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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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CoverAnd Nature Smiled [level: Easy]
Allen Koepke - arr. Peter Eklund | Peter A. Eklund Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1313 | duration: 4:15 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

90,000+ treble singers have enjoyed this piece, now arranged for SATB. The ranges make it suitable for choirs both young and old.

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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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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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CoverBe Strong in the Lord [level: Medium]
Tim Sarsany | Bowling Green State University Choral Series
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voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1308 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

This is a great piece for the large men’s choir. The composer, noted for his settings for men, has come up with another winner. Powerful by design, it could work as an opener or closer for a concert.

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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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CoverEt misericordia [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen
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voicing: SATB - sop. solo | catalog number: SBMP 1326 | duration: 4:55 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: organ; opt. instruments

Borrowed from Arnesen's beloved "Magnificat" (SBMP1305), "Et misericordia" opens with a hauntingly gorgeous soprano solo. Ever pushing to its soft and sensitive conclusion, this piece is bound to become a favorite selection for your choir and audiences alike.

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CoverFecit potentiam [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1343 | duration: 5:40 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: organ alone - or opt. strings, organ and piano

Part of Arnesen's beloved "Magnificat" (SBMP1305), this is highly rhythmic as it builds to a glorious, dramatic ending.

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CoverFollow the Drinking Gourd [level: Medium]
arr. Vicente Chavarria | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1319 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella, drum

This action-packed arrangement of the popular folk song will be a concert favorite. A middle section labeled Allegro energico is loaded with rhythmic interest. After building to a dramatic climax, we are treated to an equally dramatic fade-out ending. Audiences will love this.

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CoverGrace in the Sun [level: Medium]
arr. Ethan Sperry | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: TTBB (T solo) | catalog number: SBMP 1350 | duration: 4:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano; opt. electric bass and drum kit

This creative arrangement has Amazing Grace for lyrics, with a touch of House of the Rising Sun. Hence the title, Grace in the Sun. A super closer, the singers really swing with this, and the tenor soloist(s) has the opportunity to improvise and maybe steal the show. This is bound to be an audience pleaser.

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CoverI Got a Home In-a Dat Rock [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Bowling Green State University Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1340 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Another creative arrangement from the pen of Stacey Gibbs, he here stacks the voices, one section at a time, for a highly dramatic ending.

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Coveri thank You God [level: Difficult]
David N. Childs | Paul Head Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1325 | duration: 5:30 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano

Majestic in scope, this is a dramatic setting of this beloved text. Opening with 4-part writing, it matures to 5-parts with solos by a soprano and tenor, then features a short double choir section before the impassioned 6-part ending. Large choirs will delight in the challenges and rewards of this splendid piece.

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Coveri thank You God [level: Medium]
J. D. Frizzell | Lori Hetzel Choral Series
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voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1330 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, cello

Drama abounds in this outstanding setting of this beloved text. The piano and cello provide the introduction. The singers deliver the profound text reaching a glorious climax, only to be followed by a whisper assignment while the cello improvises according to a plan. The ending unites all the forces for a reflective and calm conclusion. This one is guaranteed to add intrigue to a program.

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Coveri thank You God [level: Medium]
J. D. Frizzell | Lori Hetzel Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1331 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano, cello

Drama abounds in this outstanding setting of this beloved text. The piano and cello provide the introduction, the women alone then have their say followed by the men. Coming together, the singers deliver the profound text reaching a glorious climax, only to be followed by a whisper assignment while the cello improvises according to a plan. The ending unites all the forces for a reflective and calm conclusion. This one is guaranteed to add intrigue to a program.

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CoverIch will den Herrn loben allezeit [level: Medium]
George Phillip Telemann - arr. Jacob Narverud
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1355 | duration: 1:45 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Originally set as a canon by Telemann, it here retains much of the canonic flavor while adding harmonic interest and support. Most of the tenor and bass parts are in unison, making this suitable for the SATB or SAB choir. The upbeat, joyful nature of the piece makes it a fine concert opener.

