A La Nanita Nana  

A La Nanita Nana

Ruth Elaine Schram

This hauntingly beautiful arrangement features a gentle lullaby feel and an interesting mixture of major and minor modes. The setting employs both English and Spanish lyrics and is suitable for both school and church use. (From the musical, It's Christmas Everywhere!—30/2360H).

 
 
Abschiedslied  

Abschiedslied

Gerald Custer

Gerald Custer presents one of the most well-known Brahms love songs in this sensitive scoring that retains the harmonic richness of the original. The strophic setting takes voice leading into careful consideration and highlights men and women separately and together.

 
 
African Noel  

African Noel

Victor C. Johnson

Limited ranges, repeated sections, and creative choral arranging ensure success with this Victor Johnson favorite. This long-time best seller features percussion parts for sticks, shaker, bongo or African drums, triangle, and tambourine to lend an exciting, rhythmic flavor.

 
 
All On a Silent Night  

All On a Silent Night

Becki Slagle Mayo

This beautiful arrangement pairs Silent Night with an original melody, lending a delightful ambiance to this beloved classic. The flowing piano and cello accompaniments enhance the lyrical melodies and rich harmonies. Very accessible for developing choirs, this selection is sure to be a holiday favorite perfect for school and church settings.

 
 
And This Shall Be for Music  

And This Shall Be for Music

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Mary Lynn delivers Stevenson's emotional message through the marriage of her memorable music to his artful text. Extremely expressive and complemented by luscious harmonies and a rich accompaniment, this absolutely lovely work will showcase a broad spectrum of choirs and age groups.

 
 
Battle Cry of Freedom  

Battle Cry of Freedom

John Ness Beck

Now available in an updated edition, the classic Battle Cry of Freedom is an inspiring, uplifting work for any patriotic occasion. Complete with a signature John Ness Beck ending, this piece offers optional parts for brass and percussion and makes for a thrilling concert closer.

 
 
Blessing  

Blessing

Gerald Custer

Gorgeous harmonic development and recurring Dona nobis pacem passages provide a satisfying foundation to the texture in this lovely choral benediction by Gerald Custer. The tightly woven fabric of Latin and original English text along with optional a cappella sections will surely captivate your choir.

 
 
The Choir Invisible  

The Choir Invisible

Carson Cooman

Bold musical lines and expansive harmonies distinguish Carson Cooman's powerful and introspective setting of a well-known George Eliot text. So shall I join the choir invisible whose music is the gladness of the world.

 
 
Colorado Trail  

Colorado Trail

Bryan Sharpe

This delightfully captivating arrangement of the popular American folk song features sensitive chord voicings and independent vocal nuances that create an intimate musical experience. It is equally effective as a full-choir feature or a pull-out quartet to highlight your finest singers.

 
 
Cool Moon  

Cool Moon

Richard A. Williamson

With limited horizontal movement in the vocal parts and no awkward melodic skips, Richard Williamson's Cool Moon offers an easy and effective introduction into contemporary a cappella singing. Soothing harmonies enhance this beautiful pairing of words and music.

 
 
Credo  

Credo

André J. Thomas

André Thomas balances full choral sounds with smaller soli sections in this invigorating, gospel-style setting of the standard Latin text. Exhilarating and uplifting, this stunning program closer premiered in Carnegie Hall in March of 2016. Our thanks to the St. Olaf choir, under the direction of Dr. Anton Armstrong, for this recording.

 
 
Deck the Hall  

Deck the Hall

Peter J. Durow

This solidly scored, unaccompanied setting of the Christmas standard is very musical and surprisingly easy to put together with its rich harmonic content and variety of choral textures.

 
 
Didn't It Rain?  

Didn't It Rain?

Erik Whitehill

What do you get when you take colorful vocal scoring and mix in handfuls of delicious chords, driving bass lines, and jazz piano writing? The answer is Erik Whitehill's treatment of the popular Noah and the Ark spiritual, an especially effective festival selection.

 
 
Don't You Weep, Don't You Mourn  

Don't You Weep, Don't You Mourn

Bryan Sharpe

Cool vocal jazz elements and a relaxed swing style bring the traditional African-American text to life in this fresh, original work. With independent parts and spontaneous twists and turns throughout, it would be equally effective programmed with full choir or with a smaller ensemble drawn from your best singers.

