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CoverAs the sun opens the flower [level: Medium]
Andrew Miller | Robyn Lana Choral Series

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]
Alvez Barkoskie IV | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

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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CoverBlessing in the Leaving [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

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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CoverBright Morning Stars [level: Medium]
arr. Shawn L. Kirchner | Robert J. Ward Choral Series

voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1246 | 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. Also availalbe for SSAA and SATB

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CoverBring Me My Shadow [level: Medium]
Matthew Erpelding | Robyn Lana Choral Series

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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CoverCaritas abundat [level: Difficult]
Karen P. Thomas | Giselle Wyers Choral Series

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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CoverCome My Friends [level: Medium]
Debra Scroggins

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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CoverComin’ Thro’ the Rye [level: Easy]
Ashley F. Nelson

voicing: TBB | catalog number: SBMP 1238 | duration: 2:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

Put on your kilts laddies, this clever arrangement of the Scottish favorite will be a delight for audiences. Authentic in some of its language, a pronunciation guide is provided.

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CoverCradle Hymn [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1260 | duration: 5:10 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, opt. strings (violin 1, 2, viola, cello)

The Norwegian composer has created a beautiful, expressive piece set to a poem by the famous English hymn writer Isaac Watts. Sing it at Christmas or any time of the year. The treble version was featured on the 2013 St. Olaf Christmas concert broadcast from Norway. The composer subsequently had many requests for a mixed voice version.

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CoverDolphins [level: Medium]
Emma Lou Diemer | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series

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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CoverFireflies [level: Medium]
Tara Traxler | Robyn Lana Choral Series

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1253 | duration: 4:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Pin your dreams upon a star then let them wander free and far. So ends the inspired text of this splendid piece. Loaded with drama, rhythmic interest, and great melodies, this one has it all, and is bound to be a favorite of singers and audiences.

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CoverGive Me Your Stars to Hold [level: Medium]
Mark Sirett | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1252 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Audiences will leave humming the opening strains of this splendid piece. Abounding in melodic interest, and blessed with an ever-pulsating accompaniment, this setting of the Teasdale poem is destined to be a favorite of singers.

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CoverGloria [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud

voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1262 | duration: 3:50 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano/opt. strings

Often credited to Mozart, but more likely composed by his contemporary, Wenzel Muller, this beloved piece has had great success with mixed voiced choirs. Now tastefully arranged for TTBB, it promises to be a welcome addition to this repertoire.

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CoverI Am Not Yours [level: Medium]
David N. Childs | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1231 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

A sensitive, beautiful setting of the Teasdale poem, this will add an elegant touch to a program. The treble version of this is on the SBMP all-time best-seller list.

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CoverI Am Thy Grass, Oh Lord! [level: Medium]
Matthew Emery | Joseph Ohrt Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1233 | duration: 2:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The metaphoric poem that speaks in philosophical terms is beautifully set in this gem of a piece. Colorful harmonies, melodic interest in all parts, this is a stylish composition.

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CoverJohnny Has Gone for a Soldier [level: Easy]
arr. Stuart P. O’Neil

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1247 | duration: 2:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A tasteful arrangement of this beloved American folk song, it gives everyone a turn at singing the melody. Easy and effective, all ages of choirs can enjoy this.

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CoverJubilant Cicadas [level: Easy]
Andrea Ramsey | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1244 | duration: 3:25 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The highly creative poem tells of Cicadas singing, humming, buzzing, droning, booming, and sending forth their joyful noise. Playful, clever, and fun, this piece is a true delight that will brighten any program.

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CoverLook! Be: leap; [level: Medium]
Libby Larsen | Bowling Green State University Choral Series

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1249 | duration: 3:10 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

This setting of excerpts from the colorful Muriel Rukeyser poem implores one to put your face to the wind and fly. Mature treble choirs will treasure Libby Larsen’s extraordinary composition.

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CoverLos Cristales Turbios [level: Easy]
J. Reese Norris | Robyn Lana Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1256 | duration: 3:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

The poem by Federico Garcia Lorca tells of children looking out a frosted window at a winter scene. To be sung in Spanish, the beautiful melody, and the free-flowing piano accompaniment combine to make an art song young singers will enjoy.