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CoverIf You’ve Only Got a Moustache [level: Easy]
Stephen Foster, arr. Stephen Rotz
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voicing: TB | catalog number: SBMP 1334 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Both men and boys can perform this strictly for fun Stephen Foster piece. The story is hilarious, and the arrangement is clever, with several soloists taking turns telling the story along with interludes featuring all of the singers. This is bound to be an audience pleaser—it would be a great concert closer.

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CoverInvictus [level: Medium]
Bruno Seigfried Huhn - arr. Stephen Rotz
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voicing: TTB | catalog number: SBMP 1333 | duration: 1:35 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

“I am the captain of my soul”....so ends this great piece for young men. Both elegant and bold, this is a superb addition to this genre of repertoire.

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CoverJambo [level: Medium]
Teddy Kalanda Harrison - arr. Jacob Narverud
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1309 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.20
accompaniment: percussion

The Kenyan composer received world-wide recognition and platinum certification with his group Them Mushroom’s recording of his piece. Now available in exciting arrangements for choirs, it is bound to be a favorite.

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CoverLie Light [level: Medium]
Matthew Erpelding
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1327 | duration: 6:45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Moderate ranges and the lack of divisi make this clever piece suitable for many choirs. Unique in its style, it will add special intrigue and drama to a concert. One listener described it perfectly with a single word: “cool.”

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CoverLie Light [level: Medium]
Matthew Erpelding
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1324 | duration: 6:45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Moderate ranges and the lack of divisi make this clever piece suitable for many choirs. Unique in its style, it will add special intrigue and drama to a concert. One listener described it perfectly with a single word: “cool.”

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CoverNdikhokhele Bawo [level: Medium]
arr. Michael Barrett | Cameron LaBarr Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1318 | duration: 4:10 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: percussion

Composer Barrett is getting quite the reputation for his excellent arrangements of native African music. Always true to the original source, this piece is no exception. In this setting optional solos can add to the drama of the performance.

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CoverOld Tunes [level: Medium]
David Dickau | Bowling Green State University Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1307 | duration: 4:55 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Teasdale’s profound poem categorizes tunes, wind, perfume, laughter, pain, youth - they all “float away leaving no trace behind.” Composer Dickau’s elegant composition is well-suited to the mature choir that can relate to this text.

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CoverRequiem [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen
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voicing: SATB chorus, mezzo soprano & child soprano soloist | catalog number: SBMP 1301 | duration: 50:00 | price: $16.95
accompaniment: string orchestra, solo trumpet and percussion (3 players)

MOVEMENTS
1. Requiem aeternam - 2. Dies Irae - 3. Not in Vain (Emily Dickinson) - 4. Lacrimosa
5. Rex tremendae - 6. Pie Jesu - 7. Sanctus - 8. We Remember Them

United States Premiers
American premier - April 12, 2015
The Opus Chorale of West Virginia - David F. Donathan, Artistic Director & Conductor 
Texas - November 1, 2015
The Highland Park Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and Orchestra - Greg Hobbs, Conductor Philadelphia - Nov. 6, 2015
Philadelphia Schola Cantorum - Dr. Paul D. Head, Conductor
NYC Carnegie Hall - Jan. 17, 2017
Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), Dr. James M. Meaders, Associate Artistic Director and Conductor



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CoverSea Shell [level: Easy]
Vicente Chavarria
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1323 | duration: 2:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Amy Lowell’s highly imaginative poem would have us find sea shells that sing of ships and sailor men, of fishes and corals under the waves, and seahorses stabled in great green caves. Melodies rule here, with everyone getting a turn at being the “sea shell” singer delivering the tune. This is a fun, delightful piece.

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CoverSinnuh, Please Don’ Let This Harvest Pass [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1337 | duration: 5:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

Mr. Gibbs has done it again, and again, and yet again, creating extra special, highly creative arrangements. What has become his signature ending is here evident, the voices building to a dramatic conclusion making this a great concert closer.

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CoverSisi ni moja [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud
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voicing: SA(T)B | catalog number: SBMP 1338 | duration: 4:10 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano, djembe

Ever clever, composer Narverud came up with a highly rhythmic celebratory composition. The title translates “We are one”, the theme being that all human beings have much in common. The energetic djembe sets the tone, the piano adds its own rhythmic design, and the singers deliver the message, at times sounding as though there should be a campfire at the center of their circle. Great fun, a profound message, and an intriguing piece, this is a winner!

