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Cover A la Media Noche [level: Medium]
arr. Joan Szymko
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 304 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, flute, percussion, claves, shaker, conga
The gals can really ring out on this festive arrangement. To be sung in Spanish, it will add a special merriment to the holiday concert.

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Cover A La Ru [level: Easy]
arr. Paul Stuart
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 283 | duration: 2:22 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Treble choirs young and old will enjoy this setting of the Hispanic folk song. The text is in Spanish with an optional English version. In unison and two parts, the middle three-part a cappella section may be sung by the full choir, a smaller group, or a trio. A sprightly piano accompaniment lends great flavor to this arrangement.

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A Prayer Before Sleep
[level: Medium]
Carson Cooman
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1174 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: flute
Set to a Gaelic prayer translated into English, the flute plays the protagonist, dramatically opening the piece with a slow but flourishing melody, suggesting that this sleep may indeed be special. The choir is chant-like in their response to this opening as they implore “I am placing my soul and my body On thy sanctuary this night.” Sophisticated treble choirs won’t want to miss this most unusual piece.

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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 Agnus 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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Cover Agnus 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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Cover All My Trials [level: Easy]
arr. B. Wayne Bisbee
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 246 | duration: 3:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The well-known American folk song is accompanied by a lilting piano part.


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Alleluia Incantation
[level: Easy]
Andrew Miller
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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Alleluia, 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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Alleluia, 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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Cover Alley Cat Love Song [level: Medium]
Paul Carey | Sharon Hansen Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 737 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Hilarious goings on here. Fred, the Alley Cat, is quite the fellow. Audiences will adore this piece.

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Cover Amazing 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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Cover Amazing 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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Cover And Nature Smiled [level: Medium]
Allen Koepke
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 36 | duration: 4:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Girls love this inspirational song. Also available for TBB

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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 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 As I Walk with Beauty [level: Medium]
Bob Moore
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1061 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The uplifting text, adapted from a Navajo prayer, is set to a simple but beautiful melody with all voices getting a turn to sing it. The three part harmony sections are artfully crafted with excellent voice leading making this a superb piece to sing. The piano offers a fine accompaniment that is both supportive and interesting.

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Cover Ave 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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Cover Ave 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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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 Rosa [level: Medium]
Jonathan Adams
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 959 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
Beautifully melodic throughout, this piece is in 2 parts most of the way. A tasteful piano accompaniment offers support and contrast to the vocal lines. The Latin text is an expansion of Ave Maria, first set in the 16th century by the English composer Thomas Tallis.

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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 Barter [level: Medium]
René Clausen
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 527 | duration: 3:55 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano
An elegant, melodious piece set to a musical poem by Sara Teasdale. Choirs of all ages will enjoy singing this piece.

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Beati 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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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 Before the Paling of the Stars [level: Easy]
J. Edmund Hughes
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 670 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano or handbells, opt. windchimes
Set to a text by Christina Rossetti, the handbells add color, and the composer cleverly sneaks in the melody of What Child is This to lend a traditional flavor to this new Christmas piece.

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Before the Paling of the Stars
[level: Easy]
Tom T. Shelton Jr. | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
voicing: Unison | catalog number: SBMP 1092 | duration: 3:50 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, violin
The delightful Christmas poem of Christina Rossetti is set to a beautiful melody presented in turn by the singers and the violin. An excellent piece for teaching vocal techniques to young singers, it has a range from Eb4-F5.

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Bel Canto
[level: Medium]
Gary Fry | Robyn Lana Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1125 | duration: 3:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, or bell choir
With text created from singers’ comments about the meaning of singing, the Emmy award-winning composer created a classy and high-spirited choral piece. Perform it with piano or bell choir (43 handbells / 6 octaves).

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Cover Benedictus [level: Medium]
Johann Michael Haydn, ed/piano accompaniment by Michael Cleveland
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 237 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano
Optional solos combine with a beautiful expression of the classic form to provide a piece with educational and musical value.

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Cover Benedictus [level: Medium]
Saint-Saens, arr. Robert Sieving | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 722 | duration: 3:35 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano
A beautiful duet that will challenge and delight the treble choir.

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Cover Benedictus [level: Medium]
Luigi Boccherini, arr. Robert Sieving
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 928 | duration: 3:10 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: piano
A skillful arrangement adapted from the second movement of Boccherini’s beloved Cello Concerto in B flat. Singers will love the beautiful melodic lines and classical elegance of this piece.