 
 
Forever Music  

Forever Music

Mark Hayes

Commissioned for the Kansas All-State Honor Choir, Forever Music speaks of music's power to uplift and heal. Perfect for Music in Our Schools Month, this emotionally charged celebration is equally effective in mass and single choir performances. Susan Bentall Boersma's lyrics contribute to its breathtaking beauty: O sing in language of the heart, sing more than just a sound. Sing from the depths of hope and love with words rich and profound, forever music.

 
 
Happiness Must Be Grown in One's Own Garden  

Happiness Must Be Grown in One's Own Garden

Peter J. Durow

This uplifting setting of a positive mantra often associated with Mary Engelbreit's artwork premiered with great rhythmic energy at Carnegie Hall in June 2015. The forward-moving rhythms and contemporary, open harmonies create a feeling of complete joy in this perfect concert or contest selection.

 
 
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing  

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Bryan Sharpe

This familiar Christmas song is mixed with fresh, contemporary harmony and subtle musical nuances to create a rhythmically charged adventure that will be the highlight of your holiday program.

 
 
Holiday Memories  

Holiday Memories

Stan Pethel

Familiar carol tunes fill this sprightly Christmas tune that pairs a compound meter melody with enchanting lyrics. This feel-good seasonal number is filled with staging opportunities that will add just the right note of cheer to a holiday program. I love those holiday memories, so special to my heart; the laughter we share with love in the air, oh, those holiday memories.

 
 
A Holiday Wish  

A Holiday Wish

Victor C. Johnson

This happy, tuneful greeting for the season includes the option to combine adult and children's voices to brighten any December concert. The vocal parts easily fall into place, and subtle quotes of Deck the Hall enhance the holiday mood.

 
 
I Plant You a Garden  

I Plant You a Garden

Greg Gilpin

I plant you a garden, an acre or more, that brightens and blesses what life holds in store. These words of caring, comfort, and encouragement join with gently flowing musical lines to create a lovely well-wishing work that is an effective programming choice for any moving on ceremony.

 
 
I Will Be the Light  

I Will Be the Light

Gerald Custer

Gerald Custer's solid choral writing and rich textures combine in this moving affirmation of our ability to achieve healing and peace in our time. I will be a light in the darkness, I will be a star in the sky; I will be a voice in the silence, I will be a cry.

 
 
In That Great Gittin' Up Mornin'  

In That Great Gittin' Up Mornin'

Mark Hayes

From Mark Hayes's popular Spirit Suite (45/1148R), this invigorating treatment of the spiritual standard features uplifting harmony and inventive accompaniment that supports the text and tune. Highlight an exceptional female voice with the optional soprano solo!

 
 
It's Christmas!  

It's Christmas!

Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi

This arrangement of the perennial Christmas classic is a joy to sing with its contemporary-sounding soft-rock treatment! Add to the celebratory spirit by using the optional synth-track accompaniment.

 
 
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho  

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

André J. Thomas

Experience André Thomas at his creative best with this energy-driven setting of the spiritual standard. Repeated material makes for easy memorization, allowing you to effectively showcase your singers in a vibrant program pleaser that incorporates a cool jazz piano accompaniment.

 
 
Journey On  

Journey On

Victor C. Johnson

Victor Johnson's Journey On pairs dramatic music with a timeless message of hope. For with strength of heart, weathering any storm, we will bravely go, forever journey on. The choral lines are well within the capabilities of any mixed choir, and the piano part is written to build confidence in performance.

 
 
Love Is Like the Risin' of the Sun  

Love Is Like the Risin' of the Sun

Lloyd Larson

Richly scored choral writing defines this sumptuous setting of a tender text, which incorporates splendid natural imagery to describe experiences of beauty and love to a child. With highly singable vocal lines that perfectly pair with the lyrics, this piece is an unforgettable experience for any concert setting.

 
 
Moses, Now Your People Are Free!  

Moses, Now Your People Are Free!

Cynthia Gray

This original spiritual tells the story of Moses and his people. The meaningful text and aggressive rhythmic structure create a memorable musical experience. Tons of fun!

 
 
Music Makes Me Feel Alive  

Music Makes Me Feel Alive

Mark Hayes

Mark Hayes's brilliant celebration of music's power to uplift, refresh, and recharge our lives is full of endless excitement and boundless vitality. A dynamic optional orchestration provides the effective backdrop for a scintillating Broadway sound in this perfect festival or concert opener.

