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Coverhist whist [level: Medium]
Patrick Baker
RELEASED: February 2024
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1760 | duration: 3'05 | price: $2.40
accompaniment: piano

Set to a spooky, well known text by E.E. Cummings, Australian composer Patrick Baker has written a lively piece for treble choirs with piano. The score calls for actions/movement, props, and sound effects by the choir - including wind noises, chattering mice, croaking toads, and simple body percussion. With plenty of unison lines and simple harmonies, children’s choirs, middle level, and developing high school choirs will love singing this piece. Great for fall concerts or any time of year, this is accessible and fun!

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CoverI Dream a World [level: Medium]
Nancy Hill Cobb
RELEASED: February 2024
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1771 | duration: c. 3'49 | price: $2.50
accompaniment: piano

Set to an inclusive text by Langston Hughes, this new work for SATB divisi choirs with piano will be a strong statement piece on any concert. Ideal for advanced high school and collegiate ensembles. Rhythmic and dynamic, this is a great concert-closer. “I dream a world…I dream my world!”

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CoverLemoga Aming’a [level: Easy]
arr. David O. Akombo
RELEASED: February 2024
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1775 | duration: c. 2'19 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: a cappella, see below notes for optional percussion

A spiritual song from the Luo people of Kenya, this arrangement is highly accessible and authentic. With or without percussion, it has simple harmonies, plenty of repetition, conservative vocal ranges, and many teaching moments that make it great for choirs of all ages. A phonetic pronunciation guide and word-for-word translation of the Luo language is provided in the octavo. Fun to rehearse and perform, your choirs will want to sing this one again and again!

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CoverLemoga Aming’a [level: Easy]
arr. David O. Akombo
RELEASED: February 2024
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1776 | duration: c. 2'19 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: a cappella, see below notes for optional percussion

A spiritual song from the Luo people of Kenya, this arrangement is highly accessible and authentic. With or without percussion, it has simple harmonies, plenty of repetition, conservative vocal ranges, and many teaching moments that make it great for choirs of all ages. A phonetic pronunciation guide and word-for-word translation of the Luo language is provided in the octavo. Fun to rehearse and perform, your choirs will want to sing this one again and again!

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CoverLong Ago (In the Bleak Midwinter) [level: Medium]
Gustav Holst, arr. Jacob Narverud
BEST SELLER
voicing: SAB/Three-Part Mixed | catalog number: SBMP 1779 | duration: c. 4'30 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: piano and optional string quartet

A new twist on a timeless carol, this BEST SELLER is now available for developing mixed choirs! SAB or Three-Part Mixed, the Baritone part is written to accommodate changing voices. Narverud’s setting of Christina Rossetti’s poem features Holst’s original melody along with new connective material between the verses and beautiful modern harmonies. Paired with an artistic piano accompaniment and optional string parts, it is a lovely statement for the season.

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CoverSalaam (Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu) [level: Medium]
Mosh Ben Ari, arr. Ross Fishman | Cory Boulton Choral Series
RELEASED: February 2024
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1777 | duration: 3'43 | price: $2.80
accompaniment: piano, opt. djembe

Mixed choirs of all ages will have a blast singing this joyful Israeli Song for Peace. This uplifting new arrangement begins slowly and somewhat plaintively, and, as it repeats, gradually increases in tempo and excitement. Sung in Hebrew and Arabic, the text translates as “Peace will come upon us, yet.” With accessible ranges, a supportive and tasteful piano accompaniment, hand claps, optional solo opportunities, and optional djembe, this arrangement is sure to be a hit!

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CoverEvocation (Mon-Nee-Joh) [level: Medium]
Hye-Young Cho | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
RELEASED: January 2024
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1780 | duration: c. 5'03 | price: $2.70
accompaniment: piano

A gorgeous, lyrical new piece for mixed choirs with piano accompaniment by South Korean composer Hye-Young Cho. Sung in Korean, the phonetic pronunciation is written directly in the music for ease of learning and performing. The heart-wrenching poem is about a person who has lost a loved one and recalls the memory of this individual. As the years pass they may forget certain things, but they cannot, and will not, forget their loved one. Accessible and absolutely stunning!

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CoverThe Echo [level: Medium]
Andrea Ramsey | Lori Hetzel Choral Series
RELEASED: January 2024
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1757 | duration: 4'08 | price: $2.70
accompaniment: piano, cello

Commissioned to celebrate the Lexington Singers Children’s Choir 20th Anniversary, this three-part treble piece is set to a lovely text by Sara Teasdale. With moderate ranges, exciting articulations, and many teaching moments, this will be a joyful addition to any treble choir concert or choral festival. A gentle, supportive piano accompaniment and beautiful solo cello add warmth and contrast throughout. “Tho’ I shall walk in valley ways for long, I still shall hear the echo of the song!”