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CoverSkip to My Lou [level: Easy]
arr, Rachel Stenson | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1353 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Starting and ending with the singers providing percussion using hands and feet, this is a great, fun arrangement. A sprightly piano part adds to the spirited, upbeat style that is ever-present in this delightful piece.

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CoverSpiritus Sanctus [level: Medium]
Daniel Brinsmead | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1336 | duration: 2:15 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: a cappella

Known for his sensitive arrangements of great texts, composer Brinsmead now turns to Latin for an upbeat, highly rhythmic setting worthy of being called Spiritus. Not abandoning his talent for great melodies, they are plentiful here, with all voice parts getting their turn. This stunning piece would make a fine concert opener.

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CoverSpring Shall Bloom [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1311 | duration: 5:40 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

An ostinato style accompaniment lays the foundation for the distinctive melodies of the singers as they vividly bring poet Rossetti’s promise of spring to life. This just might be the perfect opener for a spring concert.

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CoverStephen Foster Dreams [level: Medium]
Peter Frost | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series
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voicing: TB | catalog number: SBMP 1317 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Oh, Susanna, Beautiful Dreamer, and Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair are all part of this dream scheme. The clever arrangement moves from one beloved Foster song to another, Beautiful Dreamer the one constant that sews this all together and provides the ending. With two melodic parts and no divisi, it will be great fun to both sing and hear.

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CoverThe Beautiful Sing [level: Difficult]
Eric William Barnum | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1351 | duration: 5:55 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Great sensitivity to the text is ever-present in this fine composition. Lush harmonies and soaring melodies make this an elegant addition to the Christmas literature.

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CoverThe Christmas Alleluias [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1349 | duration: 26:00 | price: $13.95
accompaniment: harp

A five movement work, set to lyrics by Euan Tait, with harp accompaniment, this would be the highlight of a Christmas program. The harp part is designed for virtuoso player, the choral parts within reach of any fine choir.

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CoverThe Lamb [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen | Joel Rinsema Kantorei Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1328 | duration: 5:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

The beloved poem by William Blake is here expressed with great sensitivity. The composer takes us to a dramatic climax in the penultimate phrase, and then concludes with a tender ending, “God bless thee.” Very special best describes this piece.

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CoverThe Little Horses [level: Easy]
arr. Douglas Pew | Robyn Lana Choral Series
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voicing: Unison | catalog number: SBMP 1312 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

This beloved lullabye, often called Hush-A-Bye, has been recorded by many renowned singers. This tasteful unison arrangement will now allow choral singers to delight it its special melody.

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CoverThe Water is Wide [level: Medium]
arr. Shelly & Matthew Armstrong | Peter A. Eklund Choral Series
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voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1314 | duration: 4:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

The beloved Scottish folk song now beautifully arranged for men, with a unison beginning that leads to three parts, and then four, the final phrase bringing us back to unison. A tasteful piano part adds to the artistic value of this arrangement.

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CoverThere Is Another Sky [level: Easy]
Seth Burk
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voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1310 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

The charming Emily Dickinson poem has been perfectly set for young singers with lots of melodic interest for all, great style in the piano part, and enough challenge to keep the singers engaged.

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CoverThis Perfect Beauty [level: Medium]
Jenni Brandon | Bowling Green State University Choral Series
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1344 | duration: c. 7:30 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano, flute

The fascinating Amy Lowell poem opens “’Tis you that are the music, not your song.” The composer has beautifully captured the drama of the text as it glorifies music of the spirit, the earth, the ocean, “one music with a thousand cadences.” A virtuoso flute adds vibrant color to this special piece.

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CoverVidi Aquam [level: Medium]
Kevin T. Padworski | Robyn Lana Choral Series
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voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1315 | duration: 2:35 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano 4 hands

Upbeat and exciting with four rhythmic hands on the keyboard, this would be a bright spot in a program. The brief Latin text, borrowed from a Catholic Easter ceremony, is given festive treatment, ending in a glorious alleluia. This would be a lively opener for a concert.

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