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CoverA Nation’s Strength [level: Medium]
Zachary Moore
NewIssue
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1452 | price: $2.20
accompaniment: piano, Bb trumpet

Brave men who work while others sleep, Who dare while others fly... They build a nation’s pillars deep And lift them to the sky. So ends the text of this extraordinary piece. Dramatic accompaniment helps deliver the profound message. Men and boys will love singing this.

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CoverAnd love be written on running water [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers | Giselle Wyers Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1428 | duration: 3:35 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

The composer took this imaginative poem and created a colorful composition. Word painting illuminates the calm of a lake, the dancing of a hummingbird, the moving of water. Here we have a stylish piece beautifully constructed.

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CoverCantate Domino [level: Medium]
Charlotte Botha
NewIssue
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1435 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano, percussion

Through a juxtaposition of texture, dynamics and tempo, the composer has created a dramatic song of praise which serves well as an opener or closer. The vocal parts are woven together with percussion, claps and stomps to illuminate the message of the "new song" as dictated by the Latin text.

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CoverCanticle of Love [level: Medium]
David N. Childs
NewIssue
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1442 | price: $2.20
accompaniment: piano

Sara Teasdale is renowned for her romantic poems often flavored with a touch of sadness. In keeping with this poem, the composer indicates that this is to be sung “wistfully.” A beautiful piece, it is worthy of being labeled a love song.

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CoverCanticle of the Sun [level: Medium]
David N. Childs
NewIssue
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1443 | price: $2.20
accompaniment: piano

Dramatic from the very outset, this is a colorful realization of the profound text that glorifies the beauty and significance of the sun.

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CoverChristmastide [level: Easy]
Tom Shelton | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: tr./ssa/solo sop. | catalog number: SBMP 1448 | duration: 4:30 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano, opt. strings, harp

This special piece set to beloved poems by Christina Rossetti has several performance possibilities. Perform it with piano accompaniment or with strings and harp. Assign the “treble” part to a soloist or to a children’s choir, or divide the choir so a section sings this part. Whatever the plan, this is bound to be an outstanding contribution to the Christmas concert.

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CoverCompanioned [level: Medium]
Daniel Brinsmead | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1429 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano

The poem suggests that memories are the special companion on this enchanted walk through nature. The poem is beautifully realized and will be a delight to sing.

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CoverCoyote [level: Difficult]
David N. Childs
NewIssue
voicing: SSAATB | catalog number: SBMP 1441 | duration: 5:55 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: drum, gourd

The coyote is here described as a trickster, a coward who gave humankind the fire from its tail, and a loner brother-of-wolf. A drum adds rhythm and substance to the drama that is ever-present in this unique choral offering.

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CoverElijah Rock! [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Lori Hetzel Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1430 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: a cappella

A spectacular opening, and a bravado ending are the hallmarks of this vibrant arrangement. Close a concert with this, and a standing ovation will likely greet you.

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CoverFare Ye Well [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Bowling Green State University Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: TTBB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1432 | price: $2.20
accompaniment: a cappella

Mr. Gibbs puts the men to test with this blockbuster of a piece. With a soloist, and at times a trio, and seven parts vying for center stage, this piece is a great closer. It is bound to get an audience on their feet as the singers bid them Fare Ye Well.

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CoverFirefighter’s Creed [level: Easy]
Vijay Singh
NewIssue
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1445 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella/trpt., chime

This composition is both dramatic and profound. It offers a unique salute to firefighters via a poignant text, and music that is memorable. The initial intoning of a chime, and a short trumpet refrain, add color to the bold and sometimes sensitive singing of the men.

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CoverGo Forth From This House [level: Medium]
Rob Swenson
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1423 | duration: 5:20 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

The sacred text is one that can attend school, and the music is one that is both beautiful and memorable. Singers will love this piece because each section gets generous turns at singing the melody.

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CoverHold Fast to Dreams [level: Medium]
Susan LaBarr
NewIssue
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1426 | duration: 4:35 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

The Langston Hughes poem warns us that “when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.” The message is one to live by, and as can be expected of this composer, the music is special.

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CoverHutia te Rito [level: Medium]
arr, Zachary J. Moore | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1451 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano, precussion

The Maori culture of New Zealand is noted for its chant-like singing. Here soloists introduce the traditional chant, and are then joined by the choir as the piece grows in intensity. Piano and percussion accompaniment add to the excitement and drama. The profound text gives us a peak at the culture of these people as it offers up their metaphor for living.

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CoverIlkley Moor [level: Medium]
arr. Carolyn Welch | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1450 | duration: 3:20 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: a cappella

This hilarious song comes to us by way of Halifax, England. End your concert with this, perhaps adding some movement to illuminate the extraordinary message of the song, and you are guaranteed a hit.

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CoverIndodana [level: Medium]
arr. Michael Barrett | Cameron LaBarr Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1438 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

This highly dramatic traditional African song was arranged by two South African composers, both experts in this genre of music. A best seller in SATB, the women now get their turn with this beloved piece. One of the first of this genre, this piece remains one of the best.

