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CoverA Nation’s Strength [level: Medium]
Zachary Moore

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

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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CoverCanticle of Love [level: Medium]
David N. Childs

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

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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CoverCompanioned [level: Medium]
Daniel Brinsmead | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

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

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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CoverGo Forth From This House [level: Medium]
Rob Swenson

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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CoverHutia te Rito [level: Medium]
arr, Zachary J. Moore | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

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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CoverLullaby for a King [level: Medium]
J. Edmund Hughes

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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CoverLunar Lullaby [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud

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

voicing: SATB - A B solos | catalog number: SBMP 1421 | price: $2.20
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. For an authentic performance view the Tuks Camerata performance on YouTube.

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CoverO magnum mysterium [level: Medium]
Kenneth L. DeJong

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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CoverOne Household, High and Low [level: Medium]
Andrew Maxfield | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

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

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

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

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. For an authentic performance, see the Tuks Camerata performance on YouTube.

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CoverSisi ni moja (We Are One) [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud | Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series

voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1439 | duration: 4:10 | price: $2.30
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. This BEST SELLER is great fun, a profound message, and an intriguing piece. See composer notes below for pronunciation.

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CoverThat Music Always Round Me [level: Medium]
David N. Childs

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1440 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

The poem of Walt Whitman comes to vivid life in this special composition. Dramatic throughout, this would be a glorious opener or closer for a concert.

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CoverTread Softly [level: Medium]
Connor J. Koppin | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

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

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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