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CoverMisericordia [level: Easy]
J. Reese Norris

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1236 | duration: 3:25 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

Psalm 121 is here joined by the word misericordia, a Latin term meaning compassion. Impressive melodies are the hallmark of this special piece, the piano beautifully adding to the splendor of it all. The composer treats misericordia to a special musical motif that several times makes its statement. This piece is a true work of art.

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CoverMornings [level: Medium]
Carson Cooman

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1230 | duration: 2:12 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The poem by Henry David Thoreau suggests that there are mornings when the world begins anew. A delightfully fresh piece, as bright as a new day, it could make an interesting companion piece to one of the many pieces available about evenings.

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CoverO sacrum convivium [level: Difficult]
Kim André Arnesen

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1259 | duration: 5:45 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

The young Norwegian composer, now famed for his Magnificat and Cradle Hymn, has created this stunning setting of the Latin text. Lush, dense chords, and beautiful, soaring melodies are the hallmarks of this special composition. Commissioned by one of Denmark’s premier choirs, it is a welcome addition to the world of choral literature.

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CoverSwing Low, Sweet Chariot [level: Medium]
Ashley Nelson | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series

voicing: SSA or TTB | catalog number: SBMP 1261 | duration: 2:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

This arrangement really swings as it creatively generates a feeling that it is being improvised. Not difficult, it will be within the reach of most treble or male choirs.

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CoverThe Calling [level: Medium]
Karen Linford

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1237 | duration: 5:35 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

The text consists of a list of aphorisms related to a quote from Ezekiel: There shall be showers of blessing unto all children. Possessed with something worth singing about, with its contemporary folk-like style, this is a musical gem of a piece.

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CoverThe Dream [level: Easy]
Jason Shelton

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1243 | duration: 3:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

A circle made of song, a dream of harmony, to love and be loved as I am—these are quotes from this song. Written in a Glee/Broadway style, an opening solo sets the mood, the choir soon joining in with their own take on this message. Upbeat with fine melodies, this is a winner.

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CoverThe Power of a Song [level: Easy]
Roslyn Sieh

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1248 | duration: 3:20 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

...music can bring us together as one. I believe in the power of a song. The composer makes a strong statement on the many powers of a song. Uplifting, spirited, and not difficult, this needs to be sung!

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CoverThe Power of a Song [level: Easy]
Roslyn Sieh

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1250 | duration: 3:20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

...music can bring us together as one. I believe in the power of a song. The composer makes a strong statement on the many powers of a song. Uplifting, spirited, and not difficult, this needs to be sung!

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CoverThe Riddle Song [level: Medium]
arr. Vicente Chavarria

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1255 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

With an accompaniment that sounds like it was born in the Appalachian mountains, this arrangement of the beloved folk song is stylish and clever. Everyone gets a turn at singing the melody, and on the final verse each part becomes independent with their own diverse tune, with all coming together in unison for the final word.

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CoverThe Rosslyn Fire [level: Medium]
Jay Jordan

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1235 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

A bit of Scottish history and legend are the foundation of the tale told herein. Dance-like rhythms and beautiful melodies dramatically bring the story to life.

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CoverThreaded with Stars [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1240 | duration: 3:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Starting in unison, then adding a part, and another, and mid-way through we reach the stars with all four parts involved. This is a treble a cappella piece that is stunning. Sara Teasdale off in the heavens would delight to hear this wonderful setting of her poem.

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CoverVanity of Vanities [level: Difficult]
Sven-David Sandström | Bowling Green State University Choral Series

voicing: SSATBB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1254 | duration: 7:40 | price: $3.75
accompaniment: a cappella

The renowned Swedish composer has created a dramatic piece for experienced singers. This is the kind of piece that goes to contests and wins, or gets performed and the audience says wow. The highly sensitive composition features a profound biblical text from Ecclesiastes.

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CoverVersa est in luctum [level: Difficult]
Kevin S. Foster

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1234 | duration: 4:45 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Hauntingly beautiful, the composer treats the despair of the text from the book of Job to an elegant display of harmonic colors laced with melisma. Great style is the hallmark of this amazing composition.

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CoverWe Are the Voices [level: Medium]
Jim Papoulis | Robyn Lana Choral Series

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1258 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano/drum

In every heart there is a place that shows us who we are. The opening phrase presents the idea that unfolds in this significant song. Bound to be the hit of a program, it builds to a big ending, the rhythmic beat of a djembe adding to the excitement.

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