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CoverHeartbeat [level: Medium]
Kyle Pederson: Bio and other works
RELEASED: January 2022
voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1657 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: piano and djembe (with optional bass drum)
INSTRUMENT PART: percussion - FREE Download

Following in the footsteps of his popular “Hands are Knockin’”, Kyle Pederson returns with another original containing a positive and uplifting message. With a fun and clever piano part and speech-driven rhythms in popular-song style, this piece contains a mixture of pop, gospel, and blues with a combination of new, original lyrics in English and traditional Shona text from South Africa. The djembe and optional bass drum parts are available as a free download on the SBMP website. A perfect concert closer, and ideal for festivals/combined choirs, this is sure to quickly become a new favorite.

performance by: SATB recording performed by Ithaca High School Concert Choir - Kristin Zaryski, director [© all rights reserved]

Order CLICK HERE: See and Hear the Complete Score or download a perusal copy: HERE

CLICK HERE: Read the Text or Poem
Before you say the thing you're thinking
to say, before you give the look you gave
yesterday, remember....he's got a

They and us, her and him,
you and me, we and them,
remember...all have a heartbeat.

Red or blue, black or white,
no matter who, just like you...
all have a heartbeat.

If you would turn your head and take a
good look, if you could stand in her shoes
right where she stood, you'd
remember....she's got a heartbeat.

All creeds, all shapes, all sizes,
none of these is what defines us,
but what binds us...
is in our heartbeat.

CLICK HERE: Choral Tracks (Practice made simple)

Heartbeat choral track bundle contains a part dominant track for each voice part, a balanced voices track, and an accompaniment track if the work is not a cappella (the accompaniment is also included with the part dominant and balanced voices track). Get more information and listen to samples HERE. Please note that the choral score is not included in the bundle and needs to be ordered separately.

Price: $49.99
(Each bundle is licensed to be used by up to 50 users)
Please adjust the quantity accordingly if you have more than 50 users.

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SATB version performed by the Traverse City Area Public Schools Vocal Music Department
East Middle School Chamber Choir (Andrew Schafer, Director)
West Middle School Madrigals (Emerick Dee, Director)

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Featured on the following reading sessions
2024 | Southwest Music Summer Exhibition High School Varsity Reading Session
2023 | National ACDA 2023 SBMP - New Releases for Middle & High School Choirs Reading Session
2023 | SD MEA - October26-28
2022 | North Central - 2022 ACDA of Minnesota Summer Dialogue Middle School/SAB/Three-Part Mixed Reading Session Reading Session

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Sean Barnette