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CoverChervona Kalyna (The Red Viburnum) [level: Medium]
arr. Erica Glenn
RELEASED: September 2023
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1754 | duration: c. 2’57 | price: $2.50
accompaniment: piano, clarinet

A lovely new treble setting of this well-known Ukrainian anthem where the red viburnum flower is shown as a symbol of Ukraine rising. First written in 1875, the song has recently gained renewed popularity among Ukrainians since the Russian invasion in 2022, and has been sung by people around the world in show of solidarity for Ukraine. Voiced for SSA choir with piano accompaniment and Bb Clarinet. The clarinet part is included in the octavo. 

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CoverGo, My Love (Siuil a Run) [level: Medium]
arr. Karen Marrolli | Kyle Pederson Choral Series
RELEASED: September 2023
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1743 | price: $2.80
accompaniment: piano, opt. cello, violin

A lovely new take on a traditional Irish folk song, sung from the viewpoint of someone watching their love go off to war…“may you go safely, my darling.” For three-part treble choirs of all ages, with piano accompaniment, violin, and optional cello. The top line of the text in the score is a phonetic pronunciation for the ease of the singers, while the actual Gaelic text is underneath, making this easily singable. The soprano line includes several opportunities for optional solos or small group singing. A flowing piano accompaniment supports the voices throughout. Moderate ranges for all three voice parts make this arrangement both beautiful and accessible! 

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CoverSong Has a Bird for Rhythm [level: Medium]
Giselle Wyers
RELEASED: September 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1746 | duration: c. 2’52 | price: $2.50
accompaniment: piano

Rhythmic and joyful! A great new concert, contest, or festival piece for mixed concert choirs with piano accompaniment. The text is a call to action for all humankind to embrace that which is best and most noble in society. The poet describes birds as spiritual creatures that fly and reside near the boundary between physical and heavenly worlds, while the composer paints the poetry symbolically in the music to portray humankind striving for freedom, as the birds continue to “carry storylines” through generations into the best future possible…“Is not the future in song?” A unique and thought-provoking work!

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CoverTurning the Pages [level: Easy]
Daniel Brinsmead | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
RELEASED: September 2023
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1755 | price: $2.70
accompaniment: piano

Written for the Australian Children’s Choir, this new pop/musical-theatre style choral piece by Daniel Brinsmead is joyful, catchy, and fun! Speech-driven original lyrics, a rocking piano accompaniment, and accessible vocal writing in mostly two-parts throughout. Treble choirs of all ages will love singing this: “I’m turning the pages of a story unwritten…the story of my life!” 

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CoverAmezaliwa Tushangilie! [level: Medium]
Robert J. Begisen
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1730 | duration: c. 3’58 | price: $2.70
accompaniment: optional drum

“Let’s Rejoice and Celebrate!” Feature a tenor soloist in this new original Christmas Carol by composer Robert Jim Begisen. Written in Kiswahili, and complete with a phonetic pronunciation guide and translation. Perfect for holiday concerts or any time of year, this piece is great fun and quick to learn. Works well with mixed choirs of all levels and sizes; a cappella, SATB (no divisi) with optional drums (djembe and/or congas).

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CoverEvery Given Light [level: Easy]
Dominick DiOrio | Robyn Lana Choral Series
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1740 | duration: c. 4’29 | price: $2.70
accompaniment: piano

“This is the day when every given light bears forth like a star.” A hopeful and inspirational message set to a rhythmic melody with a moving piano accompaniment. Ranging from unison to four parts, this is a charming sentiment for children’s choirs and developing treble ensembles. 

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CoverGreat, Wide, Beautiful, Wonderful World [level: Medium]
Lane Johnson
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1732 | duration: c. 3’34 | price: $2.50
accompaniment: piano

Swinging with optimism in four-part harmony, advanced treble ensembles will enjoy learning and performing this piece. A supportive and accessible piano accompaniment assists throughout. An excellent way to end a concert or set, with a big finish!

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CoverIm Ein Ani Li [level: Easy]
Ross Fishman
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: TBB | catalog number: SBMP 1751 | duration: 2'33 | price: $2.40
accompaniment: piano

A new introspective piece for Tenor-Bass choirs with an empowering message in Hebrew: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?” Highly accessible ranges, repetitive and catchy vocal lines, and a supportive, stylish accompaniment. Tenor-Bass choirs will love singing and discussing the meaning of this piece. The Hebrew translation and pronunciation guide is included in the octavo. 