 
 
My Banjo on My Knee  

My Banjo on My Knee

Larry Shackley

Include Camptown Races; Some Folks; Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair; Ring, Ring, de Banjo!; and Oh! Susanna in your next performance with this completely captivating four-minute celebration of musical Americana by Larry Shackley!

 
 
Non Nobis, Domine  

Non Nobis, Domine

Reuben A. Burrows

Reuben Burrows sets this well-loved Latin text in a lyrical and easy-to-teach SATB arrangement perfect for developing ensembles. A supportive yet contrasting piano accompaniment adds just the right touch to the musical fabric.

 
 
O Lux Beatissima  

O Lux Beatissima

Mark Patterson

Beautiful melodic lines convey the traditional Latin text in this artistic setting by Mark Patterson. The piece opens with a mood of awe and mystery created by handbells, piano, and layered vocals, and an artistic accompaniment supports the choral parts throughout. An ethereal descant complements the melody before the work draws to an ending of quiet splendor.

 
 
On the Wings of Song I Fly  

On the Wings of Song I Fly

Cynthia Gray

This lyrical Cynthia Gray original reflects on music's power to help us rise above the worry and stress of our lives and is a perfect choice for festival performance or Music In Our Schools Month. On the wings of song I fly, far above the churning sea; eyes wide open, hope as far as eye can see. Come, won’t you sing with me?

 
 
Pie Jesu  

Pie Jesu

Victor C. Johnson

This luscious and sensitive setting of the traditional Latin text exudes a gentle simplicity with soaring melodic lines and a fluid accompaniment. A pronunciation and translation guide is provided.

 
 
Remember  

Remember

Victor C. Johnson

Victor Johnson offers wonderful moments for expressive singing and artistic phrasing in Remember. Cascading sixteenth note motifs in the piano part and a rich harmonic palette unite the musical fabric and amplify the image-laden text. Then in a rising melody, the songs of earth called out to me…and music flowed from my heart again.

 
 
Rise  

Rise

Victor C. Johnson

This dynamic, invigorating, rhythmically charged expression of positivity is a powerful concert opener. It's the beat of our hearts, it's the gleam in our eyes. We will never give up, for we were meant to rise!

 
 
She Sings...  

She Sings…

Amy F. Bernon

Amy Bernon's haunting yet whimsical original selection tells of a child who loves to sing during the day while playing and at night cries for those who have never loved and for those who never sing. Its folk-like quality and contemplative ending enhance its emotional impact.

 
 
The Sound of the Trees  

The Sound of the Trees

Kathleen Ballantyne

This elegant setting of Robert Frost's poem gives the listener ample time to reflect upon the poet's classic message. Vocal lines freely intertwine with a thought-provoking, metaphorical text about balancing life's responsibilities with our human tendencies to wish for better things.

 
 
Think on Me  

Think on Me

Tom Fettke

Classic lines attributed to Mary, Queen of Scots appear in this elegant setting with contemplative harmonies and sensitively contoured melodic lines. Subtle changes in tempi and tonality parallel the rich, emotion-laden text and provide ample opportunity for expressive music making.

 
 
Three Choral Ayres  

Three Choral Ayres

Joseph Willcox Jenkins

The distinguished American composer Joseph Willcox Jenkins composed this classic set of engaging madrigals that includes three short movements designed to be performed as a single work. Full of choral color and compositional texture, this collection offers quality literature for the accomplished ensemble.

 
 
Trust  

Trust

Peter J. Durow

Peter Durow paired an inspiring text by Daniel Webster Davis with richly diverse musical textures in this stunning piece for mature voices that builds to a brilliant contrapuntal ending.

 
 
Upon a Wheel of Cloud  

Upon a Wheel of Cloud

J.D. Frizzell

A dazzling showpiece for mature ensembles, J.D. Frizzell's masterful choral writing frames a classic Emily Dickinson poem in a dramatic, rhythmically driven setting. Upon a Wheel of Cloud begins a cappella and develops into an intriguing, captivating interplay of vocal lines and piano.

 
 
Whatsoever Things...  

Whatsoever Things…

Patrick Roszell

Patrick Roszell sensitively set familiar lines from Philippians with an introspective original melody to create this arrangement suited to ensembles of all sizes. Whatsoever things bring love and cheer, virtue and peace, think on these things.

 
 
Winter Comes  

Winter Comes

John Ness Beck

John Ness Beck's iconic arrangement pairs a well-known carol tune with a descriptive text about the natural splendor of the landscape as the seasons change. The varied choral textures create musical interest and make this piece an evocative addition to any December concert.