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CoverInvitation to Love [level: Medium]
Marques L. A. Garrett
NewIssue
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1454 | duration: 5:15 | price: $2.20
accompaniment: piano

A great showpiece for the ladies, they will love singing this. Some aleatoric adventure highlights the dramatic ending of this extraordinary composition.

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CoverI’ve Got Peace Like a River [level: Easy]
arr. D. Shawn Berry | Gary Packwood Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1419 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano, optional strings

I’VE GOT PEACE LIKE A RIVER, and THE WATER IS WIDE are here combined in a two-piece medley. The beloved melodies of each will make this very special for singers and audiences.

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CoverLet the Sea Make a Noise [level: Medium]
George Frideric Handel, arr. Jacob Narverud
NewIssue
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1444 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano, optional stings

A piece from Handel’s Chandos Anthems, now tastefully arranged for treble voices, this is a superb addition to treble standard repertoire.

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CoverLullaby for a King [level: Medium]
J. Edmund Hughes
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1424 | duration: 3:40 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

Baby Jesus is the “king” of note in this charmingly beautiful composition. A memorable melody graces the text that ends “Silent Night, sleep in heavenly peace.”

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CoverLullaby for a King [level: Medium]
J. Edmund Hughes
NewIssue
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1425 | duration: 3:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano

Baby Jesus is the “king” of note in this charmingly beautiful composition. A memorable melody graces the text that ends “Silent Night, sleep in heavenly peace.”

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CoverLunar Lullaby [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1431 | duration: 3:10 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

The imaginative text tells of the “celestial child” up there in the stars. A piano part in constant motion offers support and contrast to the flowing melodies of the singers.

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CoverMangisondele Nkosi Yam [level: Medium]
arr. Michael Barrett | Cameron LaBarr Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB - A B solos | catalog number: SBMP 1421 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

The title translates Let Me Be Nearer My Lord, the piece a traditional praise and worship song from the Zulu culture. Two soloists open the piece with a call followed by a response from the choir. Dramatic and powerful, the piece builds, with a rhythmic section at its center.

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CoverO magnum mysterium [level: Medium]
Kenneth L. DeJong
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1446 | duration: 2:40 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano, oboe

This elegant setting is blessed with great melodies, enhanced by the contribution of an oboe.

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CoverO nata lux [level: Difficult]
Victoria Davison and Rudy Lupinski
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1427 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano, flute

The dramatic setting of this beloved Latin text features memorable melodic treatment, and color provided by the artistic piano and flute accompaniment.

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CoverOh to Be a Star [level: Medium]
Timothy Strang
NewIssue
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1433 | price: $2:15
accompaniment: piano

Set to an inspirational text, this is bound to be a favorite of treble choirs. An active piano part keeps the pace flowing, while the singers take turns being the melodic stars.

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CoverOne Household, High and Low [level: Medium]
Andrew Maxfield | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1436 | duration: 1:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Composed in the style of a Sacred Harp piece, this one really cooks. The melody lies in the tenor, and can be doubled at the octave as can the soprano part, thereby creating a delightful six parts. The Wendell Berry text ends “and all the earth shall sing.” May it be so!

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CoverPiping Tim [level: Easy]
arr. D. Shawn Berry | Gary Packwood Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: TB | catalog number: SBMP 1449 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano, flute

This beloved rollicking song will be an audience delight, their only problem being that they might wish they could sing along, A great closer.

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CoverRise Up Shepherd [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB - 2 tenor soloists | catalog number: SBMP 1437 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: a cappella

The audience will “rise up” after hearing this! There is plenty of drama with two solo tenors taking turns at embellishing the exuberant choir.

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CoverSan’bonani/Namhla Kudibene [level: Medium]
arr. Michael Barrett | Cameron LaBarr Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB - 2 T solos | catalog number: SBMP 1422 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

A typical greeting in the Zulu culture, San’bonani is written with the call-and-response technique so strongly associated with traditional South African music. The soloists can be male or female and can take their time when performing their parts. This song can be used as an introduction to a program. It is intended to welcome the audience. The response from the choir “Hololo hololo” is jubilant and may contain ululating and other traditional African noises. Simple hand gestures and waving towards the audience are appropriate. The choir may choose to walk onto stage while singing this piece.

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CoverSisi ni moja [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1439 | price: $2.20
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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CoverThat Music Always Round Me [level: Medium]
David N. Childs
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1440 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

A beautiful piano introduction and postlude symbolically form the music around the elegant choral composition. Herein a Walt Whitman poem comes to vivid life.

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CoverThe Mermaid’s Song [level: Easy]
Haydn, arr. Thea Sikora Engelson
NewIssue
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1453 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

This delightful piece can be sung by any size or age treble choir. For inspiration, numerous recordings of the solo version can be heard online.

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CoverTread Softly [level: Medium]
Connor J. Koppin | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
NewIssue
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1447 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

This setting of the profound Yeats poem wiill be a favorite of singers as the composer lets each section have a turn at singing the melody, the conclusion bringing them together as one.

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CoverWade in the Water [level: Easy]
arr. Ashley Nelson
NewIssue
voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1434 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

This arrangement really swings. Not difficult, it will be a bright spot on a program.

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