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CoverA 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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CoverA 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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CoverA 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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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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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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CoverAll 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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CoverAlleluia 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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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 | 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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CoverAlley Cat Love Song [level: Medium]
Paul Carey | Sharon Hansen Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 737 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

Hilarious goings on here. Fred, the Alley Cat, is quite the fellow.
Audiences will adore this piece.



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CoverAlways Keep This Close [level: Medium]
Zachary J. Moore | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1342 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, opt. strings

The text will be dear to the hearts of choral singers with its sentiments such as “no notes are as connected as the souls that sing them”, and the final statement, “we are one.” Musically strong and creative, this is destined to be a compelling addition to women’s repertoire.

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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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CoverAnd Nature Smiled [level: Medium]
Allen Koepke

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 36 | duration: 4:15 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Girls love this inspirational song. Also available for TBB

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CoverAnd Now Abide [level: Difficult]
Marcus Paus | Robyn Lana Choral Series
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voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1320 | duration: 4:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A most unusual piece by the eclectic Norwegian composer, it gives the treble choir a chance to explore new dimensions of expression and drama. The text is from the bible: And now abide, faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love.

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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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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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CoverAs 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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CoverAs the sun opens the flower [level: Medium]
Andrew Miller | Robyn Lana Choral Series
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1232 | duration: 3:55 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

A beautiful melody delivers the contemplative text while a flowing piano accompaniment adds color and drama. Singers young and old will find this a delightful addition to their repertoire.

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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]
David N. Childs | Charlotte Adams Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 222 | duration: 3:40 | price: $2.05
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 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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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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CoverBan, Ban, Caliban [level: Medium]
Dan Forrest | Robyn Lana Choral Series
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voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1321 | duration: 2:45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, percussion

Shakespeare meets up with Dan Forrest and the result is “wow!!!” This loaded with excitement setting taken from Shakespeare’s famous Tempest will have audiences both entertained and amazed. A great concert closer, the rousing piano accompaniment is joined by an unique percussion ensemble (cabasa, vibraslap, guiro, ratchet, triangle, and would you believe, police whistle). Treble choirs rarely get to have this much fun.

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CoverBarter [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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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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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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CoverBefore 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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CoverBefore 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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CoverBel Canto [level: Medium]
Gary Fry | Robyn Lana Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1125 | duration: 3:45 | price: $2.10
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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CoverBenedictus [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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CoverBenedictus [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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CoverBenedictus [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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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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CoverBeside the Still Waters [level: Medium]
Rollo A. Dilworth | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 610 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
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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CoverBethlehem [level: Easy]
acomp. Mary Ellen Loose - arr. J. Edmund Hughes | Edith Copley Choral Series
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voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1285 | duration: 5:05 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, violin, cello

This song comes to us by way of Southern Harmony, 1835. Tastefully arranged, treble choirs of any age will enjoy this special addition to the Christmas repertoire.

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CoverBilly 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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CoverBird of Hope [level: Medium]
Kevin Nicoletti
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1316 | duration: 4:10 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The Ella Wheeler Wilcox poem suggests the bird of hope not “soar too high or sing too loud.” Taking heed, the composer created much downward movement in the piano accompaniment, while allowing the singers to take some risks, both high and somewhat loud. This charming piece offers great melodic interest in the vocal lines.

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CoverBirds of Passage [level: Medium]
Tara Traxler | Robyn Lana Choral Series
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voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1378 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

The poem by Longfellow is given highly creative treatment in this vibrant choral setting. Singers here have the opportunity to create great drama, on occasion spoken, but most often via great melodic lines. A colorful piano part adds to the overall dramatic impact.

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CoverBlessed Be the Name [level: Medium]
David Rossow
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voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1274 | duration: 4:15 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

This full-on gospel selection will win over choirs and audiences alike. With an abundance of swinging rhythm, a "hold on to your hat" piano part, and an incredibly bold ending, the applause meter is sure to be off the charts once this one’s finished!

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CoverBloom [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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CoverBlow, 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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CoverBlue Bird [level: Easy]
Korean folk song, arr. Jungsun Lee

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1035 | duration: 2:45 | price: $2.05
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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CoverBright Morning Stars [level: Medium]
arr. Shawn L. Kirchner

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1077 | duration: 5:00 | price: $2.10
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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CoverBring Me My Shadow [level: Medium]
Matthew Erpelding | Robyn Lana Choral Series
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1242 | duration: 3:50 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

I asked the bright Moon To bring me my Shadow and make us three. The whimsical sentiment of an ancient Chinese poem inspired this spirited piece. With melodic interest in all three parts, this will be a joy to sing.

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CoverBy 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



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