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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 Beside the Still Waters [level: Medium]
Rollo A. Dilworth | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 610 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, opt. percussion
A gospel feel shines brightly here in this tasteful setting of Psalm 23. Appropriate for concert or church use. Also available for SATB

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Cover Billy and Ming Do the Bebop Thing [level: Medium]
Ron Newman | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 488 | duration: 3:53 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, opt. bass, drum
Fun abounds in this jazz piece with text by a jazz singer and music by a jazz expert. A real treat for treble choirs. Audiences will adore this one.

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Cover Bloom [level: Medium]
Philip E. Silvey
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 634 | duration: 3:08 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano
Ah, spring! This piece celebrates the season and allows the chorus to bloom. The piano brings great life to the piece with its running eighth notes, eager to aide in the bloom of the season.

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Cover Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind [level: Easy]
Emma Lou Diemer
voicing: Any | catalog number: SBMP 122 | duration: c. 3:00 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
Whisper chorus. The audience will be amazed by this very effective contrast for the December program. Can be performed by any group. This piece is the second movement of Feast for Christmas.

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Cover Blue Bird [level: Easy]
Korean folk song, arr. Jungsun Lee
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1035 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
A beautiful Korean folk song, it has a short, but powerful text symbolic of a farmer’s dream for a better life. The transliteration makes this easy to learn. An artistic piano accompaniment lends support and adds its own color to the already colorful melodies - the piece may also be sung a cappella. Also available for SATB.

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Cover Bright Morning Stars [level: Medium]
arr. Shawn Kirchner
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1077 | duration: 5:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
This artful arrangement of a great Appalachian folk melody will be loved by both singers and audiences. A superb piano accompaniment adds greatly to the texture that grows and builds as the song progresses and ultimately returns to the unadorned beauty of the opening solo.

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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 of the Flowers [level: Medium]
Léo Delibes, arr. Ronald A. Nelson
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 464 | duration: 2:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano
The beautiful Duet from Lakmé lowered a minor third making it accessible for choruses. The original French is included along with an optional English text.

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Cover Canons for Choirs [level: Easy]
ed. Archibeque/Hannaford | Charlene Archibeque Choral Series
voicing: ANY | catalog number: SBMP 46 | price: $1.85
accompaniment: a cappella
There was an old man from Calcutta, Man's Life's a Vapor, Merry Christmas to You All, O du eselhafter Martin

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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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Cover Cantate Domino [level: Medium]
Paul Ayres | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 526 | duration: 2:15 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano
Great bravado in this piece, a tour de force for the treble choir. Advanced children's choirs will love the challenge, and women's choirs will be delighted to discover a piece that shows off their skills as uniquely as does this high quality show-stopper piece. In 2009 the Concordia Youth Chorale commissioned an orchestration of the accompaniment, for performance with the New Jersey State Youth Orchestra: score and parts are available direct from the composer

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Cover Caro Mio Ben [level: Easy]
Giordano, arr. Barbara Harlow
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 138 | duration: 2:10 | price: $1.50
accompaniment: piano
The famous Italian art song set in two parts. Pronunciation guide underlayed. The piece may also be sung in unison.

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Cover Caroling Fantasy [level: Easy]
arr. B. Wayne Bisbee
voicing: SATB or SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1041 | duration: 2:50 | price: $2.50
accompaniment: piano, flute, handbells, perc.
Composer Bisbee has created a festive and clever medley of The First Noel, Sing Nowell, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, and Have a Merry Christmas. An aleatoric rendering of the latter greeting leads to the final dramatic phrase: “And a happy new year.” Throughout, a sprightly flute part decorates the melodies; the piano adds great rhythmic and harmonic support; the handbells add elegance with their special ring; and the drum and triangle add rhythmic emphasis and sparkle. The versatile arrangement can be sung by treble choirs and/or by mixed voices. This piece is a great choice for concluding a holiday concert, perhaps with more than one choir combining forces.

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Child of My Heart
[level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1192 | duration: 4:20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, cello
“Only you are you” the text proclaims as it celebrates the life of a child. As in an art song, the cello and piano accompaniment colorfully support the vocal lines of the singers. A beautiful piece with a special message.

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Cover Come Pretty Love [level: Medium]
arr. Joan Szymko
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 492 | duration: 2:15 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
A modified round with added descant and hand clapping, this piece is loaded with excitement and spirit. Also available for SATB


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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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