Medium]
Debra Scroggins
NewIssue
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1251 | duration: 7:45 | price: $2.25
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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CoverCome, Come Whoever You Are [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers | Giselle Wyers Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 853 | duration: 2:00 | price: $1.65
accompaniment: a cappella

Set to a 13th century anonymous text, the composer says, “Despite its ancient origin, this text is surprisingly “current,” a hopeful and accepting call to community, as reflected in the words, “Come even if you have broken your vow a thousand times, come yet again, come.” A rhythmic piece with a 3+3+2 eighth note pattern providing the opening. Some clever shifting of tonalities adds interest to the piece.

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CoverCoo-Coo Bird [level: Medium]
arr. Alice Parker | Robyn Lana Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1222 | duration: 3:20 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

A bluesy piano accompaniment leads the way, and a few well-orchestrated finger snaps give the singers the opportunity to be “cool.” This American folksong is now in a new “dress” and is a guaranteed delight for performers and audiences.

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CoverCooling Shadow, The [level: Medium]
Charlene Archibeque | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 27 | duration: 2:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A pensive art song for the sensitive chorus. The text, by early American poet Anne Bradstreet, sets a mood which is exquisitely brought to realization in this little gem of a piece.

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CoverDancing Tree [level: Easy]
Nancy Gifford

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 814 | duration: 2:10 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Dancing Tree is a fanciful and exuberantly happy piece for young voices. The verse begins, In my garden grows a tree Dances day and night for me, Four in a bar and sometimes three, To music secret as can be. Taking its cues from this simple but inspired poetry, the piece alternates between duple and triple meters, with light waltzing sections, a Latin dance, and finally a grand valse. Three lyrical melodies are woven together throughout the piece; they are sung separately, in pairs, and all together at the end. In between, a sprightly theme in minor mode appears, accompanied by syncopated rhythms in the piano and flute. All in all, fun to sing, and delightful to hear.

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CoverDo, Lord, Remember Me [level: Medium]
arr. Alice Parker | Joseph Ohrt Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1108 | duration: 2:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

This long-time favorite song of campfire sing-a-longs has been elevated to concert status by the legendary Alice Parker, now 86 years young. The publication was made extra special by the opportunity to include her creative and inspirational advice on how to perform it. Conservative ranges make this gem of a piece accessible to many choirs.

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CoverDolphins [level: Medium]
Emma Lou Diemer | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1239 | duration: 2:10 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

Sprightly and fun, what else could one expect from a piece titled Dolphins! The composer has vividly captured their spirit incorporating great rhythmic and melodic style.

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CoverDream Ship, The [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1079 | duration: 6:50 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano, cello

Great imagination on the part of poet Eugene Field is brought to well-crafted musical life by the composer. The choir opens with the unpitched sounds of the wind blowing over a gentle sea, with the ghostly dream ship of our sleep appearing in the form of a cello accompanied by whimsical notes from the piano. Great drama unfolds as our dreams, thrilling and mysterious, build to a dramatic climax, and then recede back into the wind and sea sounds, now with a soulful cello and a pensive piano. The length and drama of this piece make it a wonderful centerpiece for a concert.

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CoverEin Bernelis Per Laukeli [level: Medium]
arr. Kristina Vasiliauskaite, ed. Vance Wolverton | Baltic Series edited by Vance Wolverton

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 143 | duration: 1:14 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

This charming folksong setting tells the story of a carefree young man who proffers a bouquet of sweet clover to a young woman who prefers sweet words over flowers. The lilting melody in duple meter is accompanied by consonant harmonies and the oft-repeated affirmative idiom "Oi ja, oi ja."

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CoverEl Mar [level: Medium]
Andrea Ramsey

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 875 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

A colorful text about the sea; sing it in Spanish as preferred by the composer, or use the alternate English version. The composer has given the piece a distinctive Spanish style and dramatically brings the colorful text to life. Conservative ranges and very little divisi make this piece accessible to many choirs.

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CoverEt In Terra Pax [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 493 | duration: 3:20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Based on the lydian mode, this is a show piece for the advanced treble choir.



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CoverEverything She Touches [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 738 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

The composer's creativity never ceases to amaze. She discovered the Wiccan text for this piece when researching the triple goddess, Brigid, for a Celtic ritual Imbolc (Candlemas) choral presentation. Wicca relies heavily on ancient Celtic symbols, beliefs and celebrations) Her notes explain: The Goddess Triad archetype is found in many ancient Indo-European cultures, as well as in some mythologies of Africa and Asia.

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CoverFire, Burn Bright [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko | Sharon Hansen Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 988 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

This sprightly piece celebrates something we all love on a cold winter’s day: the crackling logs in the fireplace. A traditional folk poem from the English West Country provided the text. A colorful piano accompaniment adds great interest to the clever melodic realization of the text as it describes the various kinds of logs and how they react when lit.

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CoverFirst Time He Kissed Me [level: Medium]
Debra Scroggins
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1207 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The coquettish poem of Victorian poet Elizabeth Browning inspired this delightful piece. The women begin the piece, the men soon have their say. Alas, all come together for a happy ending.

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CoverFly [level: Medium]
Sara Groves, arr. Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 903 | duration: 4:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The love song ends, “When you love me there’s nothing I wouldn’t try, I might even fly.” A lovely contemporary song, arranged with taste, drama, and sensitivity.

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CoverForever Gone [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 990 | duration: 3:25 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A plaintive song about love lost, delivered by one watching the ocean waves. The piano becomes those waves, supporting the tender, wishful love song. Contemporary in its style, with almost no divisi, many choirs will be drawn to this fine piece.

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CoverFrom My Heart Springs a Song [level: Medium]
Mona Reese

voicing: SSA/SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1060 | duration: 2:30 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: a cappella

A joyful piece for women, the two equal choirs at times have canonic imitation, other times sing as one. A song of praise to God, it concludes with an alleluia section that builds to a glorious ending.

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CoverGiver of Stars, The [level: Medium]
Joan Szymko

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 956 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

With her great sensitivity to text, the composer has created a musical painting of Amy Lowell’s touching poem. Anyone who has experienced romantic love will relate to the message and enjoy the expressive melodies that abound in this piece.

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CoverGloria [level: Medium]
Kristina Vasiliauskaite | Baltic Series edited by Vance Wolverton

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 266 | duration: 1:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

From Missa Brevis in Honorem Beata Maria Virginis, a stunning work for the Christmas season. The movements are published separately, each one of them capable of standing alone. Kyrie - SBMP 265 Gloria - SBMP 266 Sanctus/Benedictus - SBMP 267 Agnus Dei - SBMP 268 Recording contains all four movements

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CoverGloria [level: Medium]
Cristine Temple-Evans

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 447 | duration: 3:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

Festive, rhythmic, the piece builds to a big, dramatic ending. Also available for TTBB.


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