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CoverLemoga Aming’a [level: Easy]
arr. David O. Akombo
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1749 | duration: c. 2'19 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: a cappella

A Spiritual Song from the Luo people of Kenya, Professor David Akombo has created a joyful and highly-accessible arrangement  for a cappella SATB choirs. Perfect for developing voices and young ensembles, with conservative vocal ranges and many teachable moments. Fun to rehearse and perform, your choirs will want to sing this one again and again! A phonetic pronunciation guide and word-for-word translation of the Luo language is provided in the score by the arranger. 

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CoverL’Ennemi [level: Difficult]
Reed Criddle
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1735 | duration: c. 3’35 | price: $2.50
accompaniment: piano

Lyrical and gorgeous, composer Criddle has created a stunning new French piece (“The Enemy”) for advanced mixed vocal ensembles. Perfect for contests and festivals, this is challenging but worth the work. An evocative piano accompaniment paired with soaring vocal lines that are set to a broody text by Charles Baudelaire make this an ideal piece to focus on ensemble artistry and to explore mental health in choral mélodie. Complete with an IPA pronunciation guide as well as word-for-word and poetic translations.

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CoverThanksgiver: A Child's Rhyme [level: Moderate]
Jean Belmont Ford | Joel Rinsema Kantorei Choral Series
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1736 | duration: c. 3’10 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: a cappella

Celebrated choral composer Jean Belmont Ford creates this new unaccompanied original work for advanced mixed ensembles with a message of strength and unconditional love. “Hold this thought when far away from those you love who cannot stay…” Powerful and poignant, this challenging work is unique and bold.

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CoverThe Light I Cannot See [level: Medium]
Brian A. Foy
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1752 | duration: c. 4'04 | price: $2.40
accompaniment: piano

“Play me the music I cannot hear…” A beautiful and heart-warming new piece about neurodiversity for Tenor-Bass ensembles with piano accompaniment. Written in the form of a conversation, this popular-song style choral work flows along with plenty of rhythmic interest and dissonant harmonies. As the piece goes on, the audience learns that the “light” being described represents the unseen value of those who are neurodivergent, and that we can work  through this disconnect in communication if we stand together, regardless of cognitive identities. 

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CoverWrite On My Heart [level: Medium]
David N. Childs
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1753 | duration: c. 4’52 | price: $2.70
accompaniment: piano

“Only you I choose among the entire world.” A gorgeous and timeless piece by David N. Childs for SATB choir with piano, set to a passionate and thought-provoking text by Rumi. Lush choral writing, interesting and soaring vocal lines for all, and a stunning piano accompaniment make this a must-sing for any advanced mixed choral ensemble.

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CoverBe the Sunlight [level: Easy]
Debra E. Stempien & Gregory H. Turner | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series
RELEASED: July 2023
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1731 | duration: 4'30 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: piano

A lovely new original by Stempien & Turner with many teachable moments. Melodic and lyrical with an accessible piano accompaniment and excellent ranges. With a heartwarming text, singable melody, and well-prepared harmonies, this piece is appropriate for treble choirs of all ages - from children’s choirs through college/community adult ensembles.

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CoverGaudeamus Hodie [level: Easy]
Victor C. Johnson
RELEASED: July 2023
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1741 | duration: c. 2’00 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: piano

Composer Victor Johnson has created a new concert opener with a fun, memorable melody and a joyful, accessible accompaniment. Translated as “Let’s Rejoice Today” with a combination of both Latin and English texts, this is full of teachable moments and makes for a great introduction to mixed-meter singing. With comfortable ranges for developing voices all choirs will feel and sound good singing this piece. Ideal for any concert or festival.

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CoverHigh Flight [level: Easy]
Laura Farnell
RELEASED: July 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1733 | duration: 3'26 | price: $2.70
accompaniment: piano

Inspiring and uplifting! An excellent concert closer or festival piece, also ideal for secondary school promotions/graduations. With accessible ranges and a fun piano accompaniment, developing mixed and treble choirs will soar..."With these wings I rise and fly!"  

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CoverHigh Flight [level: Easy]
Laura Farnell
RELEASED: July 2023
voicing: Two-Part (opt SSA) | catalog number: SBMP 1734 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: piano

Inspiring and uplifting! An excellent concert closer or festival piece, also ideal for secondary school promotions/graduations. With accessible ranges and a fun piano accompaniment, developing mixed and treble choirs will soar..."With these wings I rise and fly!" 

