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Cover A 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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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 African 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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Cover After 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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Cover Agnus 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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Cover Agnus Dei [level: Medium]
Kristina Vasiliauskaite | Baltic Series edited by Vance Wolverton
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 268 | duration: 1:00 | price: $1.85
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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Cover Ain’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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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: Easy]
Samuel A. Ward, arr. Nina Gilbert
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 313 | duration: 1:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Festive drama abounds in this special a cappella setting.


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Cover And 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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Cover Angele 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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Angele 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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Cover Angels 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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Cover Arise 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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Cover At 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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Cover Ave 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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Cover Ave Maria [level: Medium]
Kristina Vasiliauskaite
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 590 | duration: 2:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
Lithuanian composer Vasiliauskaite brings her special style to this setting of the Ave Maria. A great piece for a cathedral setting.

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Cover Away 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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Cover Beauty 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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Cover Beauty 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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Cover Benedizione [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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Cover Big 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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Cover Bird'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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Cover Blessed be that maid Marie [level: Medium]
arr. Joy Sherman | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 53 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.60
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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Cover Brook Within, The [level: Medium]
Joan Marie Andrews
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 456 | duration: 3:45 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano
The poem by Emiily Dickinson: “Have you got a brook in your little heart Where bashful flowers blow…”
Women’s choirs will love this beautiful piece.

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Cover NewIssue
By the Light of the Moon
[level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey | Robyn Lana Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1197 | duration: 3:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Unison until the last few bars, this delightful piece is set to a Robert Louis Stevenson poem from his collection titled A Child’s Garden of Verses. A sprightly piano adds color and artistic value to the composition.

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Cover Call, The [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSA/SATB | catalog number: SBMP 455 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
The florid melodies of the treble choir add drama to the SATB choir’s melodious and dramatic statement of the text. An exceptional piece for combining two choirs.


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Cover Cantate 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
The piano sets the mood in this lilting setting of the Cantate Domino text. This very popular piece is musically rewarding for the singers.

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Christ Is Born
[level: Medium]
Amy Parkin
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1097 | duration: 1:50 | price: $1.95
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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Cover Christmas 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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Cindy
[level: Medium]
arr. Alice Parker | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1215 | duration: 2:50 | price: $1.95
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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Cover Come Pretty Love [level: Easy]
arr. Joan Szymko | Sharon Hansen Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 966 | duration: 2:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella
A lead singer introduces the pentatonic melody before it moves on thru the sections of the choir, becomes a canon, and adopts some counter melodies. Rhythmic hand clapping adds to the exciting spirit of the piece. Also available for SSA

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Cover Come, 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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Coo-Coo Bird
[level: Medium]
arr. Alice Parker | Robyn Lana Choral Series
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1222 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
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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Cover Cooling 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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Cover Daffodils [level: Medium]
Ruth Watson Henderson | Joseph Ohrt Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 665 | duration: 3:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano
The text by William Wordsworth is set with great imagination and creativity. A delightful piece for the spring season.


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Cover Dancing 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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Do, 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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Cover Dream 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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Cover Ein 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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Cover El 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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Cover Et In Terra Pax [level: Difficult]
Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 493 | duration: 3:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Based on the lydian mode, this is a show piece for the advanced treble choir.



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Cover Everything 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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Cover Fire, 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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First Time He Kissed Me
[level: Medium]
Debra Scroggins
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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Cover Fly [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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Cover Forever 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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Cover From 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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Cover Ghosts [level: medium]
Melinda Bargreen | Donald Brinegar Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 585 | duration: 5:20 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano
Los Angeles poet Joan LaBombard tells us ghosts “are with us always.” She sees them disguised as birds, as blue shadows hidden in the branches of trees, and when the “moon walks on water.” The choral writing is highly expressive and lends great drama to the theme of the poem. For the mature ensemble.

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