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CoverHodie [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud
RELEASED: July 2023
voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1738 | price: $2.70
accompaniment: piano

Now available for SAB choirs, this rhythmic and dramatic BEST SELLER is the perfect way to open or close your holiday concert. The traditional Latin text is given a perfectly crafted modern setting with optional body percussion and driving piano accompaniment. A short contrasting lyrical section and an optional descant that soars above the final statement bring breadth and sweep in a piece that will be a holiday highlight.

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CoverIt All Will Come Out Right [level: Easy]
Matt Carlson | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
RELEASED: July 2023
voicing: TB | catalog number: SBMP 1747 | duration: c. 3’20 | price: $2.40
accompaniment: piano

A comforting new piece for Tenor-Bass choirs with piano accompaniment. With speech-driven rhythms and a rhythmic piano part, this feel-good piece is enjoyable for singers and audiences alike. Written in mostly two-parts throughout, with some occasional splits, this is highly accessible and very singable! Great for Tenor-Bass choirs of all ages. 

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CoverMay Wind (Set Me Free) [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud
RELEASED: July 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1745 | duration: c. 3:17 | price: $2.70
accompaniment: piano

Narverud’s setting of this evocative Sara Teasdale poem tells a story about how experiencing nature and music can inspire deep love and happiness. Soaring vocal lines combined with rich, dissonant harmonies and a rocking piano accompaniment make this a powerful piece that will resonate with choirs of all ages. The duple-against-triple patterns represent the conflict between Love and Stubbornness, which ultimately ends with the triplet pattern (Stubbornness) surrendering to Love (duple pattern) for a beautiful, empowering ending — “Love: Set Me Free!”

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CoverSing Unto the Sky [level: Medium]
Karen Marrolli | Kyle Pederson Choral Series
RELEASED: July 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1742 | duration: c. 3'00 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: Hand Drum

This bold and exciting new piece by composer Karen Marrolli was inspired by the wild beauty of the High Desert of New Mexico. The delicate relationship between resources and inhabitants in this area of the world highlights our responsibility to be good stewards of the Earth. The music begins simply and builds throughout, illustrating both a growing urgency and a growing and varied chorus of voices coming together to give thanks. SATB a cappella, with a hand drum, this hearty new work makes for an excellent concert/festival opener or processional. The composer provides opportunities in the score for optional solos/small groups, hand claps, and stomps.

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CoverThe Gift To Sing [level: Medium]
Coleman Peterson | Kyle Pederson Choral Series
RELEASED: July 2023
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1748 | duration: 3'05 | price: $2.70
accompaniment: piano

Treble choirs of all ages will love singing this new pop-choral style piece by young composer Coleman Peterson. With speech-driven rhythms, a driving piano accompaniment, and a stellar text about being grateful to have the opportunity to sing, this one’s a show-stopper! 

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CoverWait With Me [level: Medium]
Coleman Peterson
RELEASED: July 2023
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1744 | duration: c. 3’55 | price: $2.50
accompaniment: a cappella

Powerful harmonies. Captivating lyrics. High school and college Tenor-Bass ensembles of all sizes will bond together singing this ballad and creed of true friendship. With glorious suspensions and modern parallel a cappella movement, this choral piece explores the promises we can make to the people we love -- that when life's storms set in, we'll be right at their side, waiting with them for the wind to stop howling and the sky to open.

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CoverWinter Lullaby (little Dear-my-Soul) [level: Medium]
Luke Flynn
RELEASED: July 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1737 | duration: c. 4'03 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: piano

A beautiful new lullaby for mixed choirs with piano accompaniment. Film and television composer Luke Flynn sets Eugene Field’s warm and cozy, feel-good poetry to a lyrical and timeless melody that SATB ensembles of all ages will love singing. Stunning and memorable!

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CoverWise Words [level: Medium]
Blake Henson | Cory Boulton Choral Series
RELEASED: July 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1729 | duration: c. 6'55 | price: $2.80
accompaniment: piano, violin

“Beauty is ours when we dare to see it.” A delightful new choral ballad, lilting with love and kindness, set to a fresh new text by poet Gerald Custer. With very little divisi in only the Soprano and Bass parts, this piece is highly accessible for mixed choirs of all ages and sizes. An important and powerful message with a supportive piano accompaniment and solo violin feature.

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FEATURED NEW RELEASE
I Dream A World
SATB
by Nancy Hill Cobb